Andrew Koponen is an accomplished wrestler, actor, police officer, and screenwriter. He is known for his appearance in the film, Ant-Man and in tv series, 13 Reasons Why. He will next appear in the film, Venom: Let There Be Carnage as a police officer and in The Matrix 4 as a businessman.

Quick Info
Birth NameAndrew Koponen
Birth Date
12th August 1971
Birth Place
Livermore, California, United States
Brian Koponen
Mickie Koponen
3 siblings
Livermore High School, Humboldt State University, University of Phoenix, Academy of Art University
Zodiac Sign
5 feet 7 inches or 1.7 meters
Weight215lbs or 98 kg
Children1 son
Social Media
Facebook, Linked In
Actor, Police Officer, Wrestler
Net Worth1.3 million dollars
Andrew Koponen
Source: SportStars Magazine

Where was Andrew born and raised?

Andrew Koponen was born on 12th August 1971 in the United States. He grew up in a city in California called Livermore. He was born to Mickie and Brian Koponen. His father is a Michigan Technology University graduate and is retired nuclear physicist of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He has American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity of European descent. He has 3 siblings.

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Where did Koponen go to College?

Andrew Koponen is a well-educated man with a diverse field of study. He graduated from Livermore High School where he also started his wrestling training. In 1989, he joined Humboldt State University graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government.

In 2005, he joined the University of Phoenix and graduated with a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and Teaching in 2008. In 2018, he joined the Academy of Art University where he graduated with a Master’s degree in Writing and Directing film.

Koponen also took his police training from Oakland Police Academy in Oakland, California.


Andrew Koponen’s Diverse Career & Achievements

Andrew Koponen in US Olympic Festival
Andrew Koponen(Blue) in US Olympic Festival        Source: The California Wrestler

Koponen initially started his career as a wrestler which he started during high school. Steve Page who was his high school wrestling coach was his biggest motivator and source of inspiration. With his guidance, he became Bronze Medalist in the 1990 US Olympic Festival, 2x Espoir All-American/Finalist, Greco-Roman State Champion, and several more. He later served as a wrestling coach in Livermore High School.

After graduating from his university, Koponen served in Army National Guard as a mortarman as well as a police officer in Oakland Police Department which was his long-time goal and dream. In 2018, he also worked as a 911 operator for few months. Since 2009, he started working in Security Industry Specialists as Off Duty Officer (ODO).

Andrew Koponen has also been actively participating in several theatrical performances since 2009. In 2011, he portrayed the role of a police officer in the documentary series, I (Almost) Got Away with It. He then played smaller roles in films and tv series like Hemingway & Gellhorn, The Master, Looking, Ant-Man alongside Sebastian Stan, Steve Jobs, Chance, 13 Reasons Why alongside Giorgia Whigham and many more. He will next appear in an upcoming film, Venom: Let There Be Carnage and The Matrix alongside stars like Ellen Hollman, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams in 2021.

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Who is Andrew married to?

Andrew Koponen is married to a beautiful woman named Merit. Although Koponen does not prefer to talk much about his personal life, he does not prefer to hide it either. He has a son who looks like he will hit his teenage soon. Any information regarding his wife and son is still a mystery. He currently resides in Livermore, California with his wife and son.

Andrew Koponen with his wife and son in 2019 California Independent Film Festival Source: The California
Andrew Koponen with his wife and son in 2019 California Independent Film Festival                          Source: The California Wrestler


Body Measurement

Andrew Koponen is currently 49 years old turning 50 in August of 2021. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall which is about 1.7 meters and weighs 215lbs or 98 kg. He has a curvy body build. He possesses brown bald hair and brown eyes. As a former wrestler and police officer, he has maintained his body quite well.

Social Media

Koponen is not an active social media user. He does own his personal Facebook account where he posts occasionally. He can be connected by @Andrew Koponen on Facebook. He also has his professional Linked In account where he identifies himself as a screenwriter, police and a teacher. He can be connected by @Andrew Koponen

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What is the current net worth of Andrew?

Andrew Koponen has an estimated net worth of 1.3 million dollars as of 2021. His earnings come from diverse sources and he has accumulated millions through his career as a police officer, wrestler, wrestling coach, actor, and producer. He is a hard-working man who does not believe in giving up. Hopefully, we will be able to see him perform more in upcoming films.


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