Dolph Lundgren

Swedish actor and martial artist

Dolph Lundgren (born Hans Lundgren on November 3, 1957) is a Swedish actor, martial artists, and director who is known for his roles in Universal Soldier, Universal Soldier Day of Reckoning, Rocky IV, The Expendables, The Expendables 2 and in The Expendables 3. He is notable for playing the Soviet boxer Ivan Drago in Rocky IV.

Dolph Lundgren
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Lundgren in July 2010
Born (1957-11-03) November 3, 1957 (age 64)

Lundgren played King Nereus in the DC Comics-Warner Bros. movie Aquaman (2018).

Lundgren was born on November 3, 1957 in Spånga, Stockholm, Sweden.[1] He studied at Washington State University and at Clemson University. Lundgren was married to Annette Qviberg from 1994 until they separated in 2011. They have 2 daughters. Lundgren lives in Los Angeles, California.



  Denotes lead role

Title Year Functioned as Notes
Director Producer Writer Actor Role
A View to a Kill 1985 No No No Yes Venz Cameo
Rocky IV No No No Yes Captain Ivan Drago
Masters of the Universe 1987 No No No Yes He-Man
Red Scorpion 1988 No No No Yes Lieutenant Nikolai Petrovitch Rachenko
The Punisher 1989 No No No Yes Frank Castle / The Punisher Direct-to-video
I Come in Peace 1990 No No No Yes Detective Jack Caine
Cover Up 1991 No No No Yes Mike Anderson Direct-to-video
Showdown in Little Tokyo No No No Yes Sergeant Chris Kenner
Universal Soldier 1992 No No No Yes Sergeant Andrew Scott / GR13
Joshua Tree 1993 No No No Yes Wellman Anthony Santee Direct-to-video
Sunny Side Up 1994 No No No Yes Himself Cameo
Pentathlon No Executive No Yes Eric Brogar Direct-to-video
Men of War No No No Yes Nick Gunar Direct-to-video
Johnny Mnemonic 1995 No No No Yes Karl Honig
The Shooter No No No Yes U.S. Marshal Michael Dane Direct-to-video
Silent Trigger 1996 No No No Yes Waxman "Shooter" Direct-to-video
The Peacekeeper 1997 No No No Yes Major Frank Cross Direct-to-video
The Minion 1998 No No No Yes Lukas Sadorov Direct-to-video
Sweepers No No No Yes Christian Erickson Direct-to-video
Bridge of Dragons 1999 No No No Yes Warchild Direct-to-video
Storm Catcher No No No Yes Major Jack Holloway Direct-to-video
Jill Rips 2000 No No No Yes Matt Sorenson Direct-to-video
The Last Warrior No No No Yes Captain Nick Preston Direct-to-video
Agent Red No No No Yes Captain Matt Hendricks Direct-to-video
Hidden Agenda 2001 No No No Yes Agent Jason Price Direct-to-video
Detention 2003 No No No Yes Sam Decker Direct-to-video
Direct Action 2004 No No No Yes Sergeant Frank Gannon Direct-to-video
Fat Slags No No No Yes Randy Cameo
Retrograde No No No Yes Captain John Foster Direct-to-video
The Defender Yes No No Yes Lance Rockford Direct-to-video
The Mechanik 2005 Yes No Story Yes Nikolai "Nick" Cherenko Direct-to-video
The Inquiry 2006 No No No Yes Brixos
Diamond Dogs 2007 Uncredited Executive No Yes Xander Ronson Direct-to-video
Missionary Man Yes No Yes Yes Ryder Limited release
Direct Contact 2009 No No No Yes Mike Riggins Direct-to-video
Command Performance Yes No Yes Yes Joe Direct-to-video
Universal Soldier: Regeneration No No No Yes Sergeant Andrew Scott Limited release
Icarus 2010 Yes No No Yes Edward "Eddie" Genn / Icarus Limited release
The Expendables No No No Yes Gunner Jensen
In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds 2011 No No No Yes Granger Direct-to-video
Small Apartments 2012 No No No Yes Dr. Sage Mennox
Stash House No Executive No Yes Andy Spector Limited release
One in the Chamber No No No Yes Aleksey "The Wolf" Andreev Direct-to-video
The Expendables 2 No No No Yes Gunner Jensen
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning No No No Yes Sergeant Andrew Scott Limited release
The Package 2013 No No No Yes "The German" Limited release
Legendary No No No Yes Harker Direct-to-video
Battle of the Damned No Executive No Yes Major Max Gatling Limited release
Ambushed No Yes No Yes Agent Evan Maxwell Direct-to-video
Blood of Redemption No No No Yes Axel "The Swede" Direct-to-video
Puncture Wounds 2014 No Yes No Yes Hollis Direct-to-video
The Expendables 3 No No No Yes Gunner Jensen
Skin Trade No Yes Story Yes Detective Nick Cassidy Limited release
War Pigs 2015 No No No Yes Captain Hans Picault Limited release
The Good, the Bad, and the Dead No No No Yes Agent Bob Rooker Direct-to-video
Shark Lake No Yes No Yes Clint Gray Direct-to-video
Riot No No No Yes Agent William Direct-to-video
Malchishnik No No No Yes Natasha's Husband Cameo
Hail, Caesar! 2016 No No No Uncredited Submarine Commander Extra[2]
Kindergarten Cop 2 No Executive No Yes Agent Zack Reed Direct-to-video
Don't Kill It No Executive No Yes Jebediah Woodley Limited release
Female Fight Club No No No Yes Sam Holt Limited release
Welcome to Willits No No No Yes Officer Derek Hutchinson Limited release
Larceny 2017 No No No Yes Jack Direct-to-video
Altitude No No No Yes Matthew Sharpe Direct-to-video
Dead Trigger No No No Yes Captain Kyle Walker Limited release
Black Water 2018 No No No Yes Marco Limited release
Creed II No No No Yes Ivan Drago
Aquaman No No No Yes King Nereus
The Tracker 2019 No No No Yes Aiden Hakansson Direct-to-video
Acceleration No No No Yes Vladik Zorich Limited release
Hard Night Falling No Yes No Yes Michael Anderson Direct-to-video
Pups Alone: A Christmas Peril 2021 No No No Yes Victor Direct-to-video
Seal Team No No No Yes Dolph Voice role
Castle Falls Yes Yes No Yes Richard Ericson Limited release
Minions: The Rise of Gru 2022 No No No Yes Svengeance Voice role; completed
Operation Seawolf No No No Yes Captain Hans Kessler Post-production
Section Eight No No No Yes Tom Mason Post-production
Come Out Fighting No No No Yes Unknown Post-production
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom No No No Yes King Nereus Filming
The Expendables 4 No No No Yes Gunner Jensen Filming
Dolph TBA No Executive No No Himself Documentary film; filming
Wanted Man Yes No Yes Yes Travis Johansen Pre-production
A Man Will Rise No No No Yes Unknown Uncompleted


  Denotes lead role

Title Year Functioned as Notes
Actor Role
Les Nuls 1990 Yes Le Pleurnisher / Himself Episode on 10 November; cameo[3][4]
Blackjack 1998 Yes Jack Devlin Television film
Chuck 2010 Yes Marco Episode: "Chuck Versus the Anniversary"
SAF3 2013–2014 Yes Captain John Eriksson 12 episodes
Workaholics 2015 Yes Himself Episode: "Blood Drive"
Sanjay and Craig Yes Himself Episode: "Huggle Day"; voice role
Arrow 2016–2017 Yes Konstantin Kovar 6 episodes
Tour de Pharmacy 2017 Yes Gustav Ditters Television film; cameo
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Yes Mature Gil Shepard Television film; cameo
Broken Sidewalk 2018 Yes Herb Pilot episode
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2019 Yes John Thundergun Episode: "Thunder Gun 4: Maximum Cool"; cameo


Title Year Venue Actor Role Notes
Another Octopus 1994 Unknown Yes Unknown [5]
Watching Fire Unknown Yes Unknown [5]
Force Majeure 1995 Unknown Yes Death-Row Prisoner [6]

Music videosEdit

  Denotes lead role

Title Year Performer Actor Role Notes
"Body Count's in the House" 1992 Body Count Uncredited Bodyguard Cameo[7]
"Kosmosa" 2006 Irson Kudikova Yes Submarine Captain
"Believer" 2017 Imagine Dragons Yes Boxer

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Title Year Performer Song Notes
Red Scorpion 1988 Yes "State Anthem of the Soviet Union"
Command Performance 2009 Yes "Breakdown", "Girl"
Melodifestivalen 2010 2010 Yes "A Little Less Conversation", "Eye of the Tiger" Episodes: "Deltävling 1: Örnsköldsvik", "Final: Stockholm"
Gylne tider Yes "Let It Be"

Short filmEdit

Title Year Actor Role Notes
R.P.G. II 1988 Yes Lifeguard Cameo

Video clipEdit

  Denotes lead role

Title Year Writer Actor Role Notes
Maximum Potential 1987 Yes Yes Himself

Video gameEdit

Title Year Actor Role Notes
The Expendables 2 Videogame 2012 Yes Gunner Jensen Voice role

Awards and honorsEdit

Nominated work Year Award Results
Rocky IV 1985 Marshall Trophy for Best Actor Won

Special awardsEdit

Ceremony Year Award Results
Málaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema 2007 Fantastic Lantern Won


  1. "Dolph Lundgren Biography - Yahoo! Movies". Archived from the original on January 27, 2012. Retrieved September 6, 2010.
  2. Foutch, Haleigh (May 6, 2015). "HAIL CAESAR! Character Details Revealed: Channing Tatum Is a Wannabe Communist".
  3. "Les nuls, l'émission – Saison 1 – Zabou (Guesch Patti)". Vodkaster (in French). Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  4. "Les Nuls - Pleurnisher". Retrieved April 29, 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Dolph: the ultimate guide filmography". Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  6. "DOLPH :: Force Majeure". Doplh Ultimate Guide.
  7. Foywonder (December 1, 2012). "B-Sides: Universal Soldiers Leave Behind a Body Count". Dread Central.

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