Arnold Vosloo

Actor
Known for playing villains and terrorists in numerous films and television series (and often mixed up with his North American doppelganger Billy Zane), South African-born actor Arnold Vosloo was an award-winning theatre ... Read more »
Born: 06/16/1962 in South Africa

Filmography

Actor (47)

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grimm 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crisis 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crusade of Vengeance 2014 (Movie)

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Green Lantern: Emerald Knights 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Manhunt (Philo Films) 2014 (Movie)

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Elementary 2013 (Tv Show)

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation 2013 (Movie)

Zartan (Actor)

Bones 2011 (Tv Show)

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NCIS 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Psych 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chuck 2009 (Tv Show)

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Fire and Ice 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009 (Movie)

Zartan (Actor)

Odysseus: Voyage to the Underworld 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Living & Dying 2007 (Movie)

Detective Rick Devlin (Actor)

Blood Diamond 2006 (Movie)

Colonel Coetzee (Actor)

Forgiveness 2006 (Movie)

Tertius Coetzee (Actor)

24 2005 (Tv Show)

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Alias 2004 (Tv Show)

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Agent Cody Banks 2003 (Movie)

Molay (Actor)

Endangered Species 2003 (Movie)

Warden (Actor)

Veritas: The Quest 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The Mummy Returns 2001 (Movie)

Imhotep--The Mummy (Actor)

Charmed 2000 (Tv Show)

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Zalman King's Red Shoe Diaries 1991 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The Mummy 1999 (Movie)

Imhotep--The Mummy (Actor)

Diary of a Serial Killer 1998 (Movie)

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Progeny 1998 (Movie)

Dr Craig Burton (Actor)

Zeus and Roxanne 1997 (Movie)

Claude Carver (Actor)

American Gothic 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Darkman III: Die Darkman Die 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Fallen Angels 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Nash Bridges 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Darkman II: The Return of Durant 1995 (Movie)

Dr Peyton Westlake/Darkman (Actor)

Hard Target 1993 (Movie)

Pik Van Cleaf (Actor)

1492: The Conquest of Paradise 1992 (Movie)

Guevara (Actor)

The Finishing Touch 1991 (Movie)

Mikael Gant (Actor)

Living to Die 1990 (Movie)

Jimmy (Actor)

Buried Alive 1989 (Movie)

Ken Wade (Actor)

Reason to Die 1989 (Movie)

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The Revenger 1989 (Movie)

Mackie (Actor)

The Rutanga Tapes 1989 (Movie)

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Skeleton Coast 1988 (Movie)

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Steel Dawn 1987 (Movie)

Makker (Actor)

Meltdown (TV Show)

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Strange World (TV Show)

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Biography

Known for playing villains and terrorists in numerous films and television series (and often mixed up with his North American doppelganger Billy Zane), South African-born actor Arnold Vosloo was an award-winning theatre actor in his native country prior to making a name for himself in America. He performed in plays throughout the '80s before moving to the States in the early '90s to pursue a film career. His breakthrough role came in the 1993 action-thriller, "Hard Target," directed by John Woo and starring Jean-Claude van Damme. Vosloo landed the role of Pik Van Clear, a murderous thug, after Woo saw him perform in a short-lived stage production of "Salome" on a New York Stage. Vosloo appeared as John the Baptist in the production, which was closed after a mere 18 performances. Yet it was enough for Vosloo to be discovered by Woo, who subsequently cast Vosloo in his upcoming action film. For Vosloo, it was the start of a decades-long career as one of Hollywood's go-to bad guys, which he would perfect in such films as "The Mummy" (1999) and "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" (2009), as well as on the FOX action series, "24" (2001-2010).

EDUCATION

Pretoria University

Milestones

2005

Appeared as villain Habib Marwan in the entire fourth season of "24"

1993

First major role in John Woo's "Hard Target"

Breakout performance as the eponymous villain in "The Mummy"

Bonus Trivia

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Discovered by Director John Woo while acting in a play with Al Pacino

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Is commonly mistaken for actor Billy Zane, with whom he shares a similar appearance

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