Years active 1947–1971
|Name Werner Peters|
Role Film actor
|Born 7 July 1918 (1918-07-07) Werlitzsch, Kreis Delitzsch, Prussian Saxony|
Died March 30, 1971, Wiesbaden, Germany
Spouse Ursula Burow (m. 1966–1971)
Awards German Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Movies Der Untertan, The Thousand Eyes of D, The Devil Strikes at Night, The Bird with the Crystal Pl, Battle of the Bulge
Similar People Wolfgang Staudte, Franz Josef Gottlieb, George Seaton, Artur Brauner, Pinkas Braun
Werner Peters (7 July 1918 – 30 March 1971) was a German film actor. He appeared in 102 films between 1947 and 1971.
Peters was born in Werlitzsch, Kreis Delitzsch, Prussian Saxony, and died of a heart attack on a promotion tour for his latest film in Wiesbaden, Germany.
His film career started with the lead in Wolfgang Staudte's Der Untertan, produced in the young German Democratic Republic. Peters then worked in West Germany, appearing mostly in supporting roles in popular movies. He also established himself in the European and international film industry by frequently playing sinister German or Nazi characters.
Peters appeared in two episodes of the 1966 American television espionage drama Blue Light. These were edited together with two other episodes to create the theatrical film I Deal in Danger, released in December 1966, which included his role.