Peter Stormare Net Worth

Peter Stormare Net Worth is
$5 Million

Peter Stormare Biography

This Swedish actor, theatre director started his career in 1978. He’s best acknowledged as

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NamePeter Stormare
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 27, 1953
Height1.89 m
ProfessionTelevision producer, Musician, Film producer, Voice Actor, Playwright, Theatre Director
SpouseToshimi Stormare (m. 2008), Karen Sillas (m. 1989–2006)
ChildrenKelly Stormare, Kaiya Bella Luna Stormare
ParentsGunhild Storm, Karl Ingvar Storm
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
MoviesFargo, Constantine, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Armageddon, The Big Lebowski, Windtalkers, Bad Boys II, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The Brothers Grimm, Clown, The Last Stand, 22 Jump Street, Dancer in the Dark, Lockout, Minority Report, Chocolat, Get the Gringo, 8mm, The Tuxedo, Dark Summer, Bad Company, Penguins of Madagascar, Small Town Murder Songs, Strange Magic, Mercury Rising, The Million Dollar Hotel, Bad Milo!, Premonition, Nacho Libre, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, Autumn Blood, Spun, Hamilton, Hitler: The Rise of Evil, Horsemen, Anamorph, Every Thing Will Be Fine, Insanitarium, Bruiser, The Batman vs. Dracula, Small Apartments, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Somewhere in the City, Bang Bang Baby, Witless Protection, 13 Moons, Henry's Crime, Awakenings, The Movie Hero, 2001 Maniacs, Tai Chi Hero
TV ShowsPrison Break, Watching Ellie

Interesting Facts

1 He and his wife, Toshimi, welcomed a daughter, Kaiya Bella Luna, born May 9, 2009.
2 Son of Karl Ingvar Storm and Gunhild Storm.
3 Whenever possible, he avoids watching himself in either TV shows or films.
4 He's an actor, a writer, a director, and a musician.
5 He moved to New York in 1993. Nowadays he lives in Los Angeles (2007).
6 Peter started his career in Royal Dramatic Theater in Sweden.
7 Released his first album in 2002: "Dallerpölsa och småfåglar".
8 Peter is the owner of a record label: StormVox.
9 Has played a German, (The Big Lebowski (1998)), a Frenchman (Chocolat (2000)), three Russians (Bad Boys II (2003)), Armageddon (1998) and Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (2008)), an Italian (Prison Break (2005)), a Dane (Ekko (2007)), a Norwegian (Switch (2007)) and a Swede (Minority Report (2002)) (The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)).
10 Became an American citizen in the late 1990s.
11 His favorite actor is Gary Oldman.
12 Began using the name Stormare, since there were two Peter Storms at the Swedish Royal Dramatic Theatre.
13 Has a daughter, Kelly (born in March 1989), with former Swedish girlfriend. Of respect to their privacy, Kelly's last-name is not official. He also has another daughter with his present wife. Her name is Kaiya Bella Luna, 4 years old, born May 9 2009.
14 Was a friend of Ethan Coen and Joel Coen long before he was cast in Fargo (1996).
15 He was accidentally hit by Mark Hamill during a fight scene in Hamilton (1998). He has broken his nose four times, last time during the shooting of "Unknown". A nose surgery was done in 2008, to prevent him from going blind on the right eye.
16 In addition to being a stage and screen actor, he was quite prolific as a playwright and a theater director.
17 Discovered by Ingmar Bergman.
18 Plays in a band called Blonde From Fargo.
19 Was offered the part of Eddie the Dane (originally named Eddie the Swede) in Miller's Crossing (1990), but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts.
20 Last name pronounced Stor-mar-e.
21 Godfather of Gustaf Skarsgård.


1 Often cast by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.
2 Tall frame with an imposing physical presence.
3 Often plays extremely quiet, intense and dangerous men with an extreme capacity for violence.
4 Greased back hair
5 Known for playing different nationalities: an American in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), a German in The Big Lebowski (1998), an Italian in _The Brother's Grimm (2005)_ and Prison Break (2005), a French in Chocolat (2000), and a Russian in Armageddon (1998), Bad Boys II (2003), and Educazione siberiana (2013).


1 There are so many people who hate themselves, and I realized early on that you can't change your looks. You have to live with what you've got. And you have to give yourself credit every morning by saying "yes!" -- and that'll help you. But if you dis yourself every morning, it's not good for you mentally, and it won't help your appearance. It's not that I love my looks. But ... it's me. And I cherish the blessing that there's only one me in this world. I'm happy about that fact, and it shines through sometimes.
2 Yeah, prep is very important -- for me, at least. I like to improvise. But if you're the only one improvising, then you can f**k it up for other actors in the scene if you're the only one coming up with new things. Sometimes it can be good, and the director tells you to do something to stir or awaken the actors whom you're playing with, or they do it to you and you have a great reaction. But I think it's the directors who especially need to prepare their work. A lot of young directors today work on digital and run the cameras 24/7, and it's tedious for an actor to do the same scene over and over again. When a director is prepped, you feel very secure, and you become a better actor. He knows what he wants and he's like, "Okay, let's move on to the next scene."
3 They [the Coen Brothers] have an obsession with pancakes. It's a Midwestern thing, I guess. I had never had pancakes. I grew up in Sweden, and I'm not a big fan of pancakes.
4 I've done Hamlet, and no one talks about Hamlet killing five people. No one even talks about sending him to jail. And it's the same thing for a character like Abruzzi. I think people root for him because he's just punishing people who are bad humans in a way. Always in movies and TV, in drama we always root for those characters. Even if they have killed four or five people, they have killed people that we've really disliked. They have done us a service. And he's such a character. That's why I've tried to keep him very Shakespearean. --talking about his character John Abruzzi from Prison Break (2005)
5 Upon receiving the Fargo (1996) script: "Where are all my lines?!"
6 "I was a foreigner, and I knew that most of the parts I would be offered would be foreigners. I knew I could not compete with Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise, and Nicolas Cage, and so I did not fight it. I saw the path I was destined to walk and decided to do the parts that would be offered to me as well as I possibly could." --on his initial career outlook when he first came to the U.S. to act.
7 "I liked the way that film took realistic events and added this slightly out-of-kilter perspective. My character in that film was, in one sense, a caricature of a killer, but there was also a sense of mystery surrounding him that captured the imagination. Fargo (1996) was an exciting experience for me largely because of the approach the Coen brothers took. It was the antithesis of Armageddon (1998). It was low-budget, a very guerrilla-style approach to filmmaking that made its own rules and was very specific in what it was trying to accomplish." --on Fargo (1996).
8 "I grew up in northern Sweden in a very small village and this is exactly the same. It's very strange. It's two hundred small villages linked together. Living here as compared to living in Tokyo, where I lived, or in London or New York, this is so much more like living in the country. You go to bed early and you get up early, even if you're not working. You get up early with the sun and go to bed with the sun. That is much more rural kind of living and it suits me so much better than New York." - On Los Angeles.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Actor in a Canadian Film Small Town Murder Songs (2010)
2003 D.I.F.F. Jury Award Dahlonega International Film Festival Feature Film: Best Song The Movie Hero (2003)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Strange Magic (2015) Alan Cumming

Evan Rachel Wood

Elijah Kelley

Meredith Anne Bull

Sam Palladio

Kristin Chenoweth

Maya Rudolph

Alfred Molina

Kevin Michael Richardson
2016 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Cast in a Television Series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) Seth Green

Rob Paulsen

Sean Astin

Greg Cipes

Mae Whitman

Hoon Lee

Michael Dorn

David Tennant

Eric Bauza
2009 Guldbagge Guldbagge Awards Best Actor (Bästa manliga huvudroll) Varg (2008)
2005 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Supporting Actor The Brothers Grimm (2005)
2001 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actor Dancer in the Dark (2000)
2001 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture Chocolat (2000) Juliette Binoche

Leslie Caron

Judi Dench

Johnny Depp

Alfred Molina

Carrie-Anne Moss

Hugh O'Conor

Lena Olin

John Wood
1997 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo Fargo (1996) Steve Buscemi
1996 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Fargo (1996) William H. Macy

Frances McDormand

Steve Buscemi

Kristin Rudrüd

Harve Presnell



Bang Bang Baby 2014 George
Destiny 2014 Video Game Arach Jalaal, Dead Orbit Merchant (voice)
Mall 2014 Barry
22 Jump Street 2014 The Ghost
Elder Scrolls Online 2014 Video Game Jorunn the Skald King (voice)
Rage 2014 Francis O'Connell
Psych 2014 TV Series Cyrus Polk
Rake 2014 TV Series Jack Tarrant
Sperm Boat 2013 TV Movie Captain
Heatstroke 2013 Mallick
Autumn Blood 2013 The Mayor
The Zero Theorem 2013 Doctor
Phineas and Ferb 2013 TV Series Whiplash
Pain & Gain 2013 Dr. Bjornson
Bad Milo 2013 Highsmith
Educazione siberiana 2013 Ink
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 2013 Sheriff Berringer
The Last Stand 2013 Burrell
Tai Chi Hero 2012 Duke Fleming
Big Top Scooby-Doo! 2012 Video Wulfric von Rydingsvard (voice)
The Secret World 2012 Video Game Dr. Anton Aldini (voice)
Jewtopia 2012 Buck O'Connell
Body of Proof 2012 TV Series Wilson Polley
Lockout 2012 Scott Langral
Get the Gringo 2012 Frank
Small Apartments 2012 Mr. Olivetti
NCIS: Los Angeles 2012 TV Series Interpol Agent Martin Källström
Leverage 2011 TV Series Gunter Hanzig
A Standard Story 2011 Short Bully
Inseparable 2011 Richard
Jägarna 2 2011 Torsten
Wilfred 2011 TV Series Trashface
Marianne 2011 Sven
Hjelp, vi er i filmbransjen 2011 Peter Stormare
Covert Affairs 2011 TV Series Max Kupala
The Wayshower 2011 Prince of Doubt
Ben 10: Ultimate Alien 2011 TV Series King Xarion / King Viktor
Melodifestivalen 2011 2011 TV Mini-Series The Hurricane
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night 2010 Gabriel
Adventure Time 2010 TV Series Sir Slicer / Old Man
Hawaii Five-0 2010 TV Series Drago Zankovic
Janie Jones 2010 Sloan
Henry's Crime 2010 Darek Millodragovic
Small Town Murder Songs 2010 Walter
Weeds 2010 TV Series Chef
Undocumented 2010 Z
Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti 2010 Snufkin (English version, voice)
Isolerad 2010 Micke
Ivory 2010 David Strauss
Prison Break: The Conspiracy 2010 Video Game John Abruzzi (voice)
Convict 2009 Reverand Roy
Entourage 2009 TV Series Aaron Cohen
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 2009 The President (as Peter Stomare)
Wanted: Weapons of Fate 2009 Video Game The Immortal (voice)
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! 2009 TV Series Gorb
Horsemen 2009 David Spitz
The Killing Room 2009 Dr. Phillips
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 2008 Video Game Dr. Gregor Zelinsky
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames 2008 Video Game Mattias Nilsson (voice)
Insanitarium 2008 Video Dr. Gianetti
Transformers: Animated 2008 TV Series Prometheus Black Meltdown
Boot Camp 2008 Norman Hail
Varg 2008 Klemens
Witless Protection 2008 Arthur Grimsley
Monk 2008 TV Series Petya Lovak
Gnomes & Trolls: The Secret Chamber 2008 Prickles (voice)
Orgies and the Meaning of Life 2008 Ivan Michigan
Switch 2007/I Tommen
Ekko 2007 Simon's far
Anamorph 2007 Blair Collet
Gone with the Woman 2007 Glenn
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007 TV Series George 'Binky' Babinkian
They Never Found Her 2007 Short Woods
Premonition 2007/I Dr. Roth
Hoppet 2007 Hotdog man
Prison Break 2005-2007 TV Series John Abruzzi
One Night with You 2006 Steinmetz
Unknown 2006 Snakeskin Boots
Nacho Libre 2006 Emperor
Quake 4 2005 Video Game Pvt. Johann Strauss (voice)
The Batman vs. Dracula 2005 Video Dracula (voice)
The Brothers Grimm 2005 Cavaldi
2001 Maniacs 2005 Professor Ackerman
Constantine 2005 Satan
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction 2005 Video Game Mattias Nilsson (voice)
Joey 2004 TV Series Viktor
The Bard's Tale 2004 Video Game voice, as Peter Storemare
Birth 2004 Clifford
Bad Boys II 2003 Alexei
Hitler: The Rise of Evil 2003 TV Mini-Series Ernst Röhm
Watching Ellie 2002-2003 TV Series Ingvar
The Movie Hero 2003 The Suspicious Character
The Tuxedo 2002 Dr. Simms
Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale II 2002 Video Game Isair (voice)
Minority Report 2002 Dr. Solomon Eddie
Windtalkers 2002 Hjelmstad
Spun 2002 Mullet Cop
The Beatle Fan 2002 Short Albert
Bad Company 2002 Adrik Vas
13 Moons 2002 Slovo
Hamilton 2001 TV Mini-Series Carl Hamilton
Happy Campers 2001 Oberon
Chocolat 2000 Serge Muscat
Dancer in the Dark 2000 Jeff
Circus 2000 Julius
Bruiser 2000 Miles Styles
The Million Dollar Hotel 2000 Dixie
Amor nello specchio 1999 Giovanni Andreini
8MM 1999 Dino Velvet
Purgatory 1999 TV Movie Cavin Guthrie
Armageddon 1998 Lev Andropov
Somewhere in the City 1998 Graham
Seinfeld 1998 TV Series Slippery Pete
Mercury Rising 1998 Shayes
The Big Lebowski 1998 Nihilist #1, Uli Kunkel / 'Karl Hungus'
Hamilton 1998 Hamilton
Larmar och gör sig till 1997 TV Movie Petrus Landahl
Playing God 1997 Vladimir
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 Dieter Stark
Ett sorts Hades 1996 TV Movie Ulf
Swift Justice 1996 TV Series Johnny D.
Fargo 1996 Gaear Grimsrud
Le polygraphe 1996 Christof Haussman
Screen Two 1995 TV Series Byrd
Morsarvet 1993 TV Mini-Series Kapten Bergkvist
Backanterna 1993 TV Movie The Messenger
Damage 1992 Peter Wetzler
Riflessi in un cielo scuro 1991
Freud flyttar hemifrån... 1991 Berra
Awakenings 1990 Neurochemist
Från de döda 1990 Short Schackspelare
Träpatronerna 1984-1988 TV Series Bokhållaren
Mälarpirater 1987 Justus
Den frusna leoparden 1986 Jerry
Seppan 1986 TV Movie Sara's Father
Spanarna 1983 TV Series
Fanny and Alexander 1982 Young Man who Helps Isak with Coffer (uncredited)
Selambs 1979 TV Mini-Series Farm-Hand
Hur bär du dig åt, människa?! 1978 TV Series as Peter Storm
Troll Hunters 2018 filming Mini (voice)
Kook 2018 post-production The Rock God
Legacy 2017 filming Kurt Schlychter
Affinity 2017 pre-production
The Nut Job 2 2017 filming Gunther (voice)
John Wick: Chapter 2 2017 post-production
American Gods 2017 TV Series filming Czernobog
Kill'em All 2017 post-production CIA Agent Holman
False Memory Syndrome 2016 post-production Peter Norton
The Knife Thrower pre-production Kaspar Olofsson
Midnight Sun 2016 TV Series Rutger Burlin
Swedish Dicks 2016 TV Series Ingmar
Longmire 2014-2016 TV Series Chance Gilbert
King of the Dancehall 2016 Pierce Davidson
Rupture 2016/I Terrence
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2015-2016 TV Series Lord Dregg
Those Who Can't 2016 TV Series Conrad Carson
Black Widows 2016 TV Series Folke Lundgren
Manhattan 2014-2015 TV Series Lazar
Graceland 2015 TV Series Martun Sarkissian
Until Dawn 2015 Video Game Dr. Hill (voice)
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero 2015 TV Series Rufus
Lego Jurassic World 2015 Video Game Dieter Stark (voice, as Peter Stomare)
Arrow 2014-2015 TV Series Werner Zytle Count Vertigo
Every Thing Will Be Fine 2015 Editor
Strange Magic 2015 Thang (voice)
Dark Summer 2015 Stokes
Clown 2014 Karlsson
Penguins of Madagascar 2014 Corporal (voice)
The 11th Hour 2014/I The Russian


Orgies and the Meaning of Life 2008 executive producer
The Screaming Cocktail Hour 2004 TV Series executive producer
The Movie Hero 2003 executive producer
Bergman: On Stage 1994 TV Movie documentary co-producer


Strange Magic 2015 performer: "I Gotta Feeling"
Switch 2007/I lyrics: "Can't take my eyes of you" / music: "Can't take my eyes of you"
Spun 2002 "Spun", "Circles"
Dancer in the Dark 2000 performer: "I'VE SEEN IT ALL"

Music Department

Garden Party Massacre title music vocal post-production
Orgies and the Meaning of Life 2008 music supervisor
Soldier of God 2005 composer: additional music


The Screaming Cocktail Hour 2004 TV Series
Bergman: On Stage 1994 TV Movie documentary concept


Making Witless: The Cast on the Cast 2008 Video short special thanks
Black Irish 2007 very special thanks
One Taste Is Never Enough... The Pleasures of 'Chocolat' 2000 TV Movie documentary special thanks


Arga snickaren VIP 2016 TV Series Himself
Dark Summer: A Conversation with Peter Stormare 2015 Video short Himself
Hellenius Hörna 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
BingoLotto 2001-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Bergs bärbara talkshow 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Piers Morgan's Life Stories 2013 TV Series Himself
Gomorron 1996-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Repotage om Jägarna 2 / ...
Babben & co 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Efter Tio 2008 TV Series Himself
Sommarkrysset 2007-2008 TV Series Himself
Videokväll hos Luuk 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Making Witless: The Cast on the Cast 2008 Video short Himself
The Musicians of Witless Protection 2008 Video short Himself
Stjärnorna på slottet 2007-2008 TV Series Himself
Senkveld med Thomas og Harald 2007 TV Series Himself
Journey Into the Unknown 2007 Video documentary Himself
Making of 'Prison Break' 2006 Video documentary short John Abruzzi
Nobody Wants Your Film 2005 Documentary Himself
Making a Scene 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Sen kväll med Luuk 2004 TV Series Himself
The Screaming Cocktail Hour 2004 TV Series Himself
Bad Boys II: Production Diaries 2003 Video documentary Himself
Windtalkers: Actors Boot Camp 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Minnesota Nice 2003 Video short documentary Himself
Flash of a Dream 2002 Documentary Jacob A. Riis (voice)
Allsång på Skansen 2002 TV Series Himself
Söndagsöppet 2002 TV Series Himself
Så ska det låta 2002 TV Series Himself
Choreography: Creating Vincent Paterson's Dance Sequences 2000 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Von Trier's 100 øjne 2000 Documentary Himself
One Taste Is Never Enough... The Pleasures of 'Chocolat' 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself - 'Serge'
Hamilton bakom kulisserna 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bergman: On Stage 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Prison Break 2007-2008 TV Series John Abruzzi
Seinfeld: Inside Look 2007 TV Series documentary short Slippery Pete
Sendung ohne Namen 2003 TV Series documentary Gaear Grimsrud
Gomorron 1997-2002 TV Series Himself

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