Werner Peters
Born(1918-07-07)7 July 1918
Werlitzsch, Kreis Delitzsch, Prussian Saxony
Died30 March 1971(1971-03-30) (aged 52)
Wiesbaden, West Germany
Years active1947–1971
SpouseUrsula Burow (1966–?) 1 child

Werner Peters (7 July 1918 – 30 March 1971) was a German film actor. He appeared in 102 films between 1947 and 1971.[1]


Peters was born in Werlitzsch, Kreis Delitzsch, Prussian Saxony, and died of a heart attack on a promotion tour for his latest film in Wiesbaden, Germany.

His film career started with the lead in Wolfgang Staudte's Der Untertan, produced in the young German Democratic Republic. Peters then worked in West Germany, appearing mostly in supporting roles in popular movies. He also established himself in the European and international film industry by frequently playing sinister German or Nazi characters.

Peters appeared in two episodes of the 1966 American television espionage drama Blue Light. These were edited together with two other episodes to create the theatrical film I Deal in Danger, released in December 1966, which included his role.

Selected filmography


  1. ^ "Werner Peters". Film Portal. Retrieved 19 July 2019.