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Top 50 Shortest Actors Of All Time

Shivam ParasharShivam-Posted Jan 17, 2022


Short Actors

 

There was a time when it was understood that one had to not only be talented and good-looking but also tall to be considered fit enough to be a movie star.

 

However, times have changed and actresses today do not have to stand on lower steps or bend to give the impression that their fellow male co-star is taller than them.

 

The long-standing tradition of seeing the leading men of the industry stand on a box to appear taller than they usually are is waning for good.

 

It appears that height has ceased to be a prerequisite for people who wish to try their hands at acting.

 

It is not surprising then that a lot many popular men in the movies are not all that tall today.

 

That said, being short cannot deter someone from achieving their desired goals or from doing something that people who are a few inches taller can.

 

We have a lot many examples to substantiate the aforementioned sentence. While Tom Cruise, at 5-foot-7, has for long been called the most popular motion picture star in the world, an actor like Peter Dinklage has also set new benchmarks in the industry by playing especially sketched shorter characters for the screen; television or otherwise.

 

Needless to say, the fact that roles are specifically being written for actors who are not too tall speaks volumes about both the changing perception and trend in show business.

 

Having said that, let us now take a look at 50 of the shortest popular actors in the world who have gone on to prove that being short is not a flaw and that one's personality cannot be called agreeable only because they happen to be tall.

 

Note: This list has been compiled based on the height of the mentioned actors with the tallest among them placed at the bottom and the shortest at the top.

 

The rankings have nothing to do with the popularity of the performers.

 

 

50. Jesse Adam Eisenberg

 

Jesse Adam Eisenberg

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 5, 1983
Place of Birth Queens, New York, United States of America 
Height 171 centimeters 
Debut Year 1999
Debut TV Show Get Real

 

One among only five actors born in the 1980s to have been nominated for an Academy Award, Jesse Adam Eisenberg is someone who was ready to give his career a kick-start while in high school itself.

 

He rose to prominence with his diligent portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg in the biographical drama, titled 'The Social Network'.

 

Jesse Adam Eisenberg has also featured in other popular feature films like 'Zombieland', 'The Squid and the Whale', and 'Now You See Me' among others.

 

 

49. Wayne Elliot Knight

 

Wayne Elliot Knight

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 7, 1955
Place of Birth New York, New York, United States of America 
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 1979
Debut Film The Wanderers

 

Wayne Elliot Knight might be a performer who is known best for his character sketch Newman the mailman on the acclaimed American sitcom titled 'Seinfeld', but he is also someone who has been a part of several other television shows like 'The Exes', '3rd Rock from the Sun', and 'Catscratch'.

 

Popular for his trademark glasses and high-pitched voice, the actor has also appeared in motion pictures like 'Jurassic Park', 'JFK', and 'Space Jam' among others.

 

 

48. Jack Gleeson

 

Jack Gleeson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 20, 1992
Place of Birth Cork, Ireland
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 2002
Debut Film Reign of Fire

 

Starring as King Joffrey I Baratheon in arguably the most popular television show in the world titled 'Game of Thrones', Jack Gleeson has now partially detached himself from acting.

 

The Irish actor, who won a lot of well-deserved critical acclaim for portraying Joffrey Baratheon with remarkable conviction, now apparently partakes in independent theatre.

 

That being said, Jack Gleeson was also seen in the BBC miniseries titled 'Out of Her Mind' in the year 2020.

 

Whether he decides to continue with mainstream acting or not, he will always be remembered for his spectacular performance as the wicked King Joffrey.

 

 

47. Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence

 

Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 16, 1965
Place of Birth Frankfurt, Hesse, West Germany
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 1987
Debut TV Show What's Happening Now!!

 

Even though the actor in Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence has made his presence felt by featuring in motion pictures like 'Big Momma's House', 'Bad Boys',  and 'Blue Streak', he continues to get it right when it comes to stand-up comedy as well.

 

A writer and producer in his own right, Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence is mostly seen playing roles of either a thief or a cop in films.

 

He has even had the privilege of having his own sitcom titled 'Martin' for a handful of years in the 1990s.

 

 

46. Simon Maxwell Helberg

 

Simon Maxwell Helberg

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 9, 1980
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America 
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 1999
Debut Film Mumford

 

The second short actor from the well-received television series titled 'The Big Bang Theory' to make it to our list, Simon Maxwell Helberg is a comedian par excellence.

 

He began his acting career by doing brief roles on television at the age of 19 and, therefore, was able to establish himself as a good sketch comedian and character actor.

 

Having said that, our readers would be well aware of the fact that Simon Maxwell Helberg is popular for his magnificent character sketch on the long-running and immensely popular show, 'The Big Bang Theory'.

 

Needless to say, while the show may have fallen short on tall actors, it managed to make a terrific impact on the minds of its viewers nonetheless.

 

 

45. William Edward "Billy" Crystal

 

William Edward "Billy" Crystal

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 17, 1948
Place of Birth Manhattan, New York City, United States of America 
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 1976
Debut TV Show All in the Family

 

This talented actor is also a director, producer, writer, and resourceful comedian. After having gained significance in the 1970s and 1980s for his television parts in 'Soap' and 'Saturday Night Live' respectively, Billy Crystal decided to pursue a career in acting in Hollywood.

 

He was soon seen featuring in some critically and commercially successful mainstream feature films like 'The Princess Bride', 'Running Sacred', 'Rabbit Test', and 'When Harry Met Sally...' among others.

 

Among the numerous accolades that he has received, the one that solidifies his status as a performer is the fact that he has earned six Primetime Emmy Awards.

 

In addition to this, he has also hosted the Oscars nine times.

 

 

44. David John Franco

 

David John Franco

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 12, 1985
Place of Birth Palo Alto, California, United States of America 
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 2006
Debut TV Show 7th Heaven

 

The younger brother to famous actor James Franco, Dave Franco is a screen performer, voice actor, and director - in that order.

 

One can find Dave Franco trying to entertain the audience in motion pictures like 'Now You See Me', '21 Jump Street', 'Fright Night', and 'Warm Bodies' among others.

 

Not only that but he was also apparently among the first actors to be considered to play the role of Edward Cullen in the hit franchise of 'Twilight' films.

 

Taking inspiration from his older brother James Franco, Dave Franco has also started to try his hands at directing movies now.

 

The horror feature 'The Rental' is his debut as a filmmaker.

 

 

43. Martin Sheen

 

Martin Sheen

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 3, 1940
Place of Birth Dayton, Ohio, United States of America 
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 1970
Debut TV Show Insight

 

Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez, whose screen name is Martin Sheen, was first noticed for his roles in feature films like 'Badlands' and 'The Subject Was Roses'.

 

However, he received wide critical acclaim for his performance in the cult classic, titled 'Apocalypse Now', in which he was seen playing Captain Benjamin Willard.

 

Aside from the aforementioned motion pictures, Martin Sheen has also appeared in shows like 'The West Wing' and 'Grace and Frankie'.

 

While his performance in 'Apocalypse Now' earned him a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor, he ended up winning the Best Actor award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival for his excellent performance in 'Badlands'.

 

 

42. David Wayne Spade

 

David Wayne Spade

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 22, 1964
Place of Birth Birmingham, Michigan, United States of America 
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 1987
Debut Film Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol

 

David Spade, who was in a collaboration with 'Saturday Night Live' for six years, is an actor, television host, writer, and stand-up comedian.

 

Following his stint with Saturday Night Live, David Spade decided to feature in motion pictures and television shows.

 

His role in 'Just Shoot Me' earned him a deserving Emmy Award nomination. David Spade is also known to be a prankster in real-life and since his comic timing is good, he is mostly seen portraying sarcastic and obnoxious characters on the screen.

 

 

41. Zachary Knight Galifianakis

 

Zachary Knight Galifianakis

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 1, 1969
Place of Birth Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States of America 
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 1997
Debut TV Show Boston Common

 

Who is a movie buff and has not yet seen the blockbuster cult comedy, 'The Hangover?' Absolutely nobody!

 

And take our word for it, those who have loved 'The Hangover' trilogy of movies, have ended up adoring the goofy Zach Galifianakis even more.

 

An actor and comedian like no other, Zach Galifianakis has played several exciting supporting roles in motion pictures like 'Due Date', 'Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)', and 'The Campaign' among other notable features.

 

He continues to be a scene-stealer in films and shows that he is a part of.

 

 

40. Jonah Hill Feldstein

 

Jonah Hill Feldstein

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 20, 1983
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America 
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 2004
Debut Film I Heart Huckabees

 

Jonah Hill Feldstein, who started his career on a rather modest note, is quite a known name in the industry today.

 

After having begun with a part in 'I Heart Huckabees', he managed to star in some incredibly popular mainstream motion pictures like 'Superbad', 'The Wolf of Wall Street', 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall', 'This is the End', War Dogs' and the recently released, 'Don't Look Up.' This two-time Academy Award nominee may not be very sensitive about his height, but he certainly takes it personally when people question him about his weight.

 

Be that as it may, the actor has been working on his fitness and continues to enchant us with his comedic on-screen enactments.

 

 

39. James McAvoy

 

James McAvoy

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 21, 1979
Place of Birth Glasgow, United Kingdom
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 1995
Debut Film The Near Room

 

This popular Scottish actor, who is seen doing both stage and movie roles, is known to be a part of some really acclaimed motion pictures.

 

James McAvoy has elevated feature films like 'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe', 'Split', 'Atonement', 'Glass', and the 'X-Men' franchise with his delightful presence.

 

That being said, he is not really known for playing traditional lead characters. Also, not many people are aware of the fact that James McAvoy did not originally plan to be a motion picture star.

 

He aspired to be a missionary or a naval officer so that he could have the privilege of traveling the globe.

 

 

38. Martin John Christopher Freeman

 

Martin John Christopher Freeman

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 8, 1971
Place of Birth Aldershot, United Kingdom
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 1997
Debut TV Show The Bill

 

Martin Freeman is an acclaimed English actor who is mostly seen playing your usual "everyday" guy who gets himself involved in rather bizarre circumstances.

 

Even though he has been a part of motion pictures such as 'Shaun of the Dead', 'Love Actually ', 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', and 'Hot Fuzz', he is widely known for portraying Bilbo Baggins in the 'Lord of the Rings' movies and Dr. John Watson in the television series titled 'Sherlock'.

 

Martin Freeman's efforts have also been acknowledged as he has been honored with a BAFTA Award, an Emmy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, respectively.

 

 

37. Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller

 

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 30, 1965
Place of Birth New York, New York, United States of America 
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 1986
Debut TV Show Kate & Allie

 

Son of acclaimed comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, Ben Stiller is not only an excellent screen performer, but he is also a producer, writer, director, and comedian.

 

Popular for playing arrogant and awkward characters on celluloid, Ben Stiller has appeared in some well-known hits like 'Meet the Parents', 'Night at the Museum', 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty', and 'There’s Something About Mary' among others.

 

Ben Stiller has been honored with several MTV Movie Awards, a Britannia Award, a Teen Choice Award, and an Emmy Award, respectively.

 

 

36. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

 

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 3, 1962
Place of Birth Syracuse, New York, United States of America 
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 1981
Debut Film Endless Love

 

Undoubtedly one of the most popular and highest-paid feature film stars in the world, Tom Cruise has headlined some massive box office blockbusters like 'Top Gun', 'Born on the Fourth of July', 'The Color of Money', and 'Rainman'.

 

By the dawn of the 1990s, it was well-established that Tom Cruise was one of the wealthiest screen performers in the whole world.

 

He continued to star in some insanely popular movies like 'Interview with the Vampire', 'Jerry McGuire' and 'American Made' among others.

 

Having said that, Tom Cruise is better known today for playing Ethan Hunt in the 'Mission: Impossible' series of films that are a rage at the ticket windows globally.

 

 

35. Alfredo James Pacino

 

Alfredo James Pacino

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 25, 1940
Place of Birth East Harlem, New York, United States of America 
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 1969
Debut Film Me, Natalie

 

Al Pacino is someone who requires no introduction. One of Hollywood's most-admired screen legends ever, he had a fabulous stage career before deciding to grace the movies with his presence.

 

After Al Pacino was selected to play Michael Corleone in 'The Godfather', he continued to scale new heights of success.

 

Al Pacino proceeded to win hearts with his mind-blowing performances in films like 'Serpico', 'Dog Day Afternoon', 'Scarface', and 'Danny Collins' among others.

 

His short height never stopped the writers from sketching powerful and affluent characters for him.

 

It is not surprising then that Hollywood's biggest short man has received two Tony Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and an Academy Award, respectively.

 

But, let’s be honest; no award can ever do justice to Al Pacino’s unmatched stature as a movie star.

 

 

34. Emilio Estévez

 

Emilio Estévez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 12, 1962
Place of Birth Staten Island, New York, United States of America 
Height 169 centimeters 
Debut Year 1973
Debut Film Badlands

 

It seems like Emilio Estevez and his family share a strong liking for show business.

 

We assert this because we are conscious of the fact that our readers would be more than familiar with the names of at least two of his other family members who are a part of the industry.

 

His brother Charlie Sheen and father Martin Sheen have entertained us for the longest time.

 

Emilio Estevez has featured in some truly admired cult classics like 'The Breakfast Club', 'The Outsiders', and 'St.

 

Elmo’s Fire'. That said, he has also strived to try his hands at making independent features.

 

He has been seen putting on the director's hat for films like 'The Public' and 'Bobby', respectively.

 

 

33. Aziz Ismail Ansari

 

Aziz Ismail Ansari

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 23, 1983
Place of Birth Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America 
Height 168 centimeters 
Debut Year 2004
Debut TV Show Uncle Morty's Dub Shack

 

Aziz Ansari, who is recognized for his character play of Tom Haverford on the show 'Parks and Recreation', is an actor and comedian.

 

Not only is Aziz Ismail Ansari known for the aforementioned show, but he is also noticed for mostly wearing well-tailored suits.

 

Even though he has featured in short roles in motion pictures like 'Get Him To The Greek' and 'I Love You', his proudest achievement by far would be the development of the Netflix series titled 'Master of None'; a show that earned him two Emmys and a Golden Globe Award in the departments of acting and writing, respectively.

 

 

32. Elijah Wood

 

Elijah Wood

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 28, 1981
Place of Birth Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America 
Height 168 centimeters 
Debut Year 1989
Debut Film Back to the Future Part II

 

Elijah Wood, who commenced his film career as a child artist, has featured in motion pictures like 'Radio Flyer', 'The Good Son', and 'Paradise' among others.

 

However, he will forever be known for his fantastic character play of Frodo Baggins in the cult classic film franchise 'Lord of the Rings', which brought him fame and acclaim in equal measure.

 

Elijah Wood is an ardent music lover who owns thousands of music CDs at home.

 

Our readers would be intrigued to know that he is also sometimes mistaken for Daniel Radcliffe of the 'Harry Potter' fame.

 

That is probably because they both share similar height and face structures.

 

 

31. Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black

 

Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 28, 1969
Place of Birth Santa Monica, California, United States of America 
Height 168 centimeters 
Debut Year 1991
Debut Film Our Shining Moment

 

This actor is not only known for his great comic timing, but also his knack for singing.

 

Jack Black is majorly seen playing ignorant and man-child-like characters on celluloid. For some peculiar reason, his mocking of the authority does not come across as offensive at all.

 

Short as he may be, Jack Black has confidently starred alongside taller actresses like Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

 

He is known for appearing in feature films like the 'Jumanji' franchise, 'School of Rock', 'Tropic Thunder', and 'Shallow Hal' among others.

 

 

30. Danny Trejo

 

Danny Trejo

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 16, 1944 
Place of Birth Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, United States of America 
Height 167 centimeters 
Debut Year 1985
Debut Film Runaway Train

 

Danny Trejo, who is best known for having starred in cult motion pictures like 'Machete' and 'Desperado', is also a boxer apart from being an actor for the screen.

 

In fact, he has managed to win both the lightweight and welterweight titles as a professional boxer.

 

Our viewers would be pleased to know that after serving time for robbery and drug-related charges, he came back a better man.

 

Danny Trejo has also tried his hands at training actors in boxing on the sets of a feature film like 'Runaway Train'.

 

Needless to say, albeit accidentally, he was even offered a role in the movie. Danny Trejo has appeared in a lot many movies and he is best-known for playing villainous roles.

 

 

29. Dustin Lee Hoffman

 

Dustin Lee Hoffman

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 8, 1937
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America 
Height 167 centimeters 
Debut Year 1961
Debut TV Show Naked City

 

One of Hollywood's well-known veteran stars, Dustin Lee Hoffman has made a name for himself in the industry by playing difficult and unconventional roles.

 

Not only has he been appreciated for portraying a crippled street hustler in the feature 'Midnight Cowboy' but he also went a step ahead by shocking everyone with his enactment of an autistic but adorable man in 'Rain Man'; a motion picture that also starred Tom Cruise.

 

That said, Dustin Hoffman has also been seen playing key roles in several noteworthy stage plays.

 

 

28. Jackie Earle Haley

 

Jackie Earle Haley

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 14, 1961
Place of Birth Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United States of America 
Height 166 centimeters 
Debut Year 1972
Debut Film The Outside Man

 

Jackie Earle Haley started his career in the movies as a child, and by the time he was a teenager, he had made his presence felt in some notable classic teen features like 'Breaking Away' and 'The Bad News Bears'.

 

After having worked in the film industry for quite a few years, Jackie Earle Haley decided to take an extended pause from performing.

 

That said, he prepared for a comeback in the year 2006 and has starred in motion pictures like 'A Nightmare on Elm Street', 'The Watchmen', and 'All the King’s Men' among others since then.

 

 

27. Jonathan Taylor Thomas

 

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 8, 1981
Place of Birth Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States of America 
Height 165 centimeters 
Debut Year 1990
Debut TV Show The Bradys

 

If one observes the career of Jonathan Taylor Thomas, one would come to realize that he began modeling and acting in commercials from the tender age of 7 itself.

 

Luck soon favored the actor as he was selected to play the role of the son of comedian Tim Allen's character in the television series, titled 'Home Improvement'.

 

Following his stint in the show, Jonathan Taylor Thomas also tried his hands at voicing a host of animated characters.

 

He was even seen featuring in motion pictures like 'Man of the House' and 'Tom and Huck' among others.

 

 

26. Breckin Erin Meyer

 

Breckin Erin Meyer

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 7, 1974
Place of Birth Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America 
Height 165 centimeters 
Debut Year 1988
Debut TV Show The Wonder Years

 

An actor, musician, and producer, Breckin Erin Meyer has starred in motion pictures like 'Clueless, 'Road Trip', and 'Rat Race' to name a few.

 

Our readers would be intrigued to know the fact that Breckin Erin Meyer went to high school with actress Drew Barrymore.

 

Not only that but she even helped him kick-start his film career by acquainting him to her personal agent.

 

Breckin Erin Meyer was also a drummer in a punk band and is known to have set up a production company with fellow actors Ryan Phillippe and Seth Green.

 

 

25. Scott Andrew Caan

 

Scott Andrew Caan

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 23, 1976
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America 
Height 165 centimeters 
Debut Year 1994
Debut Film A Boy Called Hate

 

Son of esteemed veteran actor James Caan, Scott Caan is an actor, photographer, hip-hop singer, and movie maker.

 

Scott Caan has made his presence felt in motion pictures such as 'Into the Blue', 'Friends With Money', the 'Ocean's 11' series, and 'Gone in 60 Seconds' among others.

 

He has directed a feature film called 'Dallas 362' and has also had a recurring part to play on the television series, titled 'Entourage'.

 

In addition, he is known for playing Detective Sergeant Danny "Danno" Williams on the television series 'Hawaii Five-0'.

 

 

24. Bradley Darryl Wong

 

Bradley Darryl Wong

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 24, 1960
Place of Birth San Francisco, California, United States of America 
Height 165 centimeters 
Debut Year 1983
Debut Film No Big Deal

 

This stage and television actor has made a name for himself by featuring in television shows like 'Mr. Robot', 'Gotham', and 'Law & Order: SVU', respectively. That being said, Bradley Darryl Wong has also appeared in movies of the 'Jurassic World' franchise.

 

A point to be noted about him is the fact that after he received a Tony Award for his performance in 'M. Butterfly', he ended up becoming the only actor in the history of Broadway to have won the Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, Theatre World Award, Drama Desk Award for the same character play.

 

 

23. Richard Stephen Dreyfuss

 

Richard Stephen Dreyfuss

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 29, 1947
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, United States of America 
Height 165 centimeters 
Debut Year 1964
Debut TV Show Karen

 

Richard Stephen Dreyfus was quite a name in the 1970s and the 1980s. The actor, who also works on the stage and television, has been a part of feature films such as 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind', 'Jaws', 'Mr. Holland’s Opus', 'W', 'Tin Men', 'Down and Out in Beverly Hills', and 'The Goodbye Girl' to name a few.

 

Known for frequently collaborating with film director Steven Speilberg, Richard Stephen Dreyfuss is still working hard for the screen and his presence in titles like 'Daughter of the Wolf' and 'The Last Laugh' is a testament to the fact.

 

 

22. Joshua Ryan Hutcherson

 

Joshua Ryan Hutcherson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 12, 1992
Place of Birth Union, Kentucky, United States of America 
Height 165 centimeters 
Debut Year 2002
Debut Film Becoming Glen

 

Josh Hutcherson, who is both a screen performer and a producer, started his acting career in the early 2000s by appearing in several motion picture and television series.

 

Even though Joshua Ryan Hutcherson has been seen and appreciated in popular movies like 'Little Manhattan' and 'Bridge to Tarabitha', he is going to be best remembered for his character play of Peeta Mellark in the 'Hunger Games' series of films.

 

His performance in the 'Hunger Games' franchise also earned him a People's Choice Award and three MTV Movie Awards, respectively.

 

 

21. Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong

 

Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 13, 1969
Place of Birth Detroit, Michigan, United States of America 
Height 165 centimeters 
Debut Year 1997
Debut TV Show The Big Easy

 

One of the most distinct personalities to make it to our list, Ken Jeong is not only a terrific comedian and a talented actor, but, as surprising as it may be to our readers, he is also a doctor.

 

The man is registered as a physician in the state of California and keeps his license current and updated.

 

Well known for his trademark high-pitched tone, Ken Jeong made his screen debut playing a doctor itself in the romantic comedy titled, 'Knocked Up'.

 

However, he soon started to grab more eyeballs after having enthralled the viewers with his presence in 'The Hangover' series of films.

 

Aside from the aforementioned features, Ken Jeong has also been a part of motion pictures like 'Crazy Rich Asians' and funny television shows such as 'Dr. Ken' and 'Community'.

 

 

20. John Mark Galecki

 

John Mark Galecki

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 30, 1975
Place of Birth Bree, Limburg, Belgium
Height 165 centimeters 
Debut Year 1987
Debut Film Time Out for Dad

 

Even though Johnny Galecki has appeared in a number of stage plays, movies, and television shows, he is best remembered for his fantastic portrayal of a geeky physicist on the acclaimed sitcom, 'The Big Bang Theory'.

 

John Mark Galecki kick-started his career as a child actor at the tender age of 7 by appearing in a play like 'Fiddler on the Roof'.

 

He decided to move to Hollywood at the age of 14 to feature in the television series, titled 'American Dreamer'; and has, since then, starred in movies like 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation', 'Prancer', and 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' among others.

 

 

19. Nathan Lane

 

Nathan Lane

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 3, 1956
Place of Birth Jersey City, New Jersey, United States of America 
Height 165 centimeters 
Debut Year 1981
Debut Film Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls

 

Nathan Lane has been performing for over 40 years now. His resounding career has put him both on stage and in motion pictures like 'The Bird Cage' and 'The Producers' among others.

 

The actor, who has received several nominations at the Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Awards, was also seen in a recurring role in shows such as 'Modern Family' and 'The Good Wife'.

 

He has also won three Tony Awards for his performances. Nathan Lane attempts to play characters that are energetic and at least partially bizarre at the same time

 

 

18. Thomas Anthony Hollander

 

Thomas Anthony Hollander

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 25, 1967
Place of Birth Bristol, United Kingdom
Height 165 centimeters 
Debut Year 1981
Debut Film John Diamond

 

Tom Hollander is yet another English actor who kick-started his professional acting career at a tender age itself.

 

A competent character actor known for his great comic timing and knack for playing difficult roles, Thomas Anthony Hollander first made an appearance at the age of 14 in a BBC television feature titled 'John Diamond'.

 

He began to try his luck in the movies soon after completing his graduation from the university.

 

Thomas Anthony Hollander is known to have appeared in period dramas and political satires. Some of the well-known titles in which he has appeared are as follows: 'Pride and Prejudice', 'In the Loop', 'Dr. Thorne', 'Gosford Park', 'Rev', and 'In the Thick of It' among others.

 

 

17. Tobias Edward Heslewood Jones

 

Tobias Edward Heslewood Jones

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 7, 1966
Place of Birth Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Height 165 centimeters 
Debut Year 1992
Debut Film Orlando

 

Since Toby Jones comes from a family that has dedicated their life to cinema, it is not in the least bit surprising that he turned out to be an award-winning performer.

 

Toby Jones has had a well-regarded career on stage, in the movies, and on the television.

 

While he is globally popular for voicing Dobby the House Elf in the 'Harry Potter' film franchise, he has also played both Alfred Hitchcock and writer Truman Capote in well-received motion pictures.

 

That said, Toby Jones has also appeared in blockbuster franchises such as 'Captain America' and 'The Hunger Games'.

 

 

16. Francisco James Muniz IV

 

Francisco James Muniz IV

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 5, 1985
Place of Birth Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, United States of America 
Height 165 centimeters 
Debut Year 1997
Debut Film To Dance With Olivia

 

Frankie Muniz, who was born Francisco James Muniz IV, is not only a screen performer but also a musician.

 

Mostly known for playing an integral part in the television series 'Malcolm in the Middle', Frankie Muniz started his career in the show business as a child actor itself.

 

Francisco James Muniz IV has played a role in feature films like 'Racing Stripes', 'Agent Cody Banks', 'Big Fat Liar', and 'Deuces Wild' among others.

 

That said, his performance in 'Malcolm in the Middle' brought him two Golden Globe Award nominations and an Emmy Award nomination, respectively.

 

 

15. Woody Allen

 

Woody Allen

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 30, 1935
Place of Birth New York City, United States of America 
Height 165 centimeters
Debut Year 1965
Debut Film What's New Pussycat?

 

Woody Allen, who was born Allan Stewart Konigsberg, is a veteran film director, actor, writer, and comedian.

 

Believe it or not, the man has set a benchmark in each of the aforementioned departments.

 

It is not surprising then to find him writing, directing, and performing in his movies because he has simply been so good.

 

Some of his feature films like 'Midnight in Paris', 'Annie Hall', 'The Purple Rose of Cairo', 'Match Point', and 'Blue Jasmine' have opened to widespread critical acclaim.

 

Needless to mention, Woody Allen has been a recipient of several awards. Better still, he has received sixteen nominations as a screenwriter at the Oscars.

 

 

14. Daniel Jacob Radcliffe

 

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 23, 1989
Place of Birth Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Height 165 centimeters 
Debut Year 1999
Debut TV Show David Copperfield

 

The 'Harry Potter' film franchise defined one entire generation and the actor spearheading the project became one of the youngest global stars in cinema history.

 

Daniel Jacob Radcliffe might have started his career in motion pictures by playing the young version of the protagonist in the mini-series titled 'David Copperfield', but he will forever be our Harry Potter.

 

Daniel Radcliffe has also made his presence felt on the stage; primarily in the West End play titled 'Equus'.

 

That said, he has worked in a number of feature films such as 'What If', 'The Woman in Black' and 'Victor Frankenstein' among others.

 

This globally popular name has been nominated for a plethora of well-deserved awards for his performances.

 

 

13. Nicholas George Mohammed

 

Nicholas George Mohammed

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 4, 1980
Place of Birth Leeds, United Kingdom
Height 164 centimeters 
Debut Year 2006
Debut Film No Easy Task with Daniel Thornthwaite

 

This British writer, actor, and comedian may have been in show business for over fifteen years now, but he is best known for portraying Nathan on the successful and acclaimed Apple TV+ show titled 'Ted Lasso'.

 

Having said that, the actor has made an appearance in motion pictures like 'The Martian', 'Bridget Jones' Baby', 'The Kid Who Would Be King', and 'Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse' as well.

 

Nicholas George Mohammed, who has also voiced the piglet from the feature film 'Christopher Robin', is set to make a comeback in the third and much-awaited season of Ted Lasso.

 

 

12. Jason Alexander

 

Jason Alexander

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 23, 1959
Place of Birth Newark, New Jersey, United States of America 
Height 164 centimeters
Debut Year 1981
Debut Film The Burning

 

Jay Scott Greenspan, who is known by his stage name Jason Alexander, is an actor, director, and producer.

 

Among the various cinematic achievements of the man, the one that truly stands out is his character sketch in the smash-hit comedy television series, titled 'Seinfeld'.

 

Jason Alexander played the role of George Costanza on 'Seinfeld' that ended up bringing him seven consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards nominations and four Golden Globe Awards nominations, respectively.

 

That said, Jason Alexander is mostly seen playing socially awkward characters. He has also appeared in feature films like 'Pretty Woman' and 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' among others.

 

 

11. Michael J. Fox

 

Michael J. Fox

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 9, 1961
Place of Birth Edmonton, Canada
Height 163 centimeters 
Debut Year 1978
Debut TV Show The Magic Lie

 

Michael Andrew Fox, who is known by his stage name Michael J. Fox, is an actor who has been working as a screen performer ever since he was a child; landing his debut role in a television show at the tender age of 10.

 

Even though his breakthrough role was on the television series titled 'Family Ties', Michael J. Fox is majorly known for his character play of Marty McFly in the 'Back to the Future' series of films.

 

At the age of 30, Michael J. Fox was unfortunately diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and, therefore, had to retire from acting.

 

The actor has also stabilized a foundation that has apparently managed to raise close to 1 billion dollars for study into the treatment of the disease.

 

 

10. Seth Benjamin Green

 

Seth Benjamin Green

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 8, 1974
Place of Birth Overbrook Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America 
Height 163 centimeters 
Debut Year 1984
Debut Film The Hotel New Hampshire

 

This actor, producer, film director, and scriptwriter has appeared in some known mainstream features such as 'The Italian Job', the 'Austin Powers' series of movies, 'Dear Dictator', 'Sexy, Evil Genius', and 'Can’t Hardly Wait' among others.

 

In addition to his motion picture credits, Seth Benjamin Green has also been the voice of a popular character on the hit television series called 'Family Guy'.

 

Not only that but the man was also the producer, writer, director, and voice actor on the movie titled 'Robot Chicken'.

 

Our readers would be delighted to know the fact that Seth Benjamin Green has always had a fascination for space travel and that he even ended up making a public service announcement for NASA once.

 

 

9. Joseph Frank Pesci

 

Joseph Frank Pesci

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 9, 1943
Place of Birth Newark, New Jersey, United States of America 
Height 163 centimeters 
Debut Year 1961
Debut Film Hey, Let's Twist!

 

Those who have seen Martin Scorsese's classic features like 'Raging Bull', 'Goodfellas', 'Casino', and 'The Irishman' would be familiar with not only the fact that they all star the great Robert De Niro, but also that they have Joe Pesci playing a pivotal in each of them.

 

A veteran actor who has his enigmatic charisma and class, Joseph Frank Pesci is best known and well-regarded for playing tough guys and volatile characters on celluloid.

 

Joe Pesci, who has also appeared in fabulous comedy features like 'My Cousin Vinnie' and the 'Home Alone' franchise of films, started his career as a child actor and was first featured on a television series that was called 'Star Time Kids'.

 

That said, not many people know that Joseph Frank Pesci has an affinity for playing the guitar and has, in fact, even recorded an album.

 

Also, one cannot rule out the fact that some of his best titles have come after he has collaborated with director Martin Scorsese and fellow actor Robert De Niro.

 

 

8. Nathan McMullen

 

Nathan McMullen

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 13, 1988
Place of Birth Liverpool, United Kingdom
Height 162 centimeters 
Debut Year 2010
Debut TV Show Casualty

 

Best known for appearing in television shows like 'Casualty', 'The Driver', 'The Misfits', and 'Dr. Who', Nathan McMullen has also made his presence felt on the stage by featuring in productions such as 'A Clockwork Orange', 'Macbeth', and 'Paint Your Wagon'.

 

Our readers would be pleased to know that in 2003 when Nathan McMullen was only 15, he was dubbed "Young Comic of the Year" by Liverpool Echo during the Liverpool Comic Festival.

 

Needless to say, the actor has had the desire to entertain for the longest time.

 

 

7. Kevin Darnell Hart

 

Kevin Darnell Hart

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 6, 1979
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America 
Height 162 centimeters 
Debut Year 2002
Debut Film Paper Soldiers 

 

Kevin Hart may get a lot of grief for being short and even though he is shorter than his beloved wife, his stature as a comedian only continues to scale new heights of success in the industry.

 

The fact that he is much shorter than many of his fellow comedians and actors in show business does not stop him from getting decent film roles, most of which are witty.

 

It is not surprising then that this comedian/actor/producer has also featured in mainstream titles like 'Central Intelligence' (along with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson), 'The Upside', 'Grudge Match', and 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' among others.

 

A trivia about Kevin Hart would be that he used to work full-time in comedy clubs before getting his big break in the motion pictures.

 

 

6. Patton Peter Oswalt

 

Patton Peter Oswalt

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 27, 1969
Place of Birth Portsmouth, Virginia, United States of America 
Height 161 centimeters 
Debut Year 1994
Debut TV Show Seinfeld

 

This actor and screenwriter is also a rock-solid comedian who had his comedy specials on channels like Comedy Central and HBO.

 

Known for playing characters that are nerdy, Patton Peter Oswalt has also made his presence felt in motion pictures and on the television.

 

That said, while Patton Peter Oswalt has appeared in movies like 'Magnolia' and 'Blade: Trinity', and has voiced the main character in 'Ratatouille', he is best known for his roles on television shows like 'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' and 'King of Queens', respectively.

 

 

5. Robert Michael Schneider

 

Robert Michael Schneider

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 31, 1963
Place of Birth San Francisco, California, United States of America 
Height 161 centimeters 
Debut Year 1989
Debut TV Show 227

 

Robert Michael Schneider is a known actor today but before he signed up for the profession, he was a dynamic stand-up comic and has been a veteran of the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live.

 

Also a writer and director, Rob Schneider used to do standup as the opening act for far more popular comedians of the time, namely Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno.

 

Even though he is mostly seen sharing the screen space with fellow actor Adam Sandler, he has worked with other prominent names of the industry as well.

 

That being said, Robert Michael Schneider has been seen in motion pictures like 'Grown Ups', 'Big Daddy', 'The Hot Chick', 'Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo', and 'Men Behaving Badly' among others.

 

 

4. David Anthony Faustino

 

David Anthony Faustino

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 3, 1974
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America 
Height 160 centimeters 
Debut Year 1974
Debut TV Show Lily Tomlin Special (as a 3-month-old)

 

David Anthony Faustino has not only tried his hands at acting, but he has also been adept at writing and singing as well.

 

David Anthony Faustino has appeared in feature films like 'Robodoc', 'Pucked', and 'The Legend of Korra'.

 

However, the actor is better known for his character sketch on the television show titled 'Married with Children'.

 

In addition to his acting credentials, one would like to know that David Anthony Faustino has also delivered as a rap musician.

 

For the same, he used the stage name 'Lil' Gweed', which may most likely be a reference to his short height.

 

 

3. Daniel Michael DeVito Jr.

 

Daniel Michael DeVito Jr.

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 17, 1944
Place of Birth Neptune Township, New Jersey, United States of America 
Height 147 centimeters 
Debut Year 1970
Debut Film Dreams of Glass

 

Danny DeVito, who has had a long and illustrious career as a director, producer, and actor, has mesmerized the stage, television, and the movies with his enigmatic screen presence.

 

He rose to prominence after playing Louie DePalma on the television series titled 'Taxi'. His performance in the show was so authentic that the character that he portrayed ended up being one of the most despised characters in the history of television.

 

That said, Danny DeVito has been seen in the long-running sitcom called 'It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia' of late and has performed in feature films such as 'Twins', 'Ruthless People', 'Throw Momma from the Train', and 'Romancing the Stone' among others.

 

The man is also credited with helming motion pictures like 'The War of the Roses' and 'Hoffa'.

 

 

2. Peter Hayden Dinklage

 

Peter Hayden Dinklage

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 11, 1969
Place of Birth Morristown, New Jersey, United States of America 
Height 135 centimeters 
Debut Year 1995
Debut Film Living in Oblivion

 

Those who have seen the blockbuster television series titled 'Game of Thrones' have admired a plethora of deep characters on the show.

 

However, one character that truly stands out is that of Tyrion Lannister, which was portrayed magnificently by Peter Hayden Dinklage.

 

In his debut feature film called 'Living in Oblivion', Peter Dinklage played the role of an actor who gets frustrated due to the lack of cinematic opportunities for performers with dwarfism.

 

Peter Dinklage has also featured in motion pictures like 'Death at a Funeral', 'Elf', and 'The Station Agent' to name a few.

 

However, he continues to be best known for his inimitable and Emmy-award-winning character play of Tyrion Lannister on 'Game of Thrones'.

 

 

1. Warwick Ashley Davis

 

Warwick Ashley Davis

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 3, 1970
Place of Birth Epsom, United Kingdom
Height 107 centimeters 
Debut Year 1983
Debut Film Return of the Jedi

 

Warwick Ashley Davis may be short but his career was off to a flying start as his debut role saw him making an appearance in the globally popular feature film titled 'Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

 

The actor was seen playing an Ewok known as Wicket in the same. While Warwick Ashley Davis may be better known for his character sketch in the motion picture titled 'Willow', he has also had a role to play in popular film franchises such as 'Narnia', 'Leprechaun', and 'Harry Potter', respectively.

 

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