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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
Pelicula Las aventuras del príncipe Valiente Erik the Old 1997-07-24
Series Expediente X Unknown 1993-09-10
Pelicula 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
Pelicula Campamento sangriento 2 Uncle John 1988-10-31
Pelicula 007: Alta tensión General Anatol Gogol 1987-06-29
Series Star Trek: La nueva generación Unknown 1987-09-28
Pelicula Panorama para matar General Gogol 1985-05-24
Pelicula Lace II General Zedd 1985-05-05
Pelicula KGB: The Secret War 1985-11-01
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Series MacGyver Unknown 1985-09-29
Pelicula ¡Jo... con los Militares! Nabokov 1985-11-01
Series Lobo del aire Unknown 1984-01-22
Pelicula Escarlata y negro Gen. Max Helm 1984-02-02
Pelicula Memed My Hawk Sgt. Asim 1984-05-10
Series Corrupción en Miami Unknown 1984-09-16
Pelicula Octopussy Gogol 1983-06-05
Series El equipo A Unknown 1983-01-23
Pelicula 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
Pelicula Sólo para sus ojos General Anatol Gogol 1981-06-23
Pelicula El grito del inocente Jack Brewster 1980-06-19
Pelicula Moonraker General Gogol 1979-06-26
Pelicula Cuba Don Jose Pulido 1979-12-21
Pelicula El semental Ben Khaled 1978-08-17
Pelicula Los niños del Brasil Mundt 1978-10-05
Series The Word Unknown 1978-11-12
Pelicula Domingo negro Colonel Riat 1977-03-11
Pelicula Marchar o morir Col. Lamont 1977-09-08
Pelicula La espía que me amó General Anatol Gogol 1977-07-07
Series The Zoo Gang Unknown 1974-04-05
Pelicula Our Miss Fred Schmidt 1972-01-01
Pelicula Cry WoIf 1969-01-02
Pelicula La huella conduce a Londres George Leeds 1969-10-13
Pelicula Misión Suicida Van Horst 1968-06-05
Series The Champions Unknown 1968-09-25
Pelicula Éstos son los condenados Major Holland 1963-05-19
Pelicula La espada de Lancelot Sir Cedric 1963-06-02
Series The Sentimental Agent Unknown 1963-09-28
Pelicula Desde Rusia con amor Morzeny 1963-10-11
Pelicula 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
Pelicula El día más largo German soldier (uncredited) 1962-09-25
Pelicula Los cañones de Navarone Muesel 1961-04-27
Series Stryker of the Yard Unknown 1961-11-02
Pelicula Circo de los horrores Baron Von Gruber 1960-04-01
Series No Hiding Place Unknown 1959-09-16
Pelicula The Treasure of San Teresa Hamburg inspector 1959-07-21
Pelicula 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
Pelicula El hombre que sabía demasiado Guard (uncredited) 1956-06-01
Series Dixon of Dock Green Unknown 1955-07-09
Pelicula Duel in the Jungle Jim 1954-06-30
Pelicula Desperate Moment Ravitch's Servant-Henchman 1953-03-17
Pelicula Sesenta segundos de vida German Sentry 1953-08-11
Pelicula Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Disappeared Luzatto 1951-04-01
Pelicula La Reina de África Second Officer 1951-12-03
Pelicula Cairo Road Prison Officer 1950-06-21
Pelicula Lilli Marlene Director of Propaganda 1950-12-08
Pelicula No Orchids for Miss Blandish uncredited 1948-04-13
Pelicula We Dive at Dawn 1943-01-01