Thomas Kretschmann

Thomas Kretschmann

Highest Rated: 100% The Windermere Children (2020)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Sep 8, 1962

Birthplace: Dessau, German Democratic Republic

There's one thing that actors don't like: being typecast. German actor Thomas Kretschmann had to dig himself out of that potential rut, having played a Nazi or Nazi sympathizer over 10 times in his career. Kretschmann, who was born on Sept. 8, 1962, took to the camera late, since he was actually training to be an Olympic swimmer first. Growing up in East Germany in the days before the Berlin Wall was torn down, he actually defected to West Germany and wound up losing part of a finger due to frostbite in the process; it was saved and reattached. After appearing in German movies and TV shows, he got his first Hollywood break appearing in "U-571" (2000) as a German submarine captain. After several more German TV movies, he appeared in a couple of campy North American TV shows where his Teutonic good looks were appreciated: the adventure series "Relic Hunter" (CTV1999-2002) with Tia Carrera and the thriller "V.I.P." (Syndication 1998-2002) with Pamela Anderson. His film career spanned an impressive range, from popcorn fare including the action hero franchise "Blade II" (2002) with Wesley Snipes and Peter Jackson's "King Kong" (2005) to more somber period fare like Roman Polanski's "The Pianist" (2002) and the Tom Cruise Nazi thriller "Valkyrie" (2008). He even had a voice role in the Pixar sequel "Cars 2" (2011). He became a regular feature on American television with his key role as Abraham Van Helsing on the atmospheric horror series "Dracula" (NBC 2013-).

Highest rated movies

The Windermere Children
A Taxi Driver
The Pianist
Transsiberian
Downfall
King Kong
Queen Margot
Separation City

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indiana Jones 5 Unknown (Character) - 2023
14% 29% American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally Joseph Goebbels (Character) - 2021
41% 57% Waiting for Anya Korporal (Character) - 2020
100% No Score Yet The Windermere Children Unknown (Character) - 2020
70% 84% Balloon Seidel (Character) $32.0K 2018
76% 70% Dragged Across Concrete Lorentz Vogelmann (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Discarnate Dr. Andre Mason (Character) - 2018
0% 20% Stratton Grigory Barovsky (Character) - 2017
62% 58% Jungle Karl (Character) - 2017
96% 90% A Taxi Driver Peter (Character) $1.5M 2017
No Score Yet 38% The Saint Rayt Marius (Character) - 2017
71% 62% Central Intelligence The Buyer (Character) $127.4M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emperor Jacob Fugger (Character) - 2016
8% 40% Hitman: Agent 47 Le Clerq (Character) $22.4M 2015
76% 83% Avengers: Age of Ultron Strucker (Character) $459.0M 2015
0% 12% United Passions Horst Dassler (Character) - 2014
17% 33% Plastic Marcel (Character) - 2014
83% 62% The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Friedrich Ritter (Voice) $247.2K 2014
50% 41% Stalingrad Peter Kahn (Character) $1.0M 2013
22% 39% Open Grave Lukas (Character) - 2013
14% 14% Argento's Dracula Dracula (Character) $3.1K 2012
28% 51% Resident Evil: Retribution Major Tom Cain (Voice) $42.3M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet What a Man Jens (Character) - 2011
67% 20% Hostel Part III Flemming (Character) - 2011
40% 49% Cars 2 Professor Z (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet 82% Jungle Child Vater Klaus Kuegler (Character) - 2011
19% 25% The Big Bang Det. Frizer (Character) - 2010
76% 74% The Young Victoria King Leopold (Character) $11.0M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Romy Harry Meyen (Character) - 2009
80% 31% Separation City Klaus Becker (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 38% In Tranzit Max (Character) - 2008
62% 65% Valkyrie Otto Ernst Remer (Character) $83.1M 2008
91% 65% Transsiberian Kolzak (Character) $2.2M 2008
71% 69% Wanted Cross (Character) $134.3M 2008
No Score Yet 76% Mogadischu Kapitän Jürgen Schumann (Character) - 2008
38% 26% Eichmann Adolf Eichmann (Character) - 2007
28% 53% Next Mr. Smith (Character) $18.0M 2007
No Score Yet 37% Grimm Love Oliver Hartwin (Character) - 2006
4% 54% The Celestine Prophecy Wil (Character) $1.0M 2006
No Score Yet 44% Butterfly---A Grimm Love Story Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II (Character) - 2005
84% 50% King Kong Kretschmann (Character) $218.1M 2005
No Score Yet 73% Schneeland (Snowland) Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 26% Frankenstein Victor Helios (Character) - 2004
90% 94% Downfall SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein (Character) $5.5M 2004
19% 60% Resident Evil: Apocalypse Major Cain (Character) - 2004
16% 61% Head in the Clouds Maj. Franz Bietrich (Character) $398.2K 2004
No Score Yet 45% In Enemy Hands 1st Watch Officer Ludwig Cremer (Character) - 2004
0% 24% SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Roscoe (Character) $9.1M 2004
43% 53% Immortal (Ad Vitam) Nikopol (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Father, Rua Alguem 5555 Hermann M. (Character) - 2003
95% 96% The Pianist Captain Wilm Hosenfeld (Character) $32.5M 2002
57% 68% Blade II Damaskinos (Character) $81.6M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Knights of the Quest Vanni delle Rondini (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kights of the Quest Vanni delle Rondini (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Sails Robert Fowler (Character) - 2000
67% 62% U-571 Kapitanlieutenant Wassner (Character) $77.1M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poison Johnny Krieger (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 79% Esther King Ahasuerus (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 22% Total Reality Commander Tunis (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 24% Prince Valiant Thagnar (Character) - 1997
77% 51% The Stendhal Syndrome Alfredo Grossi (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cuemaster Cristopher (Character) - 1996
82% 88% Queen Margot Nançay (Character) $11.3K 1994
No Score Yet 88% Stalingrad Lt. Hans von Witzland (Character) - 1992

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 43% Lore Inspector Georg Reingruber (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 89% Berlin Station Otto Ganz (Character) 2017
53% 75% Dracula Abraham Van Helsing (Character) 2013-2014
63% 62% The River Captain Kurt Brynildson (Character) 2012
41% 40% The Cape Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
80% 77% FlashForward Stefan Krieger (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008
95% No Score Yet Karen Sisco Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
87% 87% 24 Max (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 64% Relic Hunter Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000
33% No Score Yet Total Recall 2070 Unknown (Guest Star) 1999