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Pat Roach
Pat Roach (May 19, 1937 - July 17, 2004) was an English actor and wrestler who appeared in the first three Indiana Jones movies in several roles, generally as physically imposing henchmen who engage Indiana Jones in physical combat. In addition to his work on the Indy series, he portrayed General Kael in Lucasfilm's 1988 production Willow. He also appeared extensively on British television throughout his career, and is perhaps best known to UK audiences as "Bomber" Busbridge in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. He further appeared in multiple productions based on the works of pulp writer Robert E. Howard, with roles in Conan the Destroyer (1984), Red Sonja (1985), and Kull the Conqueror (1997). Roach died of throat cancer in 2004.

His Indy characters include both the giant Sherpa and the giant German mechanic in Raiders of the Lost Ark, the chief Thuggee guard in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and a Gestapo in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

According to the article "50 Fascinating 'Facts' About Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" in Indiana Jones: The Official Magazine 3, Roach played two other characters in Temple of Doom - the gong striker in the Club Obi Wan and the Thuggee assassin in Indy's room. However, The Complete Making of Indiana Jones identifies the gong striker as having been played by stuntman Bill Reed, who is listed in the film's credits, while the Thuggee assassin has been held identified in online discussion as wrestler Don Stansauk, aka Hard Boiled Haggarty, though this has not been confirmed.

Roach's role is fulfilled by Igor Jijikine as Antonin Dovchenko in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

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