Falk Hentschel

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Falk Hentschel
Born (1985-04-26) 26 April 1985 (age 31)[1]
Leipzig, East Germany
Occupation Actor, dancer, choreographer
Years active 2005-present

Falk Hentschel (born April 26, 1985)[1] is a German actor, dancer and choreographer. He is mostly involved in American productions and has had supporting roles in movies such as White House Down and Transcendence. His highest profile role to date was the superhero Hawkman, which he portrayed in the Arrowverse shows The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.

Early life[edit]

With his parents, Jörg and Martina, and his brother Uwe, he escaped East Germany seven months before the Berlin Wall came down. He was raised bilingually, English and German, and moved around the world all his life.


Hentschel worked in London as a professional backup dancer for artists such as Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Paulina Rubio, Jamelia and others. Later he was hired as a choreographer and worked on many music videos and tours in Canada and Asia.

In 2003, Falk decided to stay in Los Angeles for good and pursue his dream of becoming an actor. He made his acting debut in the Emmy Award-winning show Arrested Development in 2005. Small parts in Journeyman and numerous low-budget films followed.

In 2008, Hentschel decided to create his own projects and wrote the short film Who is Bobby Domino, where he met his production partner Jesse Grace. The two of them went on to write and produce more short films, of which many entered some of the most prestigious film festivals in the world and won numerous accolades.

In 2009, Hentschel worked as a go-go dancer in the piece "Untitled (Go-Go Dancing Platform)" by the artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres in the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.[2]

In 2009, Falk landed his first big-budget feature film role as Bernhard the assassin, co-starring next to Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in Knight and Day. The following year, Falk played the role of drug addict Richard Conway on TNT’s The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick.

In 2011, Hentschel played opposite singer Justin Bieber in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Targets of Obsession".[3] He also starred in the NCIS: Los Angeles episode "Archangel".[4]

In StreetDance 2 (2012), he played a major role as Ash, the leader of a street dance crew that performed at a championship in Paris against a rival crew called Invincible.[5]

In 2013 he had a supporting role in White House Down where he played Motts, one of the mercenaries who take over the White House. He also starred in the Crackle original movie Extraction where he played Rudolf Martin, a terrorist linked to the National Defense Fund. He guest starred in one episode of the TV series Revenge as Gregor Hoffman.

Hentschel plays the role of Bob in the film Transcendence (2014) starring Johnny Depp. He also guest starred in three episodes of The Ladies Restroom where he played the role of Dan.

Hentschel had a recurring role on the CBS legal drama Reckless playing Arliss Fulton.

In 2014 Hentschel Guest starred in the episode "A Fractured House" of the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Hydra mercenary Marcus Scarlotti aka Whiplash.[6]

In 2015, Hentschel portrayed the Carter Hall version of Hawkman in the 2016 show DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and also Arrow and The Flash.[7]


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Arrested Development Hot Cops "Jay" Episode: "Queen for a Day"
2010 Knight & Day Bernhard Film; supporting role
2010 The Closer Richard Conway Episode: "Off the Hook"
2011 NCIS: Los Angeles Bradford Harris Elgin Episode: "Archangels"
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Timothy Johnson Episode: "Targets of Obsession"
2012 StreetDance 2 Ash Film; main role
2013 Revenge Gregor Hoffman Episode: "Truth, Part 1"
2013 White House Down Motts Film; supporting role
2014 Transcendence Bob Film; supporting role
2014 Reckless Arliss Fulton Recurring role, 7 episodes
2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Marcus Scarlotti / Blacklash Episode: "A Fractured House"
2015 The Flash Carter Hall / Hawkman Episode: "Legends of Today"
2015 Arrow Carter Hall / Hawkman Episode: "Legends of Yesterday"
2016 Legends of Tomorrow Carter Hall / Hawkman Recurring role; 8 episodes


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