Person Details

Birthday: 1924-03-15 00:59:39

Death: 1997-05-05 00:59:39

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Bonn, Germany

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Movie Involvements: 53

TV Involvements: 20


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Walter Gotell (15 March 1926 – 5 May 1997) was a German actor, known for his role as General Gogol, head of the KGB, in the James Bond film series. Gotell was born in Bonn, Germany; his family emigrated to the United Kingdom after the Nazis came to power. A fluent English speaker, he started in films as early as 1943, usually playing German henchmen, such as in We Dive at Dawn (1943). He began to have more established roles by the early fifties, starring in The African Queen (1951), Ice-Cold in Alex (1958), The Guns of Navarone (1961), 55 Days At Peking (1963), Lancelot and Guinevere (1963), The Spy Who Came In From The Cold (1965), Lord Jim (1965), Black Sunday (1977), The Boys From Brazil (1978), and Cuba (1979). Gotell won the role of KGB General Anatol Gogol in The Spy Who Loved Me for being a look-alike of the former head of Soviet secret police Lavrentiy Pavlovitch Beria. His first role in the James Bond films came in 1963, when he played the henchman Morzeny in From Russia with Love. Starting in the late 1970s, he played the recurring role of General Gogol in the James Bond series, beginning with The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977. The character returned in Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), A View to a Kill (1985) and The Living Daylights (1987). As the Cold War developed, the role of leader of the KGB was seen to change attitudes to the West - from direct competitor to collaborator. His final appearance, as the Cold War began to become less imminent, sees him transferred to a different, more diplomatic role. Gotell is one of a few actors to have played a villain and a Bond ally in the film series (others being Joe Don Baker, Charles Gray and Richard Kiel). Throughout his career, Gotell also made numerous guest appearances in a wide array of television series. He played Chief Constable Cullen in Softly, Softly: Taskforce between 1969 and 1975. He guested in many series including Danger Man, Knight Rider, The A-Team, Airwolf, The X-Files, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, MacGyver, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Miami Vice, Cagney and Lacey, The Saint, and many others. Description above from the Wikipedia article Walter Gotell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

The X-Files
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8

The X-Files

(1993) Victor Klemper
The A-Team
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7

The A-Team

(1983) Ramon DeJarro
Star Trek: The Next Generation
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8

Star Trek: The Next Generation

(1987) Kurt Mandl
Knight Rider
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8

Knight Rider

(1982) Simon Carascas
Miami Vice
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8

Miami Vice

(1984) Max Klizer
From Russia with Love
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7

From Russia with Love

(1963) Morzeny
Octopussy
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6

Octopussy

(1983) Gogol
Airwolf
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8

Airwolf

(1984) Oberst Helmut Krüger / Hans Daubert

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2018 Nazi General (archive footage) (uncredited)
2003 General Mueller (archive footage)
2000 Himself
1997 Erik the Old
1993 Victor Klemper
1991 General Mueller
1989 N/A
1988 Uncle John
N/A
1987 Kurt Mandl
General Anatol Gogol
1985 Nabokov
N/A
N/A
Nicholai
General Gogol
1984 Max Klizer
Sgt. Asim
Oberst Helmut Krüger / Hans Daubert
1983 Steiner
N/A
Storvesiren
Gogol
Gen. Max Helm
Ramon DeJarro
1982 Simon Carascas
N/A
J.F. Blackwell
Misjakov
N/A
1981 General Anatol Gogol
1980 Jack Brewster
1979 Don Jose Pulido
General Gogol
1978 Hennig
Mundt
Ben Khaled
1977 Sam Baker
Col. Lamont
Frankenheimer
General Anatol Gogol
Colonel Riat
1974 Boucher
1972 Schmidt
Constantine
1969 George Leeds
Gilbert Fletcher
Raymond Berry
Ronan
1968 Captain Jost
Van Horst
1963 Morzeny
N/A
Sir Cedric
Major Holland
Capt. Hoffman
1962 German soldier (uncredited)
Gestapo Commissar Kehr
N/A
Dr. Zorbb
1961 Oberinspektor Whiteside
Muesel
1960 Baron Von Gruber
Signals Officer Mueller on the 'Bismarck' (uncredited)
1959 N/A
Zeist
Fischer
Hamburg inspector
Azhad Khan
1958 German Colonel
N/A
N/A
Profuno
1st German Officer
1956 Guard (uncredited)
Guard (uncredited)
Le Drue
1955 Gooch
German Officer on Tirpitz
1954 Jim
1953 Feldwebel
German Sentry
Ravitch's Servant-Henchman
1952 Second Officer
1951 Luzatto
1950 Director of Propaganda
François - The Follower
Prison Officer
1948 uncredited
1943 Luftwaffe Captain
1942 Lieutenant Langfeld
SS Guard
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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