Peter Stormare

Birthday: Aug 27, 1953
Birthplace: Arbrå, Sweden
With a cool stoic gaze suggesting unmentionable thoughts lurking somewhere deep behind those deep, blank eyes, popular character actor Peter Stormare offered American audiences slightly discomforting comic relief in Joel and Ethan Coen's popular dark comedy Fargo (1996), though his versatility and adaptability have since led him to roles in everything from major Hollywood blockbusters to the stripped-down Dogma 95 efforts of eccentric Danish director Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark (2000). Born Peter Rolf Stormare in Arbra, Sweden, on August 27th,1953, the dynamic Nordic actor began his career with an 11-year stint with the Royal National Theater of Sweden. Aside from appearing in such productions as Don Juan and The Curse of the Starving Class, Stormare would pen such original plays as El Paso and The Electric Boy. Later earning positive critical reception in such classic Shakespearian productions as King Lear, the actor made his big-screen debut, and began a 15-year association with legendary Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, with a brief appearance in Fanny and Alexander in 1982. Later earning positive critical reception for his role in the legendary filmmaker's stage adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet in 1988, Stormare continued to gain career trajectory with numerous memorable stage and film roles in his native country. In 1990, Stormare became the Associate Artistic Director at the Tokyo Globe Theatre and made his American screen debut as a neurochemist who questions Robin Williams' experimental medical tactics in the touching Awakenings. Subsequently appearing in numerous international films (Freud's Leaving Home [1991] and Damage [1992]), Stormare hit his stateside stride with his chilling turn as a woodchipper-happy kidnapper in Fargo. Though he would continue to make appearances in such Swedish efforts as Ett Sorts Hades and Bergman's In the Presence of a Clown (1996 and 1997 respectively), his Hollywood star was on the rise with memorable roles in such increasingly mega-budgeted efforts as The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Armageddon (1998). Equally adept in comparatively low-budget efforts such as director George Romero's Bruiser (2000) and the aforementioned Dancer -- two roles which couldn't possibly be more polar opposites -- Stormare branched out into sitcom territory with his turn as Julia Louis-Dreyfuss' enamored superintendent in the ill-fated Watching Ellie in 2002. It wasn't long before Stormare was back on the silver screen, and with the same year potential blockbuster triple threat of The Tuxedo, Windtalkers, and Minority Report, it appeared as if Stormare's unique talents were as in-demand as ever. 2002 also found the established actor branching out with his role as producer of the romantic comedy The Movie Nut and His Audience.In 2005 he joined the cast of The Brothers Grimm in the role of an interogator, and took on a regular role in the television drama Prison Break. Stormare made guest appearances on a variety of television stand-outs throughout the 2000s, among them including Weeds, Monk, Entourage, and Hawaii Five-0.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Beyond the Sky Peter Norton 2018
50% Age of Summer The Rock God 2018
12% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Gunther 2017
19% Rupture Terrence 2017
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 Abram 2017
No Score Yet Kill'em All CIA Agent Holman 2017
48% Clown Karlsson 2016
No Score Yet King of the Dancehall Actor 2016
13% The 11th Hour The Russian 2015
17% Strange Magic Thang 2015
30% Dark Summer Actor 2015
73% Penguins Of Madagascar Corporal 2014
No Score Yet Mall Barry 2014
20% Autumn Blood The Mayor 2014
51% The Zero Theorem Doctor 2014
12% Rage Francis O'Connell 2014
9% Heatstroke Mallick 2014
84% 22 Jump Street The Ghost 2014
63% Bang Bang Baby George 2014
63% Bad Milo! Highsmith 2013
10% Jewtopia Buck O'Connell 2013
50% Pain & Gain Dr. Bjornson 2013
50% Tai Chi Hero Duke Fleming 2013
33% Small Apartments Mr. Olivetti 2013
15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Berringer 2013
61% The Last Stand Burrell 2013
No Score Yet Educazione siberiana Ink 2013
No Score Yet Deadly Code Actor 2013
No Score Yet Deadly Code Actor 2013
37% Lockout Langral 2012
No Score Yet The Wayshower POD 2012
No Score Yet Milo Actor 2012
No Score Yet Big Top Scooby-Doo! Wulfric von Rydingsvard 2012
82% Get the Gringo Actor 2012
55% Janie Jones Sloan 2011
No Score Yet Undocumented Z 2011
79% Small Town Murder Songs Walter 2011
7% Dylan Dog: Dead of Night Gabriel 2011
41% Henry's Crime Darek Millodragovic 2011
100% False Trail (Jägarna 2) Torsten 2011
No Score Yet Inseparable Richard 2011
No Score Yet Marianne Actor 2011
No Score Yet Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti (Moomins and the Comet Chase) Actor 2010
No Score Yet 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams Actor 2010
No Score Yet Isolerad (Corridor) Actor 2010
No Score Yet Ivory Actor 2010
64% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus The President 2009
No Score Yet Orgies and the Meaning of Life Executive Producer Ivan 2009
33% Horsemen Actor 2009
67% The Killing Room Dr. Phillips 2009
No Score Yet Gnomes and Trolls: The Secret Chamber Actor 2009
27% Anamorph Blair 2008
No Score Yet Varg Actor 2008
4% Witless Protection Arthur Grimsley 2008
No Score Yet Insanitarium Dr. Gianetti 2008
No Score Yet Boot Camp Norman Hail 2008
No Score Yet Switch Actor 2007
No Score Yet Tatt av Kvinnen (Gone with the Woman) Actor 2007
8% Premonition Dr. Norman Roth 2007
38% Unknown Snakeskin Boots/Stefan Burian 2006
40% Nacho Libre The Gypsy Emperor 2006
No Score Yet 2001 Maniacs Professor Ackerman 2005
No Score Yet Batman vs. Dracula Dracula 2005
38% The Brothers Grimm Cavaldi 2005
46% Constantine Satan 2005
No Score Yet Nobody Wants Your Film Actor 2005
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Actor 2004
38% Birth Clifford 2004
22% Bad Boys II Alexei 2003
No Score Yet Hitler: The Rise of Evil Ernst Rohm 2003
37% Spun Cop No. 1 2003
No Score Yet The Movie Hero Executive Producer Suspicious Character 2003
21% The Tuxedo Dr. Simms 2002
91% Minority Report Dr. Solomon 2002
32% Windtalkers Hjelmstad 2002
10% Bad Company Adrik Vas 2002
No Score Yet 13 Moons Slovo 2002
57% Happy Campers Oberon 2001
62% Chocolat Serge Muscat 2000
68% Dancer in the Dark Jeff 2000
9% Circus Julius 2000
25% The Million Dollar Hotel Dixie 2000
67% Bruiser Miles Styles 2000
23% 8MM Dino Velvet 1999
No Score Yet Purgatory Cavin 1999
No Score Yet Somewhere in the City Graham 1998
38% Armageddon Lev Andropov 1998
17% Mercury Rising Shayes 1998
82% The Big Lebowski Nihilist 1998
No Score Yet Commander Hamilton Actor 1998
13% Playing God Vladimir 1997
54% The Lost World - Jurassic Park Dieter Stark 1997
93% Fargo Gaear Grimsrud 1996
No Score Yet Le Polygraphe Christof Haussman 1996
78% Damage Peter 1992
88% Awakenings Neurochemist 1990

TV

CREDIT
92% American Gods
2017
Czernobog
  • 2019
  • 2017
50% LA to Vegas
2018
Artem
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Swedish Dicks
2017-2018
Creator Ingmar Andersson
  • 2018
  • 2017
60% Prison Break
2005-2017
John Abruzzi
  • 2017
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
86% Graceland
2013-2015
Martun Sarkissian
  • 2015
86% Arrow
2012
Vertigo
  • 2015
  • 2014
93% Psych
2006-2014
  • 2014
67% Rake
2014
Jack Tarrant
  • 2014
91% The Blacklist
2013
Berlin
  • 2014
  • 2013
76% Body of Proof
2011-2013
Wilson Polley
  • 2012
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Martin Kallstrom
  • 2012
93% Covert Affairs
2010-2014
  • 2011
82% Wilfred
2011-2014
Trashface
  • 2011
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Drago Zankovic
  • 2010
70% Weeds
2005-2012
Chef
  • 2010
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Aaron Cohen
  • 2009
95% Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!
2007-2010
Performer
  • 2009
90% Monk
2002-2009
Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
George Babinkian
  • 2007
56% Joey
2004-2006
Vicktor
  • 2004
No Score Yet Watching Ellie
2002-2003
Ingvar
  • 2003
  • 2002
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Slippery Pete
  • 1998

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