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American comedian, actor, and daredevil performer Verne Troyer. He was best known for portraying “Mini-Me” in the ‘Austin Powers film series and for his appearance in ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. As a consequence of cartilage–hair hypoplasia, Troyer was recognized as one of the shortest men in the world, standing just 2 feet and eight inches tall. Born to a repair technician father and a factory worker mother, he grew up in a middle-class household with his two siblings. His parents reared him as a typical child and never treated him differently than his average-sized siblings. Troyer attended high school at Centreville. Following graduation, he moved to Arlington, Texas, and made his debut as a stunt double in the 1994 film ‘Baby’s Day Out’. He subsequently appeared in numerous additional successful films. Regarding his personal life, the actor had romantic relationships with numerous women in the entertainment industry. In 2018, he passed away at the age of 49 due to alcohol toxicity.

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Career Verne Troyer

Verne’s acting career began in 1994 when he acted as a stunt double for the infant character “Baby Bink” in John Hughes’ film “Baby’s Day Out.” He was cast in the live-action television series ‘Masked Rider’ the following year. During the late 1990s, he worked as a double in a number of films, such as “Jingle All the Way,” “Dunston Checks

In,” “Pinocchio’s Revenge,” “Men in Black,” “Mighty Joe,” and “My Giant.”
Then, in 1999, Jay Roach contacted Troyer and cast him as “Mini-Me” in his film “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.” In the same year, he began starring in the sitcom ‘Shasta McNasty’. Following this, the actor was appointed as the goblin Griphook in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. In ‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’, he reprised his role as “Mini-Me” in 2002. He was featured in two episodes of ‘Boston Public’ the following year.

In 2005, Troyer appeared as a contestant on the reality television series ‘The Surreal Life’. Two years later, he appeared on ‘Welcome to Sweden’. Then, in 2008, he collaborated with Mike Myers on the film ‘The Love Guru’. In the same year, the American performer also started appearing in ‘Celebrity Juice’. In 2009, he portrayed Percy in the fantasy film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

He participated in ‘British Celebrity Big Brother’ and ‘The Paul O’Grady Show’ in the same year. Troyer portrayed Archimedes in the 2012 film Keith Lemon: The Film. He appeared on the television programs ‘Lemon La Vida Loca’ and ‘Legit’ in 2013. He then appeared on “Through the Keyhole,” “Celebrity Wife Swap,” and “Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: USA.”

Individual Life and Death

Verne Jay Troyer was born in Sturgis, Michigan, on January 1, 1969, to Susan and Reuben Troyer. His father was a repair technician, and his mother worked in a factory. Deborah and Davon were Troyer’s siblings. He attended Centreville High School for high school.

Regarding his romantic affairs, the actor wed model Genevieve Gallen in 2004. The following day, their marriage was annulled. A sex video of Troyer and his ex-live-in girlfriend Ranae Shrider was released in June 2008. The last romantic relationship of the American actor was with actress Brittney Powell. On April 21, 2018, Troyer’s body was discovered. Alcohol poisoning was determined to be the cause of his demise. His age at the time was 49.

Estimated Net Worth

Verne Troyer was an American actor and acrobatic performer who passed away in 2018 with a net worth of $150,000. Troyer is best known for playing Mini-Me in the “Austin Powers” film franchise. He also appeared in “The Surreal Life” in 2005 and portrayed Griphook the Goblin in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in 2001.