Verne Troyer is best known for his role as "Mini-Me," Dr. Evil's smaller and more concentrated pure evil protégé, in the hit comedy Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). Even though Verne has become recognized as a "Big Man in the business," he has been working in show business as an actor and stuntman for several years. Troyer, born in Sturgis, Michigan, had always dreamed growing up of getting into showbiz. Shortly after his high school graduation in 1987, Verne moved with some friends to Arlington, Texas, where, in 1993, he got his first break into showbiz as a stunt double for a 9-month-old baby on a film called Baby's Day Out (1994). Over the next few years, Verne made several film and television appearances, often portraying animals or small children.IMDb Mini Biography By: Gilbert Lee
|Genevieve Gallen||(22 January 2004 - 23 February 2004) (annulled)|
His small height
One of the smallest men in the world
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.
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.
Verne has to do all of his own stunts because there isn't anyone small enough to fill in!
Verne loves college football. His favorite team is the Michigan Wolverines. He says his second favorite team is "whoever's playing Notre Dame."
Verne loves to play video games in his spare time.
Verne and his date were voted King and Queen at their high school prom.
Has a brief appearance in Moby's "We Are All Made of Stars" Video.
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)
(September 2006) Acting as a celebrity spokesman in a Geico auto insurance commercial.
(December 2007) Mage(sp) video game/commercial.
(January 2009) Participating in Celebrity Big Brother UK
(January 2009) The Celebrity Big Brother house, Hertfordshire, England.
(January 2009) Housemate on celebrity Big Brother (UK).
(November 2009) Guest hosted WWE Monday Night Raw.
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