Martin Klebba

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Martin Klebba
Klebba & Eaton.JPG
Klebba and Meredith Eaton, May 2007
Born (1969-06-23) June 23, 1969 (age 45)
Troy, Michigan, U.S.
Education Athens High School
Occupation Actor/Stuntman
Years active 1992–present
Home town Troy, Michigan
Height 4'1"
Spouse(s) Michelle Dilgard (2011–present)
Children 1 son (Alec) and 1 daughter (Makenzie)

Martin Klebba (born June 23, 1969) is an American actor and stunt performer. Klebba has a form of dwarfism called acromicric dysplasia; he is 4'1" tall.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Klebba was born and grew up in Troy, Michigan, graduating from Athens High School.[2] Martin was wed to Michelle Dilgard in 2011 and in a 2011 interview with Kale Slade, Martin revealed that in his free time, he likes to play video games with his son and spend time with his wife.[3] Martin is the father of son, Alec Klebba, and daughter, Makenzie Rae Klebba, born September 26, 2012.

Klebba runs a nonprofit foundation called Coalition for Dwarf Advocacy, which gives 100% of its donations to the cause of helping little people.[4]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Klebba was an occasional guest on The Howard Stern Show in the 1990s, and was given the nickname "Marty the Midget".[5]

Film[edit]

Klebba has acted in various productions, most notably Pirates of the Caribbean as "Marty", one of Captain Jack Sparrow's Black Pearl crew, in all three of the first trilogy. In 2003, he played the ring announcer in the Cradle 2 the Grave. In 2009, Klebba played the role of "Count Le Petite" in All's Faire in Love, a romantic comedy set at a Renaissance fair. He has also been in low budget horror/comedy films Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds & Feast 3: The Happy Finish as "Thunder."

He has numerous stunt credits as well including Hancock, Zombieland, Bedtime Stories, Evan Almighty, Meet the Spartans, Epic Movie, and Van Helsing.

Television[edit]

Klebba starred as Friday, one of the seven dwarfs, in the 2001 made-for-TV film Snow White. In 2003, Klebba starred as Hank Dingo in the Comedy Central made-for-TV movie Knee High P.I.. He also made an appearance as a demon in the Charmed, season 6 episode Witch Wars (2004). He has also appeared in iCarly and Drake & Josh as Nug Nug.

Klebba made many appearances as Randall Winston in the television series Scrubs. He starred in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "The Chick Chop Flick Shop" (2007) as Dickie Jones, and in the CSI: NY episode "Uncertainty Rules" (2010) as Calvin Moore. Also in 2010, Klebba guest starred as Hibachi in Pair of Kings, a Disney TV series. He played Todd Moore in the Bones (TV series) season 5 episode "Dwarf in the Dirt"' (2010).

Klebba has also been featured on the TLC reality show, Little People, Big World, with his good friend Amy Roloff. He will be featured in one episode of VH-1's I'm Married to a... in which his average sized wife talks about being married to a little person.

In 2011, Klebba appeared on The Cape as a series regular named "Rollo".

Filmography[edit]

2014 The bag man Guano Notes
2001 Planet of the Apes Monkey Grinder's Pet Uncredited
2001 Corky Romano Mini Bouncer Uncredited
2001 How High Party Guest Uncredited
2001 Snow White: The Fairest of Them All Friday Television film
2002 Run Ronnie Run Music Video Doorman
2002 Big Fat Liar Kissing Bandit Uncredited
2002 Death to Smoochy Rhinette / Krinkle Kid #3
2002 Men in Black II Family Child Alien
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Dancer Uncredited
2002 Blood Shot Secret Weapon Short film
2003 National Security Security Guard Uncredited
2003 Cradle 2 the Grave Fight Announcer
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Marty
2003 El Matador Me Too
2003 A Light in the Forest Boar
2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action Dancing Yosemite Sam
2003 The Haunted Mansion Happy Ghost Uncredited
2004 Van Helsing Dwerger Uncredited
2005 Americano Matador
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Marty
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Marty
2007 Cougar Club Short Boss Man Uncredited
2007 The Santa Trap Special Ops Elf
2008 Hancock Prisoner Uncredited
2009 American High School Principal Mann Direct-to-DVD
2010 A Short Film Cowboy Short film
2011 Night of the Little Dead Little Dead Short film
2011 Pair of Kings Guest
2011 In the Gray Producer
2012 Project X Guest
2012 Mirror Mirror Butcher
2013 Movie 43 Killer Chaun
2013 Oz the Great and Powerful Nikko
2014 The Bag Man
2014 Left Behind

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Cape". Nbc.com. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Martin Klebba has fun with his slightly shady character on 'The Cape'". Boulderweekly.com. 2011-01-05. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  3. ^ "Interview with Martin Klebba". Movie Vine. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
  4. ^ "Ability Magazine: Martin Klebba Interview"". Retrieved 2012-04-03. 
  5. ^ "IMDB page for Martin Klebba". Retrieved 2013-05-02. 

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