Birth Name: Warwick Davis
Birth Place: Surrey, England, GB
Born Feb. 3, 1970 in Surrey, England, Warwick Ashley Davis suffered from a rare genetic condition called spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (SED) which caused his dwarfism. He was attending the City of London Freemen's School when his grandmother heard an advertisement on the radio calling for people under four feet tall to appear in the final installment of the "Star Wars" trilogy at that time, "Return of the Jedi" (1983). A huge fan of the franchise, the two-feet, 11-inch-tall 11-year-old successfully auditioned, earning an extra role as an unnamed Ewok. When R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker, who was originally slotted to play Wicket, the lead Ewok, fell ill, Davis was given the part by George...
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