Deep Roy

Deep Roy


12/1/1957, Nairobi, Kenya

Birth Name

Gordeep Roy



Also Known As

Gordeep Roy
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Deep Roy (in full, Gordeep Roy) was born in Kenya, but his parents were originally from northern India. From 1963 he worked a stunt-man, then in 1976 he got his first role as an actor in the British television spy show The New Avengers. He was also a…more


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    • Deep Roy has also appeared in The X-Files, Blake's 7, Flash Gordon, Return To Oz, Big Fish, The NeverEnding Story, as the rider of the "racing snail" (credited as "Teeny Weeny") and Return of the Jedi, as a member of the Max Rebo band.

    • He also had a cameo role in Corpse Bride (another Tim Burton movie), supplying General Bonesapart's voice. Another notable role was as the "pig-brained Peking Homonculus" or "Mr. Sin", a villain with a distinct appetite for homicide, in the acclaimed Doctor Who story 'The Talons of Weng-Chiang.'

    • Because of his short stature, he has played a variety of unusual characters in his acting career. He has played apes in two movies: Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes and again in the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes (Two roles: One as a young gorilla boy and as the senator's daughter). His most noticeable (and notable) role is playing the Oompa-Loompas in Tim Burton`s 2005 adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Deep had extensive training for the role in dance, yoga, and even some minor instrument playing.

    • Gurdeep Roy- sometimes credited as Roy Deep, Gordeep Roy, or just plain Deep Roy- is an actor, stuntman and puppeteer.

    • Deep is a direct descendant (after 26 generations) of Rajasthan's Rajput Vinepal, who built a fort at Bathinda.

    • While working on 2005's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he earned $1,000,000 as his salary.

    • He has been in the following Tim Burton films:
      Planet of the Apes
      Big Fish
      Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
      Corpse Bride.

    • He was born in Nairobi, Kenya.

    • He played all the Oompa-Loompas in the 2005 Tim Burton remake of the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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