Jasper Pääkkönen

Biography

Jasper Pääkkönen, according to Finnish tabloid Ilta Sanomat, is "the most profitable film actor in Finland" for having starred in three of Finland's biggest box office hits during his career. Many of Pääkkönen's films have made #1 in the Finnish box office, including Pahat Pojat (Bad Boys - a true story) which is the all time most successful film in the Finnish box office. Other Pääkkönen's commercial and critical successes include Matti (#2 in Finland's all time box office), Frozen Land and Lapland Odyssey. For his role in Pahat Pojat, Pääkkönen was awarded Best Actor Award in Brussels International Independent Film Festival. He has earned international praise from film critic Michael Giltz from Huffington Post who called the actor "handsome and compelling" in his role in Lapland Odyssey. Film critic Leslie Felperin from Variety named Pääkkönen a "rising thesp, showing impressive range" in his starring role in Matti. In 2006 the European Film Promotion introduced Pääkkönen as the Shooting Star of Finland at the Berlin international film festival. Apart from his work in film, in 2009 Pääkkönen founded the Pokerisivut.com poker magazine together with film producer Markus Selin. In 2010 Pokerisivut.com was awarded Best Overall Affiliate at the London 2010 iGB Affiliate Awards. Pääkkönen is a member of the Vision Fly Fishing world team and has appeared in fly fishing TV shows and DVD's as a celebrity guest.

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Vikings TV series Vikings March 3, 2013