Billy Barty

IVA Star Rating : 71
Billy Barty was an American actor and activist. In adult life, he stood 3 ft 9 in (1.14 m) tall, due to cartilage–hair hypoplasia dwarfism, and because of his short stature, he was often cast in movies opposite taller performers for comic effect. He specialized in outspoken or wisecracking characters. During the 1950s, he became a television star,... read more

Billy Barty was an American actor and activist. In adult life, he stood 3 ft 9 in (1.14 m) tall, due to cartilage–hair hypoplasia dwarfism, and because of his short stature, he was often cast in movies opposite taller performers for comic effect. He specialized in outspoken or wisecracking characters. During the 1950s, he became a television star, appearing regularly in the Spike Jones ensemble.

Birth Name

William John Bertanzetti


Saturday, 25 October 1924


Saturday, 23 December 2000

Actor Filmography

Actor Filmography

The Hollywood Shorties (archive footage) 2016
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films Gwildor 2014
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel The Imp 2011
The Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Special Self 2003
Creating a Myth... the Memories of 'Legend' Himself / Self 2002
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards Self - Memorial Tribute 2001
The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave Funeral Eulogist 2000
Television: The First Fifty Years Self - Interviewee 1999
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Self (with Chasen on This Is Your Life) 1998
E! Mysteries & Scandals Self 1998
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn Billy Barty 1998
The New Batman Adventures Hips McManus 1997
L.A. Heat Morty Feinberg 1996
Stand Tall Himself / Self 1997
E! True Hollywood Story Himself - Interviewee 1996
MADtv Self 1995
Radioland Murders Himself / Self 1994
The Our Gang Story Self / Billy McGuire 1994
Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart Prospector Pike 1994
Frasier Chris 1993
Marty's Corner Self - Guest 1993
The Naked Truth The Bell Boy 1992
Jack's Place Old Man 1992
Life Stinks Willy 1991
The Rescuers Down Under Baitmouse / Baitmouse (voice) 1990
Wishful Thinking Gypsy 1990
Bride of Violence Victor 1990
Lobster Man from Mars Mr. Throckmorton 1990
Diggin' Up Business Crosby 1990
Nasty Boys Horace Neff 1990
UHF Noodles MacIntosh / Noodles 1989
The Munsters Today Genie 1988
Willow High Aldwin 1988
DuckTales King Brian 1987
Masters of the Universe Gwildor 1987
Snow White Iddy 1987
Rumpelstiltskin Rumpelstiltskin 1987
Off the Mark The Little Russian 1987
Body Slam Tim McClusky 1986
Wildfire Dweedle 1986
Tough Guys Philly 1986
American Masters Self 1986
Star Fairies Troll (voice) / Troll 1985
The Golden Girls Edgar Lindstrom 1985
Adventures of the Gummi Bears Nemo 1985
Legend Screwball 1985
Moonlighting Self 1985
Night Patrol Captain Lewis 1984
Challenge of the GoBots Allorick 1984
Ace Crawford... Private Eye Inch 1983
Little People Self 1982
Being Different Self 1981
Under the Rainbow Otto Kriegling 1981
Hardly Working Sammy 1980
Ramblin'Man Adolph 1979
Skatetown U.S.A. Jimmy 1979
Trapper John, M.D. Mort Cavanaugh 1979
Hart to Hart Big Miller / Aloysis 1979
Firepower Dominic Carbone 1979
Supertrain Mick 1979
The Lord of the Rings Character Actor / Character Actor (voice) 1978
The Bay City Rollers Show Otto, Hugo, Otto / Billy Barty, Otto / Sonny Bono 1978
Foul Play J.J. MacKuen 1978
Rabbit Test Lester 1978
CHiPs James O'Hara 1977
The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington Little Man 1977
The Love Boat Ralph Warren 1977
Man from Atlantis Moxie 1977
ABC Weekend Specials Uncle Lester 1977
Fantasy Island Alphonse 1977
The Amazing Dobermans Samson 1976
The Paul Lynde Halloween Special Gallows 1976
The Krofft Supershow Hugo (segment: Dr. Shrinker) 1976
Dr. Shrinker Hugo 1976
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood Assistant Director 1976
W.C. Fields and Me Ludwig 1976
Charlie's Angels News Vendor 1976
Sixpack Annie Pie Vendor 1975
Phyllis Mr. Albert Hollis 1975
The Lost Saucer Hugo 1975
The Ghost Busters The Rabbit 1975
The Day of the Locust Abe Kusich / Abe 1975
Punch and Jody Stilts 1974
Chico and the Man Little hold-up man 1974
Barney Miller Mr. Resnick 1974
Little House on the Prairie Lou Bates, Owen 1974
The Godmothers The Hawk 1973
The World of Sid & Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl Cleaning Lady / Sparky the Firefly / Witchiepoo's Assistant 1973
Dusty's Trail Zeno 1973
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters Sigmund Ooze, Sigmund Ooze / Uncle Siggy 1973
The Bobby Darin Show Cast Member 1973
The Waltons Tommy Trimble 1972
The Bugaloos Sparky the Firefly 1970
Pufnstuf Orville Pelican / Googy Gopher 1970
Love, American Style Mechanical Elf (segment "Love and the Wee He") 1969
Julia Waiter 1968
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest Performer - Santa Claus 1967
The Perils of Pauline Pygmy Leader 1967
The Joey Bishop Show Self 1967
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Self 1967
Jericho Giorgio 1966
Harum Scarum Baba 1965
Get Smart Marco, Upper Gemini 1965
Roustabout Billy 1964
Billy Rose's Jumbo Joey the Circus Clown 1962
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour The Barker 1962
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm The Court Jester 1962
The Joey Bishop Show Midget (Billy) 1961
My Three Sons Billy Longfellow 1960
Thriller Sam 1960
Mr. Lucky Tommy the Midget 1959
About Faces Self 1959
Rawhide Shorty 1959
Bold Venture Manuel 1959
Peter Gunn Babby 1958
Shirley Temple's Storybook Dwarf 1958
Club Oasis Self, Self - Little Ol' Abner 1957
The Spike Jones Show Self / Various, Self 1957
The Undead The Imp 1957
Circus Boy Little Tom 1956
The NBC Comedy Hour Self - Comedian 1956
Alfred Hitchcock Presents George 1955
Fireman Save My Child Clarinetist inside Tuba 1954
The Spike Jones Show Self, Squeeky, Abdulla the Villain, Baby Spike, Figaro the Cat, Liberace, Peter Cottontail, Rumplestiltskin 1954
General Electric Theater Second Clown, Dikken 1953
The Clown Billy - Coney Island Midget / Billy 1953
Mr. & Mrs. North Chinese Midget 1952
This Is Your Life Self 1950
The Dennis Day Show Self, Leprechaun 1952
The Red Skelton Hour Bellhop-Hotel Skit, Shorty, Himself - The Maharajah of Kumquat, Mouse / Silent Spot, Sketch Player, Little Man in Phone Booth / Silent Spot, UFO Spaceman, Boxer California Killer (McPugg Sketch), Self - Diminutive US Navy Captain-Shore Leave, Surfer, Supporting Player 1951
The James Melton Show Self 1951
Pygmy Island Kimba 1950
The Colgate Comedy Hour Self 1950
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Santa Claus 1948
Studio One Self 1948
The Milton Berle Show Self - Comic Actor 1948
Three Wise Fools Bit 1946
Mickey the Great Billy McGuire 1945
Nothing Sacred Boy Biting Wally's Ankle 1937
A Midsummer Night's Dream Mustard-Seed 1935
The Bride of Frankenstein Baby 1935
The Hollywood Gad-About The Brat 1934
Gift of Gab The Baby 1934
Mickey's Medicine Man Billy McGuire 1934
Mickey's Rescue Billy McGuire / Billy 1934
Mickey's Minstrels Billy McGuire 1934
Alice in Wonderland White Pawn / The Baby 1933
Mickey's Covered Wagon Billy McGuire 1933
Roman Scandals Little Eddie 1933
Mickey's Tent Show Billy McGuire 1933
Footlight Parade Mouse / Little Boy 1933
Mickey's Touchdown Billy / Billy McGuire - Mickey's little brother 1933
Gold Diggers of 1933 Baby in 'Pettin' in the Park' Number 1933
Mickey's Race Billy McGuire - Mickey's brother 1933
Out All Night Child 1933
Mickey's Ape Man Billy / Billy McGuire 1933
Mickey's Big Business Billy McGuire 1932
Mickey's Helping Hand Billy McGuire / Billy McGuire - Mickey's Brother 1931
Over the Hill Shelby Boy 1931
Mickey's Thrill Hunters Mickey's brother / Billy McGuire - Mickey's Brother 1931
Monkey Business Child 1931
Mickey's Wildcats Mickey's brother / Billy McGuire / Baby 1931
Goldie Child 1931
Mickey's Rebellion Mickey's brother / Billy McGuire - Mickey's Brother 1931
Daddy Long Legs Billy - Orphan 1931
Mickey's Stampede Mickey's Brother / Billy McGuire - Mickey's Brother 1931
Soup to Nuts Junior 1930
Mickey's Warriors Billy McGuire - Mickey's Brother 1930
Mickey's Luck Billy McGuire 1930
Mickey's Champs Billy McGuire / Shorty 1930
Mickey's Big Moment Mickey's Brother 1929
Mickey's Mix-Up Mickey's Brother 1929
Mickey's Surprise Mickey's Brother 1929
Mickey's Big Game Hunt Mickey's brother 1928
Mickey the Detective Mickey's Brother 1928
Idle Eyes Baby 1928
Mickey in School Baby 1928
Mickey's Eleven Baby 1927
Mickey's Pals The Baby 1927
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