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Full Name at Birth
Magnús Örn Eyjólfsson Scheving
Date of Birth
writer, producer, entrepreneur, famous athlete
Claim to Fame
Magnús Örn Eyjólfsson Scheving was Born 10 November 1964 to Þórvig Hjartardóttir and Eyjólfur Magnússon Scheving. He is an Icelandic writer, producer, entrepreneur, and a famous athlete. He is also the creator and co-star of the children's television show LazyTown.
In 1992 he became the Icelandic Men's individual Champion in aerobic gymnastics. In 1993, he became the Scandinavian champion, and was the European chanpion twice in 1994 and 1995. He was voted Athlete of the Year in Iceland in 1994. He is the CEO, creator, and co-founder of LazyTown Entertainment. This company produces books, videos, games, and sporting goods to help promote fitness and a healty lifestyle to children. He is also creator of the show LazyTown (Latibær in Icland), where he plays Sportacus (known as Íþóttaáfurinn in Icelandic).
In 2006, Magnús received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Icelandic Edda Award ceremonies for his work as founder and creator of the LazyTown franchise. The President of Iceland presented the award to him.
Scheving starred in the 2010 film The Spy Next Door.
He is married to Ragnheiður Melsteð. Magnús and Ragnheiður have two children. Magnús has another daughter from a previous relationship. He has two grandchildren. Mangús birth name was Eyjólfsson but he later chose to adopt his grandfather's last name, Scheving. He has a younger brother and a older sister. Magnús currently resides in Seltjarnarnes, Reykjavík with his wife and two children. Magnús grew up in the small town of Borgarnes in Iceland. At 5 years old he had his first job as a telephone exchange messenger boy for Borgarnes. In his 20s, he made a bet with a friend, Fjölnir Þorgeirsson (an icelandic snooker champion), to master a particular sport in three years. Magnús chose snooker for Fjölnir and Fjölnir chose aerobics for Magnús. Magnús won that bet.
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