Born: 15 March 1924 Died: 5 May 1997
Country of origin: Germany
Height: 6' 3"
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Description: Walter Gotell was a German-British actor, known for his role as General Gogol, head of the KGB, in the James Bond film series. Gotell was born in Bonn, Germany; his family emigrated to the United Kingdom after the Nazis came to power. A fluent English speaker, he started in films as early as 1942, usually playing German henchmen, such as in We Dive at Dawn in 1943. Gotell was a businessman as well as an actor, and used his acting salaries to fund his business interests. He died in 1997 from cancer. He had one daughter, Carol, born in 1960. ... (more)
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