Tom Wlaschiha

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Tom Wlaschiha
Tom Wlaschiha June 2013 (headshot).jpg
Tom Wlaschiha in 2013
Born Thomas Wlaschiha
(1973-06-20) 20 June 1973 (age 43)
Dohna, East Germany
Nationality German
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present

Thomas Wlaschiha (born 20 June 1973[not in citation given]) is a German television, film, stage, and voice actor.[1][2] Internationally, he is known for his roles as Jaqen H'ghar in the second, fifth and sixth seasons[3] of the TV series Game of Thrones, as well as Sebastian Berger in the TV series Crossing Lines.

Life and career[edit]

Wlaschiha was born in Dohna, East Germany. When he was 17 years old, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, he traveled to New York City as an exchange student. He remained there for a year, acting in theater and studying English.[4]

He received acting training at the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig from 1992 to 1996, and attended the Conservatoire pour les Arts Liège in 1994.[1][not in citation given]

Since 1998, he has played mostly supporting roles in numerous German and international TV and film productions. His first leading role was that of Stephan in the 2000 gay milieu study No One Sleeps.[5] In August 2011, he was cast as the convict and assassin Jaqen H'ghar in the second season of the HBO fantasy TV series Game of Thrones,[6] and has reprised his role in the show's fifth and sixth seasons, starting in 2015. Since 2013, he stars in the crime series Crossing Lines as Kommissar Sebastian Berger, a German police officer.

On stage, Wlaschiha has performed with the Theater Junge Generation in Dresden from 1996 until 2000, with the Schauspielhaus Zürich in 2002 and with the Schauspiel Frankfurt in 2003.[1][not in citation given] As a voice actor, Wlaschiha is heard in film dubs, audiobooks and commercials. For some of his international work (e.g. Game of Thrones), Wlaschiha dubs himself in German.[2]





Year Play Role Venue
1999 Drei Schwestern Tusenbach tjg, Dresden
1999 Bluthochzeit The Bridegroom tjg, Dresden
2000 Faust ist tot Donny TiF, Dresden
2001 Tartuffe (Molière) Valère Mecklenburg State Theatre, Schwerin
2001 Engel der Tankstelle Marshall Volksbühne, Berlin
2003 Heinrich IV Mortimer Schauspielhaus Zürich
2003 Klinik Markus Schauspielhaus Zürich
2005 Maria Magdalena (Hebbel) Secretary Schauspiel Frankfurt
2006 231 East 47th Street Andy Warhol Sophiensæle, Berlin
2007 Das ist mein Bett (Franckh) Phillip Wechselbad, Dresden
2007 Der Freigeist (Schmitt) Denis Diderot Wechselbad, Dresden
2008 Frühling (Léhar) Ewald Volksbühne, Berlin
2009 Salome Maraboth Staatstheater Stuttgart


  1. ^ a b c "Vita". Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Game of Thrones - Das Lied von Eis und Feuer" (in German). Deutsche Synchronkartei. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ Robinson, Joanna (March 8, 2015). "A Season 2 Game of Thrones Favorite Will Make a Surprise Return This Year". Vanity Fair. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ Zander, Peter (22 August 2012). "Tom Wlaschiha und die großen Rollen" [Tom Wlaschiha And the Great Roles] (in German). Berliner Morgenpost. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Tom Wlaschiha – Arbeitstier mit Reisedefizit". Monsters and Critics. September 2008. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Hibberd, James (3 August 2011). "'Game of Thrones' casts assassin Jaqen". Retrieved 3 August 2011. 

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