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Pat Roach

Pat Roach

Pat Roach was a wrestler and actor from Birmingham, United Kingdom. He was a tall (6 ft 5 in, 1.96 m) and broad-shouldered man weighing in at nearly 280 pounds (127 kg). His most famous role is that of West Country bricklayer Brian Bomber Busbridge in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. He was also the only actor besides Harrison Ford to appear in all three films in the Indiana Jones trilogy (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade).

Before Roach broke into acting, he was a wrestler under the name of Bomber Roach. He was trained by Alf Kent and his first official wrestling match was against George Selko.

Roach held both the British and European Heavyweight Wrestling Championships. He made his acting debut as the red bearded bouncer in the Korova Milkbar in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange in 1971. He became a quick success as the warrior muscle-bound enforcer beside some of Hollywood's biggest actors.

In the Indiana Jones series, he appeared as different tough-guys who fight Indiana barehanded. In Raiders (1981), Roach played both a Sherpa and a German mechanic. In Temple of Doom (1984), he played a thuggee taskmaster. He appears only briefly in Last Crusade (1989) as a Gestapo officer who runs alongside Vogel towards Indy's Zeppelin. His scene where he fights Indy in this film was cut.

He died in 2004 after a long fight against cancer.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Pat Roach Facts

Birth NamePatrick Roach
OccupationActor, Athlete
BirthdayMay 19, 1937
SignTaurus
BirthplaceBirmingham, England, United Kingdom
Date of deathJuly 17, 2004 (age 67)
Height6' 5" (1m96)  How tall is Pat Roach compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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