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26 April 1985 |
Leipzig, East Germany
|Occupation||Actor, dancer, choreographer|
Falk Hentschel (born April 26, 1985) 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.
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.
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 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.
|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|
- ArticleBio. "Falk Hentschel Biography". Retrieved August 25, 2016.
- "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11x15: 'Targets of Obsession'". TV.com. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
- "NCIS: Los Angeles 2x13: 'Archangel'". TV.com. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
- Kemp, Stuart (May 13, 2011). "Madonna dancer Sofia Boutella and actor Falk Hentschel Sign for 'Streetdance 2 3D' (Cannes)". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Syed, Anam (October 28, 2014). "Who Is Marcus Scarlotti? Whiplash Might Be 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Next Villain". Bustle.
- Shaw-Williams, H. (August 3, 2015). "'DC's Legends of Tomorrow' Casts Falk Hentschel as Hawkman". screenrant.