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


Actor (127)

The Debtors 2016 (Movie)


Golan the Insatiable 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)


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


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


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


The Editor 2015 (Movie)


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)


Jargo 2014 (Movie)

Jargo's Father (Actor)

The Drop 2014 (Movie)


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

Edouard Mullendorf (Actor)

Zero 2014 (Movie)


Beethoven's Treasure Tail 2013 (Movie)


Beware the Batman 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)


Nymphomaniac: Volume I 2013 (Movie)

Waiter (Actor)

90 Minuten - Das Berlin Projekt 2012 (Movie)


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)


House of Boys 2011 (Movie)

Madame (Actor)

Melancholia 2011 (Movie)

Wedding Planner (Actor)

Das leben ist zu lang 2010 (Movie)


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)


Halloween 2007 (Movie)

Morgan Walker (Actor)

Holly 2007 (Movie)

Klaus (Actor)

Lulu and Jimi 2007 (Movie)


Pars: Kiraz Operasyonu 2007 (Movie)


Tell 2007 (Movie)


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)


Masters of Horror 2005 (Tv Show)


Modigliani 2005 (Movie)

Max Jacob (Actor)

One More Round 2005 (Movie)

Lance Wallace (Actor)

Pray for Morning 2005 (Movie)

Edouard Leopold Edu (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)


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)


Invincible 2002 (Movie)

Count Helldorf (Actor)

Nina Hagen = Punk + Glory 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Pigs Will Fly 2002 (Movie)


River Phoenix 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


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


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)


Just One Night 2000 (Movie)


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)


End of Days 1999 (Movie)

Head Priest (Actor)

Modern Vampires 1999 (Movie)

Vincent (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)


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)


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)


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)


Final Run (TV Show)


Jack Reed: Badge of Honor (TV Show)


Killer Deal (TV Show)

Producer (1)

Fall Down Dead 2008 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Production Management (1)

Bolwieser 1989 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)
Music (1)

My Own Private Idaho 1991 (Movie)



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).



Co-starred in "The Forbidden Room"


Played Rauchensteiner on the TV mini-series "Altes Geld"


Voiced the role of Mr. Toad on the animated series "Beware the Batman"


Co-starred in the action sci-fi film "Iron Sky"


Reteamed with Von Trier in the apocalyptic drama "Melancholia"


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Settled in the U.S.


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


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


Acted in Fassbinder's "Lola"


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


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


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


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


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


Performed in the controversial "The Story of O"


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


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


Acted in the controversial "Mark of the Devil"


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


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


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


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


"I've never been to acting school because I have different view of it: talent is something you cannot learn, no one can tell you how to have talent, you can only be taught technique." - from Interview, 2015