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Luigi Francis Shorty Rossi


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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

Pit Boss
Pit Boss Himself / Shorty
(2010-2013)
Hercules Saves Christmas
Hercules Saves Christmas Brother Shorty / Hercules
(2012)
Tiptoes
Tiptoes Augie
(2003)

Filmography

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 2011-2013 Pit Boss (TV Series)
Shorty
- Goodbye Ashley (2013)
 2012 Hercules Saves Christmas
Brother Shorty / Hercules (voice, as Luigi ' Shorty' Rossi)
 2009 Whorified! The Search for America's Next Top Whore (TV Series)
Skid Row Cast
- Break It to Make It (2009) ... Skid Row Cast (as Melvin 'Shorty' Rossi)
 2008 Extreme Movie
Little Person #1 (as Melvin Shorty Rossi)
 2008 Ryan and Sean's Not So Excellent Adventure
Ink (as Melvin 'Shorty' Rossi)
 2008 Ice Scream: The ReMix
Late Night Patron
 2008 Poppa Viagra (TV Series)
Poppa Viagra
 2006 Zyles (Short)
Zyles (as Melvin Rossi)
 2005 All Babes Want to Kill Me
Thug / Gangster (uncredited)
 2004 Tales of a Fly on the Wall (TV Movie)
Alien Brother-in-Law (as Melvin 'Shorty' Rossi)
 2003 Tiptoes
Augie (as Melvin Rossi)
 2003 El matador
Shorty the Little Person (as Melvin Rossi)
 2002 Bikini Planet (Video)
Jerome (as Melvin 'Shorty' Rossi, credit only)
 2002 Passions (TV Series)
Cigar Munchkin
- Episode #1.751 (2002) ... Cigar Munchkin (as Melvin 'Shorty' Rossi)
 2002 Showtime
Martian (uncredited)
 2002 The Nick Cannon Show (TV Series)
Skittles / Shorty
- Nick Takes Over Style (2002) ... Skittles / Shorty (as Melvin 'Shorty' Rossi, credit only)
- Nick Takes Over Music (2002) ... Skittles / Shorty (as Melvin 'Shorty' Rossi, credit only)
 2001 Call Me Claus (TV Movie)
Garage Elf (uncredited)
 2001 Who Knows the Band? (TV Series)
Shorty - Guest Appearance
- Episode dated 30 October 2001 (2001) ... Shorty - Guest Appearance (as Melvin 'Shorty' Rossi)
 2001 The Beast (TV Series)
Harry
- The Price (2001) ... Harry (as Melvin 'Shorty' Rossi, credit only)
 2001 The Andy Dick Show (TV Series)
Mini-Andy
- Andy Land (2001) ... Mini-Andy (as Melvin 'Shorty' Rossi)
 2000 Los Luchadores (TV Series)
Lil' Wrestler (pilot) (as Melvin 'Shorty' Rossi)
 2000 Sideshow
Little Face (as Melvin 'Shorty' Rossi)
 2000 The Kid
Tim (uncredited)
 1999 Popular (TV Series)
Elf Waiter
- Fall on Your Knees (1999) ... Elf Waiter (uncredited)
 1999 Shasta McNasty (TV Series)
Lil' Joe
- The Menance from Venice (1999) ... Lil' Joe (as Melvin 'Shorty' Rossi)
 1997 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Elf
- Silver Bells (1997) ... Elf (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Francis Shorty Rossi | Luigi ' Shorty' Rossi | Luigi Francis Rossi | Luigi Shorty Rossi | Melvin 'Shorty' Rossi | Melvin Shorty Rossi | Melvin Rossi | Shorty Rossi

Height:

4' (1.22 m)
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Personal Quote:

I prefer to date taller women. I love the climbing technique. It makes getting the prize more interesting. See more »

Trivia:

October 31, 2016 living in Mision de San Miguel (La Mision), Mexico on tour for keynote speaking along with his Cigar company and promoting breed awareness and fighting BSL in the western hemisphere. When not traveling, he is home with his 9 dogs. www.shortywood.com. See more »

Trademark:

Always wears a fedora See more »

Nickname:

Shorty

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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