Born in Pretoria, South Africa, Arnold Vosloo spent much of his youth traveling around South Africa in a Studebaker with his parents, who were both theater actors. From a young age, Vosloo decided he wanted to pursue a career in acting. When Arnold and his sister were school age, the family settled in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where his parents owned and operated a drive-in movie theater.
After graduating high school, Vosloo joined a local theater troupe. He started out working behind the scenes, but soon quickly moved to acting and found himself with an agent. He
quickly established a fine reputation as an actor, winning several awards for his theatre work, including More Is In Lang Dag, Don Juan and Torch Song Trilogy. A regular performer with South Africa's State Theatre, he also played leading roles in Savages, Twelfth Night and Hamlet. His film career in South Africa brought him The Dalro Award as Best Actor for both Boetie Gaan Border Toe and Circles In A Forest.
After signing with the prestigious talent agency William Morris and moving to the United States, he appeared in Born In The R.S.A. at Chicago's Northlight Theatre and starred with Al Pacino in a Circle In The Square production of Salome. Vosloo's other films include Ridley Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise, John Woo's Hard Target, Darkman II and Darkman III, both directed by Bradford May and George Miller's Zeus And Roxanne. Vosloo's also appeared on television in American Gothic and Nash Bridges. Vosloo currently lives in Santa Monica, Ca. with his wife.
Vosloo's next project is the spy thriller The Red Telephone. Filmed for television, The Red Telephone is actually comprised of two separate movies, Manhunt and Checkmate.