Jasper Pääkkönen

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Jasper Pääkkönen
Jasper Pääkkönen.jpg
Jasper Pääkkönen in 2012.
Born (1980-07-15) 15 July 1980 (age 36)
Helsinki, Finland
Occupation Actor
Awards FIFI Best Actor
2003 Pahat pojat

Jasper Pääkkönen (born 15 July 1980) is a Finnish film actor who has appeared and starred in over 15 films.

Early life[edit]

Pääkkönen was born in Helsinki, Finland, the son of actor Seppo Pääkkönen and Virve Havelin.[1]

Career[edit]

According to a calculation published by Finnish tabloid IltaSanomat, Pääkkönen is "the most profitable film actor in Finland"[2] for having starred in numerous box office hits during his career.[3] Many of Pääkkönen's films have made #1 in the Finnish box office, including Pahat Pojat (Bad Boys - a true story) which is the all-time most successful film in Finnish box office. Other Pääkkönen's commercial successes include Matti, Frozen Land and Lapland Odyssey. For his role in Pahat Pojat, Pääkkönen was awarded Best Actor Award in Brussels International Independent Film Festival. He has earned international praise from film critic Michael Giltz from Huffington Post magazine who called the actor "handsome and compelling"[4] in his role in Lapland Odyssey. Film critic Leslie Felperin from Variety named Pääkkönen a "rising thesp, showing impressive range" at his starring role in Matti.[5] In 2006 the European Film Promotion introduced Pääkkönen as the Shooting Star of Finland[6] at the Berlin international film festival. In 2015 Pääkkönen was cast to the fourth season of History Channel TV series Vikings as Halfdan the Black.[7]

Other work[edit]

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.[8]

Pääkkönen is a member of Vision fly fishing world team[9] and has appeared in fly fishing TV shows and DVD's as a celebrity guest.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999-2002 Salatut elämät Saku Salin
2003 Kaunis mies Joonatan Kuusisto
2003 Irtiottoja - Fragments[10] Johnny
2016 Vikings Halfdan the Black

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1988 Ihmiselon ihanuus ja kurjuus Arvi Hongisto Matti Kassila
2003 Bad Boys Eero Takkunen Aleksi Mäkelä First collaboration with Peter Franzén
2004 Levottomat 3 Aleksi Minna Virtanen
2004 Vares - yksityisetsivä Jarmo Aleksi Mäkelä
2005 Paha maa (Frozen Land) Niko Smolander Aku Louhimies
2006 Matti Matti Nykänen Aleksi Mäkelä
2007 V2 - Jäätynyt enkeli (Vares 2) Dante Hell Aleksi Mäkelä
2008 Kummeli Alivuokralainen Kikke Matti Grönberg
2009 Hellsinki Korppu Aleksi Mäkelä
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

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