Wild Wild West

Night the Wizard Shook the Earth, #6503

Agent James West disguises himself as Professor Neilsen, a scientist who has created a formula for a new explosive for the U.S. government. However, Dr. Miguelito Loveless is not fooled by the disguise and watches as the real Professor Neilsen disembarks from the ship, killing him with an explosive pill shot from a peashooter. Afterwards, West escorts Neilsen's secretary, Greta, to safety, unaware that she is working for Dr. Loveless. And he hasn't even met Loveless's big new henchman Voltaire (Richard Kiel) yet.

A three-foot-ten-inch actor, Dunn portrayed Dr. Loveless in ten episodes starting with The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth. He was born Gary Neil Miller on October 20, 1924 in Shattuck, Oklahoma. He was blessed with an IQ of 178 and at fifteen, he became a concert pianist until he was stricken by chondrodystrophy, a congenital disease that permanently crippled his elbows and ended his career as a pianist. He then took up acting, eventually winning critical acclaim for his performance in the Broadway production of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe. In addition to his Oscar-nominated performance in Ship of Fools, he also appeared in Francis Ford Coppola's You're a Big Boy Now, Don Siegel's Madigan, and horror thrillers like The Mutations. Also an episode of 1960s Star Trek
Dr. Miguelito Loveless: Michael Dunn
Greta: Leslie Parrish
Voltaire: Richard Kiel
Antoinette: Phoebe Dorin
Miss Piecemeal: Sigrid Valdis
Wrestler: Mike Masters
Directed by Bernie Kowalski
Written by John Kneubuhl
* The above information was compiled from The Wild Wild West: The Series by Susan E. Kesler (Arnett Press), "Michael Garrison's Wild Wild West," an article by Robert Alan Crick in Epi-Log Journal #11 and other sources.
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