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Verne Troyer



As Mini-Me in Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), Verne Troyer earned his claim to fame as the smaller imitation sidekick of Dr. Evil (Mike Myers). The hilarious summer sequel to Austin Powers received critical acclaim, as well as success at the box office, in addition to sending Troyer into stardom.

Born January 1, 1969, in Sturgis, MI, Troyer began his acting career in 1993, after relocating to Arlington, TX. Standing less than three feet tall, he appeared in his first feature role in Baby's Day Out, playing the stunt double of the film's nine-month-old protagonist. He then appeared in numerous films including My Giant (1998) and Wes Craven's Wishmaster (1997), as well as the 1997 alien movie Men in Black starring Will Smith.

After standing in the limelight of Austin Powers 2 in 1999, Troyer found roles in several major motion pictures. In The Grinch -- the Christmas 2000 Dr. Seuss-based feature starring Jim Carrey -- Troyer played a dual role as two different "Who's" (elf-like inhabitants of "Whoville"). He appeared in the strange -- even distasteful -- romantic comedy Bubble Boy in 2001, as Dr. Phreak. That same year, the box-office smash hit Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone incorporated a ghoulish Troyer. Returning to the role that catipulted him to stardom in 2002's Austin Powers in Goldmember found Troyer taking on his most substantial role to date, with many of the film's key scenes featuring Troyer at his comic best. He joined the cast of the reality program The Surreal Life in 2005, and two years later appeared in the infamous video-game adaptation Postal. He had a major role as a hockey coach in Mike Meyer's 2008 comedy The Love Guru, and he was cast by Terry Gilliam in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Bandit Hound
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Gnome Alone (Legend)
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Convenience
  • Actor
2013
0% Keith Lemon: The Film
  • Archimedes
2012
49% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
  • Midget
2010
64% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  • Percy
2009
14% The Love Guru
  • Coach Punch Cherkov
2008
8% Postal
  • Himself
2007
No Score Yet Karroll's Christmas
  • Spike
2004
54% Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • Mini-Me
2002
0% Run for the Money
  • Atilla
2002
80% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • Griphook
2001
30% Bubble Boy
  • Dr. Phreak
2001
53% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Band Member
2000
No Score Yet The Official Selections
  • Actor
2000
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • Mini-Me
1999
49% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Wee Waiter
1998
21% Wishmaster
  • Creature Stage No. 1
1997
92% Men in Black
  • Alien Son
1997
17% Jingle All the Way
  • Actor
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Celebrity Wife Swap
2012-2015
  • Appearing
95% Legit
2013-2014
  • Himself
No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway?
  • Appearing
  • Actor

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