Peter van Eyck

Peter van Eyck

Highest Rated: 100% Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Lowest Rated: 40% Shalako (1968)

Birthday: Jul 16, 1913

Birthplace: Steinwehr, Germany

Peter van Eyck was a German-born musician-turned-actor whose film career in the United States was bookended by work throughout Europe. With Hitler's ascendance in the early 1930s, van Eyck left Germany to play piano in London, Paris, Cuba, and eventually New York, where he also was a composer and worked for Irving Berlin. Legendary director and fellow ex-pat Billy Wilder helped van Eyck find radio work, and a screen test, which led to van Eyck's role in the 1943 drama "The Moon is Down"; Wilder himself also cast van Eyck as a lieutenant in the war thriller "Five Graves to Cairo" that same year. But van Eyck's best film work came in Europe, post-World War II. When not cast as a Nazi or similarly evil fascist types, he appeared in such standout projects as the French-Italian epic thriller "The Wages of Fear," which starred French icon Yves Montand, and "The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse," a 1960 mystery made by Fritz Lang, another celebrated European ex-pat. In 1965, van Eyck had a supporting part in the Academy Award-nominated U.K. thriller "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold," an English-speaking role which he followed with parts in a series of French, Spanish, and Italian-language films. Among van Eyck's much shorter list of television credits, he appeared in an episode of the anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," and, toward the end of his life and career, as Doctor Raboux children's classic, "Heidi," in 1968.van Eyck passed way from sepsis at age 57

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet 58% The Bridge at Remagen Gen. Von Brock (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Code Name: Red Roses Colonel Kerr (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assignment to Kill Walter Green (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 86% Heidi Dr. Reboux (Character) - 1968
40% 28% Shalako Frederick Von Hallstatt (Character) - 1968
87% 82% The Spy Who Came in From the Cold Hans-Dieter Mundt (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Season for Spies Kramer / Jack Haskins (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Requiem for a Secret Agent Oscar Rubeck (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Alibi for Death Günther Rohn (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Mabuse vs. Scotland Yard Major Bill Tern (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mystery of Thug Island Captain McPherson (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Death Ray Mirror of Dr. Mabuse Maj. Bob Anders (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Imperfect Angel Unknown (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Station Six-Sahara Kramer (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Riverline Der Reiher (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet And So to Bed Chef (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brain Dr. Peter Corrie (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The World in My Pocket Bleck (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law of War Capitano Paul (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Justice Unknown (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Whole Truth Unknown (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil's Agent Georg Droste (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse Henry B. Travers (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 89% The Rest Is Silence Paul Claudius (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebel Flight to Cuba Pink Roberti (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Chapel Golder (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 70% The Snorkel Paul Decker (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indecent Alexandre (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Glass Tower John Lawrence (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet There's Always a Price Tag Eric Fréminger (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everybody Wants to Kill Me Cyril Gad (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 25% Run for the Sun Dr. Van Anders (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rawhide Years Andre Boucher (Character) - 1956
100% 78% Attack! SS Captain (Character) - 1956
74% 81% Mr. Arkadin Thaddeus (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan's Hidden Jungle Dr. Celliers (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jump Into Hell Lt. Heinrich Heldman (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flesh and Desire Mathias Valdès (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 18% A Bullet for Joey Eric Hartman (Character) - 1955
100% 95% The Wages of Fear Bimba (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 71% Address Unknown Heinrich Schulz (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Confession Hafner (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 80% The Moon Is Down Lt. Tonder (Character) - 1943
100% 80% Five Graves to Cairo Lt. Schwegler (Character) - 1943

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1956

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