1873 - 1923
The actor Guido Herzfeld was born as Guido Kornfeld in Karolinenthal. According to a questionnaire filled in by his own hand, he was born in Prague on November 22, 1873. He belonged to the busy actors of the German silent movie era and he took part in some important film productions.
He began his career already in the 19th century as a stage actor and he appeared at different theaters in whole Germany. In 1899 he also directed a play for the first time.
Finally he came to Berlin in 1902 where he became established as a stage actor and director as well. Besides classic roles he also appeared in the humorous field, among others at the Cabaret "Schall und Rauch".
He got in touch with the film business in Berlin in 1914 and he made his film debut with "Wollen Sie meine Tochter heiraten?" (14).
He soon became a demanded movie actor and he impersonated different roles in numerous movies in the next years, e.g. Richard Oswald's "Schlemihl" (15), "Schuhpalast Pinkus" (16) directed by Ernst Lubitsch, "Die nicht sterben können" (17), "Arme Lena" (18), "Es werde Licht!, 3. Teil" (18), "Europa postlagernd" (18), "Der Teufel" (18) and "Die letzten Menschen" (19).
In the 20s followed again impressive support roles in some important productions.
Among others Guido Herzfeld took part in the movies "Zwischen Nacht und Morgen" (20), "Whitechapel" (20), "Die Geliebte Roswolskys" (21), "Irrende Seelen" (21), "Kean" (21), as innkeeper in Murnau's "Nosferatu" (22) with Max Schreck as terrifying vampire, "Tabea, stehe auf!" (22), "I.N.R.I." (23) and "Die Finanzen des Grossherzogs" (24).
The last mentioned movie was released after the death of Guido Herzfeld.
movies with Guido Herzfeld: