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Peter Franzén


Peter Franzén is one of the most respected Finnish actors of all time. His first big supporting role was in A Summer by the River (1998), which turned out to be the biggest Finnish hit of the year. In Jussi Awards (also known as "The Finnish Oscars") Franzén was awarded for 'Best Supporting Actor' that year. He was nominated for 'Best Lead' the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Pahat pojat Otto Takkunen
(2003)
Harjunpää & pahan pappi Rikosylikonstaapeli Timo Harjunpää
(2010)
The Gunman Reiniger
(2015)

Filmography

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 2018 Ashes in the Snow
Commander Komarov
 2016-2018 Vikings (TV Series)
King Harald Finehair
- Moments of Vision (2018) ... King Harald Finehair
- A Simple Story (2018) ... King Harald Finehair
- The Joke (2018) ... King Harald Finehair
- Full Moon (2018) ... King Harald Finehair
- The Message (2017) ... King Harald Finehair
 2016 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Voice of Eero Saarinen
- Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future (2016) ... Voice of Eero Saarinen
 2016 Jättiläinen
Raimo
 2016 Beck (TV Series)
Risto Kangas
- Gunvald (2016) ... Risto Kangas
 2015 Napapiirin sankarit 2
Jorma
 2015 Johan Falk: Slutet (Video)
Milo
 2015 Johan Falk: Blodsdiamanter (Video)
Milo
 2015 The Gunman
Reiniger (as Peter Franzen)
 2013 Leijonasydän
Teppo Salminen
 2013 Kerron sinulle kaiken
Sami Suutari
 2012 Puhdistus
Hans Pekk
 2012 Tie pohjoiseen
Pertti Paakku
 2007-2012 Karjalan kunnailla (TV Series)
Jake Rosenius
- Sanoiko kukaan tahdon? (2012) ... Jake Rosenius
- Polttareiden varjolla sabotaasia (2012) ... Jake Rosenius
- Asiakaspalvelua ja treffejä (2012) ... Jake Rosenius
- Paljastuksia (2012) ... Jake Rosenius
 2012 Vares - Kaidan tien kulkijat
Taisto Raappana
 2011 Syvälle salattu
Elias
 2010 Harjunpää & pahan pappi
Rikosylikonstaapeli Timo Harjunpää
 2010 Prinsessa
Saastamoinen
 2009 True Blood (TV Series)
Hrolf
- Never Let Me Go (2009) ... Hrolf (as Peter Franzen)
 2009 Ralliraita
Suko
 2009 Rööperi
Krisu
 2008 Kolme viisasta miestä
Santa Claus
 2007 Alibi
Rod Bryant
 2007 Red Is the Color of
David Stellar
 2007 Lieksa!
Laszlo
 2007 Cleaner
Police Officer Bronson
 2006 Isabella (TV Mini-Series)
Andreas
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Andreas
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Andreas
 2006 Suden arvoitus
Antero Venesmaa
 2006 Studio Impossible (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.15 (2006) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.14 (2006) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.13 (2006) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.12 (2006) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.11 (2006) ... Various Characters
 2006 Babas bilar
Pekka Kukka
 2006 Matti
Nick Nevada
 2004 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Ivan Radu
- Legal (2004) ... Ivan Radu (as Peter Frazén)
 2004 Populärmusik från Vittula
Voice-over röst Finland (voice)
 2004 Honey Baby
Waiter
 2004 Koirankynnen leikkaaja
Mertsi Arhippa Vepsäläinen
 2004 Hotet
Magnus
 2003 Rånarna
Juha / Jarkko
 2003 Irtiottoja (TV Series)
 2003 Pahat pojat
Otto Takkunen
 2002 Nimed marmortahvlil
Sulo Kallio
 2002 Rölli ja metsänhenki (Video Game)
Lakeija (voice)
 2002 Kuutamolla
Marko
 2001 Jewel of the Sahara (Video short)
Young Francois Renard
 2001 Rölli ja metsänhenki
Lakeija
 2001 Emmauksen tiellä
Mankka-Arvi
 2001 Drakarna över Helsingfors
Sammy Ceder
 2001 Muodollisesti pätevä (TV Series)
Postinkantaja
- Ruotsalainen orpo/Postinkantajan tarina (2001) ... Postinkantaja
 2001 V.I.P. (TV Series)
Nazi
- Val's Big Bang (2001) ... Nazi
 2000-2001 Susi rajalla (TV Series)
Aki-Petteri Nyberg
- Sellanen on puhelin (2001) ... Aki-Petteri Nyberg
- Kotini on linnani (2001) ... Aki-Petteri Nyberg
- Syytetty (2001) ... Aki-Petteri Nyberg
- Yhdet häät, yhdet hautajaiset (2001) ... Aki-Petteri Nyberg
- Tulisilla hiilillä (2001) ... Aki-Petteri Nyberg
 2000 Bad Luck Love
Reino (uncredited)
 2000 Badding
Ossi
 2000 Mustan kissan kuja (TV Series)
Aki-Petteri Nyberg
- Linnut (2000) ... Aki-Petteri Nyberg
- Fetamorfooseja (2000) ... Aki-Petteri Nyberg
- Pidä huolta (2000) ... Aki-Petteri Nyberg
- Remontteja (2000) ... Aki-Petteri Nyberg
- Kuorta, vain kuorta (2000) ... Aki-Petteri Nyberg
 2000 Taivas tiellä (Short)
Markku
 1999 Itsenäisyyden ilta (TV Movie)
 1999 Jakkulista feministi (TV Movie)
Kundi, Ari
 1999 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
Guard
- On the Right Track (1999) ... Guard (voice)
 1999 Rikos & rakkaus
Konstaapeli Jussi Rosenström
 1999 Ambush
Lieutenant Eero Perkola
 1998 Asphalto (Short)
Mies
 1998 Train Birds
Lako's Lover
 1998 A Summer by the River
Kottarainen
 1997 Ikuinen viesti (Short)
 1997 Ota ja omista (TV Series)
Mika
- Ihana nuori mies (1997) ... Mika
 1997 Sisämaalainen (Short)
Jari
 1997 Jäänmurtaja
Huutaja
 1997 Tähtilampun alla (TV Series)
Ville
- Kosminen kontakti (1997) ... Ville
 1997 Verisiskot (TV Series)
Leevi
- Hetki lyö (1997) ... Leevi
- Mustat aukot (1997) ... Leevi
- Padot murtuvat (1997) ... Leevi
- Köyhän ainoa huvitus (1997) ... Leevi
- Armomurha (1997) ... Leevi
 1997 Good Deeds
Risto Kivi
 1997 Samppanjaa ja vaahtokarkkeja (TV Series)
Raimo Salmela
- Raskauttavia todisteita (1997) ... Raimo Salmela
 1997 Outo tehtävä (TV Movie)
Jeremias
 1996 Maigret (TV Series)
Leo Liikanen
- Maigret en Finlande (1996) ... Leo Liikanen
 1996 Tie naisen sydämeen
Kauko Kinnunen
 1996 Pohjalla (TV Movie)
Pete (as Peter Franzen)
 1995 Suolaista ja makeaa
Ile
 1994 Puukoi (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1994 Kissan kuolema
Saku
 1993 Matokuningas
Iiro
 1992 The Other Side (Short)
The night guard
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Voiced Tarzan in the Finnish dubbed version of Disney's Tarzan (1999). See more »

Alternate Names:

Peter Franzen | Peter Frazén

Height:

5' 9¼" (1.76 m)
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Trivia:

According to director Renny Harlin, he originally wanted Franzén to play of Medieval Priest (the first character seen on the movie) in Exorcist: The Beginning (2004), but Franzén was busy and couldn't make it. He was replaced by another Finnish actor, Matti Ristinen. In 2007 Franzén had a cameo role in Harlin's Cleaner (2007). See more »

Nickname:

Pete

Star Sign:

Leo

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