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Alexander Skarsgard

Alexander Skarsgard
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Last seen
Appeared in
74 episodes (see below)
Mentioned in
Biographical Information
Date of birth
August 25, 1976 (1976-08-25) (age 45)
Date of death
Place of birth
Stockholm, Sweden
Place of death
Eric Northman
Andy Bellefleur (as a hallucination in "Hard-Hearted Hannah")
Lettie Mae Daniels (as a hallucination in "Frenzy")
Bill Compton (mimicking Eric Northman’s voice in Evil is Going On)
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Alexander Skarsgård, born August 25, 1976, is a Swedish actor who plays the role of Eric Northman on the HBO original series True Blood. He is the son of film actor Stellan Skarsgård and, on several scenes throughout the show, has spoken in his native Swedish. Making his debut on the episode "Escape from Dragon House" in the series' first season, Alexander is a starring cast member who plays the role of a vampire. Born in Sweden in 900AD, during the Anglo-Saxon period, he was turned in 930AD, making him over 1,000 years old. The Vampire sheriff of Louisiana's Area 5, which encompasses the small town of Bon Temps, Eric owns the vampire bar Fangtasia in the neighboring town of Shreveport. Playing a major recurring role through the series' first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh seasons, Alexander was last seen in the series' finale episode, "Thank You", in the series' seventh, and final, season.


Skarsgård has acted in several Swedish TV series and movies and served in the Swedish Marines. In 2003 he was nominated for a Guldbagge for male supporting role in the movie Hundtricket - The Movie (English title: The Dog Trick). He revealed to the New York Daily News he used to be an anti-terrorist marine in Sweden.

Since 2005, with his performances in Revelations and The Last Drop, he has taken part in international productions. In 2007 he played one of the main characters, Sgt. Brad Colbert, in the American miniseries Generation Kill.

In 2009, Skarsgård appeared in the music video for pop singer Lady GaGa's "Paparazzi".

In addition to his recurring role on "True Blood", which began its sixth season in 2013, Alexander has four upcoming films in post-production, The East, Disconnect, What Maisie Knew, and Battleship.



  • The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
  • Battleship (2012)
  • What Maisie Knew (2012)
  • Disconnect (2012)
  • The East (2012)
  • Melancholia (2011)
  • Straw Dogs (2011)
  • Trust Me (2010)
  • Moomins and the Comet Chase (2010)
  • 13 (2010)
  • Beyond the Pole (2009)
  • Metropia (2009)
  • Järnets änglar (2007)
  • Zoolander (2001)


  • Big Little Lies (2017)
  • True Blood (2008-2014)
  • Paparazzi (TV/Music Video) (2009)
  • Generation Kill (TV Mini-Series) (2008)
  • Golden Brown Eyes (TV Mini-Series) (2007)


Year Award Work Category Result
2003 Odense International Film Festival Att döda ett barn Grand Prix Won
Press Award Won
Guldbagge Awards Hundtricket - The Movie Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2009 Scream Award Eric Northman in True Blood Best Villain Won
True Blood Best Television Ensemble Won
2010 SAG Awards True Blood Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
Saturn Award True Blood Best Supporting Actor in Television Nominated
Scream Award True Blood Best Horror Actor Won
NewNowNext Awards True Blood Brink of Fame: Actor Nominated
2011 Scream Award True Blood Best Horror Actor Won
Teen Choice Award True Blood Choice Vampire Nominated Award True Blood Best Performance of a Non-Human Character Won



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Alexander Skarsgard On 'True Blood,' Acting In The Nude

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Season one appearances
"Strange Love" "The First Taste" "Mine" "Escape from Dragon House"
"Sparks Fly Out" "Cold Ground" "Burning House of Love" "The Fourth Man in the Fire"
"Plaisir D'Amour" "I Don't Wanna Know" "To Love Is to Bury" "You'll Be the Death of Me"
Season two appearances
"Nothing but the Blood" "Keep This Party Going" "Scratches" "Shake and Fingerpop"
"Never Let Me Go" "Hard-Hearted Hannah" "Release Me" "Timebomb"
"I Will Rise Up" "New World in My View" "Frenzy" "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"
Season three appearances
"Bad Blood" "Beautifully Broken" "It Hurts Me Too" "9 Crimes"
"Trouble" "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues" "Hitting the Ground" "Night on the Sun"
"Everything Is Broken" "I Smell a Rat" "Fresh Blood" "Evil is Going On"
Season four appearances
"She's Not There" "You Smell Like Dinner" "If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?" "I'm Alive and on Fire"
"Me and the Devil" "I Wish I Was the Moon" "Cold Grey Light of Dawn" "Spellbound"
"Let's Get Out of Here" "Burning Down the House" "Soul of Fire" "And When I Die"
Season five appearances
"Turn! Turn! Turn!" "Authority Always Wins" "Whatever I Am, You Made Me" "We’ll Meet Again"
"Let's Boot and Rally" "Hopeless" "In the Beginning" "Somebody That I Used to Know"
"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" "Gone, Gone, Gone" "Sunset" "Save Yourself"
Season six appearances
"Who Are You, Really?" "The Sun" "You're No Good" "At Last"
"F**k the Pain Away" "Don't You Feel Me" "In the Evening" "Dead Meat"
"Life Matters" "Radioactive"
Season seven appearances
"Jesus Gonna Be Here" "I Found You" "Fire in the Hole" "Death is Not the End"
"Lost Cause" "Karma" "May Be the Last Time" "Almost Home"
"Love is to Die" "Thank You"
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