Billy Barty

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 67
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

Born

Saturday, 25 October 1924

Died

Saturday, 23 December 2000

Actor Filmography

The Hollywood Shorties (archive footage) 2016
Creating a Myth... the Memories of 'Legend' Himself 2002
E! Mysteries & Scandals Himself 1998
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn Billy Barty 1998
The New Batman Adventures Hips McManus 1997
L.A. Heat Morty Feinberg 1997
Stand Tall Himself 1997
E! True Hollywood Story Himself - Interviewee 1996
MADtv Himself 1995
Radioland Murders Billy Barty / Himself 1994
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

The Hollywood Shorties (archive footage) 2016
Creating a Myth... the Memories of 'Legend' Himself 2002
E! Mysteries & Scandals Himself 1998
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn Billy Barty 1998
The New Batman Adventures Hips McManus 1997
L.A. Heat Morty Feinberg 1997
Stand Tall Himself 1997
E! True Hollywood Story Himself - Interviewee 1996
MADtv Himself 1995
Radioland Murders Billy Barty / Himself 1994
Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart Prospector Pike 1994
Frasier Chris 1993
Marty's Corner Himself - Guest 1993
The Naked Truth The Bell Boy 1992
Jack's Place Old Man 1992
Life Stinks Willy 1991
The Rescuers Down Under Baitmouse 1990
Wishful Thinking Gypsy 1990
Bride of Violence Victor 1990
Diggin' Up Business Crosby 1990
Nasty Boys 1989
Uhf Noodles MacIntosh 1989
Lobster Man from Mars Mr. Throckmorton 1989
The Munsters Today Genie 1988
Willow High Aldwin 1988
Off the Mark The Little Russian 1987
DuckTales King Brian 1987
Masters Of The Universe Gwildor 1987
Snow White Iddy 1987
Rumpelstiltskin Rumpelstiltskin 1987
Body Slam Tim McClusky 1986
Tough Guys Philly 1986
Wildfire Dweedle (voice) 1986
American Masters Self 1986
Star Fairies Troll (voice) 1985
The Golden Girls Edgar Lindstrom 1985
Adventures of the Gummi Bears Nemo 1985
Legend Screwball 1985
Moonlighting Himself 1985
Night Patrol Captain Lewis 1984
Challenge of the GoBots Allorick 1984
Ace Crawford... Private Eye Inch 1983
Little People Himself 1982
Being Different 1981
Under The Rainbow Otto Kriegling 1981
Hardly Working Sammy 1980
Concrete Cowboys 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 1978
The Bay City Rollers Show Hugo 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
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 1975
The Godmothers The Hawk 1975
Phyllis Mr. Hollis 1975
The Ghost Busters The Rabbit 1975
The Lost Saucer Hugo 1975
The Day of the Locust Abe Kusich 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 World of Sid & Marty Krofft at the Hollywood Bowl Cleaning Lady 1973
Dusty's Trail Zeno 1973
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters Sigmund Ooze 1973
The Bobby Darin Show Cast Member 1973
The Waltons Tommy Trimble 1971
The Bugaloos Sparky the Firefly 1970
Pufnstuf Orville Pelican 1970
Love, American Style Mechanical Elf 1969
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Santa Claus 1967
The Joey Bishop Show Himself 1967
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Himself 1967
Jericho Giorgio 1966
Harum Scarum Baba 1965
Get Smart Marco, Upper Gemini 1965
Roustabout Billy 1964
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour The Barker 1962
The Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm The Court Jester 1962
The Joey Bishop Show Midget 1961
My Three Sons Billy Longfellow 1960
Thriller Sam 1960
Mr. Lucky Tommy the Midget 1959
Rawhide Shorty 1959
Bold Venture Manuel 1959
Peter Gunn Babby 1958
Shirley Temple's Storybook Dwarf 1958
Club Oasis Himself, Himself - Little Ol' Abner 1957
The Spike Jones Show Himself 1957
The Undead The Imp 1957
Circus Boy Little Tom 1956
The NBC Comedy Hour Himself - Comedian 1956
Alfred Hitchcock Presents George 1955
The Spike Jones Show Abdulla the Villain, Baby Spike, Figaro the Cat, Himself, Liberace, Peter Cottontail, Rumplestiltskin, Squeeky 1954
General Electric Theater Second Clown 1953
Mr. & Mrs. North Chinese Midget 1952
The Dennis Day Show Himself, Leprechaun 1952
The Red Skelton Hour Bellhop-Hotel Skit, Boxer California Killer (McPugg Sketch), Himself - The Maharajah of Kumquat, Little Man in Phone Booth, Mouse, Shorty, Sketch Player, Supporting Player, Surfer, UFO Spaceman 1951
The James Melton Show Himself 1951
The Colgate Comedy Hour Liberace 1950
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Santa Claus 1948
Studio One in Hollywood Himself 1948
The Milton Berle Show Himself - Comic Actor 1948
Nothing Sacred Boy Biting Wally's Ankle (uncredited) 1937
A Midsummer Night's Dream Mustard-Seed (as Fairie) 1935
Bride of Frankenstein Baby 1935
The Hollywood Gad-About Himself (uncredited) / The Brat (uncredited) 1934
Mickey's Medicine Man Billy McGuire 1934
Mickey's Rescue Billy McGuire 1934
Mickey's Minstrels Billy McGuire 1934
Roman Scandals Little Eddie (uncredited) 1933
Alice in Wonderland White Pawn / The Baby 1933
Mickey's Covered Wagon Billy McGuire 1933
Mickey's Tent Show Billy McGuire 1933
Footlight Parade 1933
Mickey's Touchdown Billy 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 1933
Mickey's Big Business Billy McGuire 1932
Mickey's Helping Hand Billy McGuire 1931
Mickey's Thrill Hunters Mickey's brother 1931
Mickey's Wildcats Mickey's brother 1931
Mickey's Rebellion Mickey's brother 1931
Daddy Long Legs Billy - Orphan (uncredited) 1931
Mickey's Stampede Mickey's Brother 1931
Soup to Nuts Junior (uncredited) 1930
Mickey's Warriors Billy McGuire - Mickey's Brother 1930
Mickey's Luck Billy McGuire 1930
Mickey's Champs Billy McGuire 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 / Mickey's Brother (unconfirmed) 1928
Idle Eyes Baby 1928
Mickey in School Billy McGuire (Baby) (unconfirmed) 1928
Mickey's Eleven Baby (unconfirmed) 1927
Mickey's Pals The Baby 1927
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