Jack Purvis

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.

YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
1988

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Jeremy / Gustavus1988-12-07
1986

Mona Lisa

Busker1986-06-13
1985

Brazil

Dr. Chapman1985-02-20
1983
Return of the Jedi
Teebo1983-05-23
1981
Time Bandits
Wally1981-07-13
1980

The Empire Strikes Back

Chief Ugnaught1980-05-17
1977

Star Wars

Chief Jawa1977-03-20