Kim Kold (born 25 August 1965) is a Danish actor and former professional bodybuilder. Standing 6'4" (1.93 m) tall and weighing 320 lbs (155 kg), he is primarily known for his role as Owen Shaw's crew member Klaus in Fast & Furious 6.

Kim Kold
Born (1965-08-25) 25 August 1965 (age 54)
Copenhagen, Denmark
OccupationActor, bodybuilder
Years active1997-present

Early lifeEdit

Born in Copenhagen, Kold played around 150 football matches as a goalkeeper in the lower leagues until he suffered from an injury at the age of 27. He was sent to the gym for rehabilitation training, where he took up an interest in bodybuilding.[1]

CareerEdit

Kim Kold
Bodybuilder
Personal info
Born (1965-08-25) 25 August 1965 (age 54)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight
  • 132 kg (291 lb; 20 st 11 lb) (contest)
  • 140 kg (310 lb; 22 st 1 lb) (off-season)

BodybuildingEdit

Kold started competing in 1997.[2] He won the Danish National Bodybuilding Championship in 2006.

ActingEdit

Kold was persuaded by his friend, film director Mads Matthiesen, to play the title role in Matthiesen's short film Dennis (2007). The film was not promoted, but soon became viral and made Kold a name as an actor. He reprised the role of Dennis when Matthiesen made Teddy Bear (2012), a feature-length adaptation of Dennis.[3] He appeared in Fast & Furious 6 (2013), as well as Polish short film Smok (2015), based on the legend of Wawel Dragon. In (2016) he appeared the film Star Trek Beyond.

Other venturesEdit

Kold worked as a locksmith in Denmark for several years during his bodybuilding career. He owns his own security business in Puerto Banús.[citation needed]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role
Forbrydelsen II
2007 Dennis Dennis
2012 Teddy Bear Dennis
2013 Fast & Furious 6 Klaus
2016 Star Trek Beyond Zavanko[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nordskilde, Henrik (4 April 2012). "Muskelmanden og skuespiller:Kim Kold". euroman.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Kim Kold" (in Danish). bodybuilding.dk. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ Dargis, Manohla (August 21, 2012). "Gentle Giant Seeks the Strength to Body Check His Mother". New York Times.
  4. ^ Lin, Justin (April 6, 2016). "Who were the STAR TREK BEYOND aliens?". YOMYOMF. Retrieved June 1, 2016.

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