Peter Stormare

Full / Real Name: Peter Storm
Born: 27 August 1953 (66 years old)
Gender: Male



Add to Actor Favourites


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)
Awakenings (1990)
Riflessi in un cielo scuro (1991)aka Reflections in a Dark Sky
Freud flyttar hemifrån (1991) aka Freud's Leaving Home
Damage (1992)
Fargo (1996)
Polygraphe, Le (1997) aka Polygraph
Playing God (1997)
Hamilton (1998)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Mercury Rising (1998)
Somewhere in the City (1998)
Armageddon (1998)
8MM (1999)
Amor nello specchio (1999)
aka Love in the Mirror
The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
Bruiser (2000)
Circus (2000)
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Chocolat (2000)
Happy Campers (2001)
13 Moons (2002)
Bad Company (2002)
The Beatle Fan (2002)
Windtalkers (2002)
Minority Report (2002)
Spun (2002)
The Tuxedo (2002)
The Movie Hero (2003)
Bad Boys II (2003)
Birth (2004)
Constantine (2005)
2001 Maniacs (2005)
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Nacho Libre (2006)
Unknown (2006)
One Night with You (2006)
Premonition (2007)
Hoppet (2007)
Boot Camp (2007)
Anamorph (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)
Mercenaries (2005)
Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale II (2002)

 Rock Star
Stormare as Abruzzi on Prison Break

Television Roles



Werner Zytle / Count Vertigo

Wilson Polley

Max Kupala

George 'Binky' Babinkian

Aaron Cohen

Martun Sarkissian

Drago Zankovic


Gunter Hanzig

Chance Gilbert

Chance Gilbert

Petya Lovak

Interpol Agent Martin Källström

John Abruzzi

John Abruzzi

Cyrus Polk

Jack Tarrant

Slippery Pete



Dr Simms




New on TV today: Sunday 9 August

Follow a journey down Blood Road on SABC3 or do some more Flirty Dancing on BBC Lifestyle.

2020 SAMAs: all the winners

The full winners list for the 26th awards, including Record of the Year and the International Achievement Award from Friday's #ForThaClub.

New on TV today: Saturday 8 August

Musical comedy-drama Katy Keene starts on M-Net as CBS Reality finds 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.

Road to Destiny Teasers - September 2020

Luis is found not guilty but lands up in jail!

Shadows from the Past Teasers - September 2020

Candela has an accident. Also, Emanuel is missing.

Along Came Love Teasers - September 2020

Luciana warns David not to fall for Graciela's tricks. Also, Mark takes Susan hostage.

New on TV today: Friday 7 August

Discover the secret world of Tiny Creatures on Netflix or learn about The Persians on BBC Earth.

Meet Uzalo's Criminal Enemy No. 1

Hold your breath KwaMashu... this is the intel on the new badge in town, played by Jet Novuka. 10 things you must know.

The Way To Paradise 3 Teasers - September 2020

New season alert! Eight months have passed and Martin escapes. Also, Valentina is kidnapped.

The Way To Paradise 2 Teasers - September 2020

Season 2 finale! Cahlo gives kill instructions.


More activity at TVSA Central



10-Day Clean Eating Challenge


You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.