Monday, June 13, 2016


Michu Meszaros, an actor who brought the titular alien in ’80s sitcom “ALF” to life for 4 seasons, has died. He was 76.

Meszaros, standing at just 2 feet 9 inches tall, was born in Hungary. He performed in the circus before heading to TV, and he was billed as the “smallest man in the world” as he worked in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in the ’70s. 

Meszaros’ biggest claim to fame, however, is “ALF.” The alien, voiced by Paul Fusco, was typically only shown from the waist-up, with puppeteers controlling his movements. For shots that required Alf’s whole body to be shown, though, Meszaros appeared on camera, wearing the full-body costume.

A GoFundMe page was recently launched to help Meszaros with medical expenses, as he struggled with health issues up until his death, and funeral costs. 


1939 - 2016

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