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Walter Gotell

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.

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Mar 15, 1924 In Bonn, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie We Dive at Dawn 1943-01-01
Latest Project:
Series Softly, Softly: Taskforce 2018
Known For
Poster of Airline
Poster of Our Miss Fred
Poster of La espada de Lancelot
Poster of Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Disappeared
Series Softly, Softly: Taskforce Unknown 2018
Movie Las aventuras del príncipe Valiente Erik the Old 1997-07-24
Series Expediente X Unknown 1993-09-10
Movie La venganza de los Muñecos 2 General Mueller 1991-10-17
Series Historias de la cripta Unknown 1989-06-10
Series Las pesadillas de Freddy Unknown 1988-10-08
Movie Campamento sangriento 2 Uncle John 1988-10-31
Movie 007: Alta tensión General Anatol Gogol 1987-06-29
Series Star Trek: La nueva generación Unknown 1987-09-28
Movie Panorama para matar General Gogol 1985-05-24
Movie Lace II General Zedd 1985-05-05
Movie KGB: The Secret War 1985-11-01
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Series MacGyver Unknown 1985-09-29
Movie ¡Jo... con los Militares! Nabokov 1985-11-01
Series Lobo del aire Unknown 1984-01-22
Movie Escarlata y negro Gen. Max Helm 1984-02-02
Movie Memed My Hawk Sgt. Asim 1984-05-10
Series Corrupción en Miami Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie Octopussy Gogol 1983-06-05
Series El equipo A Unknown 1983-01-23
Movie Kalabaliken i Bender Storvesiren 1983-08-26
Series Hotel Unknown 1983-09-21
Series Masquerade Steiner 1983-12-15
Series Scarecrow and Mrs. King Unknown 1983-10-03
Series Airline Unknown 1982-01-03
Series Cagney & Lacey Unknown 1982-03-25
Series El coche fantástico Unknown 1982-09-26
Movie Sólo para sus ojos General Anatol Gogol 1981-06-23
Movie El grito del inocente Jack Brewster 1980-06-19
Movie Moonraker General Gogol 1979-06-26
Movie Cuba Don Jose Pulido 1979-12-21
Movie El semental Ben Khaled 1978-08-17
Movie Los niños del Brasil Mundt 1978-10-05
Series The Word Unknown 1978-11-12
Movie Domingo negro Colonel Riat 1977-03-11
Movie Marchar o morir Col. Lamont 1977-09-08
Movie La espía que me amó General Anatol Gogol 1977-07-07
Series The Zoo Gang Unknown 1974-04-05
Movie Our Miss Fred Schmidt 1972-01-01
Movie Cry WoIf 1969-01-02
Movie La huella conduce a Londres George Leeds 1969-10-13
Movie Misión Suicida Van Horst 1968-06-05
Series The Champions Unknown 1968-09-25
Movie Éstos son los condenados Major Holland 1963-05-19
Movie La espada de Lancelot Sir Cedric 1963-06-02
Series The Sentimental Agent Unknown 1963-09-28
Movie Desde Rusia con amor Morzeny 1963-10-11
Movie Dos frescos en órbita Dr. Zorbb (3rd Echelon scientist) 1962-01-01
Series Z-Cars Unknown 1962-01-02
Series Studio Four Unknown 1962-01-22
Movie El día más largo German soldier (uncredited) 1962-09-25
Movie Los cañones de Navarone Muesel 1961-04-27
Series Stryker of the Yard Unknown 1961-11-02
Movie Circo de los horrores Baron Von Gruber 1960-04-01
Series No Hiding Place Unknown 1959-09-16
Movie The Treasure of San Teresa Hamburg inspector 1959-07-21
Movie Fugitivos del desierto 1st German Officer 1958-06-24
Series The Adventures of William Tell Unknown 1958-09-15
Series Behind Closed Doors Unknown 1958-10-02
Series The Count of Monte Cristo Le Drue 1956-02-20
Movie El hombre que sabía demasiado Guard (uncredited) 1956-06-01
Series Dixon of Dock Green Unknown 1955-07-09
Movie Duel in the Jungle Jim 1954-06-30
Movie Desperate Moment Ravitch's Servant-Henchman 1953-03-17
Movie Sesenta segundos de vida German Sentry 1953-08-11
Movie Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Disappeared Luzatto 1951-04-01
Movie La Reina de África Second Officer 1951-12-03
Movie Cairo Road Prison Officer 1950-06-21
Movie Lilli Marlene Director of Propaganda 1950-12-08
Movie No Orchids for Miss Blandish uncredited 1948-04-13
Movie We Dive at Dawn 1943-01-01