John Rhys Davies played the part 'Dr. Matthew Sallin' in the film Scorcher


Date of birth 5 May 1944

Place of Birth Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK

Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)


John wqs brought up in England, Africa and Wales.  He went to London's renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, having graduated from the University of East Anglia.

John is probable best know for his parts in the films Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).   Although many people know him for the role of Gimli in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

John has a very large collection of vintage cars and spends his time between Los Angeles and the Isle of Man.