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John Rhys-Davies  |  The Lord of the Rings

John Rhys-Davies
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
The Shannara Chronicles (2016)

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Iconic British actor John Rhys-Davies, best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Last Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), was introduced to a new generation of fans in the blockbuster trilogy The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) in the role of Gimli the dwarf.

John Rhys-Davies has led an interesting and varied career that spans five decades of film, television, theatre, animation and video games. He’s received an array of starring and supporting roles in such films as King Solomon's Mines (1985), opposite Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone, the James Bond film The Living Daylights (1987), The Prince Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004) with Anne Hathaway, and, more recently, in Time Lapse (2014) with Danielle Panabaker from The Flash. It is interesting to note that he was the first actor to portray Wilson Fisk (aka: The Kingpin) in the 1989 TV movie The Trial of the Incredible Hulkwith Lou Ferrigno and Bill Bixby.

He’s lent his rather recognizable voice to animated shows like Batman: The Animated Series, The Pirates of Darkwater, The Legend of Prince Valiant, Gargoyles, and played the Marvel’s thunder god Thor, in the 1990’s version of Fantastic Four and Incredible Hulk.

On television, he is best known for his starring role in the sci-fi series Sliders, as blustery science professor Maximillian Arturo, who traveled through time with three younger companions, including Jerry O'Connell. He’s also played iconic real-life characters such as Agent Michael Malone, opposite William Forsythe’s Al Capone, in the 1993 series The Untouchables, and literary ones such as Joe Gargery in the 1991 mini-series Great Expectations, the latter alongside Sir Anthony Hopkins. He also appeared as a holographic Leonardo Da Vinci in several episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. More recently, fans will have noted he voiced the Rock Troll Grand Pabbie in Once Upon A Time, during the season four Elsa/Anna storyline.

John Rhys-Davies can currently be seen weekly on MTV's new series The Shannara Chronicles. The series is based on Terry Brook’s famed Shannara books, with Rhys-Davies embodying as King Eventine Elessedil, an aging Elvish king who finds his kingdom threatened by evil forces that have been held dormant for generations.