Rusty Goffe

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Rusty Goffe
Rusty Goffe 1.jpg
Born (1948-10-30) 30 October 1948 (age 70)
Years active1963–present
Spouse(s)Sarah Goffe
WebsiteOfficial site

Rusty Goffe (born 30 October 1948) is an English-born actor with dwarfism.

Early life and personal life[edit]

Goffe was born and raised in Herne Bay, Kent. He attended Sturry Secondary Modern School.[1] He was married to Sarah Gofee and had 2 children Ben and Jack Goffe.


Goffe appeared as an Oompa-Loompa in the 1971 version of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and as a Jawa in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, among a few other aliens. He also appeared in the films Willow and Flash Gordon. He played Le Muff in the film History of the World Part I and also played Goober, a purple gremlin butler in Stupid!

In 2002, Goffe played the lead role in A Kitten for Hitler, a film created by Ken Russell with the intention of making something as offensive as possible. He played a Jewish child who is made into a lamp by Hitler.[2] He is also notable for being the face of Ginsters.[3]

Goffe is a member of the Grand Order of Water Rats.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Oompa Loompa uncredited
1972 Disciple of Death Dwarf Vampire
1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Kabe / Jawa / GONK Droid uncredited
1980 Flash Gordon Ming Guard
Here Comes Channel 8 TV movie
1988 Willow Nelwyn Villager
1990 Death in Venice Strolling Plaer TV movie
1993 U.F.O. Henry VIII
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Gringott's Bank Goblin uncredited
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Minor Roles uncredited
2007 A Kitten for Hitler Lenny
Fred Claus Frosty the Barman
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Bit Part uncredited
2008 The Colour of Magic Lackjaw
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Goblin
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 "The Aged Goblin" Chief Bank Teller
2016 Spidarlings Alfred [5]



  • Adult Learning – The "Get Rid of Your Gremlins" Gremlin
  • Hygena Furniture
  • Lyons Maid Ice Cream
  • Ginsters Meat Pies
  • Heroquest Board Game
  • Battlemaster's Board Game
  • Red Dog Hot Dogs

Music videos[edit]


  1. ^ Retrieved 2016-12-21. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Russell, Ken (27 September 2007). "My Kitten for Hitler is all in the best bad taste". The Times. Retrieved 22 December 2012. (subscription required)
  3. ^ the big place for little people
  4. ^ "All Water Rats".
  5. ^ "British Council Film: Spidarlings".
  6. ^ Ashley Hames, "Sin Cities", Tonto Books, 2008, ISBN 0-9556326-0-9, p.33

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