Rainer Bock (born 31 July 1954) is a German actor and voice actor.

Rainer Bock
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Bock at the Munich Film Festival 2010
Born (1954-07-31) 31 July 1954 (age 65)
Years active1982–present

Early life and educationEdit

Bock was born in Kiel.[1] After graduating from school, Bock ran a café in his hometown, where there was also a cabaret program. After studying acting at a private drama school in Kiel, he made his debut in 1982 as a theater actor on the stages of Kiel.


He had already worked as a stage actor for about 25 years, beginning in 1982, in Kiel, at the National Theatre Mannheim, the Staatstheater Stuttgart, and at the Bavarian State Theatre in Munich, before his film work increased by the end of the 2000s. In 2011, four films he acted in were presented at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.

Bock appeared in internationally known films directed by Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Michael Haneke, and played minor roles in the TV shows Homeland, Better Call Saul, and SS-GB.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Sterben ist gesünder German-language film
2000 Now or Never Makowski German-language film
2003 Getting a Life German-language film
2008 A Year Ago in Winter Richard 'Ritschy' Peters German-language film
2009 Inglourious Basterds General Schonherr
2009 The White Ribbon The Doctor German-language film
2010 Picco Herr Reinhard
2010 In the Shadows Nico
2011 My Best Enemy SS-Hauptsturmführer Rauter
2011 Unknown Herr Strauss
2011 If Not Us, Who? Verteidiger
2011 Tabu: The Soul Is a Stranger on Earth Prof. Albert Brückner
2011 War Horse Brandt
2012 Barbara Klaus Schütz
2012 Russendisko Herr Kaminer
2012 Schutzengel Karl Falkner
2012 Passion Inspector Bach
2012 Two Lives Hugo
2013 Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Mayor Engleman
2013 Tracks Kurt
2013 The Book Thief Bürgermeister Hermann
2013 Run Boy Run SS-Officer
2014 A Most Wanted Man Dieter Mohr
2014 Stereo Wolfgang
2014 1864 Otto von Bismarck 6 episodes
2014 Dessau Dancers Hartmann Dietz
2015 Naked Among Wolves Alois Schwahl TV movie
2015 Homeland BND Officer Keller Episode: "Better Call Saul"
2016 Schrotten! Herr Seifert
2016 The Most Beautiful Day Dr. Wüst
2016 Winnetou & Old Shatterhand James Bancroft
2017 Einsamkeit und Sex und Mitleid Robert / Father
2017 SS-GB Fritz Kellermann 5 episodes
2017 Wonder Woman Von Hindenberg
2017 Luna Behringer
2017 Die Anfängerin Rolf Buschhaus
2017 Jugend ohne Gott Trainer
2017 Arthur & Claire Dr. Sebastian Hofer
2018 Never Look Away Dr. Burghart Kroll
2018 Better Call Saul Werner Ziegler 6 episodes
Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television (2019)
2018 Das Boot Gluck 8 episodes
2018 Atlas Walter Scholl
2019 Rate Your Date Bruno


  • 2006: Agatha Christie: Die Morde des Herrn ABC (Hercule Poirot), publisher: Der Hörverlag, ISBN 978-3-89940-789-1


  1. ^ Rainer Bock at the Bavarian State Theatre

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