"Exploring Warwick Davis's Many Roles and Cameos in Star Wars Films"

05 April 2023
Warwick Davis is a prolific actor who has made multiple appearances in the Star Wars franchise, bringing his unique talent and personality to a range of characters and cameo roles. From his iconic turn as the Ewok Wicket in "Return of the Jedi" to his more recent appearance as Weeteef Cyu-Bee in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," Davis has made a lasting impact on the Star Wars universe.

Davis's performances in the Star Wars films have been nothing short of remarkable. In "The Phantom Menace," he played three different roles - the young Rodian Wald, the gang member Weazel, and the body double for Yoda. His portrayal of Wald, a fast-talking and opportunistic junk dealer, added a touch of humor to the movie, while his work as Weazel brought a sense of danger and intrigue to the story. As Yoda's body double, Davis was responsible for many of the character's physical movements and mannerisms, helping to create a convincing and memorable performance.

In "Return of the Jedi," Davis played the beloved Ewok Wicket, a character who quickly became a fan favorite. With his expressive face and playful demeanor, Davis brought the furry little creature to life, helping to create a sense of warmth and whimsy in the film's final act.

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Warwick with the quotable Princess Leia

Davis has also made numerous cameo appearances in the Star Wars movies, popping up in unexpected places to the delight of fans. In "The Force Awakens," he played Wollivan, a bar patron in Maz Kanata's castle, while in "The Last Jedi," he portrayed the character of Dobbu Scay, a gambler on the casino planet of Canto Bight. His brief appearances in these films served to remind audiences of his enduring connection to the Star Wars universe, and his ability to create memorable characters in even the smallest of roles.

In short, Warwick Davis has been an integral part of the Star Wars franchise, bringing his unique talents and energy to a range of roles and cameo appearances. With his enduring popularity and continued involvement in the series, he is sure to remain a fan favorite for years to come.

Here's a list of all Warwick Davis' appearances in Star Wars

  1. Wicket - "Return of the Jedi" (1983) Warwick Davis made his first appearance in the Star Wars franchise as Wicket]in "Return of the Jedi." Wicket is a diminutive Ewok who befriends Princess Leia and helps the Rebel Alliance defeat the Empire. Davis was just 11 years old when he was cast as Wicket, and his performance in the film helped launch his career.
  2. "Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure" (1984) - Davis reprised his role as Wicket.
  3. "Ewoks: The Battle for Endor" (1985) - another run at the fury guy.
  4. Weazel - "The Phantom Menace" (1999) Warwick Davis made a brief cameo as Weazel in "The Phantom Menace." Weazel is a member of the criminal organization known as the Black Sun, and he is seen briefly in a scene where Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are chasing after him. Davis' appearance in the film was a nod to his previous work in the Star Wars franchise, and it was a fun surprise for fans to see him on screen once again.
  5. David also acted as the body double for Yoda - that Yoda was later replaced by CGI version for the DVD release.
  6. Wald - "The Phantom Menace" (1999) Davis also played the role of Wald in "The Phantom Menace." Wald is a young Rodian who is friends with Anakin Skywalker and is seen briefly in a few scenes in the film. Davis' performance as Wald was another fun cameo for fans of the franchise, and it was great to see him playing a new character in the Star Wars universe.
  7. Wollivan - "The Force Awakens" (2015) Warwick Davis made a cameo appearance as Wollivan in "The Force Awakens." Wollivan can be spied in Maz Kanata's castle and is seen briefly in a scene where Finn and Rey are trying to escape the First Order.
  8. "Wodibin" - "The Last Jedi". Aslo was filmed as Kedpin Shoklop, This part was cut from the final film.
  9. Weeteef Cyu-Bee - "Rogue One" (2016) Davis played the role of Weeteef Cyu-Bee in "Rogue One." Weeteef is a member of Saw Gerrera's Partisans, and he is seen briefly in a few scenes in the film. Davis' appearance in "Rogue One" was another fun cameo for fans of the franchise, and it was great to see him playing a new character in the Star Wars universe once again.
  10. Wodibin - "Solo: A Star Wars Story" (2018) Wodibin is a member of Enfys Nest's gang and is seen briefly in a scene where they confront Han Solo and Chewbacca. Davis' appearance in the film was another fun cameo for fans of the franchise, and it was great to see him back on screen once again.
  11. "The Rise of Skywalker" - A fourth crack at Wicket in a very brief cameo at the end on Endor.
  12. Rukh - "Star Wars Rebels"

Shall we talk about Davis' role in the Harry Potter films? He's arguably more famous for that than Star Wars!

11 bits of trivia about Warwick Davis:

  1. Warwick Davis was born in Epsom, Surrey, England, on February 3, 1970.
  2. Davis was born with a rare form of dwarfism called spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita.
  3. His first acting role was in the 1982 film "Return of the Jedi," where he played the Ewok Wicket. He was only 11 years old when he was cast in "Return of the Jedi."
  4. He also played several roles in the "Harry Potter" film series, including Professor Flitwick and Griphook.
  5. In addition to acting, Davis has worked as a television presenter and writer.
  6. He is the founder of the Reduced Height Theatre Company, which is made up entirely of actors with dwarfism.
  7. Davis was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to people with disabilities and to charity.
  8. He has also been a supporter of Little People UK, an organization that provides support and information to people with dwarfism and their families.
  9. He is a huge fan of the Star Wars franchise and has written two books about his experiences working on the films.
  10. Davis has made numerous cameo appearances in films, including "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and "Labyrinth."
  11. He has been married to his wife Samantha since 1991 and they have two children together.


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