Josef Sommer

Josef Sommer

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    • June 26th, 1934
​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Josef Sommer (born June 26, 1934) is an American film actor. He was born Maximilian Josef Sommer in Greifswald, Germany and was raised in North Carolina, the son of Elisabeth and Clemons Sommer, a professor of art history at the University of North Carolina. He studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He has a daughter, Maria. Sommer made his acting debut at the age of nine in a North Carolina production of Watch on the Rhine. He made his film debut in 1971 in Dirty Harry, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind in 1977, and appeared in Witness opposite Harrison Ford (where he played a crooked police officer) and Moonlight and Valentino with Elizabeth Perkins. He appeared as President Gerald Ford opposite Gena Rowlands in the 1987 made-for-TV movie The Betty Ford Story. He has also had starring roles in two short-lived series, Hothouse (1988) and Under Cover (early 1990s). As of 2007, he has appeared, as a character actor, in almost 100 films. Some of his more famous roles have been as a crooked businessman or a corrupt politician. Description above from the Wikipedia article Josef Sommer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting (42 Credits)

2008Stop-Loss as Senator Orton Worrell
2007The Invasion as Dr. Henryk Belicec
2006X-Men: The Last Stand as The President
2002The Sum of All Fears as Senator JessupWatch Free
2000The Next Best Thing as Richard Whittaker
2000The Family Man as Peter Lassiter
2000Shaft as Curt Flemming
1998Patch Adams as Dr. Eaton
1996Mistrial as Nick Mirsky
1996The Chamber as Phelps Bowen
1995Moonlight and Valentino as Thomas Trager
1995Strange Days as Palmer Strickland
1994Don't Drink the Water as Ambassador Magee
1994The Enemy Within as Defence Secretary Charles Potter
1994Nobody's Fool as Clive Peoples Jr.
1994Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker as Col. Morrow
1993Malice as Atty. Lester Adams
1992The Mighty Ducks as Mr. Ducksworth
1992Citizen Cohn as Albert Cohn
1991Shadows and Fog as Priest
1989Forced March as FatherWatch Free
1989Chances Are as Judge Fenwick
1989Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman as Charles Estiman
1989Bloodhounds of Broadway as Waldo Winchester
1987The Rosary Murders as Lieutenant Koznicki
1985Witness as Chief Paul Schaeffer
1985Target as Barney Taber
1985D.A.R.Y.L. as Dr. Jeffrey Stewart
1984Iceman as Whitman
1983Sparkling Cyanide as George Barton
1983Silkwood as Max Richter
1982Still of the Night as George Bynum
1982Hanky Panky as Adrian Pruitt
1982Sophie's Choice as Narrator (voice)
1981Rollover as Roy Lefcourt
1981Absence of Malice as McAdam
1981Reds as State Department Official
1980Hide in Plain Sight as Jason R. Reid
1978Oliver's Story as Dr. Dienhart
1977Close Encounters of the Third Kind as Larry Butler
1975The Stepford Wives as Ted Van Sant
1971Dirty Harry as Att. William T. Rothko

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