Jerry Maren (1920–2018)


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Born to Italian emigrant parents, Emilio Marenghi and Raffaella Scanzillo, young Jerry took dancing lessons when he was young and aspired to be an actor. In November 1938, standing just 3' 4", he met up with the Oz-bound group of little people in New York and went by bus to California. There he was chosen to be the Munchkin who hands Dorothy a ... See full bio »

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House Little Critter
(1985)
At the Circus Little Professor Atom
(1939)
(2010)
(1945)

Filmography

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 2010 Dahmer vs. Gacy
Mime
 2010 Frankenstein Rising
Manlon
 2000 Bit Players (Short)
Oompa Loompa
 1997 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Dad
- The Yada Yada (1997) ... Dad
 1990 The Dreamer of Oz (TV Movie)
Mr. Munchkin
 1989 Short Ribbs (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1989)
 1988 The Great Outdoors (uncredited)
 1987 Dolly (TV Series)
Novelty Club Patron
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Novelty Club Patron (uncredited)
 1987 Spaceballs
Dink (uncredited)
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Creature (segment "Personal Demons")
- Gramma/Personal Demons/Cold Reading (1986) ... Creature (segment "Personal Demons")
 1985 Enchanted Musical Playhouse (TV Series)
George
- Petronella (1985) ... George
 1985 Graffiti (Short)
Citizen
 1985 House
Little Critter
 1984 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (TV Movie)
Elf 3
 1984 Hot Moves
Arcade Vendor
 1983 High School U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Robot
 1983 Wizards and Warriors (TV Series)
Floyd the Feather
- The Dungeon of Death (1983) ... Floyd the Feather
 1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes
Demon Midget (uncredited)
 1982 TRON (uncredited)
 1982 No Soap, Radio (TV Series)
Morris
- The Bum's Rush (1982) ... Morris
- Miss Pelican (1982) ... Morris
- Karen Fools Around (1982) ... Morris
- Carmine the Squealer (1982) ... Morris
- Pilot (1982) ... Morris
 1982 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Man on Street
- Hunger (1982) ... Man on Street (uncredited)
 1981 Under the Rainbow
Hotel Rainbow Guest
 1981 Side Show (TV Movie)
Tom Tiny
 1981 The Being
Monster (as Jerry Marin)
 1980 Where the Buffalo Roam
Bell Man
 1979 Americathon
Act
 1978 The Lord of the Rings
Character Actor (voice)
 1978 The Return of Captain Nemo (TV Movie)
Caesar
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Circus Worker
- Circus of Terror (1977) ... Circus Worker (uncredited)
 1977 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Dash
- Episode #2.125 (1977) ... Dash (credit only)
- Episode #2.122 (1977) ... Dash (uncredited)
- Episode #2.121 (1977) ... Dash (uncredited)
- Episode #2.120 (1977) ... Dash
- Episode #2.119 (1977) ... Dash (uncredited)
 1977 Switch (TV Series)
Shoe Shiner
- The Snitch (1977) ... Shoe Shiner (uncredited)
 1971-1976 McDonaldland (TV Series short)
Hamburgler / Officer Big Mac
- Zoo Trip (1976) ... Hamburgler
- Evil Grimace and the Movie Director (1971) ... Officer Big Mac
 1976 Van Dyke and Company (TV Series)
Midget Basketball Player
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... Midget Basketball Player (uncredited)
 1975 When Things Were Rotten (TV Series)
Archer
- A Ransom for Richard (1975) ... Archer (uncredited)
 1975 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Harry Tallman
- Felix the Horse Player (1975) ... Harry Tallman
 1973 Little Cigars
Cadillac
 1971-1972 Lidsville (TV Series)
Boris / Rah-Rah
- Mommy Hoodoo (1972) ... Boris / Rah-Rah
- The Great Brain Robbery (1971) ... Boris / Rah-Rah
- The Old Hat Home (1971) ... Boris / Rah-Rah
- Hoodoo, Who? (1971) ... Boris / Rah-Rah
- Oh, Brother (1971) ... Boris / Rah-Rah
 1971 Outlaw Riders
Bartender
 1970 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Milton
- Lucy and Ma Parker (1970) ... Milton
 1970 Bigfoot
Baby Creature
 1970 Get Smart (TV Series)
Lower Gemini
- Hello, Columbus - Goodbye, America (1970) ... Lower Gemini
 1970 Julia (TV Series)
Little Green Man
- The Jolly Green Midget (1970) ... Little Green Man
 1969 Hello, Dolly!
Midget (uncredited)
 1968 Planet of the Apes
Child Ape (uncredited)
 1967 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Coco
- The Night of the Running Death (1967) ... Coco (uncredited)
 1967 Star Trek (TV Series)
Small Copper-Skinned Ambassador
- Journey to Babel (1967) ... Small Copper-Skinned Ambassador (uncredited)
 1967 Bewitched (TV Series)
Gremlin
- A Safe and Sane Halloween (1967) ... Gremlin
 1966 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Spaceman #2
- The Flying Saucer (1966) ... Spaceman #2
 1955 Andy's Gang (TV Series)
Buster Brown (voice)
 1954 Smilin' Ed's Gang (TV Series)
- Camp Baby (1954)
 1951 Superman and the Mole-Men
Mole-Man (uncredited)
 1949 Samson and Delilah
Jester (uncredited)
 1948 When My Baby Smiles at Me
Midget (uncredited)
 1948 Are You with It?
Midget (uncredited)
 1946 Three Wise Fools
Sir Boulder (uncredited)
 1945 An Angel Comes to Brooklyn
Midget Baby (uncredited)
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Midget (uncredited)
 1945 That's the Spirit
Midget (uncredited)
 1945 The Great John L.
Midget
 1945 Bring on the Girls
Midget in Fireman Skit (uncredited)
 1944 Silent Partner
Messenger (uncredited)
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Midget (uncredited)
 1942 Beyond the Blue Horizon
Native (uncredited)
 1942 Fingers at the Window
Small Boy (uncredited)
 1942 True to the Army
Col. Delaroy (uncredited)
 1941 Maisie Was a Lady
Midget (uncredited)
 1940 The Golden Fleecing
Midget in Phone Booth (uncredited)
 1939 At the Circus
Little Professor Atom (as Jerry Marenghi)
 1939 The Wizard of Oz
Lollipop Guild Member (uncredited)
 1939 Tiny Troubles (Short)
Light Fingered Lester
 1938 The Terror of Tiny Town
Townsperson (uncredited)
Show Show Stunts (2 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (29 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Jerry Marenghi | Jerry Marin

Height:

4' 3" (1.3 m)

Spouse:

Elizabeth Barrington  (her death)
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Personal Quote:

[on Samson and Delilah (1949)] Oh, that was a lot of fun. I had more fun doin' that picture. Me and a whole gang was in that, you know, about seven or eight of us, and our job was to torture Samson in one of the arenas. I had a torch and then we had another guy with a scissors and another guy with jaws and anything to torture the poor soul. When he was tied up in the arena, the director said, "... See more »

Trivia:

Was a professional wrestler. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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