Tom Wlaschiha

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Tom Wlaschiha
Tom Wlaschiha June 2013 (headshot).jpg
Tom Wlaschiha in 2013
Born Thomas Wlaschiha
(1973-06-20) 20 June 1973 (age 41)
Dohna, Bezirk Dresden, East Germany
Nationality German
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present

Thomas "Tom" Wlaschiha (born 20 June 1973) is a German TV, film, stage, and voice actor.[1] Internationally, he is known for his role as Jaqen H'ghar in the second season of the TV series Game of Thrones. According to his agency, Wlaschiha will reprise his role in the upcoming fifth season of the series.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Wlaschiha was born in Dohna, then in East Germany. His surname is of Czech origin, as his ancestors arrived from there around the beginning of the 19th century.[citation needed] When he was 17 years old, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, he traveled to New York City as an exchange student. He remained there for a year, acting in theater and studying English.[3]

He received acting training at the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig from 1992 to 1996, and attended the Conservatoire pour les Arts Liège in 1994.[1]

Since 1998, he has played mostly supporting roles in numerous German and international TV and film productions. His first leading role was that of Stephan in the 2000 gay milieu study No One Sleeps.[4] In August 2011, he was cast as the convict and assassin Jaqen H'ghar in the second season of the HBO fantasy TV series Game of Thrones.[5]

On stage, Wlaschiha has performed with the Theater Junge Generation in Dresden from 1996 until 2000, with the Schauspielhaus Zürich in 2002 and with the Schauspiel Frankfurt in 2003.[1] As a voice actor, Wlaschiha is heard in film dubs, audiobooks and commercials.


TV and film[edit]



  1. ^ a b c "Vita". Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Game of Thrones Season 5: What We Know So Far". Watchers On The Wall. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Zander, Peter (22 August 2012). "Tom Wlaschiha und die großen Rollen" [Tom Wlaschiha And the Great Roles] (in German). Berliner Morgenpost. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tom Wlaschiha – Arbeitstier mit Reisedefizit". Monsters and Critics. September 2008. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Hibberd, James (3 August 2011). "'Game of Thrones' casts assassin Jaqen". Retrieved 3 August 2011. 

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