Christopher Heyerdahl

Christopher Heyerdahl (born September 18, 1963) is a Canadian actor who has had roles in many television shows and movies.

Heyerdahl is primarily known for his recurring role as "The Swede" in AMC's Hell on Wheels. He is also 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 film Out of Mind: The Stories of H. P. Lovecraft (1998) and a punk, new at drug dealing, inCadavres (2009).

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.[3]

He had a role in the feature film 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 reprised 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 on True Blood during the show's 5th season, which aired summer 2012. Heyerdahl also plays the role of Thor Gundersen/"The Swede", in the AMC television series Hell on Wheels from 2011 through its concluding season (2016).

Known For


Cast Credits

Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (2016)
Guest starring as Arvid
Van Helsing (2016)
Starring as Sam (5 episodes)
12 Monkeys (2015)
Guest starring as The Keeper
  • Episode 2x09: Hyena (Jun 13, 2016)
The Player (2015)
Guest starring as Ivan Mislav
Minority Report (2015)
Guest starring as Dr. Lionel Gray (3 episodes)
Gotham (2014)
Guest starring as Jack Gruber (2 episodes)
Rush (2014)
Guest starring as Martin Arrisson
Beauty and the Beast (2012)
Guest starring as Dr. Nicholas Markus
Arrow (2012)
Guest starring as Damien Darhk Cut-Out
Vegas (2012)
Guest starring as Cal Sprouse
Hell on Wheels (2011)
Starring as Thor Gunderson / The Swede (17 episodes)
Guest starring as Thor Gunderson / The Swede (9 episodes)
Falling Skies (2011)
Guest starring as Duane Pickett
Caprica (2010)
Guest starring as Kevin Reikle (3 episodes)
Human Target (2010)
Guest starring as Connor Graham
Nikita (2010)
Guest starring as Matthew Collins
Castle (2009)
Guest starring as Jacque Henri
  • Episode 5x16: Hunt (Feb 25, 2013)
Sanctuary (2008)
Starring as John Druitt
Starring as Bigfoot
True Blood (2008)
Guest starring as Dieter Braun (6 episodes)
Psych (2006)
Guest starring as Long Hair
  • Episode 1x01: Pilot (Jul 7, 2006)
Masters of Horror (2005)
Guest starring as Rufus Griswold
Supernatural (2005)
Guest starring as Alastair (3 episodes)
Stargate Atlantis (2004)
Guest starring as Halling (7 episodes)
Guest starring as Male Wraith
Guest starring as Wraith (2 episodes)
Guest starring as Wraith Leader (3 episodes)
Andromeda (2000)
Guest starring as Gaiton
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Guest starring as Marc Ratelle
Stargate SG-1 (1997)
Guest starring as Pallan