Born: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Phil Fondacaro (born November 8, 1958) is an American actor. A dwarf actor at 3 feet 6 inches (1.07 m), Fondacaro began acting in 1981, with the film Under the Rainbow.Fondacaro appeared in 1983s Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, the third Star Wars film, as an Ewok, the only one to have a death scene. In 1986, he portrayed the invisible friend of a young Michael Gerber in the Disney Sunday Movie Fuzz Bucket, and also appeared in the fantasy film Troll. In 1987, he portrayed Sir Nigel Pennyweight in the cult horror film Ghoulies II. His performance is frequently praised, and he has been called the best actor in the film. In the same year, he appeared as Greaser Greg in The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, a theatrical adaptation of the popular trading cards. In 1988s Willow, he appeared alongside Warwick Davis, one of his Jedi co-stars, who, thanks in large part to his Willow role, became one of the most famous dwarf actors in the film industry.Other prominent roles of Fondacaros include Hooded dwarf in Phantasm II, Cousin Itt in Addams Family Reunion, and a dramatic turn as a dwarf with an average-sized son in A Clowns Prayer, an episode of Touched by an Angel. He also played a dwarf with an average-sized daughter in the CSI episode, A Little Murder. He also had a recurring role on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch as Roland.Fondacaro is married to Elena Bertagnolli, manager of another famous dwarf actor, Verne Troyer, and is represented by his wifes company, Fonolli Management. Fondacaros brother Sal is also an actor, having appeared in Under the Rainbow, Return of the Jedi, and Invaders from Mars, all with his brother.Description above from the Wikipedia article Phil Fondacaro, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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