Matt Gogin, the little particular person actor who starred within the movies The New Man and Made for Every Different, has died. He was 40.
Gogin died Dec. 13 of COVID-19 problems and pneumonia at Windfall St. Jude’s Medical Middle in Fullerton, California.
Born in Los Angeles on Might 28, 1982, Gogin was the son of Darla H. Gogin and Michael Gogin, the actor, musician and main advocate of individuals with quick stature within the leisure business.
He made his function debut in Ed Decter’s Sony comedy The New Man (2002), enjoying Ed, a pal of Gil Harris’ (DJ Qualls). He additionally had a component that yr in Matthew Vivid’s Tiptoes, a controversial function that concerned little particular person characters and themes (the lead was performed by Gary Oldman and never an actor who had dwarfism).
In 2009, Gogin appeared in Daryl Goldberg’s indie ensemble Made for Every Different. He additionally starred in João Dall’Stella’s well-received 2019 quick movie, Stalls.
Gogin was an advocate for little folks in leisure and labored with charities that helped folks with disabilities.
Survivors embrace his son, Steven, and brothers Charles and Andrew. His spouse, Tanya Marie Richards, died in her sleep at dwelling in 2016 at age 32.