Herve Villechaize

Birthday: Apr 23, 1943
Birthplace: Paris, France
Supporting and character actor Herve Villechaize appeared in 13 feature films, but he is best remembered for playing Tattoo, Ricardo Montalban's chirpy sidekick on Fantasy Island (1978-1983). Born to a French father and English mother, Villechaize was a dwarf who stopped growing taller after hitting 3'9". Before becoming an actor, Villechaize studied art in Paris and New York. Deciding acting was the better venue, he studied under drama teacher Julie Bovasso. He made his feature film debut in The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971) and went on to play small "novelty" roles in exploitation and cult movies such as Malatesta's Carnival and Oliver Stone's Seizure (1974). One of his more notable roles was that of an evil dwarf in the James Bond thriller The Man With the Golden Gun (1974). Villechaize was married three times. On September 4, 1993, he fatally shot himself, allegedly to escape his many health problems.

Highest Rated Movies



91% The Kid Stays in the Picture Actor $1.4M 2002
No Score Yet The Telephone Voice on the Freeway 1988
0% Two Moon Junction Smiley 1988
42% Airplane 2 - The Sequel Little Breather 1982
88% Forbidden Zone King Fausto 1980
No Score Yet The One and Only Milton Miller 1978
No Score Yet Fantasy Island Tattoo 1977
No Score Yet Return to Fantasy Island Tattoo 1977
44% The Man with the Golden Gun Nick Nack 1974
No Score Yet Seizure (Queen of Evil) (Tango macabre) The Spider 1974
No Score Yet Crazy Joe Samson 1974
No Score Yet Malatesta's Carnival of Blood Actor 1973
50% Greaser's Palace Mr. Spitunia 1972
0% The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight Beppo 1971


No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes
  • 1984
No Score Yet Taxi
Herve Villechaize
  • 1980