Birth Name: Graham McTavish
Born in Glasgow, Scotland on Jan. 4, 1961, McTavish was the head of the English society while attending university and acted on stage performing Shakespeare in several amateur and professional productions. It was while appearing in a 1983 production of "Romeo and Juliet" when he first met his future "Hobbit" co-star, Andy Serkis, and the two remained friendly over the years. After making his screen debut as an extra in Tobe Hooper's sci-fi horror film "Lifeforce" (1986), McTavish nabbed his first screen credit in an episode of the British television show "Return to Treasure Island" (1986). Bit parts came his way where he appeared as sideline cops, thugs and soldiers in movies such as the Den...