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Held may refer to:



Arts and media[edit]

  • Al Held (1928–2005), U.S. abstract expressionist painter.
  • Alexander Held (born 1958), German television and film actor
  • Anna Held (1873–1918), Polish stage performer
  • Carl Held (born 1931), U.S. actor.
  • John Held, Jr. (1889–1958), U.S. illustrator.
  • Louis Held (1851–1927), German photojournalist
  • Martin Held (1908–1992), German television and film actor
  • S. S. Held, French science fiction and fantasy author
  • Tom Held (1889–1962), American film editor
  • Zeus B. Held (born 1950), German music producer and musician

Education and academia[edit]


  • Heinrich Held (1868–1938), Minister-President of Bavaria
  • Kurt Held (1897–1959), Jewish Communist and writer displaced from Germany during the Second World War



  • Bud Held (born 1927), U.S. athlete who competed primarily in the javelin.
  • Cornelis den Held (1883–1962), Dutch athlete who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London
  • Dan Held (born 1961), Canadian former professional ice hockey centre
  • Franz Held (born 1948), German rower who competed in the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Henk-Jan Held (born 1967), Dutch volleyball player
  • Marcin Held (born 1992), Polish mixed martial artist
  • Mel Held (born 1929), American professional baseball player
  • Oliver Held (born 1972), German football player
  • Paul Held (born 1928), former quarterback in the National Football League
  • Sigfried Held (born 1942), German football player
  • Woodie Held (1932–2009), Major league baseball player

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]


  • De Held, a 2016 Dutch film
  • Held einer Nacht, a Czech-German comedy film directed by Martin Frič
  • Held Hostage, a Lifetime Movie starring Julie Benz that aired on July 19, 2009

Other arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • Held group, a sporadic simple group found by Dieter Held

See also[edit]