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Thorsten Nickel

Thorsten Nickel

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Physical details

Gender: Male

Eye colour: Blue

Hair colour: Blonde

Hair length: Bald

Playing age: 38 - 48 years

Actual age: 51

Height: 5ft 11ins

Weight: 82kg

Build: Medium

Location: South East

Nationality type: European

Appearance: White


Thorsten Nickel started his movie career in Hong Kong and after some initial commercial work and poster campaigns he started working on a video game with Jackie Chan called ‘Jackie Chan Kung Fu Master’.

Following this Thorsten was given a role in the Jet Li movie ‘The Enforcer’ with Jackie Chan watching on set. This then lead after a final audition to the biggest role of his career to be the lead villain and co star opposite Jackie Chan (one of the biggest action stars in the world) in ‘Thunderbolt’ produced by Golden Harvest which in turn was released by American companies such as Miramax and New Line Cinema.

At the time it was the biggest movie in Hong Kong cinema history with a budget of 28mil US- dollars and became a Nr.1 box office hit across the Far East. It was shot in Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia and USA and Thorsten was perceived by the Japanese media as a likeable bad guy and his presence has been compared by the French press with Julian Sands. Thorsten also co starred opposite David Bradley (famous for the American Ninja movies) in a low budget action movie called ‘Crisis’ where we can find his name above the title.


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2010 Police Officer/ Smelgin, The Empty Plan , City Projects , David Panos/ Anja Kirschner
1998 Black Ninja Clone (support), Lethal Combat/Techno Warrior , Filmswell , Philip Ro
1997 Simon (co-star/above title), Crisis , Amsell Ent/Film One , Jalal Merhi
1995 Cougar (co-star/lead villain), Thunderbolt (a Jackie Chan film) , Golden HarvestNew Line Cinema/Miramax , Gordon Chan/Sammo Hung
1994 Russian Arms Dealer (support), The Enforcer (a Jet Li Film) , Win's Film Production , Yuen Gwai
1994 Thorsten (video game), Jackie Chan Kung Fu Master , Kaneko , Frankie Chan


Accents & Dialects

German*, French, Standard USA



Other skills

Swimming, Martial Arts, Football, Shooting, Dancer, Table Tennis, Full Clean Driving Licence, Muscular


Acting for the screen, scriptwork, improvising - Pimlico - 1991-1993
Actors Workshop
Directors Workshop as actor - Norman Chancer, St Johns Wood