Arnold Vosloo quickly established a fine reputation as an actor in his native South Africa, winning several awards there for his theatre work, including More Is In Lang Dag, Don Juan and Torch Song Trilogy. A regular performer with South Africa's State Theatre, he also played leading roles in Savages, Twelfth Night and Hamlet. His film career in the RSA brought him The Dalro Award as Best Actor for both Boetie gaan border toe (1984) and Circles in a Forest (1990), and the Dalro Best Actor Nomination for the film version of More Is 'n Lang Dag.
After moving to the United States, he appeared in 'Born In The R.S.A.' at Chicago's Northlight Theatre and starred with Al Pacino and Sheryl Lee in a Circle In The Square Uptown production of 'Salome' (his character's name was "Jokanaan"). The latter running for a total of 18 performances only between June 28, 1992 and July 2, 1992. Vosloo's film credits include Ridley Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), John Woo's Hard Target (1993) (produced by James Jacks and Sean Daniel), _Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1994)_ and _Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996)_ , both directed by Bradford May and George Miller's Zeus and Roxanne (1997). Equally at home on the television screen, Vosloo appeared in "American Gothic" (1995)for Fox and "Nash Bridges" (1996) for CBS.