Jurgen Prochnow

Actor, Director, Apprenticed at bank
The ruggedly handsome, severe-looking German-born actor Jurgen Prochnow first achieved notice in his homeland for his work in "Die Verrohung des Franz Blum/The Brutalization of Franz Blum" (1974) and in "The Lost Honor ... Read more »
Born: 06/10/1941 in Berlin, DE

Filmography

Actor (77)

Die dunkle Seite des Mondes 2016 (Movie)

Pius Ott (Actor)

Remember 2016 (Movie)

Rudy Kurlander #4 (Actor)

Hitman: Agent 47 2015 (Movie)

Tobias (Actor)

Sinners and Saints 2011 (Movie)

Rykin (Actor)

24 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS: Los Angeles 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

La Conjura de el Escorial 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nanking 2007 (Movie)

John Rabe (Actor)

Primeval 2007 (Movie)

Jacob Krieg (Actor)

Schroeder's Wonderful World 2007 (Movie)

John Gregory (Actor)

Beerfest 2006 (Movie)

Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen (Actor)

The Celestine Prophecy 2006 (Movie)

Jenson (Actor)

The Da Vinci Code 2006 (Movie)

Andre Vernet (Actor)

Baltic Storm 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The House of the Dead 2003 (Movie)

Kirk (Actor)

The Poet 2003 (Movie)

Inspector Vashon (Actor)

Heart of America: Homeroom 2002 (Movie)

Harold Lewis (Actor)

Jack the Dog 2002 (Movie)

Klaus (Actor)

Dark Asylum 2001 (Movie)

Dr Fallon (Actor)

Esther 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Gunblast Vodka 2001 (Movie)

Sasha Rublov (Actor)

Last Run 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ripper 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Elite 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wing Commander 1999 (Movie)

Gerald (Actor)

The Human Bomb 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Stop 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Replacement Killers 1998 (Movie)

Michael Kogan (Actor)

Air Force One 1997 (Movie)

General Alexander Radek (Actor)

DNA 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fall 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jack Higgins' On Dangerous Ground 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The English Patient 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

In the Mouth of Madness 1995 (Movie)

Sutter Cane (Actor)

Judge Dredd 1995 (Movie)

Judge Griffin (Actor)

Body of Evidence 1993 (Movie)

Dr Alan Paley (Actor)

Danielle Steel's 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Floating Outfit: Trigger Fast 1993 (Movie)

Jack Neumann (Actor)

Hurricane Smith 1992 (Movie)

Charlie Dowd (Actor)

Interceptor 1992 (Movie)

Phillips (Actor)

The Last Border 1992 (Movie)

Duke (Actor)

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 1992 (Movie)

Woodman (Actor)

Robin Hood 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Skipper - Bloody Atlantic 1991 (Movie)

Skipper (Actor)

The Fourth War 1990 (Movie)

Colonel Valachev (Actor)

The Man Inside 1990 (Movie)

Gunther Walraff (Actor)

A Dry White Season 1989 (Movie)

Captain Stolz (Actor)

The Schoolmaster 1988 (Movie)

Rozinsky (Actor)

The Seventh Sign 1988 (Movie)

The Boarder (Actor)

Beverly Hills Cop II 1987 (Movie)

Maxwell Dent (Actor)

Devil's Paradise 1987 (Movie)

Escher (Actor)

Terminus 1987 (Movie)

The Doctor/Driver of "Little Brother"/ Monsieur (Actor)

Der Bulle und das Madchen 1984 (Movie)

Cop (Actor)

Dune 1984 (Movie)

Duke Leto Atreides (Actor)

Killing Cars 1984 (Movie)

Ralph Korda (Actor)

Das Boot 1982 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

The Keep 1982 (Movie)

Woermann (Actor)

Comeback 1981 (Movie)

General Siegfried Kapler (Actor)

Krieg und Frieden 1981 (Movie)

(Actor)

Soweit das Auge reicht 1979 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Unter Verschluss 1978 (Movie)

Dr Volker Schwartz (Actor)

The Consequence 1976 (Movie)

Martin Kurath (Actor)

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum 1974 (Movie)

Ludwig Gotten (Actor)

Die Verrohung des Franz Blum 1973 (Movie)

Franz Blum (Actor)

Einer von uns Beiden 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Zartlichkeit der Wolfe 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Zoff 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Final Ascent (TV Show)

Actor

Forbidden (TV Show)

Actor

Heaven's Fire (TV Show)

Actor

Lie Down With Lions (TV Show)

Actor

Love Is Forever (TV Show)

Actor

See Arnold Run (TV Show)

Actor

The Fire Next Time (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

The ruggedly handsome, severe-looking German-born actor Jurgen Prochnow first achieved notice in his homeland for his work in "Die Verrohung des Franz Blum/The Brutalization of Franz Blum" (1974) and in "The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum" (1975), co-directed by Volker Schlondorff and Margarethe Von Trotta. But it was as the captain of the ill-fated submarine in Wolfgang Petersen's gripping WWII drama "Das Boot" (1981) that his career really took flight, earning him international recognition. Since his US film debut in "Comeback" (1982), Prochnow has tackled a steady diet of supporting characters, often humorless men of German extraction such as his sinister Captain Stolz in "A Dry White Season (1989) and the brutal Nazi interrogator in Anthony Minghella's Oscar-winning "The English Patient" (1996).

Relationships

Dieter Prochnow

Brother
born c. 1939

EDUCATION

Volkswanschule

attended for three years

Milestones

2006

Cast in Ron Howard's big-screen adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code"

2005

Portrayed Arnold Schwarzenegger in the TV movie "See Arnold Run"

2003

Cast in Uwe Boll's horror "House of the Dead"

2001

Acted in the thriller "Dark Asylum"

1998

Cast opposite Chow Yun-Fat in "The Replacement Killers"

1997

Reteamed with Wolfgang Petersen for cameo role in "Air Force One", starring Harrison Ford

1996

Had cameo role as a merciless German interrogator in Anthony Minghella's Academy Award-winning "The English Patient"

1995

Appeared in "Judge Dredd" opposite Sylvester Stallone

1995

Portrayed Sutter Cane in John Carpenter's "In the Mouth of Madness"

1992

Reunited with David Lynch for "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me", the prequal to the television series

1989

Toured Germany in a production of Arthur Miller's "The Price"

1989

Appeared as the sinister policeman Captain Stolz, a rigid advocate of apartheid, in "A Dry White Season"

1988

Portrayed supernatural boarder in "The Seventh Sign", starring Demi Moore

1987

Played villainous Maxwell Dent in wildly popular "Beverly Hills Cop II", starring Eddie Murphy

1985

Starred opposite Candice Bergen in the CBS TV drama "Murder: By Reason of Insanity"

1984

Acted the role of Duke Leto Atreides in David Lynch's "Dune"

1983

US TV debut, "Love is Forever"

1982

US film debut in "Comeback"

1981

Breakthrough screen role as the captain in Wolfgang Petersen's Oscar-nominated "Das Boot"; began receiving offers of work from outside Germany

1975

Appeared in Volker Schlondorff's and Margarete Von Trotta's widely-seen "The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum"

1974

Achieved first German screen success in "Die Verrohung des Franz Blum/The Brutalization of Franz Blum"

1970

Screen acting debut in "Zoff"

1969

First collaboration with Wolfgang Petersen, the TV series "Harbor at the Rhine River"

1964

Work in theaters throughout Germany (dates approximate)

Began acting with amateur company at age 13

Bonus Trivia

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About his expereience filming "Das Boot": "I was empty in the end. It was the strongest experience I ever had with a production. It took everything out of me, everything went into the character."

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