Christopher Heyerdahl, a Canadian actor, is best known for his roles in the AMC’s TV series, Hell on Wheels. He's also popular for some of the movies and TV series like- Are You Afraid of the Drak?, The Twilight Saga and New Moon among others. Heyerdahl is a married man. He never mentioned any information about his wife as he prefers to keep his relationship far from the limelight.
Early Life and Education
Christopher Heyerdahl was born on 18th September 1963 in British Columbia, Canada under the birth sign Virgo. Heyerdahl is Canadian as per nationality, and as far as his ethnicity is concerned, he is of mixed race as his parents are of Norwegian and Scottish descent. He graduated from the University of Oslo.
Christopher Heyerdahl, at the initial phase of his acting career, performed at the Stratford Theatre Festival. He debuted in 1987 from the TV series, 21 Jump Street. In 1994, he appeared in his debut movie, The Sorcerer by Andrew Morahan.
Heyerdahl then appeared in numerous movies and TV series like Silent Trigger, The Hunger, The Peacekeeper, Lassie, John Doe, Andromeda, Caprica, Rush, 12 Monkeys and Arrow among others. Among all, he is most known for his role in the AMC’s TV series, Hell on Wheels appearing alongside Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy, Common, and Phil Burke among others.
Heyerdahl is also popular for his roles as a vampire in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. He worked in the film with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattison, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed among others.
In 2017, Heyerdahl appeared in some of the TV series and movies like Damnation, Scorpio, Midnight, Texas, Outlander, Tin Star, and The Librarians.
Awards and Nominations
Christopher Heyerdahl, the talented actor, was nominated for various awards and won some of them. Some of the awards he won include:
- 2008 = Leo Award for The Collector.
- 2010 = Leo Award for Sanctuary.
- 2012 = Leo Awards for R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series.
- 2013 = ACTRA Montreal Award for Hell on Wheels.
- 2015 = Leo Awards for Eadweard.
Christopher Heyerdahl maintains a low key when it comes to his love life. However, it is known that he is a married man.
Heyerdahl never talked about his wife and family in public until 2011. The year he mentioned his wife for the first time in an interview,
"I was made aware of the books by my nieces, and my wife is a high school teacher, so she, of course, was in the middle of that, watching it go down, in and around school time. So, I had a good feeling that it was going to be a very popular event."
So far, Heyerdahl has not said anything about having kids with his wife, so it can be assumed that they are yet to start a family.
Christopher Heyerdahl stands at the height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93m). Heyerdahl, who started his acting career from the TV series, 21Jump Street, currently has an estimated net worth of $2 million, but it is not the official figure.
Some of Heyerdahl’s movie that collected a good collection at the box office include:
- Blade: Trinity (2004) = $128.9 million
- The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) = $709.7 million.
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part1 (2011) = $712.2 million.
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part2 (2012) = $829.7 million.
According to some sources, the lead star of Twilight Saga, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattison and Taylor Lautner earned $25 million each for the two parts. Heyerdahl may not have made as much as the stars of the movie, but he certainly got paid in six-digit figures.