Character

Kurt Weller

Played by Sullivan Stapleton

Actor Bio

Sullivan Stapleton plays Kurt Weller on the NBC drama "Blindspot."

He is best known for playing the lead role in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' "300: Rise of an Empire," the second film in Zack Snyder's "300" franchise. Stapleton starred as Greek general Themistokles, who battled an invading army of Persians. The Australian native also starred in the Cinemax series "Strike Back."

Next up, Stapleton stars in "The Lake," written and produced by Luc Besson, about a group of Navy SEALs attempting to uncover an immense treasure hidden in a lake in war-torn Serbia. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on January 27, 2017.

In 2010, Stapleton garnered international recognition for his role as Craig Cody in David Michod's "Animal Kingdom." The film won the Grand Jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival that year and went on to garner numerous awards and accolades.

Stapleton has been working in the industry for more than a decade. Past film credits include Ruben Flesicher's "Gangster Squad," alongside Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone; Kriv Stender's "Kill Me Three Times"; Tony Ayres' "Cut Snake"; and Rod Hardy's "December Boys."

Stapleton was the 2012 Australians in Film Awards' Breakthrough Actor recipient at their annual ceremony in Los Angeles.

Born and raised in Melbourne, Stapleton splits his time off from filming between Melbourne and Los Angeles.

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