True Blood Season 3 Casting News: Role of Eric’s Father Has Been Cast

March 6, 2010 by  

The decision is in.  Actor Hans Tester has been selected to play the role of Eric Northman‘s father in Season 3 of True Blood. Ulfrick, a Swedish Viking King, will be seen in flashbacks to 900 AD.  He will be portrayed in his 40’s-50’s, a battle-scarred warrior who loves his son (played by Alexander Skarsgard).  However, (and does this sound familiar to anyone?) Ulfrick wants Eric to behave in a more responsible manner as befitting royalty.  Expect some tension and Swedish dialogue between the two.

Hans makes his debut in Episode 5 titled Trouble.  He has an extensive background in TV and film, from animated voiceovers (Open Season 1 and 2) to roles in Better Off Ted, The Informant, Nip/Tuck, Company of Heroes, Melrose Place, For Caroline and more.  He has also worked behind the scenes.  And…he speaks fluent Swedish.  But is he as tall as Eric? We’ll have to wait to see for ourselves.


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  • Maryanne

    Wow! Great choice! I wonder who they pick to portray his mother?

  • I think he is an excellent choice to play the Viking’s father…blond, dimple in chin. Can’t go wrong.

  • jaxx

    Wonderful. Can’t wait to see flashbacks and how this all turns out. This looks like it’s going to be a very exciting Season 3. I just wish it would be here already.