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Stormare in 2008
|Born||Rolf Peter Ingvar Storm
27 August 1953
Kumla, Närke, Sweden
|Occupation||Actor, theatre director, playwright, musician|
Rolf Peter Ingvar Storm (born 27 August 1953), known professionally as Peter Stormare (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈpeːtɛr stɔrmˈarɛ] ( )), is a Swedish actor, theatre director, playwright, and musician. He is probably best known in the United States for playing Gaear Grimsrud in the 1996 film Fargo. He is also well known for his role as John Abruzzi in the Fox series Prison Break.
Stormare was born in Kumla, Närke, and grew up in Arbrå, Hälsingland. He changed his surname when he discovered that he shared it with a senior student at an acting academy. Like "storm" (a word which has the same meaning in Swedish and English), "stormare" is a Swedish word, meaning "stormer". Before settling on "Stormare", he briefly contemplated changing his name to "Mrots Retep", which is simply "Peter Storm" backwards.
Stormare began his career with the Royal Dramatic Theatre, to which he belonged for 11 years. In 1990, he took a leading position as Associate Artistic Director at the Tokyo Globe Theatre and made a name for himself through various Shakespeare performances, including Hamlet. Three years later, he moved to New York City and mainly took part there in English language productions. He played Carl Hamilton, a fictional Swedish secret agent. He was discovered by international audiences for his critically acclaimed role as one of the kidnappers in Fargo (1996). He portrayed Dieter Stark in the 1997 film The Lost World: Jurassic Park and later played sleazy, unlicensed "eye-doctor" Solomon Eddie in Minority Report.
In 1998, he appeared in "The Frogger", a Seinfeld episode where he played a rogue electrician known as Slippery Pete. He portrayed Uli Kunkel in the 1998 film The Big Lebowski, as well as playing Lev Andropov, a Russian cosmonaut in the 1998 film Armageddon. In 1999, he appeared as a villainous producer and director of hardcore porn in the film 8mm. He also portrayed Gunny in the 2002 film Windtalkers and Alexei in the 2003 film Bad Boys II. In 2003, he played Ernst Röhm in Hitler: The Rise of Evil. In the 2005 film Constantine, he played Lucifer. He played an interrogator in the 2005 film The Brothers Grimm. His first major character in television was on the show Prison Break in 2005, where he played mob boss John Abruzzi. He was originally cast in Fido, but opted out of the film upon being cast in 'Prison Break.
Stormare voiced Mattias Nilsson in the video games Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction and Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, Isair in the computer game Icewind Dale 2, and Johann Strauss in Quake 4. In February 2006, he starred as Wolfgang in Volkswagen's VDub series of television commercials. He played the main character in the film Svartvattnet, which was filmed in Sweden and Norway in 2007. He was offered a role in the ABC television series Lost for a period of one year, which he declined. In the 2007 film Premonition, he played Dr. Roth. In April 2007, he appeared in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Ending Happy".
In December 2007, Stormare participated in the Swedish reality show Stjärnorna på slottet. He appears in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 as Dr. Zelinsky, a Russian scientist who builds a time machine. He starred as Walter in the Canadian independent crime thriller Small Town Murder Songs (2010). He appeared in the music video of the song "Uprising" by the Swedish power metal band Sabaton. He plays himself in the 2011 Norwegian comedy Hjelp, vi er i filmbransjen and appeared as a psychiatrist in the Swedish horror film Marianne (2011). He appeared in a trailer for the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II, made for the "Revolution" DLC pack. He has since reappeared in most trailers for the game.
After Bono of U2 heard some of Stormare's music, he encouraged Stormare to make an album. In 2002, Stormare released his first album, Dallerpölsa och småfåglar. He plays in a band called Blonde from Fargo and runs a record label called StormVox.
Stormare is the godfather of Gustaf Skarsgård, the son of Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård. While working on a Disney film in Prague, he was introduced to Bob Dylan after Dylan's concert by bassist Tony Garnier.
Stormare is a Christian and claims that he has had contact with God. When he was young, he participated in Baptist meetings in Arbrå. He has a strong spiritual side, inherited from his mother, who claimed to be a medium, and who inherited this from her own father.
|1982||Fanny and Alexander||Young Man|
|1986||Seppan||Sara's Father||Television film|
|1986||Den frusna leoparden||Jerry|
|1987||Pirates of the Lake||Justus|
|1991||Freud flyttar hemifrån...||Berra|
|1997||The Lost World: Jurassic Park||Dieter Stark|
|1997||In the Presence of a Clown||Petrus Landahl||Television film|
|1998||The Big Lebowski||Uli Kunkel / Karl Hungus|
|1998||Commander Hamilton||Carl Hamilton|
|1998||Somewhere in the City||Graham|
|2000||Dancer in the Dark||Jeff|
|2000||The Million Dollar Hotel||Dixie|
|2002||The Beatle Fan||Albert|
|2002||Minority Report||Dr. Solomon Eddie|
|2002||Windtalkers||Gunnery Sergeant Hjelmstad|
|2002||The Tuxedo||Dr. Simms|
|2002||Bad Company||Adrik Vas|
|2003||Hitler: The Rise of Evil||Ernst Röhm||Television film|
|2003||Bad Boys II||Alexei|
|2003||The Movie Hero||The Suspicious Character|
|2005||The Batman vs. Dracula||Dracula||Voice|
|2005||The Brothers Grimm||Cavaldi|
|2005||2001 Maniacs||Professor Ackerman|
|2005||Buck Rogers to the Xtreme!|
|2007||Boot Camp||Arthur Hail|
|2007||They Never Found Her||Woods|
|2007||Gone with the Woman||Glenn|
|2008||Witless Protection||Arthur Grimsley|
|2009||The Killing Room||Dr. Phillips|
|2009||The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus||The President|
|2010||Dylan Dog: Dead of Night||Gabriel|
|2010||Small Town Murder Songs||Walter|
|2010||Henry's Crime||Darek Millodragovic|
|2011||The Hunters 2||Torsten|
|2011||Hjelp, vi er i filmbransjen||Peter Stormare|
|2012||Get the Gringo||Frank Fowler|
|2012||Small Apartments||Mr. Olivetti|
|2012||Tai Chi Hero||Duke Fleming|
|2013||Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters||Sheriff Berringer|
|2013||The Last Stand||Thomas Burrell|
|2013||Autumn Blood||The Mayor|
|2013||Trial of Arms||Karkov|
|2013||Sleight of Hand||Terrible Terry|
|2013||The Zero Theorem||Doctor|
|2013||Pain & Gain||Dr. Bjornson|
|2014||22 Jump Street||Ghost|
|2014||Penguins of Madagascar||Corporal||Voice|
|2014||Bang Bang Baby||George|
|1998||Seinfeld||Slippery Pete||Episode: "The Frogger"|
|2002||Watching Ellie||Ingvar||11 episodes|
|2004||Joey||Viktor||Episode: "Joey and the Husband"|
|2005||Prison Break||John Abruzzi||20 episodes|
|2007||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||George "Binky" Babinkian||Episode: "Ending Happy"|
|2008||Monk||Petya Lovak||Episode: "Mr. Monk Paints His Masterpiece"|
|2009||Entourage||Aaron Cohen||2 episodes|
|2009||Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!||Gorb||Episode: "Road Trip"|
|2010||Hawaii Five-0||Drago Zankovic||Episode: "Ohana"|
|2010||Adventure Time||Sir Slicer||Voice
Episode: "Blood Under the Skin"
|2011||Covert Affairs||Max Kupala||Episode: "The Outsiders"|
|2011||Leverage||Gunter Hanzig||Episode: "The Office Job"|
|2012||NCIS: Los Angeles||Interpol Agent Martin Källström||Episode: "Crimeleon"|
|2012||Body of Proof||Wilson Polley||Episode: "Mind Games"|
|2013||Phineas and Ferb||Whiplash||Voice
Episode: "Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel"
|2014||Psych||Cyrus Polk||Episode: "Someone's Got a Woody"|
|2014||Rake||Jack Tarrant||Episode: "Serial Killer"|
|2014||The Blacklist||Figure / Berlin||2 episodes|
|2014||Arrow||Werner Zytle / Count Vertigo|
|2014||Longmire||Chance Gilbert||2 episodes|
|2002||Icewind Dale II||Isair|
|2005||Quake 4||Pvt. Johann Strauss|
|2005||Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction||Mattias Nilsson|
|2008||Mercenaries 2: World in Flames||Mattias Nilsson|
|2008||Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3||Dr. Gregor Zelinsky|
|2009||Wanted: Weapons of Fate||The Immortal|
|2010||Prison Break: The Conspiracy||John Abruzzi|
|2012||The Secret World||Dr. Aldini
|2013||Call of Duty: Black Ops II||The Replacer|
|2014||The Elder Scrolls Online||Jorunn the Skald King|
- Dallerpölsa och småfåglar (2002)
- Swänska hwisor vol 1 (2004)
- Lebowski-Fest 2005 (2005)
- Peter Stormare Film Reference bio
- Marcus Boldemann. "Peter Stormare vänder hem" (in Swedish). DN.se. Retrieved September 5, 2006.
- Stormare Offered Role in "Lost"
- Stormare says no to offered role in "Lost"
- Metal News SABATON
- StormVox Studios homepage
- Barker, Cory (12 May 2014). "The Blacklist Season Finale Review: The Burning Truth". TV.com.
- "The Man Who Is Berlin: Meet Peter Stormare". NBC.
- Abrams, Natalie (July 3, 2014). "Exclusive: Arrow Taps Peter Stormare as New Count Vertigo". TV Guide. Retrieved July 3, 2014.
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