Alexander Ludwig was born May 7, 1992 in Vancouver, Canada. He is a Canadian actor and musician. He first began his career as a child, and then received recognition as a teenager for starring in the films The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (2007) and Race to Witch Mountain (2009). He is also known for starring as Cato in The Hunger Games (2012). He is also known for his supporting roles as Shane Patton in Lone Survivor (2013), and Dorn in Bad Boys for Life (2020). He starred as legendary Viking Björn Ironside in the History Channel series Vikings (2014–2020). He currently stars on the series Heels.