Karl Erik Tore Johansson (19 October 1902 or 1903; sources differ 12 May 1971), better known by the stage name Tor Johnson, was a Swedish professional wrestler and actor.
As an actor, Johnson appeared in many B-movies, including some infamously directed by Ed Wood. In professional wrestling, Johnson was billed as Tor Johnson and Super Swedish Angel.
Johnson embraced his role as a Heel in both wrestling and acting, shaving his head to emphasize his villainous appearance. During his acting career, he befriended director Ed Wood, becoming part of his Production Posse. Johnson died of heart failure in San Fernando, California, at the age of 68. He was buried at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, in Santa Clarita, California.
His works include:
- The Beast of Yucca Flats
- Bride of the Monster
- Night of the Ghouls
- Plan 9 from Outer Space
- Shadow of the Thin Man