Jerry Maren

One of Hollywood's most prolific little person actors, Jerry Maren made his mark in history as one of the Lollipop Guild in "The Wizard of Oz" (1939), which launched a six-decade career that encompassed everything from ... Read more »
Born: 01/24/1920

Filmography

Actor (16)

Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Memories of Oz 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

MGM: When the Lion Roars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

High School U.S.A. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Where the Buffalo Roam 1980 (Movie)

Bell Man (Actor)

The Bad News Bears Go to Japan 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Lord of the Rings 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Amazing Captain Nemo 1977 (Movie)

Caesar (Actor)

Little Cigars 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bigfoot 1970 (Movie)

Baby Creature (Actor)

Glorious Technicolor (TV Show)

Actor

Side Show (TV Show)

Actor

The Seduction of Miss Leona (TV Show)

Actor
Physical Effects (1)

Dirty Harry 1971 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Biography

One of Hollywood's most prolific little person actors, Jerry Maren made his mark in history as one of the Lollipop Guild in "The Wizard of Oz" (1939), which launched a six-decade career that encompassed everything from appearances with the Marx Brothers to midget wrestling for the USO and an appearance on "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998). Standing at 3'4," Maren found few roles of substance in his career, but tackled any project with boundless enthusiasm. He was frequently used as a costumed performer in films like "Planet of the Apes" (1968) and in commercials for McDonalds, among countless other film and TV appearances. But he was perhaps best utilized and remembered as one of the few living links to "Oz," one of the screen's most beloved fantasies, and as such, helped to preserve his own immortality for generations of viewers.

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