Gerald Home Squid Head, Gerald Home, Mon Calamari Officer



Welcome to the website of Gerald Home.

Gerald was born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and emigrated to Australia with his family when he was 16. He started acting while at university in Australia and spent 3 years as an actor/teacher before moving to London to study at the Drama Studio, from where he graduated in 1977.

Since then he has had a wide and varied career: on the big screen he played Tessek - Squid Head and the Mon Calamari Officer in Star Wars: Episode VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI, and was a puppeteer on LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, operating Audrey 11, the man-eating plant. Recent films include LONDON BOULEVARD, Hideo Nakata's CHATROOM, and WHERE I BELONG.

His many TV appearances include CASUALTY, SCARLET AND BLACK, JENNY’S WAR, KEEPING MUM, HARRY'S MAD, SHANE, TIME GENTLEMEN PLEASE, SITUATION CRITICAL, PAUL DREAMS OF BETTE, and two series of THE BOOT STREET BAND. He also worked on SPITTING IMAGE as a puppeteer.

In the West End of London he appeared in THE BLUE ANGEL for the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Gielgud Theatre, in THE ARABIAN NIGHTS at the Arts Theatre and for a year in the farce NO SEX PLEASE - WE’RE BRITISH at the Strand Theatre. Other theatre work includes A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Oxford, THE WIZARD OF OZ and THE WINTER'S TALE in Exeter, THE GINGERBREAD MAN and a season of new plays in Milford Haven, and national tours of DREAMS OF ANNE FRANK, SALAD DAYS and BELL, BOOK & CANDLE.

In Wimbledon, London, where he lives, he has appeared in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and ALICE IN WONDERLAND at the Wimbledon Theatre, and in 10 plays at the Polka Theatre. Favourite roles at Polka include Dr. Livesey in TREASURE ISLAND and Professor Moriarty in a new Sherlock Holmes play written by Philip Pullman.

He is still probably best known to many people as the original Mr. Muscle in the long-running series of TV commercials which were shown throughout Europe and as far away as South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. He has also made commercials for Belgium, Germany, Holland and Ireland. Voice work includes voice-overs and readings for BBC Radio.

Gerald Home


Gerald has appeared at many conventions and shows, meeting lots of Star Wars fans around the globe. He is an Honorary Member of several fan groups, including the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion, the Jedi Outcasts of Italy, Star Wars Hungary, Holored Estelar Seville, the Star Wars Club Portugal, the Shadow Legion Denmark, and the Bydgoski Fanklub in Poland. He has also been made an Honorary Jedi Master by the Jedi Knights of Cleveland, is "Godfather" to L'Alliance Impériale in Quebec, Canada, and is a Senator on the Knights of the Empire (KOTE) Imperial Senate in the UK.

He has his own club in Spain - The CalamariMen Club, in appreciation of the two characters he played in Return Of The Jedi, and in 2007, he narrated a 30th anniversary concert of Star Wars music, in Spanish, in Valencia, for charity.

He is Honorary Ambassador of SWORA, the Star Wars Outer Rim Alliance (SWORA website, SWORA Facebook page), an international alliance of many Star Wars fan groups from all around the world, which he co-founded in 2008.

Gerald Home


For Star Wars convention or appearance enquiries, Gerald can be contacted through CalamariMen@yahoo.co.uk.

For professional, acting-related enquiries, contact Gerald's acting agent: SECOND SKIN AGENCY (email: Jenny@SecondSkinAgency.com; website: SecondSkinAgency.com)

Click here to download acting CV (MSWord document, 407kb).

Image Gallery 1

Images from Gerald's acting career.
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Before STAR WARS and BUFFY, Gerald Home with Kristine Sutherland in A DREAM PLAY, on stage in London Gerald Home in PRUFROCK Gerald Home in IRLANDA_LIBRE Gerald Home as Tessek Gerald Home with Dyan Cannon in JENNY'S WAR Gerald Home in WOODEN STARS (1984) Gerald Home as Mr Pauper in THE BOOT STREET BAND Gerald Home as Mr Prince Gerald Home in BELL, BOOK and CANDLE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS call sheet from one of the final days of filming Gerald Home in FACING DEATH Gerald Home as Mr Muscle Gerald Home as Mr Muscle Gerald Home as the Abbey Priest in SCARLET AND BLACK Gerald Home, audition photo for HARRY'S GAME Gerald Home in THE WIZARD OF OZ Gerald Home as Moriarty Gerald Home as a harassed Dad in a Northern Bank commercial Gerald Home as Ghostly Drummer in HERITAGE Gerald Home as the Judge in HARRYS MAD Gerald Home as Otto Frank in DREAMS OF ANNE FRANK Gerald Home as Dr Black in A STOLEN LIFE Gerald Home in KEEPING MUM Gerald Home as a psychiatrist in PAUL DREAMS OF BETTE, with Paul O'Grady Gerald Home in CASUALTY, with Derek Thompson Gerald Home  filming a TV commercial for Dutch Railways in Amsterdam Gerald Home as Commander Ian Riches in SITUATION CRITICAL Gerald filming a commercial for Terry's Chocolate CHATROOM LONDON BOULEVARD WHERE I BELONG

Image Gallery 2

Images from Gerald's travels in the Star Wars Universe.
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Gerald Home with Darth Vader himself - Dave Prowse; with Rusty Goffe, Jawa; with Alan Ruscoe, Plo Koon and Jeremy Bulloch, Boba Fett Atlanta, USA GERMANY Gerald at Chicago Collector's Expo Gerald and his 3 alter egos UK EVENTS Gerald Home and Tim 'Admiral Ackbar' Rose (2004) Gerald in Dallas Gerald with his 501st Legion Honorary Member plaque MIGENNES, FRANCE Gerald In HOLLAND Gerald with Puppy Guide Dog Lucas PARIS, FRANCE Gerald with Zac and Jesse Jensen (Kit Fisto and Saesee Tiin) and Matt Glasgow at Celebration 3 Gerald with Jeremy Bulloch Fan Art Contributions Gerald in Nuremberg with Kenny 'R2-D2' Baker and Michael 'General Tarfful' Kingma Italy, Deepcon BUDAPEST - GATEWAY FESTIVAL SPAIN - STAR WARS EXPERIENCE OHIO - TWISTED NIGHTMARE WEEKEND CELEBRATION IV CELEBRATION IV CELEBRATION EUROPE DAGOBAH 2007 SCI-FI at the MOVIES EXHIBITION - SPACERPORT, UK STAR WARS 30th anniversary concert, Valencia, Spain Bydgoski Fanklub Star Wars Birthday Party UK Events Invasion Belfast Italy WROCLAW, POLAND DENMARK - STAR WARS DAY Boston, USA Movie Park Germany TRICON - CIESZYN, POLAND and THE CZECH REPUBLIC CHICAGOLAND EXPO - 10th ANNIVERSARY UK Events


Gerald with his webmaster Matt Glasgow


Three definitive articles about Gerald's experiences working on RETURN OF THE JEDI, written by Matt Glasgow, have been published on the SWNZ, Star Wars New Zealand, website. To see these articles, click onto the following links:

Part 1 :: Tales of the lost Calamari
    - details of Gerald's earlier work, through to his RETURN OF THE JEDI experiences.
Part 2 :: 'Revenge of the Jedi' call sheets
    - details of two days in 1982 when Gerald was on the RETURN OF THE JEDI set.
Part 3 :: The missing 'Revenge' dialogue revealed
    - details of Gerald's un-used Mon Calamari Officer script.