1874 - 1945
The actor Friedrich Kayssler set the tone of many roles with his character face, especially his piercing look was very impressive.
He studied in Berlin and started his acting career at different German
stages. He was director of the Volksbühne from 1918 to 1923.
To his successful silent movies belong "Fridericus Rex" (22) and "Das brennende Herz" (28), his first movie can be backdated to the year 1913 where he appeared in "...welche sterben, wenn sie lieben" (13). Two years later followed the movie "Der Tunnel"( 15), after that it lasted to the 20's before he continued his film career.
In the sound film era he still played many successful roles. To these movies belong "Das Flötenkonzert von Sanssouci" (30), "Der Hauptmann von Köpenick" (30), "Zwei Welten" (30), "Peer Gynt" (34), "Gold" (34), "Der alte und der junge König" (35) and "Bismarck" (40).
Just before his death he had to take a bad blow. His son Christian Kayssler
- likewise a successful actor - died in 1944 at the age of 46. Immediately
after the end of war Friedrich Kayssler was killed by Soviet soldiers in
Berlin-Kleinmachnow, when he tried to shield his wife.
Other movies with Friedrich Kayssler: