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Matthew MG
Matthew McGrory
Actor Information
Birthplace

West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

Birth date

May 17, 1973

Died

August 9, 2005 (aged 32) Los Angeles, California, United States

Portrayed

The Ogre

Season

Season 6 & Season 8

Episode(s)
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Matthew McGrory (May 17, 1973 – August 9, 2005) was an American actor, known for his great height. He potrayed an Ogre in the Season 6 episodes "Sword and the City" and "Spin City".

BiographyEdit

McGrory was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He studied pre-law at Widener University, where he resided in campus housing on the first floor of Howell Hall. He also studied Criminal Justice at West Chester University. McGrory grew to the height of 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) and had size 29.5 shoes. He was over five feet tall when he graduated from kindergarten.

Due to his height, he was in demand to play roles in movies cast as a giant—he did so in films such as Bubble Boy, Big Fish, House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects and television shows including Malcolm in the Middle, Charmed and Carnivàle.

The Guinness Book of World Records also gave him the title of the tallest actor, the largest toe, and having the world's largest feet not caused by Elephantiasis—size 29½. He also featured in Marilyn Manson's music video "Coma White" and on the cover of Manson's VHS God is in the TV. He can also be seen on the Blondie's video for their 2003-hit "Good Boys".

At the time of his death he was playing André the Giant in a film about the wrestler's life. He lived in Sherman Oaks, California, with his girlfriend Melissa. On August 9, 2005, Matthew McGrory died of natural causes at age 32. The Devil's Rejects was dedicated to him.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Dead Hate the Living! Gaunt
2001 Bubble Boy Human Sasquatch
2002 Men in Black II Tall Alien (uncredited)
2003 House of 1000 Corpses Tiny Firefly
Big Fish Karl the Giant
2004 Big Time Richard Blunderbore
Planet of the Pitts Toto
Carnivàle
2005 Constantine Demon (uncredited)
ShadowBox Hort Willows
The Devil's Rejects Tiny Firefly
2008 Andre': Heart of the Giant André "The Giant" Roussimoff (Incomplete due to McGrory's death)

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