Josef Sommer

Actor
Sturdy, stage-trained character actor who made his debut as the district attorney in "Dirty Harry" (1971) and went on to lend solid support to a number of excellent productions, including "The Front" (1976), "Reds" ... Read more »
Born: 06/26/1934 in Germany

Filmography

Actor (89)

Stop-Loss 2008 (Movie)

Senator Orton Worrell (Actor)

The Elephant King 2008 (Movie)

Bill Hunt (Actor)

The Invasion 2007 (Movie)

Dr. Henryk Belicec (Actor)

The West Wing 1999 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 (Movie)

The President (Actor)

Without A Trace 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sum of All Fears 2002 (Movie)

Senator Jessup (Actor)

Ally McBeal 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Early Edition 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Providence 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1996 - 1997, 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shaft 2000 (Movie)

Curt Fleming (Actor)

The Family Man 2000 (Movie)

Lassiter (Actor)

The Next Best Thing 2000 (Movie)

Richard Whittaker (Actor)

The Hunt For the Unicorn Killer 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Patch Adams 1998 (Movie)

Dr Eaton (Actor)

Searching for Paradise 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Proposition 1998 (Movie)

Father Dryer (Actor)

The Chamber 1996 (Movie)

Phelps Bowen (Actor)

Don't Drink the Water 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Kansas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Moonlight and Valentino 1995 (Movie)

Thomas Trager (Actor)

Strange Days 1995 (Movie)

Palmer Strickland (Actor)

Assault at West Point 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Cultivating Charlie 1994 (Movie)

Prescott Putney (Actor)

Nobody's Fool 1994 (Movie)

Clive Peoples, Jr (Actor)

The Enemy Within 1994 (Movie)

Secretary of Defense Potter (Actor)

Hostages 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Malice 1993 (Movie)

Lester Adams (Actor)

Shadows and Fog 1992 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

The Last Ferry Home 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mighty Ducks 1992 (Movie)

Gerald Ducksworth (Actor)

Hamlet 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Spy Games 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Under Cover 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Under Cover 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

When Will I Be Loved? 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Bloodhounds of Broadway 1989 (Movie)

Waldo Winchester (Actor)

Chances Are 1989 (Movie)

Judge Fenwick (Actor)

Forced March 1989 (Movie)

Richard Kline (Actor)

Dracula's Widow 1988 (Movie)

Lieutenant Lannon (Actor)

Fires of the Mind 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Narrator

Hothouse 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rosary Murders 1987 (Movie)

Lieutenant Koznicki (Actor)

The Wide Net 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Brotherly Love 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

D.A.R.Y.L. 1985 (Movie)

Dr Jeffrey Stewart (Actor)

Target 1985 (Movie)

Barney Taber (Actor)

Witness 1985 (Movie)

Deputy Commissioner Schaeffer (Actor)

Agatha Christie's "Sparkling Cyanide" 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Iceman 1984 (Movie)

Whitman (Actor)

Silkwood 1983 (Movie)

Max Richter (Actor)

Hanky Panky 1982 (Movie)

Adrian Pruitt (Actor)

Independence Day 1982 (Movie)

Sam Taylor (Actor)

Saigon - Year of the Cat 1982 (Movie)

Jack Ockham (Actor)

Sophie's Choice 1982 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Still of the Night 1982 (Movie)

George Bynum (Actor)

Absence of Malice 1981 (Movie)

McAdam (Actor)

Reds 1981 (Movie)

State Department Official (Actor)

Rollover 1981 (Movie)

Roy Lefcourt (Actor)

Hide in Plain Sight 1980 (Movie)

Jason R Reid (Actor)

The Scarlet Letter 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Oliver's Story 1978 (Movie)

Dr Dienhart (Actor)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 (Movie)

Larry Butler (Actor)

The Adams Chronicles 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Pleasantville 1975 (Movie)

Ralph Brody (Actor)

Enemies 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Man on a Swing 1974 (Movie)

Pete Russell (Actor)

Dirty Harry 1971 (Movie)

Rothko (Actor)

A Special Friendship (TV Show)

Actor

A Woman Named Jackie (TV Show)

Actor

An American Story (TV Show)

Actor

Before the Storm (TV Show)

Actor

Bridge to Silence (TV Show)

Actor

Citizen Cohn (TV Show)

Actor

Doctor Franken (TV Show)

Actor

Hidden in America (TV Show)

Actor

Letter to My Killer (TV Show)

Actor

Mistrial (TV Show)

Actor

Money, Power, Murder (TV Show)

Actor

The Betty Ford Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Henderson Monster (TV Show)

Actor

Too Far to Go (TV Show)

Actor

Valley Forge (TV Show)

Actor

Yuri Nosenko, KGB (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Sturdy, stage-trained character actor who made his debut as the district attorney in "Dirty Harry" (1971) and went on to lend solid support to a number of excellent productions, including "The Front" (1976), "Reds" (1981), "Silkwood" (1983) and "Witness" (1985).

Relationships

Elisebeth Sommer

Mother

Maria Sommer

Daughter

Clemons Sommer

Father

EDUCATION

studied at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, CT, 1962-64

Carnegie Institute of Technology

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 1957
school renamed Carnegie-Mellon University

Milestones

1970

Screen debut, "Dirty Harry"

1969

Broadway debut, "Othello"

1942

Stage debut, "Watch on the Rhine" with Carolina Playmakers, Chapel Hill, NC

Served in US Army

Appeared regularly with Seattle Repertory Theatre

Bonus Trivia

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He was awarded a Fullbright Grant to study professional theater in Germany from 1960-61.

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