Famous Dwarf Celebrities: It’s the golden age of television and film and finally, many who of the minorities were previously excluded from participating in the acting and entertainment industry are being more included.
Whether it’s people from different nationalities, gender identities, or differently-abled, we’re seeing a more accurate representation of real bodies and faces on the screen every year.
This is making us really nostalgic here at Top 10 and we want to look back at the Top 10 Most Famous Dwarf Celebrities who have graced our eyes with their talents.
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Top 10 Most Famous Dwarf Celebrities In World
10. Warwick Davis
Warwick Davis may not be like Famous Dwarf Celebrities, but he is well known for his roles in Willow and in The Leprechaun film series.
While the younger generation might know him as Professor Filius Flitwick in the Harry Potter Series.
He’s a British actor, standing at just 3 feet six inches because of his Spondyloepiphysealdysplasia, a very rare form of dwarfism caused by a bone disorder.
His face is very characteristically smiley, with big teeth and happy eyes that once you see, you’ll start seeing in many of your favourite movies.
He’s still active in the film industry today and even has a daughter, Annabelle Davis, that followed his footsteps as an actor, having appeared in Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Dodibin.
9. Hervé Villechaize
If you’ve ever muttered those words before and wondered where they came from, then you’re about to find out.
You can thank Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize for popularizing the catchphrase from the 1980’s TV Series, Fantasy Island.
And for those James Bond fans out there, we’d be doing a disaster vice not to mention he played the evil henchman, Nick Nack, in the 1974 James Bond hit, The Man With The Golden Gun.
Standing at 3 foot 11 inches, Her vé suffered from dwarfism that was likely attributed to an endocrine disorder.
Later in life, he preferred to be called a “midget” rather than a “dwarf”, likely because of how much he was bullied because of his height.
Haters can hate, because Hervé, even to this day, is the shortest artist and famous dwarf characters, to ever have his work displayed in the Museum of Paris.
8. Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage dwarf while he’s not the most famous little person throughout history, he’s certainly come a long way with the younger generations.
He’s been working since long before his newfound fame on Game of Thrones, for which he received an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor.
Standing at 4 feet 4 inches tall, one of the taller people on this list, he’s also been in many memorable films.
Such as Pixels, Knights of Badassdom, Death at a Funeral, and, just recently, Between To Ferns: The Movie.
He had a breakout role in The Station Agent in 2003 and ever since has been climbing the Hollywood hierarchy.
Life looks different than it used to in New Jersey, where he grew up. He worked in theatre a lot and has shown an incredible range and versatility in his acting.
On top of that, frankly, he looks like he’d be a cool guy to hang out with.
7. Kenny Baker
Kenny Baker is probably the most famous little person that you don’t recognize! Standing at 3 feet 8 inches tall.
The British actor was born in Birmingham with dwarfism to “normal-sized” parents and made a career as an actor.
Living to be 81 years old, he had a lengthy film career, most notably portraying R2-D2 in the Star Wars Franchise.
He only became famous after he was approached by a woman on the street asking him to perform in a theatrical group of dwarfs and midgets.
After taking many gigs relating to his height, like his comedy duo with Jack Purv is as the Mini tones, and in a brief stint with the circus, he finally got his big break in Star Wars, so hey, it paid off.
Now he is the most famous dwarf celebrity in the world and will have a long legacy to pass on to his family.
6. Zelda Rubinstein
Zelda was a famous dwarf actress of an American best known for playing a medium in the Poltergeist film series.
Before she was ever on TV, however, she was a lab technician in the medical field. And She was also frequently on Picket Fences for two seasons and was the voice of Skittle candies in their ad campaign, in Sixteen Candles, Teen Witch, and Little Witches.
She was a well-known activist for little people and fought in the HIV/AIDS crisis. She died in 2010 after a larger-than-lifetime on earth standing at just 4’3.
She’s become an inspiration since then, not just for little people, but also for all women in the industry.
5. Tony Cox
Tony Cox is known for his acting in Bad Santa, Me, Myself and Irene, Friday, Oz The Great and Powerful, Space balls, and Beetle juice just to scratch the surface.
Born in the small town of Union town, Alabama, he originally focused on making a career out of music, once said: “I played by ear.
It was exactly like in Drumline. I played against some of the drummers from the school, and they didn’t have anything on me.
I just couldn’t read music. “Tony Cox is just 3 feet 6 inches tall but has a huge personality to make up for it. He’s had a good, long career, but hasn’t appeared on-screen for a while.
4. Verne Troyer
Standing at 2 feet 8 inches tall, Verne is not only one of the shortest people on this list of top 10 famous dwarf celebrities.
But he’s also one of the shortest people to have ever lived, because of a very rare condition known as cartilage-hair hypoplasia.
Starting off as a stunt double for babies and children, it wasn’t until his iconic role as “Mini-Me” in the Austin Powers film franchise that he gained notoriety.
Which would lead to roles like Griphook in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and Coach Punch Cherkovin The Love Guru.
Verne was originally raised Amish in Sturgis, Michigan, but his parents left the faith when he was still a child.
Sadly, he passed away in April of 2018 from an apparent suicide by alcohol poisoning.
Famous Dwarf Celebrities
3. Jason Acuna
Born in Paris, France, and growing to the height of 4 feet, it’s likely that the name Jason Acuna doesn’t ring a bell – that is until you hear his stage name, Wee Man.
It’s also likely that you can’t think of anywhere you’ve seen him other than from the Jackass film series and TV show, because, well, that’s basically all he’s done.
But, can you really blame him? With the success and money, he’s made from Jackass, there’s really no reason to keep working, which is exactly what Jason has done through his charitable acts.
Like visiting the troops in Kuwait in 2010, and investing in a Mexican Taco Chain called Chronic Tacos.
So what is he doing today? Well, he gave up the red carpet lifestyle to live the simple life, sold his home and farm, and is now living in his 4×4 Mercedes Sprinter van.
Why do you ask? Well, Wee Man himself stated, “I realize the more s**t you have the more issues you have.
“We get the gesture, Jason, but we think the notorious B.I.G said it best – “Mo money, mo problems.”
Famous Dwarf Celebrities
2. Jyoti Amge
An actress from Nagpur, India, Jyoti also holds the Guinness World Record for being the smallest living woman, standing at just 2 feet 1 inch tall.
She’s short in height due to a growth anomaly called achondroplasia. But despite her tiny stature, she is not the shortest woman in history.
That title still belongs to Pauline Musters, who lived in the Netherlands in the late 1800s and was just 1 centimetre shorter than Jyoti.
You may know Jyoti from American Horror Story, for her role as Ma Petite in the fourth season.
A documentary about her has also been released called Body Shock: Two Foot High Teen.
She’s also incredibly charismatic, so we’re likely to see a lot more of her in future films.
Famous Dwarf Celebrities
1. Brad Williams
Although his standup mainly consists of yelling at people, telling them he’s NOT Wee Man, and running around saying, “I’m a midget, I’m a midget, I’m a midget!”, that doesn’t take anything away from the pure genius that is Brad Williams.
Standing at 4 feet 4 inches, he’s on the taller side of dwarfism thanks to his condition, achondroplasia, which in layman’s terms, means he has short legs and arms, but his torso is of normal size.
He got his start by accident while being in the audience of a Carlos Mencia live comedy show.
When Carlos made a dwarf joke and noticed Brad in the audience, Carlos called him up to the stage, where Brad promptly laid out some jokes, only to then be asked by Carlos to be his permanent opener on his tour.
If you want to catch more of Brad, tune in to the About Last Night podcast, or his two stand-up specials, Brad Williams: Fine Size, and Brad Williams: Daddy Issues.