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Wolfgang Preiss

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Biography

Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Born in Nuremberg on February 27, 1910, the son of a school teacher, well-known German actor Wolfgang Preiss started studying philsophy and theatre sciences alternately (including dance training) and made his stage debut in 1932 in Munich. He appeared in many theatres throughout his country in the 30s including Heidelberg, Bonn, Bremen, Stuttgart, Baden-Baden and Berlin. In early 40s films, WWII interrupted his output for a time, but, in a many, the war never left him, for he would continue playing war-time colonels, generals, and field marshals for the duration of his career. Read more...

Actor

Character: Col. Holl

Canaris 1954

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Character: Alfred Linder

...wie einst Lili Marleen 1956

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Character: Maj. Gen. Max Pemsel

The Longest Day 1962

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Character: Colonel Nordoff

The Counterfeit Traitor 1962

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Character: Lofquist

The Boys from Brazil 1978

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Character: Dr. Hahnefeld, Syndikus der Clausen-Werke

Vor Sonnenuntergang 1956

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Character: Direktor Abel

Der Kommissar 1969

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Character: Prof. Dr. S. Jordan / Peter Cornelius / Dr. Mabuse

The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse 1960

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Character: Capitaine Ebernach

Paris brûle-t-il? 1966

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Character: General Von Helmreich

The Rat Patrol 1966

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Character: Franz Tauber, Swiss businessman

The Formula 1980

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Character: Himself

Zwischenmahlzeit 1963

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Character: Baron Gottfried van Swieten

Vergeßt Mozart 1985

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Character: Major Von Klemment

Von Ryan's Express 1965

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Character: Oberleutnant Von Etzdorf

Die große Liebe 1942

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Character: Baron Kalb

Lafayette 1961

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Character: Conte Zighi

Fantasma d'amore 1981

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Character: U-Bootkommandant Lüttke

Haie und kleine Fische 1957

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