Gedeon Burkhard
Gedeon Burkhard is a German film and television actor. Although he has appeared in numerous films and TV series in both Europe and the US, he is probably best recognised for his role as Alexander Brandtner in the Austrian/German television series Kommissar Rex
Kommissar Rex
Kommissar Rex is a popular Austrian-made police television drama, aired from 1994 to 2004. In 2007 a new series was released , under Austrian-Italian production. From February 18, 2008, the 12th season was shot in Rome...

(1998–2001), which has been aired on television in numerous countries around the world, or as Corporal Wilhelm Wicki in the 2009 film Inglorious Basterds,

Life and career

Gedeon Burkhard was born in Munich
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, Germany
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, the son of German actress Elisabeth von Molo and a great-grandson of Alexander Moissi, a famous Italo
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 actor of the 20th century. Gedeon was educated at a boarding school in England. He began his acting career in 1979 in the German TV film Tante Maria. His father, Wolfgang Burkhard, is his manager.

During the 1990s, he lived in the U.S.
United States
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, working in several productions but without much recognition. In this period, Gedeon Burkhard got married in Las Vegas
Las Vegas metropolitan area
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 only to divorce 4 months later. After that, he lived in Vienna for Kommisar Rex for more than 5 years, before moving to Berlin
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 for work reasons. Gedeon Burkhard was working in Cologne
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 on the TV series Alarm für Cobra 11
Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei
Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei is a long-running, popular German television series about a two-man team of highway police, originally set in Berlin and later in North Rhine-Westphalia. The series has been broadcast in countries worldwide....

 as the detective Chris Ritter, until the end of his contract in November 2007. His character Chris Ritter had a heroic death. He then returned to Berlin, to be close to his daughter and to work in new projects. He said: "For the moment I will dedicate myself again fully to my artistic vagabond life in Berlin". Burkhard appeared in the Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
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 movie Inglourious Basterds. Since February 2009, he has been shooting the film "Massel", made for German television. In 2011, he was in Rome, shooting an Italian mini TV series of 6 chapters "Caccia al Re - La Narcotici", with other italian actor like Stefano Dionisi, Raffaella Rea and Laura Glavan, in which he plays a drug investigator, Daniele Piazza.

In 2011, he competed in the Italian version of "Dancing with the Stars", accompanied by professional Italian dancer Samanta Togni, in which he danced with his "daughter" Laura Glavan.

Gedeon Burkhard is in a relationship with a German woman, Anika Bormann.


  • Tante Maria (1979) (TV)
  • Und ab geht die Post (1981) (TV)
  • Blut und Ehre: Jugend unter Hitler (aka Blood and Honor: Youth Under Hitler
    Blood and Honor: Youth Under Hitler
    Blood and Honor: Youth Under Hitler, 1982 is a German/American made for TV mini-series which was a co-production between Daniel Wilson Productions and S.W.F and Taurus Films....

     (USA)) (1982) (TV)
  • "Nordlichter: Geschichten zwischen Watt und Wellen" (1983) TV Series
  • Passagier - Welcome to Germany, Der
    The Passenger - Welcome to Germany
    The Passenger - Welcome to Germany is a 1988 German drama film directed by Thomas Brasch. It was entered into the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.-Cast:* Tony Curtis - Mr...

     (aka The Passenger - Welcome to Germany, aka Welcome to Germany (USA)) (1988)
  • "Fahnder, Der" : Hendriks Alleingang (1988) TV Episode
  • "Forsthaus Falkenau" : Frühlingsföhn (1989) TV Episode (as Gedeon Burkhart) & Ein neuer Anfang (1989) TV Episode (as Gedeon Burkhart)
  • Zwei Frauen (aka Silence Like Glass (USA)) (1989)
  • Šípková Ruženka (aka Sleeping Beauty (Europe: English title)) (1989) .
  • "Sekt oder Selters" (1990) TV Series
  • "The New Adventures of Black Beauty" (1990) TV Series
  • "Náhrdelník" (aka The Necklace (Europe: English title)) (1992) TV Series
  • Kleine Haie (aka Acting It Out, aka Little Sharks) (1992)
  • Sommerliebe (1993) (TV)
  • Mein Mann ist mein Hobby (1993) (TV)
  • Abgeschminkt! (aka Making Up! (USA)) (1993)
  • "Piovra 7, La" (1994) (mini) TV Series
  • Affären (1994)
  • "Verliebt, verlobt, verheiratet" (1994) TV Series
  • "König, Der" : Tod eines Schmetterlings (1994) TV Episode
  • "Fall für zwei, Ein" : Kleiner Bruder (1995) TV Episode
  • Magenta (1996)
  • Wem gehört Tobias? (aka In the Wrong Hands (USA)) (1996)
  • "SOKO 5113" : Polterabend (1996) TV Episode
  • Polizeiruf 110 - Die Gazelle (1996) (TV)
  • 2 Männer, 2 Frauen - 4 Probleme!? (aka Four for Venice, aka Two Women, Two Men (USA)) (1998)
  • The Brylcreem Boys (1998)
  • Gefährliche Lust - Ein Mann in Versuchung (1998) (TV)
  • "Kommissar Rex
    Kommissar Rex
    Kommissar Rex is a popular Austrian-made police television drama, aired from 1994 to 2004. In 2007 a new series was released , under Austrian-Italian production. From February 18, 2008, the 12th season was shot in Rome...

    " (aka Inspector Rex (Australia), aka Rex: A Cop's Best Friend (UK)) (1998–2000)
  • Superfire (2002) (TV)
  • Zwei Affären und eine Hochzeit (2002) (TV)
  • We'll Meet Again (2002) (TV)
  • Yu (2003)
  • Bisschen Haushalt, Das (2003) (TV)
  • "Wunschbaum, Der" (2004) (mini) TV Series
  • Vater meines Sohnes, Der (2004) (TV)
  • Utta Danella - Eine Liebe in Venedig (2005) (TV)
  • Der Todestunnel (2004) (TV)
  • "SOKO Leipzig" : Die Moorleiche (2005) TV Episode
  • Goldene Zeiten (2006)Misha Hahn.
  • Der letzte Zug
    Der letzte Zug
    Der Letzte Zug is a 2006 German film directed by Joseph Vilsmaier and Dana Vávrová, and starring Gedeon Burkhard, Lale Yavas, and Lena Beyerling. The film depicts the fate of some of the last remaining Jews in Berlin, who in April 1943 were rounded up at the Berlin-Grunewald station and sent to...

     (2006) Henry Neumann.
  • Alarm für Cobra 11 (2006/2007) (TV) Chris Ritter.
  • Märzmelodie(2007)(movie)is Florian(lead)
  • Inglourious Basterds (2009) (USA movie) is Cpl. Wilhelm Wicki.
  • So ein Schlamassel(2009) German TV Film as Patrick Silberschatz.
  • La Narcotici (2009) Italian TV Series Chief Daniele Piazza (lead).
  • Bridges (2010) German animated short film-noir Captain Saul Bridges (lead).
  • Inga Lindström - Millionäre küsst man nicht (2010) German TV Film Tomas Lindberg (lead).
  • Ohne Gnade (2010) German movie. Ronzo (supporting role).
  • Wunderkinder (2010) German movie. Boris Brodsky (lead).

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