Michael Gilden

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Michael Gilden
Michael Gilden 1.jpg
Born(1962-09-22)September 22, 1962
DiedDecember 5, 2006(2006-12-05) (aged 44)
Height4 ft (122 cm)
(m. 2001)

Michael Jeffrey Gilden (September 22, 1962 – December 5, 2006) was an American actor. The 4-foot (1.2 m)-tall Gilden had a form of dwarfism.[1] He lived and worked in Los Angeles.

Gilden performed or did stunt work in a variety of television series and films, including Charmed, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Family Law, Cybill, NCIS and Pulp Fiction, and had a role as an Ewok in the film Return of the Jedi. He appeared twice in Season 4 of the hit series NCIS. Gilden was also a Financial Advisor.

In August 1997, he met Meredith Eaton through mutual friends in Atlanta, Georgia. Gilden encouraged Eaton to pursue a career in acting, and she became an actress in 1999. The couple married on May 20, 2001.

Gilden committed suicide by hanging on December 5, 2006, in his Los Angeles home. He was 44.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1981 Under the Rainbow Hotel Rainbow Guest
1983 Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Ewok #28
1990 Nerds of a Feather Little Army of Little Russian Soldiers
1993 Freaked Eye
1994 Pulp Fiction Phillip Morris Page
2000 Once Upon a Christmas Dunder TV movie
2001 Snow White: The Fairest of Them All Monday TV movie
2003 Nudity Required Little Dirk


  1. ^ Leslie Berger (March 17, 1990). "Short and Tall Lend a Hand". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on April 30, 2018. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Actor Gilden dies at 44". Variety. 11 December 2006. Retrieved 28 August 2017.

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