Dieter Eppler

Dieter Eppler (11 February 1927 in Stuttgart 12 April 2008 in Stuttgart) was a German television actor and director of radio dramas. He was born on February 11, 1927 in Stuttgart, Germany. He was an actor, known for Jonas (1957), The Country Doctor (1987) and The Last Winter (1960). He was married to Magdalene Schnaitmann and they had five children. He was a prolific German character actor, seen in many TV crime series like Tatort, Derrick and The Old Fox. In the 1950s and 1960s, he had leading roles in several Edgar Wallace adaptations. Often portraying military types, he was noted for his starring role in U 47 – Kapitänleutnant Prien (1957). He also did horror as in the character of the evil vampire in the 1962 film Slaughter of the Vampires. He stayed in Germany and worked there and in European films until his death in 2008.

Filmography

  • 1956: Der Hexer (TV film) as Wachtmeister Carter
  • 1957: Jonas as M.S.
  • 1958: The Green Devils of Monte Cassino as Karl Christiansen
  • 1958: U 47 – Kapitänleutnant Prien as Kapitän Günther Prein
  • 1958: Kleine Leute mal ganz groß as Hans von Cleve
  • 1959: The Head as Paul Lerner
  • 1959: Der Frosch mit der Maske as Joshua Broad
  • 1959: Freddy unter fremden Sternen as Ted O'Connor
  • 1960: Under Ten Flags as Dr. Hartmann
  • 1960: The Terrible People as Mr. Crayley
  • 1960: The Last Winter as Oberleutnant Ahlbach
  • 1960: Stahlnetz - Episode: "E605" (TV) as Kriminalkommissar Hauke / Charly
  • 1961: Der Orgelbauer von St. Marien as Walter Bertram
  • 1961: Biographie eines Schokoladentages (TV film) as Herr Stockhahn alias Herr A.T. Stickman
  • 1962: Il segno del vendicatore
  • 1962: Affäre Blum (TV film) as Hans Fischer
  • 1962: Venus fra Vestø as Kaptjan Weiss
  • 1962: Slaughter of the Vampires as The Vampire
  • 1963: The White Spider as Summerfield
  • 1963: The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle as Anthony, the Butler
  • 1963: Piccadilly Zero Hour 12 as Sergeant Howard Slatterly
  • 1964: The Secret of Dr. Mabuse as Kaspar
  • 1964: Das Wirtshaus von Dartmoor as Mr. Gray
  • 1964: Frühstück mit dem Tod as Polizeileutenant Keller
  • 1964: Lana – Königin der Amazonen as Giovanni di Araúza / Gerónimo de Araújo
  • 1965: 2 Milliarden gegen die Bank von England (TV film) as SS-Sturmbannführer Addi Naumann
  • 1965: Der unheimliche Mönch as Sir Williams
  • 1966: I Deal in Danger as Dr. Stolnitz
  • 1966: Die Nibelungen, Teil 1: Siegfried as Rüdiger von Bechlarn
  • 1966: Savage Pampas as Rivera
  • 1966: All'ombra delle aquile as Batone
  • 1967: Die Nibelungen, Teil 2: Kriemhilds Rache as Rüdiger von Bechlarn
  • 1967: Lucky, the Inscrutable as Secuaz de Gafas de Oro
  • 1967: Spy Today, Die Tomorrow as Captain Reichel
  • 1967: The Blood Demon as The Coachman
  • 1967: Massacre in the Black Forest
  • 1968: Death and Diamonds as Tomasio
  • 1968: Uden en trævl as Kurt von Asbach
  • 1968: Kampf um Rom I as Thorismund
  • 1969: Kampf um Rom II – Der Verrat as Thorismund
  • 1969: Dead Body on Broadway as Cindy's agent (uncredited)
  • 1970: General Oster – Verräter oder Patriot? (TV film)
  • 1970: Deep End as Stoker
  • 1970: Die U-2-Affäre (TV film) as Oberst Shelton
  • 1970: Tatort (TV Series) as Kommissar Liersdahl / Gastkommissar Liersdahl / Wilhelm Zander / Bossie / Eduard Kern
  • 1971: Theodor Kardinal Innitzer (TV film) as Bürckl, Gauleiter
  • 1972: Die Pueblo-Affaire (TV film) as Lacy
  • 1972: Mit dem Strom (TV film) as Ermisch, Kriminalkommissar
  • 1972: Life Is Tough, Eh Providence? as Sheriff Howard Pendleton
  • 1973: Zu einem Mord gehören zwei (TV film) as Bonard
  • 1974: Wer stirbt schon gerne unter Palmen
  • 1976: Derrick (TV Series) as Dr Schöller / Polizeeichef / Oppler / Bache / Various Characters
  • 1976: Vera Romeyke ist nicht tragbar as Herr Gaub
  • 1977: Halbzeit (TV film)
  • 1978: Grüß Gott, ich komm von drüben (TV film) as Stegmaier
  • 1981: Goldene Zeiten (TV miniseries)
  • 1984: Der Sprinter as Siegfried Dietrich
  • 1985: Seitenstechen
  • 1985: Beinah Trinidad (TV film)
  • 1985: The Old Fox (TV) as Zeisinger / Einsatzleiter
  • 1985: Mission Terra (TV series)
  • 1987: The Black Forest Clinic (TV series)
  • 1988: Der Schatz im Niemandsland (TV series)
  • 1989: Mit Leib und Seele (TV series) as Bürgermeister Rösner / Bürgermeister Rösler
  • 1990: Abenteuer Airport (TV series) as Direktor Tiedemann
  • 1991: Zwei Schlitzohren in Antalya (TV series)
  • 1991: Der Goldene Schnitt (TV film)
  • 1991: Bilder machen Leute (TV film)
  • 1994: Der König von Bärenbach (TV series)
  • 1994: Drei Tage im April (TV film) as Steigmaster
  • 1999: Kanadische Träume – Eine Familie wandert aus (TV miniseries)
  • 1999: Das verbotene Zimmer (TV film) as Kurt Krumholz
  • 2000: Jugendsünde (TV film) as Klemm
  • 2000: Stimme des Herzens (TV film) as Herr Heinze
  • 2001: Alle meine Töchter (TV series) as Josef (final appearance)
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