Udo Kier

Actor, Cook
This German-born leading man and character player has acted successfully in American and European productions, working with a number of important directors including his lifelong friend Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The ... Read more »
Born: 10/14/1944 in Germany

Filmography

Actor (125)

Golan the Insatiable 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Justice League 2001 - 2004, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Nash Bridges 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2004, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

SeaQuest DSV 1993 - 1999, 2001 - 2004, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Editor 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Forbidden Room 2015 (Movie)

Count Yugh / The Butler / The Dead Father / Guard / Pharmacist (Actor)

The Sentinel 1995 - 1999, 2001 - 2004, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jargo 2014 (Movie)

Jargo's Father (Actor)

Pray for Morning 2014 (Movie)

Edouard Leopold Edu (Actor)

The Drop 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Three Shake-a-Leg Steps to Heaven 2014 (Movie)

Edouard Mullendorf (Actor)

Beethoven's Treasure Tail 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Beware the Batman 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Nymphomaniac: Volume I 2013 (Movie)

Waiter (Actor)

90 Minuten - Das Berlin Projekt 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Iron Sky - We come in Peace 2012 (Movie)

Wolfgang Höss (Actor)

Keyhole 2012 (Movie)

Dr. Lemke (Actor)

UFO In Her Eyes 2012 (Movie)

Steve Frost (Actor)

Der Himmel hat 4 Ecken 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

House of Boys 2011 (Movie)

Madame (Actor)

Melancholia 2011 (Movie)

Wedding Planner (Actor)

Das leben ist zu lang 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Metropia 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Ivan Bahn (Actor)

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done 2009 (Movie)

Lee Meyers (Actor)

Fall Down Dead 2008 (Movie)

The Picasso Killer (Actor)

Mother of Tears 2008 (Movie)

Padre Johannes (Actor)

Children of Wax 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Halloween 2007 (Movie)

Morgan Walker (Actor)

Holly 2007 (Movie)

Klaus (Actor)

Lulu and Jimi 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pars: Kiraz Operasyonu 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tell 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Simple Love Story 2006 (Movie)

Spryo Apos (Actor)

Bloodrayne 2006 (Movie)

Regal Monk (Actor)

Headspace 2006 (Movie)

Rev. Karl Hartman (Actor)

Manderlay 2006 (Movie)

Mr. Kirspe (Actor)

Evil Eyes 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Modigliani 2005 (Movie)

Max Jacob (Actor)

One More Round 2005 (Movie)

Lance Wallace (Actor)

Dogville 2004 (Movie)

The Man in the Coat (Actor)

Love Object 2004 (Movie)

Radley (Actor)

Surviving Christmas 2004 (Movie)

Heinrich (Actor)

Thirty Days Until I'm Famous 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Jesus the Driver 2003 (Movie)

Udo (Actor)

Medea 2003 (Movie)

Jason (Actor)

One Point 0 2003 (Movie)

Derrick (Actor)

Adventures of Pinocchio II 2002 (Movie)

Lorenzini (Actor)

All the Queen's Men 2002 (Movie)

General Landsdorf (Actor)

Auf Herz und Nieren 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Invincible 2002 (Movie)

Count Helldorf (Actor)

Nina Hagen = Punk + Glory 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Pigs Will Fly 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

River Phoenix 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

V.I.P. 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

feardotcom 2002 (Movie)

Polidori (Actor)

Die Gottesanbeterin 2001 (Movie)

Julius (Actor)

Megiddo: Omega Code 2 2001 (Movie)

The Guardian (Actor)

Revelation (Cyclops Vision / Romulus) 2001 (Movie)

The Grand Master (Actor)

The Last Minute 2001 (Movie)

Nazi Photographer (Actor)

Dancer in the Dark 2000 (Movie)

Doctor Porkorny (Actor)

Ice 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Just One Night 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Red Letters 2000 (Movie)

George Kessler (Actor)

Shadow of the Vampire 2000 (Movie)

Albin Grau--Producer/Art Director (Actor)

Spy Games 2000 (Movie)

Ivan Bliniak (Actor)

Besat 1999 (Movie)

Vincent Monreau (Actor)

Citizens of Perpetual Indulgence 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

End of Days 1999 (Movie)

Head Priest (Actor)

Modern Vampires 1999 (Movie)

Vincent (Actor)

The Debtors 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Armageddon 1998 (Movie)

Psychologist (Actor)

Betty 1998 (Movie)

Vincent Lord (Actor)

Blade 1998 (Movie)

Dragonetti (Actor)

Prince Valiant 1998 (Movie)

Sligon (Actor)

The Kingdom II 1998 (Movie)

Little Brother--Aage Kruger (Actor)

Lea 1997 (Movie)

Block (Actor)

Simon Says 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The End of Violence 1997 (Movie)

Zoltan (Actor)

There's No Fish Food in Heaven 1997 (Movie)

Tennant (Actor)

Barb Wire 1996 (Movie)

Curly (Actor)

Breaking the Waves 1996 (Movie)

Man on the Trawler (Actor)

The Adventures of Pinocchio 1996 (Movie)

Lorenzini (Actor)

The Duke of Groove 1996 (Movie)

Earl (Actor)

Andy Warhol's Frankenstein 1995 (Movie)

Frankenstein (Actor)

Die Gebruder Skladanowsky 1995 (Movie)

Max Skladanowsky (Actor)

Johnny Mnemonic 1995 (Movie)

Ralfi (Actor)

The Kingdom 1995 (Movie)

Aage Kruger (Actor)

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 1994 (Movie)

Camp (Actor)

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 1994 (Movie)

Commercial Director (Actor)

Rotwang 1994 (Movie)

Arthur Eigenrauch (Actor)

Terror 2000 1994 (Movie)

Jablo (Actor)

The Slit 1994 (Movie)

UN General Werner Brenner (Actor)

For Love Or Money 1993 (Movie)

Mr Himmelman (Actor)

Josh and S.A.M. 1993 (Movie)

Tanning Salon Manager (Actor)

Paradise Framed 1993 (Movie)

Colonel Hardy (Actor)

Plotzlich und unerwartet 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Zentropa 1992 (Movie)

Lawrence Hartmann (Actor)

My Own Private Idaho 1991 (Movie)

Hans (Actor)

Bolwieser 1989 (Movie)

Schafftaler (Actor)

Die Dritte Generation 1989 (Movie)

Edgar Gast (Actor)

Lili Marleen 1989 (Movie)

Drewitz (Actor)

Lola 1989 (Movie)

2nd Waiter (Actor)

Verfuhrung: Die Grausame Frau 1989 (Movie)

Gregor--Wanda's Ex-Lover (Actor)

Epidemic 1987 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Der Unbesiegbare 1984 (Movie)

Argon (Actor)

Pankow '95 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Docteur Jekyll et les femmes 1980 (Movie)

Dr Henry Jekyll (Actor)

Berlin Alexanderplatz 1979 (Movie)

Young Man in Nightclub (Actor)

Lulu 1979 (Movie)

Jack the Ripper (Actor)

Das Fuenfte Gebot 1978 (Movie)

Peter Duemmel (Actor)

Flocons d'Or 1977 (Movie)

Franzl (Actor)

Suspiria 1977 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Blood For Dracula 1975 (Movie)

Dracula (Actor)

Expose 1975 (Movie)

Paul Martin (Actor)

Histoire d'O 1974 (Movie)

Rene (Actor)

Spermula 1974 (Movie)

Werner (Actor)

The Salzburg Connection 1971 (Movie)

Spy (Actor)

Borgia (Tv Show)

Actor

Final Run (TV Show)

Actor

Jack Reed: Badge of Honor (TV Show)

Actor

Killer Deal (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

My Own Private Idaho 1991 (Movie)

(Song)
Producer (1)

Fall Down Dead 2008 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Production Management (1)

Bolwieser 1989 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Biography

This German-born leading man and character player has acted successfully in American and European productions, working with a number of important directors including his lifelong friend Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The blond, one-time boyishly handsome Kier made his US feature debut as a neo-Nazi spy in the forgettable "The Salzburg Connection" (1972) and then played title roles in "Andy Warhol's Frankenstein" (1973) and "Blood For Dracula" (1974) both directed by Paul Morrissey. He was cast as the sadistic lover Rene in "The Story of O" (1975) and had a cameo in horror master Dario Argento's "Suspiria" (1976).

Milestones

2011

Reteamed with Von Trier in the apocalyptic drama "Melancholia"

2009

Landed a featured role in "My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done" opposite Michael Shannon

2007

Appeared in Rob Zombie's remake of horror classic "Halloween"

2007

Appeared in the drama "Holly," about child trafficking in Cambodia

2006

Cast in "Manderlay," the second film in Trier's U.S.A. trilogy, starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Danny Glover, and Willem Dafoe

2006

Cast in the big-screen version of the popular video game "BloodRayne"

2005

Cast in "Modigliani," starring Andy Garcia as Amedeo Modigliani, who had a bitter rivalry with Pablo Picasso

2004

Had a small role in Lars von Trier's "Dogville"

2000

Co-starred as producer and art director Albin Grau in "Shadow of the Vampire"

2000

Made cameo appearance as a doctor in Lars von Trier's "Dancer in the Dark"

1997

Reprised role in von Trier's sequel "The Kingdom II"

1996

Cast as a sadistic sailor in von Trier's breakthrough drama "Breaking the Waves"

1994

Had featured role in von Trier's TV drama "The Kingdom"

1993

US TV debut, "Jack Reed: Badge of Honor"

1992

Was featured in photographs published in Madonna's book "Sex"

1991

Co-starred in von Trier's "Zentropa/Europa"

1991

Settled in the U.S.

1991

Acted in "My Own Private Idaho," directed by Gus Van Sant; first film with Keanu Reeves

1987

First collaboration with Lars von Trier, the TV-movie "Medea"; played Jason

1981

Acted in Fassbinder's "Lola"

1981

Offered interpretation of the title role of Dr. Jekyll in "Dr. Jekyll and His Women"; dubbed into English for U.S. release

1980

Portrayed Jack the Ripper in Walerian Borowczyk's "Lulu"

1980

Had role in Fassbinder's epic TV drama "Berlin Alexanderplatz"

1978

First of five appearances in a Rainer Werner Fassbinder film, "Bolwieser/The Stationmaster's Wife"; originally made for television

1976

Cast by Dario Argento in supporting role, "Suspira"; because of technical difficulties voice was dubbed

1975

Performed in the controversial "The Story of O"

1973

Landed title roles Morrissey-directed "Flesh for Frankenstein" and "Blood for Dracula," ostensibly produced under the aegis of Andy Warhol

1972

U.S. feature acting debut, "The Salzburg Connection"

1969

Acted in the controversial "Mark of the Devil"

1966

Made screen debut in small role in "The Road to St. Tropez"

1962

Moved to Great Britain at age 18 (date approximate)

Met Rainer Werner Fassbinder in the Cologne gay scene and the two teenagers became fast friends and lovers

Met Paul Morrissey on an airplane

Bonus Trivia

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Kier was the godfather of one of filmmaker Lars von Trier's children.

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Kier was cast in von Trier's film "Dimension," which was shot over a 30-year period and scheduled for release in 2024.

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