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Ian Whyte Biography
Ian Whyte is a Welsh actor, stuntman, former professional basketball player who is best known for his time with Newcastle Eagles and roles in movies such as’ Game of Thrones’ (2011), ‘Alien vs. Predator’ (2004. 2007), and ‘Star Wars’ (2015, 2016, 2017).
Ian Whyte was born in Bangor, North Wales and brought up in Brighton. He received athletic scholarships to Iona College in New York and Clarion University in Pennsylvania as a basketball player and later distinguished himself with 80 caps for England over a nine-year international basketball career.
In 2004 his physical attributes, his mental toughness, and flair for the theatrical made him the perfect man to play the part of the iconic Predator in Paul W. Anderson’s Sci-Fi action film Alien Vs. Predator, to critical acclaim. Ian went on to develop his reputation as a talented physical actor by performing stunts for Francis De La Tour as the 8′ 6″ tall Madame Maxime, Head Mistress of the Beauxbatons Academy in Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire.
In 2007 Ian reprised the role of the Predator in AVP: Requiem, again to critical acclaim and in 2010 the character of Madame Maxime in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.Ian continues to play fearsome horror, fantasy and science fiction characters created by the most talented industrial designers and is highly regarded as one of the finest, most talented and dedicated costume actors in the business.
He has also recently come to prominence playing dramatic parts, most notable in the as-yet-unreleased Harrigan directed by Vince Woods. A stylish, gritty police drama set against the dark backdrop of 1970’s Britain and as the fearsome and sinister Gregor Clegane, “The Mountain that Rides” in the second season of HBO’s award-winning fantasy drama: Game of Thrones.
Ian Whyte Age
He was born on 17 September 1971 in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales and raised in Brighton, England. Ian is currently 47 years old. Ian was already 7’1″ tall by the age of 17. He has not disclosed any information about his parents, childhood, and siblings.
Ian holds Welsh and British citizenship but his ethnicity is unknown.
Ian Whyte Education
He attended Henry Hudson High School in New Jersey, graduating in 1990. There he earned sports scholarships to Iona College in New York and studied for two years. After that, he was transferred to Clarion University in Pennsylvania and achieved a master’s degree in Marketing.
Ian Whyte Career
He began his career as a professional basketball player and he caught the attention of national team scouts who saw his physical attributes. His 2.16-meter height helped him as a basketball player in his career.
He joined London Towers in 1994 and played for them for a season and transferred to The London Leopards, its rival team.
After that, Ian Whyte soon returned to England and he played for Newcastle Eagles for five years. Similarly, he is also an actor. He played four characters in the film ‘Alien vs. Predator’ in 2004 and then appeared in the supporting roles in films including ‘Harry Potter’ and the ‘Goblet of Fire’ (2005) , ‘Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem’ (2007), ‘Dragonball Evolution’ (2009), ‘Hercules’ (2014), and many more.
Similarly, he appeared in multiple characters as White Walker, Gregor Clegane and Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun (Giant) in Game of Thrones (2011, 2012, 2015-2016).
Ian Whyte Net Worth
The talented personality must have accumulated a huge sum of money from his basketball and acting career. However, he has an estimated Net worth of $7 Million.
Ian Whyte Height & Weight
How tall is Ian Whyte – 1,81m.
How much weight is Ian Whyte – 63kg
Ian Whyte Filmography
|2014||Alien vs. Predator||Scar
|2005||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Olympe Maxime||with Frances de la Tour|
|2007||Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem||Wolf|
|2009||Solomon Kane||The Reaper|
|2010||Clash of the Titans||Sheikh Suleiman|
|2011||Game of Thrones||White Walker||Season 1, 1 episode|
|2012||Game of Thrones||White Walker, Gregor Clegane||Season 2, 4 episodes|
|2013||Don’t Move||The Demon||Short film|
|2013||The Beachcomber||Cluny Barr|
|2013–2014||Game of Thrones||Dongo the Doomed (Giant)||Season 3 – 4, 3 episodes|
|2014||The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power||Prince Duan|
|2014||Hercules||Best Warrior Leader|
|2015||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||Crusher Roo down, Bollie Prindle||Also Peter Mayhew’s stunt double|
|2015–2016||Game of Thrones||Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun (“Wun Wun”) (Giant)||Season 5 – 6, 5 episodes|
|2017||Game of Thrones||Two Giant wights||Season 7, 2 episodes|
|2017||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||Bollie Prindle|
Ian Whyte Relationship
Ian Whyte is a married person. He has walked the aisle with his longtime girlfriend Amy Whyte, who is a Law Firm’s business development manager. The couple is blessed with a daughter but her name has not been revealed yet. The family is currently living together and with no rumors of extramarital affairs or divorce between him and his wife.
Ian Whyte Wife
Amy Whyte – Ian was in a relationship with Gordon Brown Law Firm’s business development manager, Amy for a while before tying the knot. They met at a night club in Legends on Grey Street. They have a son named Seb Whyte and a daughter.