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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 46

Birthday 1958-11-08

Place of Birth New Orleans, Louisiana

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Also Known As

  • H.G. Golas

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2009 Immortally Yours as Michael Bates
2006 Evil Bong as Club Patron
2005 Decadent Evil as Ivan
2005 Land of the Dead as Chihuahua
2004 The Polar Express as Elf
2003 10-8: Officers on Duty (1 episode)
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode)
2000 Sideshow as Abbot Graves
1999 Blood Dolls as Hylas
1998 Addams Family Reunion as Cousin Itt
1998 Sweet Jane as Bob
1997 The Creeps as Dracula
1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (5 episodes) as Roland
1996 The Pretender (1 episode)
1996 Bordello of Blood as Vincent Prather
1995 Nature of the Beast as Harliss
1995 Sliders (1 episode) as Mac (1 episode) as Bounty Hunter
1994 Touched by an Angel (1 episode)
1993 Double, Double, Toil and Trouble as Oscar
1993 Dollman vs. Demonic Toys as Ray Vernon
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger (1 episode)
1992 Renegade (1 episode)
1991 Brotherhood of the Gun as Antonio
1991 The Doors as Man at Birthday Party
1990 Meridian as Dwarf
1990 Night Angel as Sammael
1990 Nerds of a Feather as Little Army of Little Russian Soldiers
1989 Monster High as Stinksucker
1989 Tales from the Crypt (1 episode)
1989 Quantum Leap (1 episode) as Big Moe
1988 Memories of Me as Horace Bosco
1988 Phantasm II as Hooded Dwarf (uncredited)
1988 Willow as Vohnkar
1987 thirtysomething (1 episode)
1987 Ghoulies II as Sir Nigel Pennyweight
1987 The Garbage Pail Kids Movie as Greaser Greg - Suit
1987 Steele Justice as Bartender Dan
1986 Fuzzbucket as Fuzzbucket
1986 Troll as Malcolm Mallory / Torok the Troll
1985 American Drive-In as Rocky Magellan (as H.G. Golas)
1985 Hard Rock Zombies as Mickey
1985 The Black Cauldron as Creeper / Henchman (voice)
1984 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Bernard
1983 Return of the Jedi as Ewok
1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes as Demon Clown (uncredited)
1982 Faerie Tale Theatre (1 episode) as Munchkin

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