Sebastian Koch

In his own way, actor Sebastian Koch is a historian; many of his most notable roles involved actual German historical figures or explored the war-ravaged country's painful history. A graduate of the famed Otto ... Read more »
Born: 05/30/1962 in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, DE

Filmography

Actor (33)

Homeland 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bridge of Spies 2015 (Movie)

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Take Down 2014 (Movie)

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The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden 2014 (Movie)

Heinz Wittmer (Voice)

The Keys to the Street 2014 (Movie)

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A Good Day to Die Hard 2013 (Movie)

Komarov (Actor)

Oktober November 2013 (Movie)

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Suspension of Disbelief 2013 (Movie)

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Albatross 2012 (Movie)

Jonathan (Actor)

God Loves Caviar 2012 (Movie)

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In The Shadow 2012 (Movie)

Zenke (Actor)

Camelot 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Weekend 2011 (Movie)

Jens Kessler (Actor)

Unknown 2011 (Movie)

Professor Bressler (Actor)

Effi Briest 2009 (Movie)

Baron Geert von Instetten (Actor)

In jeder Sekunde 2008 (Movie)

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Black Book 2007 (Movie)

Ludwig Muentze (Actor)

Das Verhor Des Harry Wind 2007 (Movie)

Harry Wind (Actor)

Rennschwein Rudi Russel 2 2007 (Movie)

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The Lives of Others 2006 (Movie)

Georg Dreyman (Actor)

The Tunnel 2005 (Movie)

Matthis Hiller (Actor)

Tödlicher Umweg 2004 (Movie)

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Amen 2003 (Movie)

Hoss (Actor)

Das Fliegende Klassenzimmer 2003 (Movie)

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Gloomy Sunday 2003 (Movie)

Eichbaum (Actor)

Napoleon 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Flirt 1996 (Movie)

Dick (Actor)

Two Harts in 3/4 Time 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

An Almost Perfect Affair 1994 (Movie)

Martin von Plath (Actor)

The Burning Snail 1994 (Movie)

Gerd (Actor)

Cosima's Lexikon 1991 (Movie)

Sven (Actor)

Transit 1991 (Movie)

Gehrardt (Actor)

The Shell Seekers (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

In his own way, actor Sebastian Koch is a historian; many of his most notable roles involved actual German historical figures or explored the war-ravaged country's painful history. A graduate of the famed Otto Falckenberg School of the Performing Arts, Koch appeared in numerous theater productions before making his TV debut in 1986 on the long-running German crime series "Tatort" (1970- ). After working steadily for nearly a decade, Koch gained notice with a trio of critically acclaimed performances: Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader in the TV docudrama "Todesspiel" (1997); kidnapped oil heir Richard Oetker in the TV docudrama "Dance with the Devil - The Kidnapping of Richard Oetker" (2001); and German novelist Klaus Mann in the TV mini-series "The Manns - Novel of a Century" (2001). Fluent in both French and German, Koch broke through to international audiences in the A&E cable mini-series "Napoléon" (2002), and found even more success with his roles in director Paul Verhoeven's WWII drama "Black Book" (2006) and the East German spy thriller "The Lives of Others" (2006). With his distinctive mix of intensity and melancholy, Koch is a charismatic presence on stage and screen.

Relationships

Paulina Koch

Daughter

Carice Van Houten Actor

Companion

EDUCATION

Otto Falckenberg School

1982 - 1985

Milestones

2013

Appeared opposite Bruce Willis as a villain in "A Good Day to Die Hard."

2006

Returned to the theater after a 12-year absence with a role in Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband."

2006

Starred in director Paul Verheoven's "Black Book"; met long-time girlfriend Carice van Houten.

2006

Cast as an East German playwright in the Oscar-winning "The Lives of Others."

2004

Landed the lead role in the German TV docudrama "Operation Valkyrie."

2002

Appeared alongside Gerard Depardieu, John Malkovich and Isabella Rossellini in the TV mini-series "Napoleon."

2001

Cast as German author Klaus Mann in the three-part German TV mini-series "The Manns - Novel of a Century."

2001

Landed breakthrough role as kidnapped oil heir Richard Oetker in the German made-for-TV movie "Dance with the Devil - The Kidnapping of Richard Oetker."

Bonus Trivia

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Was inspired by a local theater production in Stuttgart to switch from a career in music to acting.

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Has a daughter, Paulina, with renowned German journalist Birgit Keller.

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