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Mr. Wednesday (Character)
from "American Gods" (2017)

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American Gods: :  -- Shadow Moon is released from prison to a life turned upside down. He is offered a job by Mr. Wednesday as a bodyguard, and as they journey across America, Shadow finds himself questioning a world where gods exist and magic is real.
American Gods: :  -- Watch the first look at "American Gods" that debuted at Comic-Con 2016.
No Small Parts: :  -- Veteran character actor Ian McShane, who plays Mr. Wednesday in the Starz! series "American Gods," has grown accustomed to playing characters with a great deal of power. "No Small Parts" takes a look at his long, successful career.
IMDb on the Scene: :  -- Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Kristin Chenoweth, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, and Pablo Schreiber explain the challenges their characters face in "American Gods," adapted from Neil Gaiman's popular novel.
IMDb on the Scene: :  -- Author Neil Gaiman and series creator Bryan Fuller talk about the allure and challenges of bringing the popular best-selling novel "American Gods" to television audiences.

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Overview

Biography:
As is befitting a God of his station, this man is known by many names... See more »
Alternate Names:
Bridge Keeper / King Odin / Oden / Odin / Odn / Wodan / Woden / Wotan

Filmography

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  1. "American Gods"
        - Episode #2.1 (2018) TV episode, Played by Ian McShane
        - Come to Jesus (2017) TV episode, Played by Ian McShane
        - A Prayer for Mad Sweeney (2017) TV episode, Played by Ian McShane
        - A Murder of Gods (2017) TV episode, Played by Ian McShane
        - Lemon Scented You (2017) TV episode, Played by Ian McShane
          (4 more)
  2. Skybound (2017) Played by Tyler Fayose (as Odin)
  3. "Samurai Jack"
        - Episode XCVIII (2017) TV episode, Played by Aaron LaPlante (as Odin)
        - Episode XXXVIII (2003) TV episode, Played by Richard McGonagle (as Odin)
  4. The Muse, the Oracle, and Baby J (2015) Played by Billy Hammond (as Odin)
  5. "Vikings"
        - Breaking Point (2015) TV episode, Played by Eddie Drew (as Odin)
        - Rites of Passage (2013) TV episode, Played by Eddie Drew (as Odin)
  6. Gods & Goddesses: Odin and the Valkyrie (2014) Played by Daniel Diaz (as Odin)
  7. "Grimm"
        - Revelation (2014) TV episode, Played by Matt Lasky (as Woden)
        - The Wild Hunt (2014) TV episode, Played by Matt Lasky (as Woden)
  8. Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013) Played by Anders Hove (as Odin)
    ... aka "Nymphomaniac: Volume I" - International (English title) (promotional title)
  9. The Last Dragon Hunter (2013) Played by David Lemberg (as Woden)
  10. "Merlin"
    ... aka "The Adventures of Merlin" - Australia, Hong Kong (English title) (DVD title), International (English title)
    ... aka "The Adventures of Merlin" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
        - Another's Sorrow (2012) TV episode, Played by Fintan McKeown (as King Odin)
        - The Once and Future Queen (2009) TV episode, Played by Fintan McKeown (as King Odin)
  11. "BeyWheelz"
        - Race: The Beywheelz Grand Prix (2012) TV episode, Played by Jonathon Wilson (as Odin)
        - A New World (2012) TV episode, Played by Jonathon Wilson (as Odin)
  12. The Prophecy of the Seeress (2012) Played by Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson (as Odin)
  13. "Double Trouble"
    ... aka "Die Draufgänger" - Germany (original title)
        - Matrjoschka (2012) TV episode, Played by Jakob Bieber (as Odin)
  14. "Der Ring der Nibelungen"
        - Das Rheingold (2011) TV episode, Played by Stefan Heidemann (as Wotan)
  15. Tales of Odin: The Necklace of the Brislings (2011) Played by Callum Mitchell (as Odin)
  16. "The Metropolitan Opera HD Live"
    ... aka "Great Performances at the Met" - USA (alternative title)
        - Wagner: Die Walküre (2011) TV episode, Played by Bryn Terfel (as Wotan)
        - Wagner: Das Rheingold (2010) TV episode, Played by Bryn Terfel (as Wotan)
  17. Almighty Thor (2011) (TV) Played by Kevin Nash (as Odin)
  18. Zompyre Rising (2011) Played by John Singleton (as Odin)
  19. "Tower Prep"
        - Fathers (2010) TV episode, Played by Andrew Jenkins (as Odin)
        - The Rooks (2010) TV episode, Played by Andrew Jenkins (as Odin)
  20. Die Walküre (2010/II) (TV) Played by Vitalij Kowaljow (as Wotan)
  21. Die Walküre (2010/I) (TV) Played by Albert Dohmen (as Wotan) / Vitalij Kowaljow (as Wotan)
  22. Das Rheingold (2010) (TV) Played by René Pape (as Wotan)
  23. "Supernatural"
        - Hammer of the Gods (2010) TV episode, Played by Duncan Fraser (as Odin)

  24. Die Walküre (2009/I) (TV) Played by Juha Uusitalo (as Wotan)
  25. Die Walküre (2009/II) (TV) Played by Renatus Mészár (as Wotan)
  26. Das Rheingold (2009) (TV) Played by Falk Struckmann (as Wotan)
  27. Valkyrie Limited (2009) Played by Januss Johansons (as Wotan)
  28. "Der Ring des Nibelungen"
        - Das Rheingold (2009) TV episode, Played by Mario Hoff (as Wotan)
  29. House of Fools (2008) Played by Fridtjov Såheim (as Odin)
    ... aka "De Gales hus" - Norway (original title)
  30. "La mandrágora"
        - Episode dated 10 May 2008 (2008) TV episode, Played by José Luis Alcobendas (as Odn)
  31. The River on Randolph Street (2007) Played by Babak Naghi (as Odin)
  32. The Gold of Valhalla (2007) Played by Søren Spanning (as Odin)
    ... aka "Guldhornene" - Denmark (original title)
    ... aka "The Golden Horns" - International (English title)
  33. Victory Blizzard (2007) Played by Mark Dillon (as Odin)
  34. Das Rheingold (2007) (TV) Played by Juha Uusitalo (as Wotan)
  35. "009-1"
        - Kojô yori no shôtaijô (2006) TV episode, Played by Rob Mungle (as Odin) / Yûsaku Yara (as Odin)
  36. "Jyu oh sei"
        - Hope (2006) TV episode, Played by Kinryû Arimoto (as Odin) / Sean Hennigan (as Odin)
        - Nightmare (2006) TV episode, Played by Kinryû Arimoto (as Odin) / Sean Hennigan (as Odin)
        - Independence (2006) TV episode, Played by Kinryû Arimoto (as Odin) / Sean Hennigan (as Odin)
  37. Das Rheingold (2006) (TV) Played by Johan Reuter (as Wotan)
  38. "Jul i Valhal"
        - Jul i Midgård (2005) TV episode, Played by Søren Spanning (as Odin)
        - Ragnarok (2005) TV episode, Played by Søren Spanning (as Odin)
        - Et stort hjerte (2005) TV episode, Played by Søren Spanning (as Odin)
        - Mod fjender uden nåde (2005) TV episode, Played by Søren Spanning (as Odin)
        - Sandhedens time (2005) TV episode, Played by Søren Spanning (as Odin)
          (5 more)
  39. Thor's Hammer (2005) Played by Bill Collins (as Odin)
  40. "Charmed"
        - The Seven Year Witch (2005) TV episode, Played by John de Lancie (as Odin)
        - Witchness Protection (2004) TV episode, Played by John de Lancie (as Odin)
        - Once in a Blue Moon (2004) TV episode, Played by John de Lancie (as Odin)
        - The Bare Witch Project (2004) TV episode, Played by John de Lancie (as Odin)
  41. Son of the Mask (2005) Played by Bob Hoskins (as Odin)
    ... aka "Mask 2" - Japan (English title)
  42. "The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy"
    ... aka "Grim & Evil" - USA (original title)
        - Test of Time/A Kick in the Asgard (2004) TV episode, Played by Alastair Duncan (as Odin)
  43. Die Walküre (2004/I) (TV) Played by Jan-Hendrik Rootering (as Wotan)
  44. Die Walküre (2004/II) (TV) Played by Falk Struckmann (as Wotan)
  45. Das Rheingold (2003) (TV) Played by Wolfgang Probst (as Wotan)
  46. "Stargate SG-1"
        - Metamorphosis (2003) TV episode, Played by Dion Johnstone (as Wodan)
  47. "Xena: Warrior Princess"
        - You Are There (2001) TV episode, Played by Alexander Petersons (as Odin)
        - Return of the Valkyrie (2000) TV episode, Played by Alexander Petersons (as Odin)
        - The Ring (2000) TV episode, Played by Alexander Petersons (as Odin)
        - The Rheingold (2000) TV episode, Played by Alexander Petersons (as Odin)
  48. "Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story" Played by Jim Carter (as Odin)
        - Episode #1.1 (2001) TV episode, Played by Jim Carter (as Odin)
        - Episode #1.2 (2001) TV episode, Played by Jim Carter (as Odin)
  49. "Johnny Bravo"
        - As I Lay Hiccupping/Marine Maroon/Thunder God Johnny (2000) TV episode, Played by Tom Kane (as Odin)
  50. Heavy Metal 2000 (2000) Played by Billy Idol (as Odin)

  51. Bang Boom Bang - Ein todsicheres Ding (1999) Played by Chico (as Wotan)
  52. "Chîsana kyojin Microman" (1999) TV series Played by Tôru Furusawa (as Odin) / Eiji Itô (as Odin)
  53. Das Rheingold (1999) (TV) Played by John Bröcheler (as Wotan)
  54. "Harlock Saga" Played by Tarô Ishida (as Wotan) / Robert O'Gorman (as Wotan)
    ... aka "Harlock Saga: Nibelung no yubiwa 'Rhein no ôgon'" - Japan (original title)
    ... aka "Harlock Saga: The Ring of Nibelung: The Rhinegold" - USA (literal English title)
    ... aka "Siegfried: Der Ring des Nibelungen" - Japan (English title)
        - The Rheim Gold Part 4 (1999) TV episode, Played by Tarô Ishida (as Wotan) / Robert O'Gorman (as Wotan)
        - The Rheim Gold Part 2 (1999) TV episode, Played by Tarô Ishida (as Wotan) / Robert O'Gorman (as Wotan)
        - The Rheim Gold Part 6 (1999) TV episode, Played by Tarô Ishida (as Wotan) / Robert O'Gorman (as Wotan)
        - The Rheim Gold Part 1 (1999) TV episode, Played by Tarô Ishida (as Wotan) / Robert O'Gorman (as Wotan)
        - The Rheim Gold Part 3 (1999) TV episode, Played by Tarô Ishida (as Wotan) / Robert O'Gorman (as Wotan)
          (1 more)
  55. "Hercules"
    ... aka "Disney's Hercules" - USA (complete title)
        - Hercules and the Twilight of the Gods (1998) TV episode, Played by Garrison Keillor (as Odin)
  56. "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys"
        - Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bridge (1998) TV episode, Played by Peter McCauley (as Odin)
        - Norse by Norsevest (1998) TV episode, Played by Peter McCauley (as Odin)
  57. Die Walküre (1996) (TV) Played by Monte Pederson (as Wotan)
  58. "Pinky and the Brain"
        - Plan Brain from Outer Space (1996) TV episode, Played by Frank Welker (as Odin)
  59. "Gargoyles"
        - The Gathering: Part 1 (1996) TV episode, Played by William Morgan Sheppard (as Odin)
        - Eye of the Storm (1996) TV episode, Played by William Morgan Sheppard (as Odin)
  60. "Operavox"
        - Rhinegold (1995) TV episode, Played by Phillip Joll (as Wotan)
  61. "Tales from the Opera" (1994) TV series Played by Robert Hale (as Wotan)
  62. "Taz-Mania"
        - Antenna Dilemma/Autograph Pound (1993) TV episode, Played by Maurice LaMarche (as Odin)
  63. Die Walküre (1993) (TV) Played by John Tomlinson (as Wotan)
  64. Das Rheingold (1992) (TV) Played by John Tomlinson (as Wotan)
  65. Die Walküre (1990) (TV) Played by James Morris (as Wotan)
  66. Das Rheingold (1990) (TV) Played by James Morris (as Wotan)

  67. Erik the Viking (1989) Played by Simon Evans (as Odin)
  68. "Saint Seiya"
    ... aka "Seinto Seiya" - Japan (original title)
    ... aka "Knights of the Zodiac" - Canada (English title) (censored version), USA (censored version)
    ... aka "Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac" - Canada (English title) (alternative title), USA (alternative title)
        - Atena yo! Kedakaki eien no inori (1988) TV episode, Played by Kenji Utsumi (as Odin)
        - Kiseki no shutsugen! Odin robe (1988) TV episode, Played by Kenji Utsumi (as Odin)
  69. Valhalla (1986) Played by Nis Bank-Mikkelsen (as Odin) / Mark Lewis Jones (as Odin)
  70. "Just Liz"
        - Episode #1.5 (1980) TV episode, Played by Hugh Futcher (as Odin)
  71. "Der Ring des Nibelungen"
        - Die Walküre (1980) TV episode, Played by Donald McIntyre (as Wotan)
        - Das Rheingold (1980) TV episode, Played by Donald McIntyre (as Wotan)

  72. Das Rheingold (1978) Played by Thomas Stewart (as Wotan)
  73. "Arthur of the Britons"
        - The Treaty (1973) TV episode, Played by Raymond Witch (as Woden)
  74. "The Adventures of Don Quick"
        - The Quick and the Dead (1970) TV episode, Played by Arthur Brough (as Odin)

  75. The Virgin Spring (1960) Played by Axel Slangus (as Bridge Keeper)
    ... aka "Jungfrukällan" - Sweden (original title)

  76. En vikingafilm (1922) Played by Gustaf Hallström (as Oden)
Video-game:
  1. Norse Noir: Loki's Exile, Chapter I (????) (VG) Played by Lucien Dodge (as Odin)

  2. Zombie Vikings (2015) (VG) Played by Lucas Schuneman (as Odin)
  3. Bloodforge (2012) (VG) Played by Joe Dixon (as Wodan)

  4. Odin Sphere (2007) (VG) Played by Fumihiko Tachiki (as Odin)
    ... aka "Odin Sphere Leifthrasir" - Japan (English title) (reissue title)
  5. Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (2006) (VG) Played by Shûichi Ikeda (as Odin) / Arthur Russell (as Odin)

  6. Valkyrie Profile (1999) (VG) Played by Rodger Parsons (as Odin) / Shûichi Ikeda (as Odin)
Archive Footage:
  1. "Harmoniques"
        - Richard Wagner (1999) TV episode, Played by Donald McIntyre (as Wotan)

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Quotes:
From "American Gods: Head Full of Snow (#1.3)" (2017)
Zorya Vechernyaya: You want fortune or you want truth?
Mr. Wednesday: Ooh, I want knowledge over comfort, over all things, always.
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