Karl-Heinz Weiß

Karl-Heinz Weiß

Darsteller
*08.12.1920 Magdeburg

Biography

Karl-Heinz Weiss was born December 8, 1920, in Magdeburg. He studied acting at Dessau"s Friedrich Theater and made his stage debut in 1943 in Magdeburg. After playing at several other theatres, Weiss went to Berlin in 1953 where he performed at Berliner Ensemble, and later at Volksbühne. From 1967 on, Weiss was a cast member of Deutsches Theater until he ended his stage career in 1990.

Weiss played his first role in a feature film as a watchful farmer in the history film "Thomas Müntzer" (1955), directed by Martin Hellberg. Between 1955 and 1970, he became a sought-after actor and appeared in more than 50 movie productions and more than 100 TV productions. But Weiss mainly starred in more or less distinctive supporting roles.


Often Weiss was seen as an accessory or official of a regime, for instance as a Gestapo official in Hans-Joachim Kunert"s film "Besondere Kennzeichen: keine" (1955), as the leader of a SS echelon in Konrad Wolf"s film "Lissy" (1957), or as member of the party executive committee in Frank Beyer"s DEFA classic "Spur der Steine" ("Traces of Stones", 1966). But Weiss also played gamblers, train conductors, physicians, workers, and librarians – and appeared on the big screen in Konrad Wolf’s "Goya" (1971), in Kurt Maetzig"s "Mann gegen Mann" ("Man against Man", 1975), and in Günter Reisch"s "Anton der Zauberer" ("Anton the Magician", 1978), among numerous others.

His most important roles include the role of French communist leader Maurice Thorez in the political biopic "Ernst Thälmann - Führer seiner Klasse" (1955), directed by Kurt Maetzig, and the role of Dollwitz in the railwayman fairy tale movie "Das zweite Leben des Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Platow" ("The Second Life of F.W.G. Platzow", 1973, directed by Siegfried Kühn.

The contents of this entry were funded with the support of the DEFA-Stiftung.

Filmography

1981 Darf ich Petruschka zu dir sagen?
Cast
 
1977/1978 Anton der Zauberer
Cast
 
1977/1978 Härtetest
Cast
 
1976 Vorurteil?
Cast
 
1976 Der Lampenschirm
Cast
 
1975/1976 Mann gegen Mann
Cast
 
1974/1975 Mord im Märkischen Viertel
Cast
 
1973 Erziehung vor Verdun. Der große Krieg der weißen Männer
Cast
 
1973 Das zweite Leben des Friedrich Wilhelm Georg Platow
Cast
 
1970/1971 Goya
Cast
 
1970 Der Sonne Glut. 4. Die Klassenschlacht
Cast
 
1970 Der Sonne Glut. 3. Saat im Sturm
Cast
 
1970 Der Sonne Glut. 2. Aufbruch in den Morgen
Cast
 
1970 Der Sonne Glut. 1. Zum Leben angetreten
Cast
 
1969/1970 Rottenknechte
Cast
 
1969/1970 Jeder stirbt für sich allein
Cast
 
1969/1970 Im Spannungsfeld
Cast
 
1969/1970 He, du!
Cast
 
1969 Zeit zu leben
Cast
 
1969 Erpresser am Telefon (1959)
Cast
 
1969 Die Dame aus Genua
Cast
 
1967/1968 Mord am Montag
Cast
 
1967 Begegnungen
Cast
 
1966 Trick 17b
Cast
 
1965/1966 Spur der Steine
Cast
 
1965 Episoden vom Glück
Cast
 
1965 Der Nachfolger
Cast
 
1964/1965 Wolf unter Wölfen
Cast
 
1964 Pension Boulanka
Cast
 
1964 Drei Kriege. 2. Hinter den Fronten
Cast
 
1963 Drei Kriege. 1. Tauroggen
Cast
 
1962 Die Moritat vom Durst
Cast
 
1962 Auf der Flucht erschossen
Cast
 
1962 Der Mann mit den zwei Gesichtern
Cast
 
1961/1962 Die schwarze Galeere
Cast
 
1961 Tempel des Satans
Cast
 
1961 Gewissen in Aufruhr
Cast
 
1960/1961 Guten Tag, lieber Tag
Cast
 
1960/1961 Septemberliebe
Cast
 
1960/1961 Die Liebe und der Co-Pilot
Cast
 
1960 Quermann auf dem Lande
Cast
 
1960 Scherbengericht
Cast
 
1959/1960 Flucht aus der Hölle
Cast
 
1959/1960 Leute mit Flügeln
Cast
 
1959 Der Augenzeuge [Jg. 1959 / Nr. A 75/59]
Cast
 
1959 Jupp vor Gericht
Cast
 
1959 Der Papagei
Cast
 
1958/1959 Natürlich die Nelli!
Cast
 
1958 Klotz am Bein
Cast
 
1958 Der Prozeß wird vertagt
Cast
 
1958 Geschwader Fledermaus
Cast
 
1957 Gejagt bis zum Morgen
Cast
 
1957 Polonia-Express
Cast
 
1957 Fridericus Rex - Elfter Teil
Cast
 
1957 Ein Mädchen von 16 1/2
Cast
 
1956/1957 Spielbank-Affäre
Cast
 
1956/1957 Wo du hingehst...
Cast
 
1956/1957 Zwei Mütter
Cast
 
1956/1957 Lissy
Cast
 
1956/1957 Schlösser und Katen. 1. Der krumme Anton. - 2. Annegrets Heimkehr
Cast
 
1956/1957 Ihr Diener, Herr Professor
Cast
 
1956 Damals in Paris...
Cast
 
1955/1956 Eine Berliner Romanze
Cast
 
1955/1956 Thomas Müntzer
Cast
 
1955/1956 Besondere Kennzeichen: keine
Cast
 
1946 Der Augenzeuge [Jg. 1946 / Nr. 009]
Participation
 
1946 Der Augenzeuge [Jg. 1946 / Nr. 018]
Participation
 

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