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Deep Roy Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1957Nairobi, Kenya
Birth NameMohinder Purba
Height 4' 4" (1.32 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Deep Roy was born in 1957 in Nairobi, Kenya as Mohinder Purba. He is known for his work on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Big Fish (2003) and The NeverEnding Story (1984).

Trivia (8)

His given name, Gordeep, means 'God's Light.'
Parents are Indian.
There are 165 Oompa-Loompas in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and he plays every one of them. For this role, he had to take Pilates and dance lessons in preparations for the four musical numbers.
Often collaborates with Tim Burton.
A true 'Blue Blooded' descendant of India's Maharajah Vinepal, 26 generations removed.
He and Simon Pegg are the only holders of a unique science fiction trifecta, namely to appear in the "Doctor Who", "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" franchises. He played Mr Sin in the 1977 Doctor Who (1963) serial "The Talons of Weng-Chiang", Droopy McCool in Star Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi (1983) and Keenser in Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).
Along with George Takei, Clive Revill, Jason Wingreen, Felix Silla and Phil Fondacaro, he is one of only six actors to appear in both the "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" franchises. He played Droopy McCool in Star Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi (1983) and Keenser in Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).
He played an ape in both Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) and Planet of the Apes (2001).

Personal Quotes (1)

The most important thing is never to forget to always have love in your heart.

Salary (1)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) $1,000,000

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