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.
Pat Roach Facts
|Birth Name||Patrick Roach|
|Birthday||May 19, 1937|
|Birthplace||Birmingham, England, United Kingdom|
|Date of death||July 17, 2004 (age 67)|
|Height||6' 5" (1m96) How tall is Pat Roach compared to you?|