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Mulvey at the Guardians of the Galaxy premiere in July 2014
24 February 1975 |
Auckland, New Zealand
Callan Francis Mulvey (born 24 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 was injured in a serious car accident in 2003, 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.
In 2004 he re-entered the spotlight for the release of Thunderstruck.
In 2012 he starred in the underworld crime miniseries Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms as Mark Anthony "Snoddy" Spencer.
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). His character is also known as KGBeast, a Russian member of the KGB. In the film, Anatoli is portrayed as to have not transformed into KGBeast, and is only a hired gun. In the comics, Beast has extraordinary hand-to-hand combat skills, is master of weapons and explosives, and has a prosthetic gun in place of his left hand. Although, in Batman v Superman, it was heavily implied that Batman had ultimately killed Anatoli Knyazev, by exploding his flamethrower. The character has been rumoured to one day return to the DCEU, fully transformed into KGBeast, and would most likely appear in a Batman film.
In 2016, Mulvey appeared extremely briefly in Warcraft, the film adaption of World of Warcraft, credited as Warrior, as well as joining the main cast of Starz TV's Power, for season three, as Dean. 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, and Desolate, a drama based on a family of farmers living in a dystopian future. He is currently back in Australia filming Bleeding Steel, a Chinese Sci-Fi-Action-Comedy starring Jackie Chan. It has been dubbed the "biggest budget Chinese production to shoot in Australia." 
|Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice||Anatoli Knyazev|
|2014||Kill Me Three Times||Jack Taylor|
|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|
|2012||Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms||Anthony 'Snoddy' Spencer||6 episodes|
|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|
|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|
- Sams, Christine "Mulvey's brave recovery", Sydney Morning Herald, 12 May 2004. Accessed 22 August 2007
- "Superman/Batman: Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto join cast". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2014-04-03.