Tobias Santelmann

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Tobias Santelmann
Born (1980-08-08) August 8, 1980 (age 36)
Freiburg, Germany
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010–present
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Spouse(s) Jennifer Braathen
Children Alba Santelmann

Tobias Santelmann (born August 8, 1980) is a German-born Norwegian actor. He is best known for starring in the Academy Award-nominated film Kon-Tiki (2012). He has also had supporting roles in the films Hercules (2014)[1] and Point Break (2015). He currently stars on the television series The Last Kingdom (2015–present).

Early life[edit]

Santelmann was born in Freiburg, Germany. He moved with his family to Norway when he was one year old. He grew up in the far south of Norway in Lindesnes and then later moved to Oslo when he was 16 years old.


Santelmann graduated from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2006. Since graduating he has been employed at The Norwegian Theatre in Oslo. In addition to his stage work, Tobias has in the past years starred in Norwegian films like Kon-Tiki (2012), Flukt (2012), Jag Etter Vind (2013), and Jeg er din (2013). Santelmann's international roles include supporting performances in the films Hercules (2014) and Point Break (2015), and a starring role on the BBC television series The Last Kingdom (2015–present).


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Varg Veum - Skriften på veggen Stian Brandt
2012 Kon-Tiki Knut Haugland
2012 Flukt Arvid
2013 Jag etter vind Håvard Nominated - Amanda Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated - Amanda Award for Best Newcomer
2013 Jeg er din Dirk
2014 Kraftidioten Finn
2014 Hercules Rhesus
2015 Point Break Chowder
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Maria Ole Marius Aronsen
2011 Stikk Georg
2014 Frikjent Erik Nilsen Starring (10 episodes)
2014 Øyevitne Lars Strømme Starring (5 episodes)
2015 The Heavy Water War Joachim Rønneberg Starring (6 episodes)
2015 Homeland Colonel Haugen Guest (1 episode)
2015-present The Last Kingdom Ragnar Starring (5 episodes)


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