With a dream of expanding his career internationally, Darko Perić has accomplished the goal of becoming a global star following his appearance in the critically acclaimed television series Money Heist.
His distinctive performance captured everyone's attention, and he has unquestionably secured his spot in the top-favorite character's list of the show. Here we will discover more about the talented actor in seven facts.
7. Darko Peric Age and Height
Born on March 25, 1977, Peric is 43 years old as of 2020. Peric stands 6 feet and 1½ inches tall (1.87 m). Being a Serbian descent, Peric holds Serbian citizenship.
Peric is multilingual with Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, Serbian, and Serbo-Croatian being his first language. Darko is fluent in English, Romanian, and Spanish. He also has a good command over Catalan. Italian and Macedonian and is somewhat familiar with French and Russian language.
6. Was Born in the Country That No Longer Exists
Peric was born in Kladovo, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia, to a Serbian family. Yugoslavia was a country in Southeastern and Central Europe for most of the 20th century. The rise of nationalism and economic and political crisis in the 1980s led to Yugoslav Wars, eventually becoming the cause of the dissolution of Yugoslavia.
In his official webpage, Peric writes, "On the border of two Europes, East and West between the ancient Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Empires. I believe I carry with me a piece of each of these worlds."
5. Loved Theatre From an Early Age
Peric had a penchant for theatrical works from an early age. He first explored the realms of art scene when a Cuban singer invited him on stage to sing the Cuban song, Guantanamera.
The incident made him acquainted with the stagecraft and helped him acknowledge his newfound interest. Just five years old at the time, he began performing in school plays, not missing any opportunity to showcase his talent.
4. He Was Sent to a Veterinary School
At the age of 14, Peric had plans to go to a animation school located in Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. Came along the Yugoslav Wars, which not only destroyed the country but dashed his dreams of becoming a artist.
On the other side, Peric's parents had other plans for him. They wanted Peric to be a doctor and sent him to a veterinary school in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania.
Nevertheless, the 43 years old actor found a way to combine the study of medicine with his passion for theatre, thanks to his friends at the Romanian Academy of Theater and Film. Peric eventually moved to Berlin, where he 'discovered the world of underground theater and cinema' and started working on short films, plays, and performances.
3. Has a Fascination for Inking his Body
A special physical characteristic of Darko Peric, according to the casting platform, e-TALENTA, is his tattoos. Peric has a polar bear tattoo on the stomach.
He has diverse symbols inked on his arms, shoulders, and biceps whose meanings are yet unexplained. We just hope Peric would make a video like Rich Piana to reveal a bit of a backstory surrounding each of the remarkable tattoos he has, including the shoulder tattoo Peric got in January 2017.
2. He is a Qi Gong Master
From being part of the local Hardcore and Punk scene to exploring various cities, Peric has always been desirous of learning new things.
The knowledge he acquired in the pursuit of artistic aspirations, he now utilizes to entertain people around the globe. On the other hand, he teaches Qi Gong, a centuries-old method of coordinated body posture and movement, breathing, and meditation.
Peric instructs the techniques of Qi Gong in a masterclass titled “Qigong, physical and mental preparation for actors” all over the world.
1. Is the Main Cast of Money Heist
Darko Peric plays as Mirko Dragic/Helsinki in the Spanish heist crime drama television series Money Heist.