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Hervé Villechaize is a Actor French born on 23 april 1943 at Paris (France)

Hervé Villechaize

Hervé Villechaize
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Birth name Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize
Nationality France
Birth 23 april 1943 at Paris (France)
Death 4 september 1993 (at 50 years) at North Hollywood (USA)

Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize (23 April 1943 – 4 September 1993) was a French actor of English and Filipino descent who achieved worldwide recognition for various roles including that of the evil henchman Nick Nack in the James Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), as well as Mr. Roarke's assistant, Tattoo, in the television series Fantasy Island (1978–1984). On Fantasy Island, he was well known for delivering the line " De plane! De Plane!".

Biography

Famille et études
Hervé Jean-Pierre Villechaize naît le 23 avril 1943 à Paris. Il arrête de grandir très tôt, son père chirurgien essaye en vain de lui trouver un remède. Hervé a trois frères : Philippe, Patrick et Jean-Paul. Hervé Villechaize est également l'oncle de Thomas Villechaize (journaliste sportif et présentateur de télévision).

Son nanisme ne fut pas son seul handicap puisqu'il avait des poumons atrophiés.

Hervé étudie aux Beaux-Arts à Paris et fait une exposition de ses propres peintures, laquelle reçoit un très bon accueil.


Carrière
À l'âge de 21 ans, il quitte la France pour les États-Unis où il continue à peindre et à pratiquer la photographie. Il commence aussi à participer à quelques films et reçoit vite plusieurs offres, tant pour le théâtre que pour le cinéma. Son premier grand succès est L'Homme au pistolet d'or (The Man with the Golden Gun), neuvième film de la saga James Bond en 1974, dans lequel il joue le rôle de Tric-Trac, sbire du personnage de Scaramanga, joué par Christopher Lee, tandis que le rôle de 007 est incarné par Roger Moore. Il joue ensuite dans la série télévisée L'Île fantastique (Fantasy Island) dans laquelle il endosse à partir de 1978 le rôle de Tattoo, le fidèle serviteur de Monsieur Roarke, joué par Ricardo Montalbán. Il a joué dans 131 épisodes sur les 155 que compte la série. Cette série lui a valu un immense succès.

En 1982, il apparaît dans Scavenger Hunt, l'épisode 22 de la série L'Homme qui tombe à pic (The Fall Guy), joue le rôle du roi Fausto de la sixième dimension dans Forbidden Zone de Richard Elfman et fait une apparition dans le film Y a-t-il enfin un pilote dans l'avion ? (Airplane II: The Sequel).

En 1983, il se heurte aux producteurs de la série L'Île fantastique après avoir exigé de gagner autant que l'acteur principal Ricardo Montalbán. En lieu et place d'une augmentation, il est tout simplement renvoyé. La série continue sans lui, mais cesse au bout d'un an, le public n'étant plus au rendez-vous en l'absence du personnage phare de Tattoo.

En 2015, il fait une apparition posthume dans une publicité James Bond 007 pour la bière Heineken, aux côtés de Daniel Craig et Zara Prassinot.


Dernières années
Après son éviction de la série L'Île fantastique, Hervé Villechaize tombe dans la mélancolie et rate plusieurs rôles qui lui sont proposés. Dès lors, il tourne très peu. En 1984, dans son propre rôle, il apparaît dans l'épisode 8 de la saison 7 de la série télévisée Arnold et Willy. Ses problèmes de santé se multiplient, principalement des ulcères. Il faillit mourir d'une pneumonie en 1992.

Il fait sa dernière apparition à la télévision dans The Ben Stiller Show à l'automne 1992.

Dans l'après-midi du 4 septembre 1993, après avoir regardé à la télévision Le Magicien d'Oz, il écrit un mot et enregistre une cassette avant de se suicider par balle dans son salon. Sa compagne Kathy Self l'ayant découvert agonisant appelle l'ambulance, mais Hervé Villechaize ne pourra être sauvé et s'éteint au centre médical de North Hollywood. Ses cendres ont été dispersées à Point Fermin (Los Angeles).

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Filmography of Hervé Villechaize (14 films)

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Actor

The Telephone, 1h18
Directed by Rip Torn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Severn Darden, Elliott Gould, John Heard, Hervé Villechaize, Amy Wright
Roles Voice on Freeway
Rating41% 2.067412.067412.067412.067412.06741
Vashti Blue is an out-of-work actress who we watch make a series of prank calls throughout the night, that causes a chain of events. She is eventually revealed as being medically unstable, as a telephone contractor turns up to her home to confiscate the handset due to arrears with her phone bill. It is revealed that her telephone line was disconnected some time ago, much to her denial. As he struggles to take the handset, she strikes him in the head and stabs him with a knife.
Two Moon Junction, 1h44
Directed by Zalman King
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Louise Fletcher, Burl Ives, Kristy McNichol, Martin Hewitt
Roles Smiley
Rating50% 2.515422.515422.515422.515422.51542
April Delongpre (Sherilyn Fenn) is the well-born, 21-year-old, eldest daughter of a powerful Alabama senator and heiress to an old and respectable Southern family. After graduating from college, April returns home to her parents house for the summer to await her semi-arranged marriage to her fiancé Chad Douglas Fairchild (Martin Hewitt). When a carnival comes to the town, April and Chad accompany April's two younger sisters to the fairgrounds where April sees from a distance a rugged carnival roustabout and drifter named Perry (Richard Tyson). When April accidentally leaves her purse behind in one of the rides, Perry returns it for her and introduces himself (after having looked inside and gotten April's name and home address). Intrigued by the mysterious drifter, April returns to the carnival that evening to talk with Perry, but she refuses his advances.
Forbidden Zone, 1h13
Directed by Richard Elfman
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Musical, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Comedy science fiction films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Hervé Villechaize, Susan Tyrrell, Matthew Bright, Danny Elfman, Viva, Joe Spinell
Roles King Fausto of the Sixth Dimension
Rating64% 3.2477453.2477453.2477453.2477453.247745
The film begins on "Friday, April 17" at 4 pm in Venice, California. Huckleberry P. Jones (Gene Cunningham), local pimp, narcotics peddler and slumlord, enters a vacant house that he owns. While stashing heroin in the basement, he stumbles upon a mysterious door and enters it, falling into the Sixth Dimension, from which he promptly escapes. After retrieving the heroin, he sells the house to the Hercules family. On their way to school, Frenchy Hercules (Marie-Pascale Elfman) and her brother Flash (Phil Gordon) have a conversation with Squeezit Henderson (Matthew Bright), who tells them that, while being violently beaten by his mother, he had a vision of his transgender sister René (also played by Bright), who had fallen into the Sixth Dimension through the door in the Hercules' basement. Frenchy returns home to confide in her mother, and decides to take just a "little peek" behind the forbidden door in the basement. After arriving in the Sixth Dimension, she is captured by the perpetually topless Princess, who brings Frenchy to the rulers of the Sixth Dimension, the midget King Fausto (Hervé Villechaize) and his queen, Doris (Susan Tyrrell). When the king falls for Frenchy, Queen Doris orders their frog servant, Bust Rod, to lock her up. In order to make sure that Frenchy is not harmed, King Fausto tells Bust Rod to take Frenchy to Cell 63, where the king keeps his favorite concubines (as well as René). The next day at school, Flash tries to convince Squeezit to help him rescue René and Frenchy. When Squeezit refuses, Flash enlists the help of Gramps instead. In the Sixth Dimension, they speak to an old Jewish man who tells them how to help Frenchy escape, but they soon are captured by Bust Rod. Queen Doris interrogates Flash and Gramps and then lowers them into a large septic tank. She then plots her revenge against Frenchy, relocating all the denizens of Cell 63 to a torture chamber. She leaves the Princess to oversee Frenchy's torture and execution, but when a fuse is blown, the torture is put on hold and the prisoners from cell 63 are relocated to keep the King from finding them.
Airplane II: The Sequel, 1h25
Directed by Ken Finkleman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Transport films, Sur la Lune, Aviation films, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Dans un avion, Space opera
Actors Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett, Peter Graves, Rip Torn
Roles Little Breather
Rating61% 3.0990753.0990753.0990753.0990753.099075
In the near future, the Moon has been colonized and supports a station on its surface. A lunar shuttle known as Mayflower One is being rushed to launch from Houston. The head of the ground crew, The Sarge (Chuck Connors), does not like what is occurring, but he defers to the airline's management.
The One and Only, 1h37
Directed by Carl Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Films about television
Actors Henry Winkler, Kim Darby, Gene Saks, William Daniels, Harold Gould, Hervé Villechaize
Roles Milton Miller
Rating58% 2.902042.902042.902042.902042.90204
At a midwestern college, student Mary Crawford has the combined good and bad fortune to meet Andy Schmidt, a remarkably conceited young man who is convinced that he is tremendously talented and has every intention of becoming a star. Andy is so obnoxious, he wants Mary to marry him fast before he becomes too famous to give her a second look. She can't resist him, try as she might. Mary takes her new boyfriend home to Columbus, Ohio, to meet her strait-laced parents. Andy proceeds to annoy them in every possible way, hugging them, calling them "Tom and Mom," interrupting dinner to do a series of impressions, thoroughly ruining the visit.
The Man with the Golden Gun, 2h5
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Films about terrorism
Actors Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams, Hervé Villechaize, James Cossins
Roles Nick Nack
Rating66% 3.3477153.3477153.3477153.3477153.347715
In London, a golden bullet with James Bond's code "007" etched into its surface is received by MI6. It is believed that it was sent by famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga, who uses a golden gun, to intimidate the agent. Because of the perceived threat to the agent's life, M relieves Bond of a mission revolving around the work of a scientist named Gibson, thought to be in possession of information crucial to solving the energy crisis with solar power. Bond sets out unofficially to find Scaramanga.
Seizure
Seizure (1974)
, 1h38
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Jonathan Frid, Martine Beswick, Hervé Villechaize, Christina Pickles, Troy Donahue, Anne Meacham
Roles The Spider
Rating47% 2.3639152.3639152.3639152.3639152.363915
Horror writer Edmund Blackstone (Jonathan Frid) sees his recurring nightmare come to chilling life one weekend as one by one, his friends and family are killed by three villains: the Queen of Evil (Martine Beswick), a dwarf named Spider (Hervé Villechaize), and a giant scar-faced strongman called Jackal (Henry Judd Baker).
Crazy Joe
Crazy Joe (1974)

Directed by Carlo Lizzani
Genres Drama, Biography, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Peter Boyle, Michael Vincenzo Gazzo, Paula Prentiss, Fred Williamson, Rip Torn, Charles Cioffi
Roles Samson
Rating61% 3.098473.098473.098473.098473.09847
Hot-tempered gangster Joe Gallo pulls a knife on a man in a theater who complains about Joe's talking during the movie. Joe then gets into a car with his brother Richie and cronies Jelly and Mannie, don masks, pull guns and do a mob hit in a New York restaurant.
Greaser's Palace, 1h31
Directed by Robert Downey Sr.
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Western
Actors Allan Arbus, Luana Anders, Toni Basil, Pablo Ferro, Don Calfa, Woodrow Chambliss
Roles Mr. Spitunia
Rating57% 2.89722.89722.89722.89722.8972
Greaser's Palace follows Jesse (Allan Arbus), a Christ-like figure in a zoot-suit, on his way to Jerusalem to find work as a singer-dancer-actor. In a run-down Western town, he runs afoul of the local boss, Seaweedhead Greaser (Albert Henderson), until he brings Greaser's son Lamy (Michael Sullivan) back from the dead.
Maidstone
Maidstone (1971)
, 1h50
Directed by Norman Mailer
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Norman Mailer, Rip Torn, Isabelle Collin-Dufresne, Harris Yulin, Penelope Milford, Lane Smith
Rating47% 2.3805052.3805052.3805052.3805052.380505
Famous film director Norman Kingsley (Norman Mailer) runs for President while working on his latest film project. His brother Raoul (Rip Torn) continues to cling to him for his money.
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, 1h36
Directed by James Goldstone
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Jerry Orbach, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jo Van Fleet, Lionel Stander, Roz Kelly, Robert De Niro
Roles Beppo
Rating49% 2.4561052.4561052.4561052.4561052.456105
Deux gangs s'affrontent à New York. D'un côté, le vieux parrain Baccala, bien décidé à conserver son territoire. De l'autre, l'ambitieux Kid Sally et son gang, estimant mériter une place plus importante au sein du crime organisé de la grosse pomme.
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, 1h36
Directed by James Goldstone
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Jerry Orbach, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jo Van Fleet, Lionel Stander, Robert De Niro, Hervé Villechaize
Roles Beppo
Rating49% 2.4561052.4561052.4561052.4561052.456105
C'est l'histoire amusante de deux gangs mafieux en guerre à New York. Le gang le plus faible utilise incroyablement un lion pour faire chanter les "clients" du gang opposé. La police réussit à arrêter l'un des gangs, tandis que l'autre reste sans le Boss.Ld