Dieter Riesle

Gender: Male



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Dieter Riesle is a German-born American actor and dancer best known for his recurring role as Dieter, Boris's key servant, in the television drama series Royal Pains, since 2009.

Riesle was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, but immigrated to the United States in 1985. Before becoming an actor, Riesle pursued a career as a principal ballet dancer for 20 years of his life.

Following his career as a dancer, he studied acting with Lloyd Richards, Earle Gister and Jodie Lynne McClintock in New York and now performs in film, television, voice-overs, plays and musicals.

In 2010, Dieter played a Swiss Bank Official in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, directed by Oliver Stone. In the same year he also played a German Art Buyer in Some Day This Pain Will Be Useful To You, directed by Roberto Faenza.

In June 2009, he originated the role of Dieter, Key Servant to Boris in the USA Network series Royal Pains - both pilot and recurring. Also in 2009, he played Otto in Last Letters from Monte Rosa(2009), directed by Ari Taub.

In 2008, he was directed by Spike Lee playing a German P.O.W. in Miracle at St. Anna.

In 2006 he portayed Herr Franck in The Good Shepherd (2006) opposite Matt Damon and Martina Gedeck, directed by Robert De Niro.

He has also played guest roles in the television series Blue Bloods, Boardwalk Empire and Gossip Girl.

Riesle earned a B.A. in International Criminal Justice (summa cum laude) from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in New York.

He holds dual citizenship, both U.S. and German.

Television Roles


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