Daniel Cudmore

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Daniel Cudmore
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Daniel Cudmore, 2006
Born (1981-01-20) January 20, 1981 (age 34)
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present
Height 6 ft 8 in (203 cm)

Daniel Cudmore (born January 20, 1981) is a Canadian actor and stuntman. He is perhaps best known for his roles as the mutant Piotr Rasputin/Colossus in the X-Men film franchise, and as the Volturi Felix in the Twilight Saga films.

Personal life[edit]

Cudmore was born and raised in Squamish, British Columbia, to English parents Sue Bailey, who works for the British Columbia Film Commission,[1] and Richard Cudmore, a doctor. Cudmore is the middle of three boys, all over 6'5".

Cudmore attended Gannon University and was a member of the football team (2000–02). He is a former forward for the Capilano Rugby Football Club in Vancouver.[1] His older brother Jamie Cudmore is a member of the Canadian Rugby World Cup team.[2] His younger brother, Luke, also plays for Capilano RFC.[3]

Career[edit]

Cudmore's first major role came in 2003 when he appeared as Piotr Rasputin in the second installment of the X-Men film franchise, X2. He auditioned for the title role in Superman Returns, but lost the role to Brandon Routh.[4] He portrayed the Volturi Felix in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1. On July 11, 2012 it was confirmed that Cudmore will portray Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 in the live-action Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn web series.[5]

Cudmore reprised the role of Colossus in X-Men: Days of Future Past, in which he reteamed with Twilight co-star Booboo Stewart.[6] Cudmore announced on February 17, 2015 that while Colossus would appear in the Deadpool film, he would not return to the role.[7] Andre Tricoteux will take Cudmore's place as Colossus in the film.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2003 X2 Peter Rasputin / Colossus
2004 A Very Cool Christmas Gym Guy
2005 Are We There Yet? Baseball player
2005 Alone in the Dark Agent Barr
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Peter Rasputin / Colossus
2009 Driven to Kill Young Guy
2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Felix
2009 Revolution Bito TV movie
2010 Icarus Hit Man #2
2010 Merlin and the Book of Beasts Dragon Knight TV movie
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Felix
2010 A Night for Dying Tigers Dave
2010 Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Minotaur
2011 Rites of Passage Moose
2011 To the Mat Jordy TV movie
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Felix
2012 The Baytown Outlaws Lincoln Oodie
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Felix
2012 Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Master Chief Petty Officer John-117
2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Manticore
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Peter Rasputin / Colossus
2015 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown Gideon
2016 Warcraft[8]

Stunts[edit]

Year Television Role Notes
2007 Aliens vs Predator: Requiem
2008 Supernatural stunt performer "I Know What You Did Last Summer"
2009 Psych stunt performer "Lassie Did a Bad, Bad Thing"
2009 Knights of Bloodsteel stunt performer
2009 Driven to Kill stunt actor
2009 The Hole stunt double: Monster Dad
2010 Merlin and the Book of Beasts stunt performer
2012 True Justice stunt actor: Thug #4 "Street Wars: Part 1"

Television[edit]

Year Television Role Notes
2003 Stargate SG-1 Jaffa #1 "Homecoming"
2004 The Collector Little Man #3 "The Miniaturist"
2007 Masters of Horror Deputy #2 "The Washingtonians "
2008 The Backshop Show Chuck "Why Do They Call You 'Reach'?"
2012 Fringe Daniel Hicks "Nothing as It Seems"
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Deadeye Darrell Dean "Jack Black Wears an Embroidered Cowboy Shirt and Ox Blood Sneakers"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Crosse, Doug (April 16, 2003). "BC Rugby Player Making Move to Big Screen". Canadian Rugby News. 
  2. ^ Chung, Matthew (September 6, 2007). "Street Thug Now Team Star". Toronto Star. 
  3. ^ Cross, Daniel (May 24, 2007). "U21: Canada Names Squad to Face USA". Oakville Crusaders Rugby Club. 
  4. ^ "Superman Marvel-ous?". IGN Movie News. September 2, 2004. 
  5. ^ "Youtube First Look: Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn (Live Action Series)". IGN. July 11, 2012. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Lealos, Shawn S. (February 17, 2015). "Deadpool Movie to Cast New Actor for Colossus". Renegade Cinema. 
  8. ^ Cairns, Bryan (27 May 2014). "'X-Men: Days of Future Past's' Daniel Cudmore on playing Colossus again". HitFix. 

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