Gedeon Burkhard

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Gedeon Burkhard
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Burkhard at the Berlin premiere of The Pursuit of Happiness, 2007
Born (1969-07-03) 3 July 1969 (age 51)
Munich, West Germany
(now Germany)
Years active1981–present
Spouse(s) Birgit Cunningham
Katjuscha Wladimirowna (twice divorced)

Gedeon Burkhard (born 3 July 1969) 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 (1997–2001), which has been aired on television in numerous countries around the world, or as Corporal Wilhelm Wicki in the 2009 film Inglourious Basterds . He is also well recognised for his role as Chris Ritter in the long-running series Alarm für Cobra 11 .


Life and career

Gedeon Burkhard was born in Munich, West Germany, the son of Wolfgang Burkhard and German actress Elisabeth von Molo (then Burkhard) who is granddaughter of Alessandro Moissi, a famous Albanian actor of the 20th century. [1] Gedeon was educated at a boarding school in England and began his acting career in 1979 in the German TV film Tante Maria. His father, Wolfgang Burkhard, is his manager.[ citation needed ]

During the 1990s, he lived in the U.S.A, working in several productions, but without much recognition. Burkhard married Birgit Cunningham only to divorce three months later.[ citation needed ] After that, he lived in Vienna for Kommisar Rex for more than five years, before moving to Berlin for work reasons. Burkhard was working in Cologne on the TV series Alarm für Cobra 11 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". [2] Burkhard appeared in the Quentin Tarantino movie Inglourious Basterds . In February 2009, he was 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 , in which he plays a drug investigator, Daniele Piazza.

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

In 2016, Burkhard played Gustav Froehlich, a German actor and UFA star, in the international movie "The Devil's Mistress" (original title: “Lída Baarová [3] ") by Czech director Filip Renč. The biographical film is about the life of actress Lída Baarová and her relationship with Joseph Goebbels. The film was theatrically released in January 2016 in Prague. [4]

Gedeon Burkhard is in a relationship with a German woman, Katjuscha Burkhard (Wladimirowna).

Selected filmography

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