Small person actor and stuntman who increased to fame for his role as Mini-Me within the Austin Forces franchise. He also made an appearance in Males in Dark and portrayed the Wee Waiter in Dread and Loathing in NEVADA. He was created with cartilage-hair hypoplasia dwarfism. He debuted like a stunt dual to get a nine-month-old baby in John Hughes’ film Baby’s DAY TRIP. He performed a Goblin in Harry Potter. His mom Susan was a manufacturer employee and his dad Reuben was a repairman. He apparently wedded model Genevieve Gallen in Feb of 2004, but submitted for annulment the next day time. He became known for playing Mini-Me in acting professional and article writer Mike Myers’ well-known Austin Forces series.
Full Name Verne Troyer
Date Of Birth January 1, 1969
Place Of Birth Sturgis, MI
Height 81 cm
Profession Movie Actor
Education Centreville High School, Kellogg Community College
Nominations MTV Movie Award for Best Fight, MTV Movie Award for Best Musical Sequence, Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor - Comedy
Movies Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Love Guru, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone, Bubble Boy, Men in Black, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Keith Lemon: The Film, Hard Cash, Pinocchio's Revenge, Mighty Joe Young, Wishmaster, Karroll's Christmas, Pauly Shore Is Dead, Gnome Alone, College, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?, Convenience, The Adventures Of Uncle Colt And Cletus, The Official Selections, Judge Ice
TV Shows The Surreal Life: Fame Games, The Surreal Life, The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald, Shasta McNasty, Masked Rider, Celebrity Big Brother, Welcome to Sweden
Star Sign Capricorn
While both sides of Verne's family have lived in the United States (mostly Pennsylvania) since the 1700s, Verne is still entirely of German descent (including Swiss-German). The "Troyer" family originates in Emmental, Bern, Switzerland.
Has a brief appearance in Moby's "We Are All Made of Stars" video.
Verne and his date were voted King and Queen at their high school prom.
Verne loves to play video games in his spare time.
Verne loves college football. His favorite team is the Michigan Wolverines. He says his second favorite team is "whoever's playing Notre Dame."
Verne has to do all of his own stunts because there isn't anyone small enough to fill in!
Announced engagement to his yoga instructor/girlfriend, Genevieve Gallen, and plans to wed in November 2003. In August of 2003, Verne denied the earlier reports that he and girlfriend Genevieve Gallen were to be married. His reps said that he had never even asked her. They wed in January of 2004, but were in the process of a divorce as of fall 2006.
Threw out the first ball at the San Diego Padre vs. Los Angeles Dodger game on June 30, 1999. It wasn't from the mound, of course.
One of the smallest men in the world
The 420 Movie: Mary & Jane
Tito The Terrible
Let It Die
Jackal X (voice)
Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High & Unemployed
Where's This Party?
The Adventures of Uncle Colt and Cletus
Lemon La Vida Loca
Story Cops with Verne Troyer
Keith Lemon: The Film
Two and a Half Men
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Verne Troyer Sex Tape
The Love Guru
Coach Punch Cherkov
Half & Half
Small Man at Bar
The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The Legend of McDonald-Land Loch
Pauly Shore Is Dead
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Griphook (as Vern Troyer)
Jack of All Trades
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Band Member (as Verne J. Troyer)
Here Lies Lonely
The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The Visitors from Outer Space
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Mini-Me (as Verne J. Troyer)
The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The Legend of Grimace Island
Mighty Joe Young
The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Scared Silly
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People have a good time with all the catch phrases.
I think when average-size people start taking roles that were meant for dwarfs, that's a little frustrating because there aren't that many roles out there for height-challenged actors.
If I did everything, I probably wouldn't be here talking to you. There aren't too many people who can actually double me, so I do most of my stunts though.
There's times when you're having dinner with a good friend and you're in the middle of a conversation and somebody comes up and cuts you off. Can you sign this? Can I take a picture with you? I'm adjusting to all the attention.
What I really enjoy the most is seeing what the crowd likes. I enjoy making people laugh.
I went to see the film with a regular audience for the first time on Sunday, and was basically swamped.
In high school and college all my friends and my brother wrestled.
I was just the perfect person to play the Mini-Me character.
I think it was a good challenge for me to get my reactions across without being able to speak.
I'll be one of the Who's of Whoville.
I just take it one day at a time. Austin Powers has given me a lot of opportunities as far as my career.
I felt probably more uncomfortable than Beyonce. But I can't answer for her.
I still pinch myself that I ended up in Hollywood. And I am still surprised at the fans.
I've done approximately 15 films, and most of the things I've done have either been stunt or costume work.
I grew up in Michigan, in a very small town, Centreville. In my graduating class, I had like 92 people.
L.A. is so fake - girls there are so superficial.
Now I get to pick and choose exactly what I want to do.
It's hard for me to even watch comedies I'm in.
Me being able to beat up Austin Powers? I mean, how great can that be?
In the film, I'm not very mobile, like in the space suit.
The Amish like to live a very plain lifestyle, the way they think God intended. It sort of brings you back to, like, 'Little House on the Prairie' days or something.
I'm a big sports fan. College football is my favorite.
There's nobody else that can double me - except for a doll.
Doing stunt work is risky, but it's something I enjoy.
In Men in Black, it was a very small character, no pun intended.
I was working at a candy-wrapping factory before I became an actor. I admit I snuck some hard candy, which is great because you can suck on it while you're working.
I stay away from the elf roles; I stay away from playing a leprechaun. All the roles I try to do are something that an average actor would do.
I love London. I would move here. I like British people; everybody is so down to earth.
I can play the leading man. I can play the action hero, maybe in just a different way. I look at it as, you know, if you set your mind to it, you can do it.
We were doing the dance routine and I dislocated my knee. I've been doing stunts for a long time and it's kind of weird that I'd dislocate my knee just dancing.
Between takes I asked Vern how tall he is and he said "I'm 32 inches tall but if you ask me how tall I am I'll tell you 'I'm two foot eight!' because it sounds bigger." (said with a wry grin in the mid-1990s)