Svenson, Bo 1944(?)–

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Svenson, Bo 1944(?)–


Born February 13, 1944 (some source say 1941), in Goeteborg, Sweden; immigrated to the United States in 1958; son of Birger Ragnar and Lola Iris Viola (maiden name, Johansson) Svenson; married Lise Hartmann-Berg, December 30, 1966; children: Pia, Maja, Maria. Education: Attended the University of Meiji, 1960–63, and the University of California, Los Angeles, 1969–75. Avocational Interests: Hockey, race car driving, yachting, and judo.

Addresses: Agent—Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Manager—Feldman Bailey Management, 10642 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 205, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Career: Actor and director. Motion Picture Group of America, chief executive officer and chairman of the board, 1984–94; MagicQuest Entertainment, chief executive officer and president, 1994–. Public speaker and seminarian. Professional hockey player, c. 1958–59; Far East Heavyweight Division Judo (third degree black belt) champion, 1961; also worked as a professional race car driver and insurance salesman for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1965–70. Military service: U.S. Marine Corps, 1959–65.

Member: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (member of nomination committee for best foreign language film), Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, Directors Guild of Canada.

Awards, Honors: Golden Apple Award nomination, male new star of the year, Hollywood Women's Press Club, 1975; Italian Institute of Art Award of Merit; American Culture Foundation Man of the Year Award; Legione Garibaldina Ruole D'Onore; Image Award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Golden Scroll Award, Academy of Science Fiction and Fantasy.


Film Appearances:

Jack Twyman, Maurie (also known as Big Mo), National General, 1973.

Axel Olsson, The Great Waldo Pepper, Universal, 1975.

Buford Pusser, Walking Tall, Part II (also known as Legend of the Lawman, Walking Tall, Part II: The Legend of Buford Pusser, and Part 2, Walking Tall), American International, 1975.

Michael McBain, Breaking Point, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976.

Jack Murdock, Special Delivery (also known as Dangerous Break), American International, 1976.

Buford Pusser, Final Chapter—Walking Tall (also known as The Man in the Back Seat and Walking Tall: The Final Chapter), American International, 1977.

Our Man in Mecca, 1977.

Dr. Bob Michaels, Portrait of a Hitman (also known as Jim Buck and The Last Contract), 1977.

Sergeant Yeager, Quel maledetto treno blindato (also known as Counterfeit Commandos, Inglorius Bastards, Deadly Mission, G.I. Bro, The Dirty Bastard, and Hell's Heroes), Aquarius, 1977.

Il figlio dello sceicco (also known as The Son of the Sheik), 1977.

Jo Bob Priddy, North Dallas Forty, Paramount, 1979.

Major Carter, Virus (also known as Day of Resurrection, The End, and Fukkatsu no hi), Media, 1980.

The lad, Sverige aat svenskarna (also known as Battle of Sweden, Sweden for the Swedes, and The Drinking Man's War), 1980.

Detective Carlson, Night Warning (also known as Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker, Nightmare Maker, The Evil Protege, Thrilled to Death, and Momma's Boy), International Films, 1982.

George Ryan, Impatto mortale (also known as Deadly Impact and Giant Killer), Vestron, 1983.

Sheriff Bill Cook, Thunder (also known as Thunder Warrior), Trans World Entertainment, 1983.

Kor, Wizards of the Lost Kingdom (also known as El mago del reino perdido), New Horizons/Concorde/Cinema Group, 1984.

Sheriff, Cane arrabbiato (also known as The Manhunt, Man Hunt, Mad Dog, and Caccia all'uomo), Goldwyn, 1985.

Sheriff, Thunder II (also known as Thunder Warrior II), Trans World Entertainment, 1985.

Captain Oliver Parkside, Choke Canyon (also known as On Dangerous Ground), UFDC, 1986.

Captain Campbell, The Delta Force (also known as Mahataz Ha-Delta), Cannon, 1986.

Roy Jennings, Heartbreak Ridge, Warner Bros., 1986.

La Sporca insegna del coraggio (also known as Brothers in Blood, and Savage Attack), 1986.

Soldier of Fortune (also known as Running Combat and Soldato de ventura), 1987.

Count Silvano, Maniac Killer, 1987.

Colonel Galckin, Double Target (also known as Doppio bersaglio), 1987.

Colonel Slater, White Phantom, Spectrum, 1987.

Count Silvano, Maniac Killer, 1987.

(Uncredited) Monk, Long xiong hu di (also known as Armour of God and Operation Condor 2: The Armour of the Gods), 1987.

Captain Robertson, Deep Space, Trans World Entertainment, 1988.

Mania, Eurocine, 1988.

Ethridge, Primal Rage (also known as Rage furia primitiva), 1988.

Professor Andromolek, Beyond the Door III (also known as Amok Train and Death Train), 1989.

Colonel Keitel, Delta Force Commando, 1989.

Sheriff, Curse II: The Bite (also known as The Bite), 1989.

Kor the Conqueror, Andy Colby's Incredible Adventure (also known as Andy Colby's Incredible Video Ad-venture, Andy Colby's Incredibly Awesome Adventure, and Andy and the Airwave Rangers), 1989.

Ivan Moss, The Kill Reflex (also known as Soda Cracker), 1990.

Nazi SS Colonel, Tides of War (also known as Cancel-late Washington), 1990.

Sheriff Barnes, Steele's Law, 1991.

Ex-convict, Critical Action, 1991.

Rick Masters, Three Days to a Kill, 1992.

Jeb, Savage Land, 1994.

Roy Ackett, Steel Frontier, 1995.

Sam Weston, Private Obsession (also known as Watch Me), 1995.

Captain Starrett, Cheyenne, 1996.

Captain Pollard, Speed 2: Cruise Control, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Richard, Solitude Point (also known as Yukie), 1997.

Jack Thorn, Crackerjack 3, North American Releasing, 2000.

Detective Maize, Outlaw, 2001.

Legacy, 2004.

Reverend Harmony, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (also known as Kill Bill and Kill Bill 2), Miramax, 2004.

Del Shannon, Hell to Pay, 2005.

Detective Amos, Raising Jeffrey Dahmer, 2006.

Foreman Bo, Chinaman's Chance, Plus Entertainment, 2007.

Tolliver, Jersey Justice, 2007.

Film Work:

Producer, La sporca insegna del coraggio, 1986.

Second unit director, The Road Home, 1996.

Coproducer, Solitude Point (also known as Yukie), 1997.

Director, He's Not Heavy, 1998.

Director, Outlaw, 2001.

Producer, Legacy, 2004.

Coproducer, Raising Jeffrey Dahmer, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Big Swede, Here Come the Brides, ABC, 1968–69.

Sheriff Buford Pusser, Walking Tall, NBC, 1981.

Cohost, The Di Palma Forum at UNLV, PBS, 1999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

The creature, Frankenstein, ABC, 1973.

Ken Shuftan, Proof of the Man, Fuji TV, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Reader, The Bravos, ABC, 1972.

Sam, You'll Never See Me Again, ABC, 1973.

Gar Seberg, Snowbeast, NBC, 1977.

Tom Jensen, Gold of the Amazon Women (also known as Amazon Women and Quest for the Seven Cities), NBC, 1979.

Antoine Saint-Exupery, The Spirit of Adventure: Night Flight, 1980.

Bo Hutton, Jealousy, ABC, 1984.

Maurice Frontenac, The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission, NBC, 1987.

Rick, 3 Days to a Kill, 1991.

Sheriff, Heartless, USA Network, 1997.

Philip, I'll Be Seeing You (also known as Mary Higgins Clark's "I'll Be Seeing You" and Un jour tu verras), PAX, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Milovan Drumm, "Lost Treasure," Suspense Playhouse, CBS, 1971.

CBS team contestant, Battle of the Network Stars IV, ABC, 1978.

U.S. Against the World II, ABC, 1978.

Celebrity Daredevils, ABC, 1983.

AFI's 100 Years, 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies, CBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Jay Appleby, Hitched (also known as Westward the Wagon), NBC, 1971.

Lee Driscoll, Target Risk, NBC, 1975.

Earl Hewitt, I Do, I Don't, ABC, 1983.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Shakedown," N.Y.P.D., 1967.

Milovan Drumm, "The Freebooters," Premiere, 1968.

Karl, "The Mercenaries," Mission: Impossible, 1968.

Bennett, "Trail to Nevermore," The High Chaparral, 1969.

Josh, "The Wedding," Lancer, 1969.

Baron Lars Von Gyllenskjold, "Love My Enemy," Iron-side (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), 1969.

Haskins, "A Pinch of Salt," Daniel Boone, 1969.

G. B. Mosbie, "Love-In at Ground Zero," The Name of the Game, 1969.

Lonnie, "The Price of the Hanging," The Virginian (also known as The Men from Shiloh), 1970.

Bubba, "Welcome to the Human Race, Levi Frazee!," The Mod Squad, 1970.

Charles "Bubba" White, "Top of the World, Ma!," Mc-Cloud, 1971.

Jerry Taggert, "The Savage Sentry," Ironside (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), 1972.

Bud Reeves, "The Commitment," The Rookies, 1972.

"A Gift for Jenny," The Mod Squad, 1972.

"Meal Ticket," Banyon, 1972.

Pike, "The Spirit Helper," Kung Fu, 1973.

"Fear Is a Free Throw," The Snoop Sisters, 1974.

Sheriff Buford Pusser, "The Killing of McNeal County's Children," Walking Tall, 1981.

Sheriff Buford Pusser, "The Protectors of the People," Walking Tall, 1981.

Ivan, "Did You See the Sun Rise?," Magnum, P.I., 1982.

Colonel Baker, "Baker's Dozen," The Fall Guy, 1983.

Jake Cutter, "A Long Way from L.A.," Hunter, 1984.

"Motor Homicide," Crazy Like a Fox, 1985.

Earl Verrick, "Seavers: Dead or Alive," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1985.

Karl Anderson, "Snow White, Blood Red," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988.

Colonel Jeb Quintano, "Last Stand," Lonesome Dove: The Series, 1992.

Maitland, "Walking Tall," Neon Rider, 1993.

George Hayes, The Commish, ABC, 1993.

Captain Stryker, "Countdown," Street Justice, 1993.

McLory, "Death Dive," Cobra, 1994.

Ben Kinasay, "Only the Strong Survive," Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, 1994.

Cal Harding, "The Secret of Gila Junction," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

Uncle Nick, "Going Home," Pointman, syndicated, 1995.

Colonel Horace Buckworth, "The Mimsers," Dead Man's Gun, 1998.

Paxton, Three, The WB, 1998.

Holloway Muldoon, "Call of the Wild: Parts 1 & 2" Due South, 1999.

Captain Mikhail Yerstov, "Defending His Honor," JAG, CBS, 2002.

Captain Mikhail Yerstov, "Enemy Below," JAG, CBS, 2002.

Also appeared as Colonel Jeb Quintano, "Last Stand," Lonesome Dove: The Series.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Phoenix," Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, 1996.



Host, America's National Monuments: Legacy of the Great Plains, Ambrose Video, 2006.



Viking, 2001.

Outlaw, 2001.

Gigola, 2002.

Legacy, 2004.

Two Kids and an E.T., 2004.

Kabuki, 2005.

Get Brad, 2005.

Of Love and Country, 2005.

Rescue Of Honor, 2005.


Wrote Of Love and Country.



Bo Svenson Website,, March 11, 2007.