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Jürgen Prochnow

Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1941, Jürgen Prochnow is a leading actor of the German stage and screen. He was memorable as the submarine captain in the gritty WW II film Das Boot (1981), which brought him to international prominence. He has since starred in many well-received European and Hollywood productions. See full bio »

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Das Boot
Das Boot Capt.-Lt. Henrich Lehmann-Willenbrock - Der Alte
The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code Andre Vernet
The English Patient
The English Patient Major Muller
Beverly Hills Cop II
Beverly Hills Cop II Maxwell Dent


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 2017/I Interference (completed)
Herr Ryser
 2017 Radegund (post-production)
Major Schlegel
 2017/I The Guardian Angel (announced)
Albert Klosser
 2017 Damascus Cover (completed)
Franz Ludin
 2017 Dengler (TV Series)
Dr. Schweikert
- Die schützende Hand (2017) ... Dr. Schweikert
 2017 Leanders letzte Reise
Eduard Leander
 1973-2016 Tatort (TV Series)
Kesting / Hans Rodenburg / Klaus Linder / ...
- Das Mädchen von gegenüber (1977) ... Klaus Linder
 2015 Die dunkle Seite des Mondes
Pius Ott
 2015/I Remember
Rudy Kurlander #4
 2015 Hitman: Agent 47
 2013 Die Kinder meiner Tochter (TV Movie)
Ernst Blessing
 2013 Ohne Gnade!
 2013 Company of Heroes (Video)
Luca Gruenewald
 2013 Ein schmaler Grat
Uwe Wolfmann
 2012 Luck (TV Series)
Racetrack Owner
- Ace Counters Smythe's Move with His Own (2012) ... Racetrack Owner (as Juergen Prochnow)
- Ace Pitches a Deal (2012) ... Racetrack Owner (as Juergen Prochnow)
 2012 Die Schuld der Erben (TV Movie)
Kurt Hanson
 2010 Amigo - Bei Ankunft Tod (TV Movie)
Fredo Kovacs
 2010 24 (TV Series)
Sergei Bazhaev
- Day 8: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (2010) ... Sergei Bazhaev (as Juergen Prochnow)
- Day 8: 12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. (2010) ... Sergei Bazhaev (as Juergen Prochnow)
- Day 8: 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (2010) ... Sergei Bazhaev (as Juergen Prochnow)
- Day 8: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (2010) ... Sergei Bazhaev (as Juergen Prochnow)
- Day 8: 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (2010) ... Sergei Bazhaev (as Juergen Prochnow)
 2009 Oko
Mr. Hooked
 2008 Hellboy: The Science of Evil (Video Game)
Herman von Klempt (voice)
 2008 Dark Sector (Video Game)
Yargo Mensik (voice)
 2007 Ohne einander (TV Movie)
 2006 Schröders wunderbare Welt
John Gregory
 2006 Beerfest
Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen (as Juergen Prochnow)
 2006 The Celestine Prophecy
Jensen (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 2003 The Poet
 2003 House of the Dead
Kirk (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 2002 Checkpoint
 2001/I The Elite
 2001 Jack the Dog
Klaus (as Juergen Prochnow)
 2000 Final Ascent (TV Movie)
 2000 The Last Stop
Fritz (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 2000 Padre Pio (TV Movie)
Visitatore / The Inquisitor
 2000 Poison (TV Movie)
Carl Krieger
 1999 Youri
 1999 Heaven's Fire (TV Movie)
Quentin Darby
 1999 Der blonde Affe (TV Movie)
Jan Vleuten
 1999 Esther (TV Movie)
 1998 Schuldig
 1998 Human Bomb (TV Movie)
Gerhardt Dach
 1998 The Replacement Killers
Michael Kogan (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1997 Air Force One
General Alexander Radek (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1997 Der Schrei der Liebe (TV Movie)
 1996 DNA (Video)
Dr. Carl Wessinger
 1996 On Dangerous Ground (TV Movie)
Carl Morgan
 1996 Sorellina e il principe del sogno (TV Movie)
Kurdok (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1996 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (TV Mini-Series)
Kaiser Wilhelm II
- Slaughter (1996) ... Kaiser Wilhelm II (voice)
- War Without End (1996) ... Kaiser Wilhelm II (voice)
- Total War (1996) ... Kaiser Wilhelm II (voice)
- Stalemate (1996) ... Kaiser Wilhelm II (voice)
- Explosion (1996) ... Kaiser Wilhelm II (voice)
 1995 Fesseln (TV Movie)
 1995 Judge Dredd
Judge Griffin (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1995 Tödliche Wahl (TV Series)
Alex Bronner
- Die Feindin (1995) ... Alex Bronner
- Das Opfer (1995) ... Alex Bronner
- Der Gegner (1995) ... Alex Bronner
 1994 Aventures dans le Grand Nord (TV Series)
Simon McQuarie
- L'honneur des grandes neiges (1994) ... Simon McQuarie
 1994 In the Mouth of Madness
Sutter Cane (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1994 Guns of Honor (TV Movie)
Jack Neumann
 1994 Trigger Fast
Jack Neumann
 1994 Lie Down with Lions (TV Movie)
 1993 Der Fall Lucona
Hans Strasser
 1993 The Fire Next Time (TV Mini-Series)
Larry Richter
 1993 Body of Evidence
Doctor Alan Paley (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1993 Die Wildnis
 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Woodsman (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1992 Hurricane Smith
Charlie Dowd
 1992 Jewels (TV Series)
Joachim von Mannheim
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Joachim von Mannheim
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Joachim von Mannheim
 1991 Robin Hood
Sir Miles Folcanet (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1990 The Schoolmaster
 1990 The Man Inside
Gunter Wallraff (as Jurgen Prochnov)
 1990 The Fourth War
Col. Valachev
 1989 A Dry White Season
Captain Stolz (as Jurgen Prochnow)
 1987 Terminus
Sir / Doctor / Yellow Truck's Driver
 1986 Killing Cars
Ralph Korda
 1985-1986 Das Boot (TV Mini-Series)
Der Alte
- In der Heimat (1986) ... Der Alte
- Auf Grund (1986) ... Der Alte
- Auf Suchkurs (1985) ... Der Alte
 1985 Der Bulle & das Mädchen
The Cop
 1984 Forbidden
Fritz Friedländer
 1983 Love Is Forever (TV Movie)
General Siegfried Kaplan
 1980 So weit das Auge reicht
Alexander Späh
 1980 Unter Verschluß (TV Movie)
 1979 Kotte (TV Movie)
Günther Kotte
 1977 Operation Ganymed
 1977 Die Konsequenz
Martin Kurath
 1976 Hans im Glück (TV Movie)
 1976 Schaurige Geschichten (TV Series)
- Taxi nach Hamburg (1976) ... Piet
 1976 Shirins Hochzeit (TV Movie)
 1976 Frauensiedlung (TV Movie)
 1975 The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
Ludwig Götten
 1974 Macbeth (TV Movie)
 1974 Einer von uns beiden
Bernd Ziegenhals
 1974 Die Verrohung des Franz Blum
Franz Blum
 1973 Tenderness of the Wolves
 1972 Auf Befehl erschossen - Die Brüder Sass, einst Berlins große Ganoven (TV Movie)
Franz Sass (as Juergen Prochnow)
 1972 Knast (TV Movie)
 1972 Alarm (TV Series)
 1972 The Merchant of Four Seasons
Mann am Stammtisch (uncredited)
 1972 Zoff
 1971 Leb wohl, Judas (TV Movie)
 1970 Unternehmer (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

1968-70 Attached to the Stadttheater Aachen (Germany) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jurgen Prochnov | Juergen Prochnow | Jurgen Prochnow


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Raised in Dusseldorf and initially pursued a banking career before devoting himself to acting. See more »

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