Wolf Kahler

Wolf Kahler (born 3 April 1940) is a German stage, film, television, and voice actor.[1][2][3]

Wolf Kahler
Born (1940-04-03) 3 April 1940
Years active1975–present

From 1975–2012, he appeared in many English language US and UK television and film productions.[4] One of his early roles was Kaiser Wilhelm II in Michael York's adventure film The Riddle of the Sands.[5] One of his most well-known roles was that of Dietrich in Raiders of the Lost Ark.[2]

His voice also appeared in video games including as Kaiser Vlad in Battalion Wars.[6] Kahler played the Prince of Tübingen in Stanley Kubrick's 1975 film, Barry Lyndon.[2][7] In 2001 he portrayed a Wehrmacht General in the World War II TV miniseries, Band of Brothers.[8] In the 1982 Clint Eastwood spy thriller Firefox, he played KGB chairman Yuri Andropov. In 2011 Kahler appeared as Dr. Hoffmanstahl in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.[2][9]. In 2017 he appeared as a German Commander in the Warner Bros./DCEU film Wonder Woman.




Video games


The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican was first broadcast in 2006 on BBC Radio4. He played Herbert Kappler. This was a drama by Robin Glendinning: a Nazi war criminal is befriended by a Vatican priest in his cell, based on the real-life adventures of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty.[10][11]


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