Bo Svenson

Actor, Hockey player, Race car driver
At 6'5", with broad shoulders and blond hair, Bo Svenson is the American image of the big, lumbering Swede, a part he played in his first American series, "Here Come the Brides" (ABC, 1968-70). Svenson left his native ... Read more »
Born: 02/13/1941 in Sweden

Filmography

Actor (59)

Legacy Short Movie 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Non-Stop 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Inglorious Bastards 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Inglourious Basterds 2009 (Movie)

American Colonel (Actor)

Raising Jeffrey Dahmer 2005 (Movie)

Detective John Amos (Actor)

Kill Bill Vol. 2 2004 (Movie)

Reverend Harmony (Actor)

Mary Higgins Clark's I'll Be Seeing You 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Heartless 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Solitude Point 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 (Movie)

Captain Pollard (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1989, 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Obsession 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Savage Land 1994 (Movie)

Jebidiah Hawkins (Actor)

Steel Frontier 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Commish 1988 - 1989, 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tides of War 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Three Days to a Kill 1991 (Movie)

Rick Masters (Actor)

Beyond the Door III 1990 (Movie)

The Professor (Actor)

Delta Force Commando 1990 (Movie)

Colonel Keitel (Actor)

Steele's Law 1990 (Movie)

Sheriff Barnes (Actor)

The Kill Reflex 1989 (Movie)

Drug Lord (Actor)

Andy Colby's Incredibly Awesome Adventure 1988 (Movie)

Kor the Conqueror (Actor)

Curse II: The Bite 1988 (Movie)

The Sheriff (Actor)

Deep Space 1988 (Movie)

Captain Robertson (Actor)

Primal Rage 1988 (Movie)

Etheridge (Actor)

Mania 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Choke Canyon 1986 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

Heartbreak Ridge 1986 (Movie)

Roy Jennings (Actor)

The Delta Force 1986 (Movie)

Captain Campbell (Actor)

Thunder Warrior 2 1986 (Movie)

Sheriff Roger (Actor)

White Phantom 1986 (Movie)

Colonel Slater (Actor)

Wizards of the Lost Kingdom 1985 (Movie)

Kor (Actor)

I Do, I Don't 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Jealousy 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Daredevils 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Manhunt 1983 (Movie)

Sheriff (Actor)

Deadly Impact 1982 (Movie)

Cop (Actor)

Thunder 1982 (Movie)

Sheriff Bill Cook (Actor)

Walking Tall 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

North Dallas Forty 1979 (Movie)

Jo Bob Priddy (Actor)

Virus 1979 (Movie)

Major Carter (Actor)

Battle of the Network Stars IV 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Breaking Point 1976 (Movie)

Michael McBain (Actor)

Final Chapter - Walking Tall 1976 (Movie)

Buford Pusser (Actor)

Special Delivery 1976 (Movie)

Jack Murdock (Actor)

Part 2 Walking Tall 1975 (Movie)

Buford Pusser (Actor)

The Great Waldo Pepper 1975 (Movie)

Axel Olsson (Actor)

Frankenstein 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Hitched 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

You'll Never See Me Again 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Maurie 1972 (Movie)

Jack Twyman (Actor)

Lost Treasure 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Here Come the Brides 1968 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Gold of the Amazon Women (TV Show)

Actor

Snowbeast (TV Show)

Actor

Target Risk (TV Show)

Actor

The Bravos (TV Show)

Actor

Three (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

Legacy Short Movie 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Road Home 1995 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Legacy Short Movie 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

At 6'5", with broad shoulders and blond hair, Bo Svenson is the American image of the big, lumbering Swede, a part he played in his first American series, "Here Come the Brides" (ABC, 1968-70). Svenson left his native Sweden at age 17 and moved to Wisconsin where he worked on a cousin's farm before joining the US Marines (1959-65). After his military service, Svenson settled in Florida, where he earned his living in various jobs, including professional race car driver. A role in the chorus of a production of "South Pacific" and a guest stint on an episode of "Flipper" convinced Svenson to relocate to NYC to pursue an acting career. After making minor appearances in off-off-Broadway productions, he landed a role in "Pigeons Don't Cry" which led him to Hollywood.

Relationships

Birger Ragnar Svenson

Father

Lola Iris Viola Johansson Svenson

Mother

Maja Svenson

Daughter

Pia Svenson

Daughter

Lisa Hartmann-Berg

Wife
married on December 30, 1966

EDUCATION

Meiji University

1960 - 1963

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 1970 - 1974

Milestones

1986

Co-starred, "Delta Force"

1981

Starred in TV series version of "Walking Tall"

1975

Assumed role of Buford Pusser in "Walking Tall, Part II"

1973

Feature debut in "Maurie/Big Mo"

1973

Played the 'Creature' in "Frankenstein" (ABC)

1970

First TV-movie, "Lost Treasure" (CBS)

1967

New York stage debut, "Pigeons Don't Cry"

1966

TV debut, episode of "Flipper"

1966

Stage debut, Florida production of "South Pacific"

1959

Joined U.S. Marine Corps.

1958

Came to United States

TV series debut as Big Swede in "Here Come the Brides" (ABC)

Bonus Trivia

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While in the Marines, Svenson served in Cuba during the 1962 Missile Crisis.

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Svenson was the Far East Heavyweight Division Judo Champion (third degree black belt) in 1961.

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