John Coppinger

Name: John Coppinger

Date of Birth: July 13, 1947

Place of Birth: England, United Kingdom


Mostly known for:

  • The Dark Crystal (1982) creature design
  • Star Wars - Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) animatronic engineer/sculptor Jabba
  • Greystoke (1984) sculptor
  • The Fifth Element (1997) key animatronic model designer
  • Lost in Space (1998) custom sculptor
  • The Mummy (1999) animatronic model designer
  • Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) as Graxol Kelvyyn/Wookie senator/animatronic creature designer/creature effects crew
  • The Flintsones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000) CGI sculptor: Jim Henson's Creature Shop
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) animatronic model designer
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) animatronic model designer
  • 1408 (2007) sculptor


Comic Con Gent 2017, Ghent, Belgium



I (Liv) went to Comic Con Gent in 2017 and attended the special Jabba Reunion Panel, with John Coppinger (among others).


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Comic Con Gent 2017 - Jabba Reunion Panel