Heinrich Gotho

Heinrich Gotho was an Austrian film actor.[1] He started his acting career at some provincial theatres, until he found an engagement at the Neues Volkstheater in Berlin. The character actor appeared in over 50 films between 1922 and 1933, mostly in smaller roles. He notably appeared in numerous movies by director Fritz Lang, among them Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922), Metropolis (1927) and M (1931). Gotho was forced to retire from film acting in 1933; as a Jew he could no longer work in Nazi Germany.[2]

Heinrich Gotho
Other namesHeinrich Gottesmann
Years active1912–1933 (film)

Information about his later life remains sparse and controversial, and there are no undisputed sources for his birth or death year.

Selected filmography


  1. Waldman p.141
  2. Cyronos


  • Waldman, Harry. Maurice Tourneur: The Life and Films. McFarland, 2001.

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