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Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (April 23, 1943 - September 4, 1993) was a French-American actor.

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Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (April 23, 1943 - September 4, 1993) was a French-American actor.
actor born in Paris, France.


He is best remembered for his roles as Scaramanga's henchman Nick Nack in the ''Franchise/JamesBond'' film ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' and as Tattoo on the TV show ''Series/FantasyIsland''. He was born with dwarfism, which [[{{Typecasting}} led to a career of playing characters who were short in stature]]. Although he had steady work for six years on ''Fantasy Island'', that came to an end when he demanded to be paid as much as his co-star Creator/RicardoMontalban. In his later years, he could be seen AdamWesting on ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow'' and ''Series/TheBenStillerShow''.

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He is best remembered for his roles as Scaramanga's henchman Nick Nack in the ''Franchise/JamesBond'' film ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' and as Tattoo on the TV show ''Series/FantasyIsland''.''Series/FantasyIsland'' alongside Creator/RicardoMontalban. He was born with dwarfism, which [[{{Typecasting}} led to a career of playing characters who were short in stature]]. Although he had steady work for six years on ''Fantasy Island'', that came to an end when he demanded to be paid as much as his co-star Creator/RicardoMontalban. In his later years, he could be seen AdamWesting on ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow'' and ''Series/TheBenStillerShow''.


* WagTheDirector: Villechaize proved to be difficult on the set of ''Fantasy Island'', often clashing with the producers, flirting with women and butting heads with co-star Montalban. It eventually came to a head when he demanded a salary increase, which resulted in him getting fired.

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* WagTheDirector: Villechaize proved to be difficult on the set of ''Fantasy Island'', often clashing with the producers, flirting with women and butting heads with co-star Ricardo Montalban. It eventually came to a head when he demanded a salary increase, which resulted in him getting fired.


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* DrowningMySorrows: If his butler [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6XppUSRl04&t=28m49s is to be believed]], Villechaize would do this in the years between his ''Fantasy Island'' firing and his death, often sheltering himself in a dark room watching an episode of the series, shouting expletives and cursing series producer Creator/AaronSpelling while drinking at the same time.



* NeverMyFault: As noted above in DrowningMySorrows, Villechaize blamed Spelling for his removal from ''Fantasy Island'' and not the pay dispute.
* ThePrimaDonna: Villechaize proved to be difficult on the set of ''Fantasy Island'', often clashing with the producers, flirting with women and butting heads with co-star Montalban. It eventually came to a head when he demanded a salary increase, which resulted in him getting fired.

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* NeverMyFault: As noted above in DrowningMySorrows, Villechaize blamed Spelling for his removal from ''Fantasy Island'' and not the pay dispute.
* ThePrimaDonna:
WagTheDirector: Villechaize proved to be difficult on the set of ''Fantasy Island'', often clashing with the producers, flirting with women and butting heads with co-star Montalban. It eventually came to a head when he demanded a salary increase, which resulted in him getting fired.

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* DrowningMySorrows: If his butler [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6XppUSRl04&t=28m49s is to be believed]], Villechaize would do this in the years between his ''Fantasy Island'' firing and his death, often sheltering himself in a dark room watching an episode of the series, shouting expletives and cursing series producer Creator/AaronSpelling while drinking at the same time.


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* NeverMyFault: As noted above in DrowningMySorrows, Villechaize blamed Spelling for his removal from ''Fantasy Island'' and not the pay dispute.
* ThePrimaDonna: Villechaize proved to be difficult on the set of ''Fantasy Island'', often clashing with the producers, flirting with women and butting heads with co-star Montalban. It eventually came to a head when he demanded a salary increase, which resulted in him getting fired.


By the time he was 50, Villechaize was suffering from chronic health problems due to oversized internal organs putting pressure on his small body. This led to him becoming depressed and ultimately committing suicide.

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By the time he was 50, Villechaize was suffering from chronic health problems due to oversized internal organs putting pressure on his small body. This led to him becoming depressed depressed, and he ultimately committing suicide.
committed suicide by gunshot.


He is best remembered for his roles as Scaramanga's henchman Nick Nack in the ''Franchise/JamesBond'' film ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' and Tattoo on ''Series/FantasyIsland''. He was born with dwarfism, which [[{{Typecasting}} led to a career of playing characters who were short in stature]]. Although he had steady work for six years on ''Fantasy Island'', that came to an end when he demanded to be paid as much as his co-star Creator/RicardoMontalban. In his later years, he could be seen AdamWesting on ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow'' and ''Series/TheBenStillerShow''.

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He is best remembered for his roles as Scaramanga's henchman Nick Nack in the ''Franchise/JamesBond'' film ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' and as Tattoo on the TV show ''Series/FantasyIsland''. He was born with dwarfism, which [[{{Typecasting}} led to a career of playing characters who were short in stature]]. Although he had steady work for six years on ''Fantasy Island'', that came to an end when he demanded to be paid as much as his co-star Creator/RicardoMontalban. In his later years, he could be seen AdamWesting on ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow'' and ''Series/TheBenStillerShow''.


* MauriceChevalierAccent: He spoke English with a thick French accent and, as a result, so did his characters. "De plane!" mentioned above is a textbook example.

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* MauriceChevalierAccent: He spoke English with a thick French accent and, as a result, so did his characters. The catch phrase "De plane!" mentioned above is a textbook example.


* MauriceChevalierAccent: He spoke English with a thick French accent and, as such, so did his characters. "De plane!" mentioned above is a textbook example.

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* MauriceChevalierAccent: He spoke English with a thick French accent and, as such, a result, so did his characters. "De plane!" mentioned above is a textbook example.


* MauriceChevalierAccent: He spoke English with a thick French accent and, as such, so did his characters. Hence "De plane!" mentioned above.

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* MauriceChevalierAccent: He spoke English with a thick French accent and, as such, so did his characters. Hence "De plane!" mentioned above.above is a textbook example.


He is best remembered for his roles as Scaramanga's henchman Nick Nack in the ''Franchise/JamesBond'' film ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' and Tattoo on ''Series/FantasyIsland''. He was born with dwarfism, which led to a career of playing characters who were short in stature. Although he had steady work for six years on ''Fantasy Island'', that came to an end when he demanded to be paid as much as his co-star Creator/RicardoMontalban. In his later years, he could be seen AdamWesting on ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow'' and ''Series/TheBenStillerShow''.

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He is best remembered for his roles as Scaramanga's henchman Nick Nack in the ''Franchise/JamesBond'' film ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' and Tattoo on ''Series/FantasyIsland''. He was born with dwarfism, which [[{{Typecasting}} led to a career of playing characters who were short in stature.stature]]. Although he had steady work for six years on ''Fantasy Island'', that came to an end when he demanded to be paid as much as his co-star Creator/RicardoMontalban. In his later years, he could be seen AdamWesting on ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow'' and ''Series/TheBenStillerShow''.


He is likely best remembered for his roles as Scaramanga's henchman Nick Nack in the ''Franchise/JamesBond'' film ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' and Tattoo on ''Series/FantasyIsland''. He was born with dwarfism, which led to a career of playing characters who were short in stature. Although he had steady work for six years on ''Fantasy Island'', that came to an end when he demanded to be paid as much as his co-star Creator/RicardoMontalban. In his later years, he could be seen AdamWesting on ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow'' and ''Series/TheBenStillerShow''.

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He is likely best remembered for his roles as Scaramanga's henchman Nick Nack in the ''Franchise/JamesBond'' film ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' and Tattoo on ''Series/FantasyIsland''. He was born with dwarfism, which led to a career of playing characters who were short in stature. Although he had steady work for six years on ''Fantasy Island'', that came to an end when he demanded to be paid as much as his co-star Creator/RicardoMontalban. In his later years, he could be seen AdamWesting on ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow'' and ''Series/TheBenStillerShow''.


* MauriceChevalierAccent: He spoke English with a thick French accent and, as such, so did his characters.

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* MauriceChevalierAccent: He spoke English with a thick French accent and, as such, so did his characters. Hence "De plane!" mentioned above.

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* MauriceChevalierAccent: He spoke English with a thick French accent and, as such, so did his characters.


He was portrayed by Creator/PeterDinklage in the Creator/{{HBO}} film ''Film/MyDinnerWithHerve''.

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He was He's been portrayed by Creator/PeterDinklage in the Creator/{{HBO}} film ''Film/MyDinnerWithHerve''.

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