Swiss-born martial artist Daniel Bernhardt has followed in the violent footsteps of Belgian kickboxer Jean-Claude Van Damme as a handsome European-accented leading man in Hollywood action thrillers. After studying in the Swiss capital of Bern and modeling in Paris, Bernhardt literally took over for Van Damme in the second, third, and fourth incarnations of the Bloodsport film series. After starring in the low-budget debacle that is Future War, he kicked his way through the movies True Vengeance, Black Sea Raid, Perfect Target, and Global Effect. In 1998, he starred as Siro on the video game-inspired TV show Mortal Combat Conquest. In 2003, Bernhardt finally found a highly profitable outlet for his skills as Agent Johnson in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.