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      Craig Parker

      Craig Parker

      Highest Rated: 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

      Lowest Rated: 29% Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

      Birthday: Nov 12, 1970

      Birthplace: Suva, Fiji

      The island nation of Fiji has a population of less than 900,000, which is likely a major reason why there aren't a lot of Fijians active and prominent in the TV/film business. One exception is Craig Parker, who started a vibrant career after island-hopping to New Zealand. His first appearances were in local productions there, including a small role as a bartender in the 1993 big-budget TV movie adaptation of Stephen King's science-fiction chiller "The Tommyknockers." Not long after that, Parker's profile rose with several guest appearances as various characters in "Xena: Warrior Princess" (1997), the internationally distributed adventure series set in the ancient Greece of myth. It rose even further when the actor was picked to play the elf hero Haldir in the first two films of Peter Jackson's highly lucrative and successful adaption of "The Lord of the Rings" (2001) trilogy. Although his character died in the second of the two, he nevertheless provided various character voices for the third, 2003's "The Return of the King." Following his appearances in those blockbusters, Parker continued to work consistently in the busy New Zealand film and TV industry. He played the murderous wizard Darken Rahl in a Xena-style mythological fantasy series, "The Legend of the Seeker" (2008), among other parts.

      Highest rated movies

      The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers poster The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Underworld: Rise of the Lycans poster Underworld: Rise of the Lycans




      29% 63% Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Sabas (Character) $45.8M 2009
      95% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Haldir (Character) $342.6M 2002
      No Score Yet 45% No One Can Hear You Henley (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 90% A Soldier's Sweetheart Soldier 1 (Character) - 1998


      95% 91% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Taryan (Guest Star) 2018
      86% 84% Reign Lord Stéphane Narcisse (Character),
      Narcisse (Guest Star)
      47% 69% The Messengers Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 84% NCIS JAG Maj. Richard Huggins (Guest Star) 2014
      60% 75% Short Poppies Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      74% 74% Sleepy Hollow Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 68% NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      46% 87% Legend of the Seeker Unknown (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      64% 71% Spartacus Unknown (Character) 2010
      No Score Yet 80% Xena Unknown (Guest Star) 1997 1999 2001