Falk Hentschel

Falk Hentschel was a German actor who broke out in the United States in early 2016 when he appeared as Carter Hall on the DC Comic series "Legends of Tomorrow" (The CW, 2016- ). Unlike most young American actors of his ... Read more »
Born: 04/26/1985 in Leipzig, DE

Filmography

Actor (13)

Legends Of Tomorrow 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Arrow 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Flash 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reckless 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Transcendence 2014 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Revenge 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

White House Down 2013 (Movie)

Motts (Actor)

StreetDance 2 2012 (Movie)

Ash (Actor)

NCIS: Los Angeles 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Knight and Day 2010 (Movie)

Bernhard (Actor)

The Closer 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Journeyman 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Falk Hentschel was a German actor who broke out in the United States in early 2016 when he appeared as Carter Hall on the DC Comic series "Legends of Tomorrow" (The CW, 2016- ). Unlike most young American actors of his generation, Hentschel had a rather trying first few years of his life. Having been born in Soviet occupied East Germany, he fled the communist country with his parents when he was still a very young boy. From there, Hentschel and his family lead a nomadic life, living in various places throughout the world as he learned to speak English, in addition to his native tongue of German. Having always harbored a desire to act, Hentschel's first brush with show business came in the early 2000s when he started appearing as a backup dancer for such big name pop stars as Britney Spears and Mariah Carey. His backup-dancing career had Hentschel traveling all around the world, but it was Hollywood, the creative hub of the movie business, where Hentschel longed to be. In 2003 he decided to take permanent residence in Los Angeles, thus allowing him more opportunities to audition for film and TV roles. He landed his first role as a guest star on the Fox comedy "Arrested Development" (2003-06; Netflix, 2013), and continued landing bit parts, mostly in short films, over the next few years. Then in 2010 he landed his first major acting role as an assassin in the Tom Cruise action flick "Knight and Day" (2010). With his acting career on the rise, Hentschel continued landing big budget movie roles in films like "White House Down" (2013) and "Transcendence" (2014), before appearing as the superhero Carter Hall, also known as Hawkman, on "The Flash" (The CW, 2014- ). Hentschel also played Hawkman on one episode of "Arrow" (The CW, 2012- ), before appearing as the superhero for a third time on The CW's "Legends of Tomorrow." Hentschel appeared in three episodes of the series, which premiered its first season in January 2016.

Milestones

2010

Appeared in the Tom Cruise action film "Knight and Day"

2005

Nabbed his first TV role on "Arrested Development"

Played Hawkman on "Legends of Tomorrow"

Bonus Trivia

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Prior to becoming a film and TV actor, Hentschel was a backup dancer for big name pop stars like Britney Spears and Mariah Carey.

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Hentschel escaped East Germany with his family less than a year before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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