Bert-Åke Varg

Bert-Åke Varg



Bert-Åke Varg (born April 23, 1939) is a Swedish actor, director and screenwriter. He has been active in the film and television industry since the 1960s.

Varg was born in Överkalix, Norrbotten, Sweden. He attended the Teaterhögskolan in Stockholm in the 1960s. He began his career in the theater, performing in various plays and musicals. He was also a member of the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm.

Varg first gained recognition for his work in the 1966 drama film I Am Curious (Yellow). He was then cast in the 1969 comedy film Sjunde inseglet, directed by Ingmar Bergman. He worked with Bergman again in 1971's Viskningar och rop, and in 1973's Scener ur ett äktenskap.

In the 1970s, Varg moved to the United States to pursue an acting career in Hollywood. He appeared in several American films, such as The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) and The Great Waldo Pepper (1975). He also appeared in several television series, including The Six Million Dollar Man, Kojak, and Columbo.

Varg returned to Sweden in the 1980s and continued to work in film and television. He appeared in the 1984 film Fanny och Alexander, once again directed by Bergman. He also wrote and directed the 1988 film Blådårar. In the 1990s, he appeared in several films and television series.

Varg has also received several awards for his work, including a Guldbagge Award for Best Supporting Actor in the 1976 film The Man on the Roof. He was also awarded the Swedish Film Institute's lifetime achievement award in 2013.

Varg remains active in the film and television industry, and is currently working on several projects. He is a respected actor and director, and is credited with helping to bring Swedish cinema to the world.


April 27, 1932

Place of birth

Hörnefors, Västerbottens län, Sweden

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