Hannes Messemer was born on May 17, 1924 in Dillingen an der Donau, Bavaria, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Great Escape (1963), Il Generale Della Rovere (1959) and The Devil Strikes at Night (1957). He was previously married to Monika Keusch, Susanne Korda, Rose Schäfer and Herta Jung. He died on November 2, 1991 in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.