Christopher Heyerdahl

 

Biography

Half-Norwegian Christopher Heyerdahl is an actor best known for his role as Zor-El in the sci-fi series Smallville, as well as Leonid in the Are You Afraid of the Dark episode “The Thirteenth Floor” and as Nosferatu in the episode “Midnight Madness.”

Born in British Columbia, Canada, he is a gifted hockey player, having played for the Ottawa Senators. His other roles include the characters Halling and Wraith commander Todd in Stargate Atlantis and Pallan in an episode of Stargate SG-1, and the demon Alastair in three episodes of Supernatural. He also bagged the role of Marcus in the film New Moon, an adaptation of the second book in the Twilight Saga. In 2008, he was cast in the sci-fi series Sanctuary as both John Druitt and Bigfoot.
 

Place of Birth

British Columbia, Canada
 

Birth Name

Christopher Heyerdahl
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

Performed at Canada's Stratford Festival in 1989 and 1990

Thor Heyerdahl is a cousin of his father.

He is half Norwegian.
 

Awards

2006: Leo Awards - Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for: "The Collector" (2004). For episode "The Alchemist"
 

Filmography

2011: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2 - Marcus Volturi
2008-2011: Sanctuary (TV series) - Bigfoot/John Druitt/Jack the Ripper
2010: Human Target (TV series) - Connor Dunham
2010: Mirador (TV series) - Grenier
2009: New Moon - Marcus Volturi
2009: Supernatural (TV series) - Alastair
2009: Cadavres - Paolo
2004-2009: Stargate: Atlantis (TV series) - Todd the Wraith/Halling/Male Wraith
2007: Smallville (TV series) - Zor-El
2007: Les soeurs Elliot (TV series) - Alcidez barling
2007: Sanctuary (TV series) - Bigfoot/John Druitt
2007: The Invisible - Dr. Woland
2007: Masters of Horror (TV series) - Rufus Griswold
2007: Killer Wave (TV mini-series) - Stanley Schiff
2006: Le 7e round (TV series) - Arthur Kennedy
2006: Whistler (TV series) - Justin Talbert
2006: Psych (TV series) - Long Hair
2006: The Dead Zone (TV series) - Zed
2006: Saved (TV series) - John the Baptist
2006: The Collector (TV series) - Jan van der Heyden
2005: Kamataki - Scott
2005: Into the West (TV mini-series) - James 'Jim' Ebbets
2005: The Outlander - Mike l'Irlandais
2004: Blade: Trinity - Caulder
2004: Life As We Know It (TV series) - Mr. Mitchell
2004: Catwoman - Rocker
2004: Kingdom Hospital (TV series) - Reverend Jimmy Criss/Reveren Jimmy Criss
2004: The Chronicles of Riddick - Helion Politico
2004: Le dernier tunnel - Smiley
2003: Jeremiah (TV series) - Paul Wiel
2003: Les aventures tumultueuses de Jack Carter
2003: Stargate SG-1 (TV series) - Pallan
2003: Andromeda (TV series) - Gaiton
2002-2003: John Doe (TV series) - Dr. Hillman
2002: Just Cause (TV series) - Dr. Tolkien
2002: Matthew Blackheart: Monster Smasher (TV movie) - Dr. Jacob Mortas
2002: Aftermath - Evan Harper
2001: Nowhere in Sight - Lewis Gills
2001: La loi du cochon - Jodorowsky (Junkie)
2001: Varian's War (TV movie) - Marius Franken
2000: La Femme Nikita (TV series) - Colin Starnes
2000: The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (TV series) - D'Artagnan
2000: Nuremberg (TV mini-series) - Ernst Kaltenbrunner
2000: Believe - Thad Stiles
2000: Press Run - Mickey Collins
1999: Babel - Preficator
1999: Requiem for Murder - Det. Lou Heinz
1999: Fish Out of Water - Bobby Fish
1999: 2 freres (TV series) - Bobby Vieira
1998: Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft (TV movie) - Howard P. Lovecraft
1998: The Ghosts of Dickens' Past - Charles Dickens
1997: The Education of Little Tree - Pine Billy
1997: The Hunger (TV series) - Arthur
1997: The Peacekeeper - Hettinger
1997: Affliction - Frankie Lacoy
1997: Bleeders - Narrator
1997: Habitat - Eric Thornton
1997: The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (TV movie) - Fellow Gambler #2
1997: Lassie (TV series) - Alfred Kraus
1996: Coyote Run - Judd Lush
1996: Silent Trigger - O'Hara
1996: Rowing Through - Paul Enquist
1996: Twists of Terror (TV movie) - Darien
1994: Highlander III: The Sorcerer - Ponytail
1994: The Maharaja's Daughter (TV mini-series) - Walt
1994: Warriors - Milo
1993: Are You Afraid of the Dark? (TV series) - Leonid/Nosferatu
1987: 21 Jump Street (TV series) - Jake
 

Nickname

Chris
 

Height

6' 4" (1.93 m)

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