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David "Dave" Prowse was born into a working class family on July 1, 1935 in Bristol, England, UK. He was raised by his mother and never knew his father. As a child, David was disadvantaged and a poor student, he found a passion for bodybuilding and weight training in his early teens, as a young adult, David often entered weightlifting competitions... See full bio »
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 2010 The Kindness of Strangers
Frank Bryan
 2006 Order of the Sith: Downfall (Short)
Commander Prowse
 2003 Ravedactyl: Project Evolution (Short)
Sunder
 1998 Vita lögner (TV Series)
Hotel Guest
- Episode #2.36 (1998) ... Hotel Guest
 1997 Monopoly Star Wars (Video Game)
Darth Vader
 1989 William Tell (TV Series)
Cassius
- The Lost City (1989) ... Cassius
 1984 More Bloody Meetings (Video documentary short)
Businessman
 1969-1984 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series)
Strongman / Muscleman in 'Ye Olde Wishing Well' Sketch
- Scuttlevision (1984) ... Strongman (uncredited)
- The European Song Contest (1969) ... Muscleman in 'Ye Olde Wishing Well' Sketch (uncredited)
 1981 The Rose Medallion (TV Series)
Stanley
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Stanley
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Stanley
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Stanley
 1981 Take a Chance (TV Series)
Atom
- The Body Beautiful (1981) ... Atom (as Dave Prowse)
 1981 The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (TV Series)
Bodyguard
- Episode #1.5 (1981) ... Bodyguard (as Dave Prowse)
 1980 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series)
Cosmo the Giant
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Cosmo the Giant (as Dave Prowse)
 1978 As You Like It (TV Movie)
Charles
 1978 A Horseman Riding By (TV Series)
Jem Pollock
- 1914: Call to Arms (1978) ... Jem Pollock (as Dave Prowse)
- 1914: The Last Hot Summer (1978) ... Jem Pollock (as Dave Prowse)
 1977 The People That Time Forgot
Executioner (as Dave Prowse)
 1977 Jabberwocky
Red Herring and Black Knights (as Dave Prowse)
 1977 Gulliver's Travels (uncredited)
 1976 Space: 1999 (TV Series)
Cloud Creature
- The Beta Cloud (1976) ... Cloud Creature (as Dave Prowse)
 1976 Warship (TV Series)
The Ape
- The Ides of Mark (1976) ... The Ape
 1976 The Kenneth Williams Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.1 (1976)
 1976 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series)
- Episode #9.2 (1976)
 1975 Confessions of a Pop Performer
Man at cinema
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Hnaudifida
- The Lost Island (1975) ... Hnaudifida
 1974 The Best of Benny Hill
Muscleman ('Ye Olde Wishing Well')
 1974 Doctor at Sea (TV Series)
Nobby
- Sir John and Baby Doc (1974) ... Nobby (as Dave Prowse)
 1974 Callan
Arthur (as Dave Prowse)
 1973 White Cargo
Harry (as Dave Prowse)
 1973 The Two Ronnies (TV Series)
- Episode #3.5 (1973)
 1973 Arthur of the Britons (TV Series)
Brosk / Col
- Go Warily (1973) ... Brosk (as Dave Prowse)
- The Slaves (1973) ... Col (as Dave Prowse)
 1973 Sir Yellow (TV Series)
Bodyguard
- Ye Turn of Ye Worm (1973) ... Bodyguard
 1973 The Tomorrow People (TV Series)
Android
- The Medusa Strain: Part 4 (1973) ... Android
- The Medusa Strain: Part 3 (1973) ... Android
- The Medusa Strain: Part 2 (1973) ... Android
- The Medusa Strain: Part 1 (1973) ... Android
 1973 Black Snake
Jonathan Walker (as Dave Prowse)
 1972 Double Take
Actor
 1972 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Minotaur
- The Time Monster: Episode Six (1972) ... Minotaur (as Dave Prowse)
- The Time Monster: Episode Five (1972) ... Minotaur (as Dave Prowse)
 1972 Vampire Circus
Strongman (as Dave Prowse)
 1971 The Chastity Belt
Sir Grumbel (as Dave Prowse)
 1971 A Clockwork Orange
Julian
 1971 The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1971) ... Various Characters
 1971 Up Pompeii
Muscular Man (uncredited)
 1971 Carry on Henry VIII
Bearded Torturer (as Dave Prowse)
 1970 From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series)
First Vespucci
- The Sicilian Affair (1970) ... First Vespucci (as Dave Prowse)
 1970 The Horror of Frankenstein
The Monster (as Dave Prowse)
 1970 Hark at Barker (TV Series)
Masseur
- Rustless on Cooking (1970) ... Masseur
 1970 Callan (TV Series)
Wellington
- Where Else Could I Go? (1970) ... Wellington
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
Bodyguard
- Kingsmate (1970) ... Bodyguard
 1969 Crossplot
Wedding guest
 1969 Department S (TV Series)
Adolfo
- The Treasure of the Costa Del Sol (1969) ... Adolfo
 1969 The Saint (TV Series)
Tony
- Portrait of Brenda (1969) ... Tony
 1968 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Johnny
- For a Rainy Day (1968) ... Johnny (as Dave Prowse)
 1968 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Emlyn MacGregor
- Coming Through the Rye (1968) ... Emlyn MacGregor (as Dave Prowse)
 1968 The Champions (TV Series)
Weightlifter
- The Invisible Man (1968) ... Weightlifter (uncredited)
 1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Mooney
- Mooney and His Caravans (1968) ... Mooney
 1968 Hammerhead
George
 1967 I Am What I Am
Jelly-Roll's Partner (uncredited)
 1967 Boy Meets Girl (TV Series)
Boy
- There Was I, Waiting...! (1967) ... Boy
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Albert (1979)
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TV commercials for Green Cross Code (UK) (1970s) See more »

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5 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dave Prowse

Height:

6' 6" (1.98 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on having to choose between playing Darth Vader and Chewbacca in "Star Wars"]: I took the part of the villain because everyone remembers the villain. See more »

Trivia:

Is a former weightlifting champion. See more »

Trademark:

Darth Vader in the Star Wars films See more »

Nickname:

Darth Farmer

Star Sign:

Cancer

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