29 Celebrities you did not know starred in Star Wars

These celebs had small roles or cameos in George Lucas’ space opera franchise

Deep Roy

29 Celebrities you did not know starred in Star Wars 1

Deep Roy, who rose to prominence for his role as Oompa Loompa in 2005’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, played Droopy McCool in 1983’s Star Wars: Episode VI ― Return of the Jedi. Originally from the planet Kirdo III, McCool was a Kitonak member of the Max Rebo Band. He played a flute made from a hollow chidinkalu plant from his home planet.

In addition to portraying McCool, Roy also played an Ewok on Endor and was a stand-in for R2-D2 in some scenes in the movie. In the 1980 film Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, Roy also played Jedi Master Yoda for several second unit shots, in which the diminutive Jedi was seen walking or standing in the open. Roy performed those scenes on his knees to bring him down to Yoda’s height.