According to CNN, it was report that Michu
Meszaros, the actor who played “ALF” in the popular ’80s sitcom, has
died, according to longtime friend and manager Dennis Varga.
who stood only 33 inches tall, had a stroke last Thursday and had been
hospitalized since. Varga says the 76-year-old actor died Sunday night.
portray the alien wiseguy “ALF,” which was sometimes portrayed by a
puppet. The character was voiced by another actor, Paul Fusco. The NBC
series ran four seasons.
was born in Hungary and joined Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
circus in 1973. He performed for U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald
Reagan and became friends with Michael Jackson after Jackson saw him
performing, said Varga.
appeared on the TV series “Dear John” and “H.R. Pufnstuf,” and had small
roles in movies such as “Look Who’s Talking” and “Big Top Pee-wee.”