Arnold Schwarzenegger in February 2015
|38th Governor of California|
November 17, 2003 – January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Gray Davis|
|Succeeded by||Jerry Brown|
|Chair of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports|
January 22, 1990 – January 20, 1993
|President||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Dick Kazmaier|
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger
July 30, 1947
Thal, Styria, Austria
(m. 1986; div. 2017)
|Children||5, including Katherine and Patrick|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Branch/service||Austrian Armed Forces|
|Years of service||1965|
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947, in Austria) is an Austrian-American former professional bodybuilder, actor, film producer, screenwriter, and director. He was the governor of the American state of California from 2003–2011. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
After serving in the army, Schwarzenegger moved to Munich, where he often slept in a gym because he did not have anywhere else to live.
Schwarzenegger moved to the United States in 1968 and eventually became an actor. He has been in several big budget Hollywood movies including The Terminator series. He stopped acting to run for governor of California in 2003. In 2003, Governor Gray Davis was removed as governor and Schwarzenegger was elected. His term ended in early January 2011, and he was replaced by Jerry Brown.
Before becoming an actor, Schwarzenegger was a bodybuilder and had won both the Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe titles over seven consecutive times. Schwarzenegger has also set up his own official competition, Arnold Classic.
In 1971, Schwarzenegger's younger maternal half-brother Meinhard died in a car accident due to driving while drunk.
In 1986, Schwarzenegger married Maria Shriver, but they separated in 2011. They have two daughters, Katherine and Christina, and two sons, Patrick and Christopher. Schwarzenegger also has a son with another woman.
In 2013, Schwarzenegger returned to acting with a role in the movie Escape Plan.
Filmography[change | change source]
Feature films[change | change source]
Denotes lead role
|Hercules in New York||1970||Hercules||Credited as Arnold Strong "Mr. Universe"|
|The Long Goodbye||1973||Hood in Augustine's Office||Uncredited cameo|
|Stay Hungry||1976||Joe Santo|
|The Villain||1979||Handsome Stranger|
|Conan the Barbarian||1982||Conan|
|Conan the Destroyer||1984||Conan|
|The Terminator||1984||T-800 "Model 101"|
|Red Sonja||1985||Lord Kalidor|
|Commando||1985||Col. John Matrix|
|Raw Deal||1986||Sheriff Mark Kaminsky / Joseph P. Brenner|
|Predator||1987||Maj. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer||Also re-released in 3D (2013)|
|The Running Man||1987||Benjamin "Ben" A. Richards|
|Red Heat||1988||Cpt. Ivan Danko|
|Total Recall||1990||Douglas "Doug" Quaid / Carl Hauser||Dual role|
|Kindergarten Cop||1990||Det. John Kimble|
|Terminator 2: Judgment Day||1991||T-800 "Model 101"||Also re-released in 3D (2017)|
|Last Action Hero||1993||Jack Slater / Himself||Dual role|
|Beretta's Island||1993||Himself||Direct-to-video; cameo|
|True Lies||1994||Harry Tasker / Harry Renquist|
|Junior||1994||Dr. Alexander "Alex" Hesse|
|Eraser||1996||U.S. Marshal John Kruger|
|Jingle All the Way||1996||Howard Langston|
|Batman & Robin||1997||Dr. Victor Fries / Mr. Freeze|
|End of Days||1999||Jericho Cane|
|The 6th Day||2000||Adam Gibson / Adam Gibson Clone||Dual role|
|Collateral Damage||2002||Cpt. Gordon "Gordy" Brewer|
|Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines||2003||T-850 "T-101"|
|The Rundown||2003||Bar Patron||Uncredited cameo|
|Around the World in 80 Days||2004||Prince Hapi||Cameo|
|The Kid & I||2005||Himself||Limited release; cameo|
|The Expendables||2010||Trent "Trench" Mauser||Uncredited cameo|
|The Expendables 2||2012||Trent "Trench" Mauser|
|The Last Stand||2013||Sheriff Ray Owens|
|Escape Plan||2013||Emil Rottmayer / Victor X. Mannheim|
|Sabotage||2014||John "Breacher" Wharton|
|The Expendables 3||2014||Trent "Trench" Mauser|
|Maggie||2015||Wade Vogel||Limited release|
|Terminator Genisys||2015||T-800 "Model 101" / Guardian||Also re-released in 3D (2015)|
|Aftermath||2017||Roman Melnyk||Limited release|
|Killing Gunther||2017||Robert "Gunther" Bendik||Limited release|
|Wonders of the Sea 3D||2017||Narrator||Documentary film|
|The Game Changers||2018||Himself||Documentary film|
|Viy 2: Journey to China||2019||James Hook|
|Terminator: Dark Fate||2019||T-800 "Model 101" / Carl|
|Kung Fury 2||TBA||The President||Post-production|
Television[change | change source]
Denotes lead role
|Happy Anniversary and Goodbye||1974||Rico||CBS||Television film; cameo|
|The Streets of San Francisco||1977||Josef Schmidt||ABC||Episode: "Dead Lift"|
|The San Pedro Beach Bums||1977||Muscleman||ABC||Episode: "Lifting Is My Life"|
|The Jayne Mansfield Story||1980||Mickey Hargitay||CBS||Television film|
|Tales from the Crypt||1990||X-Con||HBO||Episode: "The Switch"; uncredited cameo|
|Christmas in Connecticut||1992||Man in Chair in Front of Media Truck||TNT||Television film; uncredited cameo|
|Lincoln||1992||John George Nicolay||ABC||Television film; voice role|
|Liberty's Kids||2002–2003||Baron Friedrich von Steuben||PBS||Episodes: "Valley Forge", "James Armistead"; voice role|
|Two and a Half Men||2015||Lt. Wagner||CBS||Episode: "Of Course He's Dead: Part 1 & 2"|
|Years of Living Dangerously||2014–2016||Himself||Showtime, National Geographic||17 episodes|
|The New Celebrity Apprentice||2017||Himself (host)||NBC||7 episodes|
|Chad Goes Deep||2019||Himself||Unknown||Episodes: "The Arnold Saga pt. 1", "The Arnold Saga pt. 2"|
|Superhero Kindergarten||TBA||Arnold Armstrong / Cpt. Courage||Unknown||Filming; voice role|
Video games[change | change source]
|Terminator 2: Judgment Day||1991||T-800 "Model 101"|
|Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines||2003||T-850 "Model 101"|
|Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff||2014||Himself|
|Predator: Hunting Grounds||2020||Maj. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer||Voice role|
Music videos[change | change source]
Denotes lead role
|"Stop the Madness"||1985||Tim Reid||Himself||Cameo|
|"You Could Be Mine"||1991||Guns N' Roses||T-800 "Model 101"|
|"Say It Isn't So"||2000||Bon Jovi||Himself||Uncredited cameo|
Soundtrack appearance[change | change source]
|Killing Gunther||2017||"Earthquake Love"|
Theme park attractions[change | change source]
Denotes lead role
|T2-3D: Battle Across Time||1996||T-800 "Model 101"|
Web[change | change source]
|Epic Rap Battles of History||2015||Terminator Announcer||Episode: "Terminator vs. RoboCop"; uncredited cameo|
|Terminator Genisys: The YouTube Chronicles||2015||T-800 "Model 101"||Episode: "Part 3"; cameo|
References[change | change source]
- "Arnold Schwarzenegger Bio". Retrieved August 3, 2016.
- Hiltzik, Michael. "A true 'hot property': Elliott Gould's 'Long Goodbye' apartment is for rent!". latimes.com.
- "Arnold Passes Action Hero Torch to The Rock". Associated Press. March 25, 2015.
- "Arnold Schwarzenegger Salutes Action Royalty, Will Cameo In Sly's 'The Expendables'". theplaylist.net.
- "That Time Arnold Schwarzenegger Did 'Tales From the Crypt'". July 30, 2015.
- "Do You Remember? #64: Christmas In Connecticut (Directed By Arnold Schwarzenegger)". December 18, 2016.
- Corliss, Richard (June 24, 2001). "Box-Office Brawn". Time. Archived from the original on November 2, 2012. Retrieved February 19, 2009.
- Bishop, Rollin (May 12, 2020). "Predator: Hunting Grounds Is Adding Arnold Schwarzenegger's Dutch". Comicbook. Comicbook.
- Staff, OC Weekly- (January 17, 2013). "Muscle Music: A Schwarzenegger Soundtrack Retrospective". OC Weekly.