Date of Birth : Oct 14th 1944
Udo Kier began his acting career as a protégé of film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. He has starred in many vampire movies, such as Blood for Dracula, produced by Andy Warhol and directed by Paul Morrissey (1974), Blade (1998) and Shadow of the Vampire (2000), both as vampire and human. He has also been in all of Lars von Trier’s movies since 1987’s Epidemic (with the exception of The Idiots), and is the godfather of von Trier’s daughter Agnes.
Well known mainstream film appearances were in the Pamela Anderson movie, Barb Wire, and as an extremely cynical NASA flight surgeon in Armageddon, who finds himself subjected to the rambunctious behavior of the flight crew he’s supposed to psychoanalyze. He has also frequently worked with director Christoph Schlingensief.
Kier also made an appearance in Madonna’s 1992 coffee table book, Sex, as well as the video for her disco hit Deeper and Deeper from the album “Erotica.” Kier appeared in Korn’s music video Make Me Bad alongside Brigitte Nielsen, as a military “scientist” conducting bizarre experiments on his “patients” (the band members). He is described in the “making of” of this video as having “fucked-up eyes but he’s funny as shit”, by Korn’s frontman Jonathan Davis. He also appears in the music video of “Die Schöne Und Das Biest” by defunct German band Rauhfaser.