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Bruce Spence was born on September 17, 1945 in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. He is an actor, known for Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) and Finding Nemo (2003). He has been married to Jenny since September 16, 1973. They have two children. See full bio »
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 2015 Blue World Order (post-production)
 2015/I Backtrack
 2014 I, Frankenstein
 2013 Mystery Road
Jim the Coroner
 2006 Solo
 2003 Finding Nemo
Chum (voice)
 1993 Hercules Returns
 1991 Sweet Talker
Norman Foster
 1990 ...Almost
 1988 Rikky and Pete
 1987 Bullseye
 1987 Bachelor Girl
Alistair Dredge Jr
 1984 Pallet on the Floor
Basil Beaumont-Foster
 1984 Where the Green Ants Dream
Lance Hackett
 1983 Buddies
 1983 The Return of Captain Invincible
Midnight's Doctor
 1983 Double Deal
Doug Mitchell
 1983 Midnite Spares
 1979 Dimboola
Morrie McAdam
 1978 Newsfront
Redex trial driver
 1976 Let the Balloon Go
Chief Gifford
 1976 20th Century Oz
Bass player / Blondie the Surfie
 1976 Mad Dog Morgan
 1975 The Great MacArthy
Bill Dean
 1975 The Firm Man
 1974 The Cars That Eat People
 1974 Moving On
Road Worker
 1973 Dimboola: The Stage Play
Morrie McAdam, the Groom
 1970 Dead Easy
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Played 'Thenardier' in the Tenth Anniversary Australian Tour of Les Miserables (1997-1999) See more »


6' 6" (1.98 m)

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[on his costume as Tion Medon in Star Wars] "It was a huge contribution to my character. It's one of those things that just adds up to thins here, too. I felt almost priestlike when it was on, and that's when I thought, I'm the administrator of this planet, but that role carries extra responsibilities. Especially when I put on this costume that has accumulated over eons. The significance of all ... See more »


He is listed alongside James Arness as the tallest actor to play a leading role by the Guinness Book of World Records. See more »


Often portrays tall, ominous, and sometimes sinister characters

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