Richard Sammel

Richard Sammel

Sammel at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con.

October 1960 (age 56)

Heidelberg, Germany

Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present

Richard Sammel (born 13 October 1960) is a German actor. He has appeared in more than 80 films since 1991. He is perhaps best known for his role as Thomas Eichhorst in the FX horror drama series The Strain (2014–present).

Personal life

Sammel speaks five languages: German (native), English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (fluent), and Spanish (medium fluency).[1][2]

Sammel currently resides in Paris and Berlin with his girlfriend and his son. He also has two daughters.[3]

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2016 The Confessions German minister
2014–present The Strain Thomas Eichhorst
2014 3 Days to Kill The Wolf
2013 Company of Heroes Capt. Beimler
2013 Road 47 Col. Mayer
2012 The Third Half Rudolph Spitz
2011 Sniper: Reloaded Col. Ralf Jäger
2010-present Un village français Heinrich Müller
2009 Inglourious Basterds Sgt. Werner Rachtman
2006 OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies Moeller
Casino Royale Adolph Gettler
2002 The Nest Winfried
Safe Conduct Richard Pottier
1998 Taxi Gangster Leader
1997 Life is Beautiful Nazi at train station


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