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Born in V. Hvidbjerg, Mors, Denmark

Mini Bio (1)

Asbjorn Riis is a Danish professional wrestler, actor and TV personality, who is most famous internationally for portraying the role of the 10th warrior, Halga the Wise, in the movie The 13th Warrior featuring Antonio Banderas. He is also known for a Hulk Hogan look a like in the early 1990s, where he presented WWF and WCW on danish tv channel name TV3. Riis created his "The Great Dane Bear" in 1991 and has been his image to this day. He runs a professional wrestling school in Denmark since 1994, and has produced several local house shows all over the country - he is still doing a lot of wrestling shows, mostly for children and still going strong at the age of 51.

Riis originates from the small island of Mors, and his recognizable accent and local jargon has made him an instant fan-favorite, and the subject of many parodies by Danish comedians and entertainers. He is doing a lot work to get people not only on the island Mors but all over Denmark, in motivating them to get in better shape.

In the Danish Wrestling scene, Riis his wrestling school is the only place in Denmark to learn the performing art of professional wrestling,with the spirit of keeping everyone in the best shape possible and learning weight training - coordination - acrobatics and all styles from the wrestling world. Riis has 4 sons, one of them is Klaus Myren Riis, whom is also a wrestler, trained by his father, and a bodybuilder. He works as a very successful bodybuilding and fashion model.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: KMR

Spouse (1)

Eli Johanne Myren Riis (1985 - present) ( 4 children)

Trivia (3)

He was educated as wrestler and actor in USA.
He was wrestling commentator on the Danish TV3 from 1993-1996.
Good friends with fellow Danish actor (and longtime friend of Arnold Schwarzenegger) Sven-Ole Thorsen, who also had a small part in The 13th Warrior and was on the lead cast of the cult sci-fi show Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future.

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