Beetlejuice was born in Jersey City, New Jersey in June 1968. He is best known as being a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show and is a member of Stern’s Wack Pack.
He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Laura Green and Christopher Palid. He grew up with three half-siblings (from his mother’s second marriage to evangelical minister Kevin Bourque).
He was afflicted from birth with both dwarfism and microcephaly. When he was a child, his father (whose brother was a circus performer) tried to enlist him in the Ringling Brothers side show, but his mother refused to go along with the plan.
He and actor Jerry O’Connell were childhood acquaintances: O’Connell’s mother taught special education classes to a young Beetlejuice.
Beetle’s uncle worked as a circus freak and made $200,000 a year and tried to recruit Juice to join the Ringling Brothers circus. Beetlejuice is a dwarf and stands at 4’3″. He has microcephaly, a condition that causes a small head and small body.
He was nicknamed Beetlejuice because children teased him based on a scene in the movie of the same name where a character has a shrunken head. In 2004 he sang the song “This is Beetle” or “The Beetlejuice Song” on The Howard Stern Show.
The song has been covered by bands such as Blues Traveler and Staind. He was featured on the album Porn Again by the hip hop group Smut Peddlers in 2001 and in the music video “Grimey” by N.O.R.E. in 2002. He has appeared in the movies Bubble Boy, Scary Movie 2, and Girls Gone Dead. Beetlejuice also appeared on the TV shows This is Beetle, Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, and WCW Monday Nitro.