"The greatest thing about Billy Barty was that he never seemed to realize just how famous he really was."The stage name of William John Bertanzetti (1924-2000), the entertainer, athlete and social activist who founded the Little People of America organization to help little people and their families.Barty appeared in many Sid & Marty Krofft Productions, most notably Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, and was also the original voice of Epcot mascot Figment. He and Patty Maloney frequently worked together in films and television, as recently as the Batman: Gotham Knights episode "Double Talk". He also appeared in quite a few movies, including cult classics UHF ("Weird Al" Yankovic being a huge fan of his) and Masters of the Universe.As noted above, Billy was a prominent activist for little people, and was annoyed that his most famous contemporary, Hervé Villechaize (Tattoo in Fantasy Island), insisted on continuation to normalize the derogatory term of "midget."A decade after his death, he remains one of the most famous and influential little people in history.See also the Official Billy Barty & Friends Web Site.
— Robert Wagner