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Bruce Spence was born on September 17, 1945 in Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. He is an actor, known for The Road Warrior (1981), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He has been married to Jenny since September 16, 1973. They have two children. See full bio »
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Known For

The Road Warrior
The Road Warrior The Gyro Captain
(1981)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Jedediah the Pilot
(1985)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Black Lieutenant (extended edition)
(2003)

Filmography

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  Blue World Order (completed)
Whippett
  Edge of Twilight (Video Game) (post-production)
Horace (voice)
 2016 The Weekend Shift (TV Series)
Shaun
 2016 Dog Squadron (TV Short)
Boots (voice)
 2016 Black Comedy (TV Series)
Guest Cast
- Episode #2.5 (2016) ... Guest Cast
 2016 Gods of Egypt
Head Judge
 2016 The Wizards of Aus (TV Series)
Regimand
- Molten Gelatinous Sex Ball (2016) ... Regimand
- Canvassing (2016) ... Regimand
- Magic by Moonlight (2016) ... Regimand
 2015 Let's Talk About (TV Mini-Series)
Man in Toilet
 2015/I Backtrack
Felix
 2014 Rake (TV Series)
George Corella
- Episode #3.1 (2014) ... George Corella
 2014 I, Frankenstein
Molokai
 2013 Mystery Road
Jim the Coroner
 2012 Spirit-ED (Short)
Gatekeeper
 2012 The Occupants (Short)
Grandfather
 2012 Census (Short)
Dr. Deluise
 2011 The Man with Wings (Short)
 2011 Cloudstreet (TV Mini-Series)
Pig
- Part 3 (2011) ... Pig
- Part 2 (2011) ... Pig
- Part 1 (2011) ... Pig
 2008-2010 Legend of the Seeker (TV Series)
Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander
- Tears (2010) ... Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander
- Unbroken (2010) ... Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander
- Eternity (2010) ... Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander
- Extinction (2010) ... Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander
- Walter (2010) ... Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander
 2009 Subdivision
Singlet
 2009 All Saints (TV Series)
Barry Goldsworthy
- In Trust (2009) ... Barry Goldsworthy
 2009 The Art of Darts & Dying (Short)
Dave De Crease
 2008 Australia
Dr. Barker
 2008 City Homicide (TV Series)
Maurice Biederman
- Reward (2008) ... Maurice Biederman
 2008 Double the Fist (TV Series)
Mayor
- Local Council (2008) ... Mayor
 2008/I Ascension (Short)
Pete
 2007 Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (Short)
Chum (voice)
 2007 Death's Requiem (Short)
John
 2006 Equal Opportunity (TV Short)
Death
 2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (TV Mini-Series)
Hans Morris
- Battleground (2006) ... Hans Morris
 2006 Solo
Kennedy
 2006 Aquamarine
Leonard
 2006 RAN: Remote Area Nurse (TV Mini-Series)
Vince
- Here Comes the Rain Again (2006) ... Vince
- Blue Hawaii (2006) ... Vince
- The Coming of the Light (2006) ... Vince
- One Ball (2006) ... Vince
 2005 Grange (TV Movie)
 2005 Crooked Mick of the Speewah (Short)
Drover
 2005 Australian Summer (Short)
Herman
 2004 The Brush-Off (TV Movie)
Philip Veale
 2003 Peter Pan
Cookson
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Black Lieutenant (extended edition)
 2003 Matrix Revolutions
Trainman
 2003 Finding Nemo
Chum (voice)
 2003 Enter the Matrix (Video Game)
Trainman (voice)
 2003 Inspector Gadget 2 (Video)
Baxter
 2001-2003 Always Greener (TV Series)
Rev. Millburn
- Guilt Trip (2003) ... Rev. Millburn
- A Cross to Bear (2002) ... Rev. Millburn
- Keep off the Grass (2001) ... Rev. Millburn
 2002 Short Cuts (TV Series)
Mr. Coxon
- Cut (2002) ... Mr. Coxon
- Survivor (2002) ... Mr. Coxon
- Cops and Robbers (2002) ... Mr. Coxon
- Fight the Power (2002) ... Mr. Coxon
- My Funny Valentine (2002) ... Mr. Coxon
 2002 Farscape (TV Series)
Prefect Falaak
- A Prefect Murder (2002) ... Prefect Falaak
 2002 Queen of the Damned
Khayman
 2001 BeastMaster (TV Series)
Annubis
- Fifth Element (2001) ... Annubis
 2000 Something in the Air (TV Series)
Russell Redlich
- Rising to the Occasion (2000) ... Russell Redlich
- Lateral Thoughts (2000) ... Russell Redlich
- Country Races (2000) ... Russell Redlich
- The Last Straw (2000) ... Russell Redlich
 2000 Tales of the South Seas (TV Series)
 1999 Chuck Finn (TV Series)
Professor Heinz
- Ghost Hunters (1999) ... Professor Heinz
 1998 Halifax f.p. (TV Series)
Eric Washburn
- Isn't It Romantic (1998) ... Eric Washburn
 1998 Dark City
Mr. Wall
 1997-1998 Bullpitt! (TV Series)
Darcy Kelso
- Too Many Teds (1998) ... Darcy Kelso
- Everybody Loved That Bloody Cat (1998) ... Darcy Kelso
- Desperate and Dateless (1998) ... Darcy Kelso
- Bye Bye Birdie (1998) ... Darcy Kelso
- Abracadabra... I Think (1998) ... Darcy Kelso
 1998 Moby Dick (TV Mini-Series)
Elijah
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Elijah
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Elijah
 1997 Return to Jupiter (TV Series)
Ed Unit
 1997 Good Guys Bad Guys (TV Series)
Squirt Man
- Little Time Bomb (1997) ... Squirt Man
 1996 The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas (TV Movie)
Mr Gateman
 1996 After the Beep (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (1996)
- Episode #1.6 (1996)
- Episode #1.5 (1996)
- Episode #1.4 (1996)
- Episode #1.3 (1996)
 1996 Twisted (TV Series)
Colin Condon
- Borrowing Bazza (1996) ... Colin Condon
 1993-1994 Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (TV Series)
The Chief
- We Live on the Best One (1994) ... The Chief
- Trial by Lava (1994) ... The Chief
- Dark Night, Star Bright (1994) ... The Chief
- The Past Is Creeping Back (1994) ... The Chief
- The Writings on the Wall (1994) ... The Chief
 1994 Over the Hill (TV Series)
Tall Bob
 1993 Hercules Returns
Sprocket
 1991 Sweet Talker
Norman Foster
 1990 ...Almost
Ronnie
 1989 Zucker (TV Movie)
 1989 Dearest Enemy (TV Series)
Lenny (1989 / 1992)
 1989 Tanamera - Lion of Singapore (TV Mini-Series)
Hammond
- Episode #1.7 ... Hammond
- Episode #1.6 ... Hammond
- Episode #1.5 ... Hammond
- Episode #1.4 ... Hammond
- Episode #1.3 ... Hammond
 1988 Rikky and Pete
Ben
 1988 The Dirtwater Dynasty (TV Mini-Series)
Lonely Logan
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... Lonely Logan
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Lonely Logan
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Lonely Logan
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Lonely Logan
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Lonely Logan
 1987 Bullseye
Purdy
 1987 Rob Roy (Video) (voice)
 1987 Bachelor Girl
Alistair Dredge Jr
 1987 Great Expectations: The Untold Story (TV Movie)
Joe Gargery
 1985 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Jedediah the Pilot
 1984 Pallet on the Floor
Basil Beaumont-Foster
 1984 Where the Green Ants Dream
Lance Hackett
 1984 Special Squad (TV Series)
Professor
- Return of the Cat (1984) ... Professor
 1983 Buddies
Ted
 1983 The Return of Captain Invincible
Midnight's Doctor
 1983 Double Deal
Doug Mitchell
 1983 Midnite Spares
Wimpy
 1981-1982 Kingswood Country (TV Series)
Dentist / Samson
- Hair of the Blue Dog (1982) ... Dentist
- Plaster of Paris (1981) ... Samson
 1982 ..Deadline.. (TV Movie)
Towie
 1981 The Road Warrior
The Gyro Captain
 1981 And Here Comes Bucknuckle (TV Series)
 1979 Barnaby and Me (TV Movie)
Tall Baddie
 1979 Dimboola
Morrie McAdam
 1979 Skyways (TV Series)
David Howard
- Escape to Masang ... David Howard
 1978 Newsfront
Redex trial driver
 1978 Case for the Defence (TV Series)
Alfred Burrows
- The Man Who Died Twice (1978) ... Alfred Burrows
 1976 Let the Balloon Go
Chief Gifford
 1976 20th Century Oz
Bass Player / Surfie
 1976 Mad Dog Morgan
Heriot
 1975 The Great MacArthy
Bill Dean
 1974-1975 Matlock Police (TV Series)
Johnny Butler / Maxie
- Where the Trees Walk Down the Hill (1975) ... Johnny Butler
- The Past Master (1974) ... Maxie
 1975 The Firm Man
Messenger
 1974 Three Old Friends (Short)
Steve
 1974 Ryan (TV Series)
Wally Scott
- Three-Legged Duck (1974) ... Wally Scott
 1974 The Cars That Ate Paris
Charlie
 1974 Moving On
Road Worker
 1973 Certain Women (TV Series)
Julius 'Big Julie'
 1973 Dimboola: The Stage Play
Morrie McAdam, the Groom
 1973 Boney (TV Series)
Ron Sawyer
- Boney and the Emu Man (1973) ... Ron Sawyer
 1972-1973 Division 4 (TV Series)
James 'Peachtree' Peach / Timothy Higgins
- The Grasshoppers (1973) ... James 'Peachtree' Peach
- A Continental Gentleman (1972) ... Timothy Higgins
 1971 Stork
Graham 'Stork' Wallace
 1970 Dead Easy
Friend 2
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Height:

6' 6" (1.98 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his costume as Tion Medon in Star Wars] "It was a huge contribution to my character. It's one of those things that just adds up to thins here, too. I felt almost priestlike when it was on, and that's when I thought, I'm the administrator of this planet, but that role carries extra responsibilities. Especially when I put on this costume that has accumulated over eons. The significance of all ... See more »

Trivia:

He is listed alongside James Arness as the tallest actor to play a leading role by the Guinness Book of World Records. See more »

Trademark:

Often portrays tall, ominous, and sometimes sinister characters

Star Sign:

Virgo

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