Josef Sommer

Josef Sommer

Highest Rated: 93% Witness (1985)

Lowest Rated: 11% The Proposition (1998)

Birthday: Jun 26, 1934

Birthplace: Greifswald, Germany

Sturdy, stage-trained character actor who made his debut as the district attorney in "Dirty Harry" (1971) and went on to lend solid support to a number of excellent productions, including "The Front" (1976), "Reds" (1981), "Silkwood" (1983) and "Witness" (1985).

Highest rated movies

Witness
Nobody's Fool
Absence of Malice
Rollover
Silkwood
The Front
Searching for Paradise
Shaft

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
19% 40% The Invasion Dr. Henryk Belicec (Character) $15.1M 2007
18% 64% The Elephant King Bill Hunt (Character) - 2006
71% 33% Searching for Paradise Carl Greenslate (Character) - 2002
59% 49% The Sum of All Fears Senator Jessup (Character) $118.5M 2002
53% 67% The Family Man Lassiter (Character) $75.8M 2000
67% 41% Shaft Curt Fleming (Character) $70.3M 2000
19% 36% The Next Best Thing Richard Whittaker (Character) $15.0M 2000
11% 51% The Proposition Father Dryer (Character) $121.9K 1998
22% 73% Patch Adams Dr. Eaton (Character) $135.0M 1998
No Score Yet 69% Hidden in America Edward Millerton (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 6% Mistrial Nick Mirsky (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kansas Joseph "Joe" Farley (Character) - 1995
15% 51% Moonlight and Valentino Thomas Trager (Character) $2.1M 1995
66% 73% Strange Days Palmer Strickland (Character) $7.3M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to My Killer Martin Prescott (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 34% The Enemy Within Defence Secretary Charles Potter (Character) - 1994
91% 81% Nobody's Fool Clive Peoples, Jr. (Character) $38.3M 1994
No Score Yet 27% Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker Col. Morrow (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cultivating Charlie Prescott Putney (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 67% Hostages Tom Sutherland (Character) - 1993
57% 46% Malice Atty. Lester Adams (Character) $46.0M 1993
No Score Yet 60% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: The Winds of Change Woodrow Wilson (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 66% Citizen Cohn Albert Cohn (Character) - 1992
52% 55% Shadows and Fog Priest (Character) $2.4M 1992
21% 65% The Mighty Ducks Mr. Gerald Ducksworth (Character) $50.7M 1992
No Score Yet 78% An American Story Henry Meade (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Cover Stewart Merriman (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Will I Be Loved? Martin Ransil (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 56% Bridge to Silence Al Duffield (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forced March Father (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 23% Bloodhounds of Broadway Waldo Winchester (Character) $25.8K 1989
67% 65% Chances Are Judge Fenwick (Character) $15.7M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Money, Power, Murder Jack Finley (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 24% Dracula's Widow Lannon (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 36% The Rosary Murders Lieutenant Koznicki (Character) $1.7M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Betty Ford Story President Gerald Ford (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yuri Nosenko, KGB James Angleton (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brotherly Love Mr. Rafferty (Character) - 1985
53% 54% D.A.R.Y.L. Dr. Jeffrey Stewart (Character) - 1985
67% 35% Target Taber (Character) $9.0M 1985
93% 80% Witness Chief Paul Schaeffer (Character) $65.3M 1985
No Score Yet 48% Iceman Whitman (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 62% Independence Day Sam Taylor (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 38% Agatha Christie's Sparkling Cyanide George Barton (Character) - 1983
76% 78% Silkwood Max Richter (Character) - 1983
63% 48% Still of the Night George Bynum (Character) - 1982
40% 31% Hanky Panky Adrian Pruitt (Character) - 1982
78% 85% Sophie's Choice Narrator - 1982
78% 33% Rollover Roy Lefcourt (Character) - 1981
81% 63% Absence of Malice McAdam (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Henderson Monster Dr. Martin Grossman (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctor Franken Mr. Parker (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Far to Go Henry (Character) - 1979
29% 24% Oliver's Story Dr. Dienhart (Character) - 1978
72% 74% The Front Committee Chairman (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 17% Man on a Swing Pete Russell (Character) - 1974

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Providence Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1996 2000
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Patrick Rumsey (Guest Star) 2000
88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
77% 74% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1989