Verne Troyer

Verne Troyer


1/1/1969, Sturgis, Michigan, USA

Birth Name

Verne Troyer



Also Known As

Verne J. Troya, Verne J. Troyer, Vern Troyer
  • Verne Troyer on Friday Night with Jonath...
  • VerneAndrea Troyer from The Surreal Life.
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Verne J. Troyer, a.k.a. Mini-V, is best known for his role as "Mini-Me", "Dr. Evil's" smaller and more concentrated pure evil protege', in the Summer 1999 hit comedy 'Austin Powers 2 - The Spy Who Shagged Me'. Although the thirty year old, 32 inch tall actor has just…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2008 a sex tape featuring Verne and an unknown female was discovered. Kevin Blatt, a porn broker, reportedly planned on purchasing the footage for $100,000.

    • Verne has checked himself into a rehab for his alcoholism again, this is his second attempt at sobriety,January 2006.

    • Verne shot a layout for Playboy Magazine, where he was dressed as a "Mini-Hef", and surrounded by nude Playmates.

    • Verne was set to leave The Surreal Life on the first day of production. Chyna Doll (Joanie Laurer) moved her belongings into his special made room, prompting him to call it quits. The housemates talked Joanie who is the tallest in the house, into leaving the mini room, and Verne reluctantly agreed to stay.

    • Verne appears in the latest round of advertisements for Geico insurance, 2006.

    • Verne performs all of his own stuntwork.

    • Verne loves to play video games in his spare time.

    • Verne played a gorilla in the 1999 jungle movie Instinct.

    • Verne graduated from Centreville high school in 1987.

    • Verne has worked as a telephone customer service representative, stunt player, and an actor.

    • Verne made the news when he rode his mobility scooter nude, and urinated in the corner on the first day in the reality show The Surreal Life on VH-1.

    • Verne is involved with many different charity associatons, donating a lot of his time, energy and money.

    • Verne's favorite sport is college football, with his favorite team being the Michigan Wolverines.

    • Verne was in the Ludacris video "Number One Spot".

    • Verne appeared in a commercial with Paula Abdul for Mini Klegs mini MP3 player, the world's smallest MP3 player, in 2004.

    • Verne underwent an emergency appendectomy in September, 2002.

    • Verne appeared in a commercial with basketball great Yao Ming, for Apple Computers, in 2003.

    • Verne appears in Moby's music video for his techno hit "We Are All Made Out Of Stars" in 2002.

    • Verne won an MTV Movie Award in 1999 for his role with Mike Meyers in Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me, as 'Best on Screen Duo'.

    • Verne fights a public battle with alcohol addiction, swearing to lay off the booze, then drinking at the strip clubs.

    • Verne is a frequent guest of Hugh Heffner's, at the Playboy mansion.

    • Verne threw out the first pitch on opening day at the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers game in 1999, but not from the pitcher's mound.

    • Verne appears in the music video "Tear It Off" by rap duo Method Man & Redman.

    • Verne's first movie job was as a stunt double for a 9 month old, in the 1994 movie Baby's day Out, he was twenty years old.

    • Verne reprises his role as Mini-Me in a commercial for Direct TV. (2006)

    • Verne and his date were voted King and Queen at their High School prom.

  • Quotes

    • Verne: I wasn't too thrilled to do The Surreal Life, in fact, I was set to walk out the first day...the cast talked me into staying. After I got to know these people, It felt like a family up in that house. They supported me through some close calls.

    • Verne: I hate to be picked up and handled like a child. I am a grown man, for God's sake, and men and women alike think that it is just the cutest thing, to tote me around. You would think that people would think before they start handling adults.

  • He sucks as an actor!

    My problem with Verne Troyer is the Giceo comercial he starred in. It sucked! and as far as I am concerned as well with other of my freinds and family, he set back the plight of " the Little " people with that rediculous display as well as terrible acting. All I can say is that I hope he got paid well for betraying the other Little People of this world who are trying to show that they are just as viabloe in this life as an average height person. I hope he reads this and shame on you!moreless