Felix Silla

Pint-sized actor and stuntman Felix Silla is best known for playing diminutive robots and alien creatures on numerous sci-fi screen sagas. Born in Rome, Italy, and trained as a circus performer, Silla immigrated to the ... Read more »
Born: 01/11/1937

Filmography

Actor (26)

Batman Returns 1992 (Movie)

Emperor Penguin (Actor)

Married... With Children 1979 - 1981, 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spaceballs 1987 (Movie)

Dinks Member (Actor)

House 1986 (Movie)

Little Critter (Actor)

Meatballs Part II 1984 (Movie)

Meathead (Actor)

Return of the Jedi 1983 (Movie)

Ewok (Actor)

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1979 - 1981 (Tv Show)

Actor

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1979 (Movie)

Twiki (Actor)

The Brood 1979 (Movie)

Creature (Actor)

The Addams Family 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lord of the Rings 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Manitou 1978 (Movie)

Spirit of Misquamacus (Actor)

Demon Seed 1977 (Movie)

Baby (Actor)

The Kentucky Fried Movie 1977 (Movie)

Crazed Clown (Actor)

The Paul Lynde Comedy Hour 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sonny and Cher Show 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Black Bird 1975 (Movie)

Geza Litvak (Actor)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Lidsville 1971 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

H.R. Pufnstuf 1969 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Cigars 1973 (Movie)

Frankie (Actor)

Ssssssss 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Point Blank 1967 (Movie)

Bellhop (Actor)

The Addams Family 1964 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Lily (TV Show)

Actor

The Seduction of Miss Leona (TV Show)

Actor
Physical Effects (6)

Phantasm II 1988 (Movie)

(Stunts)

The Monster Squad 1987 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Howard the Duck 1986 (Movie)

stunt duck (Stunts)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 (Movie)

(Stunts)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Poltergeist 1982 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Biography

Pint-sized actor and stuntman Felix Silla is best known for playing diminutive robots and alien creatures on numerous sci-fi screen sagas. Born in Rome, Italy, and trained as a circus performer, Silla immigrated to the United States as part of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. A trapeze and tumbling specialist, Silla was initially brought to Hollywood as a stuntman, but, because of his small size, he began appearing in a number of odd character roles. Cast as the hirsute "Cousin Itt" on the popular '60s sitcom "The Addams Family"--a character that required the 3' 11" actor to be covered, head to toe, in a shaggy, hair-covered suit--Silla went on to similar costumed roles on the late-'70s sci-fi series "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (as robot servant "Twiki"), the original "Star Trek" (as a Talosian alien), and the third "Star Wars" feature, "Return of the Jedi" (as an Ewok). Retired from acting since the mid-'90s, Silla frequents sci-fi nostalgia conventions and performs in Las Vegas with his musical group, the Original Harmonica Band.

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