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Phil Fondacaro

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.


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Born:
Nov 8, 1958 In New Orleans, Louisiana
Movie/TV Credits:
44
First Appeared:
In the series Faerie Tale Theatre 1982-09-11
Latest Project:
Movie Immortally Yours 2009-01-06
Known For
Poster of Evil Bong
Poster of Meridian
Poster of Troll
Poster of Return of the Jedi
Filmography
Movie Immortally Yours Michael Bates 2009-01-06
Movie Evil Bong Club Patron 2006-10-31
Movie Land of the Dead Chihuahua 2005-06-24
Movie Decadent Evil Ivan 2005-06-25
Movie The Polar Express Elf 2004-11-10
Series 10-8: Officers on Duty Unknown 2003-09-28
Movie Sideshow Abbot Graves 2000-07-11
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Movie Blood Dolls Hylas 1999-08-31
Movie Sweet Jane Bob 1998-02-01
Movie Addams Family Reunion Cousin Itt 1998-09-22
Movie The Creeps Dracula 1997-12-16
Movie Bordello of Blood Vincent Prather 1996-08-16
Series The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Series Sliders Unknown 1995-03-22
Movie Nature of the Beast Harliss 1995-10-23
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Movie Dollman vs. Demonic Toys Ray Vernon 1993-10-13
Movie Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Oscar 1993-10-30
Series Renegade Unknown 1992-09-19
Movie The Doors Man at Birthday Party 1991-03-01
Movie Brotherhood of the Gun Antonio 1991-10-04
Movie Nerds of a Feather Little Army of Little Russian Soldiers 1990-01-01
Movie Night Angel Sammael 1990-06-02
Movie Meridian Dwarf 1990-11-10
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie Monster High Stinksucker 1989-12-20
Movie Willow Vohnkar 1988-05-01
Movie Phantasm II Hooded Dwarf (uncredited) 1988-07-08
Movie Memories of Me Horace Bosco 1988-09-28
Movie Steele Justice Bartender Dan 1987-05-08
Movie The Garbage Pail Kids Movie Greaser Greg - Suit 1987-08-22
Movie Ghoulies II Sir Nigel Pennyweight 1987-09-22
Series thirtysomething Unknown 1987-09-29
Movie Troll Malcolm Mallory / Torok the Troll 1986-01-17
Movie Fuzzbucket Fuzzbucket 1986-05-18
Movie The Black Cauldron Creeper / Henchman (voice) 1985-07-24
Movie Hard Rock Zombies Mickey 1985-09-01
Movie American Drive-In Rocky Magellan (as H.G. Golas) 1985-09-19
Movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Bernard 1984-07-16
Movie Something Wicked This Way Comes Demon Clown (uncredited) 1983-04-29
Movie Return of the Jedi Ewok 1983-05-23
Series Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11