Kjell Nilsson (Humungus)
George Kritty, Kjell Nilsson and Spiro Koulouris
Taken at Kjell's bodybuilding gym in Hornsby NSW, 1984.
Kjell Nilsson was born in Gothenberg, Sweden, and came to Australia in 1980 as a trainer of Swedish athletes preparing for the Moscow Olympics, being a former Olympic class weight lifter himself. While in Australia he met Australian actress Kate Fergerson, and they were married in Sweden later that year. She pursuaded him to return to Australia, and look for work in Australian films.
He landed his first role as a pirate in "The Pirate Movie", (for those of you who are interested, it is available on DVD), and you can see Kjell "unmasked" quite clearly in a few scenes from that film. His next role was that of The Humungus in Mad Max 2. At the time Mad Max 2 was made, Kjell was aged 32, weighed 240 pounds, and is 6'3" tall.