Helmut Griem (1932–2004)

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Helmut Griem was born on April 6, 1932 in Hamburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Cabaret (1972), The Damned (1969) and Fabrik der Offiziere (1960). He was married to Helga Koehler. He died on November 19, 2004 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. See full bio »

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Known For

Cabaret Maximilian von Heune
The Damned Aschenbach
Fabrik der Offiziere Oberleutnant Krafft
The Clown Hans Schnier


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 2004 Liebe auf Bewährung (TV Movie)
Albert Tieck
 2003 Love, Lies, Passions (TV Series)
Maximilian Fox
- Stunde der Entscheidung (2003) ... Maximilian Fox
- Das Komplott (2003) ... Maximilian Fox
- Die Überraschung (2003) ... Maximilian Fox
 2002 SK Kölsch (TV Series)
Willi Haller
- Altes Eisen (2002) ... Willi Haller
 2001 Tides of Change (TV Movie)
Colonnello Greisberg
 2001 Death Train to the Pacific (TV Movie)
 2000 Das Traumschiff (TV Series)
Herbert Ernst
- Olympia 2000 (2000) ... Herbert Ernst
 2000 Der Mörder in dir (TV Movie)
Günther Lehmann
 2000 Lourdes (TV Movie)
Auguste La Fontaine
 2000 Der letzte Zeuge (TV Series)
Karl Axer
- Familienbande (2000) ... Karl Axer
 1999 Die Stunde des Löwen (TV Movie)
Professor Winterfeld
 1997 Koerbers Akte: Tödliches Ultimatum (TV Movie)
 1997 Anwalt Abel (TV Series)
- Das schmutzige Dutzend (1997) ... Senftleben
 1997 The Lost Daughter (TV Movie)
Rolf Sutter
 1996 Der gefälschte sommer (TV Movie)
 1996 Brennendes Herz
Gustav Regler
 1995 Die Grube (TV Movie)
Helmuth Groscurth
 1994 Endloser Abschied (TV Movie)
 1994 Missus (TV Movie)
Monsignor Kastner
 1994 1945 (TV Movie)
Public prosecutor
 1994 Charlemagne (TV Mini Series)
- L'empereur (1994) ... Widukind
- Le roi (1994) ... Widukind
 1991 Detective Extralarge (TV Series)
- Magia nera (1991) ... Coleman
 1990 Landläufiger Tod (TV Movie)
 1990 Shooting Stars
 1990 The Plot to Kill Hitler (TV Movie)
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
 1989 Hard Days, Hard Nights
 1989 About That Strange Girl
Ugo De Magistris
 1989 Onkel Wanja (TV Movie)
Michael Lwowitsch Astrow
 1987 Troilus und Cressida (TV Movie)
 1986 The Second Victory
Karl Fischer
 1986 Peter the Great (TV Mini Series)
Alexander Menshikov
- Part IV (1986) ... Alexander Menshikov
- Part III (1986) ... Alexander Menshikov
- Part II (1986) ... Alexander Menshikov
- Part I (1986) ... Alexander Menshikov
 1984 The Devil's Lieutenant (TV Movie)
Judge Advocate Kunze
 1982 The Passerby
Michel Wiener
 1982 Les affinités électives (TV Movie)
Edouard Otto
 1982 La trappola originale (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Benno
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... Benno
 1982 The Magic Mountain
James Tienappel
 1982 Versuchung (TV Movie)
 1981 Stachel im Fleisch
 1981 Malou
 1980 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
- Genesis & Catastrophe (1980) ... Alois
 1980 Kaltgestellt
Lehrer Brasch
 1979 Die Hamburger Krankheit
 1979 Breakthrough
Maj. von Stransky
 1978 The Meetings of Anna
Heinrich Schneider
 1978 Black Sun
Willi Mohr
 1978 The Glass Cell
Phillip Braun
 1976 Voyage of the Damned
Otto Schiendick
 1976 The Desert of the Tartars
Lieutenant Simeon
 1976 The Clown
Hans Schnier
 1975 Es fängt ganz harmlos an (TV Movie)
Dieter Schwarz
 1975 Children of Rage
Dr. David Shalom
 1973 Ludwig
 1972 Morals of Ruth Halbfass
Franz Vogelsang
 1972 Cabaret
Maximilian von Heune
 1970 Peter und der Wolf (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1970 The McKenzie Break
Kapitän zur See Willi Schluetter
 1969 The Damned
 1968 Bel Ami (TV Movie)
Georges Duroy
 1967 Die Eintrittskarte (TV Series)
 1967 Blick von der Brücke (TV Movie)
 1967 Liebe für Liebe (TV Movie)
 1966 Die Ballade von Peckham Rye (TV Movie)
Trevor Lomas
 1965 Antigone (TV Movie)
 1965 Christinas Heimreise (TV Movie)
 1964 Die Sanfte (TV Movie)
Der Leutnant
 1963 Don Carlos - Infant von Spanien (TV Movie)
Don Carlos
 1963 Maria Magdalena (TV Movie)
 1963 Sessel am Kamin (TV Movie)
Edward Bare
 1963 Because, Because of a Woman
Johann Muller
 1962 East Zone, West Zone
 1961 Girl from Hong Kong
Glenn Dierks
 1960 Fabrik der Offiziere
Oberleutnant Krafft
 1960 Zum Geburtstag (TV Movie)
Gabe Darcy
 1959 Der zerbrochene Krug (TV Movie)
 1958 Die Brüder (TV Movie)
Jean Roland
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The son of a naval radio operator, Griem studied literature and philosophy. He began on stage in Luebeck, then performed in Cologne, Salzburg, at the Vienna Burgtheater and with the Munich Kammerspiele. His training was primarily classical. On screen, both in Germany and internationally, he tended to portray the stereotypical blond, blue-eyed Nazi, notably as SS officer Aschenbach in The Damned (... See more »

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