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Michael Dunn (I) (1934–1973)

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, where he had been active in many school ... See full bio »

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Ship of Fools
Ship of Fools Karl Glocken
You're a Big Boy Now
You're a Big Boy Now Richard Mudd
No Way to Treat a Lady
No Way to Treat a Lady Mr. Kupperman


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 1974 The Abdication
The Dwarf
 1974 The Mutations
 1974 House of the Damned
 1973 The Werewolf of Washington
Dr. Kiss
 1972 Goodnight, My Love (TV Movie)
Arthur Boyle
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
The Servant (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
- The Sins of the Fathers/You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore (1972) ... The Servant (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
 1972 The Swan Song (Short)
Theatre Prompter
 1971 Murders in the Rue Morgue
Pierre Triboulet
 1970 Trop petit mon ami
Tiky Edriss
 1970 Bonanza (TV Series)
George Marshall
- It's a Small World (1970) ... George Marshall
 1969 Justine
 1968 Star Trek (TV Series)
 1968 Boom!
 1968 Tarzan (TV Series)
Amir Chin
- Alex the Great (1968) ... Amir Chin
 1968 No Way to Treat a Lady
Mr. Kupperman
 1968 Madigan
Midget Castiglione
 1967 The Monroes (TV Series)
- Ghosts of Paradox (1967) ... Nemo
 1967 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
- The Wax Men (1967) ... Clown
 1966 You're a Big Boy Now
Richard Mudd
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
George Kowal
- The Dark Beyond the Door (1966) ... George Kowal
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Mr. Sin
- The Prisoners of Mr. Sin (1965) ... Mr. Sin
 1965 Get Smart (TV Series)
Mr. Big
- Mr. Big (1965) ... Mr. Big
 1965 Ship of Fools
Karl Glocken
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
The Porter
- Here Today (1964) ... The Porter
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
News Vendor
- The Revenge of the Worm (1964) ... News Vendor
 1962 Without Each Other
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Stage Play: How to Make a Man. Written by William Welch. Based on a story by Clifford D. Simak. Electronic Sound Composition: Bruce Haack Directed by Eddie Bracken. Brooks Atkinson Theatre: 2 Feb 1961- 11 Feb 1961 (12 performances). Cast: Barbara Britton (as "Grace Knight"), Vicki Cummings (as "Harriet Lee") [final Broadway role], Michael ... See more »

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"Here's a midget part", [producers] say. "Mike's available". Then they soft-soap me about what a great [actor] I am. I don't want to play Charlton Heston parts, but there are a lot of roles I can do.


Was a concert pianist at age 15, until he suffered from chondrodystrophy, crippling his elbows and ruining his career as a pianist. He then took up acting. See more »



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