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Richard Sammel Biography

Birth Name:
Richard Sammel
Birth Place:
Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Fast Facts

  • Is also a mime, musician, dancer and acrobat
  • Worked as a street performer for a time
  • Studied music and theater in Hildesheim, Germany; and acting and directing in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Made his professional (stage) acting debut in 1981 in Hildesheim, Germany
  • Is fluent in five languages: German, English, French, Italian and Spanish
  • Can play a handful of musical instruments, including violin, piano, guitar and mandolin
  • Studied method acting with Susan Strasberg in Italy during 1989
  • She helped him secure his first starring movie role, the Italian film Il Piacere delle Carni
  • Has two main residences: Berlin and Paris
  • Hobbies include reading, yoga, meditation and hiking