Daniel Cudmore, 2006
January 20, 1981
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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 film franchise, and as the X-Men Volturi Felix in the films. Twilight Saga
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, and Richard Cudmore, a doctor. Cudmore is the middle of three boys, all over 6'6". [1 ]
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. His older brother [1 ] Jamie Cudmore is a member of the Canadian Rugby World Cup team. His younger brother, Luke, also plays for Capilano RFC. [2 ] [3 ]
Cudmore's first major role came in 2003 when he appeared as
Piotr Rasputin in the second installment of the X-Men film franchise, . He auditioned for the title role in X2 , but lost the role to Superman Returns Brandon Routh. He portrayed the [4 ] Volturi Felix in , The Twilight Saga: New Moon , and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse . On July 11, 2012 it was confirmed that Cudmore will portray The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 in the live-action web series. Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn [5 ]
Cudmore reprised the role of Colossus in
, in which he reteamed with X-Men: Days of Future Past Twilight co-star Booboo Stewart. Cudmore announced on February 17, 2015 that while Colossus would appear in the [6 ] film, he would not return to the role, Deadpool in which he was replaced by [7 ] Stefan Kapičić. [8 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Stargate SG-1 Jaffa #1
The Collector Little Man #3
Masters of Horror Deputy #2
"The Washingtonians "
The Backshop Show Chuck
"Why Do They Call You 'Reach'?"
Fringe Daniel Hicks
"Nothing as It Seems"
Comedy Bang! Bang! Deadeye Darrell Dean
"Jack Black Wears an Embroidered Cowboy Shirt and Ox Blood Sneakers"
References [ edit ]
^ a b Crosse, Doug (April 16, 2003). "BC Rugby Player Making Move to Big Screen". Canadian Rugby News.
^ Chung, Matthew (September 6, 2007). "Street Thug Now Team Star". Toronto Star.
^ Cross, Daniel (May 24, 2007). "U21: Canada Names Squad to Face USA". Oakville Crusaders Rugby Club.
^ ". IGN Movie News. September 2, 2004. Superman Marvel-ous?"
^ ". IGN. July 11, 2012. Youtube First Look: Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn (Live Action Series)"
^ Lealos, Shawn S. (February 17, 2015). "Deadpool Movie to Cast New Actor for Colossus". Renegade Cinema.
^ McGovern, Joe (December 23 2015). "Meet Stefan Kapicic, the Serbian actor inside the 7-and-a-half-foot tall mutant Colossus in . Deadpool" . Entertainment Weekly
^ Cairns, Bryan (27 May 2014). ". 'X-Men: Days of Future Past's' Daniel Cudmore on playing Colossus again" HitFix.
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