Bruce Spence

Kiwi actor Bruce Spence spent most of his career working in Australia, though he still managed to carve out a distinctive Hollywood career, with memorable turns in major franchises. Standing at over six feet and six ... Read more »
Born: 09/17/1945 in Auckland, NZ

Filmography

Actor (48)

Backtrack 2016 (Movie)

Felix (Actor)

Gods of Egypt 2016 (Movie)

Head Judge (Actor)

I, Frankenstein 2014 (Movie)

Molokai (Actor)

Mystery Road 2012 (Movie)

Jim the Coroner (Actor)

Legend of the Seeker 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Subdivision 2009 (Movie)

Singlet (Actor)

Australia 2008 (Movie)

Dr Barker (Actor)

Aquamarine 2006 (Movie)

Leonard (Actor)

Solo 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 (Movie)

Tion Medon (Actor)

Finding Nemo 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Chum (Actor)

Peter Pan 2003 (Movie)

Cookson (Actor)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 (Movie)

Mouth of Sauron (Actor)

The Matrix Revolutions 2003 (Movie)

Trainman (Actor)

Queen of the Damned 2002 (Movie)

Khayman (Actor)

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 (Movie)

Mouth of Sauron (Actor)

Dark City 1998 (Movie)

Mr Wall (Actor)

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls 1995 (Movie)

Gahjii (Actor)

Hercules Returns 1993 (Movie)

Sprocket (Actor)

Sweet Talker 1991 (Movie)

Norman Foster (Actor)

The Shrimp on the Barbie 1990 (Movie)

Wayne (Actor)

Wendy Cracked a Walnut 1990 (Movie)

Ronnie (Actor)

Rikky and Pete 1988 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

The Year My Voice Broke 1988 (Movie)

Jonah (Actor)

Bachelor Girl 1987 (Movie)

Alistair Dredge Jr (Actor)

Bullseye 1986 (Movie)

Purdy (Actor)

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985 (Movie)

Jedediah (Actor)

Wo die grunen Ameisen traumen 1985 (Movie)

Lance Hackett (Actor)

Midnite Spares 1983 (Movie)

Wimpy (Actor)

Pallet on the Floor 1983 (Movie)

Basil Beaumont-Foster (Actor)

The Return of Captain Invincible 1983 (Movie)

Midnight's Doctor (Actor)

Buddies 1982 (Movie)

Ted (Actor)

The Road Warrior 1981 (Movie)

The Gyro Captain (Actor)

Deadline 1980 (Movie)

Towie (Actor)

Double Deal 1980 (Movie)

Doug Mitchell (Actor)

Dimboola 1979 (Movie)

Morrie McAdam (Actor)

Newsfront 1979 (Movie)

Taxi Driver (Actor)

Eliza Fraser 1976 (Movie)

Bruce McIver (Actor)

Mad Dog 1976 (Movie)

Heriot (Actor)

Let the Balloon Go 1975 (Movie)

Acting Fire Chief Gifford (Actor)

Oz 1975 (Movie)

Bass Player/Surfie (Actor)

The Firm Man 1974 (Movie)

Messenger (Actor)

The Great MacArthy 1974 (Movie)

Bill Dean (Actor)

The Cars That Ate Paris 1973 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Stork 1971 (Movie)

Stork-Graham Wallace (Actor)

Moby Dick (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Kiwi actor Bruce Spence spent most of his career working in Australia, though he still managed to carve out a distinctive Hollywood career, with memorable turns in major franchises. Standing at over six feet and six inches tall, Spence's height has made him an original leading man. As awkward Graham "Stork" Wallace in the 1971 comedy "Stork," the actor garnered an Australian Film Institute award nod along with a healthy amount of early attention. This recognition landed Spence the part of the autogyro captain in the hit "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior" in 1981, and four years later he returned to the franchise as Jedediah the Pilot in "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome." Throughout the 1990s, Spence appeared in a number of Aussie TV programs, including a starring role in the hit soap opera miniseries "The Dirtwater Dynasty" and the part of The Chief on the beloved children's sci-fi show "Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left." Spence then began dabbling in more Hollywood fare; he had the notable distinction of appearing in the third installments of "The Matrix" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogies, along with the third of the "Star Wars" prequels. In 2003, he voiced the shark Chum in Pixar's underwater adventure "Finding Nemo" and since found steady work. In 2008 alone, he landed a role in Baz Luhrmann's down-under epic "Australia" and a recurring part on the fantasy series "Legend of the Seeker."

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