Deep Roy

born 1 December 1957

Gurdeep Roy(born 1 December 1957), sometimes credited asRoy Deep,Gordeep Roy, or justDeep Roy, is a Kenyan -born English actor , stuntman and puppeteer of Indian descent .

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 Deep Roy's Early life

BornMohinder Purbain Nairobi , Kenya to Indian parents, Roy is 4 ft 4 in (132 centimetres) tall.

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 Deep Roy's Career

entitled "Target!" as character named Klokoe. He would later make his film debut that same year, inThe Pink Panther Strikes Again, as the Italian Assassin.Another notable early role was as Mr. Sin, the "pig-brained Peking Homonculus", a villain with a distinct appetite for homicide, in the acclaimedDoctor WhostoryThe Talons of Weng-Chiang. In 1979, Roy also played a genetically engineered life form 'Decima' in the 1st seasonBlake's 7episode "The Web" as well as the diminutive chess genius, 'The Klute', in the 2nd seasonBlake's 7episode "Gambit".

and again in the 2001 remake ofPlanet of the Apes(Two roles: one as a young gorilla boy and as Thade's niece). His most notable role is playing all the Oompa-Loompas (165 of them) in Tim Burton 's 2005 adaptation ofCharlie and the Chocolate Factory. Deep had extensive training for the role in dance, yoga, and even some minor instrument playing. He is noted for his frequent collaborations with Tim Burton, appearing inPlanet of the Apes,Big Fish,Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryandCorpse Bridewhere he supplied General Bonesapart's voice.

He has done many other roles in movies and on television, includingThe X-Files,Flash Gordon,Return to Oz(as the Tin Woodsman ), Jim Henson'sThe Dark Crystalas a puppeteer extra,The NeverEnding Storyas Teeny Weeny, the rider of the "racing snail",Alien from L.A.,Howling VI: The Freaksas Mr Toones andReturn of the Jedias Droopy McCool and inThe Haunted Mansion.

More recently, he appeared inTransformers: Revenge of the Fallenas an Egyptian guard and in the 2009 filmStar Trekas "Keenser", Montgomery Scott's assistant on the ice planet Delta Vega. Deep played a green man while doing a commercial shoot for Ozocleanse. In one of his more prominent speaking roles, Roy played Aaron, a violent Mumbai -born Mexican criminal, in second season of the HBO comedy,Eastbound & Down. Most recently Deep starred as Sandeep Majumdar in the 2012 award winning short film " The Ballad of Sandeep ".

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 Deep Roy's Filmography

YearFilmRoleOther notes
1976 The Pink Panther Strikes Again Italian Assassin
1979 Licensed to Love and Kill Dwarf
Die Brut des Bösen Van Bullock
1980 Flash Gordon Fellini
1982 The Sender
The Dark Crystal Additional performer
1983 Mini Gulliver Mini Gull
1983 Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Droopy McCool Uncredited role
1984 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Primate Sequences
The NeverEnding Story Teeny Weeny Voice dubbed by Frank Lenart
1985 Return to Oz Tin Man
Starship Grid' not 'Kid
1986 Weekend Warriors Little Girl Uncredited role
1987 Going Bananas Bonzo
1988 Alien from L.A. Mambino
1989 Rising Storm Joker Arroyo
Lethal Woman Grizabella
1990 Disturbed Marty
1991 Howling VI: The Freaks Toones Direct-to-video release
1992 The Resurrected Main Monster
1993 Freaked George Ramirez #3
1994 Dickwad Little Telephone Bully
1995 Under the Hula Moon Bus Driver
1998 Mafia! Small Hitman Uncredited role
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Post Office Clerk
2001 Planet of the Apes Gorilla Kid/Thade's Niece
2003 The Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghost
Big Fish Mr. Soggybottom
2004 Surviving Eden Indian Mo
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Oompa-Loompa Played all of the Oompa-Loompas
Corpse Bride General Bonesapart Voice role
2009 Star Trek Keenser
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Egyptian Guard
2012 Zambezia Mushana Voice only
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Keenser
1976 The New Avengers Klokoe Episode: "Target!"
1978 Benji's Very Own Christmas Story Key Elf Uncredited role
TV movie
1977–1986 Doctor Who Mr. Sin
Possican Delegate
7 episodes
1978–1980 Blake's 7 Decima
The Klute
4 episodes
1989 Desperado: The Outlaw Wars Uncredited role
2001 The X-Files Beggar Man Season 8, Episode 10:Badlaa
2010 Eastbound & Down Aaron

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