Ian Whyte (actor)

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Ian Whyte
Ian Whyte 2013.jpg
Ian Whyte 2013
Born (1971-09-17) 17 September 1971 (age 45)
Bangor, North Wales, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–present

Ian Whyte (born 17 September 1971) is a Welsh actor, stuntman and former professional basketball player. He lives in North Shields, Tyne and Wear.

Whyte was born in Bangor, North Wales and is best known for portraying Predators in the movies Alien vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. He is 7 ft 1 in (216 cm) tall.

Whyte portrayed one of the "Engineer" aliens seen in Ridley Scott's 2012 science fiction film, Prometheus.[1]

He has portrayed various characters requiring a physically tall actor in the HBO series Game of Thrones, including White Walkers in season 1 and season 2 and a giant in the opening episode of season 3. For these roles he was unrecognisable under make-up and computer effects. In season 2, he also had a speaking role as Ser Gregor Clegane.

Personal life[edit]

Whyte is married to Amy,[2] a business development manager for the Gordon Brown Law Firm. They have one son and live in Dallas, Texas.


List of acting performances in film and television
Year Film/Television show Role Notes
2004 Alien vs. Predator Scar
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Olympe Maxime with Frances de la Tour
2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem Wolf
2009 Solomon Kane The Reaper
2009 Dragonball Evolution Oozaru
2010 Outcast The Beast
2010 Clash of the Titans Sheikh Suleiman
2011 Game of Thrones White Walker Season 1, 1 episode
2012 Game of Thrones Ser Gregor Clegane
White Walker
Season 2, 4 episodes
2012 Prometheus Last Engineer[1]
2013 Don't Move The Demon Short film
2013 The Beachcomber Cluny Barr
2013 Harrigan Ronnie
2013–2014 Game of Thrones Dongo the Doomed (Giant) Season 3 - 4, 3 episodes
2014 Blood Moon Skinwalker
2014 The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power Prince Duan
2014 Hercules Bessi Warrior Leader
2015–2016 Game of Thrones Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun ("Wun Wun") (Giant) Season 5 - 6, 5 episodes


  1. ^ a b "20th Century Fox Official Credits List". Prometheus Full Credits List. May 1, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Face to Face: Ian Whyte". ChronicleLive. March 29, 2005. Retrieved August 10, 2015. 

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