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

In Her Name
The Lives of Others Bridge of Spies
The Tunnel
Gloomy Sunday
Never Look Away
Black Book
Effi Briest




77% 87% Never Look Away Professor Carl Seeband (Character) $1.3M 2018
46% 46% Bel Canto Messner (Character) $79.9K 2018
100% 91% 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% 62% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Heinz Wittmer (Voice) $247.2K 2014
15% 40% A Good Day to Die Hard Komarov (Character) $67.3M 2013
No Score Yet 50% October November Andreas (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Shadow Zenke (Character) - 2012
13% 29% Suspension of Disbelief Martin (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 44% God Loves Caviar Varvakis (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Weekend Jens Kessler (Character) - 2012
54% 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
76% 87% Black Book Ludwig Muntze (Character) $4.4M 2006
92% 96% The Lives of Others Georg Dreyman (Character) $11.3M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shell Seekers Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 65% Operation Valkyrie Oberst Claus Graf Schenk v. Stauffenberg (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Philipp (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 94% 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


No Score Yet 77% The Defeated Dr. Herrmann Gladow der Engelmacher (Character) 2020
85% 86% Homeland Otto During (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sea Wolf Wolf Larsen (Character) 2012