John Rhys-Davies

Biography

Acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Rhys-Davies was introduced to a new generation of fans in the blockbuster trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), and (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)) in the role of Gimli the dwarf. He has also had leading roles in Victor Victoria (1982), The Living Daylights (1987) and King Solomon's Mines (1985). Rhys-Davies, who was raised in England, Africa and Wales, credits his early exposure to classic literature for his decision to pursue acting and writing. he later refined his craft at London's renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His television credits include James Clavell's "Shogun" (1980) and "Noble House" (1988), "Great Expectations" (1989), "War and Remembrance" (1988) and "Archaeology" (1991). An avid collector of vintage automobiles, Rhys-Davies has a host of theater roles to his credit, including "The Misanthrope", "Hedda Gabler" and most of Shakespeare's works. He divides his time between Los Angeles and the Isle of Man.

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Birth Name

John Rhys-Davies

Birth Place

Salisbury

Birth Date

5/5/1944
Known For
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Sallah

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The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Viscount Mabrey

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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Sallah

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The Dragon Chronicles: Fire and Ice

Sangimel

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King Solomon's Mines

Dogati

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Beyond the Mask

Charles Kemp

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Tom und Jerry als Sherlock Holmes und Dr. Watson

Dr. Watson (voice)

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Mr. Bezzerides

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Secret of the Andes

Father Claver

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Chupacabra Terror

Captain Randolph

Starring In
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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Brine King (Digi) (voice)

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The Gates

Frederick Ladbroke

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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Sallah

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Timeless Heroes: Indiana Jones and Harrison Ford

Self - Interviewee

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Kingslayer

William Marshal

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Starbright

Raphael

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Moments in Spacetime

Mason

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G-Loc

Henry

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I AM PATRICK

Old Patrick

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Tainted

Vladimir

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The Pilgrim's Progress

Evangelist (voice)

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Mosley

Warnie (voice)

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Santa Fake

Joe

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Valley of the Gods

Dr. Hermann

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Aquaman

Brine King (voice)

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Silent Night: A Song for the World

Douglas Haig

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Peter the Redemption

Peter

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Raiders!

Himself

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Beyond the Mask

Charles Kemp

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Killing Jesus

Annas

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Under Milk Wood

Voice

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Time Lapse

Mr. Bezzerides

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Apocalypse Pompeii

Col. Carlo Dillard

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Prisoners of the Sun

Prof. Hayden Masterton

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Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map

Gnarlybeard (voice)

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100º Below Zero

Colonel Ralph Dillard

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Concrete Blondes

Kostas Jakobatos

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Return to the Hiding Place

Eusi

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War of Resistance

Eusi

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Ferocious Planet

Senator Jackson Crenshaw

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Treasure Hunters

Nathan

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Three Wise Women

Green

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Tom und Jerry als Sherlock Holmes und Dr. Watson

Dr. Watson (voice)

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Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf

Elliot Carbon

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31 North 62 East

John Hammond

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The Dragon Chronicles: Fire and Ice

Sangimel

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Kiss Me Deadly

Yale Ericson (as John Rhys Davies)

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In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

Merick

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One Night with the King

Mordecai

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Shadows in the Sun

Mr. Andrew Benton

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Ringers: Lord of the Fans

Himself

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Chupacabra Terror

Captain Randolph

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The Lost Angel

Father Kevin

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The Miracle Match

Bill Jeffrey (as John Rhys Davies)

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The Privileged Planet

Narrator (voice)

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The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Viscount Mabrey

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Vlad

Narrator (voice)

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Gimli

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The Jungle Book 2

Ranjan's father (voice)

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La Femme Musketeer

Porthos

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Helen of Troy

King Priam of Troy

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Collectors Boxset)

Gimli

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Never Say Never Mind: The Swedish Bikini Team

Hakim

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Gimli / Voice of Treebeard

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Earth Alien

Police Lt. Wyznowski

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Scorcher

Dr. Matthew Sallin

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Gimli

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The Trouble of the Rings: The Fellowship

Gimli

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Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists

King Akron / Baraka (voice)

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Secret of the Andes

Father Claver

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Au Pair

Nigel Kent

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The Great White Hype

Johnny Windsor

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Marquis de Sade

Inspector Marais

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Marquis de Sade

Inspector Marais

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Catherine the Great

Pugachev

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Death Connection

Shmuda

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A Flintstones Christmas Carol

Charles Brickens (voice) (as John Rhys Davies)

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The High Crusade

Bruder Parvus

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Robot in the Family

Eli Taki / Rashmud / Sashri

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Sunset Grill

Stockton

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Die siebente Münze

Captain Galil

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The Unnamable II

Professor Warren

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The Lost World

Challenger

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Return to the Lost World

Challenger

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The Double O Kid

Rudi Von Kseenbaum

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Kabuto

El Zaidan

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Secret Weapon

Mossad Chief

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Sallah

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The Trial of the Incredible Hulk

Wilson Fisk

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Waxwork

Werewolf

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Noble House

Quillan Gornt

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African Amok - Die Jagd nach dem weißen Gold

Roger Singh

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The Little Match Girl

Police Chief Murphy

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The Living Daylights

General Leonid Pushkin

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Firewalker

Corky Taylor

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In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro

Chris Tucker

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King Solomon's Mines

Dogati

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Kim - O'Toole

Babu

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Sahara

Rasoul

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Grizzly II: Revenge

Bouchard

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Victor Victoria

Andre Cassell

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Ivanhoe

Front-de-Boeuf

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Sphinx

Stephanos Markoulis

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Sallah

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Shogun

Vasco Rodrigues

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A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Solicitor (as John Rhys Davies)

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The Naked Civil Servant

Barndoor

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The Black Windmill

Fake Military Policeman (uncredited)

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Penny Gold

Rugger Player No.2.

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This Day and Age

Brine King (voice)

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Golden Shoes

Burt

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