Roy Mitchell Kinnear (8 January 1934 - 20 September 1988) was a British character actor. He played the father of spoiled rich girl Veruca Salt in the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, an adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
On 19 September 1988, Kinnear fell from a horse during the making of The Return of the Musketeers in Toledo, Spain, and sustained a broken pelvis. He was taken to a hospital in Madrid but died from a heart attack the next day. He was 54 years old. He is buried in East Sheen Cemetery.