Daniel Bernhardt

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Daniel Bernhardt
Born (1965-08-31) 31 August 1965 (age 55)
Worblaufen, Switzerland
Years active1996–present

Daniel Bernhardt (born 31 August 1965) is a Swiss actor, model, and martial artist.[1]


Bernhardt made his acting debut in the leading role in Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite (1996). He also appeared in two of its sequels and starred in Future War (1997), True Vengeance (1997), Perfect Target (1997), G2 - Mortal Conquest (1999), Black Sea Raid (2000) and Global Effect (2002). In 1998-1999 he has also starred in TV-series Mortal Kombat: Konquest.

In 2003, he appeared as Agent Johnson in The Matrix Reloaded (2003), and in 2005 he appeared with Chuck Norris in The Cutter. In 2007 he appeared in Children of Wax.

In 2013, he returned to acting with Jason Statham in Parker (2013) and in a cameo in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) as the male tribute from District 9. He trained with the 87Eleven Stunt Team and played Russian hitman Kirill in John Wick and the following year, he made his Bollywood debut as mixed martial arts fighter Max Potter in the remake of Warrior, titled Brothers. Most recently, he co-starred in a particularly acclaimed episode of HBO's Barry as Ronny.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Bernhardt met his wife, actress Lisa Stothard, on the set of Bloodsport 4: The Dark Kumite. The two were married in 2000 and have a daughter, Bella, born in 2003. Daniel Bernhardt is proficient in Karate and Taekwondo.[3][1]





  1. ^ a b "The Matrix: Reloaded". Black Belt. Vol. 41 no. 8. Active Interest Media. August 2003. p. 70. ISSN 0277-3066.
  2. ^ "The Star of One of MST3K's Worst Movies Was the Title Character of the Best TV Episode of 2019". pastemagazine.com. June 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "Bloodsport II". Black Belt. Vol. 34 no. 4. Active Interest Media. April 1996. p. 76. ISSN 0277-3066.

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