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Jack Purvis

Jack Purvis was a British film actor. Purvis was a dwarf, and thus was mainly cast in roles requiring actors of short stature. Purvis appeared as a different alien creature in each of the three films of the original Star Wars trilogy, and also appeared in three of director Terry Gilliam's early fantasy films: Time Bandits, Brazil, and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Several years before his death, Purvis became quadriplegic after breaking his neck in a car accident. He died in November 1997 at the age of 60.

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Jul 13, 1937 In London - England - UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Star Wars 1977-05-25
Latest Project:
Movie The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 1988-12-07
Known For
Poster of Willow
Poster of Return of the Jedi
Poster of The Empire Strikes Back
Poster of Wombling Free
Movie The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Jeremy / Gustavus 1988-12-07
Movie Willow Nelwyn Band Member 1988-05-20
Series The Chronicles of Narnia Dufflepud Leader 1988-11-13
Movie Mona Lisa Busker 1986-06-13
Movie Labyrinth Goblin Corps 1986-06-27
Movie Brazil Dr. Chapman 1985-02-20
Movie Return of the Jedi Teebo 1983-05-25
Movie Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi Himself 1983-11-21
Movie The Dark Crystal 1982-12-17
Movie Time Bandits Wally 1981-07-13
Movie The Empire Strikes Back Chief Ugnaught 1980-05-20
Movie Star Wars Chief Jawa 1977-05-25
Movie Wombling Free Great Uncle Bulgaria 1977-12-31