Top 10 Most Successful Little People in Hollywood

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Over the years, these actors have been called munchkins and midgets, but they’re people just like us. And some have used their height to their advantage to land major roles on television and in films that shot them up to fame.

Many of these stars have overcome stereotypes and are seen as full-fledged actors. As spokespeople for the Little People of America, they show that looks can be deceiving and even little people can become stars.

1. Peter Dinklage


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Net Worth: $10 Million

One of the most well-known faces in Hollywood after his role as Tyrion Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones, he has stayed alive so far with many of his costars kicking the bucket. He reportedly makes $150,000 per episode of Game of Thrones.

His success skyrocketed after his role in The Station Agent put him up for several nominations for Best Actor.

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
  • The Station Agent (2003)
  • Game of Thrones (2011-2016)

2. Warwick Davis


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Net Worth: $5 Million

The English little man, he got lead roles in Leprechaun and was a professor in the Harry Potter films. He seems to fancy the fantasy roles, and those suit him just fine.

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
  • Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • Harry Potter films (2001 – 2011)

3. Matthew Roloff


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Net Worth: $4.5 Million

Made famous from the reality TV show Little People Big World, he and his family have their own farmhouse and become a public attraction. They are currently on their eighth season of the series.

  • Little People, Big World (2010 – 2014)
  • Under the Rainbow (1981)
  • Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985)

4. Jason “Wee Man” Acuna


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Net Worth: $12 Million

Wee Man was the daredevil little man in from the MTV series. He would do dangerous stunts and appeared in dozens of television shows after making his mark on the TV series and the movie Jackass. He uses his small size to his advantage and proves you don’t have to be big to live bigger than life.

  • Jackass TV series (2000-2002)
  • Behaving Badly (2014)
  • Elf-Man (2012)

5. Deep Roy


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Net Worth: $500,000

The East-Indian actor played all the Oompa-Loompas from Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. he’s made numerous appearances on other big production films although he may have faded into the background in those roles.

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  • Star Trek: Into Darkness (2003)
  • The Neverending Story (1984)

6. Danny Woodburn


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Net Worth: $2 Million

You may remember him as Kramer’s close friend, Mickey Abbott in the TV series, Seinfeld. He’s landed more than 70 different roles on television shows and short films. He’s a successful comedian and went to Philadelphia’s Temple University’s School of Film and Theatre.

  • Seinfeld (1994-1998)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
  • Mirror Mirror (2002)

7. Verne Troyer


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Net Worth: $10 Million

Before he did “Mini Me” for the Austin Powers films, he appeared in over 30 different films and 20 different television shows. He even won an award for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me winning the award with Mike Myers as Best On-Screen Duo back in 1999.

  • Austin Powers (1999-2002)
  • The Imaginarium (2009)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

8. Kenny Baker


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Net Worth: $2 Million

Known for being in all the Star Wars films as the lovable R2D2. He also played as an Ewok in Return of the Jedi. That’s pretty impressive for a guy who’s 80 years old.

  • Star Wars films (1977-2015)
  • Casualty TV series (1992-2007)
  • The Battersea Ripper (2006)

9. Bridget Powers


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$5 Million

Not all the highest paid little people are men. The only lady to make it on the top ten, Bridget has worked with stars like George Clooney and Drew Barrymore. She also appeared in the HBO documentary, Cathouse, and the reality show The Surreal Life.

  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
  • S.W.A.T. (2003)
  • The League (2013-2014)

10. Joseph Anthony Cox


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Net Worth: $4 Million

This funnyman originally was a musical artist but caught the acting bug and was able to get onto several big major motion picture films. He also has done some voice acting for Disney.

  • Bad Santa (2003)
  • Oz the Great and Powerful (1983)
  • Me, Myself & Irene (2000)