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Marcel Hillaire (Erwin Ottmar Hiller)

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Biography

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Another of a group of scene-stealing character actors who came to the fore during the early years of television, Marcel built a 40-year long career in Hollywood playing the archetypal French gendarme, maitre d' or small time crook. In fact, the balding, steely-eyed little actor was born Erwin Ottmar Hiller, son of music journalist and opera singer Paul Hiller, in Cologne, Germany. He appeared there on stage under the name Harry Furster in order to disguise his Jewish ancestry, but was eventually put in jail by the Nazis, somehow escaped, making his way to America. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Jenny's Husband - 'Butler'

North to Alaska 1960

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Character: Duc di Salins

Seven Thieves 1960

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Character: Giuseppe - Maitre d'

The Wheeler Dealers 1963

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Character: Police Capt. Deveraux

Murderers' Row 1966

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Character: Mayor Gaston Lou

Monkeys, Go Home! 1967

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Character: Fritz - Director

Take the Money and Run 1969

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Character: Maximilian de Brouget

I Spy 1965

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Character: Maurice Duveaux

The Dick Powell Theatre 1961

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Character: Lavignon

The Rogues 1964

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Character: Gendarme Sergeant

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964

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Character: The Casino Manager

The Phil Silvers Show 1955

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Character: Daddy Miklos

Rosetti and Ryan 1977

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Character: Andre Dufy

77 Sunset Strip 1958

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Character: Inspector LeBlanc

McCloud 1970

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Character: Dieter Heinlander

Amerika 1987

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Character: Himself

Beethoven's Hair 2005

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Character: The Barber, M. Guillaume

Thriller 1960

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Character: Janville

12 O'Clock High 1964

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Character: Boudaire

The Time Tunnel 1966

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