John Rhys-Davies

79, from Ammanford, Wales, UK

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Biography

John Rhys-Davies (born 5 May 1944) is a Welsh actor and vocal artist. He is perhaps best known for playing the charismatic Arab excavator Sallah in the Indiana Jones films and the dwarf Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, in which he also voiced the ent, Treebeard. He also played Agent Michael Malone in the 1993 remake of the 1950s television series The Untouchables, Professor Maximillian Arturo in Sliders, King Richard I in Robin of Sherwood, General Leonid Pushkin in the James Bond film The Living Daylights, and Macro in I, Claudius. Additionally, he provided the voices of Cassim in Disney's Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Man Ray in SpongeBob SquarePants, and Tobias in the computer game Freelancer. He is also the narrator for the TV show Wildboyz.

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Timeline

2023Aged 79

  • Poster for Kingslayer

    Guillaume Maréchal

  • Poster for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

    Sallah

  • Poster for The Making of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

    Self

  • Poster for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

    Brine King (voice)

2022Aged 78

  • Poster for Starbright

    Raphael

  • Poster for The Gates

    Frederick Ladbroke

2021Aged 77

  • Poster for Bad Cupid

    Archie

  • Poster for Indiana Jones: The Search for the Lost Golden Age

    Self - Actor (archive footage)

  • Poster for Silent Night: A Song for the World

    Douglas Haig

2020Aged 76

  • Poster for Grizzly II: Revenge

    Bouchard

  • Poster for Shadowtown

    Einar

  • Poster for I Am Patrick: The Patron Saint of Ireland

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Tainted

    Vladimir

  • Poster for G-Loc

    Henry

  • Poster for Valley of the Gods

    Dr. Hermann

  • Poster for Moments in Spacetime

    Mason

2019Aged 75

  • Poster for The Pilgrim's Progress

    Evangelist (voice)

  • Poster for Santa Fake

    Jow

  • Poster for Mosley

    Warnie (voice)

2018Aged 74

  • Poster for Aux

    Jack

  • Poster for Aquaman

    Brine King (voice)

2017Aged 73

  • Poster for I Am Israel

    Narrator

2016Aged 72

  • Poster for The Blue Mauritius

    Hanson

  • Poster for The Apostle Peter: Redemption

    Peter

  • Poster for Winter Thaw

    Martin Avdeitch

  • Poster for Camera Store

    Pinky Steuben

2015Aged 71

  • Poster for Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

    Self

  • Poster for Killing Jesus

    Annas

  • Poster for Beyond the Mask

    Charles Kemp

  • Poster for The Watchmaker's Apprentice

    Narrator

  • Poster for Golden Shoes

    Burt

  • Poster for Many Beautiful Things

    John Ruskin (voice)

2014Aged 70

  • Poster for Apocalypse Pompeii

    Colonel Carlos Dillard

  • Poster for Saul: The Journey to Damascus

    Caiphas

  • Poster for Time Lapse

    Mr. Bezzeredes

  • Poster for Under Milk Wood

    Voice

  • Poster for Let The Season In

    Self / Narrator

2013Aged 69

  • Smokin'

    Doctor

  • Poster for 100 Degrees Below Zero

    Ralph Dillard

  • Poster for Concrete Blondes

    Kostas Jakobatos

  • Poster for Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map

    Gnarlybeard (voice)

  • Poster for Prisoners of the Sun

    Professor Hayden Masterton

2012Aged 68

  • Poster for Escape

    Malcom Andrews

  • Poster for Missing Christmas

    Narrator / Santa (voice)

2011Aged 67

  • Poster for The King James Bible: The Book That Changed the World

    Himeself (Narrator)

  • Poster for Ferocious Planet

    Senator Jackson Crenshaw

  • Poster for Treasure Hunters

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Return to the Hiding Place

    Eusi

2010Aged 66

  • Poster for Medium Raw

    Elliot Carbon

  • Poster for Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes

    Dr. Watson (voice)

  • Poster for Three Wise Women

    Green

2009Aged 65

  • Poster for Anacondas: Trail of Blood

    Murdoch

  • Poster for Reclaiming the Blade

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for 31 North 62 East

    John Hammond

2008Aged 64

  • Poster for Kiss Me Deadly

    Yale Ericson

  • Poster for Anaconda 3: Offspring

    Murdoch

  • Poster for Fire and Ice: The Dragon Chronicles

    Sangimel

  • Poster for The Search for the Ark of the Covenant

    Narrator

2007Aged 63

  • Poster for The Ferryman

    The Greek

  • Poster for The Legend of Sasquatch

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

    Merick

2006Aged 62

  • Poster for Shark Bait

    Thorton (voice)

  • Poster for One Night with the King

    Mordecai

2005Aged 61

  • Poster for Ringers: Lord of the Fans

    Self

  • Poster for Chupacabra Terror

    Captain Randolph

  • Poster for The Game of Their Lives

    Bill Jeffrey

  • Poster for The Lost Angel

    Father Kevin

  • Poster for Shadows in the Sun

    Mr. Andrew Benton

  • Poster for The King Maker

    Phillippe

2004Aged 60

  • Poster for Stars of the Pharaohs

    Narrator

  • Poster for Dragon Storm

    King Fastrad

  • Poster for 12 Days Of Terror

    Captain

  • Poster for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

    Viscount Mabrey

  • Poster for Vlad

    Narrator

  • Poster for The Privileged Planet

    Narrator

2003Aged 59

  • Poster for Film Collectibles: Capturing Movie Memories

    Himself

  • Poster for The Jungle Book 2

    Ranjan's Father (voice)

  • Poster for Helen of Troy

    King Priam of Troy

  • Poster for The Making of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for The Search for the Real Mt. Sinai

    Narrator

  • Poster for Justice League: Paradise Lost

    Lord Hades (voice)

  • Poster for The Medallion

    Cmdr. Hammerstock-Smythe

  • Poster for Never Say Never Mind

    (Unknown)

  • The Making of Shōgun

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Coronado

    Presidente Hugo Luis Ramos

  • Poster for Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy

    Self

  • Poster for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    Gimli / Treebeard (voice)

  • Poster for Beyond the Movie: The Return of the King

    Narrator

2002Aged 58

  • Poster for The Making of The Fellowship of the Ring

    Self

  • Poster for Scorcher

    Dr. Matthew Sallin

  • Poster for Endangered Species

    Police Lt. Wyznowski

  • Poster for Sabretooth

    Anthony Bricklin

  • Poster for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    Gimli / Treebeard (voice)

2001Aged 57

  • Poster for Quest for the Ring

    Self

  • Poster for A Passage to Middle-earth: Making of 'Lord of the Rings'

    Self

  • Poster for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    Gimli

  • Poster for Beyond the Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring

    Narrator (voice)

2000Aged 56

  • Poster for Britannic

    Captain Barrett

  • Poster for Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists

    King Akron

  • Poster for Delta Force One: The Lost Patrol

    Ivan

1999Aged 55

  • Poster for Secret of the Andes

    Father Claver

  • Poster for Au Pair

    Nigel Kent

1997Aged 53

  • Poster for Cats Don't Dance

    Woolie Mammoth (voice)

  • Poster for Body Armor

    Rasheed

1996Aged 52

  • Poster for Echo of Blue

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Catherine the Great

    Pugachev

  • Poster for The Great White Hype

    Johnny Windsor

  • Poster for Aladdin and the King of Thieves

    Cassim (voice)

  • Poster for Marquis de Sade

    Inspector Marais

  • Poster for Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh

    Narrator (voice)

  • Poster for Bloodsport III

    Jacques Duvalier

1995Aged 51

  • Poster for Glory Daze

    Luther

1994Aged 50

  • Poster for Blood of the Innocent

    Shmuda

  • Poster for Robot in the Family

    Neighbour

  • Poster for The High Crusade

    Bruder Parvus

  • Poster for A Flintstones Christmas Carol

    Charles Brickens (voice)

1993Aged 49

1992Aged 48

  • Poster for The Lost World

    Challanger

  • Poster for Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing

    Phillip Graff

  • Poster for Return to the Lost World

    Professor George Challenger

  • Poster for The Double 0 Kid

    Rudi Von Kseenbaum

  • Poster for Canvas

    Nick

  • Poster for The Unnamable II

    Professor Warren

  • Poster for The Making of Aladdin: A Whole New World

    Host

  • Poster for Ring of the Musketeers

    Maurice Treville

1991Aged 47

  • Poster for The Strauss Dynasty

    Gribov

  • Poster for Before the Storm

    Flynn

  • Poster for Journey of Honor

    El Zaidan

1990Aged 46

  • Poster for Secret Weapon

    Mossad Chief

1989Aged 45

  • Poster for The Trial of the Incredible Hulk

    Wilson Fisk

  • Poster for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Sallah

  • Poster for The Gifted One

    Carl Boardman

  • Poster for Rising Storm

    Donwaldo

  • Poster for Desperado: Badlands Justice

    Richard Marriott

1988Aged 44

  • Poster for Waxwork

    Werewolf

  • Poster for Tusks

    Roger Singh

  • Poster for Higher Ground

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Young Toscanini

    Rossi

  • Poster for Goddess of Love

    Zeus

1987Aged 43

  • Poster for The Living Daylights

    General Leonid Pushkin

  • Poster for Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam

    Edward Tremaine

  • Poster for The Little Match Girl

    Chief Murphy

1986Aged 42

  • Poster for In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro

    Chris Tucker

  • Poster for Firewalker

    Corky Taylor

1985Aged 41

  • Poster for King Solomon's Mines

    Dogati

1984Aged 40

  • Poster for Nairobi Affair

    Simon

  • Poster for Kim

    Babu

  • Poster for No Man's Land

    Grimshaw

  • Poster for Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Baron Fortinbras

  • Poster for Best Revenge

    Mustapha

1983Aged 39

  • Poster for Sahara

    Rasoul

1982Aged 38

  • Poster for Ivanhoe

    Front de Boeuf

  • Poster for Victor/Victoria

    Andre Cassell

1981Aged 37

1980Aged 36

  • Fox

    Warleigh

  • Poster for A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

    Solicitor

  • Poster for The Merchant of Venice

    Salerio

1979Aged 35

  • Poster for Henry VIII

    Capucius, Ambassador from Emperor Charles V

1978Aged 34

1976Aged 32

  • Poster for Beasts: During Barty's Party

    Peter Newell

1975Aged 31

  • Poster for The Naked Civil Servant

    Barndoor

1974Aged 30

  • Poster for Penny Gold

    Rugby Player

1972Aged 28

  • Poster for The Incredible Robert Baldick: Never Come Night

    Caleb Selling

Year unknown

  • Poster for The Sword of Thyrus

    King Athol