Page semi-protected

Stefán Karl Stefánsson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Stefán Karl Stefánsson
Born (1975-07-10) 10 July 1975 (age 42)[1]
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir
Children 4

Stefán Karl Stefánsson (/ˈstɛfən ˈkɑːrl ˈstɛfənsən/; Icelandic: [ˈstɛːvaun ˈkʰartl̥ ˈstɛːvaunsɔn]; born 10 July 1975) is an Icelandic actor, best known for playing the villain Robbie Rotten on the children's television series LazyTown. He is now living in Los Angeles with wife Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir, three daughters, and one son.

Personal life

Following Stefán's announcement in October 2016 that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer,[2][3][4] a GoFundMe campaign was created by LazyTown head writer Mark Valenti to pay his living costs when he fell too ill to work. The campaign was popularized by various YouTube users uploading parodies of Stefán's work, which led to the song "We Are Number One" from LazyTown becoming an Internet meme.[5] On 11 August 2017, Stefán was announced as cured from cancer in an interview with RÚV.[6] However, Stefán has clarified on his campaign on GoFundMe that while his metastases have been removed after successful liver surgery in June 2017, he still has the disease and has refused further adjuvant therapy.[7] On November 5 2017, Stefán had stated on his official YouTube channel and Twitter his cancer had metastasized again.

Filmography

Theater

Year Title Role Notes
2008–15 Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Baltimore and Boston (2008)

Los Angeles (2009)

North American tour (2010–14)

Worcester, Massachusetts and

Appleton, Wisconsin (2015)[8]

2002–2003 Life x 3 by Yasmina Reza
2002–2003 Noises Off by Michael Frayn
2001-02 Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
2000-02 The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
2000-01 Singin' in the Rain by Comden, Green, Freed and Brown
2000-01 Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones
1999–2000 Glanni Glæpur í Latabæ by Magnús Scheving and Sigurdur Sigurjónsson Glanni Glæpur (Robbie Rotten) Primary antagonist
1999–2000 A Midsummer Night's Dream
1999–2000 Little Shop of Horrors
1999–2000 1000 Island Dressing by Hallgrímur Helgason
1998–99 Ivanov by Anton Chekhov
1998–99 Palace of Crows by Einar Örn Gunnarsson
1997–99 The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Films

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Áramótaskaup New Reporter / Many others Debut film; TV film
1995 Privacy Student First feature film
1999 Skaupið: 1999 Robbie Williams / Many others TV Film
2001 Regina Manni – Police officer
2001 Áramótaskaup TV film
2002 Stella For Office Ingimundur
2002 Litla lirfan ljóta The Worm
2002 Áramótaskaup Many roles TV film
2006 Night at the Museum Voiceover
2009 Jóhannes Diddi
2011 Thor Voiceover
2011 Polite People Lárus Skjaldarson Lead actor
2014 Harry Og Heimir Símon

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Titch and Ted Do Maths
2004–2007; 2013–2014 LazyTown Robbie Rotten Main villain
2000 Cars Can Fly Channel 1 program
2000 Car Mechanic Sketches for Eurovision Channel 1 program
2000 Angel No. 5503288 Channel 1 program
1999 God Exists... And Love Channel 1,

Drama Academy of Iceland

1998 Baking Trouble Channel 1 program

Voiceover

References

  1. ^ "Stefan Karl's personal profile on Facebook". Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Stefán Karl alvarlega veikur". Visir.is (in Icelandic). 22 September 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Stefán Karl lagður inn á sjúkrahús um helgina". DV (in Icelandic). 22 September 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Actor de Lazy Town padece de cáncer y pide ayuda". La República (in Spanish). 19 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "'We Are Number One' Meme: Why Do People Keep Remixing A Children's Show Song?". iDigitalTimes.com. 17 December 2016. Retrieved 11 February 2017. 
  6. ^ ""Lífið er núna"". RÚV (in Icelandic). 11 August 2017. Retrieved 11 August 2017. 
  7. ^ ""Stefan Karl Stefansson Is Free of Cancer"". Digital Spy. 14 August 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "I am Stefan Karl (Robbie Rotten from LazyTown) and I am in the fight of my life against cancer! AMA! • /r/IAmA". reddit. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 

External links