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Felix Silla (11 January 1937 - 16 April 2021) was an Italian-born American actor. He is best known for his costumed roles, such as Twiki in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, an unnamed Ewok in Star Wars:Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, and a Talosian in the Star Trek pilot "The Cage".

Biography[]

He was born in Roccacasale, Abruzzo, in Italy. He died in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the United States.

Acting Credits[]

Movie(s)[]

  • "She Freak" (1967) as Shorty
  • "Point Blank" (1967) as Bellhop (uncredited)
  • "Planet of the Apes" (1968) as Child Gorilla (uncredited)
  • "The April Fools" (1969) as Waiter at Safari Club (uncredited)
  • "Justine" (1969) as Child Prostitute (uncredited)
  • "Pufnstuf" (1970) as Polkadotted Horse
  • "Little Cigars" (1973) as Frankie
  • "Sssssss" (1973) as Sam Lee, the Seal Boy
  • "The Black Bird" (1975) as Litvak
  • "Mastermind" (1976) as Schatzi
  • "Black Samurai" (1976) as Little Hitman Rheinhardt
  • "Demon Seed" (1977) as Baby
  • "The Kentucky Fried Movie" (1977) as Crazed Clown (segment "Catholic High School Girls in Trouble")
  • "The Manitou" (1978) as Misquamacus
  • "The Lord of the Rings" (1978) as Character Actor (voice)
  • "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979) as Twiki (body)
  • "The Brood" (1979) as Creature
  • "Under the Rainbow" (1981) as Hotel Rainbow Guest
  • "The Sting II" (1983) as Ringside man taking bets (uncredited)
  • "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" (1983) as Ewok
  • "Meatballs Part II" (1984) as Meathead the Alien
  • "The Dungeonmaster" (1984) as Desert Bandit (segment "Desert Pursuit")
  • "House" (1985) as Little Critter
  • "Spaceballs" (1987) as Dink
  • "Ghostbusters II" (1989) as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • "Batman Returns" (1992) as Emperor Penguin
  • "The Legend of Galgameth" (1996) as Little Galgy
  • "Characterz" (2016) as Don Cluff

TV Mini-Series[]

  • "Lincoln" (1974) as General Tom Thumb (uncredited; 1 episode)
  • "Meet Slate" (2018) as Bitcoin (1 episode)

TV Movie(s)[]

  • "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" (1973) as Creature
  • "Halloween with the New Addams Family" (1977) as Cousin Itt

TV Series[]

  • "Bonanza" (1963) as Sean (1 episode)
  • "Grindl" (1963) as Flaged (1 episode)
  • "Petticoat Junction" (1965) as Baron Munchin (1 episode)
  • "The Addams Family" (1965 - 1966) as Cousin Itt (17 episodes)
  • "Star Trek" (1966) as Talosian (uncredited; 1 episode)
  • "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E." (1966) as Circus Performer (1 episode)
  • "The Monkees" (1967) as Willy the Midget (1 episode)
  • "H.R. Pufnstuf" (1969 - 1970) as Polka Dotted Horse / Various Characters (17 episodes)
  • "Bewitched" (1967 - 1971) as Goblin / Troll (2 episodes)
  • "Night Gallery" (1971) as Baby New Year (segment "The Diary"; uncredited; 1 episode)
  • "Lidsville" (1971 - 1972) as Colonel Poom (17 episodes)
  • "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" (1977) as Chuck (5 episodes)
  • "Battlestar Galactica" (1978 - 1979) as Lucifer (uncredited; 10 episodes)
  • "3-2-1 Contact" (1980) as Twiki (5 episodes)
  • "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979 - 1981) as Twiki / Odee-x (30 episodes)
  • "Mork & Mindy" (1981) as Orkan Porter (uncredited; 1 episode)
  • "The Dukes of Hazzard" (1985) as The Visitor (1 episode)
  • "Married...with Children" (1990) as Alien (1 episode)

TV Special(s)[]

  • "The Addams Family Fun-House" (1973) as Cousin Itt

Ookiness[]

Silla played Cousin Itt in the original television series The Addams Family, Halloween with the New Addams Family, and The Addams Family Fun-House.

Trivia[]

  • He has won an award.
  • He was nominated for an award.

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