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 film.

Dolph Lundgren
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Lundgren in July 2010
Born (1957-11-03) November 3, 1957 (age 63)

Lundgren will appear as King Nereus in the upcoming 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 currently resides in Los Angeles, California.


Feature filmsEdit

  Denotes lead role

Title Year Functioned as Notes
Director Producer Writer Actor Role
A View to a Kill 1985         Venz Cameo
Rocky IV 1985         Cpt. Ivan Drago
Masters of the Universe 1987         He-Man
Red Scorpion 1988         Lt. Nikolai Petrovitch Rachenko
The Punisher 1989         Frank Castle / The Punisher Direct-to-video
I Come in Peace 1990         Det. Jack Caine
Cover Up 1991         Mike Anderson Direct-to-video
Showdown in Little Tokyo 1991         Sgt. Chris Kenner
Universal Soldier 1992         Sgt. Andrew Scott / GR13
Joshua Tree 1993         Wellman Anthony Santee Direct-to-video
Sunny Side Up 1994         Himself Cameo
Pentathlon 1994         Eric Brogar Direct-to-video
Men of War 1994         Nick Gunar Direct-to-video
Johnny Mnemonic 1995         Karl Honig
The Shooter 1995         U.S. Marshal Michael Dane Direct-to-video
Silent Trigger 1996         Waxman "Shooter" Direct-to-video
The Peacekeeper 1997         Maj. Frank Cross Direct-to-video
The Minion 1998         Lukas Sadorov Direct-to-video
Sweepers 1998         Christian Erickson Direct-to-video
Bridge of Dragons 1999         Warchild Direct-to-video
Storm Catcher 1999         Maj. Jack Holloway Direct-to-video
Jill Rips 2000         Matt Sorenson Direct-to-video
The Last Warrior 2000         Cpt. Nick Preston Direct-to-video
Agent Red 2000         Cpt. Matt Hendricks Direct-to-video
Hidden Agenda 2001         Agent Jason Price Direct-to-video
Detention 2003         Sam Decker Direct-to-video
Direct Action 2004         Sgt. Frank Gannon Direct-to-video
Fat Slags 2004         Randy Cameo
Retrograde 2004         Cpt. John Foster Direct-to-video
The Defender 2004         Lance Rockford Direct-to-video
The Mechanik 2005         Nikolai "Nick" Cherenko Direct-to-video
The Inquiry 2006         Brixos
Diamond Dogs 2007         Xander Ronson Direct-to-video
Missionary Man 2007         Ryder Direct-to-video
Direct Contact 2009         Mike Riggins Direct-to-video
Command Performance 2009         Joe Direct-to-video
Universal Soldier: Regeneration 2009         Sgt. Andrew Scott Direct-to-video
Icarus 2010         Edward "Eddie" Genn / Icarus Direct-to-video
The Expendables 2010         Gunner Jensen
In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds 2011         Granger Direct-to-video
Small Apartments 2012         Dr. Sage Mennox
Stash House 2012         Andy Spector Direct-to-video
One in the Chamber 2012         Aleksey "The Wolf" Andreev Direct-to-video
The Expendables 2 2012         Gunner Jensen
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning 2012         Sgt. Andrew Scott Direct-to-video
The Package 2013         "The German" Direct-to-video
Legendary 2013         Harker Direct-to-video
Battle of the Damned 2013         Maj. Max Gatling Direct-to-video
Ambushed 2013         Agent Evan Maxwell Direct-to-video
Blood of Redemption 2013         Axel "The Swede" Direct-to-video
Puncture Wounds 2014         Hollis Direct-to-video
The Expendables 3 2014         Gunner Jensen
Skin Trade 2014         Det. Nick Cassidy Direct-to-video
War Pigs 2015         Cpt. Hans Picault Direct-to-video
The Good, the Bad, and the Dead 2015         Agent Bob Rooker Direct-to-video
Shark Lake 2015         Clint Gray Direct-to-video
Riot 2015         Agent William Direct-to-video
Malchishnik 2015         Natasha's Husband Cameo
Hail, Caesar! 2016         Submarine Commander Uncredited extra[2]
Kindergarten Cop 2 2016         Agent Zack Reed Direct-to-video
Don't Kill It 2016         Jebediah Woodley Direct-to-video
Female Fight Club 2016         Sam Holt Direct-to-video
Welcome to Willits 2016         Officer Derek Hutchinson Direct-to-video
Larceny 2017         Jack Direct-to-video
Altitude 2017         Matthew Sharpe Direct-to-video
Dead Trigger 2017         Cpt. Kyle Walker Direct-to-video
Black Water 2018         Marco Direct-to-video
Creed II 2018         Ivan Drago
Aquaman 2018         King Nereus
The Tracker 2019         Aiden Hakansson Direct-to-video
Acceleration 2019         Vladik Zorich Direct-to-video
Hard Night Falling 2019         Michael Anderson Direct-to-video
Pups Alone 2021         Victor Completed
Seal Team 2022         Dolph Voice role; post-production
Minions: The Rise of Gru 2022         Svengeance Voice role; completed
Castle Falls 2022         Shea Post-production
Operation Seawolf 2022         Unknown Post-production
A Man Will Rise TBA         Unknown Uncompleted


  Denotes lead role

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


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

Music videosEdit

  Denotes lead role

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

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Title Year Performer Notes
Red Scorpion 1988   "State Anthem of the Soviet Union"
Command Performance 2009   "Breakdown", "Girl"
Melodifestivalen 2010 2010   "A Little Less Conversation", "Eye of the Tiger"
Gylne tider 2010   "Let It Be"

Short filmEdit

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

Video clipEdit

  Denotes lead role

Title Year Writer Role Notes
Maximum Potential 1987   Himself

Video gamesEdit

Title Year Role Notes
The Expendables 2 Videogame 2012 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". 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 Cite error: The named reference DTUG films was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  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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