Hannes Messemer

Hannes Messemer

  • Born on
    • May 17th, 1924
  • Died on
    • November 2nd, 1991
Hannes Messemer was a German actor. Born in Dillingen an der Donau, Bavaria, Messemer served on the Eastern Front of World War II and was eventually captured by Soviet soldiers. He managed to escape and make it back to Germany on foot. After the war, Messemer tried his hand at several jobs, before falling into acting in 1946. With only his natural talent and no training, he successfully secured roles with several major theatre companies in Tübingen, Hamburg, Munich and Berlin in the following ten years.


Acting (7 Credits)

1974The Odessa File as General Richard Glücks
1966The Defector as Dr. Saltzer
1966Is Paris Burning? as General Jodl
1963The Great Escape as Von Luger 'The Kommandant'
1960Escape by Night as Baron Von Kliest
1959Il Generale Della Rovere as S.S. Colonel Mueller
1957The Devil Strikes at Night as SS-Gruppenführer Rossdorf


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