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Deep Roy net worth:
$500,000

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Deep Roy Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Deep Roy was born Mohinder Purba on 1 December 1957, in Nairobi, Kenya, of Indian descent. He is a Kenyan-English actor, comedian, puppeteer and stuntman, probably best known for his roles in the films “The Never-Ending Story”, “Big Fish” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

So just how rich is Deep Roy? According to sources, Roy has amassed a net worth over $500,000, as of late 2016. His fortune has been accumulated during his career in the entertainment industry, now spanning more than 40 years.

Deep Roy Net Worth $500,000

Born in Kenya as a 4′ 4” dwarf, Roy’s family eventually moved to England, where he pursued a career as a stand-up comedian in local cabaret clubs. He made his television debut in 1976, appearing in an episode of the fantasy adventure television series “The New Avengers”. Later that year he made his film debut, playing the Italian assassin in the fifth part of the “Pink Panther” series, entitled “The Pink Panther Strikes Again”. The following year he was cast in a recurring role as Mr. Sin in the “Doctor Who” serial named “The Talons of Weng-Chiang”, followed by a recurring role of ‘Decima’, a genetically engineered life form in the science fiction series “Blake’s 7”, from 1978 to 1980. In the meantime, he landed roles in the films “Licensed to Love and Kill” and “Die Brut des Bosen”. Roy’s involvement in these ’70s television and film projects enabled the young actor to build his reputation in the acting world, providing him with a considerable net worth.

During the ’80s, Roy tackled a variety of film roles, such as in “Flash Gordon”, “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi”, “Greystoke – The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes”, “Lorca and the Outlaws”, “Return to Oz” and “Going Bananas”. He also voiced the rider of the racing snail – Teeny Weeny – in the epic fantasy film “The Never Ending Story”, always adding to his net worth.

His resume continued to grow in ’90s film projects, landing parts in films such as “Disturbed”, “Howling VI: The Freaks” and “The Resurrected”, and undertaking numerous stunt performances. All added further to his wealth.

The next decade saw Roy landing roles in comedy films such as “Dr. Seuss”, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “The Haunted Mansion”. He took the dual role of an ape named Gorilla Kid and Thade’s niece in the sixth installment of the popular science fiction franchise, “Planet of the Apes”, directed by Tim Burton. Roy collaborated with Burton in his other projects as well, such as in the fantasy drama film “Big Fish”, in which he played the circus clown and attorney Mr. Soggybottom, and in the musical fantasy film “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, playing 165 Oompa-Loompas. He also provided the voice for the character of General Bonesapart in the animated musical fantasy film “Corpse Bride”, another Burton piece. Roy played Keenser in the 11th, 12th and 13th installment of the popular “Star Trek” franchise, and voiced the character of Mushana the Green Pigeon in the animated film “Zambezia”. His net worth rose steadily.

Aside from films, he has also been involved in television. He made a guest appearance in “The X-Files”, and had a recurring role in the hidden camera reality television series “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment”, as well as in the sports comedy series “Eastbound & Down”. Roy’s performances in both the film and television projects have significantly improved his net worth.

Additionally, he has also appeared in television commercials, such as for Ozocleanse and Pipex broadband.

Speaking about his personal life, Roy is married, apparently childless, however, there are no further details about his off-camera life available to the media.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Trek Beyond2016Keenser
Mantervention2014Massage Dad
Star Trek Into Darkness2013Keenser
Paranormal Movie2013Demon
Jewtholic2013Video shortBarnaby
Zambezia2012Mushana (voice)
Wolfpack of Reseda2012TV SeriesMr. Jo
The Ballad of Sandeep2011ShortSandeep Majumdar
Eastbound & Down2010TV SeriesAaron
Soccer with the Sirens2009TV SeriesCoach Deep
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen2009Egyptian Guard
Star Trek2009Keenser
Corpse Bride2005General Bonesapart (voice)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory2005Oompa Loompa
Surviving Eden2004Indian Mo
Big Fish2003Mr. Soggybottom
The Haunted Mansion2003Hitchhiking Ghost
Planet of the Apes2001Gorilla Kid / Thade's Niece
The X-Files2001TV SeriesBeggar Man
How the Grinch Stole Christmas2000Post Office Clerk
Mafia!1998Small Hitman (uncredited)
Night Stand1996TV SeriesTanned Mike
Alice in Chains: Grind1995ShortEvil Cherub 1
Under the Hula Moon1995Bus Driver
Dickwad1994ShortLittle Telephone Bully
Freaked1993George Ramirez #3
Shatterbrain1991Main Monster
Howling VI: The Freaks1991VideoToones
Disturbed1990Marty
Desperado: The Outlaw Wars1989TV Movie uncredited
Rising Storm1989Joker Arroyo
Ochlim Lokshim1989
Alien from L.A.1988Mambino
Lethal Woman1988Grizabella the Dwarf at Dinner
Going Bananas1987Bonzo
Doctor Who1977-1986TV SeriesMr. Sin / Possican Delegate
Weekend Warriors1986Little Girl (uncredited)
Return to Oz1985Tin Man
Starship1984Grid
The NeverEnding Story1984Teeny Weeny
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes1984Primate Sequences
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi1983Droopy McCool (uncredited)
Return of the Ewok1982Video shortDroopy McCool
The Dark Crystal1982Additional Performer
Flash Gordon1980Princess Aura's Pet
Blakes 71978-1980TV SeriesLink / Moloch / The Klute / ...
The Man from S.E.X.1979Midget
Roots of Evil1979Van Bullock
Benji's Very Own Christmas Story1978TV ShortKey Elf (uncredited)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again1976Italian Assassin (as Roy Deep)
The New Avengers1976TV SeriesKlokoe

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Unborn2009stunt double: Atticus Shaffer
Van Helsing2004stunts
Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood2003Video stunts
A Man Apart2003stunt double
The Kid2000stunt double: Rusty
The Adventures of Ragtime1998stunt double: Barkley
BASEketball1998stunts
Retroactive1997stunt player
Matilda1996stunts
Evil Has a Face1996TV Movie stunts
Sudden Death1995stunts
The Jungle Book1994stunts
The War1994stunts
The Little Rascals1994stunts
New Nightmare1994stunts
Josh and S.A.M.1993stunts
Freaked1993stunts
Leprechaun1993stunt performer
Hook1991stunts
Poltergeist II: The Other Side1986stunts
Flash Gordon1980stunts - uncredited
Blakes 71978TV Series stunts - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi1983puppeteer
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back1980stand-in: Yoda - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life After Flash2017Documentary filmingHimself
Groovey.TV's Celebration of Badassery Interview Series2013TV SeriesHimself
Through the Mind's Eye of Colleen Atwood2013ShortHimself
Vegas Cinefest2011Himself
Heckler2007DocumentaryHimself
Big Brother's Efourum2005TV SeriesHimself
Becoming Oompa-Loompa2005Video documentary shortHimself
HBO First Look2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Different Faces, Different Flavors2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment2003-2004TV Series
The Lively Arts1977TV Series documentaryHimself / Mr. Sin

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014DocumentaryBonzo (uncredited)
The Culture Show2013TV Series documentaryMr. Sin
Hammer Horror2007Video documentary shortMr. Sin
Serial Thrillers2003Video documentary shortMr.Sin (uncredited)
60 Millionen für Phantásien - Wie die 'unendliche Geschichte' ins Kino kam1984TV Movie documentaryTeeny Weeny (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Award of MeritBest Shorts CompetitionLeading ActorThe Ballad of Sandeep (2011)
2012Festival AwardSunset International Film FestivalBest ActorThe Ballad of Sandeep (2011)
2011Best ActorColorado Film Festival, USThe Ballad of Sandeep (2011)

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

#Fact
1He played an ape in both Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) and Planet of the Apes (2001).
2Along 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" series. He played Droopy McCool in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Keenser in Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).
3He 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" series. He played Mr Sin in the 1977 Doctor Who (1963) serial "The Talons of Weng-Chiang", Droopy McCool in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Keenser in Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).
4A true 'Blue Blooded' descendant of India's Maharajah Vinepal, 26 generations removed.
5Often collaborates with Tim Burton.
6There 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.
7Parents are Indian.
8His given name, Gordeep, means 'God's Light.'

#Quote
1The most important thing is never to forget to always have love in your heart.


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