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 (1975-02-24) 24 February 1975 (age 41)
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.

Early life[edit]

Mulvey was injured in a serious car accident in 2003,[1] 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.

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, and appeared in police series Rush as Sgt. Brendan "Josh" Joshua.

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

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).[2] 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,[3] as well as joining the main cast of Starz TV's Power, for season three, as Dean.[4] 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,[5] and Desolate, a drama based on a family of farmers living in a dystopian future.[6] He is currently back in Australia filming Bleeding Steel, a Chinese Sci-Fi-Action-Comedy starring Jackie Chan.[7] It has been dubbed the "biggest budget Chinese production to shoot in Australia." [8]


Mulvey while filming for The Turning, 2013


Year Title Role Notes
2017 Desolate Van Post-Production
Bleeding Steel Filming
2016 Delirium Alex Completed
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


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