Arnold Schwarzenegger

Austrian-American actor, businessman, bodybuilder and politician

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born on July 30, 1949, in Thal, Styria, Austria[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 2003-2011. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger February 2015.jpg
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

(1949-07-30) July 30, 1949 (age 71)
Thal, Styria, Austria
Political partyRepublican
Maria Shriver
(m. 1986; div. 2017)
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 2011. They have 2 daughters, Katherine and Christina, and also 2 sons, Patrick and Christopher. Schwarzenegger also has a son with another woman.

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


Feature filmsEdit

     Denotes lead role

Title Year Functioned as Notes
Actor Producer Role
Hercules in New York 1970     Hercules Credited as Arnold Strong "Mr. Universe"
The Long Goodbye 1973     Hood in Augustine's Office Uncredited cameo[2]
Stay Hungry 1976     Joe Santo
The Villain 1979     Handsome Stranger
Scavenger Hunt 1979     Lars Cameo
Conan the Barbarian 1982     Conan
Conan the Destroyer 1984     Conan
The Terminator 1984     T-800 "Model 101"
Red Sonja 1985     Lord Kalidor
Commando 1985     Col. John Matrix
Raw Deal 1986     Sheriff Mark Kaminsky / Joseph P. Brenner
Predator 1987     Maj. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer 3D remastered in 2013
The Running Man 1987     Benjamin A. "Ben" Richards
Red Heat 1988     Cpt. Ivan Danko
Twins 1988     Julius Benedict
Total Recall 1990     Douglas "Doug" Quaid / Carl Hauser Dual role
Kindergarten Cop 1990     Det. John Kimble
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991     T-800 "Model 101" 3D remastered in 2017
Dave 1993     Himself Cameo
Last Action Hero 1993     Det. Jack Slater / Himself Dual role
Beretta's Island 1993     Himself Direct-to-video; cameo
True Lies 1994     Harry Tasker / Harry Renquist
Junior 1994     Dr. Alexander "Alex" Hesse
Eraser 1996     U.S. Marshal John Kruger
Jingle All the Way 1996     Howard Langston
Batman & Robin 1997     Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze
End of Days 1999     Jericho Cane
The 6th Day 2000     Adam Gibson / Adam Gibson Clone Dual role
Collateral Damage 2002     Cpt. Gordon "Gordy" Brewer
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003     T-850 "T-101"
The Rundown 2003     Bar Patron Uncredited cameo[3]
Around the World in 80 Days 2004     Prince Hapi Cameo
The Kid & I 2005     Himself Limited release; cameo
The Expendables 2010     Trent "Trench" Mauser Uncredited cameo[4]
The Expendables 2 2012     Trent "Trench" Mauser
The Last Stand 2013     Sheriff Ray Owens
Escape Plan 2013     Emil Rottmayer / Victor X. Mannheim
Sabotage 2014     John "Breacher" Wharton
The Expendables 3 2014     Trent "Trench" Mauser
Maggie 2015     Wade Vogel Limited release
Terminator Genisys 2015     T-800 "Model 101" / Guardian 3D mastered in 2015
Aftermath 2017     Roman Melnyk Limited release
Wonders of the Sea 3D 2017     Narrator Documentary film
Killing Gunther 2017     Robert "Gunther" Bendik Limited release
The Game Changers 2018     Himself Documentary film
Viy 2: Journey to China 2019     James Hook
Terminator: Dark Fate 2019     T-800 "Model 101" / Carl
Kung Fury 2 TBA     The President Post-production


     Denotes lead role

Title Year Functioned as Network Notes
Actor Director Producer Role
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye 1974       Rico CBS Television film; cameo
The Streets of San Francisco 1977       Josef Schmidt ABC Episode: "Dead Lift"
The San Pedro Beach Bums 1977       Muscleman ABC Episode: "Lifting Is My Life"
The Jayne Mansfield Story 1980       Mickey Hargitay CBS Television film
Tales from the Crypt 1990       X-Con HBO Episode: "The Switch"; uncredited cameo[5]
Christmas in Connecticut 1992       Man in Chair in Front of Media Truck TNT Television film; uncredited cameo[6]
Lincoln 1992       John George Nicolay ABC Television film; voice role
Liberty's Kids 2002–2003       Baron Friedrich von Steuben PBS Episodes: "Valley Forge", "James Armistead"; voice role
Two and a Half Men 2015       Lt. Wagner CBS Episode: "Of Course He's Dead: Part 1 & 2"
Years of Living Dangerously 2014–2016       Himself Showtime, National Geographic 17 episodes
The New Celebrity Apprentice 2017       Himself (host) NBC 7 episodes
Chad Goes Deep 2019       Himself Unknown Episodes: "The Arnold Saga pt. 1 - Chad & JT at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Strongman", "The Arnold Saga pt. 2 - Lifting Sesh at Gold's Gym with Arnold Schwarzenegger"
Superhero Kindergarten 2020       Arnold Armstrong / Cpt. Courage Unknown Episode: Episode #1.1; voice role

"After I directed that little Tales from the Crypt, I felt ecstatic. It was something I never expected. To work with actors and mold a scene. It's wild."

–Schwarzenegger on directing an episode of the television series.[7]

Video gamesEdit

Title Year Role Notes
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 T-800 "Model 101"
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 T-850 "Model 101" Voice role
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff 2014 Himself Voice role
Predator: Hunting Grounds 2020 Maj. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer Voice role[8]

Music videosEdit

     Denotes lead role

Title Year Performer Role Notes
"Don't Call It Love" 1982 Girlschool Bodybuilder Cameo[9]
"Stop the Madness" 1985 Tim Reid Himself Cameo
"You Could Be Mine" 1991 Guns N' Roses T-800 "Model 101" [9]
"Big Gun" 1993 AC/DC Himself [9]
"Say It Isn't So" 2000 Bon Jovi Himself Uncredited cameo[10]
"Pump It Up (The Motivation Song)" 2000 Andreas Gabalier Feat. Arnold Schwarzenegger Himself

Soundtrack appearanceEdit

Title Year Performer Notes
Killing Gunther 2017   "Earthquake Love"

Theme park attractionsEdit

     Denotes lead role

Title Year Role Notes
T2-3D: Battle Across Time 1996 T-800 "Model 101"


Title Year Role Notes
Epic Rap Battles of History 2015 Terminator Announcer Episode: "Terminator vs. RoboCop"; uncredited cameo
Terminator Genisys: The YouTube Chronicles 2015 T-800 "Model 101" Episode: "Part 3"; cameo


  1. "Arnold Schwarzenegger Bio". Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  2. Hiltzik, Michael. "A true 'hot property': Elliott Gould's 'Long Goodbye' apartment is for rent!".
  3. "Arnold Passes Action Hero Torch to The Rock". Associated Press. 25 March 2015.
  4. "Arnold Schwarzenegger Salutes Action Royalty, Will Cameo In Sly's 'The Expendables'".
  5. "That Time Arnold Schwarzenegger Did 'Tales From the Crypt'". 30 July 2015.
  6. "Do You Remember? #64: Christmas In Connecticut (Directed By Arnold Schwarzenegger)". 18 December 2016.
  7. Corliss, Richard (June 24, 2001). "Box-Office Brawn". Time. Archived from the original on November 2, 2012. Retrieved February 19, 2009.
  8. Bishop, Rollin (May 12, 2020). "Predator: Hunting Grounds Is Adding Arnold Schwarzenegger's Dutch". Comicbook. Comicbook.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER'S HEAD-SCRATCHING MUSIC 'CAREER'". CLRVYNT. Townsquare Media, Inc. April 7, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  10. Staff, OC Weekly- (17 January 2013). "Muscle Music: A Schwarzenegger Soundtrack Retrospective". OC Weekly. Archived from the original on 8 December 2019. Retrieved 18 December 2018.

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