Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

#27832
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
26, 1988
Birthplace
Iceland
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
26, 1988 (age 32)
Birthplace
Iceland

About

Also known as Thor Björnsson, he is an actor, strongman competitor, and former professional basketball player. He was the first actor to portray the notorious Gregor Clegane in more than one season of HBO's Game of Thrones. He was named Iceland's Strongest Man five years in a row and has also been named Europe's Strongest Man twice. 

Before Fame

He began his career playing with the FSU Selfoss professional basketball team before he suffered a knee injury at twenty and was forced to pursue his athletic career in strongman competitions.

Trivia

In January 2015, he beat a 1000-year-old record at the World's Strongest Viking competition for carrying a 1,433 pound log five steps.

Family Life

He has lived in Kópavogur, Iceland. He has a daughter named Theresa Líf from a previous relationship. In 2018, he married Kelsey Henson and they welcomed their first child together, a son, on September 26, 2020.

Associated With

He starred alongside Lena Headey in the hit George R.R. Martin series Game of Thrones.

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson Popularity