Karyo, Tcheky 1953–

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KARYO, Tcheky 1953


Born October 4, 1953, in Istanbul, Turkey; raised in Paris, France; married Isabelle Pasco (an actress). Education: Studied drama at the Cyrano Theatre, Paris, France.

Addresses: Agent Artists Independent Network, 32 Tavistock St., London WC2E 7PB, England; Artmedia, 20, Ave. Rapp, Paris 75007, France. Manager Current Entertainment, 1411 Fifth St., Suite 405, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Career: Actor. Former member of the Daniel Soprano Company, Paris, France, and the National Theatre of Strasbourg.

Awards, Honors: Cesar Award nomination, most promising actor, 1982, for La balance; Jean Gabin Prize, 1986; Mystfest Award, best actor, 1990, for Corps perdus and Nikita.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Augustin, Le retour de Martin Guerre (also known as The Return of Martin Guerre ), 1982.

Toute une nuit (also known as All Night Long ), World Artists, 1982.

Sebaz, Que les gros salaires levent le doigt!!!, 1982.

Petrovic, La balance (also known as The Nark ), 1982.

Xavier, La java des ombres, 1983.

Francis Pierron, Le marginal (also known as The Outsider ), Gaumont, 1983.

Remi, Les nuits de la pleine lune (also known as Full Moon in Paris ), 1984.

Philippe, Contes clandestins, 1984.

Robert, L'air du crime, 1984.

Mode in France (also known as Mode en France ), 1984.

Le balafre/Andre, Le matelot 512 (also known as Able Seaman 512 ), 1984.

Mickey, L'amour braque, 1985.

Gerome Holm, Grottenolm, 1985.

Michel, L'unique (also known as The Original ), 1986.

Franck, Bleu comme l'enfer, 1986.

Bertrand, Etats d'ame, 1986.

Etienne de Bourbon, Dominican monk, Le moine et la sorciere (also known as Sorceress ), 1987.

Kino, Spirale (also known as Spiral ), 1987.

TomThe Hunter, L'ours (also known as The Bear ), Columbia/TriStar, 1988.

Sylvain, La maison dans la dune (also known as The House on the Dune ), 1988.

Julien Pierson, Australia, 1989.

Vincent Van Gogh, Vincent et moi (also known as Vincent and Me ), 1990.

Vincent, La fille des collines, 1990.

Eric Desange and Juan Bax, Corps perdus (also known as Cuerpos perdidos ), 1990.

Bob, Nikita (also known as La femme Nikita ), 1990.

Slimene, Isabelle Eberhardt, 1991.

Hermes, a knife master, A Grande Arte (also known as Exposure, High Art, and Knife Fighter ), Miramax, 1991.

Jean Vergier, L'affut (also known as On Guard ), 1992.

Paolo, La villa del venerdi (also known as Husbands and Lovers and In Excess ), Vision, 1992.

Pinzon, 1492: Conquest of Paradise (also known as 1492: Christophe Colomb, 1492: La conquete du paradis, and 1492: La conquista del paraiso ), Paramount, 1992.

Lieutenant Morhange, L'atlantide, SACIS, 1992.

Trop pres des Dieux, 1992.

A projectionist, La cite de la peur: Une comedie familiale (also known as Fear City: A FamilyStyle Comedy, La cite de la peur, and Le Film de les nuls ), Sogepaq Distribution, 1994.

Title role, Nostradamus (also known as NostradamusProphezeiungen des Schreckens ), Orion Home Video, 1994.

Paul Delorme, L'ange noir (also known as The Black Angel ), Avante Films, S.L., 1994.

Kraft, Terra estrangeira (also known as Foreign Land ), 1995.

Detective Netah, Crying Freeman, Warner Bros., 1995.

Lorenzo, Colpo di luna (also known as Moon Shadow ), Telegroup, S.L., 1995.

Fouchet, Bad Boys, Columbia, 1995.

Goddard, Operation Dumbo Drop (also known as Dumbo Drop ), Buena Vista, 1995.

Defense Minister Dimitri Mishkin, GoldenEye, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1995.

Zadoc, Zadoc et le bonheur, 1995.

Nickki, Innocent Obsession, 1995.

Ernesto, Va' dove ti porta il cuore (also known as Follow Your Heart ), Lusomundo, 1996.

Renato, Passaggio per il paradiso (also known as Gentle into the Night, Passage to Paradise, and Passage pour le paradis ), MC4 Productions, 1996.

Federale Apolloni, Albergo Roma, Medusa Distribuzione, 1996.

Jack, To Have and to Hold, 1997.

Anton Depeaux, Addicted to Love (also known as Forlorn ), Warner Bros., 1997.

Chief Inspector Sauveur Christini, Dobermann, Medusa Distribuzione, 1997.

Professor Larsen, Les mille merveilles de l'univers (also known as The Thousand Wonders of the Universe ), 1997.

In and Out of Fashion, 1998.

Harper, Que la lumiere soit (also known as Let There Be Light ), AFMD, 1998.

Nemrod, Babel, AFMD, 1998.

Gabriel Chenoux, World of Moss (also known as My Life So Far ), Miramax, 1999.

B. B., Comme un poisson hors de l'eau (also known as Comme un poisson dans l'eau and Like a Fish Out of Water ), SND, 1999.

Commander James "Paladin" Tagger, Wing Commander (also known as Wing Commander: Space Will Never Be the Same ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1999.

Dunois, Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (also known as Jeanne d'Arc and Joan of Arc ), Columbia, 1999.

Jacques Chevalier, Saving Grace, Fine Line, 2000.

Semana Santa, 2000.

Jean Villeneuve, The Patriot (also known as Der Patriot ), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2000.

Moliere, Le roi danse (also known as Der Koenig tanzt and The King Is Dancing ), 2000.

JeanPierre Richard, Kiss of the Dragon (also known as Le baiser mortel du dragon and KOD: Kiss of the Dragon ), Fox Video, 2001.

Roger, The Good Thief (also known as L'homme de la riviera ), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2002.

Damaskinos, Blade II, 2002.

Knight, Cinemagique, Walt Disney Attractions, 2002.

Muraya, 2002.

Herve, Utopia, 2003.

Dr. Serge Leveque, The Core (also known as Core ), Paramount, 2003.

The uncle, Blueberry (also known as The Adventure of Mike S Blueberry ), 2004.

Hugo Leclair, Taking Lives, Warner Bros., 2004.

Un long dimanche de fiancailles (also known as AVery Long Engagement ), Warner Bros., 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Machinations, 1984.

Paul Korbel, The Sketch Artist, Showtime, 1992.

Dr. Willy Rozenbaum, And the Band Played On, HBO, 1993.

Barreto, La regle du silence, 1993.

Silas Marner, Les liens du coeur, 1996.

Hank Symes, Habitat, SciFi Channel, 1997.

Black Coda, Arabian Nights, ABC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

George Melles, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Phillip, "Just Like That," Zalman King's Red Shoe Diaries (also known as Red Shoe Diaries and Red Shoe Diaries 3: Another Woman's Lipstick ), Showtime, 1992.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Tartuffe, Macbeth, and Othello, all with the National Theatre of Strasbourg.