Christopher Heyerdahl is a Canadian actor best know for his roles as "Bigfoot / John Druitt" in Syfy's "Sancturary", "Todd the Wraith / Halling / Male Wraith" in Syfy's "Stargate: Atlantis", "The Swede / Thor Gundersen" in AMC's "Hell on Wheels", "Alastair" in The CW's "Supernatural" and "Dieter Braun" in HBO's "True Blood". He currently portrays Sam in Syfy's Van Helsing.
He is of Norwegian and Scottish descent, abd was born in the mountains of British Columbia. His family emigrated from Norway to Canada in the 1950's. Heyerdahl fluently speaks Norwegian and studied for some time at the University of Oslo.
Chris first project was in 1987, he portrayed Jake in the original 21 Jump Street film. After that, he gained roles is several films and television series to follow, he eventually became known internationally for his incredible performances in film, theatre and television.
He's mainly appeared in television roles, mainly minor of recurring such as "Falling Skies, "Castle", "CSI", "Smallville", "Vegas", and many others.
One of his bigger roles were in the Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, he landed a role in the second, thrid and fourth installment as Marcus Volturi.
- Performed at Canada's Stratford Festival two consecutive years, 1989 and 1990.
- Has landed roles as a supernatural creature in several shows.
- Appeared as villains on both Smallville and Gotham.
- Award winner