Thomas Kretschmann - Famous Voice Actor

Thomas Kretschmann Net Worth


German Actor Thomas Kretschmann has accumulated a net worth of $8 million dollars, known for his famous performance as Leutnant Hans in Stalingrad and Baron Strucker in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Prior to acting, Kretschmann trained to be an Olympic swimmer and began his acting career at 25, earning a Capri Legend Award and several other accolades for his work.

Key facts:

  • Thomas Kretschmann is a German actor with an impressive acting career.
  • Before being an actor, he was training to become an Olympic swimmer.
  • He started his acting career at the age of 25 and played various roles in European movies and television shows.
  • Kretschmann has received several awards for his outstanding acting skills, including a Capri Legend Award and Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival award for Best Actor.
  • He is known for his roles in famous Hollywood movies such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, King Kong, and Cars 2, where he voiced the character of Professor Z.

Basic Information About Thomas Kretschmann

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Voice Actor, Swimmer
Net worth$8,000,000
Date of birth1962-09-08 (61 years old)
Place of birthDessau
Height5 ft 9 in (1.76 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Thomas Kretschmann win?


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Thomas Kretschmann roles

Movie / Series Role
Captain America: The Winter SoldierBaron Wolfgang von Strucker (uncredited)
GreyhoundGrey Wolf (voice)
Dragged Across ConcreteLorentz Vogelmann
ValkyrieMajor Otto Ernst Remer
Central IntelligenceThe Buyer
Der UntergangHermann Fegelein
Avengers: Age of UltronStrucker
The PianistCaptain Wilm Hosenfeld
King KongCaptain Englehorn
Hitman: Agent 47Le Clerq
Cars 2Professor Z (voice)
Blade IIDamaskinos
The Young VictoriaKing Leopold
Resident Evil: ApocalypseMajor Cain
StalingradHans von Witzland
Resident Evil: RetributionMajor Tom Cain (archive footage)
NextMr. Smith
BallonOberstleutnant Seidel
Taeksi woonjunsaJΓΌrgen Hinzpeter
Whiskey Tango FoxtrotAirplane Passenger
La Reine MargotNançay
The Windermere ChildrenOscar Friedmann
Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2Roscoe
StalingradKapitan Kan (as Tomas Krechmann)
Waiting for AnyaThe Corporal
Open GraveLukas
WestworldGerald 1 episode, 2020
Berlin StationOtto Ganz 4 episodes, 2017
The CapeGregor Molotov 1 episode, 2011
Penny Dreadful: City of AngelsRichard Goss 8 episodes, 2020
FlashforwardStefan Krieger 1 episode, 2009
Das TraumschiffNiko Waldkron 1 episode, 1998
24Max 2 episodes, 2003
Relic HunterKurt Reiner 3 episodes, 1999-2001
V.I.P.The Owl 1 episode, 1999-2001
Das BootFriedrich Berger 5 episodes, 2020
LoreInspector Georg Reingruber 1 episode, 2018
Alarm fΓΌr Cobra 11 - Die AutobahnpolizeiRobert Michalke 1 episode, 1997
DerrickEberhard Kraus / ... 2 episodes, 1990-1995
Project Blue BookWernher von Braun 1 episode, 2019
Der AlteKarsten Winterberg 1 episode, 1989

Thomas Kretschmann's Quotes

  • Leaving [home] is kind of a strange thing - the world opens up but, at the same time, it gets smaller. The more you see of the world, the smaller it seems. After I did the film Stalingrad (1993), I left Germany, and I did a couple of films in France and lived there for about three years, and a couple of films in Italy, and lived there for two years. Then I came over here. The more you get familiar with different countries, the more you think, "Where am I going to live for the rest of my life?" You think, "OK, Germany sucks - don't want to live there; France, no; Italy - the food is nice, but I don't want to live there". In the end, you have nowhere to go anymore.
  • [on his title role in Eichmann (2007)] I was born long after the war but I still carry this collective guilt around. It's not as much fun for a German to play a part like this than it would be for, say, Ralph Fiennes. It's a very juicy part, but I couldn't get myself excited to go and play Eichmann. Strangely, I have lots of Jewish friends in LA. My wife is Jewish. They were all excited that I play him, so I wanted to do it for them.
  • I don't let anyone tell me to shut up, but I have never brawled.
  • [on fleeing the GDR] I ran until I could run no more. It was midnight, I've been running for six hours straight.
  • Well, I only auditioned at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts because I didn't know what else to do with my life. I actually wanted to do architecture and design and something like that and then a friend had asked me if I'm stupid, what I would want to design *here*. That was while I was still living in the GDR.

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Thomas Kretschmann: From Olympic Swimmer to Versatile Actor

Thomas Kretschmann is a German actor known for delivering remarkable performances in movies and TV shows. He was born in East Germany in September 1962, and his net worth is estimated to be around $8 million.

Early Life and Education

Kretschmann had an athletic streak growing up and was trained to be an Olympic swimmer. He was on his way to pursue that dream when he decided to leave East Germany at the age of 19. During his escape, he lost a part of his finger but got it reattached. Once he made it to West Germany, he changed his pursuit and decided to become an actor.


Kretschmann started his acting journey at the age of 25. He appeared in some European movies and TV shows, such as Westler. He got his breakthrough with the TV movie Der Mitwisser, which landed him the Max Ophuls Prize in 1989 for best young actor.

Kretschmann’s versatility as an actor challenged him with roles that made him stand out from the crowd. He played Leutnant Hans von Witzland in Stalingrad (1993), Hauptmann Peter Kahn in Stalingrad (2013), Hauptmann Wilm Hosenfeld in The Pianist, Major Otto Rememer in Valkyrie, Hermann Fegelein in Downfall, Captain Engelhorn in King Kong (2005), and Baron Strucker in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He also lent his voice for Professor Z in the animation movie Cars 2.

In 2012, Kretschmann played the main character, Captain Kurt Brynildson, in the series The River. He portrayed Abraham Van Helsing from 2013 to 2014 in the series, Dracula.

Movie Awards:

  • Capri Legend Award
  • Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival Award for Best Actor
  • Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Award for Best Actor

Thomas Kretschmann’s talent as an actor has received recognition through several awards he has won.


Thomas Kretschmann’s acting journey has been defined by his ability to play diverse characters with equal passion and intensity. In addition to his success on screen, Kretschmann is also known for his down-to-earth personality and active social media presence.

Despite overcoming various obstacles to reach his dream of becoming an actor, his incredible talent and commitment have ensured that Kretschmann is now a critically acclaimed actor known for his versatility and dedication to his craft.

Interesting Facts about Thomas Kretschmann

  1. Received the Max OphΓΌls Prize for best young actor in 1991.
  2. Started working as an actor at the age of 25, after being trained to be an Olympic swimmer.
  3. Has played a German nazi officer in 11 different, completely unrelated films: Krigerens hjerte (1992), Stalingrad (1993), U-571 (2000), The Pianist (2002), In Enemy Hands (2004), Downfall (2004), Head in the Clouds (2004), Adolf Eichmann (2007), Valkyrie (2008), The Sinking of the Laconia (2010) and Stalingrad (2013).
  4. Collaborated again with his The Pianist (2002) co-star Adrien Brody in King Kong (2005). Incidentally, both of Kretschmann's roles with Brody are as captains, albeit of a very different type. In The Pianist (2002), he played a Nazi officer with a conscience; in King Kong (2005) he plays a tough boat captain guiding a film crew.
  5. He has three children: two sons, Nicolas (born 1998) and Alexander 'Sascha' (born 2002), and one daughter, Stella (born 1999), with his ex-girlfriend, Lena Roklin.
  6. Aged 19, he began a month-long trek from East to West Germany to escape Communism, during which he lost part of his finger to frostbite. He crossed 4 borders with nothing other than a passport and the equivalent of $100 in his possession.
  7. He has played a Nazi officer in 10 movies so far and, in Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005), he played Pope John Paul II, who (as the movie shows) fought against and tried to protect people from the Nazis.
  8. Made his stage debut in "Macbeth," directed by Katharina Thalbach.
  9. Modeled in Hugo Boss perfume advertisement.
  10. Considered buying a house in the Bahamas while filming Der Seewolf (2008) (aka The Sea Wolf).
  11. He played Count Dracula in Dracula 3D (2012) and his arch nemesis Professor Abraham Van Helsing in Dracula (2013).
  12. Was hired to voice Johan Krauss in Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) but Guillermo Del Toro considered that his voice and the mechanical noise of the character's suit didn't mesh well. The job went to Seth McFarlane.
  13. Now living and working in Los Angeles [2000]
  14. He starred in two World War II films with the same title: Stalingrad (1993) and Stalingrad (2013).
  15. Has a tattoo on his right calf.

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