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