Sebastian Koch

Sebastian Koch

Highest Rated: 100% In Her Name (2016)

Lowest Rated: 13% Suspension of Disbelief (2012)

Birthday: May 31, 1962

Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

In his own way, actor Sebastian Koch is a historian; many of his most notable roles involved actual German historical figures or explored the war-ravaged country's painful history. A graduate of the famed Otto Falckenberg School of the Performing Arts, Koch appeared in numerous theater productions before making his TV debut in 1986 on the long-running German crime series "Tatort" (1970- ). After working steadily for nearly a decade, Koch gained notice with a trio of critically acclaimed performances: Red Army Faction leader Andreas Baader in the TV docudrama "Todesspiel" (1997); kidnapped oil heir Richard Oetker in the TV docudrama "Dance with the Devil - The Kidnapping of Richard Oetker" (2001); and German novelist Klaus Mann in the TV mini-series "The Manns - Novel of a Century" (2001). Fluent in both French and German, Koch broke through to international audiences in the A&E cable mini-series "Napoléon" (2002), and found even more success with his roles in director Paul Verhoeven's WWII drama "Black Book" (2006) and the East German spy thriller "The Lives of Others" (2006). With his distinctive mix of intensity and melancholy, Koch is a charismatic presence on stage and screen.


Highest Rated Movies



47% 45% Bel Canto Messner (Character) $79.9K 2018
77% 87% Never Look Away Professor Carl Seeband (Character) $1.3M 2018
100% 92% In Her Name Dieter Krombach (Character) - 2016
20% 28% Billionaire Ransom Bobby Hartmann (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 67% Fog in August Dr. Werner Veithausen (Character) - 2016
67% 72% The Danish Girl Warnekros (Character) $11.1M 2015
90% 87% Bridge of Spies Wolfgang Vogel (Character) $72.3M 2015
83% 63% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Heinz Wittmer (Voice) $247.2K 2014
No Score Yet 50% October November Andreas (Character) - 2013
14% 40% A Good Day to Die Hard Komarov (Character) $67.3M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Shadow Zenke (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 43% God Loves Caviar Varvakis (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 20% The Weekend Jens Kessler (Character) - 2012
13% 29% Suspension of Disbelief Martin (Character) - 2012
52% 39% Albatross Jonathan (Character) - 2011
55% 55% Unknown Professor Bressler (Character) $63.7M 2011
73% 72% Effi Briest Geert von Instetten (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 50% At Any Second Dr. Hans Frick (Character) - 2008
93% 96% The Lives of Others Georg Dreyman (Character) $11.3M 2006
76% 87% Black Book Ludwig Muntze (Character) $4.4M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shell Seekers Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Philipp (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 65% Operation Valkyrie Oberst Claus Graf Schenk v. Stauffenberg (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 100% The Flying Classroom Robert "Nichtraucher" Uthofft (Character) - 2003
84% 91% The Tunnel Matthis Hiller (Character) $10.9K 2001
84% 92% Gloomy Sunday Obersturmbannführer Eichbaum (Character) $223.8K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret of the Black Buddha Max/Nick (Character) - 2000


85% 85% Homeland Otto During (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sea Wolf Wolf Larsen (Character) 2012


Komarov says: Goddamn Americans. You think you're so smart.

John McClane says: Not that smart. I'm just on vacation.

Alik says: No more games! Where is the file!?

Alik says: No more games! Where is the file?

Komarov says: [Shoots Alik in the head] ...That's none of your concern.

Komarov says: That's none of your concern.

Komorov says: You know what I hate about Americans? Everything. Especially cowboys.

Georg Dreyman says: The state office for statistics on Hans-Beimler street counts everything; knows everything: how many pairs of shoes I buy a year: 2.3, how many books I read a year: 3.2 and how many students graduate with perfect marks: 6,347. But there's one statistic that isn't collected there, perhaps because such numbers cause even paper-pushers pain: and that is the suicide rate.