Birth Place Matching "Zurich, Switzerland" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Joel Basman

Actor | Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark.

Joel Basman was born on January 23, 1990 in Zürich, Switzerland. He is an actor and producer, known for We Are Young. We Are Strong. (2014), Land of Mine (2015) and The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch (2018).

2. Sofia Milos

Actress | CSI: Miami

Sofia Milos has over 237 hours of television on the air, as well as on film. She starred opposite David Caruso on the international hit show CSI: Miami as, Yelina Salas, sister-in-law and impossible love of Horatio Caine, from season 1 to season 8 (2003-2010).

Starred as Homeland Security Agent ...

3. Bruno Ganz

Actor | Der Untergang

Bruno Ganz was an acclaimed Swiss actor who was a prominent figure in German language film and television for over fifty years. He is internationally renowned for portraying Adolf Hitler in the Academy Award-nominated film Downfall (2004).

Ganz was born in Zürich, to a Swiss mechanic father and a ...

4. Lia Beldam

Actress | The Shining

Lia Beldam was born in Zurich, Switzerland. She is an actress, known for The Shining (1980).

5. Sandra Hess

Actress | Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Sandra Hess was born in Zurich, Switzerland. She began modeling and working on television commercials when she was just 15. After completing high school, she entered the University of Zurich to study law but quickly decided it wasn't the right direction for her. She came alone to the US to pursue ...

6. Lisa Brühlmann

Director | Blue My Mind

Lisa Brühlmann was born in 1981 in Zürich, Switzerland. She is an actress and director, known for Blue My Mind (2017), Killing Eve (2018) and Hylas und die Nymphen (2013).

7. Jake Canuso

Actor | The Dark Knight Rises

Jake Canuso was born in 1970 in Zurich, Switzerland as Carmine Canuso. He is an actor, known for The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Flyboys (2006) and Nine (2009).

8. Mario Adorf

Actor | Der große Bellheim

Mario Adorf, a tell-tale name indeed. Mario calls to mind the actor's Italian roots (his father was a Calabrian surgeon) whereas Adorf reveals his German origins (his mother was a radiologist from the German region Eifel). As for the full name Mario Adorf it echoes to perfection the international ...

9. Panos Mouzourakis

Actor | Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Panos Mouzourakis is a professional singer and actor, born in Zurich, Switzerland, of Greek heritage.

In 2005 he participated in the theatrical play "Acharnis" directed by Dionisis Savopoulos, which toured around Greece, Cyprus, Vienna and the International Forum in Tokyo.

His first appearance in a ...

10. Anatole Taubman

Actor | Captain America: The First Avenger

Anatole Taubman was born in Zurich, Switzerland and is of Russian-Polish-Slovakian-Austrian-and-former-East-Prussian blood. In 1991 he made his baccalauréat at the renowned Gymnasium of the Benedictine boarding school of the monastery Einsiedeln and in 1994 he graduated from the reputable ...

11. Oliver Tobias

Actor | King Arthur, the Young Warlord

A remote and rather prevailing sullenness has only enhanced the mystique and charisma found in dashingly handsome Oliver Tobias, who has enjoyed over a three decade-long career on stage, screen and TV. Born Oliver Tobias Freitag in Zurich, Switzerland on August 6, 1947, he was the son of Swiss ...

12. Pasquale Aleardi

Actor | Resident Evil

Pasquale Aleardi was born in 1971 in Switzerland. After graduating high school he studied at the Zurich University of the Arts between 1992 and 1995. During that time he was cast for his first lead in the feature film "Jazz" (1993, directed by Daniel Helfer). Since 1995 Pasquale Aleardi has been ...

13. Evelyne Kraft

Actress | Tegeran-43

Strikingly lovely, sexy, and shapely Swiss blonde bombshell Evelyne Kraft was born on September 22, 1951 in Switzerland. The statuesque stunner made her film debut as Eleonora in the enjoyable Italian giallo "The French Sex Murders." Evelyne achieved her greatest enduring cult cinema popularity ...

14. Jeannine Michèle Wacker

Actress | Singularity

Jeannine Wacker is Swiss by birth but as of November 2017 resides in Berlin. She is multi-lingual, speaking German, French and English. She has studied in several places including the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York which she attended under an international scholarship. She also ...

15. Julian Schaffner

Actor | Singularity

Julian Schaffner was born in Zurich, Switzerland to Janet Bako Schaffner and Beat Schaffner. He has one sibling, Jil Schaffner, who is older. His parents are both Swiss, although his mother has Iraqi-Assyrian roots. When Julian was six years old, his parents sent him to acting classes in Aventura ...

16. Thomas Hardmeier

Cinematographer | The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Thomas was born in Zurich, Switzerland. From 1986 until 1994, he worked as a First Assistant Camera. Since 1994 he has worked as a cinematographer mostly in France and internationally, in dramas and in commercials. Since 2006 he has been a member of AFC (French Society of Cinematographers). He ...

17. Remo Vinzens

Actor | Senior Torres

Remo was born in East Switzerland on December 22, 1975. At the age of 20 he began studying acting in Cologne and Zurich. During four years of training Remo confronted himself with all different kinds of acting techniques. Every single one had its benefit and Remo tried to combine all of them at his...

18. Urs Althaus

Actor | Der Name der Rose

Actor, writer Urs Althaus wrote his biography "Ich der Neger in 2009 and it became a Bestseller in Switzerland. Urs wanted to become a professional soccer player and played professionaly with F.C.Z until an accident and eventually, the cruel verdict: Urs Althaus, forget a career as a professional ...

19. Philippe Reinhardt

Actor | Zhenikh

Philippe Reinhardt discovered his love for performing at an early age, acting in school plays at the age of eight and quickly graduating to short-films and life performances. After training as a professional actor in Hamburg and Munich, he quickly caught the attention of Swiss and German filmmakers...

20. Jarreth J. Merz

Actor | Titans

Jarreth J. Merz was born on May 1, 1970 in Zurich, Switzerland. He is an actor and director, known for Titans (2018), Six (2017) and The Passion of the Christ (2004).

21. Sima Beatrice Bürgin

Actress | My Sleeping Karma

Sima Beatrice Bürgin was born in 1968 in Zürich, Switzerland. She is an actress, known for My Sleeping Karma, Maybe... Maybe Not (1994) and A Case for Two (1981).

22. Melanie Winiger

Actress | Achtung, fertig, Charlie!

For her first role in the motion picture "Achtung fertig Charlie!" (Director: Mike Eschmann) in 2003 Melanie Winiger reaped a great deal of credit. With more than 550'000 tickets sold, this comedy remains one of the most successful motion pictures in Switzerland. After that she settled in Los ...

23. Claudia Jurt

Actress | The Handmaid's Tale

Claudia Jurt was born on December 12, 1977 in Zürich, Switzerland. She is known for her work on The Handmaid's Tale (2017), The Bold Type (2017) and The Wild Hunt (2009).

24. Robert Frank

Director | Me and My Brother

Robert Frank was born on November 9, 1924 in Zurich, Switzerland as Robert Louis Frank. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Me and My Brother (1969), Candy Mountain (1987) and The Present (1996). He was married to June Leaf and Mary Frank. He died on September 9, 2019 in Inverness, ...

25. Yannis Tsimitselis

Actor | Eho ena mystiko...

Yannis Tsimitselis was born on July 27, 1981 in Zürich, Switzerland. He is an actor, known for Eho ena mystiko... (2008), Loufa Kai Parallagi: Seirines Sto Aigaio (2005) and O Ilias tou 16ou (2008). He has been married to Vaso Laskaraki since October 24, 2013. They have one child.

26. Raoul Meyer

Self | La talpa

Raoul Meyer Ortolani has been married to Brigitte Nielsen from 1993 to date. He has two sons with her, Douglas (b. 1993) and Raoul jr. Ayrton (b. 1995) in memory of his friend Ayrton Senna. He works for a Big Society in Switzerland where he lives with his family. Meyer his also a great sportsman, ...

27. Gabriel da Silva

Actor | Der lautlose Schrei

Gabriel da Silva was born on November 17, 1988 in Zurich. He grew up in Zurich. His mother is Swiss and his father is Brazilian. Since he was in the Kindergarten, he loved to act. When he was 8 years old they moved to Brazil, where he lived about 5 years. There he went to a Swiss School in Curitiba.


28. Ueli Steiger

Cinematographer | The Day After Tomorrow

Ueli Steiger was born in Switzerland and attended the University in Zurich where he pursued English literature, linguistics and art history. After the Universitiy he turned to cinematography and studied that craft at the London International Film School.

29. Alex Scarlis

Actor | Smallville

Alex Scarlis was born on March 6, 1978 in Zurich, Switzerland as Alexander George Scarlis. He is an actor and writer, known for Smallville (2001), The Young and the Restless (1973) and American Heiress (2007).

31. Eric Kress

Cinematographer | Män som hatar kvinnor

Eric Kress was born on March 25, 1962 in Zurich, Switzerland. He is known for his work on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009), Flickering Lights (2000) and Flatliners (2017).

32. Vince J. Trenton

Actor | Mobsters

Vince J. Trenton was born on February 2, 1984. His full birth name is Vincenzo Trento. He was born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, as the son of Italian immigrants (paternal from Sicily and maternal from Piedmont). He has both Italian and Swiss citizenship. As a nickname he prefers to be called ...

33. Suneil Anand

Actor | Master

Suneil was born on June 30th 1956 in the Bombay-based Punjabi-speaking family of Dev and Mona Anand. His father is the legendary 'evergreen' Dev Anand, and his actress mom's screen name was Kalpana Kartik. He is nephew to Vijay and Chetan Anand. He has three cousins named Shekhar, Neelu, and Aruna ...

34. Pinkas Braun

Actor | Les brigades du Tigre

This lean, incisive, basso-voiced Swiss actor with the unsettling mephistophelean countenance was the son of a Galician-Jewish merchant. Pinkas Braun began his chosen vocation at the age of eighteen as an extra with the Zürcher Schauspielhaus (embracing what he considered the 'order and discipline'...

35. Martin Tillman

Music Department | Face/Off

Martin Tillman, EMMY Nominated Composer, ,is known internationally in the Film and Music industry for his incredible experimental acoustic and electric cello. He has created a revolutionary sound of his own by extending the traditional boundaries of the classical cello. Martin Tillman discovered ...

36. Deborah Meister

Actress | Pure Genius

Deborah Meister was born in 1990 in Zurich, Switzerland. She is an actress and writer, known for Pure Genius (2016), The Middle (2009) and The Orville (2017).

37. Dieter Moor

Actor | Josephine Klick - Allein unter Cops

Dieter Moor was born on May 1, 1958 in Zurich, Switzerland. He is an actor, known for Josephine Klick - Allein unter Cops (2014), 2012 (2009) and Sex & More (2005). He is married to Sonja Moor. They have one child.

40. Philipp von Schulthess

Actor | Valkyrie

Philipp von Schulthess was born on March 23, 1973 in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland. He is an actor, known for Valkyrie (2008), A Case for Two (1981) and Der Kriminalist (2006).

41. Dominik Scherrer

Composer | The Missing

Dominik Scherrer was born in 1967 in Zurich, Switzerland. He is known for his work on The Missing (2014), Ripper Street (2012) and Marple (2004).

42. Jan Gassmann

Director | Europe, She Loves

Jan Gassmann (1983) is a director based in Zürich. His first feature documentary CHRIGU premiered at the 57. Berlinale and won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. The movie traveled the world and among others, won the «Filmcritics Switzerland Prize». In 2011 followed his first feature fiction film ...

43. Jeannine Burch

Actress | Verbotene Liebe

Jeannine Burch was born on January 19, 1968 in Zürich, Switzerland. She is an actress, known for Verbotene Liebe (1995), Tatort (1970) and Neuner (1990). She has been married to René Heinersdorff since June 30, 2000. They have one child.

44. Stephanie Japp

Actress | Private Banking

Stephanie Japp was born on May 23, 1972 in Zürich, Switzerland. She is an actress and writer, known for Private Banking (2017), Das Programm (2016) and Tatort (1970).

45. Sascha Bigler

Writer | Tatort

Sascha Bigler was born on July 19, 1968 in Zurich, Switzerland. He is a writer and director, known for Tatort (1970), Vienna Crime Squad (2005) and Die Muse des Mörders (2018).

46. Martin Suter


Martin Suter was born on February 29, 1948 in Zurich, Switzerland. He is known for his work on Criminal (2016), Jenatsch (1987) and Julia's Disappearance (2009). He is married to Margrith Nay.

47. Al Dubin

Music Department | Dames

Prolific Academy Award-winning songwriter Al Dubin ("Lullaby of Broadway" [1935]) came to the US in 1893 and was educated at the Perkiomen Seminary in Pennsylvania. He joined the staff of several New York music publishing companies. He enlisted in the US Army in World War I and served in the 77th ...

49. Roeland Wiesnekker

Actor | Blackout - Die Erinnerung ist tödlich

Roeland Wiesnekker was born on November 25, 1967 in Zürich, Switzerland. He is an actor, known for Blackout - Die Erinnerung ist tödlich (2006), Strähl (2004) and Der Fürsorger (2009).

50. Stefan Haupt

Director | Der Kreis

Stefan Haupt was born in 1961 in Zürich, Kanton Zürich, Switzerland. He is a director and writer, known for The Circle (2014), Utopia Blues (2001) and A Song For Argyris (2006).

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