Daniel Bernhardt

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Daniel Bernhardt
Born (1965-08-31) 31 August 1965 (age 53)
Worblaufen, Switzerland
Years active1996–present

Daniel Bernhardt (born 31 August 1965) is a Swiss actor, model, and martial artist.[1]


Bernhardt made his acting debut in the leading role in Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite (1996). He also appeared in two of its sequels and starred in Future War (1997), True Vegeance (1997), Perfect Target (1997), G2 - Mortal Conquest (1999), Black Sea Raid (2000) and Global Effect (2002). In 1998-1999 he has also starred in TV-series Mortal Kombat: Konquest.

In 2003, he appeared as Agent Johnson in The Matrix Reloaded (2003), and in 2005 he appeared with Chuck Norris in The Cutter. In 2007 he appeared in Children of Wax. In 2010 he announced his retirement from acting.[citation needed]

In 2013, he returned to acting with Jason Statham in Parker (2013) and in a cameo in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) as the male tribute from District 9. He trained with the 87Eleven Stunt Team and played Russian hitman Kirill in John Wick and the following year, he made his Bollywood debut as mixed martial arts fighter Max Potter in the remake of Warrior, titled Brothers.

Personal life[edit]

Bernhardt met his wife, actress Lisa Stothard, on the set of Bloodsport 4: The Dark Kumite. The two were married in 2000 and have a daughter, Bella, born in 2003. Daniel Bernhardt is proficient in Karate and Taekwondo.[2][3]





  1. ^ Black Belt, August 2003, p. 70
  2. ^ Inc, Active Interest Media (1 April 1996). "Black Belt". Active Interest Media, Inc. Retrieved 2 January 2018 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Inc, Active Interest Media (1 August 2003). "Black Belt". Active Interest Media, Inc. Retrieved 2 January 2018 – via Google Books.

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