There are less typical roles about but they are rarer and still make a point of the actor's short stature. Such roles include wrestling which can be combined with the leprechaun gig, Santa's helpers which is a once or twice a year gig, or the ring master's assistant or punching bag which reflect the historical positions short statured people were often forced into for one reason or another (often not pleasant).
Once such exciting roles are exhausted there are a few woodland creatures, Japanese demons or spirits, Old English purveyors of wine, blacksmith's assistants, king's pages and other random roles. The frequency of such roles appearing is not helpful for maintaining a career and the competition for such roles is likely high, although this is at a guess as I'm not in the acting business.
Debbie Lee Carrington has played mean, innocent, sexy, styling and manipulative in my own TV viewing experiences, which I have to admit were limited but are now expanding.
The first is the James Bond rip off For Y're Height Only role of 00, as played by Weng Weng. Weng Weng is extremely popular for playing this role and yes, he gets the girls, saves the day, does heaps and heaps of stunts himself, appears in a series of 00 movies and is the central character of each story.
So writers and producers need to create more characters for short statured actors that provide non-exploitative opportunities, create good impressions within the public, allow the actor to shine and set new standards in how short statured people as a whole should be represented. Many short statured actors would probably deeply appreciate the chance to place a central character of great personality rather than a side role with an emphasis on height although any work must be done to pay the bills. For while there has been some improvement recently in the writing for short statured actors there is plenty more that can be done to fix the stereotyping and lack of roles short statured actors have to endure. There likely always will be some reflection of the actor's stature in the story but having it not being portrayed as a quirky or detrimental feature or something to be exploited with a series of short jokes would be better. The other option is, cast short statured actors into any old role in a play or movie and see the results.