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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)
 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)
- The Lost City (1989) ... Cassius
 1984 More Bloody Meetings (Video documentary short)
 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)
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Stanley
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Stanley
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Stanley
 1981 Take a Chance (TV Series)
- The Body Beautiful (1981) ... Atom (as Dave Prowse)
 1981 The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (TV Series)
- 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)
 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 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Sawmill foreman
- The Spring Dance (1975) ... Sawmill foreman
 1975 Confessions of a Pop Performer
Man at cinema
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
- The Lost Island (1975) ... Hnaudifida
 1974 Callan
Arthur (as Dave Prowse)
 1974 The Best of Benny Hill
Muscleman ('Ye Olde Wishing Well')
 1974 Doctor at Sea (TV Series)
- Sir John and Baby Doc (1974) ... Nobby (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)
- Ye Turn of Ye Worm (1973) ... Bodyguard
 1973 The Tomorrow People (TV Series)
- 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
 1972 Doctor Who (TV Series)
- 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)
 1972 The Chastity Belt
Sir Grumbel (as Dave Prowse)
 1971 A Clockwork Orange
 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)
- Rustless on Cooking (1970) ... Masseur
 1970 Callan (TV Series)
 1970 Codename (TV Series)
- Kingsmate (1970) ... Bodyguard
 1969 Crossplot
Wedding guest
 1969 Department S (TV Series)
- The Treasure of the Costa Del Sol (1969) ... Adolfo
 1969 The Saint (TV Series)
- Portrait of Brenda (1969) ... Tony
 1968 Softly Softly (TV Series)
- 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)
- The Invisible Man (1968) ... Weightlifter (uncredited)
 1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
- Mooney and His Caravans (1968) ... Mooney
 1968 Hammerhead
 1967 I Am What I Am
Jelly-Roll's Partner (uncredited)
 1967 Boy Meets Girl (TV Series)
- There Was I, Waiting...! (1967) ... Boy
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Albert (1979)
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[on his work as the Green Cross Code Man]: "Best job I've ever had." See more »


Said that of all the directors he worked with while making the original Star Wars trilogy, Irvin Kershner, who directed Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), was his favorite. David praised Irvin Kershner in an interview for being very helpful and supportive of the actors. See more »


Towering height and muscular physique See more »


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