Chris Hemsworth as Thor, swinging his massive hammer about
Chris Hemsworth as Thor, swinging his massive hammer about {image via Disney}

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, best known for playing Thor in the MCU turns 39 on Thursday August 11, 2022.

Christopher Hemsworth was born August 11, 1983 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Like other members of “the Chris Club: Chris Evans, Chris Pine, and Chris Pratt, he’s been keeping very busy. He will be playing Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan in an upcoming Hulk Hogan biopic.

His life of performance before the camera began in his native Australia. He played King Arthur in the TV show Guinevere Jones and Jamie Kane on the popular Australian soap opera Neighbours. He played Kim Hyde in the Australian show Home and Away.

After making a name for himself in Australian television, he came to Hollywood to play George Kirk, Jim Kirk’s father in Star Trek (2009). From there he moved on to the MCU, playing Thor in eight movies and one videogame.

He’s also popped up in various non-MCU films. In the female-led reboot of Ghostbusters (2016), he played Kevin. He played the Huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and its sequel The Huntsman: Winter’s war (2016). In Men in Black: International (2019), Hemsworth played Agent H. He appeared in Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods (2012) as athlete Curt Vaughan.

He has been married to actress Elsa Pataky since 2010. They have three children, twin sons Sasha and Tristan and daughter India.

Happy Birthday, Chris Hemsworth. The geeking world is grateful for you being in it, making all these wonderful movies.


Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.