Rune Temte was born and raised in Solbergelva in the outskirts of Oslo. Temte began playing football aged 7, achieving his first professional contract aged 18. Temte played for Strømsgodset Football Club, playing for the team across 5 seasons and was awarded player of the year in 1988. After 5 years with Strømsgodset Football Club, Temte took the decision to quit the sport to pursue his first love of acting.
Temte trained at the Drama Studio London, in 1993-1994. He continued to play football throughout his training for Tooting and Mitcham United F.C.. Temte was also active in the sport of bandy, playing for the club Solberg SK and the under-19 Norway national bandy team. In the 1984 Bandy World Championship Y-19 in Vänersborg, Sweden, Temte played as a midfielder when the Norwegian team won the bronze medal.
- Fortitude as Lars Ulvinaune
- Eddie the Eagle as Bjørn the Norwegian Coach
- Torpederna as Frank
- Markus og Diana as Florian Simps
- Love Me Tomorrow as Kungen
- Ulykken as Jonas
- Metal Girl as Manfred
- Hotel Cæsar as Karl Ramstad
- The Inspector and the Sea as Ingmar
- Gjengangere as Johan