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FactHas Scottish, Welsh, Danish, English and Cornish ancestry.

Craig Parker is a New Zealand actor. He is known for his roles as the evil Haldir in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and as the vampire John in Underworld.

Craig was born on November 12, 1970, in Tauranga, New Zealand. His parents are Margaret and Stuart Parker. He has two sisters, Sarah and Emma. Craig attended Tauranga Boys’ College.

He began his acting career in 1995 with a role in the television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. He has also had roles in the television series Xena: Warrior Princess, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, and Ash vs Evil Dead.

Craig’s film roles include The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, and Underworld.

He has been married to actress Rachel Blakely since 2001. They have two children together.

Craig Parker has a net worth of $5 million. His salary is not known.

General Info

Full NameCraig Parker
Height1.8 m
NationalityNew Zealand


MoviesUnderworld: Rise of the Lycans, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, No One Can Hear You, A Soldier's Sweetheart
TV ShowsReign, Spartacus, Legend of the Seeker, Diplomatic Immunity, Mercy Peak, 2 People

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1His grandfather moved from Edinburgh, Scotland to Fiji when he was stationed during his years of service in the British Army.
2Has Scottish, Welsh, Danish, English and Cornish ancestry.
3Some of his skills include:French, Voiceovers, Public Speaking, Debating, MC, PADI Advanced Diver
4Originally, he provided the voice for Frodo in the cartoon versions of the story boards for Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings". Yet it was not until the casting in the first movie for the elf warden Haldir that Peter Jackson made the decision to cast him in the part.
5It took 3 hours to apply the blonde wig he wore in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.




Reign2014-2017TV SeriesLord Stéphane Narcisse Lord Narcisse Craig Parker
NCIS2014TV SeriesJAG Major Richard Huggins
Sleepy Hollow2013TV SeriesColonel Tarleton
NCIS: Los Angeles2013TV SeriesVasile Comescu
Auckland Daze2012TV SeriesCraig
Spartacus: War of the Damned2010-2012TV SeriesGlaber Claudius Glaber
Shackleton's Captain2012TV MovieFrank Worsley
Waitangi: What Really Happened2011TV MovieFreeman
Radiradirah2010TV SeriesPrince John
Legend of the Seeker2008-2010TV SeriesDarken Rahl / Walter
Diplomatic Immunity2009TV SeriesLeighton Mills
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans2009Sabas
Shortland Street2007-2008TV SeriesGuy Warner
Weekend Lovers2006Matt
Power Rangers S.P.D.2005TV SeriesNarrator
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003Voice of the Gothmog Voice of Orc Lieutenant 1 (uncredited)
Power Rangers Ninja Storm2003TV SeriesMotodrone / Mad Magnet / Blue Face
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers2002Haldir
Mercy Peak2001-2002TV SeriesAlistair Kingsley
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring2001Haldir
No One Can Hear You2001Henley
Xena: Warrior Princess1997-2001TV SeriesBellerophon / Cleades / Sarpedon
A Twist in the Tale1999TV SeriesLarry Sharpe
Young Hercules1998TV SeriesLucius
A Soldier's Sweetheart1998Soldier #1
2 People1997TV SeriesHost
City Life1996TV SeriesSeth
The Tommyknockers1993TV SeriesStudent Bartender
Gloss1987TV Series


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King2003character voices


Cameras in Middle-Earth2003Video documentaryHimself
Warriors of the Third Age2003Video documentary shortHimself
Intrepid Journeys2003TV Series documentaryHimself (Episode 6)
Ring Con 20022002Video documentaryHimself
Comic Vibe2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Calgary Expo 20142014ShortHimself
RingCon 20102010DocumentaryHimself
Nightline2010TV SeriesHimself
RingCon 20092009DocumentaryHimself
Return of the Jackalope2006Himself
Ring*Con 20042004Video documentary
Last Call2003TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Lego the Lord of the Rings: The Video Game2012Video GameHaldir Gothmog Orc Harbour Master
Rocked the Nation2009TV Series documentary
Before Stardom2002TV MovieHimself
Look Who's Famous Now1999TV MovieHimself


Nominated Awards

2012General TV AwardNew Zealand Film and TV Awards (II)Best Performance by an ActorShackleton's Captain (2012)
2011General TV AwardNew Zealand Film and TV Awards (II)Best Performance by a Supporting ActorLegend of the Seeker (2008)
2003DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Audio Commentary (New for DVD)The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
2003TV AwardNew Zealand Film and TV Awards (I)Best Supporting ActorMercy Peak (2001)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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