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Purvis, Jack

Jack Purvis


Jack Purvis was born on July 13, 1937 in London, England, UK.  He was close friends with Kenny Baker (they shared a history of night-club and theatre work together and were partners in the Mini Tones) He was married to Marjie Purvis (1964-1997 his death), they had three children: Andrew; Katie (a SWAD alum), and Jason.

Purvis died in November 11, 1997 in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England, UK.

Oingo Boingo: Skeletons In the Closet~1989 (V) - ('Stay' & 'Little Girls')
Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The~1988 - Jeremy/Gustavus (see Actor Connections - Film)
Willow~1988 - Nelwyn Villager (see Actor Connections - Film)
Labyrinth~1986 - Goblin Corps (see Actor Connections - Film)
Mona Lisa~1986 - Brighton Busker (see Actor Connections - Film)
Brazil~1985 - Dr. Chapman (see Actor Connections - Film)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi~1983 - Teebo - Ewok

Dark Crystal, The~1982 - Additional Performer (see Actor Connections - Film)
Time Bandits~1981 - Wally (see Actor Connections - Film)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back~1980 - Uglost - Chief Ugnaught
Wombling Free~1977 - Great Uncle Bulgaria - Womble (see Actor Connections - Film)
Star Wars~1977 - Chief Jawa/Praying Mantis in Cantina

Silver Chair, The~1990 - Golg
Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader~1989 - Dufflepud
Invisible Man, The~1984 - Rig Operator

The Mini Tones~19??-1997 - (touring music and comedy show in the UK, Europe, and North Africa with Kenny Baker)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs~1990 - (see Actor Connections - Theatre)
On Ice Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs~1961 - Happy? (Palladium, London, England, UK; Empire Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland) (see Actor Connections - Theatre)

Mr. Purvis became paralyzed after an accident with his own vehicle after he'd parked it in 1991.  The car accidentally 'got loose' of it's brakes and moved backwards on it's own, crushing Purvis between a wall and the car.

1949-1950 - joined the Boys Brigade group as a young man and performed in stage skits.

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