Pääkkönen in 2012
|Born||15 July 1980|
|Awards||FIFI Best Actor|
2003 Bad Boys
Jussi Award for Best Supporting Actor
2013 Heart of a Lion
Jasper Pääkkönen (born 15 July 1980) is a Finnish film actor and entrepreneur.
After his over two-decade career in Finnish movies his international breakthrough role was in 2015 in historical drama television series Vikings (2013–) as Halfdan the Black. His next role was in Spike Lee's comedy-drama film BlacKkKlansman (2018).
Pääkkönen became famous as Saku Salin in the Finnish television soap opera Salatut elämät (1999–2002). According to a calculation published by Finnish tabloid Ilta-Sanomat, Pääkkönen is "the most profitable film actor in Finland" for having starred in numerous box office hits during his career. Many of Pääkkönen's films have made #1 at the Finnish box office, including Bad Boys, which is one of the most successful Finnish films at the national box office of all time. Other of Pääkkönen's commercial and critical successes include Frozen Land (2005), Matti: Hell Is for Heroes (2006) and Lapland Odyssey (2010).
For his role in Bad Boys, Pääkkönen was given the Best Actor Award in the Brussels International Independent Film Festival. He has earned international praise from film critic Michael Giltz from the Huffington Post, who called the actor "handsome and compelling" in his role in Lapland Odyssey. Film critic Leslie Felperin from Variety named Pääkkönen a "rising thesp, showing impressive range" in his starring role in Matti. In 2006 the European Film Promotion introduced Pääkkönen as the Shooting Star of Finland at the Berlin International Film Festival.
In 2013, Pääkkönen starred in Finnish drama film Heart of a Lion that earned him his first Jussi Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2015, Pääkkönen was cast in the fourth season of the History Channel TV series Vikings as Halfdan the Black.
In 2009 Pääkkönen founded the Pokerisivut.com poker magazine together with film producer Markus Selin. In 2010 Pokerisivut.com was awarded Best Overall Affiliate at the London 2010 iGB Affiliate Awards.
Pääkkönen is a member of Vision fly fishing world team and has appeared on fly fishing TV shows and DVDs as a celebrity guest.
Pääkkönen has also begun an entrepreneurship with MP Antero Vartia. They built a large sauna and restaurant complex called Löyly at the shore of Hernesaari, Helsinki which cost 6 million euros to build.
|1988||Ihmiselon ihanuus ja kurjuus||Arvi Hongisto||Matti Kassila|
|2003||Bad Boys||Eero Takkunen||Aleksi Mäkelä|
|2004||Levottomat 3||Aleksi||Minna Virtanen|
|2004||Vares - yksityisetsivä||Jarmo||Aleksi Mäkelä|
|2005||Paha maa (Frozen Land)||Niko Smolander||Aku Louhimies|
|2006||Matti: Hell Is for Heroes||Matti Nykänen||Aleksi Mäkelä|
|2007||V2 - Jäätynyt enkeli (Vares 2)||Dante Hell||Aleksi Mäkelä|
|2008||Kummeli Alivuokralainen||Kikke||Matti Grönberg|
|2010||Lapland Odyssey||Kapu||Dome Karukoski|
|2011||The Kiss of Evil||Kyypakkaus||Anders Engström|
|2011||Vares - Sukkanauhakäärme||Kyypakkaus||Lauri Törhönen|
|2011||Vares - Huhtikuun tytöt||Kyypakkaus||Lauri Törhönen|
|2012||Naked Harbour||Anders||Aku Louhimies|
|2012||Vares - Uhkapelimerkki||Kyypakkaus||Lauri Törhönen|
|2012||Vares - Pimeyden Tango||Kyypakkaus||Lauri Törhönen|
|2013||Heart of a Lion||Harri||Dome Karukoski||Won the Jussi Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2015||Vares - Sheriffi||Kyypakkaus||Hannu Salonen|
|2016||Jet Trash||Mike||Charles Henri Belleville|
|2018||BlacKkKlansman||Felix Kendrickson||Spike Lee|
|1999–2002||Salatut elämät||Saku Salin||Regular role; 387 episodes|
|2003||Kaunis mies||Joonatan Kuusisto|
|2003||Irtiottoja - Fragments||Johnny|
|2016–2018||Vikings||Halfdan the Black||Fourth collaboration with Peter Franzén|
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- Giltz, Michael (15 September 2010). "Toronto Film Fest Day 6: Hello, Lapland!". Huff Post. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
- Felperin, Leslie; Felperin, Leslie (7 February 2006). "Matti – Hell is for Heroes". Variety.com. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
- "european shooting stars". European Film Promotion. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
- "'Vikings' Bulks Up With Three New Regulars for Season 4 (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
- "Coin Flip in Poker - All You Need to Know". Coinflip.com. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
- "VISION - IN FLY FISHING". Visionflyfishing.com. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
- "Irtiottoja". IMDb.com. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
- Jasper Pääkkönen on IMDb
- "Pokerisivut - Suomen suurin pokeriyhteisö - tietoa pokerista". Pokerisivut.com. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
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