Gunter Meisner (18 April 1926 - 5 December 1994) was a German TV and film character actor. He was Slugworth/Mr. Wilkinson in the 1971 film version of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

On 5 December 1994, Meisner died, aged 68, of heart failure during the filming of an episode of the television series Tatort. He is buried in Berlin's Friedhof Heerstrabe Cemetery. He was survived by his wife.


  • He has played the role of Adolf Hitler on many occasions.
  • Although well-known for playing Hitler and various Nazis, Meisner was in a Nazi death camp during World War II.
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