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John Rhys-Davies

1944 - Today

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John Rhys-Davies (born 5 May 1944) is a Welsh actor best known for portraying Sallah in the Indiana Jones franchise and Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. His other roles include Michael Malone in the 1993 series The Untouchables, Vasco Rodrigues in the miniseries Shōgun, Professor Maximillian Arturo in Sliders, King Richard I in Robin of Sherwood, General Leonid Pushkin in the James Bond film The Living Daylights, and Macro in I, Claudius. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Rhys-Davies has received more than 7,999,741 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). John Rhys-Davies is the 468th most popular actor (up from 535th in 2019), the 611th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 711th in 2019) and the 71st most popular British Actor.

John Rhys-Davies is most famous for his role as Sallah in the Indiana Jones film Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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  • 8.0M

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  • 63.06

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  • 43

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  • 4.28

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  • 4.22

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Among actors, John Rhys-Davies ranks 468 out of 9,996Before him are Raul Julia, Jack Palance, Lex Barker, Mae West, Jean Harlow, and Tom Hardy. After him are Halle Berry, Jonathan Pryce, Meg Ryan, Tilda Swinton, Bill Nighy, and Ken Watanabe.

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Among people born in 1944, John Rhys-Davies ranks 51Before him are Yoweri Museveni, Larry Ellison, Sylvie Vartan, Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Nebahat Çehre, and Nick Mason. After him are Nǃxau ǂToma, Jane Hawking, Kunishige Kamamoto, François Cevert, Jean-Pierre Léaud, and Luigi Riva.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Rhys-Davies ranks 611 out of 7,765Before him are Tony Iommi (1948), Tom Hardy (1977), Thomas of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Clarence (1388), William Dampier (1651), John Flamsteed (1646), and Henry the Young King (1155). After him are William Wilberforce (1759), James Hargreaves (1720), Douglas Adams (1952), Jonathan Pryce (1947), Tilda Swinton (1960), and Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, John Rhys-Davies ranks 71Before him are Gerard Butler (1969), Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Sean Bean (1959), Dirk Bogarde (1921), Leslie Howard (1893), and Tom Hardy (1977). After him are Jonathan Pryce (1947), Tilda Swinton (1960), Bill Nighy (1949), Julie Walters (1950), Jane Seymour (1951), and Tim Curry (1946).

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