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29 May 1958 |
Mäkinen began acting in 1989 on television working consistently throughout the 1990s appearing in several films and TV series mostly notably in Vita lögner which he starred in 27 episodes in 1999. However since 2000 he has gradually made more appearances on the big screen, and in film he starred in the 2003 film Sibelius working with Finnish director Timo Koivusalo and actors such as Martti Suosalo, Heikki Nousiainen, Seela Sella, Miina Turunen and Vesa Vierikko.
Most of his work in cinema has been in Swedish film where his powerful physical build has often seen him typecast as a bad guy.
- The Last Wedding (1995)
- The Hunters (1996)
- Ponterosa (2001)
- Populärmusik från Vittula (2004)
- Purge (2012)
- Tatort - Tango für Borowski (2010 - Crime Scene, German crime television series)
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