Verne Troyer

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Verne J. Troyer (born January 1, 1969) is an American actor and stunt performer. Troyer is notable for his height of , the result of cartilage"hair hypoplasia dwarfism, 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.

Personal life

Troyer was born in Sturgis, Michigan, the son of Susan, a factory worker, and Reuben Troyer, a repair technician. He has two siblings, Davon and Deborah. He grew up in Centreville, Michigan and graduated from Centreville High School in 1987.

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 story for her own financial gain.

It was announced on March 29, 2013 that Troyer would be the Grand Marshall in the Paris, Tennessee Fish Fry Parade. He has also struggled with several addictions, including cocaine-addiction and alcoholism.

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 filmed in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma, Shrider's home town, and during the Easter Weekend of 2008 at Raffles L'Ermitage hotel, was leaked to the public by Shrider to TMZ. Kevin Blatt, the man responsible for brokering the deal for the Paris Hilton sex tape in 2003, tried to sell the video. Troyer, through his long-time attorney, Ed McPherson, sued TMZ, Blatt, and online rental company SugarDVD, for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement.


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 Sorcerer's Stone Griphook the Goblin (voice by Warwick Davis) Credited as Vern Troyer
2002 Run for the Money Atilla
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember Mini-Me
2003 Pauly Shore is Dead Himself
2007 Postal Himself
2007 Drake & Josh Chuck Cameo appearance
2008 The Love Guru Coach Punch Cherkov
2008 College Himself
2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Percy
2012 Keith Lemon: The Film Archimedes

Television work

  • Masked Rider (1995"1996) (stunts for Paul Pistore)
  • Shasta McNasty (1999"2000)
  • Jack of All Trades (2000) " Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (2002) " Angus
  • Boston Public (2003) " Taylor Prentice (2 episodes)
  • Karroll's Christmas (2004)
  • The Girls Next Door (2005) " himself (episode "Fight Night")
  • The Surreal Life (2005)
  • Bo! in the USA (2006)
  • The Surreal Life: Fame Games (2007)
  • Welcome to Sweden (2007)
  • Celebrity Juice (2008, 2010, 2012) " himself
  • The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest... (2008) " commentator
  • The Podge and Rodge Show (2008) " himself
  • Celebrity Big Brother (2009) " himself
  • Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2009) " himself
  • The Paul O'Grady Show (2009) " himself
  • WWE Raw (2009) " guest host
  • Lemon La Vida Loca (2013) - himself

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