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Tip Tipping
Timothy Tipping

(1958-02-13)13 February 1958
Died5 February 1993(1993-02-05) (aged 34)
Cause of deathParachuting accident
Occupation(s)Stunt performer, actor
Years active1981–1993
Known for Aliens

Timothy "Tip" Tipping (13 February 1958 – 5 February 1993) [1] was an English film and television stuntman and actor.



Prior to his career as a stuntman, Tipping served in the Royal Marines and 21st SAS Regiment. He appeared in television series such as Doctor Who , The New Statesman , Bottom , The Bill and Poirot , and films including Never Say Never Again (1983), Batman (1989), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and Aliens (1986, in a credited role as Private Crowe). [2]

Tipping died on 5 February 1993, aged 34, in a parachuting accident at Brunton, near Alnwick, Northumberland, while filming for the BBC documentary series 999 . [3] He is interred in the churchyard at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Wadhurst, East Sussex.


1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Stunts
1985 Lifeforce Man Attacked by ZombiesUncredited
1985 Death Wish 3 CreepUncredited
1985 Return to Oz Stunts
1986 Aliens Private Crowe [1]
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Tank Crewman / First grenade throwing NaziUncredited
1989 Batman Smylex Poisoned PunkUncredited
1991 Twenty-One Pub Boy [1]
1992 Blue Ice Hit Man #2Uncredited
1993 The Young Americans Stunts

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  2. Webb, Chris (15 February 1993). "Obituary: Tip Tipping" . The Independent . Archived from the original on 21 June 2022. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  3. "Stuntman Killed in Parachute Jump" . The Independent . 6 February 1993. Archived from the original on 21 June 2022. Retrieved 1 October 2010.