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Know Your “That Guy”: Peter Stormare

Peter Stormare

Born: August 27, 1953

Number of Roles: 100

Best Known for Playing: Creepy, foreign guys

First Appearance: Uncredited “Young Man who helps Isak with coffer” in Fanny and Alexander (1982)

Most Recent Appearance: Gabriel in Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2010)

Notable Roles:

  • Dieter Stark in The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • Gaear Grimsrud in Fargo
  • Karl Hungus in The Big Lebowski
  • John Abruzzi on Prison Break
  • Slippery Pete on Seinfeld (The Frogger)
  • Lev Andropov in Armageddon
  • Dino Velvet in 8MM
  • Dr. Solomon Eddie in Minority Report
  • Alexei in Bad Boys II
  • Satan in Constantine
  • Aaron Cohen on Entourage

Fun Facts:

  • Friends with the Cohen Brothers years before getting cast in Fargo
  • Favorite actor is Gary Oldman
  • Born in Sweden, became an American citizen in the late 1990’s
  • Doesn’t like to watch himself on TV or in movies
  • Discovered by Ingmar Bergman

The infamous “Wood Chipper” scene from Fargo:

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