Felix Silla

Actor, Stunts, Miscellaneous Crew, Archive Footage

Years Active

1963 - Present

Known For

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
The Addams Family
Space Balls

Felix Silla was born on January 11, 1937 in a small village outside Rome, Italy. Silla trained as a circus performer, came to the United States in 1955, and toured with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Show. His multiple talents -- as a bareback rider, trapeze artist and tumbler -- brought him to Hollywood where he became a stuntman, starting with the Gig Young-Shirley Jones vehicle, A Ticklish Affair (1963). His best-known roles are the maniacal, miniature "Hitler" who menaces George Segal in The Black Bird (1975) and "Cousin Itt" on the long-running TV series, The Addams Family (1964). He had doubled--often for children--in such hits as The Towering Inferno (1974), The Hindenburg (1975) and Battlestar Galactica (1978). Between movies, he frequently appears in Las Vegas and Reno night clubs with his own musical combo, "The Original Harmonica Band". Silla and wife Sue Silla -- a "little person", like himself -- have been married since 1965 and have two children, Bonnie and Michael

filmography

2019
  • The Grindhouse Radio

    Felix Silla

2018
  • Meet Slate

    Bitcoin

2016
  • CHARACTERz

    Don Cluff

1992
  • Batman Returns

    Emperor Penguin

1990
  • Married with Children

    Alien

More
  • Halloween with the New Addams Family

    Cousin Itt

  • Spaceballs

    Dink

  • Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

    Twiki / Odee-x

Gallery of Work