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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 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Poster of The Chronicles of Narnia
Poster of Mona Lisa
Poster of Time Bandits
Series The Chronicles of Narnia Dufflepud Leader 1988-11-13
Movie The Adventures of Baron Munchausen Jeremy / Gustavus 1988-12-07
Movie Mona Lisa Busker 1986-06-13
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 Time Bandits Wally 1981-11-13
Movie The Empire Strikes Back Chief Ugnaught 1980-05-20
Movie Star Wars Chief Jawa 1977-05-25