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Til Kiwe (Jan Heinrich Tilman Kiver)

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Biography

Aachen, Germany
Til Kiwe did in real life what several actors played in The Great Escape. Kiwe was a German paratrooper officer, captured in North Africa in 1943, who made several escape attempts from an American POW camp in Colorado. Once, having dyed his uniform with brown vegetable juice, he made it as far as St Louis by train before being recaptured. After the war he became a German actor in movies and TV. He was also an anthropologist who made several expeditions to Polynesia and SouthAmerica. Read more...

Actor

Character: SS-Offizier #2

La vache et le prisonnier 1959

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Character: Capt. Helmuth Lang

The Longest Day 1962

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Character: Medal Shop Proprietor

The Odessa File 1974

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Character: Knight of the Iron Cross

The Bridge 1959

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