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Michael Gilden

Michael Jeffrey Gilden was an American actor with dwarfism. He lived and worked in Los Angeles. Gilden performed or did stunt work in a variety of television series and films, including Charmed, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Family Law, Cybill, NCIS and Pulp Fiction, and had a role as an Ewok in the film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. He appeared twice in Season 4 of the hit series NCIS. Gilden was also a Financial Advisor. In August 1997, he met Meredith Eaton through mutual friends in Atlanta, Georgia. Gilden encouraged Eaton to pursue a career in acting, and she became an actress in 1999. The couple married on May 20, 2001. Gilden committed suicide on December 5, 2006, hanging himself in his Los Angeles home. He was 44. He was buried in a private service at Mission Hills, California, on December 10.

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Sep 22, 1962 In Los Angeles - California - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Return of the Jedi 1983-05-25
Latest Project:
Movie The Hollywood Shorties 2016-03-12
Known For
Poster of NCIS
Poster of Charmed
Poster of Pulp Fiction
Poster of Return of the Jedi
Movie The Hollywood Shorties 2016-03-12
Series NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
Movie Snow White: The Fairest of Them All Monday (Red) 2001-10-28
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Series Family Law 1999-09-20
Series Charmed Unknown 1998-10-07
Series Aliens in the Family Snizzy (body) 1996-03-15
Series The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Series Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
Movie Pulp Fiction Page for Phillip Morris 1994-09-10
Movie Freaked Eye 1993-09-11
Movie Nerds of a Feather Little Army of Little Russian Soldiers 1990-01-01
Movie Return of the Jedi Ewok 1983-05-25