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Born Rolf Peter Ingvar Storm on the 27th August 1953, in Kumla, Sweden, he is a Swedish-American actor, musician, theatre director, perhaps best known to the world for his roles in the films “Fargo” (1996), “The Big Lebowski” (1998), and “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” (1997), among others. He has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1978.
Have you ever wondered how rich Peter Stormare is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Peter `s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through his career in the entertainment industry. Apart from appearing in films and TV series, Peter also released a full length studio album, entitled “Dallerpölsa och småfåglar” in 2002, and is a part of the band Blonde, as well as managing the record label StormVox, which has also improved his net worth.
Peter Stormare Net Worth $5 Million
Peter grew up in Sweden, in the town of Arbra. He decided to change his last name to Stormare, which in English means “stormer”, after he found out that he shares the same surname with a student of an acting academy he attended. Before Peter ventured into on-screen acting, he spent eleven years in the Royal Dramatic Theatre. After that he became an Associate Artistic Director at the Tokyo Globe Theatre, where he played mostly in productions of Shakespearian plays, such as Hamlet, among others.
His career in front of the cameras began in the late 1970s, with small roles in Swedish films, but his career started to take a turn for the better at the beginning of the 1990s, with roles in such films as “Awakenings” (1990), “Damage” (1992), and Le Polygraphe” (1996). 1996 was his breakout year, when he was selected for the role of Gaear Grimsurd in the film “Fargo”, which featured William H. Macy and Steve Buscemi in lead roles. This role celebrated him as an actor, and launched him further into the Hollywood scene. During the 1990s, he appeared in “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” as Dieter Stark, and also had notable roles in “Playing God” (1997), and “Commander Hamilton” in 1998, “Armageddon” and “8mm”, among other popular films, which only increased his net worth by a large margin.
Peter continued successfully in the early 2000s, being selected for roles in the films “Dancer In The Dark” (2000), “The Million Dollar Hotel” (2000) starring Mel Gibson and Mila Jovovich, “Chocolat” (2000) with Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, “Circus” (2000), and Bruiser” (2000), all of which added a significant amount to his net worth.
In 2002, Peter had roles in “Bad Company”, with (Sir) Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock, “Windtalkers” alongside Nicolas Cage, and “Minority Report” starring Tom Cruise and Colin Farrell, directed by the one and only Steven Spielberg.
He moved on to the TV series “Watching Ellie” through 2002 and 2003, and “Hitler: The Rise of Evil” (2003). He then portrayed Satan in “Constantine” (2005) alongside Keanu Reeves, and Cavaldi in “The Brothers Grimm” (2005). In the second half of the 2000s, Peter starred in such productions as “Prison Break” (2005-2007) as John Abruzzi, “Nacho Libre” (2006) as Emperor with Jack Black, “Gone With The Woman” (2007), “Anamorph” (2007) with Willem Dafoe in the lead role, “Horseman” (2009), and “Convict” (2009), among others, all of which added a lot to his net worth.
With the beginning of the new decade, nothing much changed for Peter, as he remained dedicated to acting, and has had several more notable roles including in “Janie Jones” (2010), “Marianne” (2011), “Inseparable” (2011), “Small Apartments” (2012), “The Last Stand” (2013), and “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” (2013), with Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton. By 2015, Peter also had roles in “Autumn Blood” (2013), “The Blacklist” (2014), “Clown” (2014), and “Manhattan” (2014-2015). Most recently, Peter has appeared in the TV series “Swedish Dicks” (2016), “Black Widows” (2016), and in the films “Rupture” (2016), and “King of the Dancehall” (2016), which have also increased his net worth. Also, Peter has several projects in the making, including TV series “American Gods”, and films “Kill`em All”, “John Wick: Chapter Two”, which are all scheduled for 2017 release, and also “False Memory Syndrome”, which will be released in 2016.
Peter`s net worth has also increased thanks to his work as a voice actor; he has lent his voice to characters from animated films and TV series, but also video games, including “Transformers: Animated” (2008), “Strange Magic” (2015), “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (2015-2016), “Mercenaries 2”: World In Flames” (2008), and “Elder Scrolls Online” (2014), among other titles.
Regarding his personal life, Peter has been married to Toshimi since 2008, with whom he has one child. Previously, he was married to actress and speech coach Karen Sillas from 1989 until 2006.