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List of famous TV actors from Austria, listed alphabetically with photos of the actors when available. Austria has given birth to a lot of talented television actors who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, soap operas, reality shows and more. These are some of the funniest and most talented Austrian TV stars that have ever lived, so if you're an aspiring actor or actress from Austria this list should contain many of your idols. If you're looking for a particular popular actor or actress from Austria then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Use every item on this list for yours, from Sybil Danning to Theodore Bikel.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Austrian TV actors?" and "Which television actors are from Austria?"

You can click on the names of these legendary TV stars of Austria in order to get more information about each one. If you're a TV junkie use this list of talented Austrian actresses to find some new TV stars that you haven't already heard of.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, model, producer, director, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder, and ...more

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Max Fleischer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Max Fleischer was an Polish Jewish American animator, inventor, film director and producer. Fleischer was a pioneer in the development of the animated cartoon and served as the head of Fleischer ...more

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Sigmund Freud is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist, now known as the father of psychoanalysis. Freud qualified as a doctor of medicine at the University of Vienna in 1881, and then carried out research ...more

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Leopoldine Konstantin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Leopoldine Konstantin was an Austrian actress. She took acting lessons with Alexander Strakosch, whom she married shortly afterwards, and made her debut in the Deutsches Theater in Berlin in ...more

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Maximilian Schell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Wiseguy, Peter the Great, The Three Musketeers Maximilian Schell was an Austrian and Swiss film and stage actor, who also wrote, directed and produced some of his own films. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1961 American film ...more

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George Burns is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Wendy and Me, George Burns Comedy Week George Burns, born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, award-winning actor and best-selling writer. George Burns was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned ...more

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Billy Wilder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Billy Wilder was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most ...more

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Herbert von Karajan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Herbert von Karajan was an Austrian conductor. He was principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic for 35 years. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century, ...more

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Paul Henreid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Paul Henreid was an Austrian-born American actor and film director, best remembered for playing Jeremiah Durrance opposite Bette Davis in Now, Voyager, and Victor Laszlo opposite Ingrid Bergman ...more

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Herbert Lom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
The Human Jungle Herbert Lom was an actor

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Otto Preminger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Otto Ludwig Preminger was an Austrian American theatre and film director. He is known for directing over 35 feature films in a five-decade career after leaving the theatre. He first gained ...more

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Romy Schneider is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Romy Schneider was an Austrian-born film actress who held German and French citizenship. She started her career in the German Heimatfilm genre in the early 1950s when she was 15. From 1955 to ...more

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Theodore Bikel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
The Return of the King, Another World, The Stingiest Man in Town Theodore Meir Bikel is an Austrian-American actor, folk singer, musician, and composer. He made his film debut in The African Queen and was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role ...more

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Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
The Gravy Train, Parole Chicago Christoph Waltz is an German-Austrian actor. He is best known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in ...more

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Danny Nucci is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
The Fosters, Firestarter: Rekindled, Some of My Best Friends Danny Nucci is an American actor.

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Boris Kodjoe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Soul Food, Undercovers, Second Time Around Boris Kodjoe is a German actor.

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Peter Lorre is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Casino Royale Peter Lorre was a Hungarian actor. Born László Loewenstein in Austria-Hungary he began his stage career in Vienna, then moved to Germany and had his breakthrough, first on the ...more

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Adolf Hitler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party. He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As ...more

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Fritz Lang is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang was a German-Austrian filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. One of the best known émigrés from Germany's ...more

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Hedy Lamarr is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian and American inventor and film actress. After an early and brief film career in Germany, which included a controversial love-making scene in the film Ecstasy, she ...more

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Fred Zinnemann is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Alfred "Fred" Zinnemann was an Austro-American film director. He won Academy Awards for directing films in many genres, including thrillers, westerns, film noir, and play adaptations. ...more

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Emil Jannings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Emil Jannings was a Swiss-born German/Austrian actor. He was the first Oscar recipient and the only German actor ever honored with the Academy Award for Best Actor, at the 1929 ceremony. Best ...more

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Erich von Stroheim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Erich von Stroheim is a an actor, screenwriter. film director and film producer.

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Luise Rainer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
MGM: When the Lion Roars Luise Rainer was a German and American film actress. She was the first actor to win multiple Academy Awards and the first person to win them consecutively. At the time of her death, she was the ...more

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Sam Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Sam Spiegel was an Austrian-born American independent film producer. He was the first to win the Academy Award for Best Picture three times, and the only one to be the sole producer on all three ...more

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Josef von Sternberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Josef von Sternberg, born Jonas Sternberg was an Austrian-American film director. His family emigrated permanently to the United States when he was fourteen, and he grew up in New York City. He ...more

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Moritz Bleibtreu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Moritz Johann Bleibtreu is a German actor.

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Curd Jürgens is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jürgens was a German-Austrian stage and film actor. He was usually billed in English-speaking films as Curt Jurgens.

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Kurt Kasznar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Land of the Giants Kurt Kasznar was a stage, film, and television actor who played memorable roles on Broadway, appearing in the original productions of Waiting for Godot, The Sound of Music and Barefoot in the ...more

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Elisabeth Bergner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Elisabeth Bergner was a German language film and stage actress who acted in Germany until moving to England to escape the Nazi threat to the Jews. Joseph L. Mankiewicz's classic film All About ...more

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Maria Schell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
The Martian Chronicles Maria Margarethe Anna Schell was an Austrian/Swiss actress, who won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival in 1956 for Gervaise.

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Nikolaus Harnoncourt is an Austrian conductor, particularly known for his historically informed performances of music from the Classical era and earlier. Starting out as a classical cellist, he ...more

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Joseph Schildkraut is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Sam Benedict, Joseph Schildkraut Presents Joseph Schildkraut was an Austrian-American stage and film actor.

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Rudolf Nureyev is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev was a Soviet-born dancer of ballet and modern dance, one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. Nureyev's artistic skills explored expressive areas of the dance, ...more

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Wolfgang Puck is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Iron Chef America, Wolfgang Puck's Cooking Class Wolfgang Johannes Puck is an Austrian-born American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and occasional actor. Wolfgang Puck restaurants, catering services, cookbooks and licensed products are run by ...more

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Walter Slezak is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
The Name's the Same, High-Low, The Big Party Walter Slezak was an Austrian-born character actor who appeared in German films before moving to the US in 1930 and featuring in numerous Hollywood productions. Slezak often portrayed villains ...more

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Klaus Maria Brandauer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Klaus Maria Brandauer is an Austrian actor, film director, and professor at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna.

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Paul Muni is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Paul Muni was an American stage and film actor who was born in Lemberg and grew up in Chicago. He started his acting career in the Yiddish theatre. During the 1930s, he was considered one of the ...more

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Francis Lederer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Francis Lederer was a film and stage actor with a successful career, first in Europe, then in the United States.

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Lena Stolze is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Lena Stolze is a German television and film actress.

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Ricardo Cortez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Ricardo Cortez was an American actor.

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Ulla Jacobsson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Ulla Jacobsson was a Swedish actress who is perhaps best known for playing the only female speaking role in the film Zulu. Jacobsson was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. Originally a stage actress, ...more

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John Banner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Hogan's Heroes, The Chicago Teddy Bears John Banner, born Johann Banner, was a film and television actor, who was born and died in Vienna, Austria. He is best known for his role as Master Sergeant Schultz in the situation comedy ...more

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Falco is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Johann Hölzel, better known by his stage name Falco, was an Austrian pop and rock musician and rapper. Falco had several international hits, "Rock Me Amadeus", "Der ...more

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Leon Askin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Leon Askin was an Austrian actor best known for portraying the character "General Burkhalter" on the TV situation comedy Hogan's Heroes.

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Lilia Skala is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Search for Tomorrow, ABC Theatre Lilia Skala was an Austrian-American actress.

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Oskar Homolka is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Oskar Homolka was an Austrian film and theatre actor. Homolka's strong accent when speaking English, his stocky appearance, bushy eyebrows and Slavic name led many to believe he was Eastern ...more

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Christine Kaufmann is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Monaco Franze – Der ewige Stenz Christine Maria Kaufmann is a German actress. The daughter of a German father and a French mother, she won the Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year - Actress in 1961, the first German to ...more

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Eric Pohlmann is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Eric Pohlmann was a Viennese theatre, film and television character actor who worked mostly in Britain.

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Eva Mattes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous TV Actors from Austria
Eva Mattes is an Austro-German actress. Mattes was featured in four films directed by director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. In A Man Called Eva, she played a bearded film director, based on the ...more