Luke Damon Goss (born 29 September 1968) is an English actor, and drummer of the 1980s band Bros. He has appeared in numerous films including Blade II (2002) as Jared Nomak, One Night with the King (2006) as King Xerxes, Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) as Prince Nuada, Tekken (2009) as Steve Fox, Interview with a Hitman (2012) as Viktor, and Traffik (2018) as Red.

Luke Goss
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Goss at the Blood Out premiere in 2011
Born
Luke Damon Goss

(1968-09-29) 29 September 1968 (age 53)
OccupationActor, drummer, director, producer, author
Years active1986–present
Musical career
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, keyboards, keytar, programming, bass

CareerEdit

 
Luke Goss pictured in 1993

Goss, along with twin brother Matt Goss, started his career with the 1980s boy band Bros. In total he has charted with thirteen hit singles in the UK.[1][2]

When Bros broke up in the early 1990s, Goss worked with the Band of Thieves where he released two singles "Sweeter Than The Midnight Rain" and "Give Me One More Chance",[3] he then released "L.I.F.E." under the band's name change Thieves Like Us due to a change in lineup.[4] His autobiography "I Owe You Nothing" was a top 10 best seller and went on to have three subsequent printings. He also began to appear in stage musicals including Grease and What a Feeling, and has turned to acting in films full-time, with his first most notable role being the villain in Blade II. He also appeared as The Creature in the Hallmark Channel's Frankenstein. Goss can be seen in the 2004 crime drama, Charlie in which he plays real-life gangster Charlie Richardson. In the 2005 comedy The Man, he starred as another villain, Joey/Kane, alongside Eugene Levy and Samuel L. Jackson.

He has since had roles in One Night with the King, as King Xerxes. He appeared in Bone Dry, as Eddie and in the thriller Unearthed, as Kale. Goss received a CAMIE (Character and Morality in Entertainment) Award for his work in One Night with the King on 12 May 2007 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. Both One Night with the King and Bone Dry were viewed at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Bone Dry premiered in Los Angeles on 9 January 2008.

In the autumn of 2008, Goss returned from filming Hellboy II: The Golden Army in Budapest, Hungary, in which he plays Prince Nuada.[5] The sequel was released in North America on 11 July 2008.

In February 2008 he signed to play the role of Steve Fox in Tekken, which was filmed in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was seen in a commercial for the new Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. In January 2010, Goss won the role as Frankenstein in Death Race 2[6] which was originally played by Jason Statham in the first film, under the direction from Roel Reiné, which began shooting on location in Eastern Europe in February 2010.[7] Goss also played the lead role in Syfy's dark tale television film Witchville.[8] In May 2010, he won the Ultimate Badass Award at the PollyGrind Film Festival for his role in the zombie-vampire film The Dead Undead. In February 2018, Goss released his directorial debut Your Move.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Goss was born in Lewisham, London, the son of Carol (Read) and Alan Goss.[10]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2000 The Stretch Warwick Locke
Two Days, Nine Lives Saul
2002 Blade II Jared Nomak
ZigZag Cadillac Tom
Nine-Tenths Jon Laker
2004 Frankenstein The Creature TV miniseries
Charlie Charlie Richardson
Silver Hawk Alexander Wolfe
2005 The Man Joey / Kane
Private Moments Lucien
Cold & Dark John Dark Direct-to-DVD
2006 One Night with the King King Xerxes
Something in the Clearing Randy
Mercenary for Justice John Dresham Direct-to-DVD
13 Graves Anton
2007 Bone Dry Eddie Direct-to-DVD
Shanghai Baby Mark
Unearthed Kale
2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army Prince Nuada
Deep Winter Stephen Weaks Direct-to-DVD
2009 Fringe Lloyd Parr / Shapeshifter TV series
Annihilation Earth David TV movie
Tekken Steve Fox
2010 Witchville Malachy TV movie
The Dead Undead Jack Direct-to-DVD
El Dorado Col. Sam Grissom TV miniseries
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright Damon
Death Race 2 Carl "Luke" Lucas / Frankenstein Direct-to-DVD
2011 Seven Below Issac Direct-to-DVD
Pressed Brian Parker Direct-to-DVD
Blood Out Michael Savion Direct-to-DVD
Inside Miles Barrett
2012 Interview with a Hitman Viktor
2013 Death Race 3: Inferno Carl "Luke" Lucas / Frankenstein Direct-to-DVD
Red Widow Luther TV series
2014 Dead Drop Michael Shaughnessy Direct-to-DVD
Lost Time Carter Direct-to-DVD
2015 War Pigs Captain Jack Wosick Direct-to-DVD
AWOL72 Conrad Miller Direct-to-DVD
The Night Crew Wade Direct-to-DVD
Operator Jeremy Miller Direct-to-DVD
2016 Killing Salazar DEA Agent Tom Jensen Direct-to-DVD
Crossing Point Decker
2017 Mississippi Murder Mavredes Direct-to-DVD
2018 Your Move David Selected cinemas
Extracurricular Alan Gordon Direct-to-DVD
Traffik Red
Bros: After The Screaming Stops Himself Selected cinemas
2019 The Last Boy Jay Direct-to-DVD
The Hard Way Mason Netflix
Hollow Point Hank Carmac
2020 Legacy Agent Gray
Paydirt Damien Brooks Direct-to-DVD
The Loss Adjuster Martin Dyer
2021 R.I.A. David

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bros full Official Chart History". Official Charts. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  2. ^ "LUKE GOSS & THE BAND OF THIEVES full Official Chart History". Official Charts. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Luke Goss & The Band Of Thieves official Chart History". Official Charts. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  4. ^ "One Little Indian Artists". One Little Indian Records. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Behold the New Face of Frankenstein – Death Race: Frankenstein Lives". DreadCentral.
  6. ^ "Luke Goss Becomes the Original Frankenstein in 'Death Race 2'". BloodyDisgusting.
  7. ^ "Exclusive: Death Race 2 Goss". MovieHole.
  8. ^ "Get Your Medieval on With Syfy's Witchville". DreadCentral.
  9. ^ "Luke Goss Interview: Your Move, Directing, Guillermo del Toro". Den of Geek. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  10. ^ Goss, Matt (9 January 2014). More Than You Know. HarperCollins UK. ISBN 9780007564828 – via Google Books.

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