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John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies (born May 5, 1944) is a English-born Welsh actor and vocal actor. He is perhaps best known for playing the charismatic Arabian excavator Sallah in the Indiana Jones films and the dwarf Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, in which he also voiced the Ent Treebeard. He also portrayed Professor Maximillian Arturo in Sliders, General Leonid Pushkin in the James Bond film The Living Daylights and Macro in I, Claudius, and provided the voices of Cassim in Disney's Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Man Ray in SpongeBob SquarePants, and Tobias in the computer game Freelancer.