Callan Mulvey

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Callan Mulvey
Callan Mulvey - Guardians of the Galaxy premiere - July 2014 (cropped).jpg
Mulvey at the Guardians of the Galaxy premiere in July 2014
Born Callan Francis Mulvey
(1975-02-23) 23 February 1975 (age 42)
Auckland, New Zealand

Callan Francis Mulvey (born 23 February 1975) is a New Zealand-born Australian actor. He is best known in Australia for his roles as Mark Moran on the Australian drama Underbelly, Sergeant Brendan 'Josh' Joshua in Rush, and as Bogdan 'Draz' Drazic in Heartbreak High. His American roles include Syllias in 300: Rise of an Empire, Jack Rollins in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Anatoli 'KGBeast' Knyazev in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.


Mulvey used a personal interest in skateboarding to work as a stunt double about two years prior to winning the role of Drazic in Heartbreak High.[1] His first role was of a victim of a robbery in a police training video.[2]

In 2004 he re-entered the spotlight for the release of Thunderstruck.

Mulvey had guest spots on Home and Away (as Johnny Cooper) during 2006 to 2008 and McLeod's Daughters during 2007.

He starred in the 2008 Australian underworld crime show Underbelly as Mark Moran,[3] and appeared in police series Rush as Sgt. Brendan "Josh" Joshua.[4]

In 2012 he starred in the underworld crime miniseries Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms as Mark Anthony "Snoddy" Spencer.[5]

In 2013 he appeared in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty as Saber. He also starred in the The Turning, directed by Robert Connelly.

In 2014 he appeared in 300: Rise of an Empire as Syllias. Also in 2014 he also appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Jack Rollins. It was his second time appearing in a film as a soldier alongside Frank Grillo.

In 2014 he starred in the Katie Holmes black comedy Miss Meadows as Skylar. Following this, he then starred as Jack Taylor in Kill Me Three Times along with Sullivan Stapleton (who he previously worked with on 300: Rise of an Empire), Teresa Palmer, Simon Pegg, Alice Braga and Brian Brown.

Mulvey played Anatoli Knyazev in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).[6] In the film, Knyazev does not appear as KGBeast and is only a hired gun.

In 2016, Mulvey appeared briefly in Warcraft, the film adaptation of Warcraft, credited as Warrior,[7] as well as joining the main cast of Starz TV's Power, for season three, as Dean.[8] Callan has also completed the horror film Delirium, and is in post-production for the films Beyond Skyline, the sequel to the cult-classic Skyline,[9] and Desolate, a drama based on a family of farmers living in a dystopian future.[10] He filmed Bleeding Steel, a science fiction thriller starring Jackie Chan.[11] Mulvey is also filming In Like Flynn, a biopic of Errol Flynn's early years.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Mulvey was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and moved to Australia when he was 8, growing up in the northern suburbs of Sydney.[1] Mulvey was injured in a serious car accident in 2003,[13] in a head-on collision at 100 km/h. He was trapped in the vehicle for almost an hour until he could be freed from the wreckage. The midsection of his face collapsed, an incision was made from ear to ear over the top of his scalp, his face "pulled down" and 17 titanium plates were then inserted to repair the fractures to his face and jaw. His left knee and ankle were also badly fractured.

He married Rachel Thomas, an academic, in Byron Bay in 2010, they have a son, Charlie.[14]


Mulvey while filming for The Turning, 2013


Year Title Role Notes
2017 Desolate Van Post-Production
Bleeding Steel Filming
Delirium Alex Completed
2016 Beyond Skyline Harper Post-Production
Warcraft Warrior Cameo
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Anatoli Knyazev
2014 Kill Me Three Times Jack Taylor
Miss Meadows Syklar
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Jack Rollins
300: Rise of an Empire Scyllias
2013 The Turning David Wilson Segment: "Aquifer"
2012 Zero Dark Thirty Saber - DEVGRU
2011 The Hunter Rival Hunter
2008 Glass John Short film
2004 Thunderstruck Sam


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Power Dean/Milan 10 episodes
2012 Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms Anthony 'Snoddy' Spencer 6 episodes
2011 SLiDE Bailey 1 episode
2008-2011 Rush Brendan 'Josh' Joshua 70 episodes
2008 Underbelly Mark Moran 5 episodes
2007 Sea Patrol Horst Wenders 1 episode
McLeod's Daughters Mitch Wahlberg 3 episodes
2006-2008 Home and Away Johnny Cooper 33 episodes
2001 The Finder Sam Natoli TV Movie
Head Start Rodney 'Rod' Hunter 5 episodes
BeastMaster Rikko 1 episode
Code Red Cage Sorrentino TV Movie
2000 Pizza Dave/Middleclass Homeboy 2 episodes
1999 All Saints Stewie Holder 1 episode
1997-1999 Heartbreak High Drazic 74 episodes


  1. ^ a b "Callan Mulvey". 1999. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Groves, Don. Mulvey's star is rising [online]. Inside Film: If, No. 154, Aug 2013: 14-15. Availability: <;dn=599499773276203;res=IELAPA> ISSN 1447-2252. [cited 05 May 17].
  3. ^ "Rush to sign Underbelly star". Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Callan Mulvey". Archived from the original on 7 February 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms". TV Tonight. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Superman/Batman: Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto join cast". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  7. ^ "Latest Warcraft TV Spot Has Tons Of New Footage". 
  8. ^ Newsome, Brad (13 July 2016). "In gangster drama Power drug dealers are bad for business". 
  9. ^ "'Beyond Skyline' Imagery Carries 'Predator' Vibe - Bloody Disgusting!". 2 November 2015. 
  10. ^ McNary, Dave (28 May 2016). "Callan Mulvey, Tyson Ritter Starring in Dystopian Drama ‘Desolate’". 
  11. ^ Frater, Patrick (28 July 2016). "Jackie Chan’s ‘Bleeding Steel’ Adds Australian Cast". 
  12. ^ "Young Aussie star’s In Like Flynn". Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  13. ^ Sams, Christine "Mulvey's brave recovery", Sydney Morning Herald, 12 May 2004. Accessed 22 August 2007
  14. ^ "Mulvey marries childhood sweetheart". Retrieved 1 May 2017. 

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