Cast and Crew of Raiders of the Lost Ark

Cast of
Raiders of the Lost Ark

About Raiders of the Lost Ark

When we delve into the world of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," we are introduced to a cast of characters that are as captivating as the plot itself. Harrison Ford, in one of his most iconic roles, plays the charismatic and adventurous Indiana Jones, a professor of archaeology with a penchant for danger. Alongside him is Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, a fiercely independent and resourceful woman who holds her own in this male-dominated world. These two characters form the heart of the story, their chemistry and banter adding a layer of charm to the film's thrilling narrative.

"Raiders of the Lost Ark" sets the stage for an epic adventure when Dr. Indiana Jones, our tweed-suited professor with a secret life as a celebrated archaeologist, is enlisted by the government. His mission? To locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, a powerful ancient relic said to contain the original Ten Commandments. This task, however, is not as simple as it sounds. Jones finds himself pitted against the entire Nazi regime, who are equally determined to harness the Ark's power for their own nefarious purposes.

As the plot unfolds, the audience is treated to a rollercoaster ride of suspense, action, and intrigue. From the treacherous snake pits of the Well of Souls to the heart-pounding chase sequences, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. The film's perfect blend of historical elements, thrilling action, and witty dialogue makes it a timeless classic that continues to captivate audiences today. Whether you're a fan of adventure films or simply appreciate a well-told story, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is a must-watch.

Full Cast of Raiders of the Lost Ark

Harrison Ford
plays Indiana Jones

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones
In 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', Harrison Ford delivers a charismatic and iconic performance as the adventurous archaeologist Indiana Jones. Ford's portrayal is a perfect blend of rugged masculinity, wit, and vulnerability, making Indiana Jones a relatable and endearing hero. His on-screen presence is captivating, whether he's engaged in thrilling action sequences or delivering witty one-liners. Ford's performance not only set the standard for action heroes but also added depth to the character, making Indiana Jones a beloved figure in cinematic history. See Harrison Ford's other roles

Karen Allen
plays Marion Ravenwood

Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood
Karen Allen's performance as Marion Ravenwood in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' is a standout, embodying the spirit of a strong, independent woman in the 1930s. Her chemistry with Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones is palpable, making their on-screen romance both believable and engaging. Allen's portrayal of Marion is not just a damsel in distress, but a woman who can hold her own in a fight, drink men under the table, and stand up to the villainous Belloq. Her wit, charm, and tenacity make Marion a fan favorite and a crucial part of the Indiana Jones franchise. See Karen Allen's other roles

Paul Freeman
plays Dr. René Belloq

Paul Freeman as Dr. René Belloq
Paul Freeman's portrayal of Dr. René Belloq in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' is a masterclass in villainy. As Indiana Jones' intellectual rival and archaeological nemesis, Freeman brings a suave, sophisticated charm to the character, making him a formidable and captivating adversary. His ability to convey Belloq's obsession with the Ark of the Covenant, while also maintaining a sense of humor and charisma, adds depth and complexity to the role. Freeman's performance is a standout in the film, and his scenes with Harrison Ford are some of the most memorable and entertaining in the Indiana Jones series. See Paul Freeman's other roles

John Rhys-Davies
plays Sallah

John Rhys-Davies as Sallah
John Rhys-Davies's portrayal of Sallah in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' is a standout performance that brings a delightful blend of humor and heart to the film. Sallah, an Egyptian excavator and friend to Indiana Jones, is a character that Rhys-Davies infuses with warmth and loyalty. His comedic timing is impeccable, providing much-needed levity in the midst of high-stakes adventure. Moreover, Rhys-Davies's performance adds a layer of authenticity to the film, as his character's genuine friendship with Indiana Jones feels genuine and heartfelt. Overall, Rhys-Davies's Sallah is a memorable character that significantly contributes to the charm and success of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'. See John Rhys-Davies's other roles

Ronald Lacey
plays Major Arnold Toht

Ronald Lacey as Major Arnold Toht
In 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', Ronald Lacey delivers a chilling performance as Major Arnold Toht, a Nazi agent with a penchant for sadistic interrogation techniques. Lacey's portrayal of Toht is both menacing and unnerving, as he effortlessly switches between cold, calculating intelligence officer and deranged psychopath. His unforgettable scene involving a red-hot poker is a testament to his ability to convey pure evil on screen. Lacey's performance as Toht is a standout in a film filled with memorable characters, and his character's ultimate demise is one of the most satisfying moments in the movie. See Ronald Lacey's other roles

Wolf Kahler
plays Colonel Dietrich

Wolf Kahler as Colonel Dietrich
Wolf Kahler delivers a chilling performance as Colonel Dietrich in 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'. His portrayal of the ruthless Nazi officer is both menacing and calculated, adding a layer of tension to the already high-stakes adventure. Kahler's ability to convey Dietrich's unwavering loyalty to the Third Reich, even in the face of supernatural forces, makes him a formidable and memorable villain in the Indiana Jones series. See Wolf Kahler's other roles

Anthony Higgins
plays Gobler

Anthony Higgins as Gobler

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Denholm Elliott
plays Dr. Marcus Brody

Denholm Elliott as Dr. Marcus Brody

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Alfred Molina
plays Satipo

Alfred Molina as Satipo

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Vic Tablian
plays Barranca / Monkey Man

Vic Tablian as Barranca / Monkey Man

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Don Fellows
plays Col. Musgrove

Don Fellows as Col. Musgrove

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William Hootkins
plays Major Eaton

William Hootkins as Major Eaton

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George Harris
plays Katanga

George Harris as Katanga

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Fred Sorenson
plays Jock

Anthony Chinn
plays Mohan

Anthony Chinn as Mohan

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Eddie Tagoe
plays Messenger Pirate

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Bill Reimbold
plays Bureaucrat

Bill Reimbold as Bureaucrat

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Patrick Durkin
plays Australian Climber

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Matthew Scurfield
plays 2nd. Nazi

Matthew Scurfield as 2nd. Nazi

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Malcolm Weaver
plays Ratty Nepalese

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Sonny Caldinez
plays Mean Mongolian

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Pat Roach
plays Giant Sherpa / 1st Mechanic

Pat Roach as Giant Sherpa / 1st Mechanic

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Christopher Frederick
plays Otto

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Tutte Lemkow
plays Imam

Tutte Lemkow as Imam

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Ishaq Bux
plays Omar

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Kiran Shah
plays Abu

Kiran Shah as Abu

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Souad Messaoudi
plays Fayah

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Terry Richards
plays Arab Swordsman

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Steve Hanson
plays German Agent

Frank Marshall
plays Pilot

Frank Marshall as Pilot

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Martin Kreidt
plays Young Soldier

John Rees
plays Sergeant

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Tony Vogel
plays Tall Captain

Tony Vogel as Tall Captain

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Ted Grossman
plays Peruvian Porter

Ted Grossman as Peruvian Porter

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Vic Armstrong
plays German Soldier (uncredited)

Vic Armstrong as German Soldier (uncredited)

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Peter Diamond
plays German Soldier (uncredited)

Peter Diamond as German Soldier (uncredited)

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Nick Gillard
plays German Soldier (uncredited)

Nick Gillard as German Soldier (uncredited)

Nick Gillard was born on March 31, 1959 and is currently 65 years old.

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Romo Gorrara
plays German Soldier (uncredited)

Romo Gorrara as German Soldier (uncredited)

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Rick Lester
plays German Soldier (uncredited)

Rocky Taylor
plays German Soldier (uncredited)

Rocky Taylor as German Soldier (uncredited)

Rocky Taylor was born on February 28, 1945 and is currently 79 years old.

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Reg Harding
plays German Lieutenant (uncredited)

Harry Fielder
plays German (uncredited)

Harry Fielder as German (uncredited)

Prolific British background actor.

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Billy Horrigan
plays Gobler's Gunner (uncredited)

Terry Leonard
plays Driver of German Truck (uncredited)

Terry Leonard as Driver of German Truck (uncredited)

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Sergio Mione
plays Driver of German Truck (uncredited)

Dennis Muren
plays Nazi Spy on the Airplane (uncredited)

Dennis Muren as Nazi Spy on the Airplane (uncredited)

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Glenn Randall Jr.
plays Flying Wing Mechanic (uncredited)

Michael Sheard
plays U-Boat Captain (uncredited)

Michael Sheard as U-Boat Captain (uncredited)

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Frank Welker
plays Special Vocal Effects (voice) (uncredited)

Frank Welker as Special Vocal Effects (voice) (uncredited)

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