Christopher Heyerdahl
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Christopher Heyerdahl
British Columbia, Canada
Birth date
September 18, 1963
Active Years

Christopher Heyerdahl is a Canadian actor who has had roles in many prominent television shows such as Sanctuary, Stargate: Atlantis and Hell on Wheels and movies such as Babel, Catwoman and The Twilight Saga.

Early LifeEdit

Heyerdahl was born in the mountains of British Columbia and is of Norwegian and Scottish descent. Thor Heyerdahl, the famous Norwegian anthropologist who led the first archaeological expedition to Easter Island was his father's cousin.


Heyerdahl is known for his role as Leonid in the Are You Afraid of the Dark? episode "The Thirteenth Floor" and as Nosferatu in the episode "Midnight Madness". He played the characters Halling and Wraith commander Todd in Stargate Atlantis, and Pallan in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Revisions". He played H.P. Lovecraft in the movie Out of Mind (1998) and a punk, new at drug dealing, in Cadavres. He played the part of the demon Alastair in three episodes of Supernatural. He also played the part of Zor-El in the television series Smallville, as well as playing John Druitt and Bigfoot in the series Sanctuary.

He had a role in the feature film The Twilight Saga: New Moon, an adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's second book in her Twilight Saga. In this film, he played a vampire, Marcus, who is part of a powerful Italian family called the Volturi. He will reprise that role in both parts of Breaking Dawn, the two part adaption of the fourth book in the Twilight Saga.

He played the part of Dieter Braun in True Blood during the show's 5th season, which aired summer 2012. Heyerdahl plays the role of 'The Swede' in the AMC television series Hell on Wheels in 2011 and 2012.

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