Where Is He Now: Josef Sommer (Actor) - Dirty Harry, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Name: Josef Sommer
Born: June 26, 1934, Greifswald, Germany
Claim To Fame: He has appeared in close to 100 movies,
including Dirty Harry and Close Encounters of the Third
Family Life: He has a daughter, Maria.
Info: He made his debut at the age of nine in a production
of "Watch on the Rhine" with the Carolina Playmakers in
Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He trained as an actor at the
American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut.
In 1970, he made his first Broadway appearance. Sommer
made his film debut in Don Siegel's classic Dirty Harry
Since then, he has appeared in such films as The Stepford
Wives (1975), Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977),
Still of the Night (1982), Silkwood (1983), Peter Weir's
thriller Witness (1985) opposite Harrison Ford, Target
(1985), Malice (1993), Patch Adams (1998), and X-Men: The
Last Stand (2006).
Trivia: Studied at the Carnegie Institute of Technology.
Appears with Michael Murphy in The Front (1976) and 30
years later in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006).
The hugely popular NHL team, Anaheim Ducks, got their
name from his character, Mr. Gerald Ducksworth, in the
movie the Mighty Ducks.
Where Is He Now: He appeared in the 2008 war drama Stop-
Loss as Senator Orton Worrell. In 2010, he had an
uncredited role in the comedy The Other Guys as D.A.