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John Rhys-Davies


Acclaimed Welsh actor John Rhys-Davies was born in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales, to Mary Margaretta Phyllis (Jones), a nurse, and Rhys Davies, a mechanical engineer and Colonial Officer. He graduated from the University of East Anglia and is probably best known to film audiences for his roles in the blockbuster hits Raiders of the Lost Ark (... See full bio »
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 2014 Lantern City (TV Series) (announced)
Desmond Wilhorn (2014)
 2015 Junior Crew (pre-production)
Theodrin
  The Lion Inside (pre-production)
Cadfael 'Caddy' Durand
 2015 Nameless (post-production)
Barnaby
 2015 The Cove (TV Movie) (post-production)
Angelo
 2015 Killing Jesus (TV Series) (post-production)
Annas
 2014 The Half Dead (post-production)
John Simmons
 2014 To Have and to Hold (completed)
Governor Yeardly
 2014 Once Upon a Time (TV Series)
Grand Pabbie / Narrator
- The Snow Queen (2014) ... Grand Pabbie (voice)
- Family Business (2014) ... Grand Pabbie (voice)
- Storybrooke Has Frozen Over (2014) ... Narrator (voice)
- A Tale of Two Sisters (2014) ... Grand Pabbie (voice)
 2014 Once Upon a Time: Storybrooke Has Frozen Over (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2014 Metal Hurlant Chronicles (TV Series)
Holgarth
- Loyal Khondor (2014) ... Holgarth
 2014 Under Milk Wood (TV Movie) (voice)
 2014 Apocalypse Pompeii
Col. Carlo Dillard
 2014 Beyond the Mask
Charles Kemp
 2014 Hieroglyph (TV Movie)
Vocifer
 2013 Smokin' (Short)
Doctor
 2013 Prisoners of the Sun
Prof. Hayden Masterton
 2013 Concrete Blondes
Kostas Jakobatos
 2013 100 Degrees Below Zero
Colonel Ralph Dillard
 2012/II Escape
Malcolm Andrews
 2012 Missing Christmas (TV Movie)
Narrator / Santa
 2012 Psych (TV Series)
Curator
 2011 La Leyenda del Tesoro
Nathan
 2010 Three Wise Women (TV Movie)
Green (as John Rhys Davies in closing credits)
 2010/II Sophie & Sheba
Alistair Winston
 2010 The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest (Video Game)
Gimli (voice)
 2010 Medium Raw: Night of the Wolf (TV Movie)
Elliot Carbon
 2010 Legend of the Seeker (TV Series)
Horace
- Vengeance (2010) ... Horace
 2009 Risen (Video Game)
Don Esteban / Ursegor (English version, voice)
 2009 31 North 62 East
John Hammond
 2008 Fire & Ice (TV Movie)
Sangimel
 2008 Anaconda: The Offspring (TV Movie)
Murdoch
 2008 Kiss Me Deadly (TV Movie)
Yale Ericson (as John Rhys Davies)
 2007 The Ferryman
The Greek
 2007 Takezo Kensei: Sword Saint (TV Series short)
Narrator
- Chapter 4 Part I: Kensei and the Dragon (2007) ... Narrator (voice)
- Chapter 4 Part 2: Kensei and the Dragon (2007) ... Narrator (voice)
- Chapter 3: The Trial of the Hidden Fortress (2007) ... Narrator (voice)
- Chapter 2: The Trial of the Fire Scroll (2007) ... Narrator (voice)
- Chapter 1: The Battle of 12 Swords (2007) ... Narrator (voice)
 2006 Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! (TV Series)
Comandor
- Demon of the Deep (2006) ... Comandor (voice)
 2006 Shark Bait
Thorton (voice)
 2006 The Legend of Sasquatch
Ranger Steve (voice)
 2005 The King Maker
Phillippe
 2005 12 Days of Terror (TV Movie)
Captain
 2005 Shadows in the Sun
Mr. Andrew Benton
 2005 The Lost Angel
Father Kevin
 2005 The Game of Their Lives
Bill Jeffrey (as John Rhys Davies)
 2005 Chupacabra Terror (Video)
Captain Randolph
 2004 Catching Kringle (Short)
Santa (voice)
 2004 The Lady Musketeer (TV Movie)
Porthos
 2004 Dragon Storm (TV Movie)
King Fastrad
 2003 Endangered Species
Wyznowski
 2003 Lords of EverQuest (Video Game)
Lord Huigar (voice)
 2003 Coronado
Presidente Hugo Luis Ramos
 2003 Vlad
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Helen of Troy (TV Movie)
King Priam of Troy
 2003 Freelancer (Video Game)
Richard Winston Tobias, Esq. ('Tobias') (voice)
 2002 Fillmore! (TV Series)
Lenny
- Ingrid Third, Public Enemy #1 (2002) ... Lenny (voice)
 2002 Sabretooth (TV Movie)
Anthony Bricklin
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Video Game)
Gimli (voice)
 2002 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Davey Owen Jones
- All That Glitters (2002) ... Davey Owen Jones
 2002 House of Mouse (TV Series)
Oberon
- House of Scrooge (2002) ... Oberon (voice)
 2002 The Zeta Project (TV Series)
Edgar Mandragora
- Ro's Gift (2002) ... Edgar Mandragora (voice)
 2002 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Mike King
- Episode #12.13 (2002) ... Mike King
 2002 Justice League (TV Series)
Lord Hades
- Paradise Lost: Part II (2002) ... Lord Hades (voice)
- Paradise Lost (2002) ... Lord Hades (voice)
 2001 Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate - Dark Alliance (Video Game)
Jherek (voice)
 2000 The Gold Cross (Short)
Rodrigues
 2000 Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists
King Akron / Baraka (voice)
 2000 Britannic (TV Movie)
Captain Barrett (as John Rhys Davies)
 1999 Mickey Mouse Works (TV Series)
Oberon
- Episode #2.3 (1999) ... Oberon (voice)
 1999 Au Pair (TV Movie)
Nigel Kent
 1999 Secret of the Andes
Father Claver
 1998 Dune 2000 (Video Game)
Noree Moneo
 1998/II The Protector
Rasheed
 1998 Pinky and the Brain (TV Series)
Narrator
- Brainie the Poo/Melancholy Brain (1998) ... Narrator (voice)
 1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
Head Judge / Zivdo
- Laugh, Krumm, Laugh/Rookie Monsters (1997) ... Head Judge / Zivdo (voice)
 1997 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Leonardo da Vinci
- Concerning Flight (1997) ... Leonardo da Vinci (as John Rhys Davies)
 1997 Freakazoid! (TV Series)
Professor Beasthead
- Freak a Panel (1997) ... Professor Beasthead (voice)
 1996 Echo of Blue
 1996 Marquis de Sade
Inspector Marais
 1996 Ripper (Video Game)
Vigo Haman
 1996 Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm (TV Series)
Asgarth
- Overthrown (1996) ... Asgarth (voice)
 1996 Bloodsport III (Video)
Jacques Duvalier
 1996 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Thor
- Mortal Bounds (1996) ... Thor (voice)
 1996 Boo to You Too! Winnie the Pooh (TV Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1996 Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles (TV Series)
MacBeth
- The Journey (1996) ... MacBeth (voice)
 1996 Aladdin and the King of Thieves (Video)
Cassim (voice)
 1996 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
The Sultan of Dendron
- The Road to Dendron (1996) ... The Sultan of Dendron (voice)
 1996 The Great White Hype
Johnny Windsor
 1996 Catherine the Great (TV Movie)
Pugachev
 1995-1996 Gargoyles (TV Series)
Macbeth / Arthur Morwood-Smyth / Demona's Second / ...
- Sentinel (1996) ... Arthur Morwood-Smyth (voice)
- Pendragon (1996) ... Macbeth (voice)
- Sanctuary (1995) ... Macbeth (voice)
- Avalon: Part 3 (1995) ... Macbeth (voice)
- The Price (1995) ... Macbeth (voice)
 1995 Fantastic Four (TV Series)
Thor
- When Calls Galactus (1995) ... Thor (voice, as John Rhys-Davis)
- To Battle the Living Planet (1995) ... Thor (voice)
 1995 Blood of the Innocent
Shmuda
 1994 Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness (Video Game)
Narrator (voice)
 1994 A Flintstones Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Charles Brickens (voice, as John Rhys Davies)
 1994 A Mind to Kill (TV Series)
Roderick Tate
- Black Silence (1994) ... Roderick Tate
 1988-1994 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Harry Mordecai / Harry Waverly / Lancaster
- Dear Deadly (1994) ... Harry Mordecai
- Night of the Tarantula (1989) ... Harry Waverly
- J.B.. as in Jailbird (1988) ... Lancaster (as John Rhys Davies)
 1994 The High Crusade
Bruder Parvus
 1994 Robot in the Family
Neighbor
 1993-1994 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
King Hugo / King Donovan
- A New Dawn (1994) ... King Hugo (voice)
- A Light in the Dark (1993) ... King Hugo (voice, credit only)
- The Voyage ... King Hugo (voice)
- The Rescue ... King Hugo (voice)
 1993 Animaniacs (TV Series)
Tympannini
- Piano Rag/When Rita Met Runt (1993) ... Tympannini (voice)
 1993 Cyborg Cop
Kessel
 1993 South Beach
 1992-1993 The Pirates of Dark Water (TV Series)
- The Living Treasure (1993) ... (voice)
- The Soul Stealer (1993) ... (voice)
- Sister of the Sword (1993) ... (voice)
- The Pandawa Plague (1993) ... (voice)
- The Game Players of Undaar (1992) ... (voice)
 1993 The Magic Paintbrush (TV Movie)
Zagal (voice)
 1993 The Seventh Coin
Captain Galil
 1993 Sunset Grill
Stockton
 1992 Canvas
Nick
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing (TV Movie)
Phillip Graff
 1992 The Double 0 Kid (Video)
Rudi Von Kseenbaum
 1991 Before the Storm (TV Movie)
Flynn
 1991 Under Cover (TV Movie)
Flynn
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Duval
- Dead Wait (1991) ... Duval
 1991 Journey of Honor
El Zaidan
 1991 I misteri della giungla nera (TV Mini-Series)
O'Connor
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... O'Connor
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... O'Connor
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... O'Connor
 1991 Under Cover (TV Series)
Flynn
- Sacrifices (1991) ... Flynn
 1991 The Strauss Dynasty (TV Mini-Series)
Gribov
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Gribov
 1990 Secret Weapon (TV Movie)
Mossad Chief
 1989 Desperado: Badlands Justice (TV Movie)
Richard Marriott
 1989 Rising Storm
Donwaldo (as John Rhys Davies)
 1989 The Gifted One (TV Movie)
Carl Boardman
 1989 The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (TV Movie)
Wilson Fisk (as John Rhys Davies)
 1988 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
Sammy Mutterperl
- Part 7 (1988) ... Sammy Mutterperl
- Part 6 (1988) ... Sammy Mutterperl (credit only)
- Part 5 (1988) ... Sammy Mutterperl
- Part 4 (1988) ... Sammy Mutterperl (credit only)
- Part 3 (1988) ... Sammy Mutterperl (credit only)
 1988 Goddess of Love (TV Movie)
Zeus
 1988 Young Toscanini
Claudio Rossi
 1988 Higher Ground (TV Movie)
Lt. Smight
 1988 Waxwork
Werewolf
 1988 Tusks
Roger Singh
 1988 Noble House (TV Mini-Series)
Quillan Gornt
- Part IV (1988) ... Quillan Gornt
- Part III (1988) ... Quillan Gornt
- Part II (1988) ... Quillan Gornt
- Part I (1988) ... Quillan Gornt
 1987 Grizzly II: The Concert
Bouchard
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (TV Movie)
Edward Tremaine
 1986 Firewalker
Corky Taylor
 1986 In the Shadow of Kilimanjaro
Chris Tucker
 1985 King Solomon's Mines
Dogati
 1984 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Lord Ralph Bromfield
- Affair at Bromfield Hall (1984) ... Lord Ralph Bromfield
 1984 Best Revenge
Mustapha
 1984 Nairobi Affair (TV Movie)
Simon
 1984 No Man's Land (TV Movie)
Grimshaw
 1984 Kim (TV Movie)
Babu
 1984 Robin Hood (TV Series)
King Richard
 1984 Crown Court (TV Series)
Deakins
- Whisper Who Dares: Part 1 (1984) ... Deakins
 1983 Sahara
Rasoul
 1983 Sadat (TV Movie)
Gamal Abdel Nasser
 1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV Mini-Series)
Tanyatos
- An Affair with a Married Woman (1983) ... Tanyatos
 1982 CHiPs (TV Series)
Nakura
- Force Seven (1982) ... Nakura (as John Rhys Davies)
 1982 Ivanhoe (TV Movie)
Front-de-Boeuf
 1981 Peter and Paul (TV Movie)
Silas
 1981 Sphinx
Stephanos Markoulis
 1980 The Merchant of Venice (TV Movie)
Salerio
 1980 Shogun (TV Movie)
Vasco Rodrigues
 1980 Shogun (TV Mini-Series)
Vasco Rodrigues
 1980 Fox (TV Series)
Warleigh
- Just Another Villain in a Cheap Suit (1980) ... Warleigh
- Fox: Big 'F' - Family (1980) ... Warleigh
 1980 Enemy at the Door (TV Series)
George Trenett
- Committee Man (1980) ... George Trenett
 1979 A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Solicitor (as John Rhys Davies)
 1979 The Danedyke Mystery (TV Series)
Armchair
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... Armchair
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... Armchair
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Armchair
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Armchair
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Armchair
 1978 The Nativity (TV Movie)
Nestor
 1978 Target (TV Series)
Hecht
- Fringe Banking (1978) ... Hecht
 1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Guy de Maupassant
- Fearless Frank (1978) ... Guy de Maupassant
 1978 Z Cars (TV Series)
Terry Larkin
- Fat Freddie B.A. (1978) ... Terry Larkin
 1978 Hazell (TV Series)
Graves
- Hazell Settles the Accounts (1978) ... Graves
 1977 1990 (TV Series)
Ivor Griffith
- Health Farm (1977) ... Ivor Griffith
 1977 Just William (TV Series)
Authority
- William and the Wonderful Present (1977) ... Authority
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Mini-Series)
Macro
- Zeus, by Jove! (1976) ... Macro
- Reign of Terror (1976) ... Macro
 1976 Beasts (TV Series)
Peter Newell
- During Barty's Party (1976) ... Peter Newell
 1976 Hunter's Walk (TV Series)
Roger Jenkins
- Intent (1976) ... Roger Jenkins
 1976 Warship (TV Series)
CPO Cook Mantell
- Heart of Oak (1976) ... CPO Cook Mantell
 1975 The Naked Civil Servant (TV Movie)
Barndoor
 1975 Quiller (TV Series)
Leindorf
- Thundersky (1975) ... Leindorf
 1975 Within These Walls (TV Series)
Inspector Jay
- Getting Out (1975) ... Inspector Jay
 1975 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Ron Brett
- Poppy (1975) ... Ron Brett
 1974 Penny Gold
Rugger Player No.2.
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Zinoviev
- The Secret War (1974) ... Zinoviev
 1974 The Black Windmill
Fake Military Policeman (uncredited)
 1974 Zodiac (TV Series)
Aikman
- Death of a Crab (1974) ... Aikman
 1974 Sporting Scenes (TV Series)
Bryn
- Up and Under (1974) ... Bryn
 1974 The Adventures of Black Beauty (TV Series)
Alfred Kidney
- Where's Jonah? (1974) ... Alfred Kidney
 1973 Once Upon a Time (TV Series)
Danton
- Buttons (1973) ... Danton
 1973 New Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Hill
- Property, Dogs and Women (1973) ... Det. Sgt. Hill
 1972 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Dunlop
- Trial and Error (1972) ... Dunlop
 1972 The Incredible Robert Baldick: Never Come Night (TV Movie)
Caleb Selling
 1971-1972 Budgie (TV Series)
Laughing Spam Fritter
- Run Rabbit, Run Rabbit, Run, Run, Run (1972) ... Laughing Spam Fritter
- Brief Encounter (1972) ... Laughing Spam Fritter
- The Man Outside (1972) ... Laughing Spam Fritter
- King for a Day (1972) ... Laughing Spam Fritter
- Our Story So Far... (1972) ... Laughing Spam Fritter
 1971 The Guardians (TV Series)
First Guardian
- This Is Quarmby (1971) ... First Guardian
 1970 Kapitän Harmsen (TV Series)
Bill
- Besuch aus England (1970) ... Bill
 1964 Crossroads (TV Series)
Gareth
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Other Works:

He acted in David Rudkin's play, "The Sons of Light", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Anton Lesser, Nigel Terry, Charlotte Cornwell, Sheila Allen, Alan David, Jack Klaff and David Threlfall in the cast. Ron Daniels was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Rhys Davies | Jonathan Rhys-Davies | John Rhys-Davis | John Rhys Davies in closing credits

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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There is a demographic catastrophe happening in Europe that nobody wants to talk about, that we daren't bring up because we are so cagey about not offending people racially. And rightly we should be. But there is a cultural thing as well. By 2020, 50 per cent of the children in Holland under the age of 18 will be of Muslim descent. I think that Tolkien says that some generations will be ... See more »

Trivia:

Attending Collectormania 7 at Milton Keynes. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive sounding voice

Star Sign:

Taurus

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