Nikolas Vogel (March 9, 1967 – June 28, 1991) was an Austrian-German film actor and news camera operator. Nikolas Vogel belonged to a family of famous actors and he also became an actor. Vogel left the acting profession to report the news and worked for a short time as journalist before he was killed in the Ten-Day War as Yugoslavia was dividing in the aftermath of Marshall Josip Broz Tito's death. Vogel was killed in a bomb incident along with his German colleague Norbert Werner.
Nikolas Vogel was born 9 March 1967 in Vienna, Austria. He was born into an acting family. His mother, Gertraud Jesserer, was a well known Austrian theater, cinema and television actress. She appeared in theater performances at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, Burgtheater in Vienna, and the Munich Kammerspiele among others. She had a starring role and appeared in the Austrian, German-language TV show Familie Leitner.
His father Peter Vogel was a well known German actor, whose career included a role in the 1978 US TV Miniseries Holocaust. His grandfather was Rudolf Vogel and also a famous and successful actor. His grandfather was acting at the Landesbühne in Munich, Staatstheater and the Munich Kammerspiele. He did several film productions as well. Nikolas had a younger brother Michael.
Nikolas Vogel acted in movies and TV shows before becoming a journalist. Acting in teenage roles, Vogel had a starring role in The Inheritors (1984). His character, Thomas Feigl, is a young boy who joins a neo-Nazi group.
- Requim for Dominic (1991)
- Eurocops (TV series, 1989 episode)
- O zivej vode (TV movie, 1988)
- Bibos Maenner (1986)
- Herzklopfen (1985)
- The Inheritors (1983)
- Was Kostet Der Sieg? (1981)
Nikolas Vogel was working as a freelance photojournalist when he was killed along with colleague Norbert Werner on 28 June 1991 at the Ljubljana Airport, Slovenia. They were both killed by missile that struck their car during a Yugoslav Federal Army attack on the airport during Ten-Day War after Slovenia declared its independence.
Slovenia celebrated its entry into Schengen Treaty with other European countries at the site where Vogel and Werner were killed. The two journalists were acknowledged at the celebration.