Vladimir Kolev

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Vladimir Kolev
Medal record
Men's boxing
Representing  Bulgaria
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Montreal Light welterweight
World Amateur Championships
Silver medal – second place Havana 1974 Light welterweight

Vladimir Kolev (Bulgarian: Владимир Колев, born April 18, 1954) is a retired boxer from Bulgaria and Olympic bronze medalist. He also works as an actor, and has appeared in many American films.

At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he won the bronze medal in the light welterweight division (– 63'5 kg) after being defeated in the semifinals by eventual runner-up Andrés Aldama of Cuba.

Two years earlier, at the inaugural 1974 World Championships in Havana, Cuba, he won the silver medal, after losing to Ayub Kalule from Uganda in the final.

In 2009, he starred as the Viking Hermoid, in the Syfy TV movie THOR: Hammer of the Gods, and as a Cab Driver in The Man with the Screaming Brain.


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Ne znam, ne chuh, ne vidyah Kolev
1985 Romantichna istoriya Zhoro
1987 Noshtna tarifa Boksyorat
2001 Mindstorm Russian Sergeant
2002 Dark Descent Rothko
Rapsodiya v byalo Aktyor v kuklen teatar
2003 Air Marshal Security Officer
2005 Alien Apocalypse Bob TV movie
Man with the Screaming Brain Yegor
2007 Hitman HRT Guy
2009 Thick as Thieves Andrei
2019 Thick as Thieves Andrei
Command Performance Nikolai
The Fourth Kind Nome Resident
Double Identity Interrogation Detective
2013 Victor Young Perez S.A. pharmacie Berlin
2014 The Legend of Hercules M.C. - Large Arena
2016 Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich British P.O.W.
Sniper: Ghost Shooter Col. Sergej Babayev
Boyka: Undisputed Warden Koychev