Herve Villechaize Biography

BornApril 23, 1943
DiedSeptember 4, 1993
Aged50 years
Herve Villechaize was a French-American actor, born on April 23, 1943, in Paris, France, to Evelyn Recchuchet and André Villechaize. He is commonly understood for his roles as Tattoo on the television series "Fantasy Island" as well as Scaramanga's henchman Nick Nack in the James Bond movie "The Man with the Golden Gun." Villechaize's unique appearance resulted from his proportionate dwarfism, that made him among the most identifiable actors of his time.

Herve's family relocated to the United States to seek much better therapy for him when he was a young adult. He spent the majority of his youth and teen years in New York City, where his papa worked as an art supervisor for a French-language magazine. Villechaize was a naturally skilled musician, as well as his job was displayed in galleries in New York City as well as Paris.

Nonetheless, affected by plays and also movies, Villechaize chose to seek an acting job. He started his acting occupation in off-Broadway plays and also soon got in the globe of motion pictures, where he largely played minor as well as typically stereotyped duties. His initial considerable duty came in 1966 when he starred in the French film "Chappaqua." In 1973, Herve's performance as a Turkish spy in the criminal offense movie "Malamondo" captured the attention of the James Bond movie producers who offered him the role of Nick Nack in the 1974 Bond film, "The Man with the Golden Gun." Villechaize garnered prevalent honor for his efficiency, which catapulted him into the limelight.

In the late '70s, Villechaize's appeal skyrocketed even greater as he played the personality of Tattoo, a mysteriously lovely partner to Ricardo Montalban's Mr. Roarke in the hit tv series "Fantasy Island." Villechaize's catchphrase, "De plane! De plane!" ended up being a pop culture sensation, more cementing his standing as a family name.

Villechaize's time on "Fantasy Island" lasted from 1977 to 1984 when he left the show due to a salary dispute. His acting job started to decline after his departure. Having a hard time to find purposeful work as well as grappling with health issues associated with his dwarfism, Villechaize dealt with dark times in his life. In the late '80s, Villechaize experienced extreme pain from inner organs that were not symmetrical to his little size. It is thought that these continuous wellness problems led Villechaize to take his very own life on September 4, 1993.

Throughout his life, Herve Villechaize fought for the rights of individuals with impairments, functioning to break stereotypes in the show business. He co-founded the Starlight Children's Foundation with singer-songwriter Peter Samuelson, which aids support critically, persistantly, and also terminally ill children. Villechaize's exciting character as well as resolution to conquer adversity produced a long-term Impact on pop culture and also the globe of enjoyment.

Our collection contains 6 quotes who is written / told by Herve.

Related authors: Ricardo Montalban (Actor), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete)


6 Famous quotes by Herve Villechaize

Small: It hurts, it hurts... Im dying, Im dying
"It hurts, it hurts... Im dying, I'm dying"
Small: Ive always been a proud man
"I've always been a proud man"
Small: Im doing what I have to do. I want everyone to know that I love them
"I'm doing what I have to do. I want everyone to know that I love them"
Small: I love you all too much, its one of just of my problems
"I love you all too much, it's one of just of my problems"
Small: I have to do whats right
"I have to do what's right"
Small: At 6 years old I knew there was no place for me
"At 6 years old I knew there was no place for me"