Ernst Walder was born on November 17, 1927, in Salzburg, Austria.

From December 1960 to December 1961, he played Ivan Cheveski on a regular basis in Coronation Street, then made guest appearances from December 1962 to January 1963, October to November 1966, and September to December 1967.

On television and in films, he was frequently cast in German parts. He arrived in England in 1952 after fleeing the Russian zone of Eastern Europe after being apprehended by the invaders for assisting refugees in their journey west.

Ernst Walder
Ernst Walder

After moving west, he worked as a valet and butler before pursuing acting and landing his first film part in The One That Got Away.

In a 2013 interview with the Austrian newspaper Kurier, Walder described being assaulted by an elderly woman in a London department shop after the broadcast of an episode in which he insulted a pregnant Linda Cheveski.

He also recalled how, after the birth of his TV son, people sent him cigars, champagne, and baby toys.

He dated Tony Warren, the inventor of Street, for a while in the 1960s.

Ernst Walder Movies, TV Shows, & Awards

Night of the Fox (TV Movie)
Major Speer
 1984The Brief (TV Series)
Dr. Guenther

– On the Edge (1984) … Dr. Guenther
 1983The Fourth Arm (TV Series)
German guard

– Episode #1.12 (1983) … German guard
– Episode #1.11 (1983) … German guard
 1980Spy! (TV Series)

– The Venlo Incident (1980) … Schellenberg
 1979Atom Spies (TV Movie)
Russian Ambassador
 1977Backs to the Land (TV Series)
Jan Jarowicz

– The Magnetic Pole (1977) … Jan Jarowicz
– The Warsaw Overture (1977) … Jan Jarowicz
 1975Joby (TV Series)
Mr. Laedeker

– Episode Two (1975) … Mr. Laedeker
 1974Crown Court (TV Series)
Dr. Greenberg

– On Impulse: Part 1 (1974) … Dr. Greenberg
 1974Ski-Boy (TV Series)

– Danger Trail (1974)
 1971Take Three Girls (TV Series)

– Release (1971) … Anton
 1970Paul Temple (TV Series)

– Murder in Munich: Part 2 (1970) … Hartmann
– Murder in Munich: Part 1 (1970) … Hartmann
 1970The Looking Glass War
Radio Engineer
 1969Castle Haven (TV Series)
Josip Pospichal

– Episode dated 24 December 1969 (1969) … Josip Pospichal
– Episode dated 1 July 1969 (1969) … Josip Pospichal
 1969Guns in the Heather
 1969The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)

– The Secret of Boyne Castle: Part 3 (1969) … Vollos
– The Secret of Boyne Castle: Part 2 (1969) … Vollos
– The Secret of Boyne Castle: Part 1 (1969) … Vollos
 1969The Saint (TV Series)
First Policeman in Palermo

– Vendetta for the Saint: Part 1 (1969) … First Policeman in Palermo (uncredited)
 1969Vendetta for the Saint
First Policeman
 1968Where Eagles Dare
Airport Control Officer (uncredited)
 1968The Champions (TV Series)
Fake Accident Victim / Allbrecht

– Twelve Hours (1968) … Fake Accident Victim (uncredited)
– The Search (1968) … Allbrecht