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Encyclopedia > Arnold Vosloo
Arnold Vosloo
Born June 16, 1962 (1962-06-16) (age 46)
Pretoria, South Africa

Arnold Vosloo (born 16 June 1962) is a South African-born American actor, known for playing the title role in the 1999 film The Mummy and its sequel, The Mummy Returns. More recently, he played a South African Mercenary named Colonel Coetzee in the film Blood Diamond. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Country Province Established 1855 Area  - Total 1,644 km² (634. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... The Mummy is a 1999 American adventure film/horror film written and directed by Stephen Sommers, starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, with Arnold Vosloo in the title role as the reanimated mummy. ... The Mummy Returns is a 2001 American adventure film written and directed by Stephen Sommers, starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, Oded Fehr, and Arnold Vosloo. ... Blood Diamond is an Academy Award-nominated 2006 adventure/drama/thriller film. ...

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Biography

Early life

Vosloo was born in Pretoria, South Africa into an acting family, his parents having been stage-actors, and the family moved around quite a lot. They lived in Port Elizabeth, where his father ran a drive-in theatre, and Alberton. He has one sister, Nadia. Motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Country Province Established 1855 Area  - Total 1,644 km² (634. ... Port Elizabeth is a city in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province, at 33°58′ S 25°36′ E. The city is located on Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa. ... Alberton is a typical bedroom community situated on the banks of the Natalspruit River close to the major urban centres of Johannesburg (15 kilometres) and Pretoria in Gauteng, South Africa. ...


Career

Vosloo began his acting career in the South African theatre where he won several Dalro Awards for his performances in such plays as Don Juan, Hamlet, and Môre is 'n Lang Dag (Tomorrow is a Long Day) and he quickly became a regular at Pretoria's State Theatre. He also starred in Torch Song Trilogy and won another award for the TV show Meisie van Suid-Wes (Girl from South-West-Africa). Look up South Africa on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Government South Africa Government Online official government site Parliament of South Africa official site Statistics South Africa official government site News AllAfrica. ... For other uses, see Don Juan (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Hamlet (disambiguation). ... Motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Country Province Established 1855 Area  - Total 1,644 km² (634. ... Torch Song Trilogy is a collection of three plays by Harvey Fierstein, running in New York City from June 10, 1982, to May 19, 1985 at the Little Theatre (now the Helen Hayes Theatre on West 44th Street). ...


In 1984, he moved on to film where he continued Dalro Award-winning performances in films such as Boetie gaan Border toe (Little brother goes to the border, a comedy about the Border War), and Circles in a Forest (based on the book Kringe in 'n Bos by author Dalene Matthee) in 1990. Vosloo also starred in the "Boetie" sequel, Boetie op maneuvers (Boetie on maneuvers) in 1986. Vosloo also starred in Morenga (1985), Saturday Night at the Palace (based on the play by Paul Slabolepszy about racism in South Africa), Skeleton Coast (1987) and The Rutanga Tapes (1990). This article is about the year. ... Combatants Republic of Angola, Republic of Cuba, SWAPO, USSR, East Germany, Republic of Zambia Republic of South Africa, UNITA Scope of operations Operational Area: The South African Border War The South African Border War refers to the conflict that took place from 1966 to 1989 in South-West Africa (now... Dalene Matthee (October 13, 1938 - 20 February 2005) was a South African author who wrote mainly in Afrikaans, although her books were translated into fourteen other languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew and Icelandic. ... This article is about the year. ...


Upon arriving in the U.S., Vosloo returned to the theatre where he appeared in Born In The R.S.A. at Chicago's Northlight Theatre and in the NY's Circle In The Square Uptown's short-lived production of Salomé (1992) together with Al Pacino. Salomé, originally written in French in 1891 and translated into English, is a tragedy by the Irish-born playwright Oscar Wilde. ... Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an Academy, Golden Globe, Tony, BAFTA, Emmy, and SAG award winning American actor who is best known for playing the roles of Tony Montana in the 1983 film Scarface and Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy . ...


His American movie debut was in 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992). He later appeared in the two less successful sequels to the 1990 film DarkmanDarkman II: The Return of Durant (1994) and Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996), filling the shoes of Liam Neeson as the titular character Darkman. He also starred in the John Woo film Hard Target, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Vosloo appeared in the title role of the 1999 movie The Mummy (starring Brendan Fraser), as well as its 2001 sequel, The Mummy Returns. In both films he played Imhotep, an ancient Egyptian high priest. 1492: Conquest of Paradise is a 1992 American/Spanish adventure/drama film. ... Darkman is a 1990 film film directed by Sam Raimi that was based on a short story he wrote and paying homage to Universal horror films of the 1930s. ... William John Liam Neeson OBE (born June 7, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. ... For other uses, see John Woo (disambiguation). ... For the military term, see Hard target. ... Van Damme redirects here. ... The Mummy is a 1999 American adventure film/horror film written and directed by Stephen Sommers, starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz, with Arnold Vosloo in the title role as the reanimated mummy. ... Brendan James Fraser[1] (born December 3, 1968) is a Canadian-American film and stage actor. ... The Mummy Returns is a 2001 American adventure film written and directed by Stephen Sommers, starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, Oded Fehr, and Arnold Vosloo. ... This article is about the ancient Egyptian official. ... The pyramids are among the most recognizable symbols of the civilization of ancient Egypt. ...


Both movies were smash hits and a spin off named The Scorpion King was produced with The Rock in the title role. In 2004, The Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride opened in both Universal Studios theme parks in Orlando and Hollywood. Vosloo and Fraser were there at both openings to promote the new rides, in which both of them star, as well as featuring a life size image of Vosloo as The Mummy. The Scorpion King is a 2002 film starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kelly Hu, Steven Brand, Ralf Moeller, and Grant Heslov, and is directed by Chuck Russell. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... For other uses, see Orlando (disambiguation). ... ...


Alongside his movie career, he guest-starred in several TV shows including The Red Shoe Diaries, American Gothic (1995), Nash Bridges (1995), Charmed (2000), and Alias (2004). He was one of the main characters in Veritas: The Quest (2003). He also had a major role in the fourth season of 24 (2005), as terrorist leader Habib Marwan. The cover for one of the DVD releases. ... American Gothic is an American television series created by Shaun Cassidy and executive produced by Sam Raimi. ... Nash Bridges was an American television police drama that was created by Carlton Cuse. ... For other uses, see Charm. ... Alias was an American Spy-fi television series created by J. J. Abrams which was broadcast on ABC from September 30, 2001 to May 22, 2006, spanning five seasons. ... Veritas: The Quest is a fictional television program. ... 24 (twenty four) is a current U.S. television action/drama series, produced by the Fox Network and syndicated worldwide. ... Habib Marwan is a fictional character played by Arnold Vosloo on the television show 24 and main villain of Season 4. ...


In 2004, Vosloo returned to South Africa to make Forgiveness, about an ex-policeman who seeks out the family of the anti-Apartheid activist that he killed. His most recent film role was his role as the mercenary, Colonel Coetzee, in the 2006 film Blood Diamond which was partially filmed in South Africa. Recently, Vosloo has been involved in video games: His likeness, as well as his voice, was chosen for main hero (Saul Myers) of video game Boiling Point: Road to Hell, published in summer of 2005 by ATARI. Forgiveness (2004) is a South African movie dealing with the effects of the apartheid system and the difficulty of reconciliation. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ... Blood Diamond is an Academy Award-nominated 2006 adventure/drama/thriller film. ... This article is about computer and video games. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ... This article is about the corporate brand. ...


Personal life

In 1988, Vosloo became a naturalized United States citizen;[1] and married his Act of Piracy co-star Nancy Mulford; they divorced after three years. On 16 October 1998, he remarried, this time to Silvia Ahí, an American marketing director. His nicknames are "Arny", "Boetie" or "Boeta" (no doubt from his breakthrough role in South Africa). Both Vosloo and Ahi have become spokespersons for the Animal Rights and Rescue group IFAW, the International Fund For Animal Welfare, this according to the group's website. A judge swears in a new citizen. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Vosloo's father once worked as a carpenter and made a dinner table that seats 24, which was given as a gift to Queen Elizabeth II on her visit (she was still Princess Elizabeth then) to South Africa in 1947.[citation needed] Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In an interview with Charlie Rose, Vosloo noted he looked similar to an American actor Billy Zane. According to Vosloo, when people came asking him if he was "the guy in Titanic", he replied "of course, of course!" as a joke. William George Billy Zane, Jr. ...


Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Boetie gaan border toe (Little Brother Goes to the Border) Boetie
1985 Morenga Schiller
1987 Skeleton Coast Blade
Saturday Night at the Palace Dougie
Steel Dawn Makker
1988 Act of Piracy Sean Stevens
Gor Norman
1989 Reason to Die Wilson
The Revenger Mackie
1990 Circles in a Forest Saul
Living to Die Jimmy
The Rutanga Tapes Assad
Buried Alive Ken Wade
1992 The Finishing Touch Mikael Gant
1492: Conquest of Paradise Guevara
1993 Red Shoe Diaries 2: Double Dare Bill
Hard Target Pick van Cleaf
1994 Darkman II: The Return of Durant Darkman/Dr. Peyton Westlake Direct-to-video film
1995 American Gothic Rafael Santo Television series, Guest star in A Tree Grows in Trinity
Fallen Angels MacMan Television series, Guest star in Fly Paper
1996 Nash Bridges Alex Abe Television series, Guest star in Genesis
Darkman III: Die, Darkman, Die Darkman/Dr. Peyton Westlake Direct-to-video film
1997 Zeus and Roxanne Claude Carver
1998 Rough Draft Stefan
Progeny Dr. Craig Burton
1999 Strange World Dark-Haired Man Television series, Guest star in Pilot and Spirit Falls
The Mummy High Priest Imhotep
2000 Charmed Darklighter Television series, Guest star in Murphy's Luck
2001 The Red Phone: Manhunt Wolf Television Film
The Mummy Returns High Priest Imhotep
2002 Endangered Species Warden
Con Express Anton Simeonov
Warrior Angels Luke
Global Effect Dr. Richard Hume
2003 Veritas: The Quest Vincent Siminou Television series, Guest star in Heist, Skulls, Antarctica, Reunion and Avalon
Agent Cody Banks Francois Molay
The Red Phone: Checkmate Wolf Television Film
2004 Alias (TV series) Mr. Zisman Television series, Guest star in Crossings
Meltdown Khalid/Sands Television Film
Forgiveness Tertius Coetzee
2005 24 (TV series) Habib Marwan Television series, recurring character
2006 Im Auftrag des Vatikans (Death Train) Lennart Television Film
Blood Diamond Colonel Coetzee
2007 Living & Dying Detective Rick Devlin
Hidden Camera Natas Television Film; (post-production)
Shark (TV series) Andre Zitofsky Television series, Guest star in Gangster Movies
2009 G. I. Joe Zartan post-production

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The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see Charm. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... The Mummy Returns is a 2001 American adventure film written and directed by Stephen Sommers, starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, Oded Fehr, and Arnold Vosloo. ... The following is a selected list of characters whove appeared throughout the Mummy series, (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, The Mummy 3: Curse of the Dragon,) and the spin-off The Scorpion King, either as main characters, or others. ... The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... Veritas: The Quest is a fictional television program. ... 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References

  1. ^ Arnold Vosloo Biography (1962-)

External links

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