17 May 1975 |
Costas or Kostas Sommer (Greek: Κώστας Σόμμερ; born 17 May 1975) is a Greek model and actor who has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows. In 2005, he appeared in the Hollywood film Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo starring Rob Schneider, as the Greek gigolo Assapopoulos Mariolis. The role was Sommer’s first Hollywood role, after nailing his only audition since arriving in Los Angeles.
Life and career
Sommer was born in Germany, to a Greek father, from Crete, and a German mother. He uses his mother's maiden name as his stage name. He spent most of his childhood years in Germany, and later moved to Greece. Sommer attended the German School of Athens. He was bitten by the acting bug as a young boy, and continued working in television and film in Greece. He started modeling at age 12, and is a graduate of UCLA in acting 1997.
He is a very well known Greek celebrity appearing in numerous magazines as a model before landing roles in big screen film productions such as Brides by Pantelis Voulgaris, A Breath's Distance for ATA Studios and Golden Beach. Some of his television credits include Love Came From Afar, Aliki, and The Bachelors. He has also appeared in several broadway plays include playing the part of Joe Bonaparte in Golden Boy and Liliom. He enjoys extreme sports as well as skydiving, jetski, speed boat, car and motorcycle racing/stunts. Some of his other hobbies include kickboxing, sailing, scuba diving, track and field and firearms. He currently lives between Athens and Los Angeles Sommer made a guest appearance during the April 2006 Miss Star Hellas, (Greek: Μις Σταρ Ελλάς) pageant. He was starring opposite actress Fay Zafirakou, (Greek: Φαίη Ζαφειράκου), in the Greek TV series Tis Agapis Maheria (Greek: Της αγάπης μαχαιριά), (The Knives of Love) by Stratos Markidis for ANT1. This series had a personal connection to Kostas since the story is based in Cretan traditions.
Kostas speaks fluently Greek, German, English and French.
- Shoot the Duke (2009) (completed) .... Harry
- Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas (2009) .... Ottis
- Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008) (V) .... Frank Asarian
- 2010- Lena-Liebe meines Lebens (German Telenovela) .... Toni