Richard Sammel is a German actor best known for playing the role of Thomas Eichhorst on the FX hit television series, The Strain, from 2014 to 2017. He appearances include in more than 100 films and television.
He is currently dating his longtime girlfriend with who he shares two children. They all lives together in Paris and Berlin.
Born in Heidelberg, Germany
Richard Sammel was born on October 13, 1960, in Heidelberg, Germany, in a German family. He was the only child on his parents.
He is of German nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He is fluent in five languages: German, English, French, Italian and Spanish.
He completed his schooling and high school studies from Germany. As for his height, Richard is 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Film and Television Career: Nominated For Saturn Awards
Richard Sammel studied music and acting in Hildesheim, Germany, and directing and acting in Aix en Provence. He then moved to Rome where he learned acting along with Francesca de Sapio and Susan Strasberg.
He made his acting debut on stage in Hildesheim, Germany, in 1981. Later in 1987, he performed on stage in Catch by the Company Nelson Dumont.
He started working with theater director Giorgio Barberio Corsetti in 1989 in Rome where he later met Susan Strasberg. Susan a s sisted Richard to make his film debut with the lead role in the Barbara Barni-directed movie, Il Piacere Delle Carni.
He has since appeared in more than 100 movies and television series such as Inglorious Bastards, 3 Days to Kill, OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies, Casino Royale, La Vita E Bella, A Estrada 47, Sniper: Reloaded, Beauty and the Beast, Safe Conduct, De Dirigent, The Nest, Colt 45 and The Sect.
In 2011, Richard appeared in the drama war film, Apartment in Athen, for which he won a Best Actor Award at the Syracuse International Film Festival.
Appearance in "The Strain"
For his performance in The Strain, Richard was nominated for Best Supporting Actor on Television at 41st Saturn Awards.
Net Worth is Estimated to be $5 Million
Since Richard Sammel has worked in more than 100 films and television, he has earned a decent amount of money throughout his career.
According to the Superb Hub website, Sammel has an estimated net worth of $5 million. While on the FX series The Strain, the 58-year-old actor was making $30,000 per episode.
Currently Lives in Paris and Berlin With Girlfriend and Children
Talking about the relationship status of Richard Sammel, the 58-year-old The Strain star is currently in a relationship.
He is dating his longtime girlfriend, whose name has not been disclosed, for years. The boyfriend-girlfriend duo is parents to three adorable children, a son and two daughters.
The amazing family currently resides in Paris and Berling together.
Richard also had an on-screen romance with French actress Laura Smet in the 2014 film, Tiens-toi Droite, which was directed by Katia Lewkowicz.
He shared some pictures from the movie on his Facebook account in which he was seen kissing Laura pa s sionately.
by Arsad, 23 Sep, 2019