Verne Troyer

Actor, Stunt player, Telephone company customer service representative
At only two feet, eight inches tall, Verne Troyer was one of the smallest performers in Hollywood, but became a star of much larger proportions thanks to a high-profile role in the blockbuster comedy sequel "Austin ... Read more »
Born: 12/31/1968 in Sturgis, Michigan, USA


Actor (35)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2014 (Tv Show)


Legit 2013 (Tv Show)


Keith Lemon: The Film 2012 (Movie)


Friday Night With Jonathan Ross 1999 - 2000, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)


My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done 2009 (Movie)

Midget (Actor)

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus 2009 (Movie)

Percy (Actor)

College 2008 (Movie)

Verne Troyer (Actor)

Postal 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Love Guru 2008 (Movie)

Coach Punch Cherkov (Actor)

truTV Presents: World's Dumbest... 2008 (Tv Show)


The Surreal Life: Fame Games 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)


Half & Half 2005 (Tv Show)


The Surreal Life 2005 (Tv Show)


The Surreal Reunion: Season 4 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)


The 2004 Teen Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


Boston Public 2003 (Tv Show)


Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

Mini-Me (Actor)

Run For the Money 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 2002 (Tv Show)


V.I.P. 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)


Freedom 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 (Movie)

Ghoul (Actor)

TRL Uncensored 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


The Bubble Boy 2001 (Movie)

Doctor Phreak (Actor)

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000 (Movie)

Band Member (Actor)

Shasta Mcnasty 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)


The 2000 MTV Movie Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


The 2000 Miss Teen USA Pageant 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

Mini-Me (Actor)

Bit Players 1999 (Movie)

Marty Rosenthal (Actor)

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

Wee Waiter (Actor)

Men in Black 1997 (Movie)

Alien Son (Actor)

Wes Craven Presents Wishmaster 1997 (Movie)

Creature Stages (Actor)

Karroll's Christmas (TV Show)

Physical Effects (4)

My Giant 1998 (Movie)

utility stunts(USA) (Stunts)

Dunston Checks In 1996 (Movie)

(Stunt Player)

Jingle All the Way 1996 (Movie)


Baby's Day Out 1994 (Movie)

Music (1)

The 2003 Teen Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song Performer


At only two feet, eight inches tall, Verne Troyer was one of the smallest performers in Hollywood, but became a star of much larger proportions thanks to a high-profile role in the blockbuster comedy sequel "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" in 1999. Getting his start as a stunt double for a nine-month-old child in the 1994 comedy release "Baby's Day Out", Troyer put his size and talents to use performing stunts in the 1996 comedies "Dunston Checks In". Playing babies, animals and even an alien (in 1997's "Men In Black"), Troyer had an average guy role in the anything but average Terry Gilliam feature "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998), playing a waiter. A performance as a gorilla in 1999's "Instinct" wouldn't garner the actor/stuntman much in the way of notice, but his less costumed, scene-stealing turn in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" offered a high-ranking spot in the court of pop culture. His silent but expressive comedic performance won the actor good reviews and fans, while his unforgettable appearance would help to separate him from the pack of actors his age.

A recurring role on the UPN sitcom "Shasta" (formerly "Shasta McNasty") and an appearance on the syndicated series "V.I.P." would round out the actor's year and by the close of 1999, Troyer's frequent appearance at Hollywood events but lack of strong follow-up work marked him as a celebrity rather than an actor, though behind the scenes, the performer had several projects in the works. Though a proposed "Shasta" spin-off series didn't take off, he reemerged on television with a humorous recurring role on the syndicated period/adventure series "Jack of All Trades", on which he played none other than famed diminutive despot Napoleon Bonaparte. That same year he hit the big screen with a role in the independent "Bit Players" and a part as a musically-inclined citizen of Whoville in Ron Howard's live-action adaptation of "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas". In 2001, Troyer appeared in the unique romantic comedy "Bubble Boy" and was featured in the highly anticipated adaptation of the popular children's book "Harry Potter and the Scorcerer's Stone". He then made his debut in a supporting dramatic turn in "Run for the Money" (2002) starring Christian Slater and Val Kilmer. In 2002, Troyer also appeared in the third "Austin Powers" installment in the famed role of Mini-Me.


Genevieve Gallen

Married from 2004-2006

Reuben Troyer


Susan Troyer


Davon Troyer

Born c. 1968

Deborah Troyer

Born c. 1970


Centreville High School

Centreville , Michigan 1986

Kellogg Community College

Coldwater , Michigan



Cast as part of a travelling theatre troupe in Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"


Re-teamed with Mike Myers for the comedy, "The Love Guru"


Featured in Uwe Boll's "Postal"


Appeared on the fourth season of the VH1 reality series, "The Surreal Life"


Reprised role of Mini-Me in "Austin Powers in Goldmember"


Appeared in the skewed romantic comedy "Bubble Boy"


Featured in "Harry Potter and the Scorcerer's Stone"


Played Napoleon Bonaparte in the short-lived syndicated series, "Jack of All Trades"


Appeared in Ron Howard's live-action adaptation of "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"


Breakthrough role as Mini-Me, a miniature clone of Dr. Evil in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me"


Cast as a series regular on the UPN comedy "Shasta McNasty"


Was a stunt player in the comedy "My Giant"


Played a waiter in Terry Gilliam's adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"


Appeared in the sci-fi comedy "Men in Black"


Performed stunts in "Jingle All the Way"


Made film debut as a stunt player in the comedy-adventure "Baby's Day Out"

Raised in Centreville, Michigan

Bonus Trivia


"Austin Powers" director Jay Roach on Verne Troyer to The Los Angeles Times (June 18, 1999): "I wasn't really paying attention to him as closely as I did with Mike [Myers in scenes]. I would give him notes and tell him about the scenes, but it wasn't until the editing room that I saw how amazing he was because whenever I needed a reaction shot, I would go to Verne because he was doing the funniest, sharpest reactions."