How many aspiring talents gave up their place on screen because they felt they were not good enough? Defying all odds, these stars showed that with determination; everything is possible!
1.Verne Troyer 81cm / 2’ 8in
Diminutive stunt actor Verne Troyer is one of the smallest persons to be on screen and in the world at large. He has been offered many roles since the success of his character in Austin Powers.
2.Josh Ryan Evans 97cm / 3’ 2in
He had quite an impression on his fans and on those who knew him. His medical condition and height was not near enough to stop him from working his way to our hearts. He proved that the only dream that can’t come true is one that is not dreamed.
3.Warwick Davis 107cm / 3’ 6in
He began his acting career from Star Wars when he heard a radio advert looking fr adults of his height specificity. He took Kenny Baker’s place and fit in well in this character when he fell ill and could not play Ewok.
4.Meinhardt Raabe 107cm / 3’ 6in
He played the munchkin coroner in Wizard of Oz.
5.Tony Cox 107cm / 3’ 6in
Best known for his role as Marcus in Bad Santa, he also had a role in Star Wars.
6.Michael J. Anderson 109cm / 3’ 7in
Frequently assumed a dwarf by many, Anderson is not a dwarf. He suffers from a medical condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta that leaved him with a shortened stature. He worked as a computer technician prior to his acting career.
7.Kenny Baker 112cm / 3’ 8in
Kenny Baker is one of the oldest little persons on the rich list although his parents were of average height. His career was pretty low key before Star Wars brought fame.
8.Pat Walshe 112cm / 3’ 8in
Little Pat Walshe was an American dwarf actor and animal impersonator
9.Herve Villechaize 117cm / 3’ 10in
He was a French actor who fared poorly with his small height and undersized lungs. His physique was due to a proportioned dwarfism condition. He died by shooting himself after leaving behind a note.
10.David Rappaport 119cm / 3’ 11in
English actor Rappaport earned more roles and respect than most guys any size. He proved himself a talent to be reckoned with.
11.Danny Woodburn 122cm / 4’ 0in
This stand-up comedian played Mickey in Seinfield. He has so many more movie credits to His name.
12.Jason Acuna 122cm / 4’ 0in
He is known by many for Jackass as Wee Man. He is an American actor and a professional at stunt performing.
13.Martin Klebba 124cm / 4’ 1in
Klebba has acromic dysplasia, a form of dwarfism. Aside his acting career, he runs a non-profit foundation which gives all of its donations to the cause of helping little people.
14.Jack Purvis 124cm / 4’ 1in
As a dwarf, he appeared as different alien creatures mainly in roles requiring actors of short stature.
15.Billy Curtis 127cm / 4’ 2in
Curtis was the midget on High Plains Drifter. He also appeared in The Wizard of Oz and in Superman and the Mole Men.
16.Jerry Maren 130cm / 4’ 3in
Of all the munchkins from The Wizard of Oz, Jerry Maren is the last surviving man standing. He made notable appearances in other movies other than The Wizard of Oz.
17.Jimmy Clitheroe 130cm / 4’ 3in
He was an English comic entertainer and he was best remembered from the 50s and 60s for the BBC Radio programme, The Clitheroe Kid. He practically never grew taller than his height from the Clitheroe Kid.
18.Emmanuel Lewis 130cm / 4’ 3in
Made his debut on the hit TV show Webster and his fan base is still large since this debut. The martial arts lover is short for no medically known reason.
19.Gurdeep Roy 132cm / 4’ 4in
The famous Oompa-Loompa is one of the richest little people in Hollywood. For years, the Kenyan-born Indian actor has been the go-to-guy for a little person’s role. His biggest role was in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where he played 165 roles’!
20.Peter Dinklage 135 cm / 4’ 5in
He refers to himself as ‘Hermit’. Game of Thrones star Dinklage has an amazing talent when it comes to acting. He is considered a dwarf who suffers from Achondroplasia. He is an activist for the short-statured and makes reference to Dwarfism when accepting awards. His love for theatre got him into acting as he is also a respected stage actor.
21.Gary Coleman 142cm / 4’ 8 in
Child star Gary Coleman was best known for his short stature and for being Arnold Jackson in Diff’rent Strokes. His successful childhood acting career gave him the title ‘one of television’s most promising stars’. Before his death from epidural hematoma, he was known to have attempted suicide twice from drug overdose. He was also allegedly subjected to constant humiliation because of his height from Shannon Price, his estranged wife.
22.Danny Devito 147cm / 4’ 10in
Veteran actor, director and producer Danny Devito came about his short stature from a medical condition called Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia. He began his film career after fame rose for him when he played Louie De Palma on the hit TV show Taxi. So far, the funny little man has been seen in several genres from romantic comedy to documentaries to drama and in all he was perfect for the screen.
23.John Franklin 152 cm / 4’ 11in
He is best known for playing in Children of the Corn and The Addams Family. As a child, he was deficient in the growth hormone which resulted in his adult height of barely 5 feet. He appeared in several TV commercials before his debut role as Isaac in Children of the Corn. He wanted to be known for a cause greater than being Cousin Itt from The Addams Family so he went into teaching which he later left to come back on screen.