Daniel Cudmore

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Daniel Cudmore
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Daniel Cudmore, 2006
Born (1981-01-20) January 20, 1981 (age 34)
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present

Daniel Cudmore (born January 20, 1981) is a Canadian actor and stuntman. He is perhaps best known for his roles as the mutant Piotr Rasputin/Colossus in the X-Men film franchise, and as the Volturi Felix in the Twilight Saga films.

Personal life[edit]

Cudmore was born and raised in Squamish, British Columbia, to English parents Sue Bailey, who works for the British Columbia Film Commission,[1] and Richard Cudmore, a doctor. Cudmore is the middle of three boys, all over 6'5".

Cudmore attended Gannon University and was a member of the football team (2000–02). He is a former forward for the Capilano Rugby Football Club in Vancouver.[1] His older brother Jamie Cudmore is a member of the Canadian Rugby World Cup team.[2] His younger brother, Luke, also plays for Capilano RFC.[3]


Cudmore's first major role came in 2003 when he appeared as Piotr Rasputin in the second installment of the X-Men film franchise, X2. He auditioned for the title role in Superman Returns, but lost the role to Brandon Routh.[4] He portrayed the Volturi Felix in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1. On July 11, 2012 it was confirmed that Cudmore will portray Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 in the live-action Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn web series.[5]

Cudmore reprised the role of Colossus in X-Men: Days of Future Past, in which he reteamed with Twilight co-star Booboo Stewart.[6] Cudmore announced on February 17, 2015, that the X-Men franchise would re-cast the role of Colossus for the upcoming Deadpool movie and he wouldn't return. [7]



Year Film Role Notes
2003 X2 Peter Rasputin / Colossus
2004 A Very Cool Christmas Gym Guy
2005 Are We There Yet? Baseball player
2005 Alone in the Dark Agent Barr
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Peter Rasputin / Colossus
2009 Driven to Kill Young Guy
2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Felix
2009 Revolution Bito TV movie
2010 Icarus Hit Man #2
2010 Merlin and the Book of Beasts Dragon Knight TV movie
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Felix
2010 A Night for Dying Tigers Dave
2010 Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Minotaur
2011 Rites of Passage Moose
2011 To the Mat Jordy TV movie
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Felix
2012 The Baytown Outlaws Lincoln Oodie
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Felix
2012 Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Master Chief Petty Officer John-117
2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Manticore
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Peter Rasputin / Colossus
2015 "Lockdown_(2015_film)" Gideon
2016 Warcraft[8]


Year Television Role Notes
2007 Aliens vs Predator: Requiem
2008 Supernatural stunt performer I Know What You Did Last Summer
2009 Psych stunt performer Lassie Did a Bad, Bad Thing
2009 Knights of Bloodsteel stunt performer
2009 Driven to Kill stunt actor
2009 The Hole stunt double: Monster Dad
2010 Merlin and the Book of Beasts stunt performer
2012 True Justice stunt actor: Thug #4 Street Wars: Part 1


Year Television Role Notes
2003 Stargate SG-1 Jaffa #1 Homecoming
2004 The Collector Little Man #3 The Miniaturist
2007 Masters of Horror Deputy #2 The Washingtonians
2008 The Backshop Show Chuck Why Do They Call You "Reach"?
2012 Fringe Daniel Hicks Nothing as It Seems


  1. ^ a b Crosse, Doug (April 16, 2003). "BC Rugby Player Making Move to Big Screen". Canadian Rugby News. 
  2. ^ Chung, Matthew (September 6, 2007). "Street Thug Now Team Star". Toronto Star. 
  3. ^ Cross, Daniel (May 24, 2007). "U21: Canada Names Squad to Face USA". Oakville Crusaders Rugby Club. 
  4. ^ "Superman Marvel-ous?". IGN Movie News. September 2, 2004. 
  5. ^ "Youtube First Look: Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn (Live Action Series)". IGN. July 11, 2012. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Lealos, Shawn S. (February 17, 2015). "Deadpool Movie to Cast New Actor for Colossus". Renegade Cinema. 
  8. ^ Cairns, Bryan (27 May 2014). "'X-Men: Days of Future Past's' Daniel Cudmore on playing Colossus again". HitFix. 

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