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Guy Big
Born Alan Hoffman
c. 1946
Ebenezer, Saskatchewan[1]
Died 2 May 1978 (age 32)
Toronto, Ontario
Occupation Actor, social worker
Years active 1970s

Guy Big (c. 1946 - 2 May 1978 at Toronto)[2] was the stage name of Alan Hoffman, a Canadian actor. He appeared in the children's television series The Hilarious House of Frightenstein as the midget count [3] and also appeared in the movie Find the Lady as Miniature man. He also appeared in the King of Kensington episode Tiny's Job as the character Tiny Russell, and was a guest on The Tommy Hunter Show.

Hoffman spent his childhood in Yorkton, Saskatchewan then attended the University of Alberta. During his years in Toronto, he also became a social worker and earned a relevant degree at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. He died aged 32 in Toronto from an unspecified cause, although he was reportedly treated for throat cancer in 1977.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Hoffman, Alan". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. University of Regina. http://esask.uregina.ca/entry/hoffman_alan_c1946-78.html. Retrieved 2008-04-05.  
  2. ^ a b Toronto Star (9 May 1978). "'Guy Big', 32, had several acting roles (obituary)". Toronto Star. p. A15.  
  3. ^ "Spacecast: The Hilarious House of Frightenstein". Space. http://www.spacecast.com/shows_2680.aspx. Retrieved 2007-05-13.  . Select Cast subpage for cast member details, including Guy Big.

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