Hafthor Julius Bjornsson Facts:
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson height: 6 feet & 9 inches
Weight: 180 kg (397 pounds)
Age: 26 years (November 28, 1988)
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson is easily distinguished for his lofty stature & giant build. Professionally a strongman rival & actor, Hafthor formerly was an accomplished basketball player. He is just 26 years old, though has established himself firmly in the entertainment world. Noted for his towering height, the athletic out framed actor is listed to be precise 6 feet & 9 inches, weighing more or less 180 kg. He is a devoted workaholic & never prefers missing his single day exercises & gym training.
Originally from Reykjavik, the capital & largest city of Iceland, Hafthor Julius Bjornsson was raised there until his youth. He is the 28th November, 1988 born child of his adorable parents. Currently a married man, he has a single child, a baby girl named Theresa Lif, who is currently running in her 5/6 years of age.
However Hafthor Julius Bjornsson’s career started as a basketball player, he later began participating in strongman behind his ankle injury concluded his career in basketball. Speaking about asketball, he firstly played for K.R. Basketball Reykjavik, the Iceland Dominos league as the team’s starting center. Subsequently, he was selected for the prominent D2 Icelandic National Basketball Team. For the 2007- 2008 season, he altered to play as the pro center for FSu Selfoss Basketball team of the Icelandic Division 1. Following his departure from professional basketball, the towering heighted chap won numerous strongman competitions in 2010 counting Westfjords Viking, Iceland’s Strongest Viking, Strongest Man in Iceland & currently the Iceland held OK Badur Strongman Championships. He concluded in second position at the foundational Jon Pall Sigmarsson Classic, after Brian Shaw. Hafthor was the winner of the Strongest Man in Iceland competition on 4th of June, 2011, & the Iceland’s Strongest Man competition on 28th of that June. On 6th of that August, he placed 4th in the event of Giants Live Poland. Lately, on 31st of January, 2015, he beat a thousand year old record made by Orm Storolfsson, the Icelandic Viking strongman, at the contest of World’s Strongest Viking in Norway, where Hafthor carried a thirty two feet long 650 kg log for 5 steps.
However Hafthor Julius Bjornsson is also a professional actor. He made his first on- screen appearance as himself in the television sitcom “The World’s Strongest Man” in 2012- 2013. Currently recognized for his role in the wide accepted HBO sitcom “Game of Thrones”, Hafthor plays Gregor Clegane aka The Mountain’ in the series since the year 2014. He is well known for being the foremost actor portraying Gregor in more than a single season counting his starring in the fifth season. Actually, Hafthor is said to be the youngest & shortest actor to play the very character. Recently, in 2015, the actor was also noticed in a single episode of the Sky 1 sports based comedy panel game series “A League of Their Own”.