Actors 5'0" and under

This is a list of Short actors.
This list may be a bit biased since women tend to be shorter than men, so I am trying to find the best way to fix this. It is possible I could move the women to a separate list. This used to be only those under 5'0" now I am including those who are 5'0" even.
View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film. Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker...
“ 5'0" ” - pgrass13
 
2.
“ 5'0" ” - pgrass13
 
3.
Jada Pinkett Smith
Actress, Collateral
Jada Koren Pinkett Smith was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Robsol Grant Pinkett, Jr., a contractor, and Adrienne Banfield-Jones, a nurse. They divorced after only a few months of marriage. Her father is of African-American descent and her mother is of Afro-Caribbean ancestry (from Barbados and Jamaica). Jada majored in dance and choreography at the Baltimore School for the Arts...
“ 5'0" ” - pgrass13
 
4.
Hayden Panettiere
Hayden Leslie Panettiere was born on 21st August 1989 in Palisades, New York, to actress Lesley Vogel and fire department captain Skip Panettiere. Her younger brother is actor Jansen Panettiere. She has Italian, and some English and German, ancestry. Her mother got her started in the business by doing commercials when she was just 11 months old...
“ 5'0" ” - pgrass13
 
5.
Alex Borstein
Actress, MADtv
“ 5'0" ” - pgrass13
 
6.
Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney was born in Los Angeles, California as the eldest of four children of Kris Jenner (née Kristen Mary Houghton) and attorney Robert Kardashian, with siblings Kim Kardashian West, Khloé Kardashian, and Rob Kardashian. Her father was of Armenian descent and her mother is of mostly English ancestry...
“ 5'0" ” - pgrass13
 
7.
Naomi Grossman
Naomi Grossman is best known for her portrayal of "Pepper" in "American Horror Story" Previously, she wrote, produced, and starred in her second hit solo show, "Carnival Knowledge: Love, Lust, and other Human Oddities," which enjoyed a twice-extended, sold-out run and rave reviews ("Recommended" by LA Weekly); the show was then reprised at the world-famous fringe theatre festival in Edinburgh...
“ 5'0" ” - pgrass13
 
8.
“ 5'0" ” - pgrass13
 
9.
Trisha Hershberger
Trisha Hershberger is an American actress, model, and host. She is best known for her host work on the YouTube channel, SourceFed. Hershberger was born and raised in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania. She attended Gwynedd Mercy Academy, where she was an Archdiocesan Scholar. She also received a full academic scholarship from DeSales University...
“ 5'0" ” - pgrass13
 
10.
Jenaveve Jolie
Actress, Pirates
Tiny (barely five feet), but buxom, sexy and shapely brunette knockout Jenaveve Jolie was born Olivia Aguiler on June 4, 1984, in San Luis Obispo, California. She's of mixed Aztec, Spanish and Mexican descent. Following graduation from Arroyo Grande Hgh School, she studied physical therapy at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and worked as a waitress at a steakhouse...
“ 4' 11¾" ” - pgrass13
 
11.
Judy Garland
One of the brightest, most tragic movie stars of Hollywood's Golden Era, Judy Garland was a much-loved character whose warmth and spirit, along with her rich and exuberant voice, kept theatre-goers entertained with an array of delightful musicals. She was born Frances Ethel Gumm on 10 June 1922 in Minnesota...
“ 4'11" 1/2 ” - pgrass13
 
12.
Kristin Chenoweth
Actress, Rio 2
Kristin Chenoweth is an American stage, screen and television actress, though, depending on who you ask, Cheno fans may disagree on what her most famous roles are. Since Chenoweth began her career, she has been credited with roles in musicals and plays on and off-Broadway, on various television shows and can be seen in movies on television and the big screen...
“ 4'11" ” - pgrass13
 
13.
June Foray
Actress, Mulan
June Foray was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on September 18. Various years of birth have been given for her--1917, 1919, 1920 and 1925--but 1917 seems to be the most plausible, since it was attributed to her in an interview that she did in 2000 when The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle was released. The 1920 US Federal Census shows June Lucille Forer (Foray) living with her family in Massachusetts...
“ 4'11" ” - pgrass13
 
14.
“ 4'11" ” - pgrass13
 
15.
Leslie Jordan
Actor, The Help
For such a diminutive (4' 11") frame, character actor Leslie Jordan has a tall propensity for scene-stealing. He hails from the South, as his dead-giveaway drawl quickly exposes, and was raised in a highly conservative, deeply religious atmosphere in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His father, a Lieutenant Colonel with the Army...
“ 4'11" ” - pgrass13
 
16.
“ 4'11" ” - pgrass13
 
17.
“ 4'11" ” - pgrass13
 
18.
Anita Baker
Anita was born January 26, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. She began singing in church choir when she was 12 and at 16 sang in a local group along with high school friends. In 1975 she successfully auditioned for the group Chapter 8, having been approached by bass player David Washington...
“ 4'11" ” - pgrass13
 
19.
“ 4'111" ” - pgrass13
 
20.
Estelle Getty
She was truly one mother of a mom...on stage, on film and on TV. A favorite firecracker on 80s and 90s television, tiny character player Estelle Getty became best known for her carping, meddlesome moms -- complete with bemused, cynical looks, irreverent digs and dead-pan Henny Youngman-like one-liners...
“ 4'10" 1/2 ” - pgrass13
 
21.
“ 4' 10½" ” - pgrass13
 
22.
Sheila James Kuehl
Babyboomers remember well the diminutive (4'10"), dark-haired comedienne Sheila James who raised a smile with her portrayals of tomboyish kid sisters and boy-crazy high schoolers on late 50s and early 60s TV. For a while she was a huge hit backed by her characters' plaintive, pony-tailed presences, strategies and sheer persistence to get what they wanted...
“ 4'10" ” - pgrass13
 
23.
“ 4'9" 1/2 ” - pgrass13
 
24.
Linda Hunt
Veteran character actress Linda Hunt was Born April 2, 1945 in Morristown, New Jersey to Raymond Davy Hunter and Elsie Doying Hunter. She attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, and the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago (now part of DePaul University). Her film debut was in Robert Altman's Popeye...
“ 4'9" ” - pgrass13
 
25.
Brenda Lee
Soundtrack, Casino
“ 4'9" ” - pgrass13
 
26.
“ 4'8" ” - pgrass13
 
27.
Gary Coleman
Without a doubt Gary Coleman was THE child TV star of the late 1970s and early 1980s. A refreshingly confident little tyke with sparkling dark, saucer-like eyes and an ingratiating, take-on-anyone burst of personality, the boy charmed the pants right off of TV viewers the minute he was glimpsed in national commercials...
“ 4'8" ” - pgrass13
 
28.
“ 4'7" ” - pgrass13
 
29.
Meinhardt Raabe
Raabe was born in Watertown, Wisconsin, in 1915. In 1934, he was a member of the Midget City cast at the Chicago World's Fair. The money from his appearances at the fair and other places was how he paid for his bachelor's in accounting and master's in business administration. His wife, Marie Hartline, worked for a vaudeville show called Rose's Royal Midget Troupe...
“ 4'7" ” - pgrass13
 
30.
Mickey Carroll
At age 7, he began dance lessons at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri. It was at the Fox that he met entertainer Jack Haley. Haley took him to Hollywood, where one of his first jobs was as "Mickey" in approximately seven of the Spanky and Our Gang series. At 17 he was one of six bellhops in the 'Call for Phillip Morris' live radio ads...
“ 4'7" ” - pgrass13
 
31.
“ 4'6" ” - pgrass13
 
32.
Dick Beals
Dick Beals provided the voice for the commercial character Speedy Alka-Seltzer and originated the voice of Gumby and the first Davey from the TV series "Davey and Goliath," As a child, he was too small to play sports so started cheerleading for his local high school at age 7. At Michigan State, he was a member of the cheerleading squad and earned his bachelor's degree in 1949...
“ 4'6" ” - pgrass13
 
33.
“ 4'6" ” - pgrass13
 
34.
Peter Dinklage
Peter Hayden Dinklage was born in Morristown, New Jersey, to Diane (Hayden), an elementary school teacher, and John Carl Dinklage, an insurance salesman. He is of German, Irish, and English descent. In 1991, he received a degree in drama from Bennington College and began his career. He continues to work in the theatre with roles in "The Killing Act", "Imperfect Love", and "Richard III"...
“ 4'5" ” - pgrass13
 
35.
Karl 'Karchy' Kosiczky
Karl Slover was 21 years old when he auditioned for the "Wizard Of Oz" movie, and in the process met the other 123 little people with whom he worked through a grueling two month production schedule. "Standing four feet four inches tall, I was the smallest Munchkin," recalls Karl. "I couldn't even reach...
“ 4'5" ” - pgrass13
 
36.
“ 4'5" ” - pgrass13
 
37.
“ 4'4" ” - pgrass13
 
38.
“ 4'4" ” - pgrass13
 
39.
“ 4'4" ” - pgrass13
 
40.
“ 4'4" ” - pgrass13
 
41.
“ 4'4" ” - pgrass13
 
42.
Zelda Rubinstein
Actress, Poltergeist
A marvelously quirky and distinctive 4' 3" character actress, with a larger-than-life presence on film and TV, Zelda Rubinstein gave up a long and stable career in the medical field as a lab technician in order to strive for something more self-fulfilling as middle age settled in. At the age of 45, the feisty lady gave up the comfort of a stable paycheck and attempt an acting career...
“ 4'3" ” - pgrass13
 
43.
Meredith Eaton
Meredith Eaton is well known for her breakout recurring role as feisty attorney Bethany Horowitz, on the ABC hit series Boston Legal. Meredith has also guest starred on several critically acclaimed prime time shows, such as House M.D., Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Without a Trace. Prior to her role on Boston Legal...
“ 4'3" ” - pgrass13
 
44.
Jerry Maren
Actor, House
He took dancing lessons when he was young and aspired to be an actor. In November 1938, standing just three foot four, he met up with the Oz-bound group of little people in New York and went by bus to California. There he was chosen to be the Munchkin who hands Dorothy a welcoming lollipop.
“ 4'3" ” - pgrass13
 
45.
“ 4'3" ” - pgrass13
 
46.
Emmanuel Lewis
Actor, Webster
Emmanuel Lewis was born March 9th, 1971 in Brooklyn, New York. The youngest son of Margaret Lewis, a former computer-science professional, Emmanuel attended regular public schools in Brooklyn until his busy acting career took him to Hollywood. He has four siblings. His acting career began one day when he was jogging with an actor-friend who asked him if he wanted to be in the business...
“ 4'3" ” - pgrass13
 
47.
Jerry Maren
Actor, House
He took dancing lessons when he was young and aspired to be an actor. In November 1938, standing just three foot four, he met up with the Oz-bound group of little people in New York and went by bus to California. There he was chosen to be the Munchkin who hands Dorothy a welcoming lollipop.
“ 4'3" ” - pgrass13
 
48.
“ 4'3" ” - pgrass13
 
49.
“ 4'3" ” - pgrass13
 
50.
“ 4'3" ” - pgrass13
 
51.
Billy Curtis
Diminutive American actor Billy Curtis avoided the usual onus of freak-show employment as a youth, opting for a mainstream job as a shoe clerk. Encouraged by stock company actress Shirley Booth to take a little person role in a stage production, Curtis soon became a professional actor, with numerous Broadway musical productions to his credit...
“ 4'2" ” - pgrass13
 
52.
Elena Bertagnolli
There are many ways to describe Elena Bertagnolli. She is a confident woman that stands strong to her talent in the entertainment business, spending her life accomplishing what some call impossible. She has fought through many stereotypes of being a successful woman in business and facing challenges of discrimination...
“ 4'2" ” - pgrass13
 
53.
“ 4'2" ” - pgrass13
 
54.
“ 4'2" ” - pgrass13
 
55.
“ 4'2" ” - pgrass13
 
56.
“ 4'1" ” - pgrass13
 
57.
“ 4'1" ” - pgrass13
 
58.
Kiran Shah
In 2004, Kiran was back in New Zealand filming The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe playing a character called Ginarrbrik. He also writes poetry; his work has been published in Britain and America. Kiran is a "Guinness World Record" holder as the "shortest professional stuntman currently working in film" since October 2003.
“ 4'1" ” - pgrass13
 
59.
“ 4'1" ” - pgrass13
 
60.
“ 4'1" ” - pgrass13
 
61.
Luigi Francis Shorty Rossi
Self, Pit Boss
Shorty, grew up in two different worlds - one a middle/upper-class almost completely white suburban neighborhood of Los Angeles with his dwarf parents and the other in Nickerson Gardens Housing Projects in Watts, a section of South Central Los Angeles, where he lived with a family friend to avoid conflict at home. By the age of 15, Shorty was living on his own...
“ 4'0" ” - pgrass13
 
62.
Danny Woodburn
Actor, Seinfeld
Danny Woodburn is an entertainer on stage, film, television, and the comedy club circuit. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, he is the son of a nurse and a professional golfer. He is a graduate of Philadelphia's Temple University's School of Film and Theater and recipient of their Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award of 2001...
“ 4'0" ” - pgrass13
 
63.
“ 4'0" ” - pgrass13
 
64.
Michael Dunn
Michael Dunn was born Gary Neil Miller in Oklahoma. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller. They moved to Detroit, Michigan, in 1938. Dunn was 5 years old when he knew he'd be a dwarf but was determined not to let it stop him or make him dependent. He graduated from Detroit's Redford High School in 1951...
“ 3'11" ” - pgrass13
 
65.
Hervé Villechaize
Hervé Villechaize was born in Paris on April 23, 1943. He stopped growing very early and his father (who was a surgeon) tried to find a cure by visiting several doctors and hospitals. But there was none, so Hervé had to live with his small height and also with undersized lungs. He studied at the Beaux-Arts in Paris and made an exhibition of his own paintings...
“ 3'11" ” - pgrass13
 
66.
Felix Silla
Felix Silla was born on January 11, 1937 in a small village outside Rome, Italy. Silla trained as a circus performer, came to the United States in 1955, and toured with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Show. His multiple talents -- as a bareback rider, trapeze artist and tumbler -- brought him to Hollywood where he became a stuntman...
“ 3'11" ” - pgrass13
 
67.
“ 3'11" ” - pgrass13
 
68.
David Rappaport
British actor David Rappaport earned more roles and respect than most guys his size (or any size for that matter) who attempted a professional acting career. Born with the genetic condition dwarfism (he was 3' 11"), he was often typecast in bizarre, sometimes silly and demeaning roles; but, like others before (Michael Dunn) and after (Peter Dinklage)...
“ 3'11" ” - pgrass13
 
69.
Patty Maloney
Patty was born in Perkinsville, New York. At age 7 she moved with her family to Winter Park, Florida. Her family loved her and didn't treat her any differently from her brother or her sisters. Patty began her show business career as a featured dancer at Edith Royal's newly opened studio in Winter Park...
“ 3'11" ” - pgrass13
 
70.
“ 3'10" ” - pgrass13
 
71.
“ 3'9" ” - pgrass13
 
72.
Billy Barty
Actor, Willow
Billy Barty was born William John Bertanzetti on October 25, 1924 in Millsboro, Pennsylvania. He began performing at age three and began making pictures in 1927. He played Mickey Rooney's little brother in the "Mickey McGuire" comedy shorts series. He was equally adept in both comedy and drama, and generally gives an added zest to any production he is associated with...
“ 3'9" ” - pgrass13
 
73.
“ 3'9" ” - pgrass13
 
74.
Mark Povinelli
Over Mark Povinelli's 20 year acting career, he has appeared in over 50 films and television shows, 25 theater productions and dozens of national commercials, proving himself capable of spanning the entire range of medium, style and genre...from New York Theater to Studio Films, from slapstick comedy to heartfelt drama, from broad caricature to quiet realism...
“ 3'9" ” - pgrass13
 
75.
“ 3'8" ” - pgrass13
 
76.
Jimmy Vee
Actor, Pan
“ 3'8" ” - pgrass13
 
77.
Ricardo Gil
Actor, Epic Movie
Ricardo Gil studied Fine Arts at the California of the Arts in Oakland, CA. Gil has toured nationally and internationally with Mabou Mines Dollhouse directed by Lee Breuer, since it first opened in 2003 at St. Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn, New York, in the role of Dr. Rank. With 'Mabou Mines Dollhouse'...
“ 3'8" ” - pgrass13
 
78.
Pat Walshe
Born in 1900, he worked in vaudeville as a child and appeared in Broadway in "A Good Little Devil". As an adult he continued to appear in vaudeville but also joined various circuses and Midget Troupes. He had a specialist interest in portraying animals and was a veteran animal impersonator. He appeared in his second Broadway show "Fine and Dandy" in 1930...
“ 3'8" ” - pgrass13
 
79.
“ 3'7" ” - pgrass13
 
80.
Michael J. Anderson
Michael Anderson was born in Huron, South Dakota, at 10:30pm, on Halloween Night. Subject to a genetic anomaly known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta, he grew up in a wheelchair. After graduating high school he traveled America, singing for tips and living in his car. For six years, he attended the University of Colorado where he majored in numerous subjects ranging from philosophy to microbiology...
“ 3'7" ” - pgrass13
 
81.
Warwick Davis
English actor Warwick Davis was born in Epsom, Surrey, England, the son of an insurance broker and his wife. Davis was born with the condition spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (SED), which caused his dwarfism. He was educated at City of London Freemen's School. When he was 11 years old, his grandmother heard a radio appeal for people under four feet tall to appear in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi...
“ 3'6" ” - pgrass13
 
82.
“ 3'6" ” - pgrass13
 
83.
Phil Fondacaro
Phil Fondacaro started his career in 1981 when a casting call went out for "little people" for the feature film Under the Rainbow. This was the beginning of a career that is still going strong to this day. From that time he has worked in every genre. including drama, comedy, horror and animation. Phil has worked in films with directors such as Robert Zemeckis (The Polar Express)...
“ 3'6" ” - pgrass13
 
84.
Arturo Gil
Arturo Gil has a rare form of dwarfism and only stands three and half feet tall. His height hasn't stopped him from doing anything unless it's a vertical issue. A step stool or a ladder comes in handy. Gil was born in New Orleans, Louisiana but was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and is bilingual English/Spanish...
“ 3'6" ” - pgrass13
 
85.
“ 3'5" 1/2 ” - pgrass13
 
86.
Daisy Earles
Actress, Freaks
Daisy Earles came to the U.S. from Germany in the early 1920s, joining her brother and sister Harry Earles and Gracie Doll. The three of them, soon joined by sister Tiny Doll, made a handful of appearances in films before retiring from the film business in 1930 in favor of working for the Ringling Brothers Circus...
“ 3'5" ” - pgrass13
 
87.
“ 3'4" ” - pgrass13
 
88.
Ed Gale
Ed left his hometown two years after graduating from Plainwell High School (Plainwell, Michigan) at the age of 20 with $41 in his pocket and hitched a ride California to pursue his dream of being not a "star", but a steady working Hollywood "actor". His very first experience in the "biz" was auditioning for and subsequently winning the lead role of Howard The Duck...
“ 3'4" ” - pgrass13
 
89.
“ 3'4" ” - pgrass13
 
90.
“ 3'4" ” - pgrass13
 
91.
Harry Earles
Actor, Freaks
Harry/Kurt (stage name/real name) came over to the U.S. from Germany around 1915 with his sister, Grace/Freida. Once they arrived, they worked for a man named Earles, at which time they adopted his last name. in the early 1920's, their sister Daisy/Hilda joined them and in the mid- to late- 1920's, their sister Tiny/Elly arrived...
“ 3'3" ” - pgrass13
 
92.
“ 3'3" ” - pgrass13
 
93.
Josh Ryan Evans
Actor, Passions
Despite being one of the smallest actors in Hollywood at 37 inches, Josh proved quality early on in life. By creating and distributing his own business cards before he was even a teenager, Josh landed a spot on "The Dancing Baby" ice cream commercial, which led to his role in Baby Geniuses, where he played all the babies and did all the dancing...
“ 3'2" ” - pgrass13
 
94.
Angelo Rossitto
Small in stature at only 2' 11", but big in demand onscreen, the diminutive Angelo Rossitto was one of Hollywood's busiest "small" actors and appeared in over 70 feature films between 1927 until 1987! Born in Omaha, Nebraska in February 1908, Rossitto first appeared in silent films alongside stars such as Lon Chaney and John Barrymore...
“ 2'11" ” - pgrass13
 
95.
“ 2'10" ” - pgrass13
 
96.
Weng Weng
The 1981 Manila International Film Festival was designed by First Lady Imelda Marcos as an elaborate showcase of Filipino culture. To everyone's horror, the only film that sold to the world was a midget spy film - a miniature mockery of Western pop iconography, and a joyously naïve celebration of Filipino Goon Cinema - called For Y'ur Height Only...
“ 2'9" ” - pgrass13
 
97.
Verne Troyer
Verne Troyer is best known for his role as "Mini-Me," Dr. Evil's smaller and more concentrated pure evil protégé, in the hit comedy Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember. Even though Verne has become recognized as a "Big Man in the business," he has been working in show business as an actor and stuntman for several years...
“ 2'8" ” - pgrass13
 
98.
“ 2'8" ” - pgrass13
 
99.
“ 2'7" ” - pgrass13
 
100.
“ 2'6" ” - pgrass13