Actor who played the wonderfully sinister Dr. Heiter in The Human Centipede film franchise. He also played Professor Otto Blaettchen in The Ogre and won a German Film Award for his role as the titular character in John Gluckstadt.
He was asked to play the role of the doctor by his friend Tom Six, who wrote and directed The Human Centipede.
Despite his on-screen persona, he was described by his friends and co-stars as an extremely kind and generous person.
He was born in Kiel, Germany in the middle of World War II.
He and Ashlynn Yennie co-starred in the first and second installments of The Human Centipede.