Verne Troyer

Little actor Verne Troyer was born on 1 January, 1969, in Sturgis, Michigan. He started out as a stunt man in movies. He also has gained a lot of acknowledgments due to his height of 2 feet 8 inches, as he was suffering from cartilage hair hypoplasia dwarfism. His first foray into film was as a stunt double for a 9-month old in 1994's Baby's Day Out. Later he worked in Dunston Checks in (1996) and Mighty Joe Young (1998).Troyer became famous for playing the role of Mini-Me in the comedy Austin Powers in 1999: Mike Myers starring The Spy Who Shagged Me. Troyer reprised the role for the Austin Powers in Goldmember. He also landed on the reality shows The Surreal Life in 2003 and on Celebrity Big Brother in 2009. Troyer also did few commercials. He was a stand-up comedian and does all of his own movie stunts.

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Early Life:

Verne Troyer grew up in the small town of Centreville. He was born to Susan and Reuben Troyer as one of the three children. Verne Troyer was only one who was diagnosed with dwarfism but he was never discouraged for his small height. In 1987, after graduating from High School he started his first film job in 1993, and worked as a stunt double for a baby in Baby's Day Out (1994). Over the next few years Troyer continued with stunt work. He often appeared as animals in costume. He played an orangutan in Dunston Checks (1996), a baby gorilla in Mighty Joe Young (1998).

Professional Life:

Troyer quickly became famous from stunt man to a movie star after standing in the limelight of Austin Powers 2 in 1999. Austin Powers opened new opportunities for him, as he found several roles in major motion pictures. He did many films such as How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), and Bubble Boy (2001). He also appeared in the box-office smash hit Harry Potter as Griphook the Goblin and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001).

Troyer continued working for the next few years, but he was not able to gain his earlier success which he captured on the big screen. He was seen in few commercial and critical flop postal (2007) and even worked for The Love Guru in 2008 which was disappointing.

Troyer also did a number of guest appearances on television. He also landed for many reality shows like The Surreal Life in 2005, Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity House Hunting in 2012 and many more.

Personal Life:

Troyer was son of Susan and Reuben Troyer. Davon and Deborah are his two siblings. In 2004, Troyer was married to Genevieve Gallen, but filed for an annulment the next day. According to the reports it has been claimed that currently the net worth of Verne Troyer reaches a sum of 10 million dollars.

Earlier this week the news of actor Verne Troyer’s death spread very quickly causing concern among his fans across the world. However the report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax. On June 12 the actor's representatives officially confirmed that Troyer is not dead, he is well and still alive.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 1 Jan, 1969
Age: 51 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Sturgis
Gender: Male
Description: American actor (1969-2018)
Net Worth 2021: 150 thousand
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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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