I know we've discussed this before, and indeed, here's a thread. But to elaborate...
The important-looking man with warts on his face isn't named with the troupe when they show up at Olaf's house at the middle of the book, but since there were supposed to be ten troupe members there, and the regular troupe plus the other five named during the play sequence makes ten (bald man with the long nose plus the hook-handed man plus the enormous one with the indistinct gender plus the two white-faced women plus the three short men plus the short-haired woman plus the wart-faced man makes ten), he probably was there. It's interesting that he plays an important role at the end, shutting off the lights so Olaf can escape, and he's directly mentioned as having escaped with Olaf and the regular troupe, whereas the three short men and the short-haired woman aren't. However, despite that, he isn't mentioned in the troupe recap at the start of TRR, or ever again (I've heard it said that the man with pimples on his chin from TCC is the same guy, but since the wart-faced man looked important whereas the pimple-chinned guy wasn't at all dignified, and since a pimply chin is very different to a warty face, then I'd say that's bunk). I think he was probably planned to be a full-time troupe member, but Handler either decided that he had enough with the other troupe members or didn't want to offend important-looking people with warts on their face, and so the character was cut. The accompanying song Scream and Run Away mentions "one long-nosed bald man with warts," implying that the bald man and the wart-faced man are meant to be the same person, but that simply isn't supported by the books.
Edit: Also, I corrected the spelling in the title of this thread to avoid confusion; hope you don't mind.
If he was an enemy of VFD(that is, the entire VFD, not just the noble side that Olaf and his allies despise), it's odd that he helped Olaf escape by turning off the lights. However, we should keep in mind that Handler wouldn't have had the VFD plot planned out while writing TBB. I understand that he'd originally planned Olaf's theater company to be a sinister group obsessed with eyes, but that's a different matter.
As Dante mentioned, Handler probably didn't feel a need to reuse the wart-faced man, as he had plenty of ideas for the other troupe members. I also suspect that the three short men and the short-haired woman weren't really intended to be henchpersons, but just stagehands who thought they were just creating a play, not aiding an evil scheme.
Last Edit: Jan 11, 2007 10:41:28 GMT -5 by Antenora