|Name Esko Nikkari||Role actor|
|Born 23 November 1938 (1938-11-23) Lapua, Finland|
Died December 17, 2006, Seinajoki, Finland
Spouse Asteri Martikkala (m. 1961–1963)
Awards Jussi Award for Best Supporting Actor
Movies The Match Factory Girl, The Man Without a Past, Shadows in Paradise, Juha, Crime and Punishment
Similar People Elina Salo, Kati Outinen, Matti Pellonpaa, Aki Kaurismaki, Timo Koivusalo
Esko Nikkari (23 November 1938 Lapua, Finland – 17 December 2006 in Seinäjoki, Finland) was a prolific Finnish actor who made more than 70 appearances on film and television. He debuted in 1974 in the movie Karvat.
Nikkari was a workhorse of the Kaurismäki brothers, with whom he first worked on Rikos ja Rangaistus in 1983. His last role with Aki Kaurismäki was in Man without a Past in 2002. He starred in the 1994 film Aapo opposite actors such as Taisto Reimaluoto, Ulla Koivuranta and Kai Lehtinen. More recently, he has appeared in a number of Timo Koivusalo films such as Kaksipäisen kotkan varjossa (2005), which is the last full-length movie he appeared in.