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 80)
Mainz-Kastel, Germany
Occupation Actor
Years active 1958-present
Spouse(s) Monika Lundi (1973-1976) (divorced)
Helgardt Hella Ruthardt (1982-present) 2 children
Children Sarah-Jane (b. 1984)
Laura-Marie (b. 1986)
Website http://www.horst-janson.de/

Horst Janson (born 4 October 1935) is a German film and television actor.[1]

Early life[edit]

He was born in Mainz-Kastel, Germany.

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 1960 (Das Glas Wasser original title), where he played alongside Gustaf Gründgens, Hilde Krahl, Lieselotte Pulver and Sabine Sinjen. He also appeared in films such as Ruf der Wildgänse (de) 1961 (The Cry of the Wild Geese), 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 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, Sesamstraße 1973 – German version of Sesame Street, Zwei Halbe sind noch lange kein Ganzes 1993, Zwei Schlitzohren in Antalya 1991.

He also appeared in many German, French, Spanish, Italian and English-language TV movies including Höllenfahrten 1998 (Hell Ride), Der Bunker 1992, Rose et Marguerite 1997, Il segno della scimmia 1997 (The Sign of the Ape), Liebe, Tod und viele Kalorien 2001 and Freundinnen fűr Immer 2003 etc.[2]

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.

Horst Janson is an avid sailor. He is also a keen cook; he lives with his family in Munich.

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". Spokeo. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Horst Janson". Pretty Famous. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 

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