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Billy Barty (William John Bertanzetti)

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Biography

Millsboro, Pennsylvania, USA
Billy Barty was born William John Bertanzetti on October 25, 1924 in Millsboro, Pennsylvania. He began performing at age three and began making pictures in 1927. He played Mickey Rooney's little brother in the "Mickey McGuire" comedy shorts series. He was equally adept in both comedy and drama, and generally gives an added zest to any production he is associated with. He founded the Little People of America in 1957 and the Billy Barty Foundation in 1975. He possessed an immense talent and energetic charm that added a much needed shot in the arm to many series and films. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Shelby Boy

Over the Hill 1931

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Character: White Pawn / The Baby

Alice in Wonderland 1933

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Character: Baby in 'Pettin' in the Park' Number

Gold Diggers of 1933 1933

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Character: Mouse / Little Boy

Footlight Parade 1933

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Character: Mustard-Seed

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1935

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Character: Boy Biting Wally's Ankle

Nothing Sacred 1937

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Character: Clarinetist inside tuba

Fireman Save My Child 1954

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Character: Googy Gopher / Orville Pelican

Pufnstuf 1970

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Character: Artist / Costumed Characters

Fol-de-Rol 1972

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Character: Otto Kriegling

Under the Rainbow 1981

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Character: Himself

Radioland Murders 1994

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Character: Baitmouse

The Rescuers Down Under 1990

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Character: Iddy

Snow White 1987

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Character: Tim McClusky

Body Slam 1986

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Character: Bilbo / Sam

The Lord of the Rings 1978

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Character: Tommy Trimble

The Waltons 1971

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Character: Mort Cavanaugh

Trapper John, M.D. 1979

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Character: Little hold-up man

Chico and the Man 1974

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Character: Himself - Comic Actor

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Aloysis

Hart to Hart 1979

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Character: Abe Kusich

The Day of the Locust 1975

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Character: J.J. MacKuen

Foul Play 1978

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Character: Sam

Thriller 1960

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Character: Tommy the Midget

Mr. Lucky 1959

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