Dolph Lundgren

Actor, Producer, Model
Despite being a world-class athlete and a gifted student, Dolph Lundgren received little respect from fans and critics, who dismissed his real-life accomplishments and pigeonholed him as a stiff muscle-bound action ... Read more »
Born: 11/03/1957 in Sweden


Actor (59)

Arrow 2016 (Tv Show)


Riot 2016 (Movie)

William (Actor)

4Got10 2015 (Movie)

Agent Rooker (Actor)

Kindergarten Cop 2 2015 (Movie)

Agent Reed (Actor)

Shark Lake 2015 (Movie)

Clint Gray (Actor)

Skin Trade 2015 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

War Pigs 2015 (Movie)

Captain Picault (Actor)

Workaholics 2015 (Tv Show)


Ambushed 2014 (Movie)


Command Performance 2014 (Movie)

Joe Reynolds (Actor)

Direct Contact 2014 (Movie)

Mike Riggins (Actor)

Icarus 2014 (Movie)


The Expendables 3 2014 (Movie)

Gunner (Actor)

Battle of the Damned 2013 (Movie)


Hidden Agenda 2013 (Movie)

Jason Price (Actor)

Race to the Scene 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)


Small Apartments 2013 (Movie)

Dr. Sage Mennox (Actor)

The Package 2013 (Movie)

The German (Actor)

Legendary 2012 (Movie)


Stash House 2012 (Movie)


The Expendables 2 2012 (Movie)

Gunner Jensen (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)


Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning 2012 (Movie)

Andrew Scott (Actor)

Dungeon Siege 2 2011 (Movie)


One In the Chamber 2011 (Movie)


The Expendables 2010 (Movie)

Gunner Jensen (Actor)

Universal Soldier: Regeneration 2010 (Movie)


The Final Inquiry 2007 (Movie)

Brixos (Actor)

I Love the '80s: 3D 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)


The Russian Specialist 2006 (Movie)


Detention 2004 (Movie)


The Last Patrol 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


Agent Red 1999 (Movie)

Matt Hendricks (Actor)

The Minion 1997 (Movie)


Johnny Mnemonic 1995 (Movie)

Street Preacher (Actor)

Men of War 1994 (Movie)


Pentathalon 1994 (Movie)

Eric Brogar (Actor)

The Shooter 1994 (Movie)

Michael Dane (Actor)

Army of One 1993 (Movie)

Santee (Actor)

Universal Soldier 1992 (Movie)

Andrew Scott (Actor)

Cover-Up 1991 (Movie)

Mike Anderson (Actor)

Showdown in Little Tokyo 1991 (Movie)

Detective Chris Kenner (Actor)

I Come in Peace 1990 (Movie)

Jack Caine (Actor)

Red Scorpion 1989 (Movie)

Red Scorpion (Actor)

The Punisher 1989 (Movie)

Frank Castle--The Punisher (Actor)

Masters of the Universe 1987 (Movie)

He-Man (Actor)

From Hawaii With Love 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)


A View to a Kill 1985 (Movie)

Venz (Actor)

Rocky IV 1985 (Movie)

Drago (Actor)

Blackjack (TV Show)


Bridge of Dragons (TV Show)


Silent Trigger (TV Show)


Storm Catcher (TV Show)


Sweepers (TV Show)


The Peacekeeper (TV Show)


Tied Up (TV Show)


Tour De Pharmacy (TV Show)

Director (3)

Command Performance 2014 (Movie)


Icarus 2014 (Movie)


The Russian Specialist 2006 (Movie)

Producer (2)

Skin Trade 2015 (Movie)


Pentathalon 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

Skin Trade 2015 (Movie)



Despite being a world-class athlete and a gifted student, Dolph Lundgren received little respect from fans and critics, who dismissed his real-life accomplishments and pigeonholed him as a stiff muscle-bound action star. In reality, the Swede held a master's degree in chemical engineering and studied on three continents while mastering seven languages. But the general public remembered him best as 1980s Soviet monster Ivan Drago in "Rocky IV" (1985), real-life cartoon He-Man in "Masters of the Universe" (1987) or Jean-Claude Van Damme's reanimated nemesis in "Universal Soldier" (1992). Linked at one time to the equally striking Grace Jones - who arranged for his cameo in the James Bond movie "A View to a Kill" (1985) - Lundgren spent most of his career in low-budget action and science fiction films, many of which went straight-to-video. He reclaimed and revitalized his image, however, with a flashy turn in the ultimate action movie, "The Expendables" (2010), directed by friend Sylvester Stallone. Long labeled a second-string action hero, Lundgren's real-life complexity, intelligence and business savvy called for a reappraisal of the actor's potential and for some much-deserved respect that long eluded him.


Grace Jones Actor

Met when she hired him as her bodyguard; lived together in the 1980s Couple co-starred in his screen debut, "A View to a Kill" (1985) No longer together

Karl Lundgren


Ida Lundgren

Born April 29, 1996 in Stockholm, Sweden; mother Anette Qviberg-Lundgren

Johan Lundgren

Older; worked in offshore oil technology

Greta Lundgren

Born November 2001 in Stockholm, Sweden; mother Anette Qviberg-Lundgren

Anette Qviberg

Met in 1990 Lundgren proposed at midnight on New Year's Eve during press tour for "Universal Soldier" (1993) Married Feb. 27, 1994 in Stockholm; honeymooned in Marrakech Couple filed for divorce in March 2011


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge , Massachusetts
attended on Fulbright scholarship

University of Sydney

Sydney , New South Wales 1982

Royal Institute of Technology

Washington State University

Pullman , Washington



Reprised role of Gunnar Jensen in "The Expendables 2"


Guest starred on NBC's "Chuck"; character he played was inspired by "Rocky IV's" Drago


Cast as drug-addicted assassin Gunnar Jensen alongside an ensemble cast, including Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, in "The Expendables"


Reteamed with Van Damme in "Universal Soldier: Regeneration"


Wrote, directed and starred in "Missionary Man," which he described as a modern day Western


Directed his second feature "The Mechanik"; also co-wrote and acted


Made a cameo in the British comedy feature "Fat Slags"


Directorial debut, "The Defender"; also starred in film


Played a human killing machine in "Bridge of Dragons"


TV-movie debut, "Silent Trigger" (HBO)


Served as unofficial TV network lobbyist and official team leader for the U.S. modern pentathlon squad at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA


Cast in "Johnny Mnemonic," co-starring Keanu Reeves


Moved to NYC; became involved with the Ensemble Studio Theater


Started a theater company called Group of Eight


Met and befriended leading U.S. modern pentathletes Mike Gostigian and Rob Stull while training for role in "Pentathlon"


Feature producing debut (as executive producer), "Pentathlon"; also acted


Formed production company Thor Pictures


Co-starred opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in sci-fi action feature "Universal Soldier"; cast as a resurrected cyborg warrior with a necklace of human ears


Released an exercise video entitled "Maximum Potential" based on his own daily workout


First starring role in a film, playing He-Man in "Masters of the Universe"


TV debut, guested on "Bob Hope's Royal Command Performance From Sweden" on NBC


Feature debut, a walk-on as a KGB agent in "A View to a Kill" (in which Jones played a villain)


Breakthrough feature role as the title character's Soviet nemesis Ivan Drago in "Rocky IV"


Moved to the U.S. to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Fulbright Scholar


Won the Australian heavyweight division title


Won the European Heavyweight Full-Contact Karate Championship two years in a row


Began training in the martial arts at age 14 (date approximate)

Grew up in Scandanavia and Germany

Received a second-degree black belt in karate

Represented Sweden in heavyweight martial arts championships as captain of national karate team

Met pop singer Grace Jones backstage while doing security at one of her concerts; began dating her and making public appearances together

Worked the door alongside Chazz Palminteri at NYC nightclub The Limelight

In NYC, met acting coach Warren Robertson who encouraged him to act

Did some modeling with little success; was deemed "a bit too tall and muscular for a model's size 40"

Completed basic training with the Swedish Marine Corps as an instructor in hand-to-hand combat and anti-chemical warfare

Bonus Trivia


Lundgren had an IQ of 160 and earned a Fulbright scholarship to study chemical engineering at MIT.