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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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 2016 Mission Backup Earth (TV Mini-Series)
Professor Henry Wales
- EVA (2016) ... Professor Henry Wales
 2015 Southern Troopers (TV Series)
Force Ghost
- Reel/Vue Plymouth (2015) ... Force Ghost
 1998 Vita lögner (TV Series)
Hotel Guest
- Episode #2.36 (1998) ... Hotel Guest
 1989 Crossbow (TV Series)
Cassius
- The Lost City (1989) ... Cassius
 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 Hitchhiker's 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 Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #16.2 (1977)
 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 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Sawmill foreman
- The Spring Dance (1975) ... Sawmill foreman
 1975 And Mother Makes Five (TV Series)
- Health Through Joy (1975) ... (as Dave Prowse)
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Hnaudifida
- The Lost Island (1975) ... Hnaudifida
 1974 The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs (TV Series)
Johansson
- The Abduction (1974) ... Johansson
 1974 Doctor at Sea (TV Series)
Nobby
- Sir John and Baby Doc (1974) ... Nobby (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 (as Dave Prowse)
- The Medusa Strain: Part 3 (1973) ... Android (as Dave Prowse)
 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)
 1971 The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1971) ... Various Characters
 1970 From a Bird's Eye View (TV Series)
First Vespucci
- The Sicilian Affair (1970) ... First Vespucci (as Dave Prowse)
 1970 Hark at Barker (TV Series)
Masseur
- Rustless on Cooking (1970) ... Masseur
 1970 Callan (TV Series)
Wellington
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
Bodyguard
- Kingsmate (1970) ... Bodyguard
 1969 Department S (TV Series)
Adolfo
- The Treasure of the Costa Del Sol (1969) ... Adolfo
 1968-1969 The Champions (TV Series)
Guest at Bey's party / Weightlifter
- Desert Journey (1969) ... Guest at Bey's party (uncredited)
- The Invisible Man (1968) ... Weightlifter (uncredited)
 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 Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Mooney
 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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Other Works:

TV commercials for Green Cross Code (UK) (1970s) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Alternate Names:

Dave Prowse MBE | Dave Prowse

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on being replaced as the face of Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)] Everybody comes up and says, 'It wasn't you they unmasked as Darth Vader, was it?' and I say, 'Well, no, it wasn't actually.' The guy that played Darth Vader was a guy called Sebastian Shaw and Sebastian Shaw was a good friend of Alec Guinness's and, by all accounts, he was out of work. He'd been ... See more »

Trivia:

Attended Collectormania 7 in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and muscular physique See more »

Nickname:

Darth Farmer

Star Sign:

Cancer

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