He also is Bolg in The Hobbit. John Tui played the Orc commander in the movie: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. John Tui is coming to HobbitCon 4

Bolg is portrayed by Lawrence Makoare in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Much of the action from the book involving Bolg in An Unexpected Journey is instead given to his father Azog, who, in the films, survives the confrontation with the Dwarves. In The Desolation of Smaug, when his father is summoned to lead the Necromancer's Orc army, Bolg resumes the prominent role, taking over the task of hunting down Thorin's company. In The Battle of Five Armies, he's portrayed by John Tui, and he leads a separate Orc army detachment raised in Gundabad to join his father's army at Erebor. Arriving with an advance force, he aids his father against Thorin Oakenshield's commando team on Ravenhill, nearly kills the Elf Tauriel, and slays the dwarf Kíli when he comes to her defense. Soon afterwards, however, he is confronted and killed by Legolas, who drives one of his battle-knives into his head; Bolg's body subsequently falls off the mountain and is crushed by a boulder falling on top of it.

John Tui (pronounced two-we) is a New Zealand actor, best known for his roles as Anubis "Doggie" Cruger, the SPD Shadow Ranger, in Power Rangers S.P.D. and as Daggeron, the Solaris Knight, in Power Rangers Mystic Force. He is the only Power Rangers actor to play two different characters who both became Rangers. He also played the role of Bolg in the Hobbit trilogy.



  • 2003: Leoleo io lou Uso, Siaosi
  • 2003:Cold Peas, Michael
  • 2003:Alternative, Tasi
  • 2006: Sione's Wedding, Tavita
  • 2012: Battleship, Chief Petty Officer Walter "Beast" Lynch
  • 2014: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Bolg
  • 2015: Born to Dance, Zack


  • 2005: Mataku Bones, The Chosen Ones (1 episode)
  • 2006: Outrageous Fortune Carlos Sevele, Thy Name Is Woman (1 episode)
  • 2005: Power Rangers S.P.D., Commander Anubis "Doggie" Cruger Sergeant Silverback, 38 episodes
  • 2006: Power Rangers Mystic Force, Daggeron/Solaris Knight, 19 episodes
  • 2009: Go Girls, Timbo
  • 2010: Shortland Street , Dollar
  • 2012: Power Rangers Super Samurai Pestilox, A Crack in the World (1 episode)
  • 2013: Shortland Street , Travis Corfield, Recurring role

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