The tall, heavyset attendant rang the gong at the start of Willie Scott's rendition of Anything Goes. Later, after Indiana Jones had been poisoned, Kao Kan appeared wielding a machine gun and the performer fled for his life as gunfire fired at Jones headed in his direction.
Behind the scenesEdit
Despite that Stansauk is said to be the portrayer of the Gong striker, according to the article "50 Fascinating 'Facts' About Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" in Indiana Jones: The Official Magazine 3, it is stated that the late stuntman and proffesional wrestler Pat Roach played the role of the Gong striker, as well as the Thuggee assassin in Pankot Palace. However, The Complete Making of Indiana Jones reveals that stuntman Bill Reed (who is listed in the film's credits) portrayed the Gong striker, and the Thuggee assassin has been held identified in online discussion as wrestler Don Stansauk, though neither of these have been confirmed.
I asked Kathleen Kennedy about the gong ringer. She couldn't recall so she texted Frank Marshall. From the sound of it, Frank started digging. He thinks it's Stansauk. No definitive answer, but they all seemed to agree it wasn't Roach.
Frank said "Stansauk rings a bell (pun intended)"
As an interest fact, in LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, the Gong striker's appearance is equal to that of the German Mechanic (who was played by Roach) of Raiders of the Lost Ark, which would support the theory that Roach was the Gong striker's portrayer.