Falk Hentschel

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Falk Hentschel
Falk Hentschel 2016.jpg
Hentschel at Paradise City Comic Con, December 2016
OccupationActor, dancer, choreographer
Years active2005-present

Falk Hentschel 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. He played superhero Hawkman, which he portrayed in the Arrowverse shows The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.

Early life[edit]

Hentschel was born in Leipzig, East Germany. 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.[1]

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".[2] He also starred in the NCIS: Los Angeles episode "Archangel".[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Intelligence German Soldier #1 Short film
18 Fingers of Death! Lead Music Video Dancer Direct-to-Video
2008 Thrill Killers Bj Short film
2009 Who Is Bobby Domino Jake Sullivan Short film
The Letter Short film
Cher Papa Phillippe Short film
2010 Knight & Day Bernhard
Broken Aaron Sevell Short film
2011 Omission Simon Cox Short film
2012 StreetDance 2 Ash
Lotus Brad Short film
2013 White House Down Motts
Extraction Martin
2014 Transcendence Bob
2016 The Big Swim Luca Short film
2017 The Pick Up Ike Short film
2018 Welcome to Marwen Hauptsturmführer Ludwig Topf
2019 Eve Gunther Post-production
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Arrested Development Hot Cops "Jay" Episode: "Queen for a Day"; uncredited
2007 Journeyman Thug #1 Episode: "Game Three"
2010 The Closer Richard Conway Episode: "Off the Hook"
2011 NCIS: Los Angeles Bradford Harris Elgin Episode: "Archangels"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Timothy Johnson Episode: "Targets of Obsession"
2013 Revenge Gregor Hoffman Episode: "Truth, Part 1"
2014 Reckless Arliss Fulton Recurring
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Marcus Scarlotti / Blacklash Episode: "A Fractured House"
The Ladies Restroom Dan Main cast
2015 The Flash Carter Hall / Hawkman Episode: "Legends of Today"
Arrow Episode: "Legends of Yesterday"
2016 Legends of Tomorrow Main role
Jack the Ripper Frederick Abberline TV Movie
2018 The Alienist Biff Ellison 2 episodes


  1. ^ "Male go-go dancer, silver lame shorts -- it's the Hammer Museum". 9 January 2009.
  2. ^ "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11x15: 'Targets of Obsession'". TV.com. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  3. ^ "NCIS: Los Angeles 2x13: 'Archangel'". TV.com. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  4. ^ Kemp, Stuart (May 13, 2011). "Madonna dancer Sofia Boutella and actor Falk Hentschel Sign for 'Streetdance 2 3D' (Cannes)". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ Syed, Anam (October 28, 2014). "Who Is Marcus Scarlotti? Whiplash Might Be 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Next Villain". Bustle.
  6. ^ Shaw-Williams, H. (August 3, 2015). "'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Casts Falk Hentschel as Hawkman". screenrant.

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