Richard Sammel

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Richard Sammel
Richard Sammel by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Sammel at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1960-10-13) 13 October 1960 (age 59)
Years active1991–present

Richard Sammel (born 13 October 1960) is a German actor. He is best known for his role as Thomas Eichhorst on the FX television series The Strain (2014–2017).

He has appeared in more than 100 films and television series since 1991.

Personal life[edit]

Sammel speaks five languages: German (native), English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (fluent), and Spanish (medium fluency).[1][2]

Sammel currently resides in Paris and Berlin with his girlfriend and his son. He also has two daughters.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Life Is Beautiful German Officer at train station
1998 Taxi Gangster Leader
2002 The Nest Winfried
Safe Conduct Richard Pottier
2006 OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies Moeller
Casino Royale Adolph Gettler
2009 Inglourious Basterds Sgt. Werner Rachtman
2010 Josephine, Guardian Angel Berlin Officer TV series (1 Episode)
2010–2017 Un village français Heinrich Müller
2011 Sniper: Reloaded Col. Ralf Jäger
2012 The Third Half Rudolph Spitz
2013 Road 47 Col. Mayer
2013 Company of Heroes Commandant Beimler
2014 3 Days to Kill The Wolf
Colt 45 Major
2014–2017 The Strain Thomas Eichhorst
2016 The Confessions German minister
2018 The Delegation
2019 The Name of the Rose Malachia of Hildesheim TV miniseries

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2015 41st Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor on Television The Strain Nominated


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