Arnold Schwarzenegger

Austrian and American actor, bodybuilder, and politician (born 1947)

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947[1]) is an Austrian-American former professional bodybuilder, actor, film producer, screenwriter, and director. He was the governor of the American state of California from 2003 to 2011. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger in February 2015
38th Governor of California
In office
November 17, 2003 – January 3, 2011
Preceded byGray Davis
Succeeded byJerry Brown
Chair of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
In office
January 22, 1990 – January 20, 1993
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byDick Kazmaier
Succeeded by
Personal details
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger

(1947-07-30) July 30, 1947 (age 76)
Thal, Styria, Austria
Political partyRepublican
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
(m. 1986; div. 2021)
Children5, including Katherine and Patrick
ParentsGustav Schwarzenegger
Aurelia Schwarzenegger
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Military service
Allegiance Austria
Branch/service Austrian Armed Forces
Years of service1965

After serving in the army, Schwarzenegger moved to Munich, where he often slept in a gym because he did not have anywhere else to live.

Schwarzenegger then moved to the United States in 1968 and eventually became an actor. He has been in several big budget Hollywood movies including The Terminator series. He eventually stopped acting in order to run for governor of California in 2003. In 2003, Governor Gray Davis was removed as governor and Schwarzenegger was elected. His term ended in early January 2011, and he was replaced by Jerry Brown.

Before becoming an actor, Schwarzenegger was also a bodybuilder and had won both the Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe titles over 7 consecutive times. Schwarzenegger has also set up his own official competition, Arnold Classic.

In 1971, Schwarzenegger's younger maternal half-brother Meinhard died in a car accident due to driving while drunk.

In 1986, Schwarzenegger married Maria Shriver, but they separated and divorced in 2021. They have 2 daughters, Katherine and Christina, and also 2 sons, Patrick and Christopher. Schwarzenegger also has a son with another woman. Some people think that Arnold had cheated on his wife but, such statements have not been proven.

In 2013, Schwarzenegger returned to acting with a role in the movie Escape Plan.

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1970 Hercules in New York Hercules Credited as Arnold Strong "Mr. Universe"
1973 The Long Goodbye Hood in Augustine's Office Uncredited cameo [2]
1976 Stay Hungry Joe Santo
1979 The Villain "Handsome Stranger"
1979 Scavenger Hunt Lars Cameo
1982 Conan the Barbarian Conan the Barbarian
1984 Conan the Destroyer Conan the Destroyer
1984 The Terminator Terminator
1985 Red Sonja Lord Kalidor
1985 Commando Colonel John Matrix
1986 Raw Deal Sheriff Mark Kaminsky / Joseph P. Brenner
1987 Predator Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer
1987 The Running Man Captain Benjamin Stuart "Ben" Richards
1988 Red Heat Captain Ivan Danko
1988 Twins Julius Benedict
1990 Total Recall Douglas "Doug" Quaid / Agent Carl Hauser Dual role
1990 Kindergarten Cop Detective John Kimble
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day The Terminator
1993 Dave Himself Cameo
1993 Last Action Hero Detective Jack Slater / Himself / Hamlet Dual role; also executive producer
1993 Beretta's Island Himself Direct-to-video; cameo
1994 True Lies Agent Harry Tasker / Harry Rehnquist
1994 Junior Dr. Alexander "Alex" Hesse
1996 T2-3D: Battle Across Time The Terminator Theme park attraction
1996 Eraser U.S. Marshal John "Eraser" Kruger
1996 Jingle All the Way Howard Langston / Turbo-Man
1997 Batman & Robin Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze
1999 End of Days Detective Jericho Cane
2000 The 6th Day Adam Gibson / Adam Gibson Clone Dual role; also producer
2002 Collateral Damage Captain Gordon "Gordy" Brewer
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Terminator
2003 The Rundown Bar Patron Uncredited cameo [3]
2004 Around the World in 80 Days Prince Hapi Cameo
2005 The Kid & I Himself Limited release; cameo
2010 The Expendables Trent "Trench" Mauser Uncredited cameo [4]
2012 The Expendables 2 Trent "Trench" Mauser
2013 The Last Stand Sheriff Ray Owens
2013 Escape Plan Emil Rottmayer / Victor X. Mannheim
2014 Sabotage Agent John "Breacher" Wharton
2014 The Expendables 3 Trent "Trench" Mauser
2015 Maggie Wade Vogel Limited release; also producer
2015 Terminator Genisys Terminator / Guardian
2017 Aftermath Roman Melnyk Limited release; also producer
2017 Wonders of the Sea 3D Himself - Narrator Documentary film; also producer
2017 Killing Gunther Robert "Gunther" Bendik Limited release; also executive producer
2018 The Game Changers Himself Documentary film; also executive producer
2019 Viy 2: Journey to China Captain James Hook Also executive producer
2019 Terminator: Dark Fate T-800 / Carl
TBA Kung Fury 2 "The President" Completed


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1974 Happy Anniversary and Goodbye Rico Television film; cameo
1977 The Streets of San Francisco Josef Schmidt Episode: "Dead Lift"
1977 The San Pedro Beach Bums Muscleman Episode: "Lifting Is My Life"; cameo
1980 The Jayne Mansfield Story Mickey Hargitay Television film
1990 Tales from the Crypt X-Con / Himself Episode: "The Switch"; uncredited cameo; also director [5]
1992 Christmas in Connecticut Man in Chair in Front of Media Truck Television film; uncredited cameo; also director [6]
1992 Lincoln John George Nicolay Television film; voice role
2002–2003 Liberty's Kids Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben 2 episodes; voice role
2014–2016 Years of Living Dangerously Himself 2 episodes; documentary series; also executive producer for 17 episodes
2015 Two and a Half Men Lieutenant Wagner "Of Course He's Dead: Part 1 & 2"
2015 Epic Rap Battles of History Terminator Announcer Episode: "Terminator vs. RoboCop"; uncredited cameo
2015 Terminator Genisys: The YouTube Chronicles Terminator Episode: "Part 3"; cameo
2017 The New Celebrity Apprentice Himself - Host 8 episodes; also executive producer for 1 episode
2019 Chad Goes Deep Himself 2 episodes
2021–2023 Superhero Kindergarten Arnold Armstrong / Captain Fantastic 26 episodes; voice role; also executive producer for 1 episode
2022 Little Demon Game Show Host Episode: "Everybody's Dying for the Weekend"; voice role
2023 FUBAR Luke Brunner 8 episodes; also executive producer


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1990 Nissin Cup Noodle: Arnold Schwarzenegger 'Noodle Man' Himself
1991 Nissin Cup Noodle: Arnold Schwarzenegger Himself
2014 Bud Light: Ian Up for Whatever Arnold
2015 WWE 2K16 - Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator Commercial The Terminator
2022 BMW: Zeus & Hera Thunder Zeus
2023 Parkside Himself [7]
2024 Agent State Farm Himself

Music videos

Year Title Role Performer Notes Ref.
1982 "Don't Call It Love" Bodybuilder Girlschool Cameo [8]
1985 "Stop the Madness" Himself Tim Reid Cameo
1991 "You Could Be Mine" T-800 Guns N' Roses [8]
1993 "Big Gun" Himself AC/DC [8]
2000 "Say It Isn't So" Himself Bon Jovi Uncredited cameo [9]
2019 "Pump It Up (The Motivation Song)" Himself Andreas Gabalier Feat. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Soundtrack appearances

Year Title Song Notes Ref.
2017 Killing Gunther "Earthquake Love"
2017 Kain's Quest "Main Title (Terminator 2 Theme)" Episode: "The Terminator"; uncredited

Video games

Year Title Voice role Ref.
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day The Terminator
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines The Terminator
2003 Terminator 3: War of the Machines The Terminator
2003 Terminator 3: The Redemption The Terminator
2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff Himself
2020 Predator: Hunting Grounds Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer [10]


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  2. Hiltzik, Michael (December 3, 2014). "A true 'hot property': Elliott Gould's 'Long Goodbye' apartment is for rent!". Los Angeles Times.
  3. "Arnold Passes Action Hero Torch to The Rock". Associated Press. March 25, 2015.
  4. "Arnold Schwarzenegger Salutes Action Royalty, Will Cameo In Sly's 'The Expendables'".
  5. "That Time Arnold Schwarzenegger Did 'Tales From the Crypt'". July 30, 2015.
  6. "Do You Remember? #64: Christmas In Connecticut (Directed By Arnold Schwarzenegger)". December 18, 2016.
  7. "Arnold Schwarzenegger Named As The Face Of Lidl's DIY Brand". ESM Magazine. 2023-08-28. Retrieved 2024-02-15.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER'S HEAD-SCRATCHING MUSIC 'CAREER'". CLRVYNT. Townsquare Media, Inc. April 7, 2017. Archived from the original on October 23, 2020. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  9. Staff, OC Weekly- (January 17, 2013). "Muscle Music: A Schwarzenegger Soundtrack Retrospective". OC Weekly. Archived from the original on December 8, 2019. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  10. Bishop, Rollin (May 12, 2020). "Predator: Hunting Grounds Is Adding Arnold Schwarzenegger's Dutch". Comicbook.

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