|Title/Rank||Private First Class|
|Portrayed by||B. J. Novak|
- “The Germans' nickname for me is "The Little Man"?”
- ―PFC Smithson Utivich
PFC Smithson Utivich was a Jewish-American soldier, who joined The Basterds.
Utivich was born in the United States. He joined the team led by Lt. Aldo Raine, called The Basterds, whose mission was to kill Nazis behind the enemy lines. He was nicknamed by the Germans "The Little Man", but he wasn't aware of this until Hans Landa told him.
Chapter Two - INGLOURIOUS BASTERDSEdit
Utivich is first seen when Aldo Raine briefs the Basterds about their mission. He is later seen in the woods, scalping some dead German soldiers and throwing their shoes around. When Aldo is interrogating Rachtman, he is seen standing on the trench sides looking at him and later at the Bear Jew, beating the latter to death with a club and cheering.
Chapter Four - OPERATION KINOEdit
He is seen at the veterinary clinic, guarding the doctor, as Aldo interrogates Bridget von Hammersmark.
Chapter Five - REVENGE OF THE GIANT FACEEdit
Utivich is captured by Landa's men and put in the same truck with Aldo. Here he asks him if he knows what happened with Donny, Omar, Bridget, to which Aldo replies he does not. They are taken to an unknown building, where Landa begins to ask them long questions. When Aldo calls Hans Landa by his nickname, "The Jew Hunter" and the former expresses his annoyance at that name, Utivich replies that it was pretty catchy. Landa asks him if he can control the nicknames his enemies give to him, and reveals the nickname the Germans gave to him, "The Little Man". Landa later asks Utivich and Aldo if he believes that if he does nothing, he's causing Hitler's death even more than theirs, to which Utivich he agrees. When Landa relays his demands to the OSS Commander, Utivich is seen drinking wine from his glass.
After Landa drove the truck to the Allied lines, he asks his driver to uncuff Aldo and Utivich. After Aldo orders Utivich to cuff the colonel, he shoots the driver. The lieutenant gives Utivich Landa's knife and orders him to scalp the driver. Aldo asks Utivich if he'd made the deal Landa made, to which Utivich replied he would. He then asks Utivich if he would abide that Landa would takeoff his Nazi uniform, to which Utivich replies he doesn't, not one bit. He then watches Aldo carving a swastika on Landa's forehead and smiles, as Aldo contemplates his "masterpiece".
He is a bit of a wise-ass and will follow anything Lt. Aldo Raine asks him to do.
- Despite being nicknamed "The Little Man", Utivich is the fifth tallest character, after Aldo Raine, Donny Donowitz, Wilhelm Wicki and Hugo Stiglitz. The shortest member of the Basterds is Gerold Hirschberg.
Behind the scenesEdit
He was played by B. J. Novak.
B.J. Novak had to take leave from appearing on The Office in order to play Pfc. Smithson Utivich. His absence on the show was explained by his character going to 'Thailand with friends from high school'.