Horst Janson (actor)

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Horst Janson
Horst Janson by Stuart Mentiply.jpg
Janson (unknown date)
Born (1935-10-04) 4 October 1935 (age 78)
Mainz-Kastel, Germany
Occupation Actor
Years active 1958-present
Spouse(s) Monika Lundi (1973-1976) (divorced)
Helgardt Hella Ruthardt (1982-present) 2 children
Children Sarah-Jane (b. 1984)
Laura-Marie (b. 1986)
Website
http://www.horst-janson.de/

Horst Janson (born 4 October 1935) is a German film and television actor.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Mainz-Kastel, Germany.

Career[edit]

Horst Janson is one of Germany's most popular actors, his career started very early with the film Buddenbrooks in 1959, he also featured in Helmut Käutner’s ‘The glass of water’ 1960 (Das Glas Wasser original title), where he played alongside Gustaf Gründgens, Hilde Krahl, Lieselotte Pulver and Sabine Sinjen. As well was films such as, ‘Ruf der Wildgänse’ 1961 (Call of the Game Geese), ‘Das Riesenrad’ 1961 and ‘Robert Siodmak’s Escape from East Berlin 1962.

Some of the English-language films he worked on include and Murphy’s War 1971 (with Peter O'Toole and Philippe Noiret). He has appeared in many other feature films, including in some spaghetti westerns with Franco Nero, Ely Wallach and interned in productions with Roger Moore, Tony Curtis, Anthony Perkins, Charles Bronson and Robert Wagner.

Television discovered him early. He became popular to a wider audience when he played a twenty-something, the first male character with long hair in German television history, on the hit show "Der Bastian" (1973), although he was 37 years old at that time. Janson has appeared in numerous other works for both film and television. Here are just some of his TV series he worked on: ‘Salto Mortale’ 1969, ‘Sesamstraße’ 1973– a German version of Sesame Street, ‘Zwei Hable Sind Noch Lange Kein Ganzes 1993’ Zwei Schlitzohren in Antalya 1991. He also appeared in many German, French, Spanish, Italian and English-language TV movies including with ‘Höllenfahrten 1998’ (Hell Ride), ‘Der Bunker’ 1992, ‘Rose et Marguerite 1997’, ‘Il segno della scimmia’ 1997 (The Sign of the Ape)’, ‘Liebe, tod und viele kalorien 2001’ and ‘Freundinnen Fűr Immer’ 2003 etc.

He played the character of Captain Bernd Jensen in the ARD series ‘Unter Weissen Segeln’ (In White Sails). Two Seasons were broadcast in 2004 & 2005; the third episode took place in December 2006 in Cuba.

He also does a lot of theater tours. In 1998 he played ‘Old Shatterhand’, the character from western novels by German writer Karl May, at the Karl May Festival in Bad Segeberg.

Horst Janson is an avid sailor. He is also a keen cook and a hobbyist; he lives with his family in Munich.

Awards[edit]

Award of the "Sunday Mail" Best Actor in the British television game ‘The Best of Enemies’ by Christopher Frey, "Golden Otto" – Bravo 1973, "Bambi" in 1974 as the most popular actor.

Filmography[edit]

His film appearances include:

  • Buddenbrooks - 1. Teil (1959)
  • And Saucy at That (1960)
  • A Glass of Water (1960) Das Glas Wasser (original title)
  • The Devil May Well Laugh (1960) Der Teufel hat gut lachen (original title)
  • Das Riesenrad (1961)
  • Ruf der Wildgänse (1961)
  • Das Mädchen und der Staatsanwalt (1962)
  • Escape from East Berlin (1962)
  • Teufelskreise (TV Movie 1963)
  • Le glaive et la balance (1963)
  • Liebe auf den zweiten Blick (TV Movie 1964)
  • Auf halbem Weg zum Paradies (TV Movie 1965)
  • Niemandsland (TV Movie 1965)
  • Der Spielverderber - Das kurze, verstörte Leben des Kaspar Hauser (TV Movie 1965)
  • Anatomie eines Unfalls (TV Movie 1965)
  • Fall erledigt - 'End of Conflict' (TV Movie 1965)
  • Großer Ring mit Außenschleife (TV Movie 1966)
  • Das Rätsel von Foresthouse (TV Movie 1966)
  • Die Liebenden von Florenz (TV Movie 1966)
  • Erinnerung an zwei Montage (TV Movie 1966)
  • Brille und Bombe - Bei uns liegen Sie richtig! (1967)
  • Die Letzten (TV 1967)
  • If You Play with Crazy Birds (1969) Spielst Du mit schrägen Vögeln (original title)
  • Der Kerl liebt mich - und das soll ich glauben? (1969)
  • Face to Face (1969)
  • You Can't Win 'Em All (1970)
  • The McKenzie Break (1970)
  • Murphy's War (1971)
  • Hilfe, die Verwandten kommen (1971)
  • Der Kapitän (1971)
  • ¡Viva la muerte... tua! (1971)
  • Der Ehefeind (1972)
  • a vita, a volte, è molto dura, vero Provvidenza? (1972)
  • George (1972)
  • Crazy - total verrückt (1973)
  • Zinksärge für die Goldjungen (1973)
  • Die Zwillinge vom Immenhof (1973)
  • Ein toter Taucher nimmt kein Gold (1974)
  • Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter (1974)
  • Frühling auf Immenhof (1974)
  • Shout at the Devil (1976)
  • Breakthrough 1979
  • Steiner - Das eiserne Kreuz, 2. Teil (1979)
  • Wie hätten Sie's denn gern? (1983)
  • Das Nürnberger Bett (1983)
  • Hijacked to Hell (1984) Danger - Keine Zeit zum Sterben (original title)
  • To Catch a King (TV Movie 1984)
  • The Last Days of Patton (TV Movie 1986)
  • Blue Blood (TV 1988)
  • Tierärztin Christine (TV Movie 1993)
  • Vukovar se vraca kuci (1994)
  • ..dann hau ich eben ab (TV Movie 1995)
  • Tierärztin Christine II: Die Versuchung (TV Movie 1995)
  • Les mystères de Sadjurah (TV Movie 1997)
  • Il segno della scimmia (TV Movie 1997)
  • The Last Bomb (TV 1999) Der Bunker - Eine todsichere Falle (original title)
  • Liebe, Tod & viele Kalorien (TV Movie 2001)
  • Freundinnen für immer (TV Movie 2003)
  • Mein Mann, mein Leben und Du (TV Movie 2003)
  • Die Wittelsbacher (2005)
  • Comedy-Schiff (TV Movie 2005)
  • Da wo es noch Treue gibt (TV Movie 2006)
  • Momella - Eine Farm in Afrika (TV Movie 2007)
  • Winnetou und das Geheimnis der Geisterschlucht (Straight to Video 2007)
  • Familie ist was Wunderbares (TV Movie 2008)
  • Totgesagte leben länger (2008)
  • Schlaflos (TV Movie 2009)
  • Böseckendorf - Die Nacht, in der ein Dorf verschwand (TV Movie 2009)
  • Eines Tages... (2010)

Television[edit]

His TV Series, Mini-Series & Shorts appearances include:

  • Sie schreiben mit (TV Series 1960)
  • ITV Play of the Week (TV Series 1967)
  • The Root of All Evil? (TV Series 1968)
  • Gestern gelesen (TV Series 1969)
  • Seasons of the Year (TV Series 1971)
  • Upstairs, Downstairs (TV Series 1971)
  • Salto mortale (TV Series 1971)
  • Der Bastian (TV Series 1973)
  • Die Abwerbung (TV Short 1974)
  • Hamburg Transit (TV Series 1974)
  • Graf Yoster gibt sich die Ehre (TV Series 1974)
  • Härte 10 (TV mini-series 1974-1975)
  • Les grands détectives (TV Series 1975)
  • ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series 1976)
  • Die Protokolle des Herrn M (TV Series 1979)
  • Sesamstraße (TV Series 1980-1983)
  • Smuggler (TV Series 1981)
  • Sonderdezernat K1 (TV Series 1981-1982)
  • Kontakt bitte... (TV Series 1983)
  • Unsere schönsten Jahre (TV Series 1983)
  • Giovanni, da una madre all'altra (TV mini-series 1983)
  • Ein Fall für TKKG (TV Series 1987)
  • Dirty Dozen: The Series (TV Series 1988)
  • Nordlichter (TV Series 1988)
  • Forstinspektor Buchholz (TV Series 1988)
  • Blaues Blut (TV Series 1990)
  • Forsthaus Falkenau (TV Series 1989–1991)
  • Geschichten aus dem Leben (TV Series 1993)
  • Ein Schloß am Wörthersee (TV Series 1993)
  • Zwei Halbe sind noch lange kein Ganzes (TV Series 1993)
  • Rosamunde Pilcher (TV Series 1993)
  • Großstadtrevier (TV Series 1993)
  • Zwei Schlitzohren in Antalya (TV Series 1991-1994)
  • Ein unvergeßliches Wochenende (TV Series 1994)
  • Wildbach (TV Series 1994)
  • A Case for Two (TV Series 1995) Ein Fall für zwei (original title)
  • Der Landarzt (TV Series 1989-1996)
  • Hallo, Onkel Doc! (TV Series 1996)
  • Singles (TV Series 1997)
  • Sylvia - Eine Klasse für sich (TV Series 1998)
  • CityExpress (TV Series 1999)
  • Die Strandclique (TV Series 1999)
  • Die Wache (TV Series 2001)
  • Ein unmöglicher Mann (TV mini-series 2001)
  • Alle meine Töchter (TV Series 2001)
  • Inga Lindström (TV Series 2005)
  • Unter weißen Segeln (TV Series 2005–2006)
  • Das Traumhotel (TV Series 2006)
  • Die Rosenheim-Cops (TV Series 2006)
  • Die Spezialisten: Kripo Rhein-Main (TV Series 2006)
  • Küstenwache (TV Series 1997-2006)
  • SOKO Köln (TV Series 2007)
  • Die ProSieben Märchenstunde (TV Series 2007)
  • Dunkelrot (Short 2008)
  • Julia - Wege zum Glück (TV Series 2008)
  • Unser Mann im Süden (TV Series 2008)
  • Sturm der Liebe (TV Series 2008–2009)
  • Um Himmels Willen (TV Series 2009)
  • SOKO 5113 (TV Series 2006-2009)
  • In aller Freundschaft (TV Series 2004-2010)

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