Peter Stormare is a Swedish actor and director best known for his roles as eccentric, often European, villains in films and TV shows.
He is best known to television audiences for his role as John Abruzzi on the action drama series Prison Break.
Born in Arbra, Sweden, Stormare began his acting career at the Royal National Theatre of Sweden where performed for eleven years.
In 1990 he took over the directorship of Tokyo's Globe Theatre where he directed numerous Shakespearean plays.
During this time he also appeared in various foreign language feature films and made-for-TV movies including Mälarpirater (1987) aka Pirates of the Lake and Riflessi in un cielo scuro (1991) aka Reflections in a Dark Sky.
In 1990 he was cast as a neurochemist in the US film Awakenings and in 1993 he relocated to New York, working in both America and Sweden.
In 1998 he made his US TV debut in an episode of Seinfeld where he played Slippery Pete and went on to guest roles in the television series Joey and Watching Ellie.
In 2003 he played Ernst Röhm in the Canadian made-for-TV movie Hitler: The Rise of Evil and in 2005 he was cast as John Abruzzi in Prison Break.
Stormare has had (or will have) roles in the following films:
Frusna leoparden, Den (1986)
Mälarpirater aka Pirates of the Lake (1987)
Riflessi in un cielo scuro (1991)aka Reflections in a Dark Sky
Freud flyttar hemifrån (1991) aka Freud's Leaving Home
Polygraphe, Le (1997) aka Polygraph
Playing God (1997)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Mercury Rising (1998)
Somewhere in the City (1998)
Amor nello specchio (1999)
aka Love in the Mirror
The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Happy Campers (2001)
13 Moons (2002)
Bad Company (2002)
The Beatle Fan (2002)
Minority Report (2002)
The Tuxedo (2002)
The Movie Hero (2003)
Bad Boys II (2003)
2001 Maniacs (2005)
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Nacho Libre (2006)
One Night with You (2006)
Boot Camp (2007)
Tatt av kvinnen (2007) aka Gone with the Woman
The Horsemen (2007)
Witless Protection (2008)
Stormare has also done voiceovers for the following video games:
The Bard's Tale (2004)
Quake 4 (2005)
Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale II (2002)
Stormare as Abruzzi on Prison Break