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Peter Stormare



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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet John Wick: Chapter 2
  • Actor
2017
45% Clown
  • Karlsson
2016
No Score Yet King of the Dancehall
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet King of the Dancehall
  • Actor
2016
45% Rupture
  • Actor
2016
27% Every Thing Will Be Fine
  • Editor
2015
0% The 11th Hour
  • The Russian
2015
16% Strange Magic
  • Thang
2015
32% Dark Summer
  • Actor
2015
72% Penguins Of Madagascar
  • Corporal
2014
No Score Yet Mall
  • Barry
2014
51% The Zero Theorem
  • Doctor
2014
20% Autumn Blood
  • The Mayor
2014
9% Heatstroke
  • Mallick
2014
84% 22 Jump Street
  • The Ghost
2014
57% Bang Bang Baby
  • George
2014
60% Bad Milo!
  • Highsmith
2013
10% Jewtopia
  • Buck O'Connell
2013
49% Pain & Gain
  • Dr. Bjornson
2013
45% Tai Chi Hero
  • Duke Fleming
2013
33% Small Apartments
  • Mr. Olivetti
2013
15% Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
  • Berringer
2013
60% 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
38% Lockout
  • Langral
2012
No Score Yet The Wayshower
  • POD
2012
No Score Yet Big Top Scooby-Doo!
  • Wulfric von Rydingsvard
2012
81% Get the Gringo
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Milo
  • Actor
2012
53% Janie Jones
  • Sloan
2011
No Score Yet Undocumented
  • Z
2011
79% Small Town Murder Songs
  • Walter
2011
8% Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
  • Gabriel
2011
40% Henry's Crime
  • Darek Millodragovic
2011
No Score Yet Inseparable
  • Richard
2011
No Score Yet Marianne
  • Actor
2011
100% False Trail (Jägarna 2)
  • Torsten
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
  • Ivan
  • Executive Producer
2009
33% The 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
2007
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
No Score Yet Riders on the Storm
  • Actor
2004
23% 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
22% The Tuxedo
  • Dr. Simms
2002
90% 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
63% Chocolat
  • Serge Muscat
2000
68% Dancer in the Dark
  • Jeff
2000
9% Circus
  • Julius
2000
26% The Million Dollar Hotel
  • Dixie
2000
67% Bruiser
  • Miles Styles
2000
22% 8MM
  • Dino Velvet
1999
No Score Yet Purgatory
  • Cavin
1999
No Score Yet Somewhere in the City
  • Graham
1998
39% Armageddon
  • Lev Andropov
1998
17% Mercury Rising
  • Shayes
1998
81% The Big Lebowski
  • Nihilist
1998
No Score Yet Commander Hamilton
  • Actor
1998
13% Playing God
  • Vladimir
1997
51% The Lost World - Jurassic Park
  • Dieter Stark
1997
94% Fargo
  • Gaear Grimsrud
1996
No Score Yet Le Polygraphe
  • Christof Haussman
1996
80% Damage
  • Peter
1992
88% Awakenings
  • Neurochemist
1990

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Body of Proof
2011-2013
  • Wilson Polley
Joey
2004-2006
  • Vicktor
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Actor
Monk
2002-2009
  • Guest
  • Actor
66% Rake
2014
  • Jack Tarrant
85% Graceland
2013-2015
  • Martun Sarkissian
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Drago Zankovic
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Aaron Cohen
No Score Yet Prison Break
2005-2009
  • John Abruzzi
75% Wilfred
2011-2014
  • Trashface
77% Weeds
2005-2012
  • Chef
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • Martin Kallstrom
97% Arrow
2012
  • Vertigo
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • George Babinkian
90% Covert Affairs
2010-2014
  • Actor
84% The Blacklist
2013
  • Berlin
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Slippery Pete

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