Sep. 17th, 1945
Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Bruce Spence's Main TV Roles
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Bruce Spence (born September 17, 1945 in Auckland, New Zealand) is an actor, having spent most of his career performing in Australia. Bruce attended Henderson High School in West Auckland.
Spence is most known for his roles as the Gyro Captain in Mad Max 2 (a.k.a.) The Road Warrior reprised as Jedediah in the pilot Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
He also performed the voice of Chum in Finding Nemo, the "Mouth of Sauron" in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the "Trainman" in The Matrix Revolutions and "Tion Medon" in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.
At six-feet-seven inches-tall, Spence is one of the tallest actors to have played a leading role.
He acted as the palaeontologist (Huxley) alongside fellow actor 'Felix Nobis', in the Australian performance of BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs: The Live Experience. In his role, Spence narrates the activities of life-sized mechanical dinosaurs operated by teams of puppeteers and drivers.
In 2008, Spence joined the television series Legend of the Seeker, based on the Sword of Truth series by 'Terry Goodkind', in the role of "Zedd" (Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander), co-starring with 'Craig Horner' and 'Bridget Regan'. The show ran for two seasons.
- Lives in McMasters Beach on the NSW Central Coast when not acting
- Played "The Mouth of Sauron" in The Lord of the Rings for Peter Jackson. His scene was removed from the theatrical cut of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, but is being restored for the Extended Edition.
- He played a leading role only once, in _Stork (1971)_ (qv), and is listed alongside 'James Arness' (qv) as the tallest actor to play a leading role by the Guinness Book of World Records.
- Has played in the third installments of four big film franchises - Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, The Matrix Revolutions, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith