Udo Kier is a German film and television actor, known primarily for a career with perhaps the widest range of artistic tones in movie history. He has appeared in works along every point of the exploitation/high-art spectrum. After starting his career with lead roles in the Andy Warhol-produced pictures Blood of Dracula & Flesh for Frankenstein, Mr. Kier has worked with, among hundreds of directors, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders, Gus van Sant and Lars von Trier, appearing in all but three of von Trier's works since 1987. Kier has essayed the roles of Erich von Stroheim, Hitler, Bartok and Pope Innocent VIII (in this year's acclaimed TV series, “The Borgias.”), as well as the voice of Dr. Pericles in Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated. He previously collaborated with Guy Maddin as a narrator in the latter's touring live production of Brand upon the Brain!