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
Callan Francis Mulvey

(1975-02-23) 23 February 1975 (age 46)
Auckland, New Zealand
Years active1997–present
Rachel Thomas
(m. 2010)

Callan Mulvey (born 23 February 1975)[1] is an Australian actor. He is best known 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 Scyllias in 300: Rise of an Empire, Jack Rollins in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Anatoli Knyazev in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Early life[edit]

Of Scottish, Irish and Māori descent, Mulvey was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and moved to Australia when he was seven years old, growing up in the northern beaches of Sydney.[2]


Mulvey used a personal interest in skateboarding and rollerblading to work as a stunt double about two years prior to winning the role of Drazic in Heartbreak High.[2] His first role was of a victim of a robbery in a police training video.[3]

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,[4] and appeared in police series Rush as Sgt. Brendan "Josh" Joshua.[5]

In 2012, he starred in the underworld crime miniseries Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms as Mark Anthony "Snoddy" Spencer.[6]

In 2013, he appeared in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty as Saber. He also starred in 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 Bryan Brown.

Mulvey played Anatoli Knyazev in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).[7] In the film, Knyazev does not appear as KGBeast and is only a hired gun.

In 2016, he appeared briefly in Warcraft, the film adaptation of Warcraft, credited as Warrior,[8] as well as joining the main cast of Starz TV's Power, for season three, as Dean.[9] 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,[10] and Desolate, a drama based on a family of farmers living in a dystopian future.[11] He filmed Bleeding Steel, a science fiction thriller starring Jackie Chan.[12] Mulvey is also filming In Like Flynn, a biopic of Errol Flynn's early years.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Mulvey was injured in a serious car accident in 2003,[14] in a head-on collision at 100 km/h (62 mph). He was trapped in the vehicle for almost an hour until he could be freed from the wreckage. The midsection of his face completely 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. Mulvey also permanently lost his vision in his left eye.

He married Rachel Thomas, an academic and musician, in Byron Bay in 2010.[15]


Mulvey while filming for The Turning, 2013


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Thunderstruck Sam
2008 Glass John Short film
2011 The Hunter Rival Hunter
2012 Zero Dark Thirty Saber - DEVGRU
2013 The Turning David Wilson Segment: "Aquifer"
2014 300: Rise of an Empire Scyllias
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Jack Rollins
Miss Meadows Skylar
Kill Me Three Times Jack Taylor
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Anatoli Knyazev
Warcraft Warrior
2017 Beyond Skyline Harper
Bleeding Steel Andre
2018 Delirium Alex
Outlaw King John III Comyn, Lord of Badenoch
In Like Flynn Johnson
Desolate Van
2019 Avengers: Endgame Jack Rollins
2020 Children of the Corn Robert Williams
High Ground Eddy
Breach Teek
2021 Till Death Bobby Ray
TBA The Gray Man Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1997-1999 Heartbreak High Bogdan Drazic 74 episodes
1999 All Saints Stewie Holder 1 episode
2000 Pizza Dave/Middle-class Homeboy 2 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
2006-2008 Home and Away Johnny Cooper 33 episodes
2007 Sea Patrol Horst Wenders 1 episode
McLeod's Daughters Mitch Wahlberg 3 episodes
2008 Underbelly Mark Moran 5 episodes
2008-2011 Rush Brendan 'Josh' Joshua 70 episodes
2011 SLiDE Bailey 1 episode
2012 Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms Anthony 'Snoddy' Spencer 6 episodes
2016 Power Dean/Milan 10 episodes
2020 The Luminaries George Shepard 6 episodes
2020 Mystery Road Simon 6 episodes


  1. ^ "Callan Mulvey". AllMovie. Retrieved 6 February 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Callan Mulvey". 1999. Retrieved 1 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ 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].
  4. ^ "Rush to sign Underbelly star". Retrieved 1 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Callan Mulvey". Archived from the original on 7 February 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms". TV Tonight. 13 May 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Superman/Batman: Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto join cast". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 3 April 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Latest Warcraft TV Spot Has Tons of New Footage".
  9. ^ Newsome, Brad (13 July 2016). "In gangster drama Power drug dealers are bad for business".
  10. ^ "'Beyond Skyline' Imagery Carries 'Predator' Vibe - Bloody Disgusting!". 2 November 2015.
  11. ^ McNary, Dave (28 May 2016). "Callan Mulvey, Tyson Ritter Starring in Dystopian Drama 'Desolate'".
  12. ^ Frater, Patrick (28 July 2016). "Jackie Chan's 'Bleeding Steel' Adds Australian Cast".
  13. ^ "Young Aussie star's in Like Flynn". Retrieved 8 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ Sams, Christine "Mulvey's brave recovery", Sydney Morning Herald, 12 May 2004. Accessed 22 August 2007
  15. ^ "Mulvey marries childhood sweetheart". Retrieved 1 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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