Name Phil Fondacaro
Siblings Sal Fondacaro
|Born November 8, 1958 (age 64) (1958-11-08) New Orleans, Louisiana|
Spouse Elena Bertagnolli (m. 2001)
Movies Willow, Troll, Ghoulies II, The Garbage Pail Kids, Bordello of Blood
Similar People Charles Band, John Carl Buechler, Gilbert Adler, Tony Cox, Elena Bertagnolli
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 1983's Return of the Jedi, the third Star Wars film, as an Ewok, the only one to have a death scene. In 1985, he voiced Creeper in Disney's The Black Cauldron. 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. In the same year, he appeared as "Greaser Greg" in The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, a theatrical adaptation of the popular trading cards, performing the character in a costume while voice actor Jim Cummings provided the voice, and he played the Devil's diminutive minion in "The Yattering and Jack" episode of Tales from the Darkside. In 1988's Willow, he appeared alongside Warwick Davis, one of his Jedi co-stars.
Other prominent roles of Fondacaro's include "Hooded Dwarf" in Phantasm II, Cousin Itt in Addams Family Reunion, the villain's butler in Blood Dolls, the female vampire's "master" in Bordello of Blood, a shady con man in Land of the Dead, and a dramatic turn as a dwarf with an average-sized son in "A Clown's 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". He also starred in the 1993 children's film Double, Double, Toil and Trouble alongside Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, as Oscar.
Fondacaro is married to Elena Bertagnolli, manager of Verne Troyer. Fondacaro's brother Sal is also an actor, having appeared in Under the Rainbow, Return of the Jedi, and Invaders from Mars, all with his brother.