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Martin Held (1908–1992)


Martin Held was a leading German film actor of the 1950's and 60's. He attended school in Berlin and then worked for a while as a technician at Siemens. In 1929, he received a stipend to train for acting at the Berlin University of the Arts, graduating in 1931. He then performed at most of the leading theatres in Germany, often in classical roles.... See full bio »

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(age 83) in Berlin, Germany

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Deadly Decision Obergruppenfuehrer Heydrich
(1954)
Condemned to Sin Hugo Starosta
(1964)
The Captain from Köpenick Dr. Obermüller
(1956)
Fast ein Held Karl Küppes
(1967)

Filmography

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 1987 Derrick (TV Series)
Konsul Goos
- Mordfall Goos (1987) ... Konsul Goos
 1986 Was zu beweisen war (TV Movie)
Wilhelm Kaiser
 1983 Einmal Moskau und zurück (TV Movie)
N.M. Tschmutin
 1983 Der Raub der Sabinerinnen (TV Movie)
Prof. Martin Gollwitz
 1981 Niemandsland (TV Movie)
 1981 The Old Fox (TV Series)
Werner Martius
- Der Gärtner (1981) ... Werner Martius
 1978 The Pentecost Outing
Heinrich Johannsen
 1978 Unsere kleine Welt (TV Movie)
 1978 Niemandsland (TV Movie)
Hirst
 1977 Heinrich Zille (TV Movie)
Heinrich Zille
 1977 Unordnung und frühes Leid
Prof. Abel Cornelius
 1974 Unter einem Dach (TV Series)
Freeman
- Der Nobelpreisträger (1974) ... Freeman
 1974 Strychnin und saure Drops (TV Movie)
 1973 Eines langen Tages Reise in die Nacht (TV Movie)
James Tyrone
 1973 The Serpent
Lepke
 1972 Frohe Ostern (TV Movie)
Beno von Stürler
 1972 Main Thing Holidays
Professor Hebbel
 1972 Flint (TV Movie)
Ossian Flint
 1972 Der Kommissar (TV Series)
Herr Halonde
- Die Tote im Park (1972) ... Herr Halonde
 1971 Yvonne, Prinzessin von Burgund (TV Movie)
König Ignaz
 1970 Gentlemen in White Vests
Oberlandesgerichtsrat a. D. Herbert Zänker
 1969 Das letzte Band (TV Movie)
Krapp
 1969 Spion unter der Haube (TV Movie)
Chow-Chow
 1969 Rumpelstilz (TV Movie)
Viktor Leu - Gymnasialprofessor
 1969 Der Sturm (TV Movie)
Prospero
 1969 Dr. Fabian: Laughing Is the Best Medicine
Professor Dr. Dr. Felix Spalke
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Narrator
- Pitchi Poi (1967) ... Narrator (voice)
 1967 Fast ein Held
Karl Küppes
 1967 The Oldest Profession
Edouard (segment "Belle époque, La")
 1967 Die Mission (TV Movie)
Professor Heinrich von Benda
 1966 Long Legs, Long Fingers
Baron Holberg
 1966 Gespenster (TV Movie)
Pastor Manders
 1966 Spätsommer (TV Movie)
Röbbe Klingenbarg
 1965 Die Hose (TV Movie)
Theobald Maske
 1965 Michael Kramer (TV Movie)
Michael Kramer
 1964 Condemned to Sin
Hugo Starosta
 1963 Das große Liebesspiel
Rektor
 1963 Endspurt (TV Movie)
Sam Kinsale mit 80 Jahren
 1963 A Nearly Decent Girl
Robert Steckler
 1963 Eine rote Rose (TV Short)
 1963 Liebe will gelernt sein
Mylius
 1962 Black-White-Red Four Poster
Friedrich de Wehrt
 1962 Terror After Midnight
Charles Elgin
 1962 Der Walzer der Toreros (TV Movie)
General
 1961 The Dream of Lieschen Mueller
Dr. Schmidt
 1961 Frau Cheneys Ende
Charles
 1961 The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi
Frédéric René Saint-Claude
 1960 The Last Witness
Direktor Werner Rameil
 1960 Bumerang
Hauptkommissar Stern
 1959 Roses for the Prosecutor
Oberstaatsanwalt Dr. Wilhelm Schramm
 1959 My Daughter Patricia
Heinz Roland, Apotheker
 1958 A Glass of Water (TV Movie)
Lord Bolingbroke
 1958 Wet Asphalt
Cesar Boyd
 1957 Der Fuchs von Paris
Gen. Quade
 1957 Banktresor 713
Herbert Burkhardt
 1957 Ein besserer Herr (TV Movie)
Möbius
 1956 Spy for Germany
Erich Gimpel
 1956 Friederike von Barring
Falkenstein
 1956 The Captain from Köpenick
Dr. Obermüller
 1956 Before Sundown
Erich Klamroth
 1955 Alibi
Dr. Kurt Overbeck
 1955 Die Schule der Väter (TV Movie)
 1955 Der Biberpelz (TV Movie)
Amtsvorsteher von Wehrhahn
 1954 Deadly Decision
Obergruppenfuehrer Heydrich
 1952 Heimweh nach dir
Direktor Petermann
 1951 Dark Eyes
Alexander Grabner
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Carl Zuckmayer's play, "The Captain of Kopenick", Samuel Beckett's play, "Krapp's Last Tape", and Friedrich Schiller's play, "Intrigue and Love", in a Schiller Theatre of West Germany production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Carl Raddatz, Klaus Herm, Helmut Wildt and Gerd Böckmann in the cast. ... See more »
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Trivia:

Father of actor Maximilian Held.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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