Jeremy Bulloch

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Jeremy Bulloch
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At the 2006 Dallas Comic Con.
Born (1945-02-16) 16 February 1945 (age 70)
Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England, U.K.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1961–present
Spouse(s) Maureen Bulloch
Children 3

Jeremy Bulloch (born 16 February 1945) is an English actor best known for the role of the bounty hunter Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy.[1][2] He has appeared in numerous British television and film productions, including Doctor Who and Robin of Sherwood.


Bulloch was born in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England. He trained at Corona Stage Academy.[3] In a career spanning over half a century, he is most famous for his role in Boba Fett's costume in the Star Wars films The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi (the voice was provided by Jason Wingreen originally and in the updated versions Temuera Morrison). Additionally, he plays a minor role as an Imperial officer in The Empire Strikes Back, his only non-masked appearance in the original Star Wars films. Bulloch returned as Boba Fett for the fan film mocumentary: Return of the Ewok. He also has minor roles in three James Bond films, twice playing Smithers, an assistant to Q. In 1962, he starred alongside Cliff Richard in the musical film Summer Holiday.

After several uncredited screen appearances, Bulloch's first regular role was in the 1960 TV series Counter-Attack! and (the same year) The Chequered Flag. He went on to have a recurring role in Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School (1961) and a regular role in The Newcomers (1965–67). He also appeared in two Doctor Who stories, The Space Museum (1965) and The Time Warrior (1973).[4] From 1979-81, he was a regular in the ITV sitcom Agony, in which he played Rob Illingworth, one half of a gay couple.

In recent years, due to the release of the new Star Wars films, he is frequently invited to science fiction conventions throughout the world, and was inducted as an Honorary Member of the 501st Legion costuming organization in May 2002.[5] Later, in November 2009, he actually joined the 501st as a costume-wearing member making appearances with the group as Boba Fett.[6]

In 2004, Bulloch published a limited edition memoir, Flying Solo, which is a humorous account of his personal and professional life, interspersed with tales from the convention circuit.[7] In 2005, he once again made an appearance in a Star Wars film, this time playing Captain Colton in Revenge of the Sith.[8] In 2005, he played the role of "Chairman Skellon" in a stage production of The Trial of Davros.[9] Recently, Bulloch played a small cameo role in Star Wars fan films Order of the Sith: Vengeance and its sequel Downfall - Order of the Sith - alongside David Prowse and Michael Sheard. These fan films were made in England in support of Save the Children.

Bulloch has three sons, ten grandchildren, and lives in London with his wife, Maureen. His half-brother is Robert Watts, who was a producer on The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and had a cameo as Lieutenant Watts in Return of the Jedi.[10]

Selected films[edit]

Film or Television Title Year Role
Carry On Teacher 1959 Schoolboy
Spare the Rod 1961 Angell
Play It Cool 1962 Joey
Summer Holiday 1963 Edwin
Doctor Who: The Space Museum 1965 Tor
The Idol 1966 Lewis
Hoffman 1970 Tom Mitchell
The Virgin and the Gypsy 1970 Leo
Mary, Queen of Scots 1971 Andrew
Doctor Who: The Time Warrior 1973 Hal
O Lucky Man! 1973 Young Man
Can You Keep It Up for a Week? 1975 Gil
Escape from the Dark 1976 Ginger
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 HMS Ranger Crewman
The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Boba Fett
For Your Eyes Only 1981 Smithers
Return of the Ewok 1982 Boba Fett
Octopussy 1983 Smithers
Return of the Ewok 1983 Boba Fett
Return of the Jedi 1983 Boba Fett
Robin of Sherwood 1983–85 Edward of Wickham
Starhyke 2004 Doctor Yul Striker
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 2005 Captain Colton


Bulloch also has a part in a British TV advert for McCarthy and Stone retirement flats.

Voice acting[edit]

In 2006, Bulloch provided the voice of Sir Logan the Prowler in the Night Traveler multimedia adventure series produced by Lunar Moth Entertainment.[11][12]


  1. ^ "Jeremy Bulloch". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Sacks, Ethan. "'Return of the Jedi' cast reunites for 'Star Wars' convention in Europe". Daily News (New York). 
  3. ^ McFarlane, 2005, p. 99
  4. ^ James Lomond (30 May 2014). "14 Doctor Who Actors...In Star Wars!". Kasterborous. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Aaron Broverman (22 March 2011). "Original Boba Fett Jeremy Bulloch on playing Sci-Fi's Ultimate Assassin". Moviefone. Retrieved 18 September 2015. The international fan organisation The 501st Legion...have made Bullock an honorary member 
  6. ^ Regina Layug Rosero (5 August 2015). "Stormtroopers with heart? Meet the 501st Legion". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 18 September 2015. Even some of the actors from the Star Wars movies have joined the 501st Legion, like...Jeremy Bulloch who played the iconic Boba Fett 
  7. ^ Jeremy Bulloch (1 March 2004). Flying Solo: Tales of a Bounty Hunter. 
  8. ^ Cameron K McEwan (11 April 2015). "Doctor Who actors who felt the force in Star Wars". Metro News. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  9. ^ Owen Quinn (5 August 2013). "TW talks to Jeremy Bulloch, the man behind Boba Fett". Time Warriors. Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  10. ^ Stuart Cummins (25 May 2011). "Iinterview: Robert Watts, Producer of STAR WARS & INDIANA JONES". What Culture. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "Night Traveler". Retrieved 18 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Lunar Month Entertainment". Retrieved 18 September 2015. Featured members of the Night Traveler cast include...Jeremy Bulloch 


Further reading[edit]

  • Eberl, Jason T. and Deker, Kevin S. (2015). The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy: You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned. John Wiley & Sons

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