Guy Big

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Guy Big
Born Alan Herbert Hoffman
(1946-02-26)26 February 1946
Ebenezer, Saskatchewan[1]
Died 2 May 1978(1978-05-02) (age 32)
Toronto, Ontario
Occupation Actor, social worker
Years active 1970s

Guy Big (26 February 1946 - 2 May 1978 at Toronto)[2] was the stage name of Alan Herbert Hoffman, a Canadian actor. He appeared in the children's television series The Hilarious House of Frightenstein as the midget count [3] and also appeared in the movie Find the Lady as Miniature man. He also appeared in the King of Kensington episode Tiny's Job as the character Tiny Russell, and was a guest on The Tommy Hunter Show. Before his death he filmed a television adaptation of Isaac Asimov's "The Ugly Little Boy" which aired in 1977 on TVOntario.[4]

Hoffman spent his childhood in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, then attended the University of Alberta. During his years in Toronto, he also became a social worker and earned a relevant degree at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. He died aged 32 in Toronto from an unspecified cause, although he was reportedly treated for throat cancer in 1977.[2]


  1. ^ "Hoffman, Alan". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. University of Regina. Retrieved 5 April 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Toronto Star (9 May 1978). "'Guy Big', 32, had several acting roles (obituary)". Toronto Star. p. A15. 
  3. ^ "Spacecast: The Hilarious House of Frightenstein". Space. Archived from the original on 28 February 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2007. . Select Cast subpage for cast member details, including Guy Big.
  4. ^ "Kate Reid wins Silver Star Award". Ottawa Citizen. 5 November 1977. p. TV40. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 

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