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John Rhys-Davies appeared in the adventure film as Sallah, an old friend of Indiana Jones who helps him find the Ark of the Covenant.
Rhys-Davies reprised his role as Sallah in 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'and the character is also featured in the preshow video for the Disneyland ride 'Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye.'
The actor had starred in several television series including the 1993 remake of TV show 'The Untouchables,' 'Sliders' and 'Star Trek Voyager.' His most high-profile role to date since starring in the 'Indiana Jones' franchise has been as Gimli in 'The Lord of The Rings' trilogy.
Rhys-Davies married Suzanne A.D. Wilkinson in 1966 and the couple had two sons before they separated. He began living with Lisa Manning in 2004, but did not divorce his wife, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1995. Wilkinson died in August 2010.
(Pictured John Rhys-Davies appears as Sallah in the 1981 movie 'Raiders of the Lost Ark.' / John Rhys-Davies appears in a scene from the 2011 television movie 'Ferocious Planet.')
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