Verne Troyer

Verne Troyer

Highest Rated: 64% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

Lowest Rated: 0% Run for the Money (2002)

Birthday: Jan 01, 1969

Birthplace: Sturgis, Michigan, USA

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 comedy "Dunston Checks In." Playing babies, animals and even an alien (in 1997's "Men In Black"), Troyer had an average guy role in the 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 sitcom "Shasta McNasty" (UPN 1999-2000) rounded out the actor's year and by the close of 1999, Troyer's frequent appearance at Hollywood events marked him as a celebrity more than an actor. Though a proposed "Shasta" spin-off series didn't take off, he reemerged on television with a recurring role on the period/adventure series "Jack of All Trades" (Syndicated 2000) on which he played diminutive despot Napoleon Bonaparte. That same year he hit the big screen with a role in the independent "Bit Players" (2000) 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" (2000). Troyer next appeared in the unique romantic comedy "Bubble Boy" (2001) and was featured in the highly anticipated adaptation of the popular children's book "Harry Potter and the Scorcerer's Stone" (2001). He then made his debut in a dramatic turn in "Run for the Money" (2002) starring Christian Slater and Val Kilmer, as well as returning to his most famous role in the third and final Austin Powers film, "Goldmember" (2002). He reteamed with Myers in "The Love Guru" (2008) and Gilliam in "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" (2009), and became known for appearing in reality TV staples like "The Surreal Life" (WB/VH1 2003-2008) and UK favorite "Celebrity Big Brother 6" (Channel 4 2009). Verne Troyer died on April 21, 2018 in Los Angeles at the age of 48.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet No Score Yet The 420 Movie Unknown (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 33% Gnome Alone The Gnome (Character) - 2014
0% 19% Keith Lemon: The Film Archimedes (Character) - 2012
64% 60% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Percy (Character) $7.7M 2009
49% 44% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Midget (Character) - 2009
14% 33% The Love Guru Coach Cherkov (Character) $32.2M 2008
9% 34% Postal Himself (Character) - 2007
57% 29% Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 52% Karroll's Christmas Spike (Character) - 2004
0% 21% Run for the Money Attila (Character) - 2002
53% 44% Austin Powers in Goldmember Mini Me (Character) $213.1M 2002
31% 48% Bubble Boy Dr. Phreak (Character) $5M 2001
52% 71% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Mini-Me (Character) $206M 1999
No Score Yet 23% Pinocchio's Revenge Pinocchio (Character) - 1996


No Score Yet No Score Yet Oprah: Where Are They Now? Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway? Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2009
65% 65% Two and a Half Men Circus Midget (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Surreal Life Unknown (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half & Half Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
83% 87% Scrubs Small Man at Bar (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Public Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 74% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
40% No Score Yet Freedom Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack of All Trades Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shasta Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet V.I.P. Unknown (Guest Star) 1999


Nigel Powers says: Oh my god! You're a tripod.

Mini-Me says: [nods]

Tony says: Where the hell are we?

Percy says: Geographically speaking, in the Northern Hemisphere. Socially, on the margins. And narratively, with some way to go.