Jimmy Vee

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Jimmy Vee
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Jimmy Vee at Comic Con, Newcastle in 2016
Born (1959-11-05) 5 November 1959 (age 57)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present
Height 1.12 m (3 ft 8 in)

Jimmy Vee (born 5 November 1959) is a Scottish[1] actor and stunt performer. He is best known for playing a number of Doctor Who monsters and aliens, as well as the actor for R2-D2 in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi.


Vee started his career as a stunt double/performer for various small actors[2] and extras in films such as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Vee also starred as Cheeky the dwarf in the King's Theatre, Glasgow adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.[1]

In November 2015, he was cast as R2-D2 in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, succeeding Kenny Baker before Baker's death in August 2016.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

He identifies as a dwarf, standing 1.12 metres (3 ft 8 in) tall, the same height as Kenny Baker who originally played R2-D2.



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Goblin Uncredited
2007 Skins: Secret Party Digger Short film
2009 Kilt Man Midget
2015 Pan Lofty
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens R2-D2 Uncredited[5]
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi R2-D2
2017 Dark Ascension Evil Dwarf


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Weirdsister College Gargoyle Episode: "The Gargoyle"
2005–2007, 2010, 2014 Doctor Who Moxx of Balhoon
Space Pig
Skovox Blitzer
Episodes: "The End of the World"
"Aliens of London"
"Attack of the Graske"
"Voyage of the Damned"
"The End of Time"
"The Caretaker"
2007–10 The Sarah Jane Adventures Carl Slitheen
Episodes: Revenge of the Slitheen
"Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?"
"The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith"
"Death of the Doctor"
2008 Music of the Spheres Graske TV short film
2009 Prom 13: Doctor Who Prom
From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love Slitheen TV special for Comic Relief


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