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Martin Kosleck (1904–1994)

His icy demeanor and piercing stare on screen epitomized the type of Nazi menace with a blind obedience to Hitler that everyone loved to hate. Kosleck portrayed Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda minister, 5 times, as well as various German army officers, SS troopers and concentration camp officers. He was also effective playing spies, agents, and ... See full bio »

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 1980 The Man with Bogart's Face
Horst Borsht
 1978 A Different Approach (Short)
Dr. Liebling
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
First Citizen
 1976 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
- Sergeant Gork (1976) ... General
 1973 Banacek (TV Series)
Bruno Aufderheidie
- The Three Million Dollar Piracy (1973) ... Bruno Aufderheidie
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Leonid (segment "Love and the Cozy Comrades")
 1972 A Day at the White House
FBI Director
 1972 Search (TV Series)
Josip Dijilas
- Live Men Tell Tales (1972) ... Josip Dijilas (as Martin Koslek)
 1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series)
Dr. Klaus Vogel
- Operation: Dorias (1972) ... Dr. Klaus Vogel
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Hugo (segment "The Devil Is Not Mocked")
- A Question of Fear/The Devil Is Not Mocked (1971) ... Hugo (segment "The Devil Is Not Mocked")
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series)
Von Marks
- Pilot (1971) ... Von Marks
 1970 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
General Mueller
- The Gestapo Takeover (1970) ... General Mueller
 1970 Which Way to the Front?
Captain Schmidt (uncredited)
 1968-1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Zeitman / 2nd Agent / Schroeder
- The Second Time Around (1969) ... Zeitman
- The Thingamabob Heist (1968) ... 2nd Agent
- A Sour Note (1968) ... Schroeder
 1969 Wake Me When the War Is Over (TV Movie)
 1969 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
- The Bunker: Part 2 (1969) ... General (unconfirmed, uncredited)
- The Bunker: Part 1 (1969) ... General
 1968-1969 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Igor / Count Hackmar
- The Night of the Diva (1969) ... Igor
- The Night of the Big Blackmail (1968) ... Count Hackmar
 1968 Garrison's Gorillas (TV Series)
German General
- Time Bomb (1968) ... German General
 1966-1967 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Paul Bohler / Janos Dobrenko
- Blueprint for Betrayal (1967) ... Paul Bohler
- List for a Firing Squad (1966) ... Janos Dobrenko
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Hotel Porter / Dr. Silas Neary / Dr. Pederson
- The Test Tube Killer Affair (1967) ... Hotel Porter
- The Cap and Gown Affair (1967) ... Dr. Silas Neary
- The Deadly Smorgasbord Affair (1967) ... Dr. Pederson
 1967 Batman (TV Series)
Professor Charm
- A Riddling Controversy (1967) ... Professor Charm
- Batman's Anniversary (1967) ... Professor Charm
 1966-1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Otto / Dr. Boorman
- The Drublegratz Affair (1967) ... Otto
- The Horns-of-the-Dilemma Affair (1966) ... Dr. Boorman
 1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Col. Otto Ulrich
- To Seek and Destroy (1966) ... Col. Otto Ulrich
 1966 Jericho (TV Series)
Colonel Christian Haas
- Upbeat and Underground (1966) ... Colonel Christian Haas
 1966 Agent for H.A.R.M.
Basil Malko
 1965 Get Smart (TV Series)
Dr. Drago
- Weekend Vampire (1965) ... Dr. Drago
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
- Password to Death (1965) ... Basalon
 1965 Morituri
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
- The Easter Breach (1965) ... Rudi
 1964-1965 The Rogues (TV Series)
Fischer / Jobka
- Run for the Money (1965) ... Fischer
- The Computer Goes West (1964) ... Jobka
 1965 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Leo Hausner
- The Brain of Colonel Barham (1965) ... Dr. Leo Hausner
 1964 36 Hours
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
- The Fear-Makers (1964) ... Director
 1964 The Flesh Eaters
Prof. Peter Bartell
 1963 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Joe Stanic
- Old Tony (1963) ... Joe Stanic
 1963 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Heinz Heller
- New Lead Berlin (1963) ... Heinz Heller
 1962 Shannon (TV Series)
- The Gideon Leap (1962) ... Geeker
 1962 Hitler
Joseph Goebbels
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Col. Andre Bertroux
- Waxworks (1962) ... Col. Andre Bertroux
 1961 Something Wild
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 Spy for Germany
 1954 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
- The Case of the Waiting Diamond (1954) ... Smuggler
 1954 Suspense (TV Series)
- Torment (1954) ... Hagen
 1954 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- The Expendables (1954) ... Popochenko
 1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
Joseph Goebbels
- The Last Days of Hitler (1954) ... Joseph Goebbels
 1953 Monodrama Theater (TV Series)
 1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Capt. Krueger
- The Sheffield Story (1952) ... Capt. Krueger
 1952 I Lift Up My Lamp (TV Movie)
 1951 Repertory Theatre (TV Series)
- Perspective (1951)
 1948 Smugglers' Cove
Count Boris Petrov
 1948 Assigned to Danger
Louie Volkes
 1948 Half Past Midnight
 1947 The Beginning or the End
Dr. O. E. Frisch (uncredited)
 1946 She-Wolf of London
Dwight Severn
 1946 The Wife of Monte Cristo
Edmund Dantes, Count of Monte Cristo
 1946 House of Horrors
Marcel De Lange
 1946 Just Before Dawn
Karl Ganss
 1946 Crime of the Century
 1945 The Spider
Mihail Barak
 1945 Pursuit to Algiers
 1945 Gangs of the Waterfront
Anjo Ferreati
 1945 The Frozen Ghost
Rudi Polden
 1945 Strange Holiday
 1944 The Mummy's Curse
 1944 The Hitler Gang
Joseph Goebbels
 1944 The Great Alaskan Mystery
Dr. Hauss
 1943 The North Star
Dr. Richter
 1943 Bomber's Moon
Luftwaffe Maj. von Streicher
 1943 Don't Be a Sucker (Short)
Nazi Orator (uncredited)
 1943 The Fighting Guerrillas
Colonel Brockner
 1942 Manila Calling
 1942 Divide and Conquer (Short)
German Officer (uncredited)
 1942 Berlin Correspondent
Capt. von Rau
 1942 Nazi Agent
Kurt Richten
 1942 Fly-By-Night
George Taylor
 1942 All Through the Night
 1941 The Devil Pays Off
Grebb, Henchman
 1941 International Lady
 1941 Underground
 1941 The Mad Doctor
Maurice Gretz
 1940 Foreign Correspondent
 1940 Calling Philo Vance
 1939 Espionage Agent
Karl Mullen
 1939 Nurse Edith Cavell
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Joseph Goebbels (uncredited)
 1934 Fashions of 1934
Dance Director (uncredited)
 1930 Die singende Stadt
Bobby Bertling - Claires Verehrer
 1930 Alraune
Wolfgang Petersen
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Madwoman of Chaillot" on Broadway. See more »

Alternate Names:

Martin Koslek | Nikolai Yoshkin


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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Although German-born Kosleck specialized in playing Nazis (he was once admiringly described by a film critic as "the definitive Nazi swine"), in reality his vehement opposition to Hitler and Nazism landed him on a Gestapo list of "undesirables" and he fled Germany one step ahead of a Gestapo death squad. See more »

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