Rutger Hauer Bio, Wiki, Age, Death Cause, Wife, Children, Net Worth

Rutger Hauer
Rutger Hauer

Rutger Hauer Bio: He was a Dutch actor, writer, from the Netherlands. Rutger Hauer was best known for his work in Blade Runner.

He acted in both Dutch and English-language TV series and films. His career commenced in 1969 with the title function in the Dutch tv-series Floris.

Rutger Hauer Bio

Quick Bio
Real Name Rutger Oelsen Hauer
Birth Date 23 January 1944
Birth Place Breukelen, Netherlands
Death Date 19 July 2019
Age 75 years
Profession Dutch actor
Wife Heidi Merz (divorced), Ineke ten Cate
Height 1.85 m
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He was born on 23 January 1944 in Breukelen, Netherlands and died on 19 July 2019. He has died at the age of 75.

Hauer was born to drama teachers Teunke (née Mellema) and Arend Hauer. while the Netherlands was under German occupation during World War II.

He had three sisters, one older and two younger. The Hauer siblings grew up in Amsterdam. Since his parents were very occupied with their careers, he and his sisters were brought up mostly by nannies.

He went to a Waldorf school. At the age of 15, Hauer ran off to sea and spent year scrubbing decks aboard a freighter.

Returning home, he worked as an electrician and a joiner while finishing his high school diploma at night.

Hauer attended the Academy for Theater and Dance in Amsterdam for acting classes, with a short interruption when he was drafted to serve as a combat medic in the Royal Netherlands Army.


Rutger Hauer began his career in 1969 with the title role in the Dutch television series Floris. He joined an experimental troupe, with which he remained for five years before Paul Verhoeven cast him in the lead role of the 1969 television series Floris, a Dutch medieval action drama.

Hauer’s career changed course when Verhoeven cast him in Turkish Delight (1973). The film found box office favor abroad and at home, and Hauer looked to appear in more international films.

He made his American debut in the Sylvester Stallone film Nighthawks (1981) as a psychopathic and cold-blooded terrorist named Wulfgar.

in 1981, He appeared in arguably his most famous and acclaimed role as the eccentric and violent but sympathetic anti-hero Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s 1982 science fiction thriller Blade Runner, in which he improvised the famous tears in rain monologue.

He appeared in The Hitcher (1986), in which he played a mysterious hitchhiker tormenting a lone motorist and murdering anyone in his way. At the height of Hauer’s fame, he was set to be cast as RoboCop though the role went to Peter Weller.

Rutger Hauer starred as Ravn in The Last Kingdom in 2015.

Hauer starred as Niall Brigantin season 6 of HBO’s True Blood.

In 2017, He voiced the role of Daniel Lazarski in the video game Observer, set in a post-apocalyptic Poland, created by Bloober Team. Lazarski is a member of a special elite police unit that can hack into minds and interact with memories within.

In 2019, Hauer provided the voice of Master Xehanort in Kingdom Hearts III, replacing the late Leonard Nimoy.

Rutger Hauer Wife, Children, Personal Life

Hauer first wife was Heidi MerzHauer. Together they had a daughter, actress Aysha Hauer. He later married his second wife, Ineke ten Cate, in 1985.

He had one child, actress Aysha Hauer (born 1966), who made him a grandfather in 1987.

Rutger Hauer Death & Cause

Hauer died on 19 July 2019 at his home in Beetsterzwaag at the age of 75 following a short illness.