Sebastian Koch is an actor from Germany. He is known for his roles in films such as The Lives of Others and Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies as well as in television, for example as Otto Düring in the Showtime series Homeland.
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Born 31 May 1962 in Stuttgart, Sebastian Koch grew up in a single parent family. He studied in Munich from 1982 to 1986 at the famous Otto Falckenberg School. His theatre appearances include portraying Peer Gynt and Leonce in Leonce and Lena at the Darmstadt theatre, Roller in the Berlin Schiller theatre’s The Robbers, Orest in Goethe’s Iphigenie auf Tauris and the Lord Goring in Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband at the Bochum playhouse.
In 1980, Sebastian Koch first appeared on television on the 77th episode of the TV series Derrick. He also had roles in Dance with the Devil – The Kidnapping of Richard Oetker, the docudrama The Manns – A Novel of the Century, and the historical drama Napoleon and in Marie und Freud. Movies about historically significant personalities that Sebastian has acted in include Amen (Der Stellvertreter), The Tunnel and Two Days of Hope, Stauffenberg (2004) and the mini-series Speer und Er.
He then played the role of playwright Georg Dreyman in The Lives of Others, which received a 2007 Oscar for Best foreign language film, a BAFTA-Award , the César, and the European and German Film Award. Sebastian also acted as a Nazi Officer in Paul Verhoeven’s Black Book (Zwartboek). He then won the Directors Guild of Canada Award for his work in the mini-series Sea Wolf and a 2010 Emmy Award nomination for the same mini-series. Sebastian played the leading roles in Albatross (2010), The Shadow of the Horse (2011), Das Wochenende (2012) , God Loves Caviar (2012) and Suspension of Disbelief.
In 2014, Sebastian Koch acted in the Austrian Alfred Nobel – Eine Liebe für den Frieden, the French Au nom de ma fille and in Steven Spielberg’s historical dramatic Thriller Bridge of Spies, which was nominated for Best Motion Picture at the 2016 Academy Awards.
Other interesting roles Sebastian Koch has played include Kurt Warnekros in The Danish Girl, a film about gender reassignment surgery, and Werner Veithausen in Fog in August, the first film about the Nazis’ euthanasia programme. In 2015, he began acting in the Showtime series Homeland for its fifth season, as German Billionaire Otto Düring (Sebastian Koch). Otto is a philanthropist who helps less fortunate people around the world using his family fortune, which was gained from affiliating with the Nazis.
Sebastian Koch has received multiple awards throughout his acting career. These include the 2001 German Television Awards nomination for best supporting actor in Der Tunnel, the 2002 Grimme Award and Bavarian Television Award for his portrayal of Klaus Mann in Die Manns, 2002 Grimme Award for his portrayal of Richard Oetker in Dance with the Devil, 2003 DIVA Award nomination for best German actor at the Verleihung der Goldenen Kamera for his role in Napoleon, 2004 Golden Gong award and German Television Awards nomination for Stauffenberg, 2005 “Blue Panther” award and German Television Award for his portrayal of Albert Speer in Speer und Er, the Die Quadriga 2006 award for The Lives of Others and also the Bambi award for best actor (national) in 2006.
Sebastian has also narrated in various audio books, such as Schumann – Scenes of a marriage (with Martina Gedeck), The Player by Dostoyevsky, the premiere of Rhapsody: A Dream Novel by Arthur Schnitzler, the audio book Koch is reading Heuss, Brigitte – Strong Voices, A perfect friend by Martin Suter (2007) and On the twelfth day by Wolfgang Schorlau (2014).
Sebastian Koch has had a very long and successful acting career, spanning over 25 years. Having appeared in more than 40 films and having won several awards along the way, he has made himself amazingly rich.
In all, we estimate Sebastian Koch net worth in 2018 at over $20 million.