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Greg Ellis (born Jonny Rees; 21 March 1968) is a British actor and voice actor best known for his role as Lieutenant Commander Theodore Groves in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean film series and Michael Amador in 24 as well as voice-over work in over 100 video games titles.

Greg Ellis
Jonny Rees

(1968-03-21) 21 March 1968 (age 51)
Wigan, Lancashire, England, U.K.
ResidenceNorth Hollywood, California, U.S.
Other namesGregory Ellis
Greg Ellis
  • Actor
  • voice actor
Years active1988–present
Notable work
Pirates of the Caribbean film series as Theodore Groves


On the big screen he is best known for his portrayal of Lieutenant Commander Groves in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean film series as well as starring in J.J. Abrams Star Trek (film) as Chief Engineer Olsen, the original chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise. He starred in the western Forsaken (2015 film) alongside Demi Moore with Donald Sutherland and Brian Cox.

He joined the cast of Hawaii Five-0 in season five to play Thomas Farrow in a major recurring arc, was a regular on the Fox drama Touch as Trevor Wilcox and played the villainous Michael Amador opposite Kiefer Sutherland in the 3rd season of the hit series 24. He also co-starred opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins and Angelina Jolie in Beowulf with Brad Pitt in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in Titanic (1997 film).

His television credits include: Dexter (tv series), The X-Files, The Riches, Bones (tv series), Alcatraz, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Closer, CSI, Nip/Tuck, Perception, Knight Rider, Days of Our Lives and Trust Me and many more.

He is the voice of MZingo in Disney’s Lion King spin-off series The Lion Guard and Jet-Vac in the Netflix animated series Skylanders as well as the voice of Valen Rudor in the Disney animated series Star Wars Rebels.

He has a steady voice-over career in cartoons, animated movies and video games. His voice was featured in the PlayStation 2 games Rogue Galaxy (as Simon Wicard), Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (as Cait Sith), and Tomb Raider: Legend (as Alister Fletcher), as well as in Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II, and Dragon Age: Inquisition (as Cullen Rutherford). His minor video game work includes voices for SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs, SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Tomb Raider: Underworld, and Ty the Tasmanian Tiger. He has also voiced characters in cartoons such as The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Invader Zim, and first three series of the Ben 10 franchise.

He played Cmdr. Giles Price in the game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 and reprised the role in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising. He reprised his role as Cait Sith in the English version of the CGI film Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. He voiced Garmund in the Robert Zemeckis animated film, Beowulf.[1] Ellis originally started in musicals and was Rusty in Starlight Express at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and was the alternate Chris in the original cast of Miss Saigon at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He also appears on the cast recording of the new Starlight Express. He released a single from the show, "Next Time You Fall In Love”


Live-action rolesEdit


List of live-action performances in film
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Titanic Carpathia Steward
2001 To End All Wars Primrose
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Lieutenant Theodore Groves
2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Mickey (Dive Bar Patron #1)
2005 Cell Call Donovan Short film
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Lieutenant Theodore Groves
2008 Knight Rider Welther Television film
2009 Star Trek Chief Engineer Olsen
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Lieutenant Commander Theodore Groves
2012 Rogue Peter Reid Television film
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Net Mender
2015 Forsaken Tom Watson
2017 Killer App Springer


List of live-action performances in television
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Brush Strokes Terry Episode: "Episode #4.5"
1990–1991 Bread P.C. Lloyd 21 episodes
1998 The X-Files 3rd British Crewman Episode: "Triangle"
1999 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Ekoor Episode: "What You Leave Behind"
2013 Touch Trevor Wilcox 13 episodes
2003–2004 24 Michael Amador 9 episodes
2005, 2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Foxy Harris, Special Agent Sturgis 2 episodes
2006 Bones Kevin Hollings Episode: "Two Bodies in the Lab"
2008–2009 Valentine Ari Valentine / Ares 8 episodes
2009 Trust Me Simon Cochran 7 episodes
2009 Dexter Jonathan Farrow Episode: "Slack Tide"
2010 Nip/Tuck Adam Wise Episode: "Joel Seabrook"
2011 The Confession Sheldon Hoffman Episode: "Chapter 7"
2012 Days of Our Lives Agent Spencer 27 episodes
2012 Alcatraz Garrett Stillman Episode: "Garrett Stillman"
2014 Hawaii Five-0 Thomas Farrow 4 episodes
2018 Lucifer Myles Drunker Episode: "Anything Pierce Can Do I Can Do Better"

Video gamesEdit

List of live-action performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Cmdr. Giles Price
2009 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising Cmdr. Giles Price

Voice rolesEdit


List of voice performances in television
Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Wild Thornberrys Bim, Whippet Ep. "Koality and Kuantity"
1999 The Angry Beavers Randy Beaver, Supercomputer Ep. "Koality Komforts/Oh, Brother?"
2002 Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future Dan Dare
2004–07 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Entity Two, Another Astronaut, Lawn Gnome
Pig #2, Delivery Guy, Lord Byron
Windham, Daddy Elf, Druid #1, Miguel
2004–05 Teen Titans Malchior, Punk Rocket
2004 Evil Con Carne Lady of the Lake, Prince, Bobby #2 Ep. "Jealousy, Jealous Do/Hector, King of the Britons"
2005–08 Bratz Byron Powell, Sir Nigel Forrester 7 episodes
2006 Ben 10 Synaptak Ep. "The Galactic Enforcers"
2006 Legion of Super Heroes Drax, Shadowy Voice
Phantom, Science Police
Ep. "Phantoms"
2007–08 Phineas and Ferb Jameson, Angry Mob
2007 The Batman Count Vertigo Ep. "Vertigo"
2008 Ben 10: Alien Force Forever Knight #1, Forever Knight #2, Jailer, Squire
2008–11 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Gentleman Ghost, Doctor Fate, Cavalier
Doctor Canus, Hawk, Shrapnel
Mr. Mind, Computer Voice
Nuclear Engineer, Hawk, Kafka, James Craddock
2009 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Turk Falso 2 episodes
2009 Ape Escape Specter
2010–11 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Prince Gyula, Cyborg #2
Dagonet, Reporter Chet Rigby
2010–13 Generator Rex Gatlocke
2010 G.I. Joe: Renegades Breaker, Alvin Kibbey, Cobra Ops Supervisor
2011–13 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Charles Weatlesby, Destroido Computer
2012 Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Rocket Raccoon Ep. "Michael Korvac"
2013–14 Beware the Batman Phosphorus Rex, Milo Match
2014–16 Transformers: Rescue Bots Dr. Thaddeus Morocco (2nd voice), Mr. Foster
2014–17 Star Wars Rebels Baron Valen Rudor, Stormtrooper #5 [2]
2015–17 Sofia the First Spruce, additional voices
2016–present The Lion Guard Mzingo Credited as Jonny Rees
2016–18 Skylanders Academy Jet-Vac
2017 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Dr. Messmer, Kitchen staff member Episode: "Mysteries on the Disorient Express"
2017–18 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Manfred, additional voices Credited as Jonny Rees


List of voice performances in live-action films
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Summer Music Mania 2004 Announcer Television film
2006 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Nigel [3]
2008 Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief Wallaby Direct-to-video[3]
2009 Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts Dave the Dove Direct-to-video[3]
List of voice performances in animated films
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Bratz: Rock Angelz Byron Direct-to-video[3]
2006 Bratz: Genie Magic Sebastian Direct-to-video[3]
2006 Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Cait Sith English dub[3]
2006 Bratz Babyz: The Movie Harvey Direct-to-video
2007 Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure Creeper, Horror's Hand, Pirate #3, Paperboy Television film[3]
2010 Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic Plato Direct-to-video
2010 Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes Tin, Sergeant Direct-to-video[3]
2011 Cars 2 Sir Nigel Gearsely [3]
2012 Tom and Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse Will Scarlet, Tin Direct-to-video[3]
2012 Big Top Scooby-Doo! Marius Brancusi Direct-to-video[3]
2012 Foodfight! Hairy Hold [3]
2013 Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure Tin Direct-to-video[3]
2014 Batman: Assault on Arkham Captain Boomerang Direct-to-video[3]
2014 Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon Tin Direct-to-video[3]
2014 Khumba Thabo, Elder # 1 English dub[3]
2015 Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest Tin Direct-to-video[3]
2015 The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Mzingo Television film[3]

Video gamesEdit

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Interstate '82 Rank Dick
1999 Star Trek: Hidden Evil Urano
2000 Starlancer Luenberg Comms Officer
2000 Star Trek: Invasion Kam Jahtae Commander
2002 Red Faction II Male Voice 4
2002 Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon Human Male Crew, Arcturian Admiral, Captain [3]
2003 Lionheart Richard Lionheart
2003 SOCOM II U.S. Navy SEALs British S.A.S. Operative SABRE
2003 Medal of Honor: Rising Sun Martin Clemens
2003 Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown Robin Hood
2004 Onimusha Blade Warriors Keijiro Maeda English dub[3]
2004 Call of Duty: United Offensive British Narrator
2004 X-Men Legends Technician, Male Prisoner #2
2004 Shark Tale Additional Tenant Fish
2004 Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue Ty the Tasmanian Tiger [3]
2004 The Bard's Tale Additional voices
2004 EverQuest II Additional voices
2004 Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines Additional voices
2004 GoldenEye: Rogue Agent Additional voices
2004 Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Disciple [3]
2004 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth Elven Officer, Ithilien Ranger Unit
2005 Ys: The Ark of Napishtim Romun Soldier #3 English dub
2005 Haunting Ground Riccardo, Ugo Belli [3]
2005 Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None Phillip Lombard, Fred Faine [3]
2005 Bratz: Rock Angelz Bryon Powell, Nigel
2005 Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, Sergeant Bluey [3]
2005 The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer Additional voices
2005 SOCOM 3 U.S. Navy SEALs Chopper
2006 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II Celeborn, Elves, Ithilien Rangers
2006 Tomb Raider: Legend Alister Fletcher [3]
2006 Teen Titans Mad Mod [3]
2006 Cars Piston Cup Racers
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Additional voices
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow Fat Pirate, Pintell, Ragetti, Spanish Soldier [3]
2006 Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Cait Sith English dub[3]
2006 SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 2 Additional voices
2006 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king Elves, Ithilien Rangers
2007 Rogue Galaxy Simon Wicard English dub
2007 God of War II Rhodes Soldiers, Spartan Soldiers
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Additional voices
2007 Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Weapons Grummel, Armor Grummel
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Reepicheep
2008 Resistance 2 Additional voices
2008 Tomb Raider: Underworld Alister Fletcher, Mercenary [3]
2009 Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Weapons Grummel, Armor Grummel
2009 Dragon Age: Origins Cullen, Additional voices
2010 Clash of the Titans Perseus, Soldiers, Townpeople, Spirits [3]
2010 God of War III Hermes, Civilian [3]
2010 Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening Anders
2010 Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame Gentleman Ghost
2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Rocket Raccoon
2011 Dragon Age II Cullen, additional voices
2011 Cars 2 Nigel Gearsley
2011 Shadows of the Damned Johnson [3]
2011 Resistance 3 Fyodor Malikov, Radio Wales [3]
2011 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Marlowe's Agents [3]
2011 Saints Row: The Third Additional voices
2011 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Rocket Raccoon
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Additional voices
2012 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Additional voices
2012 Diablo III Captain Rumford [4]
2012 Darksiders II Corrupted Angel, Disembodied Voice 3 [3]
2012 Skylanders: Giants Jet-Vac
2013 BioShock Infinite Additional voices
2013 Disney Infinity Additional voices [5]
2013 Saints Row IV Additional voices
2013 Skylanders: Swap Force Jet-Vac
2014 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Captain Rumford [6]
2014 Skylanders: Trap Team Jet-Vac, Bomb Shell
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition Cullen
2015 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Soldiers, Members [7]
2015 Skylanders: SuperChargers Jet-Vac
2016 Skylanders: Imaginators Jet-Vac
2019 Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Brian Buster Jr. [8]


  1. ^ "BEOWULF site launches". 26 July 2006. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2006. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Spark of Rebellion". Star Wars Rebels. 3 October 2014. Event occurs at 43:07. Disney Channel.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj "Greg Ellis - 123 Character Images | Behind The Voice Actors". Retrieved 10 April 2019. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources.
  4. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. Diablo III. Scene: Closing credits, 4:10 in, Voice Over, Additional Voices.
  5. ^ Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity. Scene: Closing credits, 4:52 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.
  6. ^ Blizzard Entertainment. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. Scene: Closing credits, 5:23 in, Voice Over, Additional Voices.
  7. ^ Konami (2015). Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Scene: Closing credits, 0:32 in, Cast.
  8. ^ @Grasshopper_EN (20 December 2018). "Introducing the all-star lineup of #TravisStrikesAgain #NoMoreHeroes' main voice cast!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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