Jack Purvis (actor)
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13 July 1937|
|Died||21 November 1997
|Cause of death||Neck injury complications|
Jack Purvis (13 July 1937 – 21 November 1997) 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 (including Teebo in Return of the Jedi), 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.
|1977||Star Wars||Chief Jawa|
|1978||Wombling Free||Great Uncle Bulgaria|
|1980||The Empire Strikes Back||Chief Ugnaught|
|1982||The Dark Crystal||Additional Performer|
|1983||Return of the Jedi||Teebo|
|1986||Mona Lisa||Brighton Busker|
|1988||Willow||Nelwyn Band Member||Uncredited|
|1988||The Adventures of Baron Munchausen||Jeremy / Gustavus|
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