Horst Janson (actor)

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Horst Janson
Horst Janson by Stuart Mentiply.jpg
Born (1935-10-04) 4 October 1935 (age 83)
Mainz-Kastel, Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany
Years active1958-present
Spouse(s)Hella Ruthardt (1982-present) (2 children)[1]
Monika Lundi (1973-1976) (divorced)[2]
ChildrenSarah-Jane (b. 1984)
Laura-Marie (b. 1986)

Horst Janson (born 4 October 1935) is a German actor.


Horst Janson's career started with the film The Buddenbrooks in 1959. He also featured in Helmut Käutner’s A Glass of Water (Das Glas Wasser, 1960). He also appeared in films such as Ruf der Wildgänse [de] (The Cry of the Wild Geese, 1961), Das Riesenrad (1961), and Robert Siodmak’s Escape from East Berlin (1962).

Among his English-language films are the Hammer Film production Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974) and Murphy's War (1971, with Peter O'Toole and Philippe Noiret). He has appeared in many other feature films, including spaghetti westerns with Franco Nero, Eli Wallach and other international productions with Roger Moore, Tony Curtis, Anthony Perkins, Charles Bronson and Robert Wagner.

On television, Janson appeared on the show Der Bastian (1973). Janson has appeared in numerous other works for both film and television. Some of the TV series he worked on were: Salto Mortale (1969–1971), Sesamstraße (the German version of Sesame Street, 1980–1983), Zwei Halbe sind noch lange kein Ganzes (1993), Zwei Schlitzohren in Antalya (1991–1994).

He also appeared in many German, French, Spanish, Italian, and English-language TV movies including Höllenfahrten (Hell Ride, 1998), Der Bunker (1992), Rose et Marguerite (1997), Il segno della scimmia (The Sign of the Ape, 1997), Liebe, Tod und viele Kalorien (2001) and Freundinnen fűr Immer (2003).

He played Captain Bernd Jensen in the ARD series Unter weißen Segeln (In White Sails).


His film appearances include:


His TV series, miniseries & shorts appearances include:


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