Michael Gilden portrayed the Leprechaun known as Finnegan in season 5 appearing in the episodes "Lucky Charmed" and "Oh My Goddess!." He returned in season 7 in the episode "Something Wicca This Way Goes...?" as a different Leprechaun named Liam. He portrayed Liam again in season 8 in the episode "Gone with the Witches."


Michael Jeffrey Gilden was an American actor born on September 22nd, 1962 in Los Angeles, California with a rare physical characteristic—he had dwarfism. He was 4 feet 6 inches in height. Michael was also a financial advisor.

He performed and did stunt work in a variety of television series and films, including Charmed, which was his final project before he committed suicide, hanging himself in his L.A. home, on December 5th, 2006. He was buried in a private service at Mission Hills, California, on December 10th.

Personal Life

In August 1997, he met Meredith Eaton through common friends in Atlanta, Georgia. Gilden encouraged Eaton to pursue a career in acting and she became an actress in 1999. The couple married on May 20, 2001. Before Meredith, he was married to Elena Bertagnolli before their divorce in 1994 after two years of marriage.


  • Charmed
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Family Law
  • Cybill
  • NCIS
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

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