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Jack Purvis (I) (1937–1997)

Jack Purvis was born in 1937 in London, England. He was an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). He was married to Marjie Purvis. He died on November 21, 1997 in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. See full bio »

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 1990 The Silver Chair (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1990) ... Golg
 1989 Oingo Boingo: Skeletons in the Closet (Video short) ('Stay' & 'Little Girls')
 1989 Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader (TV Series)
Dufflepud Leader / Dufflepud
- Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Part 2 (1989) ... Dufflepud Leader
- Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Part 1 (1989) ... Dufflepud Leader
 1988 Willow
Nelwyn Band Member (uncredited)
 1986 Labyrinth
Goblin Corps
 1986 Mona Lisa
Brighton Busker
 1984 The Invisible Man (TV Mini-Series)
Rig Operator
 1982 The Dark Crystal
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 1981 The Goodies (TV Series)
- Special: Snow White 2 (1981) ... Dwarf (as Jackie Purves)
 1977 Wombling Free
Great Uncle Bulgaria
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Paralyzed while parking his car. The car accidentally backed up and Purvis was caught between the wall and the bumper, breaking his neck. See more »


Was often cast by Terry Gilliam

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