Top 10 Famous Short Actors

You must have seen many great actor and actresses and some of them might be your favorite, too. There are some actors and actresses who are/were unusual in a way that they were short but this didn’t limit their creativity and they did roles which no one could have accomplished. Yes, we are talking about short actor like David Rappaport and Michael Dunn. Here is a list of top 10 famous short actors of all the times.

10. David Rappaport

David Rappaport

David Rappaport was one of the best known dwarf actors of his time. He was an Englishman and is better known for his roles in films like Time Bandits and The Bride. His famous television series include The Wizard, L.A. Law and Captain Planet and the Planeteers. He came to public notice when he played a role in a children’s television show alongside Sylvester McCoy. He appeared as O-Man in the show Jiqsaw that was aired in 1970s. He also played the role of Shades in Tiswas, another kid’s show. His most popular role was that of Randall, leader of a dwarfs’ gang, in the film Time Bandits.

9. Michael J. Anderson

Michael J. Anderson

Michael J. Anderson is known by his work as the Man from Another Place in the TV series Twin Peaks. He also appeared in the film of the series named Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. He did the role of Samson Leohart in the HBO series named Carnivale. Anderson is a dwarf with a height of just 3 foot and 7 inches. He has appeared in four episodes of Twin Peaks. In the series he speaks a secret language with his other fellows of junior high school. He appeared in Mulholland Drive as an averaged height man using a prosthetic body. He was among the cast members of Carnivale from 2003to 2005.

8. Michael Dunn

Michael Dunn

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Michael Dunn was American singer cum actor. He was the inspiration for many short actors like Mark Povinelli, Zelda Rubinstein, and Ricardo Gil. He is famous for his recurring roles in The Wild Wild East in which he appeared as Dr. Miguelito Loveless. He portrays a mad scientist who is always devising schemes and gadgets so as to ensnare James West and Artemus Gordon who are Secret Service agents. Dunn showed his comic skills in Get Smart. He also appeared in the Star Trek episode Plato’s Stepchildren as a courageous court jester.

7. Jack Purvis

Jack Purvis

Jack Purvis is a British actor who was mainly seen in roles that require a man of short stature he appeared in many films. He played the role of an alien creature in three films of Start Wars trilogy. He was also a part of the three fantasy movies directed by Terry Gilliam. These include Brazil, Time Bandits and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Jack died in 1997. He became quadriplegic because of breaking his neck in an accident. This was several years before his death. He was 60 years old at the time of his death.

6. Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage is an American television, theatre and film actor. His first breakthrough was in 2003 with The Station Agent. His other famous films include Elf in 2003, Underdog in 2007, Find Me Guilty in 2006, Death at a Funeral in 2007. He also starred in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian in 2008. He won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for A Song of Ice and Fire. He also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series.

5. Verne Troyer

Verne Troyer

Verne J. Troyer is an American stunt performer and actor. He is a short actor with a height of 2 feet and 8 inches. His short height is a result of cartilage–hair hypoplasiadwarfism. He is among the shortest persons on the earth. Verne is famous for his role of Mini-Me in Austin powers which is series of comedy films.

4. Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker is famous for being the man inside R2-D2, his work in the Star Wars film series. He is a British actor and musician. He did the successful comedy act called Minitones and this made GeorgeLucas to hire him for Star Wars in 1977. He appeared in all six episodes of the series. He also played the role of Paploo in the Return of the Jedi in 1983. Baker’s other work include films like Time Bandits, The Elephant Man, Amadeus and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth.

3. Meinhardt Raabe

Meinhardt Raabe

Meinhardt Raabe is American actor best known for his role in The Wizard of Oz. He did his MBA from Drexel University. He is about 42 inches tall and did the role of coroner in The Wizard of Oz in the year 1939.

2. Hervé Villechaize

Hervé Villechaize

Hervé Villechaize is a French actor notable for his role of Tattoo in Fantasy Island, a television series.  In the film The Man with the Golden Gun he did the role of Nick Nack. He also appeared in Chappaqua, The Forbidden Zone and Dune.

1. Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis is one of the famous short actors. He is notable for his roles in Willow, the Leprechaun series, Star Wars and not to forget the harry Potter films. He appeared in the Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.  He also appeared in the sitcom named Life’s Too Short. He is 3 feet and 6 inches tall.

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