John Rhys-Davies is a Welsh actor who is known for portraying the role of Gimli and the voice of Treebeard in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Sallah in the Raiders of the Lost Ark
and other Indiana Jones films. He also played Michael Malone in the 1993 remake of the 1950s television series The Untouchables (1993-94), Vasco Rodrigues in the mini-series Shogun (1975), Prof. Maximillian Arturo in Sliders (1995-2000), King Richard I in Robin of Sherwood, General Leonid Pushkin in the James Bond film The Living Daylights (1987) and Macro in I, Claudius (1976). He provided the voices of Cassim in Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Ranjan`s father in The Jungle Book 2
(2003), Macbeth in Gargoyles, Man Ray in SpongeBob SquarePants, Hades in Justice League and Tobias in the computer game Freelancer.