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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - A Media and Collectible Resource, 1928-2005

Character Review - Felix Silla is "Twiki"

Felix Silla is Twiki

Felix Silla was born on January 11, 1937 in a small village outside Rome, Italy.
Standing at 3 feet 11, Silla trained as a circus performer and came to the United
States as a Italian immigrant in 1955 and toured with the Ringling Bros and the
Barnum & Bailey Show. His talents as a bareback rider, trapeze artist and tumbler
gave him the opportunity to be a stunt man in Hollywood, his best known roles are
the maniacal, miniature Hitler who menaces George Segal in "The Black Bird" and
Cousin Itt on the long running TV series "The Addams Family". He often doubled
for children in such films as "The Towering Inferno", "The Hindenberg",
"Battlestar Galactica" and "Indiana Jones". Between movies he frequently
appeared in Las Vegas and Reno night clubs with his own musical combo, "The
Original Harmonica Band." Silla and wife Susan a little person like himself have
been married since 1965 and have two children, Bonnie and Michael.

Felix Silla is Twiki

Silla was the man of 1,000 costumes and valued for his shape, size and
athleticism. During his 44 years in Hollywood he played only one significant
part without a mask and that was as the bald Nazi, "Litvak" in the movie "The
Black Bird". From a baby gorilla in "Planet of the Apes" to "Howard the Duck",
he even landed a role as an ewok in "Return of the Jedi". In the climactic fight
scene on Endor Silla was shot from an ewok glider falling 30 feet to a mattress
buried in the ground below, but being a trained performer It was a simple task
for the 65 pound stunt man.

Felix Silla is Twiki Felix Silla is Twiki

According to his wife Sue, 90 percent of all the many calls he receives at
home are people calling about appearances, endorsements and all sorts of
crazy schemes. The rubber suit he wore on "Batman Returns" was more
comfortable than the fiberglass suit he wore as Twiki on "Buck Rogers." The
angular silver costume may have given him the freedom to bust a sweet disco
dance every now and then, but according to Silla it was always either to hot or
too cold and never at the right time. He actually had one of the five original
Twiki suits until six years ago when he sold his to a collector for $15,000.

Felix Silla is Twiki Felix Silla is Twiki

Felix Silla has since moved to Las Vegas, he is just one in a growing list of
celebs who have opted to live out their golden years in Southern Nevada.
After a career spent playing robots, ewoks and a Drew Barrymore's stunt
double, Felix settles down to life in the local 'burbs ..

Filmography - Felix Silla

 Batman Returns
 Married with Children
 The Dungeonmaster
 The Dukes of Hazzard
 Meatballs Part II
 Star Wars: Episode VI
 Under the Rainbow
 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
 The Brood
 The Lord of the Rings
 The Manitou
 Halloween with the New Addams Family
 The Kentucky Fried Movie
 Demon Seed
 Black Samurai
 The Black Bird
 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
 Little Cigars
 H.R. Pufnstuf
 Planet of the Apes
 Point Blank
 She Freak
 The Monkees
 Star Trek: The Cage
 The Addams Family
 Petticoat Junction
(1996) Little Galgy
(1992) Emperor Penguin
(1990) Alien
(1987) Dink
(1986) Little Critter
(1985) Desert Bandit
1985) The Visitor
(1984) Meathead the Alien
(1983) Ewok
(1981) Hotel Rainbow Guest
(1979-1981) Twiki
(1979) Creature
(1978) (voice)
(1978) Misquamacus
(1977) Cousin Itt
(1977) Crazed Clown
(1977) Baby
(1977) Rheinhardt
(1976) Schatzi
(1975) Litvak
(1973) Creature
(1973) Sam Lee
(1973) Frankie
1971) Troll
(1970) Polkadotted Horse
(1969) Polka Dotted Horse
(1968) Child gorilla
(1967) Bellhop
(1967) Shorty
(1967) Little Person
(1966) Talosian
(1966) Cousin Itt
(1965) Baron Munchin
(1963) Flaged

Filmography - Felix Silla (Stunts)

 The Monster Squad
 Dennis the Menace
 The Golden Child
 Weekend Warriors
 Howard the Duck
 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
 When Time Ran Out
 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
 The Lord of the Rings
 Battlestar Galactica
 The Hindenburg
 The Towering Inferno
 Battle for the Planet of the Apes
 The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming
 A Ticklish Affair

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