Karl Michael Vogler - biography

Actor from Germany

Karl Michael Vogler Karl Michael Vogler (28 August 1928 – 9 June 2009) was a German actor probably best known for his appearances in several big-budget English-language films of the 1960s and 1970s, including The Blue Max where he co-starred with George Peppard and Ursula Andress followed a few years later by Patton, in which he portrayed Erwin Rommel. He primarily worked in German film and television, often typecast as authority figures. He was also an acclaimed stage actor, perhaps best-remembered for playing Horatio to Maximillian Schell's Hamlet in 1960's Munich August Festival and a subsequent television adaptation. He was born in Remscheid, Germany and raised in Bregenz, Austria, the son of a blacksmith. After graduation he started his career as theatre actor and made his debut in Innsbruck in 1950. He died in Seehausen am Staffelsee, Germany, aged 80.  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Michael Vogler,Karl-Michael Vogler,K.M. Vogler
Date of birth
Place of birth


Year Performance Character
1970 Deep End
1970 Patton
1969 Downhill Racer
1967 How I Won the War
1966 The Blue Max
1965 Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
1963 Zwei Whiskey und ein Sofa Klaus Hartmann
1961 Hamlet


Date of death
Place of death
Seehausen am Staffelsee

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