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John Rhys-Davies

Mostly Credited As: John Rhys-Davies
Sometimes Credited As: John Rhys Davies
Jonathan Rhys-Davies
John Rhys-Davis

Birth Name: John Rhys-Davies
Date Of Birth: May 05, 1944 (Age 70)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

John Rhys-Davies


Acclaimed English 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). 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) (mini)_ and "Noble House" (1988) (mini), "Great Expectations" (1989) (mini), "War and Remembrance" (1989) 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.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Hieroglyph (2014)As: Vocifer
Revelations (US) (2005)As: Professeur Lampley
You Wish (1997)As: Madman Mustapha
Sliders (1995)As: Professor Maximillian Arturo (1995-1997)
The Untouchables (1993) (1993)As: Agent Michael Malone
Under Cover (1991)As: Flynn
Noble House (1988)As: Quillian Gornt
War and Remembrance (1988)As: Sammy Mutterperl
The Quest (1982) (1982)As: Sir Edward
Shogun (1980)As: Vasco Rodrigues
The Naked Civil Servant (1975)As: Barndoor
Episode Cast Credits 

Once Upon a Time (2011) 
  The Snow Queen 04x07: (Nov/09/2014) Voiced  Grand Pabbie 
  Family Business 04x06: (Nov/02/2014) Voiced  Grand Pabbie 
  A Tale of Two Sisters 04x01: (Sep/28/2014) As Grand Pabbie 

Face Off (2011) 
  Make It Reign 04x01: (Jan/15/2013) As Himself 

Psych (2006) 
  Indiana Shawn and the Temple of the Kinda Crappy, Rusty Old Dagger 06x10: (Feb/29/2012) As Curator 

Legend of the Seeker (2008) 
  Vengeance 02x17: (Apr/17/2010) As Old Panis Rahl 

Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! (2004) 
  Demon Of The Deep 04x08: (Oct/28/2006) Voiced  Comandor 

Loose Women (1999) 
  Series 7, Show 33 07x33: (May/25/2005) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Fillmore! (2002) 
  Ingrid Third, Public Enemy #1 01x08: (Nov/16/2002) Voiced  Lenny 

Arli$$ (1996) 
  All That Glitters 07x11: (Sep/08/2002) As Unknown 

SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) 
  Chocolate With Nuts 03x20: (Jun/01/2002) Voiced  ManRay 
  Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III 02x07: (Nov/27/2000) Voiced  ManRay 

The Zeta Project (2001) 
  Ro's Gift 02x06: (Apr/27/2002) Voiced  Edgar 

Justice League Unlimited (2001) 
  Paradise Lost (2) 01x09: (Jan/28/2002) Voiced  Lord Hades 
  Paradise Lost (1) 01x08: (Jan/21/2002) Voiced  Lord Hades 

The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne (2000) 
  The Cardinal's Revenge (2) 01x05: (Jul/16/2000) As Alexander Dumas/Porthos 
  The Cardinal's Design (1) 01x04: (Jul/09/2000) As Alexander Dumas/Porthos 

Pinky and the Brain (1995) 
  Brainie The Poo 03x37: (Feb/07/1998) Voiced  Narrator 

Star Trek: Voyager (1995) 
  Concerning Flight 04x11: (Nov/26/1997) As Leonardo da Vinci, [Special Guest Stars]
  Scorpion (1) 03x26: (May/21/1997) As Leonardo da Vinci, [Special Guest Stars]

Freakazoid! (1995) 
  Freak-a-Panel/Tomb of Invisibo 02x10: (May/31/1997) Voiced  Professor Beasthead 

Gargoyles (1994) 
  The Journey 03x01: (Sep/07/1996) Voiced  MacBeth (MacDuff) 
  Sentinel 02x39: (Feb/19/1996) Voiced  Dr. Morwood-Smythe 
  Pendragon 02x35: (Feb/12/1996) Voiced  MacBeth 
  Sanctuary 02x28: (Dec/18/1995) Voiced  MacBeth 

Duckman (1994) 
  The Road to Dendron 03x16: (May/11/1996) Voiced  Sultan of Dendron 

The Fantastic Four (1994) (1994) 
  When Calls Galactus 02x08: (Nov/18/1995) Voiced  Thor 
  To Battle the Living Planet 02x06: (Nov/04/1995) Voiced  Thor 

A Mind To Kill (1994) 
  Black Silence 01x01: (Nov/20/1994) As Roderick Tate 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  Dear Deadly 11x05: (Oct/23/1994) As Harry Mordecai 
  Night of the Tarantula 06x07: (Nov/12/1989) As Harry Waverly 
  J.B. As in Jailbird 05x01: (Oct/23/1988) As Lancaster 

Legend of Prince Valiant (1991) 
  The Flute 02x05: (Oct/30/1992) Voiced  the voice of King Donovan 

Batman: The Animated Series (1992) 
  The Cape And Cowl Conspiracy 01x25: (Oct/14/1992) Voiced  Waclaw Jozek 

Tales from the Crypt (1989) 
  Dead Wait 03x06: (Jul/03/1991) As Emil Duval 

Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983) 
  Affair at Bromfield Hall 02x08: (Nov/26/1984) As Lord Ralph Bromfield 

Robin of Sherwood (1984) 
  The King's Fool 01x06: (May/26/1984) As King Richard 

Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983) 
  An Affair with a Married Woman 01x01: (Sep/05/1983) As Tanyatos 

CHiPs (1977) 
  Force Seven 05x27: (May/23/1982) As Nakura 

BBC Television Shakespeare (1978) 
  The Merchant of Venice 03x02: (Dec/17/1980) As Salerio 
  Henry VIII 01x06: (Feb/25/1979) As Capucius, Ambassador from Emperor Charles V 

Target (UK) (1977) 
  Fringe Banking 02x04: (Oct/13/1978) As Hecht 

Z Cars (1962) 
  Fat Freddie BA 13x07: (Aug/09/1978) As Terry Larkin 

Hazell (1978) 
  Hazell Settles the Accounts 01x04: (Feb/06/1978) As Graves 

1990 (1977) 
  Health Farm 01x03: (Sep/26/1977) As Ivor Griffith 

I, Claudius (1976) 
  Zeus, by Jove! 01x09: (Nov/08/1976) As Macro 
  Reign of Terror 01x08: (Nov/01/1976) As Macro 

Beasts (1976) 
  During Barty's Party 01x02: (Oct/23/1976) Voiced  Peter Newell 

Warship (1973) 
  Heart Of Oak 03x12: (Mar/23/1976) As CPO Cook Mantell 

Quiller (1975) 
  Thundersky 01x12: (Nov/21/1975) As Leindorf 

Within These Walls (1974) 
  Getting Out 03x10: (Nov/08/1975) As Inspector Jay 

The Sweeney (1975) 
  Poppy 02x08: (Oct/20/1975) As Ron Brett 

The Adventures of Black Beauty (1972) 
  Where´s Jonah ? 02x17: (Jan/06/1974) As Alfred Kidney 

Dixon of Dock Green (1955) 
  Trial and Error 19x04: (Oct/14/1972) As Dunlop 

The Guardians (1971) 
  This Is Quarmby 01x07: (Aug/21/1971) As First Guardian 
Crew Credits

Show Crew



Episode Crew


Sliders (1995) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
The Exodus (1) 03x16 Feb/21/1997 As: Story
Trivia

In 2003, John & co. were nominated for the DVDX Award for Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD) for: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

In 2004, John & co. won the BFCA Award for Best Acting Ensemble for: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

John lost the third knuckle of his left hand middle finger in an accident several years ago.

In March 2004, John attended The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game & Film Convention in Gõteborg, Sweden.

John Rhys-Davies: I'd love to spend more time on the Isle of Man. I love the anonymity of putting on a boiler suit and going down to buy parts for the compressor. And Norman Wisdom's a neighbour; I salute him occasionally.

John graduated from the University of East Anglia.

John's son urged him to accept the role in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

John is happily married to wife Deborah, and they have one child together.

While playing the role of Gimli in Lord of the Rings trilogy, it was discovered that John Rhys-Davies was allergic to the prosthetics. During the first week, it burned off the skin under his eyes. After that he put the prosthetics on every third day.

John did additional voice acting for the animated series Pirates of the Darkwater in season 2.

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