Peter Stormare

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Date of Birth 27 August 1953, Arbrå, Gävleborgs län, Sweden Birth Name Peter Ingvar Storm Height 6' 2" (1.88 m) Mini Biography Peter Stormare began his acting career at the Royal National Theatre of Sweden, performing for eleven years. In 1990 he became the Associate Artistic Director at the Tokyo Globe Theatre and directed productions of many Shakespeare plays, including "Hamlet". In 1993 he moved to New York, where he appeared in English productions. He continues to work in both the United States and his his homeland of Sweden. He resides in Los Angeles, California, USA, with his wife. Spouse Toshimi Stormare (? - present) 1 child Karen Sillas (? - ?) (divorced) Trade Mark Known for playing different nationalities: an American in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), a German in The Big Lebowski (1998), an Italian in _The Brother's Grimm (2005)_, a Frenchman in Chocolat (2000), a Russian in Armageddon (1998) and in Educazione siberiana (2013). Greased back hair Often plays extremely quiet, intense and dangerous men with an extreme capacity for violence. Tall frame with an imposing physical presence. Trivia Godfather of Gustaf Skarsgård. Last name pronounced Stor-mar-e. Was offered the part of Eddie the Dane (originally named Eddie the Swede) in Miller's Crossing (1990), but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts. Plays in a band called Blonde From Fargo. Discovered by Ingmar Bergman. In addition to being a stage and screen actor, he was quite prolific as a playwright and a theater director. He was accidentally hit by Mark Hamill during a fight scene in Commander Hamilton (1998). He has broken his nose four times, last time during the shooting of "Unknown". A nose surgery was done in 2008, to prevent him from going blind on the right eye. Was a friend of Ethan Coen and Joel Coen long before he was cast in Fargo (1996). Has a daughter, Kelly (born in March 1989), with former Swedish girlfriend. Of respect to their privacy, Kelly's last-name is not official. He also has another daughter with his present wife. Her name is Kaiya Bella Luna, 4 years old, born May 9 2009. Began using the name Stormare, since there were two Peter Storms at the Swedish Royal Dramatic Theatre. His favorite actor is Gary Oldman. Became an American citizen in the late 1990s. Has played a German, (The Big Lebowski (1998)), a Frenchman (Chocolat (2000)), three Russians (Bad Boys II (2003)), Armageddon (1998) and Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (2008) (VG)), an Italian ("Prison Break" (2005)), a Dane (Echo (2007)), a Norwegian (Switch (2007/I)) and a Swede (Minority Report (2002)). Peter is the owner of a record label: StormVox. Released his first album in 2002: "Dallerpölsa och småfåglar". Peter started his career in Royal Dramatic Theater in Sweden. He moved to New York in 1993. Nowadays he lives in Los Angeles (2007). He's an actor, a writer, a director, and a musician. Whenever possible, he avoids watching himself in either TV shows or films. Son of Karl Ingvar Storm and Gunhild Storm. He and his wife, Toshimi, welcomed a daughter, Kaiya Bella Luna, born May 9, 2009. Personal Quotes "I grew up in northern Sweden in a very small village and this is exactly the same. It's very strange. It's two hundred small villages linked together. Living here as compared to living in Tokyo, where I lived, or in London or New York, this is so much more like living in the country. You go to bed early and you get up early, even if you're not working. You get up early with the sun and go to bed with the sun. That is much more rural kind of living and it suits me so much better than New York." - On Los Angeles. "I liked the way that film took realistic events and added this slightly out-of-kilter perspective. My character in that film was, in one sense, a caricature of a killer, but there was also a sense of mystery surrounding him that captured the imagination. Fargo (1996) was an exciting experience for me largely because of the approach the Coen brothers took. It was the antithesis of Armageddon (1998). It was low-budget, a very guerrilla-style approach to filmmaking that made its own rules and was very specific in what it was trying to accomplish." --on Fargo (1996). "I was a foreigner, and I knew that most of the parts I would be offered would be foreigners. I knew I could not compete with Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise, and Nicolas Cage, and so I did not fight it. I saw the path I was destined to walk and decided to do the parts that would be offered to me as well as I possibly could." --on his initial career outlook when he first came to the U.S. to act. Upon receiving the Fargo (1996) script: "Where are all my lines?!" I've done Hamlet, and no one talks about Hamlet killing five people. No one even talks about sending him to jail. And it's the same thing for a character like Abruzzi. I think people root for him because he's just punishing people who are bad humans in a way. Always in movies and TV, in drama we always root for those characters. Even if they have killed four or five people, they have killed people that we've really disliked. They have done us a service. And he's such a character. That's why I've tried to keep him very Shakespearean. --talking about his character John Abruzzi from "Prison Break" (2005) They [the Coen Brothers] have an obsession with pancakes. It's a Midwestern thing, I guess. I had never had pancakes. I grew up in Sweden, and I'm not a big fan of pancakes.

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Birth Name

Rolf Peter Ingvar Storm

Birth Place

Kumla Kumla, Suecia

Birth Date

8/27/1953
Known For
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Fargo

Gaear Grimsrud

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22 Jump Street

The Ghost

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Chocolat

Serge Muscat

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Bruiser

Milo Styles

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Jägarna 2

Torsten

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Kill'em All

CIA Agent Holman

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Hamilton

Carl Hamilton

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Autumn Blood

The Mayor

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Insanitarium

Dr. Gianetti

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Beyond The Sky

Peter Norton

Starring In
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The Ritual Killer

Captain Marchand

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Day Shift

Troy

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Tuesday Club

Henrik

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Horror Noire

Erebus

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Cryptozoo

Gustav (voice)

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Songbird

Emmett Harland

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The Obscure Life of the Grand Duke of Corsica

The Grand Duke of Corsica

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The Poison Rose

Slide

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Beyond The Sky

Peter Norton

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The Assassin's Code

Kurt Schlychter

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Age of Summer

The Rock God

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V.I.P.

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The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Gunther (voice)

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Kill'em All

CIA Agent Holman

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John Wick: Chapter 2

Abram

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Rupture

Terrence

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King of the Dancehall

Pierce Davidson

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Everything Will Be Fine

Editor

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Strange Magic

Thang (Voice)

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Dark Summer

Stokes

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Bang Bang Baby

George

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I Am Here

The Russian

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Clown

Karlsson

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Penguins of Madagascar

Corporal (voice)

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22 Jump Street

The Ghost

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Rage

Francis O'Connell

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Mall

Barry

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Heatstroke

Mallick

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Autumn Blood

The Mayor

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The Zero Theorem

Doctor

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Pain & Gain

Dr. Bjornson

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Bad Milo!

Highsmith

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Siberian Education

Ink

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Sheriff Berringer

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The Last Stand

Burrell

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Jewtopia

Buck O'Connell

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Get The Gringo

Frank

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Lockout

Scott Langral

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Get the Gringo

Frank

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Big Top Scooby-Doo!

Wulfric von Rydingsvard (voice)

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Small Apartments

Mr. Olivetti

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Tai Chi Hero

Duke Fleming

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Jägarna 2

Torsten

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Hjelp, vi er i filmbransjen

Peter Stormare

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The Wayshower

Prince of Doubt

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Inseparable

Richard

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Marianne

Sven

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Henry's Crime

Darek Millodragovic

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Undocumented

Z

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Corridor

Micke

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Dylan Dog Dead of Night

Gabriel

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Small Town Murder Songs

Walter

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Janie Jones

Sloan

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Moomins and the Comet Chase

Snufkin (voice)

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Adventure Time

Old Man / ... 1 episode, 2010

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The President (as Peter Stomare)

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Horsemen of the Apocalypse

David Spitz

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The WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event

Drago Zankovic 1 episode, 2010

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Tomtar & Troll

Prickles (voice)

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The Killing Room

Dr. Phillips

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Prison Break Season 3

John Abruzzi (20 episodes, 2005-2006)

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Varg

Klemens

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Boot Camp

Norman Hail

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Insanitarium

Dr. Gianetti

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Witless Protection

Arthur Grimsley

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Anamorph

Blair Collet

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Premonition

Dr. Roth

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Tatt Av Kvinnen

Glenn

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Ekko

Simon's far (as Peter Stomare)

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Switch

Tommen

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Unknown

Snakeskin Boots

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Nacho Libre

Emperor

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2001 Maniacs

Professor Ackerman

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The Brothers Grimm

Cavaldi

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Constantine

Satan

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The Batman vs. Dracula

Dracula (voice)

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Birth

Clifford

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Hitler: The Rise Of Evil

Ernst Röhm

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Bad Boys II

Alexei

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The Movie Hero

The Suspicious Character

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Spun

Mullet Cop

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The Tuxedo

Dr. Simms

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Windtalkers

Gunnery Sergeant Hjelmstad

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Bad Company

Adrik Vas

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Minority Report

Dr. Solomon Eddie

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13 Moons

Slovo

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Happy Campers

Oberon

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Bruiser

Milo Styles

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Chocolat

Serge Muscat

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Dancer in the Dark

Jeff

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Circus

Julius

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Bruiser

Milo Styles

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The Milllion Dollar Hotel

Dixie

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8MM

Dino Velvet

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Purgatory

Cavin Guthrie

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Armageddon

Lev Andropov

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Armageddon

Lev Andropov

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Mercury Rising

Shayes

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The Big Lebowski

Nihilist #1, Uli Kunkel / 'Karl Hungus'

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Hamilton

Carl Hamilton

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Playing God

Vladimir

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Dieter Stark

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In the Presence of a Clown

Petrus Landahl

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Fargo

Gaear Grimsrud

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Damage

Peter Wetzler

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Awakenings

Neurochemist

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Fanny and Alexander

Young Man Who Helps Isak with Coffer (uncredited)

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Constantine 2

Lucifer

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Frank

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