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John Rhys-Davies (born May 5, 1944 in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire) is a Welsh actor.
Rhys-Davies is well known for his supporting roles in a number of hit film franchises, including Sallah, Indiana Jones's Egyptian ally, and Gimli the Dwarf in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Television fans might recognize him as Professor Maximilian Arturo on Sliders or as James Malone in the television remake of The Untouchables.
He has lent his rich, resonant voice to a number of animated productions and video games, notably the voice of King Macbeth of Scotland on Gargoyles.
Rhy-Davies is also well known to fans & players of the Wing Commander video games as Brigadier General (later Senator) James "Paladin" Taggart, appearing in the live-action cut scenes of Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom & Wing Commander: Prophecy, along with Malcolm McDowell, Thomas F. Wilson and Mark Hamill.