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Also Known As: Peter Rolf Stormare, Peter Ingvar Rolf Storm Died:
Born: August 27, 1953 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sweden Profession: actor, playwright, director

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Born in Kumla, Sweden in 1953, one of Peter Stormare's first experiences with filmmaking came in an uncredited role in "Fanny and Alexander" (1982), a masterpiece by legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. Initially, Stormare's focus was on the stage, spending over a decade with Sweden's acclaimed Royal Dramatic Theater while also making appearances in Swedish film and TV. His first international exposure came in a small supporting role in the film "Awakenings" (1990) starring Robin Williams as Dr. Oliver Sacks, and Robert De Niro as his patient, responding to an experimental treatment. Stormare continued to make appearances in Sweden, as well as a supporting role in the indie drama "Damage" (1992), before he turned in a career-making performance in "Fargo" (1996). After that, he appeared in all kinds of film and TV projects, generally playing an unpredictable bad guy and always bringing a unique performance to his roles. In 1998, he cemented his status, playing one of the Nihilists in the Coen Brothers' "The Big Lebowski" (1998), and the Russian cosmonaut on the crew in Michael Bay's "Armageddon" (1998). Stormare's first series regular role came on "Watching Ellie" (NBC, 2002-2003), the ill fated...

Born in Kumla, Sweden in 1953, one of Peter Stormare's first experiences with filmmaking came in an uncredited role in "Fanny and Alexander" (1982), a masterpiece by legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. Initially, Stormare's focus was on the stage, spending over a decade with Sweden's acclaimed Royal Dramatic Theater while also making appearances in Swedish film and TV. His first international exposure came in a small supporting role in the film "Awakenings" (1990) starring Robin Williams as Dr. Oliver Sacks, and Robert De Niro as his patient, responding to an experimental treatment. Stormare continued to make appearances in Sweden, as well as a supporting role in the indie drama "Damage" (1992), before he turned in a career-making performance in "Fargo" (1996). After that, he appeared in all kinds of film and TV projects, generally playing an unpredictable bad guy and always bringing a unique performance to his roles. In 1998, he cemented his status, playing one of the Nihilists in the Coen Brothers' "The Big Lebowski" (1998), and the Russian cosmonaut on the crew in Michael Bay's "Armageddon" (1998). Stormare's first series regular role came on "Watching Ellie" (NBC, 2002-2003), the ill fated "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998) follow up for Julia Louis-Drefuss. More successful was his next series regular gig, this one on the first two seasons of "Prison Break" (Fox, 2005-09; 2017-). Stormare continued to make appearances in film and TV, and in 2016, he created the private detective-comedy "Swedish Dicks" (Pop, 2016-) which he also wrote and starred in. Stormare also co-starred in the short-lived American sitcom "LA To Vegas" (Fox 2018) as a disheveled Russian gambler.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Nut Job 2, The (2017)
2.
3.
 Rupture (2017)
4.
 Clown (2016)
5.
 Strange Magic (2015)
8.
 Bang Bang Baby (2014)
9.
 Autumn Blood (2014)
10.
 Heatstroke (2014)
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1992:
Had featured role in Louis Malle's "Damage," starring Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche
2005:
Cast in Terry Gilliam's "The Brothers Grimm" with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger
2002:
Landed a regular role on the NBC sitcom "Watching Ellie," starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus
2004:
Cast in Jonathan Glazer's "Birth," starring Niccole Kidman
2000:
Cast opposite Juliette Binoche and Lena Olin in Lasse Hallström's "Chocolat"
2008:
Featured in the comedy "Witless Protection" with Larry the Cable Guy
1988:
Played "Hamlet" in Sweden, directed by Bergman; production also played at Brooklyn Academy of Music
2009:
Cast as the President in Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"
2011:
Appeared opposite Abigail Breslin in "Janie Jones"
2012:
Cast in action thriller "Lockout," starring Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace
2013:
Co-starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger in action feature "The Last Stand"
2013:
Cast opposite Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters"
2005:
Co-starred in "Prison Break"
1998:
Reuinited with the Coen brothers for "The Big Lebowski"
1997:
Appeared in "The Lost World: Jurassic Park"
1996:
Landed breakthrough film role as Steve Buscemi's partner in the Coen brothers' "Fargo"
1998:
Played the Russian Cosmonaut in "Armageddon" opposite Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck
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Worked with Ingmar Bergman and the Royal National Theatre of Sweden for 15 years as actor, director and playwright
2002:
Acted opposite Tom Cruise in "Minority Report," directed by Steven Spielberg
1983:
Feature film debut, bit role in Bergman's "Fanny and Alexander"
1996:
Made U.S. episodic TV debut with guest spot on UPN series "Swift Justice"
2014:
Played Milos Kirchoff on "The Blacklist"
2015:
Voiced the villain Lord Dregg on "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
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Co-starred in US sitcom "LA To Vegas"
2014:
Played Chance Gilbert on "Longmore"
2017:
Appeared in Keanu Reeves vehicle "John Wick: Chapter 2"
2017:
Cast as Czernobog on Neil Gaiman TV adaptation "American Gods"
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Played the 'woodchipper guy' in "Fargo"
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Created and starred in TV series "Swedish Dicks"
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Education

Royal Dramatic Theatre: -

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wife:
Karen Sillas. Actor. Divorced.
wife:
Toshimi Stormare.

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daughter:
Kelly Stormare. Born c. 1989.

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