Rolf Peter Ingvar Storm (born 27 August 1953), known professionally as Peter Stormare (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈpěːtɛr ˈstɔ̂rːmarɛ] (listen)), is a Swedish actor, voice actor, musician, playwright, and theatre director. He is known for his work as Gaear Grimsrud in Fargo (1996) and John Abruzzi on Prison Break (2005–2007). He also appeared in the films The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Playing God (1997), The Big Lebowski (1998), Armageddon (1998), Dancer in the Dark (2000), Windtalkers (2002), Minority Report (2002), Bad Boys II (2003), Constantine (2005), and 22 Jump Street (2014), and the video games Destiny (2014), Until Dawn (2015), and Destiny 2 (2017).
Peter Stormare in September 2015
Rolf Peter Ingvar Storm
27 August 1953
|Home town||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
(m. 1989; div. 2006)
Toshimi Stormare (m. 2008)
Stormare was born in Kumla in Örebro County, Sweden, but soon after, his family moved to Arbrå, Gävleborg County. He changed his surname when he discovered that he shared it with a senior student at an acting academy. Like "storm" (a word which has the same meaning in Swedish and English), "stormare" is a Swedish word, meaning "stormer". Before settling on "Stormare", he briefly contemplated changing his name to "Retep Mrots", which is simply "Peter Storm" backwards.
Stormare began his career with the Royal Dramatic Theatre, to which he belonged for 11 years. During this period, he was a favorite of famous Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, who had stopped making movies, but still directed plays for the Royal Dramatic Theatre. Stormare played, for example, the title role in Hamlet and Jean in Miss Julie, both directed by Bergman.
In 1992, he took a leading position as associate artistic director at the Tokyo Globe Theatre, and made a name for himself through various Shakespeare performances, including Hamlet. Four years later, he moved to New York City and mainly took part in English-language productions there. He played Carl Hamilton, a fictional Swedish secret agent. He was discovered by international audiences for his critically acclaimed role as one of the kidnappers in Fargo (1996). He portrayed Dieter Stark in the 1997 film The Lost World: Jurassic Park and later played sleazy, unlicensed "eye-doctor" Solomon Eddie in Minority Report.
In 1998, he appeared in "The Frogger", a Seinfeld episode, where he played a rogue electrician known as Slippery Pete. He portrayed Uli Kunkel in the 1998 film The Big Lebowski, as well as playing Lev Andropov, a Russian cosmonaut in 1998 epic Armageddon. In 1999, he appeared as a villainous producer and director of hardcore porn in the film 8mm. He also portrayed Platoon Sergeant Richard Hjelmsted in the 2002 film Windtalkers and Alexei in the 2003 film Bad Boys II. In 2003, he played Ernst Röhm in Hitler: The Rise of Evil. In the 2005 film Constantine, he played Lucifer. He played the torturer Cavaldi in the 2005 film The Brothers Grimm. His first major character in television was on the Fox series Prison Break in 2005 for the first two seasons, where he played the inmate mob boss John Abruzzi. He was originally cast in Fido, but opted out of the film upon being cast in Prison Break.
Stormare voiced Mattias Nilsson in the video games Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction and Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, Isair in the computer game Icewind Dale 2, and Johann Strauss in Quake 4. In February 2006, he starred as Wolfgang in Volkswagen's VDub series of television commercials. He played the main character in the film Svartvattnet, which was filmed in Sweden and Norway in 2007. He was offered a role in the ABC television series Lost for a period of one year, which he declined. In the 2007 film Premonition, he played Dr. Roth. In April 2007, he appeared in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "Ending Happy".
In December 2007, Stormare participated in the Swedish reality show Stjärnorna på slottet. He appears in the video game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 as Dr. Zelinsky, a Russian scientist who builds a time machine. He starred as Walter in the Canadian independent crime thriller Small Town Murder Songs (2010). He appeared in the music video of the song "Uprising" by the Swedish power metal band Sabaton. He plays himself in the 2011 Norwegian comedy Hjelp, vi er i filmbransjen and appeared as a psychiatrist in the Swedish horror film Marianne (2011). He appeared in a trailer for the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II, made for the "Revolution" DLC pack. He has since reappeared in most trailers for the game and recent Call of Duty: Black Ops games as "the Replacer".
In 2014, Stormare appeared in episodes of Longmire, Arrow, and The Blacklist. In the same year, he also starred in the Eli Roth-produced film Clown, in which he portrayed Karlsson. He played mob boss Frank O'Connell in Rage directed by Paco Cabezas. He also voices Arach Jalal in the Destiny video game franchise.
In 2015, Stormare voiced and motion captured the character Dr. Alan Hill, in the video game Until Dawn. In 2016, he played Rutger Burlin in the Swedish television series Midnattssol; he also co-created, and starred as Ingmar in, the web television series Swedish Dicks, which was renewed for a second season in October 2016. In 2017, he played a minor role in John Wick: Chapter 2 and the part of Czernobog on the Starz series American Gods. He played the vampire Godbrand in the Netflix animated series Castlevania.
After Bono of U2 heard some of Stormare's music, he encouraged Stormare to make an album. In 2002, Stormare released his first album, Dallerpölsa och småfåglar. He plays in a band called Blonde from Fargo and runs a record label called StormVox. Stormare has recently joined long standing friend and Rammstein front man, Till Lindemann in his side project band Lindemann (band) as a guitarist.
Stormare divides his time between the United States and Sweden. He married actress Karen Sillas in 1989; they divorced in 2006. He married Toshimi, a native of Japan, in 2008. Their daughter Kaiya Bella Luna Stormare was born on May 9, 2009. Stormare currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
Stormare is the godfather of Gustaf Skarsgård, the son of Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård. While working on a Disney film in Prague, he was introduced to Bob Dylan after Dylan's concert, by bassist Tony Garnier. His nephew is The Sound of Arrows singer-songwriter Stefan Storm.
Stormare is a Christian and has said that he has had contact with God. When he was young, he participated in Baptist meetings in Arbrå. He has a strong spiritual side, inherited from his mother, whom he has said was a medium, and who supposedly inherited that ability from her own father.
|1982||Fanny and Alexander||Young Man|
|1986||Den frusna leoparden||Jerry|
|1987||Pirates of the Lake||Justus|
|1991||Freud flyttar hemifrån...||Berra|
|Reflections in a Dark Sky||Carlo|
|1997||The Lost World: Jurassic Park||Dieter Stark|
|The Big Lebowski||Uli Kunkel / Karl Hungus|
|Commander Hamilton||Carl Hamilton|
|Somewhere in the City||Graham|
|Dancer in the Dark||Jeff|
|The Million Dollar Hotel||Dixie|
|The Beatle Fan||Albert|
|Minority Report||Dr. Solomon P. Eddie|
|Windtalkers||Gunnery Sergeant Hjelmstad|
|The Tuxedo||Dr. Simms|
|Bad Company||Adrik Vas|
|2003||Bad Boys II||Alexei|
|The Movie Hero||The Suspicious Character|
|2005||The Batman vs. Dracula||Count Dracula||Voice|
|The Brothers Grimm||Cavaldi|
|2001 Maniacs||Professor Ackerman|
|Buck Rogers to the Xtreme!|
|2006||Nacho Libre||Water Gypsy|
|Boot Camp||Arthur Hail|
|They Never Found Her||Woods|
|Gone with the Woman||Glenn|
|2008||Witless Protection||Arthur Grimsley|
|2009||The Killing Room||Dr. Phillips|
|The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus||The President|
|Moomins and the Comet Chase||Snufkin||Voice|
|Dylan Dog: Dead of Night||Gabriel|
|Small Town Murder Songs||Walter|
|Henry's Crime||Darek Millodragovic|
|The Hunters 2||Torsten|
|Hjelp, vi er i filmbransjen||Peter Stormare|
|Get the Gringo||Frank Fowler|
|Small Apartments||Mr. Olivetti|
|Tai Chi Hero||Duke Fleming|
|2013||Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters||Sheriff Berringer|
|The Last Stand||Thomas Burrell|
|Autumn Blood||The Mayor|
|Trial of Arms||Karkov|
|Sleight of Hand||Terrible Terry|
|The Zero Theorem||Doctor|
|Pain & Gain||Dr. Bjornson|
|2014||22 Jump Street||Ghost|
|Penguins of Madagascar||Corporal||Voice|
|Bang Bang Baby||George|
|The 11th Hour||The Russian|
|Every Thing Will Be Fine||Editor|
|King of the Dancehall||Pierce Davidson|
|2017||John Wick: Chapter 2||Abram Tarasov|
|The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature||Gunther||Voice|
|Kill 'Em All||Holman|
|2018||Beyond the Sky||Peter Norton|
|Age of Summer||The Rock God|
|The Assassin's Code||Kurt Schlychter|
|2019||The Poison Rose||Slide Olsen|
|1986||Seppan||Sara's Father||Television film|
|The Bacchae||The Messenger||Television film|
|1995||Screen Two||Byrd||Episode: "Black Easter"|
|1996||Swift Justice||Johnny D.||Episode: "Stones"|
|1997||In the Presence of a Clown||Petrus Landahl||Television film|
|1998||Seinfeld||Slippery Pete||Episode: "The Frogger"|
|2002||Watching Ellie||Ingvar||11 episodes|
|2003||Hitler: The Rise of Evil||Ernst Röhm||Television film|
|2004||Joey||Viktor||Episode: "Joey and the Husband"|
|2005–2007||Prison Break||John Abruzzi||20 episodes|
|2007||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||George "Binky" Babinkian||Episode: "Ending Happy"|
|2008||Transformers: Animated||Prometheus Black, Meltdown||Voices|
|Monk||Petya Lovak||Episode: "Mr. Monk Paints His Masterpiece"|
|2009||Entourage||Aaron Cohen||2 episodes|
|Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!||Gorb||Episode: "Road Trip"|
|Hawaii Five-0||Drago Zankovic||Episode: "Ohana"|
|Adventure Time||Sir Slicer||Voice|
Episode: "Blood Under the Skin"
|2011||Ben 10: Ultimate Alien||King Xarion, King Viktor||Voices|
Episode: "Viktor: The Spoils"
|Covert Affairs||Max Kupala||Episode: "The Outsiders"|
|Leverage||Gunter Hanzig||Episode: "The Office Job"|
|2012||NCIS: Los Angeles||Interpol Agent Martin Källström||Episode: "Crimeleon"|
|Body of Proof||Wilson Polley||Episode: "Mind Games"|
|2013||Phineas and Ferb||Whiplash||Voice|
Episode: "Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel"
|2014||Psych||Cyrus Polk||Episode: "Someone's Got a Woody"|
|Rake||Jack Tarrant||Episode: "Serial Killer"|
|The Blacklist||Milos Kirchoff / Berlin||6 episodes|
|2014–2015||Arrow||Werner Zytle / Vertigo||2 episodes|
|2014–2017||Longmire||Chance Gilbert||6 episodes|
|2015, 2017||Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero||Rufus||Voice|
|2015||Graceland||Martun Sarkissian||3 episodes|
|2015–2017||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Lord Dregg||Voice|
|2016–present||Swedish Dicks||Ingmar Andersson||Also co-creator|
|2016||Those Who Can't||Conrad Carson||2 episodes|
|Midnattssol||Rutger Burlin||2 episodes|
|2017||Justice League Action||Mr. Freeze||Voice|
Episode: "Freezer Burn"
|2017–2019||American Gods||Czernobog||4 episodes|
|2017||Jeff & Some Aliens||Retirement Specialist, Cabbie||Voices|
Episode: "Jeff & Some Childlike Joy & Whimsy"
|Get Shorty||Hafdis Snaejornsson||6 episodes|
|2017–2018||Milo Murphy's Law||Tobias Trollhammer, Additional voices||Voices|
|2018||LA to Vegas||Artem||15 episodes|
|2002||Icewind Dale II||Isair|
|2004||The Bard's Tale||Crazy Thorvald|
|2005||Quake 4||Johann Strauss|
|Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction||Mattias Nilsson|
|2008||Mercenaries 2: World in Flames|
|Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3||Dr. Gregor Zelinsky|
|2009||Wanted: Weapons of Fate||The Immortal|
|2010||Prison Break: The Conspiracy||John Abruzzi|
|2012||The Secret World||Doctor Aldini, Huiginn, Muninn|
|2014||The Elder Scrolls Online||Jorunn the Skald King|
|2015||Lego Jurassic World||Dieter Stark|
|Until Dawn||Dr. Hill|
|2017||King of the Dancehall||Pierce Davidson|
|Destiny 2||Arach Jalaal|
|2019||Call of Duty: Black Ops 4||The Replacer|
|2007||The Poodles||"Seven Seas"|
|2019||Lindemann||“Frau & Mann”|
|2002||Dallerpölsa och småfåglar|
|2004||Swänska hwisor vol 1|
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