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Thorsen, Sven-Ole 1944- (Sven-Ole-Thorsen, Sven Thorsen, Sven Ole Thorsen, Swen-Ole Thorsen)

Thorsen, Sven-Ole 1944- (Sven-Ole-Thorsen, Sven Thorsen, Sven Ole Thorsen, Swen-Ole Thorsen)

PERSONAL

Born September 24, 1944, in Copenhagen, Denmark; married Anniqua, 1982 (divorced).

Addresses:

Manager—Intellectual Property Group, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 829, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career:

Actor, stunts. Was a champion bodybuilder.

Awards, Honors:

Taurus Awards, best work with an animal and best fight, World Stunt Awards, 2001, for Gladiator.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Handlanger, Pas pa ryggen, professor (also known as Mind Your Back, Professor), 1977.

(As Sven Ole Thorsen) Thorgrim, Conan the Barbarian, 1982.

(As Sven Ole Thorsen) Togra, Conan the Destroyer, 1984.

Patrovita's bearded bodyguard, Raw Deal (also known as Triple Identity), 1986.

(As Sven Thorsen) Mercenary, Lethal Weapon, 1987.

Russian officer, Predator, 1987.

(As Sven Thorsen) Sven, The Running Man, 1987.

Olaf, Overboard, 1987.

Nikolai, Red Heat, 1988.

Sam Klane, Twins, 1988.

Birthright thug, Pink Cadillac, 1989.

Russian chief of the boat-Red October, The Hunt for Red October, 1990.

David, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, 1991.

(As Sven Ole Thorsen) Secundus, Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe, 1991.

Patrick Vergano, mechanic, Dead On: Relentless II (also known as Dead On and Relentless II: Dead On), 1992.

Henchman number two, Lethal Weapon 3, 1992.

Prisoner, Nowhere to Run (also known as Ganar o morir), 1993.

Cyborg interrogating old woman, Nemesis, 1993.

The Demon, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, 1993.

Gunman, Last Action Hero, 1993.

(As Sven Thorsen) Stephan, Hard Target, 1993.

(As Sven Thorsen) Doorman, Cyborg 2 (also known as Glass Shadow), 1993.

Sven, The Dangerous (also known as Divine Wind), 1994.

Schultz, A Little Tailor's Christmas Story, 1994.

(As Swen-Ole Thorsen) Otto, On Deadly Ground, 1994.

Thug, A Low Down Dirty Shame, 1994.

Gunnar, The Viking Sagas (also known as The Icelandic Sagas), 1995.

Darcona, No Exit (also known as Fatal Combat), 1995.

Gutzon, The Quick and the Dead, 1995.

(As Sven Thorsen) La Fours, Mall Rats, 1995.

Terrorist number one, The Undercover Kid, 1996.

Huge man, Fox Hunt, 1996.

Russian gunman, Eraser, 1996.

Gunman at motel, Bulletproof, 1996.

(As Sven-Ole-Thorsen) Mercenary, George of the Jungle, 1997.

(As Sven Ole Thorsen) King Borna, Kull the Conqueror, 1997.

Sven, The Bad Pack, 1998.

(As Sven Ole Thorsen) Boris, Best of the Best: Without Warning (also known as Best of the Best 4: Without Warning), 1998.

Paris, Foolish, 1999.

Would be king, The 13th Warrior (also known as The Thirteenth Warrior), 1999.

Thug, End of Days, 1999.

Secret Service Agent, The Alternate (also known as Agent of Death), 2000.

(As Sven Ole Thorsen) General Schweinkopf, Facade (also known as Death Valley), 2000.

Tiger, Gladiator, 2000.

Butcher Boy, The Gristle, 2001.

Oregon State Prison Guard on watchtower, Bandits, 2001.

Russian hitman, Route 666, 2001.

Baker's bodyguard, Extreme Honor (also known as Last Line of Defence 2), 2001.

Bomb victim, Collateral Damage, 2002.

Haft, The Sum of All Fears, (also known as Der Anschlag), Paramount, 2002.

Machine gun Mongol, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Sony, 2003.

Goon, The Rundown (also known as Welcome to the Jungle), Universal, 2003.

Hans, In Enemy Hands (also known as U-Boat), Lions Gate, 2004.

Hooded thug guarding hostages, Hostage (also known as Hostage-Entfuhrt), Miramax, 2005.

Film Stunts:

Red Sonja, 1985.

Raw Deal (also known as Triple Identity), 1986.

Ghostbusters II (also known as Ghostbusters 2), 1989.

Dead On: Relentless II (also known as Dead On and Relentless II: Dead On), 1992.

(As Sven Thorsen), Dracula (also known as Bram Stoker's Dracula), 1992.

Nemesis, 1993.

Double Take, Buena Vista, 2001.

(As Sven Thorsen), A Low Down Dirty Shame (also known as Mister Cool), 1994.

(As Sven Thorsen), Mallrats, 1995.

(As Sven Thorsen), Eraser, 1996.

Bulletproof, 1996.

(As Sven Thorsen), Jingle All the Way, 1996.

Breakdown, 1997.

Back in Business (also known as Heart of Stone), 1997.

Batman & Robin, 1997.

Soldier, 1998.

End of Days, 1999.

Ready to Rumble, 2000.

(As Sven Thorsen), Masked and Anonymous, Universal, 2003.

Hidalgo (also known as Dash), Buena Vista, 2004.

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (also known as Dodgeball and Voll auf die nusse), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004.

Collateral, Paramount, 2004.

Hostage (also known as Hostage-entfuhrt), 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Lieutenant Michael ‘Tank’ Ellis, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, 1987-88.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sven, The Dangerous, HBO, 1995.

German man, Winchell, 1998.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Thug number one, Andy Barker, P.I., 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Arnold Schwarzenegger:I'll Be Back’, 2007.

DR2 Tema: BogForum 2007, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Sven Thorsen) Rolf, "Quarterback Sneak," The A-Team, 1986.

Tanner transformed, "Out of Control," The Flash, 1990.

Morse's goon, "Goodnight, Central City," The Flash, 1991.

Cyborg Omega, "Alpha," The Flash, 1991.

Assassin, "Marathon," Nowhere Man, 1996.

Viking, "Frozen Out of Time," Baywatch Nights (also known as Detectives on the Beach), 1997.

(As Sven Ole Thorsen) Rolf, "The Art of Murder," Mike Hammer, Private Eye, 1998.

Hans Ulpan, "Crash: Parts 1 & 2," Baywatch, 1998.

"Hos Sven-Ole Thorsen," Coast to Coast USA: Biker-Jens (also known as Biker-Jens I USA), 1999.

"Dovenskab," Helle for Hogsbro, 2000.

Skuespiller, Go' morgen Danmark, 2005.

Showtime (also known as Showtime: Karingen), 2006.

Clement direkte med Clement Kjersgaard (also known as Clement Direkte), 2006.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Thorgrim, Conan Unchained: The Making of "Conan," Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000.

Tigris of Gaul, Ultimate Fights from the Movies, Flixmix, 2002.

The landlord, Hollywood Next 8 Exits, 2002.

(As Sven Ole Thorsen) SS body guard, Timecop: The Berlin Decision (also known as Timecop 2), United International, 2003.

WRITINGS

Books:

Staerk mand I Hollywood, Aschehoug, 2007.

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