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Verne Troyer

Verne Troyer, May 2007
Born January 1, 1969 (1969-01-01) (age 41)
Sturgis, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Stunt performer
Years active 1994—present
Spouse(s) Genevieve Gallen (2004 annulled)

Verne J. Troyer (born January 1, 1969) is an American actor and stunt performer. Troyer is notable for his height of 2 ft 8 in (0.81 m), the result of cartilage–hair hypoplasia dwarfism,[1] making him one of the shortest men in the world. He is best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series of comedy films.



Verne Troyer attending the "Kandy Masquerade" Party at the Playboy Mansion on 02/28/2009

Shortly after his high school graduation in 1987, Verne moved with some friends to Frisco, Texas, where, in 1993, he got his first break into show business as a stunt double for a 9-month-old baby in the film Baby's Day Out (1994). Troyer is best known for his role as "Mini-Me" in the hit comedy Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). He has also had roles in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and The Love Guru. Troyer guest hosted the edition of WWE Raw that aired on November 30th 2009.

Personal life

Troyer was born in Sturgis, Michigan, the son of Susan, a factory worker, and Reuben Troyer, a repair technician.[2] He has two siblings, Davon and Deborah. He grew up in Centreville, Michigan and graduated from high school in 1986.

Troyer reportedly married model Genevieve Gallen on February 22, 2004 but filed for an annulment the next day. Though the couple's engagement was widely reported, Troyer and his attorney deny that the two ever had any formal wedding plans, saying that Gallen had fabricated the entire story for her own financial gain.[3]

Sex tape scandal

On June 25 2008, a private home videotape was released which showed Troyer and his former live-in girlfriend Ranae Shrider having sex. The video, which had been made during the Easter weekend of 2008 at Raffles L’Ermitage hotel,[4] was leaked to the public by Ranae Shrider to TMZ.[5] Kevin Blatt, the man responsible for brokering the deal for the Paris Hilton sex tape in 2003, attempted to sell the video. Troyer sued TMZ, Blatt, and online rental company SugarDVD, for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement. The incident was referenced in the Hedley song "Cha Ching".


Year Film Role Notes
1994 Baby's Day Out Stuntman first film role as Stuntman
1996 Dunston Checks In Stuntman
1996 Jingle All the Way Stuntman & "little santa"
1996 Pinocchio's Revenge Pinocchio's miniature double first acting film role
1997 Men in Black Alien Son
1997 Volcano Stuntman
1997 RocketMan Stuntman
1997 Wishmaster Creature stage #1
1998 My Giant Wrestler
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Wee Waiter
1998 The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Scared Silly Sundae
1998 Mighty Joe Young Baby Joe
1999 Here Lies Lonely Virgil
1999 Instinct Gorilla Performer
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Mini-Me
2000 Mission Imp Ethan Runt
2000 Bit Players Marty Rosenthal
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Band Member
2001 Bubble Boy Dr Phreak
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Griphook the Goblin
2002 Run for the Money Atilla
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Mini-Me
2003 Pauly Shore is Dead Himself
2006 The Benchwarmers Himself Cameo appearance
2007 Postal Himself
2007 Drake & Josh Chuck
2008 The Love Guru Coach Punch Cherkov
2008 College Himself
2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Percy

Television work


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Verne Troyer
File:Verne Troyer
Verne Troyer, May 2007
Born January 1, 1969 (1969-01-01) (age 42)
Sturgis, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Stunt performer
Years active 1994—present
Spouse Genevieve Gallen (2004 annulled)

Verne Troyer (born January 1, 1969 in Sturgis Michigan) is a American actor. Standing at 2 ft 8 in (0.81 m), He is best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series. Troyer also guest-hosted WWE Raw on November 30, 2009.


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