Michael J. Anderson

Highest Rated: 83% Mulholland Drive (2001)
Birthday: Oct 31, 1953
Birthplace: Not Available
The three-and-a-half-foot-tall American actor Michael J. Anderson is often referred to as the dwarf from Twin Peaks. His height is due to a bone condition called osteogenesis imperfecta. Credited as The Little Man From Another Place, he appeared in dream sequences talking backwards and dressed in a red suit. He also appeared in two other early '90s David Lynch projects, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Broken Hearted.Anderson had actually made his feature debut in the Canadian family film The Great Land of Small in 1987. During the '90s, he made television guest-star appearances on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Picket Fences, and The X-Files. After a brief role in Roger Corman's daytime miniseries The Phantom Eye, he joined the cast of the ABC daytime drama Port Charles as double agent Peter Zorn. In 2001, he reunited with Corman for the short-lived TV series Black Scorpion and reunited with David Lynch for a brief part in Mulholland Drive. Back in the realm of children's entertainment, Anderson also appeared in the action fantasy film Warriors of Virtue (1997) and the made-for-TV film Snow White: The Fairest of Them All (2001). Anderson's major breakthrough came in the 2003 HBO series Carnivàle as Samson, the leader of a traveling carnival in 1930s Dust Bowl America. Projects for 2004 include a starring role in Geofrey Hildrew's Big Time, opposite the seven-and-a-half-foot-tall Matthew McGrory from Tim Burton's Big Fish.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet There Is a New World Somewhere Music Store Clerk 2016
No Score Yet Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces Man From Another Place 2014
No Score Yet Snow White: The Fairest of Them All Sunday 2002
83% Mulholland Drive Mr. Roque $7.1M 2001
18% Warriors of Virtue Mudlap 1997
No Score Yet Ava's Magical Adventure Stretch 1994
64% Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me Man from Another Place 1992
13% Mannequin 2: On the Move Jewel Box Bearer 1991
No Score Yet Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Broken Hearted Actor 1990
No Score Yet The Great Land of Small Fritz / Le roi 1986

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Nathaniel "Biggie" Jones
  • 2010
53% Carnivàle
2003-2005
Samson
  • 2005
  • 2003
75% The X-Files
1993-2018
Mr. Nutt
  • 1995
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Rumpelstilskin
  • 1993
No Score Yet Picket Fences
1992-1996
  • 1992
89% Twin Peaks
1990-2017
Man From Another Place The Man From Another Place
  • 1991

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