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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...
“ Height: 2' 8" (0.81 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 2' 10" (0.86 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 3' 2" (0.97 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 3' 4" (1.02 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 3' 6" (1.07 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 3' 6" (1.07 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 3' 6" (1.07 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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)...
“ Height: 3' 6" (1.07 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 3' 7" (1.09 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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'...
“ Height: 3' 8" (1.12 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 3' 8" (1.12 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 3' 9" (1.14 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 3' 9" (1.14 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 3' 9" (1.14 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 3' 9" (1.14 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 3' 10" (1.17 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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)...
“ Height: 3' 11" (1.19 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 3' 11" (1.19 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 3' 11" (1.19 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 4' (1.22 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 4' (1.22 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 4' 1" (1.24 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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.
“ Height: 4' 1" (1.24 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 4' 1" (1.24 m) ” - Marshmallow97
Keenan Cahill
Recording Artist and YouTube Sensation Keenan Cahill has worked hard to cement his place in pop culture. For one thing, he has overcome incredible adversity, suffering from a rare genetic disorder called Mucopolysaccaridosis (MPS-6) since birth. For another, at the young age of 18, Cahill has achieved...
“ Height: 4' 1" (1.24 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 4' 1" (1.24 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 4' 1" (1.24 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 4' 2" (1.27 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 4' 3" (1.30 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 4' 3" (1.30 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 4' 3" (1.30 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 4' 3" (1.30 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 4' 4" (1.32 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 4' 4" (1.32 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 4' 4" (1.32 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 4' 4" (1.32 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 4' 5" (1.35 m) ” - Marshmallow97
Kevin Thompson
Kevin is one of 6 siblings who always stole the scenes and attention since he was born. He performed in school plays and family skits while growing up. He attended Pasadena City College and Los Angeles Valley College studying cinematography while touring with The Original Harmonica Band and The Hollywood Shorties Smallest Sports Team...
“ Height: 4' 5" (1.35 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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"...
“ Height: 4' 5" (1.35 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 4' 6" (1.37 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 4' 7" (1.40 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 4' 7" (1.40 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 4' 8" (1.42 m) ” - Marshmallow97
Heather O'Rourke
Actress, Poltergeist
Heather Michele O'Rourke was born on December 27, 1975 in Santee, San Diego, California, to Kathleen, a seamstress, and Michael O'Rourke, a construction worker. She had German, Danish, English, and Irish ancestry. Heather entered American cinematic pop-culture before first grade. She was sitting alone in the MGM Commissary waiting for her mother when a stranger approached her asking her name...
“ Height: 4' 8" (1.42 m)

R.I.P :( ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 4' 8" (1.42 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 4' 9" (1.45 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 4' 9½" (1.46 m) ” - Marshmallow97
Édith Piaf
When one thinks of Edith Piaf, one thinks of love, sorrow and music. One did not breathe without the other two. Born in Paris practically on the streets on December 19, 1915, she struggled from day one, the daughter of street performers. The mother, a singer, eventually abandoned both Edith and her father for a solo career...
“ Height: 4' 9¾" (1.47 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 4' 10½" (1.49 m) ” - Marshmallow97
“ Height: 4' 11" (1.50 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 4' 11" (1.50 m) ” - Marshmallow97
Lil' Kim
Soundtrack, Knocked Up
Kimberly Denise Jones, was born on July 11, 1974, to parents Linwood Jones and Ruby Mae. She is of Native American and African American descent. Standing just 4 feet 11 inches tall Kimberly Jones seems much less than being just your average girl in the hood, but when "Lil' Kim" was introduced to the world she became known for her provocative over-the-top outfits...
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...
“ Height: 4' 11½" (1.51 m) ” - Marshmallow97
Melissa Rauch
Melissa Ivy Rauch was born in Marlboro, New Jersey, to Susan and David Rauch. She has a brother, Ben, and was raised in a Jewish household. Rauch attended Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, where she received a BFA degree. While going to school, Melissa performed stand-up comedy around Manhattan...
“ Height: 5' (1.52 m) ” - Marshmallow97
Carmen Miranda
Soundtrack, Radio Days
Carmen Miranda was a young hatmaker before she was invited to display her singing talents at a music academy. That attempt proved successful and she went on to become a popular singer in clubs and on radio in Brazil. It was during this time that she developed the costume with the distinctive fruit hat from the traditional headdress seen on black women fruit sellers...
“ Height: 5' (1.52 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 5' (1.52 m) ” - Marshmallow97
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...
“ Height: 5' (1.52 m) ” - Marshmallow97
Mary-Kate Olsen
Actress, Full House
Mary-Kate Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is an American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman. She co-founded luxury fashion brands The Row, Elizabeth and James, and the more affordable lines Olsenboye and StyleMint alongside her fraternal twin sister Ashley Olsen. Olsen pursued acting independently as an adult until 2012. She is the older sister of actress Elizabeth Olsen...
“ Height: 4' 11¾" (1.52 m) ” - Marshmallow97
Christina Ricci
Actress, Sleepy Hollow
Precocious, outspoken child-teen starlet of the 1990s, Christina Ricci was born in 1980 in Santa Monica, California, the youngest of four children of Sarah (Murdoch), a realtor, and Ralph Ricci, a lawyer and therapist. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, and Scots-Irish descent...
“ Height: 5' 1" (1.55 m) ” - Marshmallow97
Janeane Garofalo
Actress, Ratatouille
Janeane, the petite woman with the acerbic wit, was born in Newton, New Jersey, in 1964, to Joan, a secretary, and Carmine Garofalo, an Exxon executive. She is of Italian and Irish descent. Janeane had many jobs before breaking into show biz. She worked as a bike messenger, a shoe salesperson, waitress and temp secretary...
“ Height: 5' 1" (1.55 m) ” - Marshmallow97
June Allyson
American leading lady whose sweet smile and sunny disposition made her the prototypical girl-next-door of American movies of the 1940s. Raised in semi-poverty in Bronx neighborhoods by her divorced mother, Allyson (nee Ella Geisman) was injured in a fall at age eight and spent four years confined within a steel brace...
“ Height: 5' 1" (1.55 m) ” - Marshmallow97
Mae Whitman
Mae was born in Los Angeles, California to Pat Musick, a voice artist, and Jeffrey Whitman, a personal manager and set construction coordinator. She began her career with a voice-over for a Tyson Chicken commercial. Whitman attended Ribét Academy, a private preparatory school in Los Angeles. She was later transferred to Whitefish Bay High School, where she graduated...
“ Height: 5' 1" (1.55 m) ” - Marshmallow97