Wolf Kahler

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Wolf Kahler
Born (1940-04-03) 3 April 1940 (age 81)
Years active1975–present

Wolf Kahler (born 3 April 1940) is a German stage, film, television, and voice actor.[1][2][3]

From 1975–2012, he appeared in many English language US and UK television and film productions.[4] One of his early roles was Kaiser Wilhelm II in Michael York's adventure film The Riddle of the Sands.[5] One of his most well-known roles was that of Herman Dietrich in Raiders of the Lost Ark.[2]

His voice also appeared in video games including as Kaiser Vlad in Battalion Wars.[6] Kahler played the Prince of Tübingen in Stanley Kubrick's 1975 film, Barry Lyndon.[2][7] In 2001 he portrayed a Wehrmacht General in the World War II TV miniseries, Band of Brothers.[8] In the 1982 Clint Eastwood spy thriller Firefox, he played KGB chairman Yuri Andropov. In 2011 Kahler appeared as Dr. Hoffmanstahl in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.[2][9] In 2017 he appeared as a German Commander in the Warner Bros./DCEU film Wonder Woman.



Short film[edit]

  • Haber (2008) - Ludendorff
  • Stasi Dog (2010) - Narrator
  • Cold Warrior (2012) - Bochinsky
  • Millefeuille (2016) - Hans-Peter (Opa)
  • Rubicon (2016) - Dirk Van de Cleef
  • Cognition (2020) - Dr. Zoger


Video games[edit]


  • Raiding the Lost Ark: A Filmumentary (2012) - (special thanks)



The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican was first broadcast in 2006 on BBC Radio4. He played Herbert Kappler. This was a drama by Robin Glendinning: a Nazi war criminal is befriended by a Vatican priest in his cell, based on the real-life adventures of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty.[11][12]


  1. ^ "Wolf Kahler – Theatricalia". theatricalia.com.
  2. ^ a b c d "Wolf Kahler". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2014. Archived from the original on 24 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Wolf Kahler".
  4. ^ "Wolf Kahler – Movies and Filmography – AllMovie". AllMovie.
  5. ^ "The Riddle of the Sands (1978)".
  6. ^ "Wolf Kahler – Harvey Voices".
  7. ^ "Barry Lyndon (1975) – Stanley Kubrick – Cast and Crew – AllMovie". AllMovie.
  8. ^ "Wolf Kahler". www.aveleyman.com.
  9. ^ "Wolf Kahler – TV Guide". TVGuide.com.
  10. ^ Fraser, C. Gerald (7 March 1982). "Television Week". The New York Times.
  11. ^ "The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican". Imperial War Museums.
  12. ^ "Afternoon May: The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican – BBC Radio 4 FM – 30 November 2006 – BBC Genome". genome.ch.bbc.co.uk.

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