Actor David Rappaport worked steadily on television and in feature films. As is typical with many dwarves, Rappaport was most frequently called upon to play small creatures, characters, or mythical figures as he did in Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits (1980). Rappaport launched his film career in Mysteries (1978), but he first appeared on television in the British children's series The Goodies (1970). On American television, Rappaport may best be remembered for starring in the season-long adventure series The Wizard (1986-1987) and for a recurring role on L.A. Law. Rappaport died of possibly self-inflicted gunshot wounds on May 2, 1990.