Christopher Heyerdahl

Christopher Heyerdahl

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Christopher Heyerdahl is a Canadian actor. Christopher Heyerdahl is famous internationally for his powerful performances in film, theatre, and television.

Early Life

Christopher Heyerdahl was born on September 18, 1963. Presently, he is 58 years old and his birth sign is Virgo. He was born in British Columbia, Canada, and is of Norwegian and Scottish descent. Moreover, his father emigrated from Norway to Canada in the 1950s.

Additionally, Thor Heyerdahl was his father’s cousin. Christopher also speaks Norwegian and studied at the University of Oslo.

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Caption: Christopher Heyerdahl’s picture. Source: Hotcore


Christopher is primarily famous for his recurring role as the enigmatic “Swede” in AMC’s Hell on Wheels. Similarly, he is also known for his role as Leonid in the Are You Afraid of the Dark? the episode “The Thirteenth Floor” and as Nosferatu in the episode “Midnight Madness”.

This actor played the characters Halling and Wraith commander Todd in Stargate Atlantis, and Pallan in the Stargate SG-1 episode “Revisions”. Similarly, he played H. P.Lovecraft in the movie Out of Mind: The Stories of H. P. Lovecraft and punk, new at drug dealing, in Cadavres.

This personality played the part of the demon Alastair in three episodes of Supernatural. Likewise, he also played the part of Zor-El in the television series Smallville, as well as playing John Druitt and Bigfoot in the series Sanctuary. Christopher played the part of Dieter Braun on True Blood during the show’s 5th season.

Moreover, his most notable film role was in the feature film New Moon, an adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s second book in her Twilight Saga. Therefore, in this film, he played a vampire, Marcus, who is part of a powerful Italian family called the Volturi.

And, he reprised that role in both parts of Breaking Dawn, the two-part adaptation of the 4th book in the Twilight Saga. Also, this actor performed on stage and was a member of the Young Company at the Stratford Festival in the years 1989 and 1990. Further, in the year 2015, he hosted the Leo Awards gala ceremony.

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Caption: Christopher Heyerdahl in ‘Supernatural’. Source: Supernatural


He also co-stars in one of Amazon’s number 1 series of 2021 Little Marvin’s anthology series: “Them”, SyFy’s “Van Helsing”, “Chapelwaite” for Epix, USA’s “Damnation” Sky Atlantic’s “Tin Star”, James Gunn’s “The Peacemaker”, WGNA’s “Pure”, and AMC’s hit series “Hell On Wheels,” playing the enigmatic ‘Swede.”

This actor began in 2021 shooting the feature “Corner Office” and has also appeared in the feature films “Adopt a Highway”, “Sicario: Day of The Soldado”, and co-starring in Robert Budreau’s “Stockholm”.

Christopher has an impressive list of television credits including recent guest-starring roles on “50 States of Fright”,” Star Trek: Discovery”, “Minority Report”, “Messiah”, “Midnight, Texas”, “Deadly Class”, “Vegas,” “Castle,” “CSI,” and “Human Target,” “Falling Skies,” “Caprica,” “Smallville,” and “Stargate Atlantis,”.

Christopher Heyerdahl-AceAlso, in the award-winning children’s series, Are You Afraid of the Dark?. In the year 2017, he was nominated for both the Canadian Screen Award and the Leo Award for his portrayal of Sam on SYFY’s Van Helsing.

Similarly, in 2015, he won a Leo Award for Best Performance by a male (supporting) in a motion picture for “Eadweard” and Best Performance in a Children’s Program for R.L. Ans, Stine’s “The Haunting Hour – Fear Never Knocks” in 2012.

Moreover, in the years 2010 and 2006, this actor won Leo Awards for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for “Sanctuary”. And, also won the Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series respectfully for his performance as Jan Van Der Heyden in “The Collector.”

Christopher Heyerdahl

Caption: Christopher Heyerdahl in ‘Twilight’. Source: Pinterest

Relationship Status

Christopher has never revealed the identity of his wife. But, it is known that he is happily married to a school teacher, and actually, his wife was the one who introduced him to the Twilight Saga. This actor successfully manages to keep his personal info to himself and away from the eyes of the public.

Body Measurements

This actor stands at 6 feet 3 inches or 1.91 m. And, he weighs 194 lbs or 88 kilos. Sadly, his exact vital statistics are unknown at the moment. However, Christopher has a pair of blue eyes and brown hair. He has a slim body and healthy body status.

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Caption: Christopher Heyerdahl clicking a photo. Source: Ace

Social Media and Net Worth

It seems like Christopher is not much active on social media. However, he has a Twitter account ‘@CHeyerdahl’ and has earned over 15.9K followers.

Since launching his career, this actor has appeared in over 100 TV and film titles, all of which have contributed to his wealth. However, his net worth is $4 million.

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