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Raimund Harmstorf

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Occupation  Actor
Name  Raimund Harmstorf
Role  Actor

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Born  7 October 1939 (1939-10-07) Hamburg, Germany
Died  May 3, 1998, Marktoberdorf, Germany
TV shows  Semesterferien, African Skies
Movies  The Sheriff and the Satellite, The Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Inglorious Bastards, A Genius - Two Partners
Similar People  Michele Lupo, Edward Meeks, Joe Bugner, Ken Annakin, Marcello Fondato

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Raimund Harmstorf

Raimund Harmstorf (7 October 1939 in Hamburg – 3 May 1998 in Marktoberdorf) was a German actor. He became famous as the protagonist of a German TV mini series based on Jack London's the Sea-Wolf (which was sold into many countries) and starred later on successfully in another German TV series based on Jules Verne's Michael Strogoff.


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Harmstorf was the son of a doctor from Hamburg. He started a sports career and soon became a regional master of the decathlon. He then studied medicine, later music and performing arts. From the beginning of the 1960s he started performing in smaller TV productions. His breakthrough was in 1971 with the TV series The Sea-Wolf, based on Jack London's novel, where he played the evil-minded Captain Larsen. Later he played in several spaghetti westerns along with Bud Spencer, Franco Nero and Charlton Heston.


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Toward the end of his career he was affected by Parkinson's disease and weakened by a regimen of heavy medication. His illness and vulnerability was greatly exploited by the tabloids. He committed suicide by hanging himself. His death caused a scandal.

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German tabloids were investigated; German police consequently stated that Harmstorf's suicide had been substantially promoted by certain articles. In particular Bild was blamed because Bild had already published Harmstorf's suicide on its main page before his actual death. Harmstorf's girlfriend confirmed that the actor had obviously already been dismayed after he had read this article, even before the news had been partly quoted on Germany's popular TV channel RTL Television.


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The following is a selection of Harmstorf's roles in film:

  • 1971: Siegfried und das sagenhafte Liebesleben der Nibelungen - Siegfried
  • 1971: Der Seewolf (TV miniseries) - Wolf Larsen
  • 1971: Semesterferien (TV series) - Paul
  • 1972: Bloody Friday - Heinz Klett
  • 1972: The Call of the Wild - Pete
  • 1972: Der Schrei der schwarzen Wölfe - Jack Harper
  • 1973: White Fang - Kurt Jansen
  • 1974: Challenge to White Fang - Kurt Jansen
  • 1975: Michel Strogoff (TV miniseries) - Michael Strogoff
  • 1975: A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe - Sergeant Milton
  • 1975: Derrick - Season 2, Episode 5: "Zeichen der Gewalt" (TV) - Günter Hausmann
  • 1977: California - Rope Whittaker
  • 1978: Mr. Mean - Rommell
  • 1978: The Inglorious Bastards - German soldier Adolf Sachs
  • 1978: Lo chiamavano Bulldozer - Sergeant Kempfer
  • 1979: The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid - Capt. Briggs
  • 1979: Derrick - Season 6, Episode 6: "Tandem" (TV) - Rudolf Nolde
  • 1979: Götz von Berlichingen mit der eisernen Hand - Götz von Berlichingen
  • 1983: S.A.S. à San Salvador - Enrique Chacon
  • 1983: Thunder Warrior - Deputy Rusty
  • 1985: Man Hunt - Robson
  • 1987: Thunder Warrior II - Deputy Rusty
  • 1987/89: The Black Forest Clinic - Florian
  • 1995: The Viking Sagas - Valgard
  • References

    Raimund Harmstorf Wikipedia