Hervé Villechaize, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Hervé Villechaize

French actor

Date of Birth: 23-Apr-1943

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 04-Sep-1993

Profession: actor, singer, comedian, painter, television actor

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Hervé Villechaize

  • Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (French: [??ve vil??z]; April 23, 1943 – September 4, 1993) was a French American actor.
  • He is best remembered for his roles as the evil henchman, Nick Nack, in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, and for playing Mr.
  • Roarke's assistant, Tattoo, on the 1977–1984 American television series Fantasy Island, where his catch phrase was "Ze plane! Ze plane!" Villechaize was born in Paris, France, on April 23, 1943, to English-born Evelyn (Recchionni), and André Villechaize, a surgeon in Toulon.
  • The youngest of four sons, Villechaize was born with dwarfism, likely due to an endocrine disorder, which his surgeon father tried unsuccessfully to cure in several institutions.
  • In later years, he insisted on being called a "midget" rather than a "dwarf".
  • Villechaize was bullied at school for his condition and found solace in painting.
  • He also had a brief modeling career.
  • In 1959, at age 16, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts to study art.
  • In 1961, he became the shortest artist ever to have his work displayed in the Museum of Paris.In 1964, Villechaize left France for the United States.
  • He settled in a Bohemian section of New York City and taught himself English by watching television.

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