Person Details

Birthday: 1934-06-26 06:25:23

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Greifswald, Germany

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Movie Involvements: 49

TV Involvements: 7


Most Famous Work

Biography

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Josef Sommer (born June 26, 1934) is an American film actor. He was born Maximilian Josef Sommer in Greifswald, Germany and was raised in North Carolina, the son of Elisabeth and Clemons Sommer, a professor of art history at the University of North Carolina. He studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He has a daughter, Maria. Sommer made his acting debut at the age of nine in a North Carolina production of Watch on the Rhine. He made his film debut in 1971 in Dirty Harry, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind in 1977, and appeared in Witness opposite Harrison Ford (where he played a crooked police officer) and Moonlight and Valentino with Elizabeth Perkins. He appeared as President Gerald Ford opposite Gena Rowlands in the 1987 made-for-TV movie The Betty Ford Story. He has also had starring roles in two short-lived series, Hothouse (1988) and Under Cover (early 1990s). As of 2007, he has appeared, as a character actor, in almost 100 films. Some of his more famous roles have been as a crooked businessman or a corrupt politician. Description above from the Wikipedia article Josef Sommer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Average
7

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

(1999) Patrick Rumsey
Law & Order
Average
8

Law & Order

(1990) Patrick Rumsey
Without a Trace
Average
7

Without a Trace

(2002) Peter Ducek
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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7
Shaft
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6

Shaft

(2000) Curt Flemming
The Sum of All Fears
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6

The Sum of All Fears

(2002) Senator Jessup
The Invasion
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6

The Invasion

(2007) Dr. Henryk Belicec
Witness
Average
7

Witness

(1985) Chief Paul Schaeffer

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2008 Woodrow Wilson
Senator Orton Worrell
2007 Dr. Henryk Belicec
2006 The President
Bill Hunt
2002 Peter Ducek
Senator Jessup
2001 N/A
2000 Peter Lassiter
Curt Flemming
Richard Whittaker
1999 N/A
Patrick Rumsey
N/A
1998 Dr. Eaton
1997 N/A
1996 Nick Mirsky
Phelps Bowen
N/A
1995 Palmer Strickland
Thomas Trager
N/A
Joseph 'Joe' Farley
1994 Clive Peoples Jr.
Ambassador Magee
Defence Secretary Charles Potter
Col. Morrow
1993 Atty. Lester Adams
1992 Henry Meade
Mr. Ducksworth
Tom Sutherland
Albert Cohn
1991 Priest
N/A
Stewart Merriman
1990 Polonius
Patrick Rumsey
N/A
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1989 Father
Waldo Winchester
Charles Estiman
Al Duffield
Judge Fenwick
1988 Lannon
N/A
1987 General Winder
President Gerald Ford
1986 James Angleton
1985 Jim Neal
Barney Taber
N/A
Dr. Jeffrey Stewart
Mr. Rafferty
Chief Paul Schaeffer
1984 Whitman
1983 Max Richter
Jack Ockham
George Barton
N/A
Sam Taylor
1982 Narrator (voice)
George Bynum
Adrian Pruitt
1981 State Department Official
McAdam
Roy Lefcourt
1980 Dr. Martin Grossman
Jason R. Reid
Mr. Parker
1979 Henry
Nathaniel Hawthorne
1978 Dr. Dienhart
Ezra Mannon
1977 Larry Butler
N/A
1976 Pomeroy
1975 N/A
Ted Van Sant
1972 N/A
1971 Att. William T. Rothko
1951 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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