Stefán Karl Stefánsson Biography
Birthday: July 10, 1975 (Cancer)
Born In: Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Stefán Karl Stefánsson was an Icelandic film, television, and theatre actor. He gained popularity for portraying the antagonist Robbie Rotten in the children's television series ‘LazyTown’. Born and raised in the port town of Hafnarfjörður, Stefánsson began his career in the entertainment industry when he was 19 years old. His first job was as a puppeteer for television. During those years, he attended the Icelandic Academy of Arts in Reykjavík but did not agree with his country’s standards on drama and acting. He made his screen debut in 1994 in the annual Icelandic television comedy special ‘Áramótaskaupið’. In 1995, he appeared in his first film, the ensemble comedy ‘Privacy’. Despite his previous views on Icelandic theatre, he became a prominent figure in it in the ensuing years. His first prolific appearance on stage was in an adaptation of ‘The Jungle Book’ by Rudyard Kipling. In 2008, he was cast as the Grinch in ‘Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical’, which ran until 2015. He had also done voice-over work for several Hollywood films, including ‘Night at the Museum’, ‘Anna and the Moods’, and ‘Thor’. In 2011, he landed his first leading role in the comedy film ‘Polite People’. Stefánsson played Robbie Rotten between 2004 and 2007 and then once more between 2013 and 2014.