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Esko Nikkari (23 November 1938 Lapua, Finland – 17 December 2006 in Seinäjoki, Finland) was a prolific Finnish actor who made more than 70 appearances on film and television. He debuted in 1974 in the movie Karvat.

Nikkari was a workhorse of the Kaurismäki brothers, with whom he first worked on Rikos ja rangaistus in 1983. His last role with Aki Kaurismäki was in Man without a Past in 2002. He starred in the 1994 film Aapo opposite actors such as Taisto Reimaluoto, Ulla Koivuranta and Kai Lehtinen. More recently, he has appeared in a number of Timo Koivusalo films such as Kaksipäisen kotkan varjossa (2005), which is the last full-length movie he appeared in.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Esko Nikkari, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Esko Nikkari (23 November 1938 Lapua, Finland – 17 December 2006 in Seinäjoki, Finland) was a prolific Finnish actor who made more than 70 appearances on film and television. He debuted in 1974 in the movie Karvat.

Nikkari was a workhorse of the Kaurismäki brothers, with whom he first worked on Rikos ja rangaistus in 1983. His last role with Aki Kaurismäki was in Man without a Past in 2002. He starred in the 1994 film Aapo opposite actors such as Taisto Reimaluoto, Ulla Koivuranta and Kai Lehtinen. More recently, he has appeared in a number of Timo Koivusalo films such as Kaksipäisen kotkan varjossa (2005), which is the last full-length movie he appeared in.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Esko Nikkari, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 20

Birthday 1938-11-23

Day of Death 2006-12-17

Place of Birth Lapua, Finland

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Also Known As

  • Esko Vilhelm Nikkari

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2002 The Man Without a Past as Bank Robber
2001 The Rose of the Rascal as Väiski
2000 A Charming Mass Suicide as Sakari Piippo
2000 Sincerely Yours in Cold Blood(30 episodes) as Patologi
2000 Lakeuden Kutsu as Paavo Hakala
1999 Love & Crime as Kassu Vartio
1998 A Summer by the River as Hannes
1997 Vaiennut kylä as Jarva, police officer
1995 The Last Wedding as Jalmari Pesonen / Grim Reaper (voice)
1994 Aapo as maanviljelysneuvos
1990 The Match Factory Girl as stepfather
1989 The Winter War as Private Yrjö 'Ylli' Alanen
1989 Cha Cha Cha as Policeman
1988 Plainlands as Paavo Hakala
1987 Hamlet Goes Business as Polonius
1987 The Final Arrangement as Varjola
1986 Shadows in Paradise as Co-worker
1985 Hei kliffaa hei! as Poliisi
1983 Crime and Punishment as Inspector Pennanen
1982 The Worthless as Harström

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