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Hervé Villechaize (1943–1993)

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... See full bio »

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Fantasy Island
Forbidden Zone
Forbidden Zone King Fausto of the Sixth Dimension
Two Moon Junction


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 1992 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Hervé Villechaize
- The Guest Host (1992) ... Hervé Villechaize (uncredited)
 1991 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series)
Skit characters
 1988 Two Moon Junction
Smiley (as Herve Villechaize)
 1988 The Telephone
Voice on the Freeway (voice)
 1982-1985 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Guest Interviewee / Rumpelstiltskin
- Grimm Party (1985) ... Guest Interviewee
 1982 Airplane II: The Sequel
Little Breather
 1978 The One and Only
Milton Miller
 1977 Hot Tomorrows
 1974 The Man with the Golden Gun
Nick Nack (as Herve Villechaize: in closing credits)
 1974 Crazy Joe
Samson (as Herve Villechaize)
 1974 Seizure
The Spider (as Herve Villechaize)
 1972 Greaser's Palace
Mr. Spitunia
 1972 The Last Stop
 1971 The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
Beppo (as Herve Villechaize)
 1970 Maidstone
 1966 Chappaqua
Little Person (uncredited)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (16 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (16 credits)

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Other Works:

Public-service announcement for highway safety (1988); he appeared with a steering wheel draped over his head and shoulder, declaring "The pain! The pain!" See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | See more »

Alternate Names:

Herve Villechaize


3' 11" (1.19 m)

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The reason for his suicide was not career woes, as is commonly believed, but because he was in nearly constant pain as his body aged. While small externally, his internal organs were of normal size, and crowded each other over the years. In his last months, he had to sleep in a kneeling position, because lying down made it impossible to breathe. See more »



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