Herve Villechaize
Bullying Survivor
Male | Los Angeles, CA   United States
Bullied for dwarfism
Bullying Type: Emotional
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Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize was a French actor who achieved worldwide recognition for his role as Mr. Roarke's assistant, Tattoo, in the television series Fantasy Island (1978 - 1984). He was also well known for playing the evil henchman Nick Nack in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun.

Villechaize was born and raised in Paris to English-born Evelyn (Recchionni) and stepfather André Villechaize, a French surgeon. He also had Filipino ancestry.Villechaize suffered from proportionate (as opposed to achondroplastic) dwarfism due to a thyroid dysfunction, despite his surgeon father's attempts to cure the disease in several institutions. Villechaize was bullied at school for his condition and found solace in painting. After studying art at Beaux-Arts college, he left for the USA in 1964. He settled in a bohemian section in New York, taught himself English by watching television, and continued his career as an artist and photographer. He began acting in off-Broadway productions, including "The Young Master Dante" by Werner Liepolt and a play by Sam Shepard, and also did some photo shoot modelling for National Lampoon, before moving on to film.

RIP- Herve Villechaize


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