Wolf Kahler is a German actor who has appeared in many English language US and UK television and film productions. One of his early roles was Kaiser Wilhelm II in Michael York’s adventure film The Riddle of the Sands.
One of his most well-known roles was that of Dietrich in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Kahler’s voice also appeared in video games including as Kaiser Vlad in Battalion Wars.
Kahler played the Prince of Tübingen in Stanley Kubrick’s 1975 film Barry Lyndon. In 1978, he portrayed Schwimmer in The Boys from Brazil. In the 1982 Clint Eastwood spy thriller Firefox, he played KGB chairman Yuri Andropov, despite being young enough to be Andropov’s son in real life. Throughout the 80s, he appeared in a number of popular films, including The Sea Wolves, High Road to China, The Keep, and more.
On television, Kahler could be seen in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Dirty Dozen TV movies, War and Remembrance, and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, among others. In 2001 he portrayed a Wehrmacht General in the World War II TV miniseries Band of Brothers.
Kahler played the German Ambassador in the long-running “Ambassador’s Reception” TV advertisement for Ferrero Rocher chocolate, uttering the line “Excellente!”. He also appeared as a famous Germanic architect in US television advertisements for the Kohler Company.
In 2011 Kahler appeared as Dr. Hoffmanstahl in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and most recently appeared as a German Commander in 2017’s Wonder Woman.