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Martin Klebba

Martin Klebba
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Klebba and Meredith Eaton, May 2007
Born (1969-06-23) June 23, 1969 (age 52)
Other namesMarty the Midget
EducationAthens High School
Years active1992–present
Height4 ft 1 in (124 cm)
Michelle Dilgard
(m. 2011)

Martin Klebba (born June 23, 1969) is an American character actor and stunt performer. Klebba has a form of dwarfism called acromicric dysplasia; he is 4 feet 1 inch (1.24 m). Klebba is best known for his role as Marty in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Personal life

Klebba was born and grew up in Troy, Michigan, graduating from Athens High School.

As of May 2011, 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.[citation needed]

Klebba runs a nonprofit foundation called Coalition for Dwarf Advocacy, which gives 100% of its donations to the cause of helping little people.


Early career

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.


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, and Lily Collins.


Year Film Role Notes
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 Pickwick Uncredited; only known as "Happy Ghost"
2004 Van Helsing Dwerger Uncredited
2005 Americano Matador
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 Hancock Prisoner Uncredited
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 Hibachi Guest
2011 In the Gray Producer
2012 Project X Dwarf partygoer credited as "Angry Little Person"
2012 Mirror Mirror Butcher
2013 Movie 43 Killer Chaun
2013 Oz the Great and Powerful Nikko
2013 Blood Shot Marud
2014 The Hungover Games Fruito
2014 The Bag Man Guano
2014 Left Behind Melvin Weir
2015 Jurassic World Dimorphodon Stunt performer
2015 Ted 2 Chucky
2016 Range 15 Zombie Klebba
2016 All Hallows Eve Barnaby
2017 Eloise Mental Patient
2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Marty
2019 Viy 2: Journey to China Captain
2021 Pacific Rim: The Black Spyder Animated series; voice role

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