Richard Sammel (born 13 October 1960) is a German actor. He is best known for his role as Thomas Eichhorst on the FX television series The Strain (2014–2017).
He has appeared in more than 100 films and television series since 1991.
Sammel speaks five languages: German (native), English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (fluent), and Spanish (medium fluency).
Sammel currently resides in Paris and Berlin with his girlfriend and his son. He also has two daughters.
|1997||Life Is Beautiful||German Officer at train station|
|Safe Conduct||Richard Pottier|
|2006||OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies||Moeller|
|Casino Royale||Adolph Gettler|
|2009||Inglourious Basterds||Sgt. Werner Rachtman|
|2010||Josephine, Guardian Angel||Berlin Officer||TV series (1 Episode)|
|2010–2017||Un village français||Heinrich Müller|
|2011||Sniper: Reloaded||Col. Ralf Jäger|
|2012||The Third Half||Rudolph Spitz|
|2013||Road 47||Col. Mayer|
|2013||Company of Heroes||Commandant Beimler|
|2014||3 Days to Kill||The Wolf|
|2014–2017||The Strain||Thomas Eichhorst|
|2016||The Confessions||German minister|
|2019||The Name of the Rose||Malachia of Hildesheim||TV miniseries|
Awards and nominations
|2015||41st Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actor on Television||The Strain||Nominated|