Horst Janson (actor)

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Horst Janson
Horst Janson by Stuart Mentiply.jpg
Janson (unknown date)
Born (1935-10-04) 4 October 1935 (age 82)
Mainz-Kastel, Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany
Occupation Actor
Years active 1958-present
Website www.horst-janson.de

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

Career[edit]

Horst Janson is one of Germany's most popular actors. His career started very early with the film Buddenbrooks (de) in 1959. He also featured in Helmut Käutner’s A Glass of Water (Das Glas Wasser, 1960), where he played alongside Gustaf Gründgens, Hilde Krahl, Lieselotte Pulver and Sabine Sinjen. 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 cult classic 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.

Television discovered him early. He became popular to a wider audience on the hit show Der Bastian (1973), although he was 37 years old at that time. Janson has appeared in numerous other works for both film and television. Some of the TV series he worked on: 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).[1]

He played the character of Captain Bernd Jensen in the ARD series Unter weißen Segeln (In White Sails). Two seasons were broadcast in 2004 & 2005; the third episode took place in December 2006 in Cuba.

He also does a lot of theater tours. In 1998, he played Old Shatterhand, the character from western novels by German writer Karl May, at the Karl May Festival in Bad Segeberg.

Awards[edit]

Filmography[edit]

His film appearances include:

Television[edit]

His TV series, miniseries & shorts appearances include:

  • Sie schreiben mit (TV series 1960)
  • Gestern gelesen (TV series, 2 episodes, 1963)
  • Das Kriminalmuseum (TV series, 1 episode, 1967)
  • ITV Play of the Week (TV series, 1 episode, 1967) - "The Small Rebellion of Jess Calvert"
  • Landarzt Dr. Brock (TV series, 3 episodes, 1967)
  • The Root of All Evil? (TV series, 1 episode, 1968) - "West of Eden"
  • Sein Traum vom Grand Prix (TV series, 6 episodes, 1967)
  • Gestern gelesen (TV series 1969)
  • Seasons of the Year (TV series, 1 episode, 1971) - "English Family Robinson Summer 1910"
  • Upstairs, Downstairs (TV series, 1 episode, 1971) - "A Suitable Marriage"
  • Salto mortale (TV series, 18 episodes, 1969–1971)
  • Der Ehefeind (short 1972)
  • George (TV series, 1 episode, 1972)
  • Eine Frau bleibt eine Frau (TV series, 2 episodes, 1972–1973)
  • Der Bastian (TV series, 13 episodes, 1973)
  • Die Abwerbung (TV short 1974)
  • Hamburg Transit (TV series, 1 episode, 1974)
  • Les Grands Détectives (fr) (TV series, 1 episode, 1974)
  • Graf Yoster gibt sich die Ehre (TV series, 1 episode, 1974)
  • Härte 10 (TV miniseries, 5 episodes, 1974–1975)
  • ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV series, 1 episode, 1976) - "Enemy"
  • Diamantenpfade (ru) (aka Diamantensucher) (TV series, 1 episode, 1978)
  • Die Protokolle des Herrn M (TV series, 13 episodes, 1979)
  • Sesamstraße (TV series, more than 200 episodes, 1980–1983)
  • Smuggler (TV series, 2 episodes, 1981)
  • Sonderdezernat K1 (TV series, 5 episodes, 1981–1982)
  • Kommissariat 9 (TV series, 1 episode, 1983)
  • Kontakt bitte... (TV series, 1 episode, 1983)
  • Unsere schönsten Jahre (TV series, 1 episode, 1983)
  • Giovanni, da una madre all'altra (TV miniseries, 3 episodes, 1983)
  • Ein Fall für TKKG (TV series, 1 episode, 1987)
  • Dirty Dozen: The Series (TV series, 1 episode, 1988)
  • Die Nordlichter (TV series, 12 episodes, 1988)
  • Forstinspektor Buchholz (TV series, 1 episode, 1988)
  • Forsthaus Falkenau (TV series, 3 episodes, 1989–1991)
  • Der Landarzt (TV series, 5 episodes, 1989–1996)
  • Blaues Blut (TV series, 2 episodes, 1990)
  • Zwei Schlitzohren in Antalya (TV series, 20 episodes, 1991–1994)
  • Geschichten aus dem Leben (TV series, 1 episode, 1993)
  • Ein Schloß am Wörthersee (TV series, 2 episodes, 1993)
  • Zwei Halbe sind noch lange kein Ganzes (TV series, 13 episodes, 1993)
  • Rosamunde Pilcher (TV series, 1 episode, 1993) - "Stürmische Begegnung"
  • Großstadtrevier (TV series, 2 episodes, 1993–2014)
  • Ein unvergeßliches Wochenende (TV series, 1 episode, 1994)
  • Wildbach (TV series, 1 episode, 1994)
  • Ein Fall für zwei (TV series, 1 episode, 1995)
  • Hallo, Onkel Doc! (TV series, 1 episode, 1996)
  • Singles (TV series, 1 episode, 1997)
  • Küstenwache (TV series, 2 episodes, 1997–2006)
  • Sylvia - Eine Klasse für sich (TV series, 1 episode, 1998)
  • CityExpress (TV series, 1 episode, 1999)
  • Die Strandclique (TV series, 1 episode, 1999)
  • Die Wache (TV series, 1 episode, 2001)
  • Ein unmöglicher Mann (TV miniseries, 1 episode, 2001)
  • Alle meine Töchter (TV series, 8 episodes, 2001)
  • In aller Freundschaft (TV series, 2 episodes, 2003–2010)
  • Unter weißen Segeln (TV series, 4 episodes, 2005–2006)
  • Inga Lindström (TV series, 1 episode, 2005) - "Der Weg zu dir"
  • Das Traumhotel (TV series, 1 episode, 2006)
  • Die Rosenheim-Cops (TV series, 1 episode, 2006)
  • Die Spezialisten: Kripo Rhein-Main (TV series, 1 episode, 2006)
  • SOKO 5113 (TV series, 2 episodes, 2006–2009)
  • SOKO Köln (TV series, 1 episode, 2007)
  • Die ProSieben Märchenstunde (TV series, 1 episode, 2007) - "Dornröschen - Ab durch die Hecke!"
  • Dunkelrot (short 2008)
  • Julia - Wege zum Glück (TV series, 2 episodes, 2008)
  • Unser Mann im Süden (TV series, 1 episode, 2008)
  • Um Himmels Willen (TV series, 6 episodes, 2008–2009)
  • Sturm der Liebe (TV series, 4 episodes, 2008–2009)
  • Countdown - Die Jagd beginnt (TV series, 1 episode, 2012)
  • Der letzte Bulle (TV series, 1 episode, 2012)
  • Destruction of Silence (short 2012)
  • Die Pfefferkörner (TV series, 1 episode, 2013)
  • Tatort (TV series, 1 episode, 2013) - "Borowski und der Engel"
  • Familie Dr. Kleist (TV series, 1 episode, 2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Horst Janson". Pretty Famous. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 

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