Viggo Mortensen Biography (1958-)

Full name, Viggo Peter Mortensen, Jr.; born October 20, 1958, in New York, NY; son of Viggo Peter (a farm manager and in business) and Grace Mortensen; married Exene Cervenka (a singer, musician, composer, and actress), July 8, 1987 (divorced, March 13, 1998 [some sources cite 1997]); children: Henry Blake(an actor and musician). Addresses: Agent: Jenny Rawlings, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
October 20, 1958
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Scenes deleted) Swing Shift, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Moses Hochleitner, Witness, Paramount, 1985
  • (Scenes deleted) The Purple Rose of Cairo, Orion, 1985
  • Jerome Stample, Salvation! Have You Said Your Prayers Today? (alsoknown as Salvation!), Circle Releasing, 1987
  • Connie Burke, Prison, Eden/Empire Pictures, 1988
  • Green, Fresh Horses, Weintraub Entertainment Group, 1988
  • Let's Get Lost (documentary), Zeitgeist Films, 1988
  • Cameron Dove, The Reflecting Skin (also known as L'enfant miroir), Fugitive Features, 1990
  • Hans, Tripwire, New Line Cinema, 1990
  • John W. Poe, Young Guns II (also known as Hell Bent for Leather and Young Guns II: Blaze of Glory), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990
  • Tex, Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (also known as TCM 3 and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III), New Line Cinema, 1990
  • Frank Roberts, The Indian Runner, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991
  • Carl Fraser, The Young Americans, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1993
  • John E. "Johnny" Faro, Deception (also known as The Missing Link: Ruby Cairo and Ruby Cairo), Majestic Pictures, 1993
  • Lalin, Carlito's Way, Universal, 1993
  • Ronnie, Boiling Point (also known as L'extreme limite), Warner Bros., 1993
  • Wes, Ewangelia wedlug Harry'ego (also known as Desert Lunchand The Gospel according to Harry), Propaganda Films, 1993
  • Homeless man, Floundering, A-pix Entertainment, 1994
  • Phillip, The Crew, Cineville International/LIVE Entertainment, 1994
  • Oh, What a Day! 1914 (short film), 1994
  • Clay, The Passion of Darkly Noon (also known as Darkly Noonand Die Passion des Darkly Noon), Turner Home Entertainment, 1995
  • Hombre, Gimlet, Buena Vista International, 1995
  • Lucifer, The Prophecy (also known as God's Army and God's Secret Army), Dimension Films/Miramax, 1995
  • Nick Davis/David Brandt, American Yakuza, First Look Pictures Releasing, 1995
  • Weapons officer Lieutenant Peter "Weps" Ince, Crimson Tide, BuenaVista, 1995
  • Worthless drug user, Black Velvet Pantsuit, Hodge Podge Productions, 1995
  • Caspar Goodwood, The Portrait of a Lady, Gramercy Pictures, 1996
  • Guy Foucard, Albino Alligator, Miramax, 1996
  • Roy Nord, Daylight, Universal, 1996
  • Juanito, La pistola de mi hermano (also known as My Brother's Gun), Intra Films, 1997
  • Master chief John James "Jack" Urgayle, G.I. Jane, Buena Vista, 1997
  • David Shaw, A Perfect Murder (also known as Dial M for Murder), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Samuel "Sam" Loomis, Psycho, Universal, 1998
  • Walker Jerome, A Walk on the Moon (also known as Blouse Man, Kiss the Sky, Over the Moon, and La tentacion), Miramax, 1999
  • Eddie Boone, 28 Days, Columbia, 2000
  • Aragorn, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (also known as The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Motion Picture), New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Aragorn, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (also known as The Two Towers and Der Herr der Ringe: Die zwei Tuerme), New Line Cinema, 2002
  • Aragorn, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (also knownas The Return of the King and Der Herr der Ringe: Die Rueckkehr des Koenigs), New Line Cinema, 2003
  • Frank T. Hopkins, Hidalgo (also known as Dash), Buena Vista, 2004
  • (In archive footage) Himself, Cheshmane John Malkovich 1: Viggo Mortensen, P&P Productions, 2004
  • Himself, Ringens disipler (short documentary), SF Norge, 2004
  • Narrator, Wild Horse Preservation (short documentary), 2005
  • Tom Stall, A History of Violence, New Line Cinema, 2005
  • Himself, As Smart as They Are: The Author Project (documentary), pbnoj productions, 2005
  • Himself, Ringers: Lord of the Fans (documentary), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005
  • Capitan Diego Alatriste (title role), Alatriste, Estudios Piccaso/Origen Producciones Cinematograficas, 2006
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Bragg, Search for Tomorrow, NBC, 1985
  • Miniseries
  • Lieutenant at LeBoeuf, George Washington, CBS, 1984
  • Movies
  • Delroy, Once in a Blue Moon, 1990
  • James "Jimmy" Kowalski, Vanishing Point, Fox, 1997
  • Specials
  • Tim, "High School Narc," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1985
  • Himself, Aragon, and Strider, Quest for the Ring, Fox, 2001
  • Himself, A Passage to Middle-Earth: Making of "Lord of the Rings,"Sci-Fi Channel, 2001
  • (In archive footage) Aragorn, Lord of the Piercing, MTV, 2002
  • Himself, Making the Movie (also known as Making the Movie: "TheLord of the Rings"), MTV, 2002
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Return to Middle Earth, TheWB, 2002
  • Himself, The Lord of the Rings: The Quest Fulfilled, 2003
  • (In archive footage) Himself and Aragorn, DNZ: The Real Middle Earth, TVN2 (New Zealand), 2004
  • Himself, America's First Horse: Hidalgo and the Spanish Mustang, 2004
  • Journey to Middle Earth: The Lord of the Rings, the Return of the King, Arts and Entertainment, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • First Annual Spaceys, Space Channel, 2003
  • 2003 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Eddie Trumbull, "Red Tape," Miami Vice, NBC, 1987
  • El informal, 2001
  • Charlie Rose (also known as The Charlie Rose Show), PBS, 2002, 2005
  • Caiga quien caiga--CQC, 2003
  • Frids film, TV3 (Denmark), 2003
  • God kveld Norge, 2003
  • Otro rollo con: Adal Ramones (also known as Otro rollo), 2003
  • Tinseltown TV, International Channel, 2003
  • Filmland, 2003, 2004
  • 4Pop, 2003, 2004
  • Comme au cinema (also known as Comme au cinema: le magazineand Comme au cinema: l'emission), 2003, 2005
  • Eigo de shabera-night, 2004
  • Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004
  • Lo + plus, 2004
  • Richard & Judy, Channel 4 (England), 2004
  • Sen kvaell med Luuk, 2004
  • The Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show and Late Show Backstage), CBS, 2004, 2005
  • "A History of Violence," HBO First Look, HBO, 2005
  • Caiga quien caiga, 2005
  • Corazon de ... , Television Espanola (Spain), 2005
  • Dagens Danmark, 2005
  • The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2005
  • Go' aften Denmark, 2005
  • Go' morden Danmark, 2005
  • Le grand journal de canal+, 2005
  • Magacine, 2005
  • (In archive footage) Silenci?, 2005
  • Tout le monde en parle, 2005
  • Stage Appearances
  • Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis,IN, 1985-86
  • Nazi captain, Bent, Coast Playhouse, West Hollywood, CA, c. 1987
  • Live at Beyond Baroque, Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA, 1999
  • Beyond Baroque Live 2, Beyond Baroque, 2004
  • Radio Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Man in the Moon, KCRW (Santa Monica, CA), 1993
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Himself, "Psycho" Path, Universal Studios Home Video, 1999
  • Himself and Aragorn, The Making of "The Lord of the Rings," 2002
  • (In archive footage) Himself, The Saw Is Family: Making "Leatherface," Automat Pictures, 2003
  • Himself, Between Two Worlds: The Making of "Witness," Paramount Home Video, 2005
  • Himself, The Ring Comes Full Circle (short), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Aragorn, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Electronic Arts, 2002
  • Voice of Aragorn, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, EA Games, 2003
  • Albums
  • 1991 (poetry), 1991
  • Don't Tell Me What to Do (music and poetry), c. 1994
  • (With others) One Less Thing to Worry About (music and poetry), TDRSmusic, 1997
  • (With others) Live at Beyond Baroque, 1999
  • One Man's Meat, TDRSmusic, 1999
  • (With others; and producer) The Other Parade (music and poetry), 1999
  • (With Buckethead) Pandemoniumfromamerica, Perceval Press, 2003
  • (With others) Beyond Baroque Live 2, Perceval Press, 2004
  • (With Buckethead) Please Tomorrow, Perceval Press, 2004
  • (With Buckethead) This That and the Other, Perceval Press, 2004
  • (With Buckethead) Intelligence Failure, Perceval Press, 2005
  • Audiobooks
  • Myth: Dreams of the World, 1996
  • Various authors, The New Yorker Out Loud, Mouth Almighty/Mercury,1998
  • (Reader and author of introduction) Dave Eggers, editor, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004, Houghton Mifflin Audio, 2004
  • WRITINGS
  • Poetry
  • Ten Last Night, Illuminati, 1993
  • (And illustrator) Recent Forgeries (with accompanying CD), Smart Art Press, 1998
  • (And illustrator) Coincidence of Memory, Perceval Press, 2002
  • Art Work
  • Errant Vine, Robert Mann Gallery, 2000
  • (And photographer) SignLanguage, Smart Art Press, 2002
  • Un hueco en el sol, Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba, 2003
  • Photography
  • Hole in the Sun, Perceval Press, 2002
  • 45301, Perceval Press, 2003
  • (With Mike Davis, James Mooney, and Sonny Richards) Miyelo, Perceval Press, 2004
  • Mo Te Upoko-o-te-ika/For Wellington, Perceval Press, 2004
  • Linger, Perceval Press, 2005
  • Nonfiction
  • (Author of introduction) Dave Eggers, editor, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004, Houghton Mifflin, 2004
  • (And photographer) The Horse Is Good, Perceval Press, 2004
  • (With others) Twilight of Empire: Responses to Occupation, Perceval Press, 2004
  • (With others) Strange Familiar: The Work of Georg Gudni, PercevalPress, 2005
  • Film Music
  • "Aragorn's Coronation," The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (also known as The Return of the King and Der Herr der Ringe: Die Rueckkehr des Koenigs), New Line Cinema, 2003
  • Albums
  • 1991 (poetry), 1991
  • Don't Tell Me What to Do (music and poetry), c. 1994
  • (With others) One Less Thing to Worry About (music and poetry), TDRSmusic, 1997
  • (With others) Live at Beyond Baroque, 1999
  • One Man's Meat, TDRSmusic, 1999
  • (With others) The Other Parade (music and poetry), 1999
  • (With Buckethead) Pandemoniumfromamerica, Perceval Press, 2003
  • (With others) Beyond Baroque Live 2, Perceval Press, 2004
  • (With Buckethead) Please Tomorrow, Perceval Press, 2004
  • (With Buckethead) This That and the Other, Perceval Press, 2004
  • (With Buckethead) Intelligence Failure, Perceval Press, 2005
  • Music Contributor
  • (Contributor to the accompanying audio CD) Georganne Deen, Western Witch, Season of the (also known as Season of the Western Witch), Perceval Press, 2003
  • (And contributor to the accompanying audio CD) Mark Eleveld, editor, Spoken Word Revolution: Slam, Hip Hop & the Poetry of a New Generation, introduction by Billy Collins, Sourcebooks, c. 2003

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers, Issue 3, Gale, 2003
    Periodicals
    • Detour, September, 1997, pp. 66-70
    • Entertainment Weekly, November 3, 1995, p. 79; June 19, 1998, p. 46; December 21, 2001, pp. 36-37; August 19, 2005, pp. 48-52
    • GQ, April, 2004
    • Interview, June, 1995, p. 70
    • Los Angeles Magazine, December, 1998, p. 56
    • Movieline, August, 1998, pp. 72-73
    • Now, January 23, 2002, pp. 48-49
    • Parade, February 29, 2004, pp. 4-5
    • People Weekly, June 22, 1998, p. 31; November 28, 2005
    • Premiere, February, 1997, pp. 68-69; January, 2003, pp. 48-54, 88;February, 2006, pp. 92-93
    • Progressive, November, 2005, pp. 39-43
    • Red, January, 2002
    • Sun-Times (Chicago), May 31, 1998
    • Time, September 1, 1997, p. 77
    • Tropopkin, October, 1995
    • TV Guide, February 28, 2004, p. 33
    • USA Today, April 21, 1999
    • Vanity Fair, January, 2004
    • Variety, April 7, 2003, p. S48
    • Washington Post, March 4, 2004, pp. C1, C8

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