Beetlejuice Biography

Beetlejuice is the stage name of American actor and comedian, Lester Green. Check out this biography to know more about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

Beetlejuice
Quick Facts

Birthday: June 2, 1968

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors Comedians

Age: 51 Years, 51 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Gemini

Also Known As: Lester Green

Born in: Jersey City, New Jersey

Famous as: Actor

Height: 1.3 m

Family:

father: Christopher Palid

mother: Laura Green

City: Jersey City, New Jersey

U.S. State: New Jersey

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Beetlejuice is the stage name of American actor and comedian, Lester Green, who is known for his short height and small head due to microcephaly and dwarfism, as well as for his crude sense of humor that made him famous on 'The Howard Stern Show'. He has been a part of Stern's 'Wack Pack', and was named the 'Greatest Wack Packer of All Time' in late 2015. He also performs under 'The Killers of Comedy Tour' banner, which features artists from the show. One of Stern's best guests, Beetlejuice sang the original song 'This Is Beetle' on the show in late 2004 and was awarded his own talk show by the same name later in 2009. He has also appeared in films such as 'Scary Movie 2', 'Bubble Boy', and 'Girls Gone Dead', and has provided his voice to the character Zeke of the 2005 video game 'True Crime: New York City'. Beetlejuice, who used to participate in comic wrestling during his early career, recently challenged Mike Tyson to a match.

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Beetlejuice
Rise to Stardom
  • During his early career in Dwarf-tossing, Beetlejuice met Sean Rooney at a bar and Sean became his manager for his acts as a nightclub entertainer and comedian. For a short period of time, Beetlejuice performed as a wrestler on the World Championship Wrestling show, where he often faced off against wrestlers who were significantly larger than him.
  • In 1999, Beetlejuice made an appearance on 'The Howard Stern Show' with another little person, following which he became a regular guest on the show. His fame on the show earned him roles in movies like 'Scary Movie 2' and 'Bubble Boy'. He subsequently ventured into hip-hop music by appearing on the cover of 'Porn Again' (2001), the debut album of the hip-hop group Smut Peddlers, which also featured him on three songs. In 2002, he appeared on the music video for the song 'Grimey' by rapper N.O.R.E. In late 2004, he spontaneously created a song in the studio which was later made into the single 'This Is Beetle' by the producer of Stern's show, Richard Christy. He continued to appear on the show in the following years, and in 2009, earned his own show, 'This is Beetle', which provided insights into his daily struggles due to both his fame and disabilities.
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Later Career
  • Since the 'This is Beetle' show ended, Beetlejuice has appeared as himself in the 2012 film, 'Girls Gone Dead'. He also continued to make appearances on 'The Howard Stern Show', but to a lesser extent, and went to 'The Killers of Comedy' tours as well. In late 2015, he appeared on the show once more to receive the 'Greatest Wack Packer of All Time' honor. In recent times, he has been more focused on earning gigs via his website 'jollydwarf.com', through which he and his friends can be hired for bachelor parties, and apparently for dwarf tossing, boxing, bowling and bartending.
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Family & Personal Life
  • Beetlejuice was born as Lester Napoleon Green on June 2, 1968 in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Christopher Palid and Laura Green. He was born with microcephaly, a medical condition in which the brain is under-developed and the head is smaller than normal. He also has a short stature at 1.3 meters, but does not have the disproportionate limb size associated with dwarfism. Realizing his multiple developmental issues, one of his uncles, a member of the Ringling Brothers circus freak show, had offered to take him into the show when he was only seven. However, his mother decided to educate him instead, which was fruitful as he was remarkably bright in school.
  • On 'The Howard Stern Show' on October 2, 2007, actor Jerry O'Connell revealed that the two knew each other as they grew up because his mother was Beetlejuice's special education teacher at PS 31 in Jersey City.
  • During his initial appearances on 'The Howard Stern Show', Beetlejuice explained that he got the name 'Beetlejuice' when he was part of a Dwarf-tossing act while growing up in the Marion Garden Projects in Jersey City. Following the release of the 1988 Michael Keaton film 'Beetlejuice', children often irritated him by comparing him with the character whose head got shrunk by the Witch Doctor. The name not only stuck on, he also became famous by it.
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Relationships
  • In 2003, during his appearance on 'The Howard Stern Show', Beetlejuice had a public affair with a Puerto Rican woman, who he introduced on the show as 'Babyjuice' who, according to Howard Stern, looks like a 'little J-Lo'. They briefly dated for four months in early 2003 before getting married in May 2003, and had an equally brief marriage that ended in divorce four months later.
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