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 at the San Diego Comic Con in July 2012
Born (1957-11-03) November 3, 1957 (age 64)
NationalityAmerican
EducationRoyal Institute of Technology (BSc)
University of Sydney (MSc)
Washington State University
Occupation
Years active1978-present
Spouse(s)
Children2

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.

FilmEdit

 
At the premier of Air America in 1990
 
At the San Diego Comic Con in July 2010
 
At the San Diego Comic Con in July 2012
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1985 A View to a Kill Venz Cameo
1985 Rocky IV Captain Ivan Drago
1987 Masters of the Universe He-Man
1987 Maximum Potential Himself Direct-to-video; also writer
1988 Red Scorpion Lieutenant Nikolai Petrovitch Rachenko
1988 R.P.G. II Lifeguard Short film; cameo
1989 The Punisher Francis "Frank" Castle / The Punisher Direct-to-video [2]
1990 I Come in Peace Detective Jack Caine
1991 Cover Up Mike Anderson Direct-to-video
1991 Showdown in Little Tokyo Sergeant Chris Kenner
1992 Universal Soldier Sergeant Andrew Scott / GR13 [3]
1993 Joshua Tree Wellman Anthony Santee Direct-to-video
1994 Sunny Side Up Himself Cameo
1994 Pentathlon Eric Brogar Direct-to-video; also executive producer
1994 Men of War Nick Gunar Direct-to-video
1995 Johnny Mnemonic Karl Honig
1995 The Shooter U.S. Marshal Michael Dane Direct-to-video [4]
1996 Silent Trigger Waxman "Shooter" Direct-to-video
1997 The Peacekeeper Major Frank Cross Direct-to-video
1998 The Minion Lukas Sadorov Direct-to-video
1998 Sweepers Christian Erickson Direct-to-video
1999 Bridge of Dragons Warchild Direct-to-video
1999 Storm Catcher Major Jack Holloway Direct-to-video
2000 Jill Rips Matt Sorenson Direct-to-video
2000 The Last Warrior Captain Nick Preston Direct-to-video
2000 Agent Red Captain Matt Hendricks Direct-to-video
2001 Hidden Agenda Agent Jason Price Direct-to-video
2003 Detention Sam Decker Direct-to-video
2004 Direct Action Sergeant Frank Gannon Direct-to-video
2004 Fat Slags Randy Cameo
2004 Retrograde Captain John Foster Direct-to-video
2004 The Defender Lance Rockford Direct-to-video; also director
2005 The Mechanik Nikolai "Nick" Cherenko Direct-to-video; also story and director
2006 The Inquiry Brixos
2007 Diamond Dogs Xander Ronson Direct-to-video; also uncredited director and executive producer
2007 Missionary Man Ryder Limited release; also writer and director
2009 Direct Contact Mike Riggins Direct-to-video
2009 Command Performance Joe Direct-to-video; also writer and director
2009 Universal Soldier: Regeneration Sergeant Andrew Scott Limited release
2010 Icarus Edward "Eddie" Genn / Icarus Limited release; also director
2010 The Expendables Gunner Jensen
2011 In the Name of the King 2: Two Worlds Granger Direct-to-video
2012 Small Apartments Dr. Sage Mennox Limited release
2012 Stash House Andy Spector Limited release; also executive producer
2012 One in the Chamber Aleksey "The Wolf" Andreev Direct-to-video
2012 The Expendables 2 Gunner Jensen
2012 Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning Sergeant Andrew Scott Limited release
2013 The Package "The German" Limited release
2013 Legendary Harker Direct-to-video
2013 Battle of the Damned Major Max Gatling Limited release; also executive producer
2013 Ambushed Agent Evan Maxwell Direct-to-video; also producer
2013 Blood of Redemption Axel "The Swede" Direct-to-video
2014 Puncture Wounds Hollis Direct-to-video; also producer
2014 The Expendables 3 Gunner Jensen
2014 Skin Trade Detective Nick Cassidy Limited release; also writer/story and producer
2015 War Pigs Captain Hans Picault Limited release
2015 The Good, the Bad, and the Dead Agent Bob Rooker Direct-to-video
2015 Shark Lake Clint Gray Limited release; also producer
2015 Riot Agent William Direct-to-video
2015 Malchishnik Natasha's Husband Cameo
2016 Hail, Caesar! Submarine Commander Uncredited еxtra [5]
2016 Kindergarten Cop 2 Agent Zack Reed Direct-to-video; also executive producer
2016 Don't Kill It Jebediah Woodley Limited release; also executive producer
2016 Female Fight Club Sam Holt Limited release
2016 Welcome to Willits Officer Derek Hutchinson Limited release
2017 Larceny Jack Direct-to-video
2017 Altitude Matthew Sharpe Limited release
2017 Dead Trigger Captain Kyle Walker Limited release
2018 Black Water Marco Limited release
2018 Creed II Captain Ivan Drago
2018 Aquaman King Nereus
2019 The Tracker Aiden Hakansson Limited release
2019 Acceleration Vladik Zorich Limited release
2019 Hard Night Falling Michael Anderson Direct-to-video; also producer
2021 Pups Alone Victor Limited release
2021 Seal Team Dolph Voice role
2021 Castle Falls Richard Ericson Limited release; also director and producer
2022 Minions: The Rise of Gru Svengeance Voice role; completed
2022 Operation Seawolf Captain Hans Kessler Completed
2022 Section Eight Tom Mason Post-production
2022 Come Out Fighting TBA Post-production
2022 The Expendables 4 Gunner Jensen Post-production
2023 Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom King Nereus Post-production
2023 The Best Man Anders Post-production
2023 Dolph Himself Documentary film; also executive producer; filming
2023 Wanted Man Travis Johansen Also writer, director and producer; filming

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1989 Les Nuls Himself - Pleurnisher Episode: Pleurnisher; cameo [6][7]
1998 Blackjack U.S. Marshal Jack Devlin Television pilot for an unproduced TV series
2010 Chuck Marco Episode: "Chuck Versus the Anniversary"
2013–2014 SAF3 Captain John Eriksson 12 episodes
2015 Workaholics Himself Episode: "Blood Drive"
2015 Sanjay and Craig Himself Episode: "Huggle Day"; voice role
2016–2017 Arrow Konstantin Kovar 6 episodes
2017 Tour de Pharmacy Gustav Ditters Television film; cameo
2017 Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Mature Gil Shepard Television film; cameo
2018 Broken Sidewalk Herb Television pilot for an unproduced TV series
2019 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia John Thundergun Episode: "Thunder Gun 4: Maximum Cool"; cameo

TheatreEdit

Year Title Role Venue Notes Ref.
1994 Another Octopus - - [8]
1994 Watching Fire - - [8]
1995 Force Majeure Death-Row Prisoner - [9]

Music videosEdit

Year Title Role Performer Notes Ref.
1992 "Body Count's in the House" Bodyguard Body Count Uncredited cameo [10]
2006 "Kosmosa" Submarine Captain Irson Kudikova
2017 "Believer" Boxer Imagine Dragons

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Year Title Song Notes Ref.
1988 Red Scorpion "State Anthem of the Soviet Union"
2009 Command Performance "Breakdown", "Girl"
2010 Melodifestivalen 2010 "A Little Less Conversation", "Eye of the Tiger" 2 episodes
2010 Gylne tider "Let It Be" Episode: "Episode #4.3"

Video gameEdit

Year Title Voice role Notes Ref.
2012 The Expendables 2 Videogame Gunner Jensen

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Dolph Lundgren Biography - Yahoo! Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on January 27, 2012. Retrieved September 6, 2010.
  2. "The Punisher: Dolph Lundgren Returns as Frank Castle in Photoshoot". CBR. November 16, 2019. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  3. "Universal Soldier". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  4. "The Shooter (1994)". Radio Times. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  5. Foutch, Haleigh (May 6, 2015). "HAIL CAESAR! Character Details Revealed: Channing Tatum Is a Wannabe Communist".
  6. "Les nuls, l'émission – Saison 1 – Zabou (Guesch Patti)". Vodkaster (in French). Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  7. "Les Nuls - Pleurnisher". Retrieved April 29, 2021.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Dolph: the ultimate guide filmography". Dolph-ultimate.com. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  9. "DOLPH :: Force Majeure". Doplh Ultimate Guide.
  10. Foywonder (December 1, 2012). "B-Sides: Universal Soldiers Leave Behind a Body Count". Dread Central.

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