Ian Whyte biography

Ian Whyte

Actor, Film actor

1971 –


Who is Ian Whyte?

Ian Whyte is a Welsh actor, stuntman and former professional basketball player. He lives in North Shields, Tyne and Wear.

Born in Bangor, North Wales, he is best known for portraying Predators in both Alien vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. He stands at the height of 7 ft 1 in.

Whyte portrayed one of the "Engineer" aliens seen in Ridley Scott's 2012 science fiction film, Prometheus.

He has portrayed various characters requiring an actor of above-average stature in the HBO series Game of Thrones, including white walkers in season 1 and season 2 and a giant in the opening episode of season 3. For these roles he was unrecognisable under make-up and computer effects. In season 2, he also had a speaking role as Ser Gregor Clegane.


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Sep 17, 1971
  • Wales

on July 23, 2013

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