Peter Ronson

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Peter Ronson (April 22, 1934 – January 16, 2007), born Pétur Rögnvaldsson, was an Icelandic-born athlete and actor.

He competed in 110 metres hurdles at the 1960 Summer Olympics.[1] As an actor, he played "Hans" in the 1959 film adaptation of Journey to the Center of the Earth.

He died of natural causes in 2007 in Orange County, California. He is survived by two sons, Brian and Stephen, with his wife Marie,[2] and by three children from a previous relationship, Lisa, Pétur Jr., and Kristine.



  1. ^ Men 110m Hurdlles Olympic Games Rome 1960
  2. ^ Peter Ronson at the Internet Movie Database