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  • Billy Curtis
  • Billy Curtis
  • Billy Curtis
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  • See IMDb entry.
  • 27/06/1909 - Springfield, Massachusetts (Estados Unidos) * Fallecido 09/11/1988
  • Curtis' film career started in 1938 with the starring role in the film The Terror of Tiny Town. A year later he had a role in the classic movie The Wizard of Oz. Curtis went on to appear in over eighty movie and television roles. In 1951, he played an uncredited "Mole-Man" in the film Superman and the Mole-Men, which featured Jeff Corey. Seven years later he starred (wearing a dog costume) in the failed television pilot The Adventures of Superpup. In 1952, he appeared in a small role in Charles Chaplin's Limelight, which also featured Morgan Farley. In 1966, he appeared in two episodes of Batman, playing one of the henchmen of False Face, portrayed by Malachi Throne. In 1968, Curtis portrayed a child ape in the science fiction classic Planet of the Apes, which role also went uncredited. Th
  • Billy Curtis (1909-1938) was a little person actor who appeared in three Superman-related TV projects in the 1950s. He played the lead Mole Man in Superman and the Mole Men (1951), in heavy make-up and costume. In 1957, he was the featured guest actor in the fifth season Adventures of Superman episode "Mr. Zero." Curtis played the title character, a friendly Martian, with his own face fully recognizable beneath a green wig.
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  • Billy Curtis
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  • nm0193260
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  • See IMDb entry.
  • 27/06/1909 - Springfield, Massachusetts (Estados Unidos) * Fallecido 09/11/1988
  • Curtis' film career started in 1938 with the starring role in the film The Terror of Tiny Town. A year later he had a role in the classic movie The Wizard of Oz. Curtis went on to appear in over eighty movie and television roles. In 1951, he played an uncredited "Mole-Man" in the film Superman and the Mole-Men, which featured Jeff Corey. Seven years later he starred (wearing a dog costume) in the failed television pilot The Adventures of Superpup. In 1952, he appeared in a small role in Charles Chaplin's Limelight, which also featured Morgan Farley. In 1966, he appeared in two episodes of Batman, playing one of the henchmen of False Face, portrayed by Malachi Throne. In 1968, Curtis portrayed a child ape in the science fiction classic Planet of the Apes, which role also went uncredited. The film featured James Daly, Lou Wagner, Paul Lambert, Jane Ross, Felix Silla, music by Jerry Goldsmith and designs by Wah Chang. He also played a small role as a circus midget in another classic science fiction film, The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957), written by Richard Matheson (based on his own novel) and featuring William Schallert. He also appeared in a 1981 episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century with Felix Silla, and directed by Vincent McEveety. Apart from science fiction, Curtis' most famous film is Clint Eastwood's 1973 western High Plains Drifter, in which his co-stars included Marianna Hill and William O'Connell.
  • Billy Curtis (1909-1938) was a little person actor who appeared in three Superman-related TV projects in the 1950s. He played the lead Mole Man in Superman and the Mole Men (1951), in heavy make-up and costume. In 1957, he was the featured guest actor in the fifth season Adventures of Superman episode "Mr. Zero." Curtis played the title character, a friendly Martian, with his own face fully recognizable beneath a green wig. In 1958, Curtis played the leading role in the authorized spoof/children's show pilot The Adventures of Superpup. In a dog suit, and with all dialogue dubbed by another actor, Curtis played the dual role of Superpup and his civilian alter-ego, Bark Bent.