Gustaf Caspar Orm Skarsgard, better known as Gustaf Skarsgard is a Swedish actor. He is famous for his role in the History Channel series Vikings. He has also acted in the movie Evil, The Way Back and Kon-Tiki. He is active in both Swedish and Norwegian movies. He was previously married to Hanna Alstrom.
Gustaf Skarsgard was born on 12th November 1980 to Stellan Skarsgard and My Agnes in Stockholm, Sweden. His father is a Swedish actor whereas his mother is a physician. He grew up along with five other siblings: Alexander, Sam, Bill, Eija and Valter and two half-brothers Ossian and Kolbjorn.
Being the son of actor, he easily got a chance to enter in the movies industry. At the age of 9, he appeared in the short movie Prima ballerina and Tacknamn coq Rouge as a child actor.
From 1999 to 2003, he attended the Teaterhogskolan in Stockholm and he joined the Royal Dramatic Theater.
Gustaf Skarsgard is an incredible actor and has played in the TV series and mini-series like Min van Percys magiska gymnastikskor, Euroboy, Skuggornas hus and Kontrakt. Then after playing several series, he portrayed the character of Niklas in the Swedish movie Den osynlige directed by Joel Bergvall and Simon Sandquist.
In 2002, he also appeared in the movies such as Kontrakt, Gavan and in the Swedish drama/comedy TV series Cleo. The following year, he was seen in the movie Evil where he shared the screen with Anders Wilson and Henrik Laundstorm. The movie was one of the hit movies that collected over $12.4 million at the end of box-office collection.
In 2008, he appeared in a successful hit movie Patrik, Age 1.5 for which he was nominated for the Guldbagge Awards as best supporting actor and as best leading actor. He also won Guldbagge Awards for his role as Johan in the movie, Kidz in da Hood. Not only this, he also received the prize as Best Leading Actor for his role in Forortsungar.
He joined the History Channel’s series Vikings as Floki, the shipbuilder. The drama television series was created and written by Michael Hirst for the History channel and premiered on 3rd March 2013 in Canada. The TV series starred Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Jessalyn Gilsig, George Blagden and so on.
Apart from movies, he has played several TV series such as My Friend Percy’s magical Sneakers, Swedenhielms, Snapphanar, Ettor & nollor and much more. Moreover, he has also played few short movies including Prima ballerina, Euroboy, May Fly and The Big Leap.
Skarsgard was once married to Hanna Alstrom. The couple married in 1999, and after living as husband-wife for nearly 6 years, they divorced in 2005. They didn't have any children.
Currently, he is enjoying his life as a single man.
He is the best friend of fellow Swedish actor Matias Varela, since childhood.
Although Skarsgard’s father’s net worth is $40 million, his net worth is not published yet. Looking at his luxurious lifestyle, he probably has an estimated net worth not less than seven figures.