In 2019, Alex Hassell played the supervillain Translucent on Amazon Prime's The Boys. A corrupt and a pervert who can turn himself invisible, Translucent was a minor villain in the grand scheme of The Boys, who gets killed off relatively early in the show.
He now returns to play the head baddie, the much more sinister villain Vicious, in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop on Netflix.
Here is what you should know about Alex Hassell.
On April 4, 2019, it was announced that the upcoming Netflix live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop had cast Alex Hassell in the role of the main antagonist, Vicious.
Based on Shinichirō Watanabe's 1998-9 sci-fi space/Western anime series of the same name, the Netflix series centers around the bounty hunting crew on-board the "Bebop" space shuttle.
Alex Hassell is a twenty-year veteran of acting with nearly 50 acting credits to his name.
He has made appearances in several movies like The Sick House, The Sick House, Suburbicon, and The Red Sea Diving Resort, as well as TV series like Queen of Swords, Death in Holy Orders, Murphy's Law, Robin Hood, Bonkers, The Bill, Life of Crime, and Silent Witness, to name a few.
Outside England, he is perhaps most known for playing Translucent in the first season of the Amazon Prime superhero series The Boys starring Karl Urban, Antony Starr, Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Erin Moriarty.
Alex Hassell was born Alexander Stephen Hassell on September 17, 1980, the youngest of four children, in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England.
He is 40 years old at the time of this writing and stands at 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 meters).
As of this writing, Alex Hassell is married for an undisclosed amount of time to his wife, actress Emma King -- of The Vanishing, The Isle, and Two Down fame.
Based on reports by several online sources, Alex Hassell is believed to have a net worth of around $1 million.