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

Filmography

Actor (35)

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Legit 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Keith Lemon: The Film 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

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

Actor

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)

Actor

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

Actor

Half & Half 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Surreal Life 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

Boston Public 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

Mini-Me (Actor)

Run For the Money 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Freedom 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Ghoul (Actor)

TRL Uncensored 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

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)

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

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)

Actor

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)

Actor
Physical Effects (4)

My Giant 1998 (Movie)

utility stunts(USA) (Stunts)

Dunston Checks In 1996 (Movie)

(Stunt Player)

Jingle All the Way 1996 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Baby's Day Out 1994 (Movie)

(Stunts)
Music (1)

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

Song Performer

Biography

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.

Relationships

Genevieve Gallen

Companion
Married from 2004-2006

Reuben Troyer

Father

Susan Troyer

Mother

Davon Troyer

Brother
Born c. 1968

Deborah Troyer

Sister
Born c. 1970

EDUCATION

Centreville High School

Centreville , Michigan 1986

Kellogg Community College

Coldwater , Michigan

Milestones

2009

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

2008

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

2007

Featured in Uwe Boll's "Postal"

2005

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

2002

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

2001

Appeared in the skewed romantic comedy "Bubble Boy"

2001

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

2000

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

2000

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

1999

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

1999

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

1998

Was a stunt player in the comedy "My Giant"

1998

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

1997

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

1996

Performed stunts in "Jingle All the Way"

1994

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

Raised in Centreville, Michigan

Bonus Trivia

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"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."

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