Daniel Bernhardt

Daniel Bernhardt is one of a very small club of European martial arts aficionados who have kicked and chopped their way into movies and TV. His path to get there was a unique one: originally trained as an architectural ... Read more »
Born: 08/31/1965 in Worblaufen BE, CH

Filmography

Actor (16)

Precious Cargo 2016 (Movie)

Simon (Actor)

Castle 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

John Wick 2014 (Movie)

Kirill (Actor)

Knock 'Em Dead 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Parker 2013 (Movie)

Kroll (Actor)

Creature 2011 (Movie)

Lockjaw (Actor)

Children of Wax 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Cutter 2005 (Movie)

Dirk (Actor)

Tornado: Nature Unleashed 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Matrix Reloaded 2003 (Movie)

Agent Johnson (Actor)

Bloodsport III 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite 1996 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Bloodsport 4 1987 (Movie)

John Keller (Actor)

Mortal Kombat: Conquest (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect Target (TV Show)

Actor

True Vengeance (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Daniel Bernhardt is one of a very small club of European martial arts aficionados who have kicked and chopped their way into movies and TV. His path to get there was a unique one: originally trained as an architectural drafter, the Swiss national was discovered in his early 20s by a modeling agency, and his angular looks won him steady work in that profession. While still a student, Bernhardt opened a martial arts studio. The combat arts and modeling combined to get Bernhardt a job opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in a TV ad, and soon after this he was tapped to replace the Belgian muscleman as the lead in the "Bloodsport" franchise. The newly anointed star played Alex Cardo in two installments of the martial artist vs. bad guys series, specifically "Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite" (1996) and the straight-to-video "Bloodsport III" (1997), while he played a different character, John Keller, in "Bloodsport 4: The Dark Kumite" (1999). He spent the rest of the 1990s taking similar roles in straight-to-video productions in the same genre, as well as a regular part in "Mortal Kombat: Conquest," the TV series based on the popular video game. The following decade, his skills and looks were put to good use in the second installment of the popular "Matrix" film franchise, "The Matrix Reloaded" (2003), in which he played one of the menacing, sunglasses-wearing FBI men, Agent Johnson. The film vaulted Bernhardt into more substantial roles than those early in his career.

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