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Martin Klebba (born June 23, 1969) is an American actor and stunt performer. Klebba has a form of dwarfism called acromicric dysplasia; he is 3 feet 10 inches (1.17 m) tall. He is best known for his role as Marty in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Klebba and Meredith Eaton, May 2007
|Born||June 23, 1969|
Troy, Michigan, U.S.
|Other names||Marty the Midget|
|Education||Athens High School|
|Home town||Troy, Michigan|
|Height||3 ft 10 in (117 cm)|
Michelle Dilgard (m. 2011)
As of May 2011[update], Martin was engaged to Michelle Dilgard, mentioning in an interview that in his free time, he likes to play video games with his son when he visits and spend time with his fiancée. Martin is the father of son Alec and daughter Makenzie.
Klebba runs a nonprofit foundation called Coalition for Dwarf Advocacy, which gives 100% of its donations to the cause of helping little people.
Klebba was an occasional guest on The Howard Stern Show in the 1990s, and was given the nickname "Marty the Midget".
Klebba has acted in various productions, most notably the Pirates of the Caribbean series, as Marty, one of Captain Jack Sparrow's Black Pearl crew, in films one through three, and five. In 2003, he played the ring announcer in the Cradle 2 the Grave. In 2009, Klebba played the role of "Count Le Petite" in All's Faire in Love, a romantic comedy set at a Renaissance fair. He has also been in low budget horror/comedy films Feast II: Sloppy Seconds & Feast III: The Happy Finish as "Thunder."
He has numerous stunt credits as well including Hancock, Zombieland, Bedtime Stories, Evan Almighty, Meet the Spartans, Epic Movie, and Van Helsing. Wearing motion capture pajamas, "Marty" stood in for the Dimorphodon who grapples with Chris Pratt in Jurassic World.
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Klebba starred as Friday, one of the seven dwarfs, in the 2001 made-for-TV film Snow White: The Fairest of Them All. In 2003, Klebba starred as Hank Dingo in the Comedy Central made-for-TV movie Knee High P.I.. He also made an appearance as a demon in the Charmed, season 6 episode Witch Wars (2004). He has also appeared in iCarly and Drake & Josh as Nug Nug.
Klebba made many appearances as Randall Winston in the television series Scrubs. He starred in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode "The Chick Chop Flick Shop" (2007) as Dickie Jones, and in the CSI: NY episode "Uncertainty Rules" (2010) as Calvin Moore. Also in 2010, Klebba guest starred as Hibachi in Pair of Kings, a Disney TV series. He played Todd Moore in the Bones (TV series) season 5 episode "Dwarf in the Dirt"' (2010).
Klebba has also been featured on the TLC reality show, Little People, Big World, with his good friend Amy Roloff. He will be featured in one episode of VH-1's I'm Married to a... in which his average sized wife talks about being married to a little person.
In 2011, Klebba appeared on The Cape as a series regular named "Rollo". He also appeared once again in Mirror Mirror (2012), which starred Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer (The Social Network), and Lily Collins.
|2001||Planet of the Apes||Monkey Grinder's Pet||Uncredited|
|2001||Corky Romano||Mini Bouncer||Uncredited|
|2001||How High||Party Guest||Uncredited|
|2001||Snow White: The Fairest of Them All||Friday||Television film|
|2002||Run Ronnie Run||Music Video Doorman|
|2002||Big Fat Liar||Kissing Bandit||Uncredited|
|2002||Death to Smoochy||Rhinette / Krinkle Kid #3|
|2002||Men in Black II||Family Child Alien|
|2002||Austin Powers in Goldmember||Dancer||Uncredited|
|2002||Blood Shot||Secret Weapon||Short film|
|2003||National Security||Security Guard||Uncredited|
|2003||Cradle 2 the Grave||Fight Announcer|
|2003||Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl||Marty|
|2003||El Matador||Me Too|
|2003||A Light in the Forest||Boar|
|2003||Looney Tunes: Back in Action||Dancing Yosemite Sam|
|2003||The Haunted Mansion||Happy Ghost||Uncredited|
|2006||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest||Marty|
|2007||Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End||Marty|
|2007||Cougar Club||Short Boss Man||Uncredited|
|2007||The Santa Trap||Special Ops Elf|
|2008||Feast II: Sloppy Seconds||Thunder||Direct-to-DVD|
|2009||Feast III: The Happy Finish||Thunder||Direct-to-DVD|
|2009||American High School||Principal Mann||Direct-to-DVD|
|2010||A Short Film||Cowboy||Short film|
|2011||Night of the Little Dead||Little Dead||Short film|
|2011||Pair of Kings||Guest|
|2011||In the Gray||Producer|
|2012||Project X||Dwarf Guest||credited as "Angry Little Person"|
|2013||Movie 43||Killer Chaun|
|2013||Oz the Great and Powerful||Nikko|
|2014||The Hungover Games||Fruito|
|2014||The Bag Man||Guano|
|2014||Left Behind||Melvin Weir|
|2015||Jurassic World||Dimorphodon||Stunt performer|
|2016||Range 15||Zombie Klebba|
|2016||All Hallows Eve||Barnaby|
|2017||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales||Marty|
- "The Return of Marty Klebba". The Howard Stern Show. February 28, 2012. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
- "The Cape". NBC.com. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
- McClatchy-Tribune Information Service (2011-01-05). "Martin Klebba has fun with his slightly shady character on 'The Cape'". Boulder Weekly. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
- Slade, Kale (2011-05-31). "Interview with Martin Klebba". MovieVine.com. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
- Cooper, Chet. "Martin Klebba". Ability. Retrieved 2012-04-03.