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Billy Barty (1924–2000)


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 ... See full bio »

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 2001 I/O Error (Short)
Custodian
 2000 The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave (Video)
Funeral Eulogist (uncredited)
 1999 L.A. Heat (TV Series)
Morty Feinberg
- In Harm's Way (1999) ... Morty Feinberg
 1997 The New Batman Adventures (TV Series)
Hips McManus
- Double Talk (1997) ... Hips McManus (voice)
 1996 Frasier (TV Series)
Chris
- High Crane Drifter (1996) ... Chris (voice)
 1993 Jack's Place (TV Series)
Old Man
- The Pipes Are Calling (1993) ... Old Man
 1991 Life Stinks
Willy
 1991 Bride of Violence (TV Movie)
Victor
 1991 The Munsters Today (TV Series)
Genie
- Genie from Hell (1991) ... Genie
 1990 Diggin' Up Business
Crosby
 1990/I Wishful Thinking
Gypsy
 1990 Adventures of the Gummi Bears (TV Series)
Nemo
- A Recipe for Trouble (1990) ... Nemo (voice)
 1990 Nasty Boys (TV Series)
- Desert Run (1990)
 1989 Short Ribbs (TV Series)
Various
 1989 Lobster Man from Mars
Mr. Throckmorton
 1986-1988 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Uncle Lester
- Runaway Ralph (1988) ... Uncle Lester (voice)
 1987 DuckTales (TV Series)
King Brian
- Luck o' the Ducks (1987) ... King Brian (voice)
 1987 Off the Mark
The Little Russian
 1987 Snow White
Iddy
 1986 Wildfire (TV Series)
Dweedle
- Wildfire: King of the Horses (1986) ... Dweedle (voice)
- Where the Dreams Come From (1986) ... Dweedle (voice)
- King for a Day (1986) ... Dweedle (voice)
- The Pixie Painters (1986) ... Dweedle (voice)
- The Highwayman (1986) ... Dweedle (voice)
 1986 Body Slam
Tim McClusky
 1985 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Edgar Lindstrom
- A Little Romance (1985) ... Edgar Lindstrom
 1985 Star Fairies (TV Movie)
Troll (voice)
 1985 Legend
Screwball
 1984 Night Patrol
Captain Lewis
 1984 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Mort Cavanaugh
- A Little Knife Music (1984) ... Mort Cavanaugh
 1983 Ace Crawford, Private Eye (TV Series)
Inch
- The Gentleman Bandit (1983) ... Inch
- The Microchip Caper (1983) ... Inch
- Inch in a Pinch (1983) ... Inch
- Bull Bates (1983) ... Inch
 1982 The Comic Book Kids (TV Series)
 1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Big Miller / Aloysis
- A Christmas Hart (1982) ... Big Miller / Aloysis
 1979-1982 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Lou Bates / Owen
- Little Lou (1982) ... Lou Bates
- Annabelle (1979) ... Owen
 1981 Under the Rainbow
Otto Kriegling
 1981 Concrete Cowboys (TV Series)
Adolph
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Adolph
 1980 Bizarre (TV Series)
Various Characters
 1980 Hardly Working
Sammy
 1979 CHiPs (TV Series)
James O'Hara
- Counterfeit (1979) ... James O'Hara
 1979 Skatetown, U.S.A.
Jimmy
 1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Alphonse
- Cornelius and Alphonse/The Choice (1979) ... Alphonse
 1979 Supertrain (TV Series)
Mick
- Hail to the Chief (1979) ... Mick
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Ralph Warren
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
News Vendor
- Angel on My Mind (1978) ... News Vendor
 1978 The Bay City Rollers Show (TV Series)
Hugo
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Hugo
 1978 Foul Play
J.J. MacKuen
 1978 Man from Atlantis (TV Series)
Moxie
- Deadly Carnival (1978) ... Moxie
 1978 Rabbit Test
Lester
 1977 Redd Foxx (TV Series)
Regular (1977-78)
 1977 Great Day (TV Movie)
Billy
 1977 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Mr. Resnick
- Sex Surrogate (1977) ... Mr. Resnick
 1976 The Amazing Dobermans
Samson
 1976 Dr. Shrinker (TV Series)
Hugo
 1976 Don't Call Us (TV Movie)
Lloyd
 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Assistant Director
 1976 Twin Detectives (TV Movie)
Bartender
 1976 W.C. Fields and Me
Ludwig
 1976 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Little hold-up man
- Too Many Crooks (1976) ... Little hold-up man
 1976 The Krofft Supershow (TV Series)
Hugo (in 'Dr. Shrinker') (1976-1977)
 1975 Sixpack Annie
Pie Vendor (uncredited)
 1975 Phyllis (TV Series)
Mr. Hollis
- Phyllis and the Little People (1975) ... Mr. Hollis
 1975 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Max
- Demon, Demon (1975) ... Max
 1975 The Lost Saucer (TV Series)
Hugo
- Transylvania 2300 (1975) ... Hugo
 1975 The Ghost Busters (TV Series)
The Rabbit
- The Maltese Monkey (1975) ... The Rabbit
 1975 The Day of the Locust
Abe Kusich
 1974 Punch and Jody (TV Movie)
Stilts
 1973 The Godmothers
The Hawk
 1973 Dusty's Trail (TV Series)
Zeno
- The Magician (1973) ... Zeno
- Danger Stranger (1973) ... Zeno
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Mechanical Elf (segment "Love and the Wee He")
- Love and the Singing Suitor/Love and the Unmarriage/Love and the Wee He (1973) ... Mechanical Elf (segment "Love and the Wee He")
 1972 The Waltons (TV Series)
Tommy Trimble
 1972 Fol-de-Rol (TV Movie)
Artist / Costumed Characters
 1970-1971 The Bugaloos (TV Series)
Sparky the Firefly
- The Good Old Days (1971) ... Sparky the Firefly
- Benita the Beautiful (1970) ... Sparky the Firefly
- The Bugaloos Bugaboo (1970) ... Sparky the Firefly
- On a Clear Day (1970) ... Sparky the Firefly
- Lady, You Don't Look Eighty (1970) ... Sparky the Firefly
 1953-1970 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Silent Spot / Surfer / Sketch Player / ...
- The Yacht Club (1970) ... Surfer
- Episode #17.12 (1967) ... Man at Reading of Will
- A Spy Is a Peeping Tom on Salary (1967) ... The Maharajah of Kumquat
 1969-1970 Get Smart (TV Series)
Upper Gemini / Marco
- Hello, Columbus - Goodbye, America (1970) ... Upper Gemini
- Ironhand (1969) ... Marco
 1970 Pufnstuf
Googy Gopher / Orville Pelican
 1970 Insight (TV Series)
Mickey
- Old King Cole (1970) ... Mickey
 1967 The Perils of Pauline
Pygmy Leader (uncredited)
 1967 Jericho (TV Series)
- A Switch in Time (1967)
 1966 Clown Alley (TV Movie)
Little Clown Jumping Out of Firehouse
 1965 Harum Scarum
Baba
 1964 Roustabout
Billy (uncredited)
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
The Barker
- The Jar (1964) ... The Barker
 1963 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Midget (Billy)
- A Crush on Joey (1963) ... Midget (Billy)
 1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
The Court Jester (uncredited)
 1962 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Billy Longfellow
- Coincidence (1962) ... Billy Longfellow
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series)
Shorty
- The Prairie Elephant (1961) ... Shorty
 1958-1961 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Babby
- A Kill and a Half (1961) ... Babby
- Blind Item (1961) ... Babby
- Baby Shoes (1960) ... Babby
- Send a Thief (1960) ... Babby
- The Game (1959) ... Babby
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
Sam
- Choose a Victim (1961) ... Sam
 1960 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Tommy the Midget
- Taking a Chance (1960) ... Tommy the Midget
 1958 Club Oasis (TV Series)
Little Ol' Abner
- Rockin' the Comic Strips (1958) ... Little Ol' Abner
- Movie Themes (1958)
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Dwarf
- Rip Van Winkle (1958) ... Dwarf
 1956-1957 Circus Boy (TV Series)
Little Tom
- Uncle Cyrus (1957) ... Little Tom (uncredited)
- The Great Gambino (1956) ... Little Tom (uncredited)
- Meet Circus Boy (1956) ... Little Tom
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
George
- The Glass Eye (1957) ... George
 1957 The Undead
The Imp
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Second Clown
- The Clown (1955) ... Second Clown
 1955 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Liberace
- Episode #5.16 (1955) ... Liberace
 1954 The Spike Jones Show (TV Series)
Figaro the Cat / Peter Cottontail / Rumplestiltskin / ...
- Episode #1.19 (1954)
- Episode #1.18 (1954)
- Pinocchio (1954) ... Figaro the Cat
- Episode #1.16 (1954)
- Easter Show (1954) ... Peter Cottontail
 1954 Fireman Save My Child
Clarinetist inside tuba (uncredited)
 1954 George Tackles the Land (Short)
Mr. N
 1953 The Clown
Billy - Coney Island Midget (uncredited)
 1952 The Dennis Day Show (TV Series)
Leprechaun
- Episode dated 15 March 1952 (1952) ... Leprechaun
 1951 The James Melton Show (TV Series)
 1951 Your Pet Parade (TV Series)
Billy Bitesize (1951)
 1950 Pygmy Island
Kimba (uncredited)
 1946 Three Wise Fools
Bit (uncredited)
 1937 Nothing Sacred
Boy Biting Wally's Ankle (uncredited)
 1935 The Bride of Frankenstein
Baby (uncredited)
 1934 Mickey's Rescue (Short)
Billy McGuire
 1933 Alice in Wonderland
White Pawn / The Baby (uncredited)
 1933 Roman Scandals
Little Eddie (uncredited)
 1933 Mickey's Touchdown (Short)
Billy McGuire - Mickey's little brother
 1933 Footlight Parade
Mouse / Little Boy (uncredited)
 1933 Mickey's Disguises (Short)
Billy McGuire
 1933 Mickey's Big Broadcast (Short)
Billy McGuire
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
Baby in 'Pettin' in the Park' Number (uncredited)
 1933 Out All Night
Child
 1932 Ma's Pride and Joy (Short)
Undetermined Minor Role (scenes deleted)
 1932 Mickey's Holiday (Short)
Billy McGuire - Mickey's brother
 1931 Over the Hill
Shelby Boy (uncredited)
 1931 Who's Who in the Zoo (Short)
Arthur
 1931 Monkey Business (uncredited)
 1931 Goldie
Child (uncredited)
 1931 Daddy Long Legs
Billy - Orphan (uncredited)
 1931 In Conference (Short)
Milton Horowitz (uncredited)
 1931 Three Wise Clucks (Short)
 1931 Second Hand Kisses (Short)
Orphan boy (uncredited)
 1931 The Dog Doctor (Short)
Little Boy at Curb
 1930 A Hollywood Theme Song (Short)
Little Boy (uncredited)
 1930 Soup to Nuts
Junior (uncredited)
 1930 Follow the Swallow (Short)
Billy
 1930 Mickey's Luck (Short)
Billy McGuire
 1930 Mickey's Champs (Short)
Shorty
 1929 Mickey's Mix-Up (Short)
Mickey's Brother (unconfirmed)
 1929 Mickey's Surprise (Short)
Mickey's Brother (unconfirmed)
 1929 Mickey's Midnite Follies (Short)
Mickey's Brother (unconfirmed)
 1929 Circus Time (Short)
The Baby (uncredited)
 1928 Idle Eyes (Short)
Baby
 1928 No Kidding (Short)
 1928 The Cockeyed Family (Short)
Gillig's Younger Son (uncredited)
 1928 Mickey's Big Game Hunt (Short)
Mickey's brother
 1928 Follow Teacher (Short)
The Baby
 1928 Mickey the Detective (Short)
Mickey's Brother (unconfirmed)
 1928 Mickey in School (Short)
Baby (unconfirmed)
 1927 Mickey's Eleven (Short)
Baby (unconfirmed)
 1927 Mickey's Pals (Short)
The Baby
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In the 1920s and 1930s, appeared in a number of Mickey McGuire comedy shorts alongside the future Mickey Rooney. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | See more »


Alternate Names:

Fairie | the Gentlemaniacs

Height:

3' 9" (1.14 m)
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Personal Quote:

The name of my condition is Cartilage Hair Hypoplasia, but you can just call me Billy. See more »

Trivia:

He hosted his own daily kids television show, Billy Barty's Big Show (1963), where he entertained and informed his viewers and studio audiences in between reruns of The Three Stooges films. It was seen weekday afternoons on KTTV Ch.11 in Hollywood, California from the early to mid 1960s. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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