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Jim Boeven
German actor

Jim Boeven

Jim Boeven
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Intro German actor
Is Actor
From Germany
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 11 November 1967, Germany
Age 55 years
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Jim Boeven (born November 11, 1967) is a German born movie, TV and voiceover actor. After establishing himself as a star in his native Germany, he moved to Los Angeles, CA in 2007.

Early life

Boeven was born in Menden (Sauerland), Germany. He studied acting from 1991-1993 at UCLA and the Actors Center in Los Angeles, and then at the Hollywood Acting Workshop in Cologne with Cheryl Franklin.


Jim Boeven (r) at the Canyons premiere with Paul Schrader

He began his career in Cologne, and quickly became a series regular in the series Alle Lieben Julia, Jede Menge Leben and Jets – Leben am Limit. He has had a prolific European TV career, appearing in 450 episodes that have aired in 24 countries as either a lead/star recurring and/or guest star. He appeared in his first American feature, Marching Out of Time, in 1993. Since then, he’s appeared in a multitude of feature films and TV, both in Hollywood and internationally. He appeared in the Colin Farrell and Bruce Willis film Hart’s War (2002), and in the Bollywood production Colours of Passion (2008), directed by Ketan Mehta. He was cast by Paul Schrader and Bret Easton Ellis for their film The Canyons (2013), and was a guest star in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced TV series CSI: Cyber (2015) and the Golden Globe nominated comedy Jane the Virgin (2015).

He began his voiceover career in 1996 and has more than 350 credits, most recently for the international releases of the Brad Pitt film Fury (2014), the Tom Hanks film Bridge of Spies (2015), and the upcoming Captain America: Civil War (2016).


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Schtonk (uncredited)
1993 Marching Out of Time Major Fürst
2002 Hart's War MP Sergeant
2002 Flashback Rolf Müller short film
2005 Mein ganz gewöhnliches Leben Herr Müller
2005 De Profundis Marshal short film
2006 One Way Anthony's friend
2007 Zelle Schneider
2008 Rang Rasiya (Colours of Passion) Fritz Schleizer
2010 Airline Disaster Snake
2010 David and Goliath Private Schneider short film
2011 Freerunner German Businessman
2011 Das Leben ist keine Autobahn German Director
2013 The Canyons Jon
2015 Sun Choke Janie's Dad
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Sexual Response Street Guy TV movie
1994 Alle lieben Julia Andy series regular - 26 episodes
1994-95 Unter Uns Dirk Jakubeit 8 episodes
1995 Notaufnahme Ole episode: "Nobody is Perfect"
1995 Jede Menge Leben Patrick Schmole series regular - 361 episodes
1996 T.V. Kaiser Pascal Wennemann episode: "Frauenhandel"
1996 Auf Achse Bernd episode: "Überraschung in Rotterdam"
1997-2003 Alphateam - Die Lebensretter im OP Lutz Mönke/AndreWaltermann 2 episodes
1998 Der Kuβ des Killers Uwe TV movie
1998-1999 Der Fahnder Ledermann 6 episodes
1999-2001 Jets - Leben am Limit Frank Jäger series regular - 13 episodes
1999-2002 Groβstadtrevier Klaus Krüger 2 episodes
2000 Die rote Meile Robert Scharrer episode: "Ein unmoralisches Angebot"
2001 The Wandering Soul Murders Kurt Wolf TV movie
2001-2012 Lindenstraβe Beck/Chris 8 episodes
2002 Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story John Dick TV movie
2003 Bei aller Liebe Kai 2 episodes
2003 Verbotene Liebe Waffenhändler Ole Strauβ 2 episodes
2003 Zwei Profis Tom Schwering episode: "...und das tote Mädchen"
2005 Dem Himmel Sei Dank Dr. Kläuber TV movie
2005 Prinz und Paparazzi Mr. Security TV movie
2006 Pastewka Sascha Albrecht episode: "Der Einzug"
2006 Das Glück Klopft an die Tür Makler Roland Herzog TV movie
2006 Die Familienanwältin Polizist episode: "Hinter dem Spiegel"
2007 Crash Kids: Trust No One Dr. Schmidt TV movie
2007 Alarm für Cobra 11: Die Autobahnpolizei Frank Nieβen episode: "Der Staatsanwalt"
2007 Der Staatsanwalt Bartender episode: "Glückskinder"
2012 La La Land Jimbo series regular
2015 Jane the Virgin Henchman 4 episodes
2015 CSI: Cyber German Bidder episode: "Kidnapping 2.0"
2016 Katie Fforde Ted Sweeney TV movie
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