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Phil Fondacaro

Phil Fondacaro

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    • November 8th, 1958
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Phil Fondacaro (born November 8, 1958) is an American actor. A dwarf actor at 3 feet 6 inches (1.07 m), Fondacaro began acting in 1981, with the film Under the Rainbow. Fondacaro appeared in 1983's Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, the third Star Wars film, as an Ewok, the only one to have a death scene. In 1986, he portrayed the invisible friend of a young Michael Gerber in the Disney Sunday Movie Fuzz Bucket, and also appeared in the fantasy film Troll. In 1987, he portrayed "Sir Nigel Pennyweight" in the cult horror film Ghoulies II. His performance is frequently praised, and he has been called the best actor in the film. In the same year, he appeared as "Greaser Greg" in The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, a theatrical adaptation of the popular trading cards. In 1988's Willow, he appeared alongside Warwick Davis, one of his Jedi co-stars, who, thanks in large part to his Willow role, became one of the most famous dwarf actors in the film industry. Other prominent roles of Fondacaro's include "Hooded dwarf" in Phantasm II, Cousin Itt in Addams Family Reunion, and a dramatic turn as a dwarf with an average-sized son in "A Clown's Prayer", an episode of Touched by an Angel. He also played a dwarf with an average-sized daughter in the CSI episode, "A Little Murder". He also had a recurring role on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch as "Roland". Fondacaro is married to Elena Bertagnolli, manager of another famous dwarf actor, Verne Troyer, and is represented by his wife's company, Fonolli Management. Fondacaro's brother Sal is also an actor, having appeared in Under the Rainbow, Return of the Jedi, and Invaders from Mars, all with his brother. Description above from the Wikipedia article Phil Fondacaro, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Acting (30 Credits)

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2009Immortally Yours as Michael Bates
2006Evil Bong as Club Patron
2005Decadent Evil as Ivan
2005Land of the Dead as Chihuahua
2004The Polar Express as Elf
2000Sideshow as Abbot Graves
1999Blood Dolls as Hylas
1998Sweet Jane as Bob
1998Addams Family Reunion as Cousin Itt
1997Deformed Monsters as Dracula
1996Bordello of Blood as Vincent Prather
1996Hellraiser: Bloodline as Surgeon - The Jester (uncredited)
1995The Nature of the Beast as Harliss
1993Double, Double Toil and Trouble as Oscar
1993Dollman vs. Demonic Toys as Ray Vernon
1991The Doors as Man at Birthday Party
1990Meridian as Dwarf
1990Night Angel as Sammael
1989Monster High as Stinksucker
1988Memories of Me as Horace Bosco
1988Willow as Vohnkar
1988Phantasm II as Hooded Dwarf (uncredited)
1987Ghoulies II as Sir Nigel Pennyweight
1987The Garbage Pail Kids Movie as Greaser Greg - Suit
1987Steele Justice as Bartender Dan
1986Troll as Malcolm Mallory / Torok the Troll
1985The Black Cauldron as Creeper / Henchman (voice)
1985Hard Rock Zombies as Mickey (as H.G. Golas)
1983Something Wicked This Way Comes as Demon Clown (uncredited)
1983Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi as Ewok

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