Who is Valter Skarsgård?

Valter Skarsgård was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on 25 October 1995 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio, and he holds Swedish nationality. He’s an actor with 18 credits to his name, while he’s perhaps known best for his portrayal of the supporting character Bård Guldvik ‘Faust’ Eithun, in the 2018 biographical horror movie “Lords of Chaos”, written and directed by Jonas Åkerlund, and which starred Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen and Jack Kilmer. It follows a teenager’s attempt to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the ‘90s, and the movie won four of the seven awards for which it was nominated.

Early life and education

Valter was raised alongside his five siblings and two half-siblings, by their father Stellan Åkerlund, a famous Swedish actor, and his mother My Åkerlund, who’s a physician.

He became interested in acting mostly because he looked up to his father, and occasionally watched his movies on TV. After having spoken to Stellan about it, he was cast to portray The Child in the 2003 short movie drama “Att Döda ett Barn”, thus launching his acting career. Valter continued acting throughout his entire education; he studied at S:t Eriks gymnasium, and upon matriculating in 2014, he chose not to pursue a college degree, but to focus on acting.

Roles in movies

In 2003, Valter played Young Daniel in the drama “Detaljer”, and his following role came in 2008, when he portrayed Jon, in the popular romantic action drama “Arn: The Kingdom at the End of the Road”, directed by Peter Flinth, and which starred his father Stellan, Sofia Helin and Joakim Nätterqvist. The film follows the Knight Arn who has embarked on his final mission, after which he can go home and marry Cecilia; the movie won one of the two awards for which it was nominated.

In 2013, Valter was cast to play Elias, in the drama “IRL (In Real Life)”, and the following year saw him play Thorulf, in the biographical drama “Die Frauen der Wikinger – Odins Töchter”, which follows the lives of Viking Women.

Valter Skarsgård

In 2016, Valter appeared as Cerisia’s Brother Elme, in the family mystery fantasy “Siv Sover Vilse”, directed by Catti Edfeldt and Lena Hanno, and which starred Astrid Lovgren, Lilly Brown and Henrik Gustafsson. It follows Siv who’s spending the night at her friend Cerisia’s home, while strange things begin to happen as time goes by; the movie was nominated for four awards.

In 2018, Valter appeared in the drama “Innan Vintern Kommer”, and in 2019, he played Kasper Nordin, in the crime horror drama “Funhouse”. His most recent movie role has been his portrayal of the lead character Josh, in the 2020 horror “Don’t Click”, directed by G-Hey Kim, and which also starred Mark Koufos and Catherine Howard.

It follows two men who had previously visited a pornographic website, and have now found themselves kidnapped by a supernatural being.

Roles in TV series

Valter made his debut TV series appearance in 2010, with his portrayal of Jon in two episodes of the romantic action drama “Arn”, and he gained recognition in 2012, when he starred as Igor in the drama “Portkod 1321”; it also starred Fanny Klefelt and Happy Jankell, and follows Agnes and Steph who are attending the same high school, and although they don’t like each other, they have to start getting along now that their parents are dating.

In 2017, Valter made a guest appearance in an episode of the comedy “Småstaden”, and between 2016 and 2018, he played the main character Lippi in the popular horror thriller “Black Lake”.

The year 2020 saw him play Micke, in two episodes of the romantic crime drama “The Sandhamn Murders”, and in the same year, Valter starred as Björn in the mystery science fiction drama “Katla”. Created by Sigurjón Kjartansson and Baltasar Kormákur, it also starred Guðrún Ýr Eyfjörð and Iris Tanja Flygenring, and follows people who are living in the city Vik, a year after the subglacial volcano Katla erupted.

Valter’s most recent role in a TV series has been his portrayal of Hugo in eight episodes of the crime drama “A Class Apart” in 2021, and he’s currently shooting for the upcoming “Untitled Börje Salming Drama”.

Other credits

In 2013, Valter made a guest appearance in an episode of the talk-show “Skavlan”.

Love life and relationships

Valter’s quite secretive when it comes to his love life, but has still allowed his fans to have a glimpse into it.

Since 2019, he has been in a relationship with Jade Classon, a Swedish non-celebrity girl who prefers to be left out of media. Valter has uploaded numerous pictures featuring them together onto his Instagram account, but hasn’t shared any details concerning her private life.

He hasn’t mentioned any other girls whom he had perhaps been with prior to meeting Jade, but there are rumors circulating the internet, claiming that Valter was in a couple of relationships which were with popular actresses; this hasn’t been confirmed, nor has Valter addressed the rumors.

As of September 2021, he’s in a relationship with Jade Classon, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Valter enjoys spending his spare time in nature, and his Instagram account is filled with pictures taken at various natural locations.

Winter is his favorite season, as he loves snow and can both ski and snowboard.

Valter likes to listen to music in his spare time, and his favorite band is The Lumineers; he can also play the guitar and sing.

He’s a cat-lover, but also likes the majority of other animals; he likes snakes the least.

Valter has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Robert De Niro, the late Marlon Brando, and Julia Roberts, and a couple of his favorite movies are the trilogy “The Godfather”, “Apocalypse Now” and “The Runaway Bride”.

Age, height and net worth

Valter’s age is 25. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 6ft 4ins (1.92m) and he weighs around 187lbs (85kgs).

As of September 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $200,000, while his father’s net worth has been estimated at over $50 million.

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