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Herve Villechaize



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
92% The Kid Stays in the Picture
  • Actor
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
45% 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
40% Greaser's Palace
  • Mr. Spitunia
1972
No Score Yet The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
  • Beppo
1971

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
  • Himself

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