Paul Freeman

Actor, Advertising professional, Substitute teacher
This handsome and professorial stage-trained actor is best known to American audiences for his often "hissable" portrayals of duplicitous Germans, Russians and other suspiciously refined Europeans. Freeeman earned a ... Read more »
Born: 01/18/1943 in London, England, GB


Actor (57)

High Strung 2016 (Movie)

Kramrovksy (Actor)

Da Vinci's Demons 2015 (Tv Show)


Secrets & Lies 2015 (Tv Show)


A Fantastic Fear Of Everything 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Friedkin (Actor)

Getaway 2013 (Movie)

The Man (Actor)

The Bible 2013 (Tv Show)


Centurion 2010 (Movie)

Governor Agricola (Actor)

Hot Fuzz 2007 (Movie)

Reverend Philip Shooter (Actor)

The Feast of the Goat 2006 (Movie)

Agustin Cabral (Actor)

George and the Dragon 2005 (Movie)

Sir Robert (Actor)

Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius 2004 (Movie)

Angus (Actor)

Morlang 2004 (Movie)

Julius Morlang (Actor)

ER 1998, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)


The Remorseful Day 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


Erich Segal's Only Love 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Double Team 1997 (Movie)

Goldsmythe (Actor)

Samson and Delilah 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


Smoke Wrings 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)


The Final Cut 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)


The Horseman on the Roof 1996 (Movie)

Laurent de Theus (Actor)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: the Movie 1995 (Movie)

Ivan Ooze (Actor)

Squillo 1995 (Movie)

Marco (Actor)

The Sum of Us 1995 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Just Like a Woman 1994 (Movie)

Miles Millichamp (Actor)

Viper 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)


Aces: Iron Eagle III 1992 (Movie)

Kleiss (Actor)

Double Edge 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


Eminent Domain 1991 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Falcon Crest 1981 - 1990 (TV Show)


May Wine 1990 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

The Last Island 1990 (Movie)


Twist of Fate 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)


A World Apart 1988 (Movie)

Kruger (Actor)

Prisoner of Rio 1988 (Movie)

Ronald Biggs (Actor)

Without A Clue 1988 (Movie)

Professor Moriarty (Actor)

Shanghai Surprise 1986 (Movie)

Walter Faraday (Actor)

Sins 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)


An Unsuitable Job For a Woman 1985 (Movie)

James Callender (Actor)

Fluchtpunk Berlin 1982 (Movie)

Nicholas (Actor)

Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 (Movie)

Belloq (Actor)

The Sender 1981 (Movie)

Dr Denman (Actor)

Who Dares Wins 1981 (Movie)

Sir Richard (Actor)

Death of a Princess 1979 (Movie)

Christopher Ryder (Actor)

The Dogs of War 1979 (Movie)

Derek (Actor)

The Long Good Friday 1979 (Movie)

Colin (Actor)

Magic Moments (TV Show)


Return to Eden (TV Show)


Sakharov (TV Show)


The Devil's Arithmetic (TV Show)


The Hollow Crown (Tv Show)


Twist of Fate (Movie)

Mittendorf (Actor)
Producer (1)

Sorry, Wrong Number (Movie)



This handsome and professorial stage-trained actor is best known to American audiences for his often "hissable" portrayals of duplicitous Germans, Russians and other suspiciously refined Europeans. Freeeman earned a small footnote in Hollywood history playing Rene Belloq, the suave but treacherous French archeologist rival of Harrison Ford's Dr. Indiana Jones, in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981). Primetime soap buffs also may remember him as Gustav Reibmann, head of the shadowy international syndicate The Cartel, who was exceptionally vicious in his attempts to find wartime Nazi booty on "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1984-85). Freeman embodied slime of another sort as Ivan Ooze, the monstrous villain of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie" (1995). Though the film was a box-office success, Freeman's heavy make-up made him all but unrecognizable.


Lucy Belize Freeman


Maggie Freeman

met Freeman on location in Belize when they were both appearing in "The Dogs of War" (1980)


University of London

received a general teacher's degree

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England
attended on a grant



Portrayed the villainous Ivan Ooze in the kiddie hit "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie"


US TV series debut, joined the cast of the hit primetime soap "Falcon Crest" as the vicious international criminal Gustav Riebmann


Played his most celebrated role, Belloq, a French archeologist rival of Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones, in George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's adventure classic "Raiders of the Lost Ark"


TV acting debut, portrayed the narrator/reporter in the controversial British docudrama, "Death of a Princess", about the execution of a Saudi princess and her lover for adultery


Feature acting debut, a supporting role in the British gangster film "The Long Good Friday"


Invited to join Britain's National Theatre to appear in David Hare's "Plenty"

Became an understudy and soon began appearing in small roles at the Royal Court Theatre in London

Began working in repertory in England and Scotlamnd

Worked in advertising in England

Toured with "Norman, Is That You?"

In the early 1970s, became a founding member of Joint Stock, a radical theater group, appearing in such productions as David Hare's "Fanshen" and Howard Brenton's "Epsom Downs"

Appeared on the London stage in "Art"

Appeared in several TV plays made for Granada Television

Worked again for producer George Lucas in two installments of "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"

Played Shylock at London's Young Vic Theatre

Worked sporadically as a substitute teacher

Participated in an amateur theater group

Played one of his first roles, Starman, in Sam Shepard's "Tooth of Crime"

Bonus Trivia


Not to be confused with the Paul Freeman who has produced two of the "Halloween" sequels.