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 film franchise, and as the X-Men Volturi Felix in the films. Twilight Saga
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, and Richard Cudmore, a doctor. Cudmore is the middle of three boys, all over 6'5". [1 ]
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. His older brother [1 ] Jamie Cudmore is a member of the Canadian Rugby World Cup team. His younger brother, Luke, also plays for Capilano RFC. [2 ] [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, . He auditioned for the title role in X2 , but lost the role to Superman Returns Brandon Routh. He portrayed the [4 ] Volturi Felix in , The Twilight Saga: New Moon , and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse . On July 11, 2012 it was confirmed that Cudmore will portray The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 in the live-action web series. Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn [5 ]
Cudmore reprised the role of Colossus in
, in which he reteamed with X-Men: Days of Future Past Twilight co-star Booboo Stewart. 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. [6 ] [7 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Stargate SG-1 Jaffa #1
The Collector Little Man #3
Masters of Horror Deputy #2
The Backshop Show Chuck
Why Do They Call You "Reach"?
Fringe Daniel Hicks
Nothing as It Seems
References [ edit ]
^ a b Crosse, Doug (April 16, 2003). "BC Rugby Player Making Move to Big Screen". Canadian Rugby News.
^ Chung, Matthew (September 6, 2007). "Street Thug Now Team Star". Toronto Star.
^ Cross, Daniel (May 24, 2007). "U21: Canada Names Squad to Face USA". Oakville Crusaders Rugby Club.
^ ". IGN Movie News. September 2, 2004. Superman Marvel-ous?"
^ ". IGN. July 11, 2012. Youtube First Look: Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn (Live Action Series)"
^ Lealos, Shawn S. (February 17, 2015). "Deadpool Movie to Cast New Actor for Colossus". Renegade Cinema.
^ Cairns, Bryan (27 May 2014). ". 'X-Men: Days of Future Past's' Daniel Cudmore on playing Colossus again" HitFix.
External links [ edit ]