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Overview (3)

Born in London, England, UK
Birth NameLuke Damon Goss
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Luke Goss started his acting career playing 'Danny Zuko' in the smash hit musical Grease, on London's West End, and later toured with the production throughout the United Kingdom. He established himself as a screen actor in 2002 with performances in two very different features: David Goyer's independent drama ZigZag, with John Leguizamo, Oliver Platt, Natasha Lyonne and Wesley Snipes; and Guillermo Del Toro's supernatural action feature Blade II, with Snipes and Ron Perlman. The following year, he starred in the title role of the critically acclaimed British gangster film Charlie, and in the title role in the Emmy Award-winning Hallmark miniseries Frankenstein, with Donald Sutherland and William Hurt. In 2005, Goss traveled to India to play the role of King Xerxes in the Biblical epic One Night With The King, opposite Omar Sharif and Peter O'Toole, firmly establishing him as a versatile actor. He then went on to star in The Man, with Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy; Mercenary, with Steven Seagal; Bone Dry, with Lance Henriksen; Unearthed, with Emmanuelle Vaugier; Deep Winter, with Michael Madsen; and Shanghai Baby, with Bai Ling. 2008 reunited Goss with Guillermo Del Toro in Universals Hellboy II: The Golden Army, the sequel that opened in the number one spot at the U.S. box office. The role earned Goss 2 MTV Movie Award nominations. He had the starring role in Tekken, a sci-fi feature thriller based on the popular video and arcade game. He has completed filming his first role for Network Television in JJ Abrams "Fringe". Luke has also played leading roles in Across The Line, Blood Out, and has taken over Universals Death Race franchise, firmly establishing him as a leading man.

He was born in Lewisham, London, to Carol (Read) and Alan Goss.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: David Wood

Spouse (1)

Shirley Lewis (1994 - present)

Trivia (21)

Was in a very successful boy band with twin brother Matt Goss called Bros. After they broke up because the contract their parents signed on their behalf entitled the record company to take a cut from the top, leaving the brothers nothing, he sold everything he had and started Luke Goss And The Band Of Thieves.
Has a twin brother, singer/songwriter/author, Matt Goss, and a step-brother named Adam.
His first theatre role was in 'Plan Nine From Outer Space' which was adapted from the Ed Wood screenplay.
He is stepfather to his wife Shirley's daughter named Carli.
Was originally supposed to play Luc Crash aka Death in the film The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005), but was replaced by David Boreanez.
His wife, singer Shirley Lewis, has worked with singer George Michael and many other huge names in music.
In January 2007, he and wife Shirley moved permanently to the Los Angeles area, though they are still maintaining an apartment in London.
His step-daughter, Carli Wheatley, is a personal trainer and nutritional consultant in London.
Shooting of Hellboy 2 begins in Budapest, Hungary. [June 2007]
Will star in the film adaption of the comic, "Magdalena" [July 2008]
Shooting Frankenstein on location in Bratislava, Slovakia [July 2003]
Filming "Bone Dry" in Death Valley, California [July 2005]
In Budapest, Hungary, for pre-production of "Hellboy 2". [May 2007]
Toronto, Canada filming The Man [April 2004]
Filming Cold and Dark [November 2003]
Pre production Cold and Dark [October 2003]
Filming a new project in Peru [October 2008]
In Shreveport, Louisiana for pre-production of "Tekken" [February 2008]
India filming 'One Night With The King' [October 2004]
Currently filming "Jack Stone" in Peru [November 2008]
Twice played the main villain in comic book adaptation sequels directed by Guillermo del Toro. He acted as Nomak in Blade II (2002) and Prince Nuada in Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008).

Personal Quotes (7)

In the UK now you can have a hit record by selling 20 records. It's a cliche but it is like the fast food industry. There are so many brilliant artists out there but in the UK they aren't being signed. I know the Pop Idol thing is big but the turnover is ridiculous. If you have 10 decent artists everybody is making money and the consumer is happy. With Pop Idol the music is shit and they don't sell a biscuit outside of the UK. What keeps it going is beyond me.
I buy American music as it's like the last bastion of music. I sound like an old bastard but that's how I feel. I listen to people like Sting or George Michael from the UK and Missy Elliot from the US - they're people that you know care about the music.
Americans find my accent difficult. When you're in a diner and you say 'vinegar' they're like 'what?' Then you say it with an American accent and they get what you mean. It's not like you're in an office supply store though - you're in a diner, work it out for God's sake!
I have a home in LA and one in London. To be honest, I spend most of my time in LA. The past 14 months, I've only been in the UK for about 15 days and probably about 2 months in LA. There's not that much filming goes on there so you end up going all over the world and hardly spending any time at home at all.
I did a Navy SEAL training programme and kung fu which got me in shape. I was down to 5% body fat. There's a scene in Charlie where I get out of bed and have my underpants on - it's not that glamorous, they're the unsexiest Y-fronts you've ever seen.
I happened to be in L.A. on 9/11, and being here in America when that happened made me realize how much I love this country.
I'm becoming a geek bit by bit. If you don't know what you're talking about with these comic book fans, you're in trouble. (on how being in Blade and Hellboy II has taught him more about comic books than he ever wanted to know.)

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