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Mischa Hausserman

Mischa Hausserman

Mischa Hausserman made his feature debut with a small part in Alfred Hitchcock's Torn Curtain, after moving from his native Austria to California in 1965. Since then, he has appeared in the features Eraser, Die Hard With a Vengeance, Slaughter Day, Murphy's Law, The Salzburg Connection, Missing in Action II, Counterpoint, The Evil That Men Do and Amanda.

Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, Hausserman traveled to the United States when he was 16 in order to learn English. He decided to study acting at the Herbert Berghof Studios and at New York University. Fluent in three languages, and with a talent for foreign accents, Hausserman landed roles in television combat series such as 12 O'Clock High, Combat, Blue Light and Hogan's Heroes.

More recent television credits include guest-starring roles on Cop Files and the daytime series The Young & the Restless, as well as on Masquerade, Voyagers, The Bionic Woman and Ironside. For German television, he starred in the telefilm Century of Surgeons, and on the series lead on Betty and Alexander.

One of Hausserman's favorite stage experiences was starring in The Threepenny Opera, which was performed in German at New York's City Center Opera in a production directed by a former state theater director from Vienna. Hausserman also starred in Zurich in Blithe Spirits, and in Vienna in Four Windows With a View and The Boys in the Band.

Hausserman also worked as an aerial coordinator and camera-stunt pilot for such features as Eraser, Broken Arrow, Die Hard With a Vengeance, The Beastmaster, Delta Force 2, MIA II, Why Would I Lie? and Cop Files. He is also a member of the DGA with a credit on the upcoming The Thomas Crown Affair.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Mischa Hausserman Facts

BirthdayOctober 31, 1941 (80)
BirthplaceVienna, Austria

Selected Filmography

The Thomas Crown Affair
Die Hard: With a Vengeance
The 13th Warrior
Torn Curtain
The Evil That Men Do
The Salzburg Connection
Die Hard With a Vengeance
Murphy's Law
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