- Name: Verne Troyer
- Age at Death: 49 years old
- Height: 2ft 8in (81 cm)
- Occupation: Actor
- Net Worth: US $5 Million
- Status: Deceased
Verne Troyer was an American actor, comedian, stunt man and reality star. He starred as “Mini-Me” in the Austin Powers film series. His film credits include How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001). He appeared in television programs like The Surreal Life, and Celebrity Big Brother. Troyer was born on January 1, 1969 in Sturgis, Michigan. He was diagnosed with dwarfism as a baby. His father, Reuben, was a technician, and his mother, Susan, a factory worker. He had two siblings, Davon and Deborah. Troyer attended Centreville High School in Centreville, Michigan. He graduated in 1987.
Troyer moved to Arlington, Texas, after high school. He began his career in show business as a stunt man. His first major gig was as a stunt double for a 9-month old baby in the film Baby’s Day Out (1994). He played an orangutan in Dunston Checks In (1996), and a baby gorilla in Mighty Joe Young (1998). Other early films include Pinocchio’s Revenge (1996) with Rosalind Allen, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) with Johnny Depp. He did various stunts for Paul Pistore for the live action television series Masked Rider (1995-96).
Troyer was cast as “Mini-Me”, the evil sidekick of Dr. Evil in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999). The film was directed by Jay Roach and stars Mike Myers. The role of Mini-Me was reprised in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). Troyer appeared opposite Jim Carrey in the Christmas drama film Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). He had small role as “Griphook”, a goblin in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001). Other films include Bubble Boy (2001), The Love Guru (2009), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) and Keith Lemon: The Film (2012). Troyer guest starred on season 4 of the reality series The Surreal Life. He was a contestant on series 6 of Celebrity Big Brother (2009). His television credits also include Celebrity House Hunting, Celebrity Juice, Boston Public, The Girls Next Door, and Celebrity Wife Swap.PERSONAL
Verne Troyer died on April 21, 2018, at the age of 49. His official cause of death was not disclosed. However, an official Facebook statement disclosed that he was battling depression and alcoholism. Troyer was 2ft 8in tall and he was of German descent. His net worth was estimated at $5 million prior to his death. In addition to films, he did commercials for brands like Geico, Apple and Blizzard Entertainment. Troyer was married briefly to model ‘Genevieve Gallen’ in 2004. He was also romantically linked to Ranae Shrider and Brittney Powell.
Verne Troyer Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Verne J. Troyer
- Birthday: January 1, 1969
- Place of Birth: Sturgis, Michigan, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- How Tall : Height: 2ft 8in (81 cm)
- Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Reality Star
- Years Active: 1994-2018
- Net Worth & Salary: US $5 Million
- Marriage(s): Genevieve Gallen
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: April 21, 2018
- Cause of Death: Not Disclosed
- Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.