Cast Members

Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede

Swede

Christopher Heyerdahl is internationally known for his role as the ancient Volturi vampire, Marcus in the Twilight film franchise, his dual roles of John Druitt and Bigfoot in SyFy’s hit series Sanctuary, and HBO’s True Blood portraying the ancient and powerful vampire, Dieter Braun.

Most recently, Heyerdahl shot a leading role alongside Susan Sarandon, Donald Sutherland and Ellen Burstyn in the indie crime-drama, The Calling. Other film credits include The Ghosts of Dickens' Past, in which he starred as Charles Dickens, and the French films Le Dernier Tunnel Cadavres and La Loi Du Cochon.

Heyerdahl has an impressive list of television credits including recurring roles on Supernatural, Caprica, Smallville, Human Target, Stargate Atlantis, the award-winning children’s series Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and the Gemini Award winning television movie Out Of Mind: The Stories Of H.P. Lovecraft. Recent guest roles include Vegas, Castle, CSI, Falling Skies, and Steven Spielberg’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning mini-series Into The West for Dreamworks/TNT.

In May 2012, Heyerdahl won a Leo Award for Best Performance in a Children’s Program for R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour – Fear Never Knocks. Additionally, in 2006 and 2010 Heyerdahl won Leo Awards for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for Sanctuary, and Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for his performance as Jan Van Der Heyden in The Collector. In 2009, Heyerdahl was nominated for Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for Sanctuary- Revelations Part 2 and a Gemini Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series, also for Sanctuary.

On stage, Heyerdahl has a long list of theatre credits including Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Changeling, Knight of the Burning Pestle, The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum, The Last Comedy, and Savage/Love, to name a few.

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