Christopher Heyerdahl is a Canadian actor. He is known for playing Wraith Todd in Stargate Atlantis, Sam in Van Helsing, and Thor "The Swede" Gundersen in Hell on Wheels. Heyerdahl also appeared as Marcus Volturi in The Twilight Saga film series.
Heyerdahl is currently 57 years old. He was born on September 18, 1963, in British Columbia, Canada. Talking about his height, he is 6 ft and 3 in (1.91 m) tall. Heyerdahl studied at the University of Oslo.
The 57-year-old is of Norwegian and Scottish descent; his father emigrated from Norway to Canada in the 1950s. Norwegian adventurer and ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl was his father's cousin.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Heyerdahl has an estimated net worth of $4 million as of 2021. He has amassed his fortune through his successful work in films ad television series, with more than 100 acting credits to his name. The 57-year-old started his career with an episodic role in the Fox police-procedural television series 21 Jump Street in the late 1980s.
Christopher is mostly known for his recurring role as Thor "The Swede" Gundersen in AMC's Hell on Wheels from 2011 to 2016. For his performance in the series, he won the ACTRA Montreal Award for Outstanding Performance and received two Leo Award and Golden Maple Award nominations.
The 57-year-old is also known for playing John Druitt and Bigfoot in the Canadian series Sanctuary from 2007 to 2009, winning a Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance. Additionally, Heyerdahl won one Leo Awad each for playing Jan van der Heyden in the television series The Collector and playing Pepper in the 2015 Canadian film Eadweard.
Heyerdahl is happily married, though not much is know about his wife and married life. He is very private and has been highly selective about sharing his personal details with the media.
On one rare occasion, the 57-year-old mentioned that his wife is a high school teacher and the one who introduced him to the Twilight Saga.
"I was made aware of the books by my nieces, and my wife is a high school teacher, so she, of course, was in the middle of that, watching it go down, in and around school time. So, I had a good feeling that it was going to be a very popular event," he told in an interview back in 2011.
It is not known if he and his wife share kids together, and even if they did, the couple prefer to keep their children's identity under wraps and live a low-key life without fanfare.