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Miloš Kopecký

Miloš Kopecký was a Czech actor, active mainly in the second half of the 20th century.  He was born into the family of craftsmen, Kopecký was involved with music and theater throughout his entire life.  Starting on stage in 1939, as a member of an amateur elocution group, Kopecký performed with numerous young artists during the German occupation of then Czechoslovakia.  Near the end of World War II, Kopecký’s mother was murdered at the Auschwitz concentration camp for her Jewish heritage, while Miloš was interned in the labor camp Bystřice u Benešova.  He would later credit these experiences as the cause for his struggle with Bipolar Disorder, then known as Manic-Depressive Disease.   Following the liberation, Kopecký began acting in the avant-garde studio Větrník in 1945, before joining the Vinohrady Theatre in 1965 at the behest of then-director František Pavlíček.  Kopecký  continued to make guest appearances at theaters throughout Prague, working with many notable actors of his era before appearing on film and television.  His first minor role was in the historic film Jan Roháč z Dubé (1947), but he quickly graduated to more important characters and gradually became one of the most popular actors in Czechoslovakia.   He may be best known today as Dr. Štrosmajer in the Czech television series Nemocnice na kraji města.  During his career he played mainly negative roles of traitors, lechers, and villain, which he famously depicted with elegance and esprit.   In the mid-1980s Kopecký acted in a politically biased documentary film about emigrants, and also presented very critical speech against current communist régimes in May, 1987, at the Fourth Congress of Dramatic Artists.  He was married five times, at one point to Czech actress Stella Zázvorková.


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Born:
Aug 22, 1922 In Prague, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic]
Movie/TV Credits:
155
First Appeared:
In the movie Warriors of Faith 1947-03-28
Latest Project:
Series Příběhy slavných 2000-06-15
Known For
Poster of The Canary Connection
Poster of O nejchytřejší princezně
Poster of Paragrafy na kolech
Poster of You Are a Widow, Sir
Filmography
Series Příběhy slavných Self (archive footage) 2000-06-15
Movie Kouzelný měšec Regent 1996-02-22
Series GENUS Self 1995-01-02
Movie Angelic Eyes Krause 1994-01-20
Movie Učitel tance Granfather of Richard 1994-01-26
Movie The Canary Connection Don Padre 1993-09-08
Movie La valle di pietra Unknown 1992-01-01
Series Uctivá poklona, pane Kohn Munk 1992-01-01
Movie Utopím si ho sám Chouň 1989-01-01
Movie Stařeček vavříny vídeňské slávy ověnčený aneb Zpronevěra Sepl Noowi 1988-01-01
Movie Poslední leč Alfonse Karáska Unknown 1987-01-01
Movie O nejchytřejší princezně Unknown 1987-03-19
Movie Fair Play Bayer 1986-01-01
Movie Písničky Na zábradlí Host 1986-01-01
Series Slavné historky zbojnické Narrator 1986-03-08
Movie Klobouk, měšec a láska King 1986-02-01
Movie Čarovné dědictví Vetešník 1986-10-01
Movie Prague: The Restless Heart of Europe Unknown 1985-02-06
Movie Růžový Hubert Lord Henry 1985-01-01
Movie Prodloužený čas Karel Svozil 1985-10-01
Series Paragrafy na kolech Unknown 1984-01-01
Movie Dům na nebesích otec 1984-01-01
Series Galasuperšou Unknown 1984-01-01
Movie The Secret of an Old Attic Boss 1984-10-17
Series Bambinot Nikolas Mitropulos 1984-10-06
Movie The Three Veterans skřítek 1984-07-01
Movie Zbohom, sladké driemoty Unknown 1983-05-19
Movie Hearty Greetings from the Globe Prof. Horowitz 1983-07-01
Series Vyhnanství Unknown 1982-01-01
Movie Psíčci lorda Carltona Unknown 1982-12-28
Series Ze staré drogerie Narrator (voice) 1982-01-01
Movie Krtiny Čirůvka 1981-01-01
Movie Mature Wine Weber 1981-07-01
Movie The Mysterious Castle in the Carpathians Baron Gorc z Gorců 1981-10-01
Movie Přehlídka dobré pohody Unknown 1980-01-01
Movie Panenka Mayer 1980-04-03
Movie Escape Home Dr. Karel Chrástek 1980-10-12
Movie How to Dupe a Lawyer JUDr. Horic 1980-09-01
Movie Vdovcovy intimní večery Unknown 1979-01-01
Movie The Divine Emma Herold Samuel 1979-12-21
Movie I'll Be Good, Old Man! herec Theodor "Dóďa" Bergner 1979-07-01
Series Nemocnice na kraji města MUDr. Josef Štrosmajer 1978-11-05
Movie Adele Hasn't Had Her Dinner Yet baron Rupert von Kratzmar 1978-08-04
Movie Silvestr 1978 Unknown 1978-12-31
Movie Štipku soli Unknown 1977-01-01
Movie To byla svatba, strýčku! Alfons Karásek 1976-01-01
Movie We'll Kick Up a Fuss Tomorrow, Darling... Novák 1976-11-01
Movie Bohoušův syn Hostinský 1975-01-01
Movie How to Drown Dr. Mracek, the Lawyer hlavní český vodník Wassermann 1975-03-01
Movie A Night at Karlštejně vévoda Štěpán 1974-07-01
Movie Potulné pohádkové divadlo Unknown 1974-01-01
Movie Egyptologové Unknown 1974-01-01
Movie Rambling Engelbert Unknown 1973-01-01
Movie Lakomec Unknown 1973-02-11
Series Bakaláři Unknown 1972-02-19
Movie Straw Hat Maurice Fadinard 1972-03-24
Movie O Bumbrlíčkovi Unknown 1972-01-01
Movie Six Bears and a Clown ředitel cirkusu II 1972-12-29
Series Ctná paní Lucie Unknown 1972-11-11
Movie Jak se dělá televizní soutěž Unknown 1971-01-01
Movie There Was a Miller on a River Songster (voice) 1971-01-01
Movie Alfons Karásek v lázních Alfons Karásek 1971-01-01
Movie You Are a Widow, Sir profesor Somr, majitel sanatoria 1971-01-15
Movie Hry lásky šálivé Unknown 1971-10-22
Movie Murder in the Excelsior Hotel ředitel hotelu 1971-10-07
Movie Svatby pana Voka Petr Vok z Rožmberka 1971-03-26
Series Země úsměvů a snů Unknown 1970-01-01
Movie Silvestrovský trapas Unknown 1970-01-01
Movie Jak se dělá divadlo Unknown 1970-09-24
Movie I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen Wertheim 1970-02-27
Movie Námluvy komtesy Gladioly aneb Přistání ve skleníku továrník Cyprián Kachle 1970-12-31
Movie Blázinec v 1. poschodí Josef 1969-01-01
Movie Historie blechatého psa Narrator (voice) 1969-01-01
Movie Prague Nights Unknown 1969-06-06
Movie Slasti Otce vlasti Jan Lucemburský 1969-07-08
Movie I, Mournful God Adolf 1969-10-17
Movie Jindřich IV. Unknown 1968-01-01
Movie Pučálkovic Amina vypravěč 1968-01-01
Movie Úřad doktor Campilli 1968-01-03
Series Klapzubova jedenáctka Unknown 1968-01-06
Movie Sirka Man with a Cigar 1967-01-01
Movie Sedm žen Alfonse Karáska Unknown 1967-04-14
Movie Přísně tajné premiéry módní návrhář Noiret 1967-01-26
Movie When You Have a Holiday Dominique Nácelník detektivu 1967-11-08
Movie Ta naše písnička česká Unknown 1967-08-11
Movie Svatební cesta aneb Ještě ne, Evžene! Unknown 1966-01-01
Movie Sedm koní a vavříny Unknown 1966-01-21
Movie The White Lady tajemník MNV 1965-09-24
Movie Odsouzený z Pinktownu Unknown 1965-12-31
Movie Lemonade Joe Horác Badman alias "Hogofogo" 1964-10-16
Movie Trik aneb Jak dámu okouzlit aneb Jak manžela oblafnout Unknown 1964-01-01
Movie A Star Travels South Šoustek - tourist guide 1964-05-15
Movie The King of Kings Izmail 1963-07-11
Movie Kočár nejsvětější svátosti Unknown 1963-10-18
Movie Žárlivost Jaroslav Holoubek 1962-01-01
Movie Klíč Unknown 1962-01-01
Movie Man in Outer Space Josef, calouník 1962-03-23
Movie Kolik slov stačí lásce? Unknown 1962-05-18
Movie Dva z onoho světa Unknown 1962-12-28
Movie The Fabulous Baron Munchausen Baron Munchausen 1962-09-21
Movie Ztracená revue Unknown 1961-01-01
Movie Every Penny Counts Unknown 1961-09-29
Movie Green Street Unknown 1960-01-01
Movie Caterwauling Mr. K 1960-01-01
Movie Tisíc pohledů za kulisy Unknown 1960-01-01
Movie Zpívající pudřenka Krásný Venca 1960-01-21
Movie Konec cesty Jirák 1960-03-11
Movie Of Things Supernatural (segment "Tajemství písma") / (segment "Právní případ") 1959-01-09
Movie Občan Brych Kamil Tajchman 1959-02-20
Movie O lidech před pultem a za ním II. Unknown 1958-01-01
Movie O lidech před pultem a za ním III. Unknown 1958-01-01
Movie Puppies Magistrate 1958-03-21
Movie O lidech okolo stolu Unknown 1958-01-01
Movie Mezi nebem a zemí Unknown 1958-10-24
Movie Konec jasnovidce jasnovidec Matěj Šobolín 1957-01-01
Movie O lidech před pultem a za ním I. Unknown 1957-01-01
Movie Vintage Car Albert de Dion 1957-03-29
Movie The Good Soldier Švejk feldkurát Katz 1957-08-23
Movie Legend of Love Prodavachat na kilimi 1957-08-09
Movie Bill, Please Unknown 1956-01-01
Movie Sen Unknown 1956-01-01
Movie Jan Žižka Sir from Sternberk 1956-02-05
Movie The Windy Mountain Melichar Hnátek 1956-02-03
Movie Jaroslav Hasek's Exemplary Cinematograph Unknown 1956-06-01
Movie Silvery Wind Gerlic 1956-11-30
Movie Přihlašte své televizory Neplatič 1956-08-09
Movie Kam s ním? Unknown 1956-12-14
Movie Trojí setkání (voice) 1955-01-01
Movie Once Upon a Time, There Was a King... chytrý princ 1955-02-11
Movie Jan Hus biskupský kancléř 1955-04-29
Movie Dog's Heads Unknown 1955-03-25
Movie Olověný chléb Unknown 1954-04-30
Movie Stará čínská opera Commentary (voice) 1954-01-01
Movie Kavárna na hlavní třídě Matějka 1954-01-22
Movie Severní přístav Berka 1954-05-28
Movie The Best Man lekárník Valérian Kýla 1954-12-25
Movie The Circus Will Be Unknown 1954-10-15
Movie Píseň o silnici Commentary (voice) 1953-01-01
Movie Hoří Commentary (voice) 1953-01-01
Movie Anna proletářka Komisar 1953-02-20
Movie Kidnapped passenger Rychman, musician 1953-01-30
Movie The Secret of Blood Lékar na prednásce 1953-12-25
Movie The Emperor and the Golem An Alchemist 1952-01-04
Movie Mikoláš Aleš Unknown 1952-01-11
Movie The Proud Princess Kancléř 1952-09-26
Movie Velké dobrodružství Unknown 1952-11-21
Movie Posel úsvitu Unknown 1951-09-28
Movie Lost in the Suburbs Unknown 1949-01-28
Movie Red Lizard Unknown 1949-02-11
Movie Distant Journey Theresienstadt Prisoner (uncredited) 1949-06-01
Movie Revoluční rok 1848 Komorník u Portheima 1949-12-23
Movie Zrcadlo Unknown 1948-01-01
Movie Až se vrátíš... Unknown 1948-11-23
Movie Warriors of Faith student 1947-03-28
Movie Nevíte o bytě? Unknown 1947-11-14