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Also Known As: Jeremy Walker Died:
Born: January 3, 1935 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Derbyshire, England, GB Profession: actor

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While some performers play against type, the prolific English actor Jeremy Kemp has often played against heritage, appearing as Germans in a number of films. He played Willi von Klugermann, a World War I flying ace, in "The Blue Max," which starred James Mason and George Peppard. He reenlisted in the Kaiser's military as Colonel Kurt Von Ruger for Blake Edwards's "Darling Lilli," in which Julie Andrews played a British spy. And years later, he riffed on his Teutonic characterizations in "Top Secret!," a Cold War spoof set in East Germany. He played Prussians on TV as well, such as Brigadier General Armin von Roon in the miniseries "The Winds of War," a part he reprised in "War and Remembrance." For Trekkies, Kemp will always be a Frenchman: specifically Robert Picard, the surly older brother of the Enterprise's captain on "Star Trek: The Next Generation." But the actor has run a much wider gamut of roles, including some derived from Shakespeare (in TV movies of "The Winter's Tale" and "King Lear," opposite Laurence Olivier), and others derived from pulp fiction (like Hissah Zul, in the TV saga "Conan," opposite the barbarian).

While some performers play against type, the prolific English actor Jeremy Kemp has often played against heritage, appearing as Germans in a number of films. He played Willi von Klugermann, a World War I flying ace, in "The Blue Max," which starred James Mason and George Peppard. He reenlisted in the Kaiser's military as Colonel Kurt Von Ruger for Blake Edwards's "Darling Lilli," in which Julie Andrews played a British spy. And years later, he riffed on his Teutonic characterizations in "Top Secret!," a Cold War spoof set in East Germany. He played Prussians on TV as well, such as Brigadier General Armin von Roon in the miniseries "The Winds of War," a part he reprised in "War and Remembrance." For Trekkies, Kemp will always be a Frenchman: specifically Robert Picard, the surly older brother of the Enterprise's captain on "Star Trek: The Next Generation." But the actor has run a much wider gamut of roles, including some derived from Shakespeare (in TV movies of "The Winter's Tale" and "King Lear," opposite Laurence Olivier), and others derived from pulp fiction (like Hissah Zul, in the TV saga "Conan," opposite the barbarian).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Angels & Insects (1995) Sir Harald Alabaster
2.
 Four Weddings and A Funeral (1994) Sir John Delaney (2nd Wedding)
3.
 Duel of Hearts (1992) Lord Milborne
4.
 Prisoner of Honor (1991) General De Pellieux
5.
 When the Whales Came (1989) Mr Wellbeloved
6.
 Top Secret! (1984) General Streck
7.
 Uncommon Valor (1983) Ferryman
8.
 Phantom of the Opera (1983) Baron Hunyadi
9.
10.
 Prisoner of Zenda, The (1979) Duke Michael Of Zenda
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Education

Abbottsholme School: -
Central School of Speech and Drama: London, England -

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Jeremy Kemp (born 3 January 1935) is an English actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as PC Bob Steele in the BBC television police series Z Cars. Kemp was born Jeremy Walker in Chesterfield, Derbyshire to Elsa May Kemp and Edmund Reginald Walker, an engineer. His TV credits include: Colditz, Space: 1999 and a number of American series such as: Hart to Hart, The Greatest American Hero, The Fall Guy, Conan the Adventurer, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Murder She Wrote. His film roles include: Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, Operation Crossbow, The Blue Max, A Bridge Too Far, Top Secret! and Four Weddings and a Funeral. He also appeared as Cornwall in the 1984 TV movie version of King Lear opposite Sir Laurence Olivier as Lear.

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