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David Rappaport (I) (1951–1990)


British actor David Rappaport earned more roles and respect than most guys his size (or any size for that matter) who attempted a professional acting career. Born with the genetic condition dwarfism (he was 3' 11"), he was often typecast in bizarre, sometimes silly and demeaning roles; but, like others before (Michael Dunn) and after (Peter ... See full bio »

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Known For

Time Bandits Randall
(1981)
(1986)
The Young Ones Ftumch / Shirley
(1982)
The Wizard Simon McKay
(1986-1987)

Filmography

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 1990-1991 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
MAL
- Polluting by Computer (1991) ... MAL (voice)
- Littlest Planeteer (1990) ... MAL (voice)
- Tree of Life (1990) ... MAL (voice)
- Deadly Ransom (1990) ... MAL (voice)
 1990 Beyond the Groove (TV Series)
Sir Harold Blandford
- Episode #1.4 (1990) ... Sir Harold Blandford
- Episode #1.6 (1990) ... Sir Harold Blandford
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Sir Harold Blandford
 1987-1989 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Hamilton Schuyler
- The Mouse That Soared (1989) ... Hamilton Schuyler
- Cannon of Ethics (1987) ... Hamilton Schuyler
- The Wizard of Odds (1987) ... Hamilton Schuyler
 1989 A Fine Romance (TV Series)
Doctor Tomas #1, #2, #3
- The Tomas Crown Affair (1989) ... Doctor Tomas #1, #2, #3
 1989 Luigi's Ladies
Luigi
 1989 Peter Gunn (TV Movie)
Speck
 1988 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
Galen Belvedere
- Duel (1988) ... Galen Belvedere
 1988 Hooperman (TV Series)
Nick Derringer
- Surprise Party (1988) ... Nick Derringer
- Nick Derringer, P.I. (1988) ... Nick Derringer
 1986-1987 The Wizard (TV Series)
Simon McKay
- H.E.N.R.I. VIII (1987) ... Simon McKay
- Papa Simon (1987) ... Simon McKay
- The Aztec Dagger (1987) ... Simon McKay
- Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves (1987) ... Simon McKay
- Daydream Believer (1987) ... Simon McKay
 1986 The Madness Museum (TV Movie)
Ghengis
 1986 Robin Hood (TV Series)
Skulley
- The Inheritance (1986) ... Skulley
 1986 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Cluracan
- In the Eye of the Beholder (1986) ... Cluracan
 1986 Fortune Dane (TV Series)
Augie Briscoe
- Fortune Dane (1986) ... Augie Briscoe
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Troll
- Gather Ye Acorns (1986) ... Troll
 1985 The Bride
Rinaldo
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
Chimp
- Urban Jungle (1985) ... Chimp
 1985 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #3.4 (1985) ... Various
 1984 The Gourmet (TV Movie)
Dr. Grosvenor
 1984 Screen Two (TV Series)
Arthur
- Unfair Exchanges (1984) ... Arthur
 1984 Dramarama (TV Series)
Luko
- Mr. Stabs (1984) ... Luko
 1984 The Saturday Show (TV Series)
Shades
- Episode #2.28 (1984) ... Shades
 1982 Beauty and the Beast (TV Movie)
Bearkeeper
 1982 The Young Ones (TV Series)
Shirley / Ftumch
- Flood (1982) ... Shirley
- Boring (1982) ... Ftumch
 1982 There's a Lot of It About (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Various Characters
 1981-1982 The Goodies (TV Series)
Robot / Chief Dwarf
- Animals Are People Too (1982) ... Robot (voice)
- Change of Life (1982) ... Robot (voice)
- Big Foot (1982)
- Robot (1982) ... Robot (voice)
- Special: Snow White 2 (1981) ... Chief Dwarf
 1981 John Diamond (TV Movie)
Mr. Seed
 1980-1981 Jigsaw (TV Series)
O-Man
- Episode #3.13 (1981) ... O-Man
- Episode #3.1 (1981) ... O-Man
- Episode #2.2 (1980) ... O-Man
 1981 Time Bandits
Randall
 1980 Q6 (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #5.6 (1980) ... Various Characters
- Episode #5.5 (1980) ... Various Characters
- Episode #5.2 (1980) ... Various Characters
 1979 Cuba
Jesus
 1979 Not the Nine O'Clock News (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1979)
 1979 Black Jack
Tom Thumb's Army
 1978 The Famous Five (TV Series)
Mr. Wooh's Assistant
- Five Are Together Again: Episode Two (1978) ... Mr. Wooh's Assistant
- Five Are Together Again: Episode One (1978) ... Mr. Wooh's Assistant
 1978 Mysteries
The Midget
 1978 Do You Remember? (TV Series)
Pedro
- The File on Harry Jordan (1978) ... Pedro
 1978 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
Coco
- Final Trumpet (1978) ... Coco
 1977 The London Weekend Show (TV Series)
- Illuminatus (1977)
 1974 Tiswas (TV Series)
Shades (1981-1982)
 1973 Turkish Delight
Dwarf (uncredited)
 1973 Arthur of the Britons (TV Series)
Wood Person
- The Wood People (1973) ... Wood Person
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Acted in a stage production of "Volpone" at the National Theatre in Britain. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »


Height:

3' 11" (1.19 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"Remember, follow your heart, and you'll be fine. Follow your dream; it's the key to everything." - David in The Bride (1985). See more »

Trivia:

His death and that of Jack Purvis were the main reasons why Terry Gilliam decided to the shelve the intended sequel to Time Bandits (1981) as their characters were two of the most heavily featured in the film. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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