Mohinder Purba was born on 1 December 1957, in Nairobi, Kenya, and is an actor, puppeteer, and stuntman, best known for his roles that took advantage of his diminutive size, including “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in which he played the … Recent film credits include several collaborations with Tim Burton, playing dual roles as ape children in the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes, clown/attorney Mr. Soggybottom in Big Fish, the voice of General Bonaparte in The Corpse Bride, and all the Oompa Loompas in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. [4], Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, "Looking for the Candy, Finding a Back Story ", "Deep Roy is On Board for STAR TREK BEYOND", "GOD CAME 'ROUND Starring Deep Roy, Directed by Derek Frey, song by Professor T & the East Side Shredders",, Pages using Infobox person with deprecated parameter home town, Wikipedia articles needing clarification from January 2018, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 October 2020, at 11:23. In addition to his acting career, Roy has performed stunts in a number of films. Deep Roy was born on January 26, 1949 in Nairobi, Kenya as Mohinder Purba. Fellow Star Trek alum Alan Oppenheimer lent his voice to this latter film. Roy's first film role was the Italian assassin in the 1976 comedy The Pink Panther Strikes Again, followed by the German crime drama Die Brut des Bösen (1979) and the British action comedy Licensed to Love and Kill (1979, with Nick Tate). Looking for some great streaming picks? He also appeared with Leon Russom in an episode of the web series Wolfpack of Reseda (2012). Roy is among the ranks of actors who have appeared in Star Trek and Doctor Who. In April 1970, Deep opened on the London stage in Ray Cooney’s Miracle Worker at the Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea.

On 8 July 2015, Roy confirmed that he was reprising this role for the 2016 sequel Star Trek Beyond by cancelling a convention appearance in October 2015.

His zodiac animal is Rooster. Roy's subsequent film credits include the science fiction film Starship (1984), the fantasy film Return to Oz (1985), the comedy Weekend Warriors (1986, with Lloyd Bridges, Vic Tayback, Graham Jarvis, Matt McCoy, Tom Villard, Camille Saviola, Brenda Strong, Jeff Allin, Randal Patrick, and Mark L. Taylor), the comedy Going Bananas (1987), the fantasy comedy Alien from L.A. (1988, with Tony Epper), the drama Lethal Woman (1989, with Ed Anders), the science fiction comedy Rising Storm (1989, with Zach Galligan and John Rhys-Davies), the horror thriller Disturbed (1990, starring Malcolm McDowell and Clint Howard), the horror sequel Howling VI: The Freaks (1991, with Joe Gieb), the horror film The Resurrected (1991, with Chris Sarandon), the science fiction comedy Freaked (1993, with William Sadler, Lee Arenberg, Patti Tippo, Don Stark, and David Bowe), the short comedy Dickwad (1994, with Musetta Vander and Billy Campbell), the comedy Under the Hula Moon (1995, with Carel Struycken, Musetta Vander, and William O. Campbell), and the comedy Jane Austen's Mafia! Gender: As a person born on this date, Deep Roy is listed in our database as the 39th most popular celebrity for the day (December 1) and the 98th most popular for the year (1957). He stands at 4 ft. 4 in.

Trade Mark (2) Roy first worked with Tim Burton on the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes, in which Roy played the niece of the villain, General Thade. As a person born on this date, Deep Roy is listed in our database as the 39th most popular celebrity for the day (December 1) and the 98th most popular for the year (1957).

Character(s): This page was last changed on 20 June 2016, at 17:00. In 2009, Roy had appearances in two high-profile films: as a border guard in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and as Keenser, Mr. Scott's sidekick in the reboot of Star Trek. The most important thing is never to forget to always have love in your heart. Roy was born in Nairobi, Kenya on December 1, 1957. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back 1980 (UK) premiere, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Cast and Crew. Roy made his film debut in the 1976 comedy The Pink Panther Strikes Again, in a memorable bit as a bow-wielding Italian assassin whom Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) mistakes for a small child. He worked as stunt double for Justin Cooper in the family movie The Adventures of Ragtime (1998, with Mic Rodgers, Dana Hee, Eddie Conna, and stunt coordinator Charles Picerni, Jr.), as stunt double for Spencer Breslin in the family comedy The Kid (2000, with Janet Brady, Jeff Imada, Matt McColm, and Manny Perry), as stunt double in the action thriller A Man Apart (2003, with Scott Workman and Anita Hart), and as stunt double for Atticus Shaffer in the horror thriller The Unborn (2009, with Marie Fink and Randy Hall).