Ian Whyte (born 17 September 1971 in Bangor, Wales, UK) is a British actor, stuntman and professional basketball player. After showing promise at school, Whyte studied and played the game in the United States, at Iona College, New Rochelle, NY, and at Clarion University in Pennsylvania. He returned to the UK in 1994 and attracted the eye of the England coach. He played 80 times for England across nine years, also playing club games in Belgium, France, Portugal and Greece before ending his career at the Newcastle Eagles. He is 7 ft 1" in height.
In 2003 Whyte began a new career as an actor and stunt player when he was cast as a Predator in the movie Alien vs. Predator, a role he later reprised in the sequel. He then doubled for actress Frances de la Tour in the role of the giant Madame Maxine in the movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He has gone on to play roles in Dragonball Evolution, Solomon Kane and Clash of the Titans. In Ridley Scott's film Prometheus he plays the important role of the 'Last Engineer'.
In Game of Thrones Whyte initially played the role of the White Walker in the first episode of the series. He returned in this role for the second season but also took over the role of Ser Gregor Clegane for the second season when Conan Stevens was unable to reprise the role due to a scheduling clash. In Season 3 he will also portray yet another role.
|Season one credits|
|Winter is Coming||The Kingsroad||Lord Snow||Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things||The Wolf and the Lion|
|A Golden Crown||You Win or You Die||The Pointy End||Baelor||Fire and Blood|
|Season two credits|
|The North Remembers||The Night Lands||What is Dead May Never Die||Garden of Bones||The Ghost of Harrenhal|
|The Old Gods and the New||A Man Without Honor||The Prince of Winterfell||Blackwater||Valar Morghulis|
|Season three credits|
|Valar Dohaeris||Dark Wings, Dark Words||Walk of Punishment||And Now His Watch is Ended||Kissed by Fire|
|The Climb||The Bear and the Maiden Fair||Second Sons||The Rains of Castamere||Mhysa|