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Udo Kier Biography

Kier was born near the end of WWII in Cologne. He and his mother had to be rescued out of the rubble when the invading Allied forces attacked the hospital where he was born. He was raised without a parent. He used to be an altar boy and cantor. At the age of 18, he travelled to London, England to study English.

Udo Kier Career

Udo Kierspe, better known as Udo Kier, is a German actor. Kier is most known as a character actor, having featured in over 220 films in both starring and supporting roles throughout Europe and the Americas. Lars von Trier, Gus Van Sant, Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Walerian Borowczyk, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Dario Argento, Charles Matton, Guy Maddin, Alexander Payne, and Paul Morrissey are among his collaborators. Kier was cast as the lead in the film Road to St. Tropez in 1966. After acting in Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein (1973), he went on to star in a series of vampire-themed films, including Die Einsteiger (1985), Blade (1998), Modern Vampires (1998), Shadow of the Vampire (2000), Dracula 3000, and BloodRayne (2005). He is also well-known for his collaborations with cult directors such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Walerian Borowczyk, Gus Van Sant, Christoph Schlingensief, and Dario Argento (in whose classic Suspiria (1977) he appeared). Since 1987’s Epidemic, he has appeared in nearly all of Lars von Trier’s films (with the exceptions of The Idiots, The Boss of it All, Antichrist and The House That Jack Built).

Udo Kier Personal Life

Kier is gay, and he has been open about it his entire life. “No one ever inquired about my sexual orientation. Perhaps it was clear, but it didn’t matter because all that mattered was the character I was playing. No one cared about my sexuality as long as I played the part well.”
In 1991, he relocated to Palm Springs, California, in the United States.

Udo Kier Net Worth

Udo Kier Has an estimated net worth of approximately $10 million.

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