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Verne Troyer

Verne J. Troyer (born January 1, 1969), also known as Mini-V, is an American actor, stunt performer, writer, and comedian, best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers film series. Troyer is also notable for his height of 2 ft 8 in (0.81 m), the result of cartilage–hair hypoplasia dwarfism, making him one of the shortest men in the world. Troyer was born Verne J. Troyer in Sturgis, Michigan on January 1, 1969. Troyer was born in Sturgis, Michigan, the son of Susan, a factory worker, and Reuben Troyer, a repair technician. He has two siblings, Davon and Deborah. He grew up in Centreville, Michigan and graduated from high school in 1987. He now resides in Hollywood, California. Troyer reportedly married model Genevieve Gallen on February 22, 2004 but filed for an annulment the next day. Though the couple's engagement was widely reported, Troyer and his attorney deny that the two ever had any formal wedding plans, saying that Gallen had fabricated the story for her own financial gain. On June 25, 2008, a private home videotape was released which showed Troyer and his former live-in girlfriend Ranae Shrider having sex.

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Verne Troyer Gets on His High Horse

Verne Troyer
Gets on His High Horse

Who knew ... Mini-Me has a little cowboy in him too.While filming a segment for some Austrian TV show in L.A. this week, "Austin Powers" star Verne Troyer rode off into the sunset astride his… READ MORE >

Verne Troyer -- That's How I Roll!!!

Verne Troyer
That's How I Roll!!!

Verne Troyer showed off his bowling skills in Belfast, Northern Ireland yesterday ... at an event for a local youth charity. The 42-year-old actually bowled a strike in this pic and proved he's in… READ MORE >

- 854 days ago
Verne Troyer -- Things Are Looking Up in Israel

Verne Troyer -- Things Are Looking Up in Israel

Verne Troyer checked out the, er, sights underneath a Marilyn Monroe statue in Israel this week.The 42-year-old has found piece in the Middle East. READ MORE >

- 1154 days ago
Mini-Me Drops the Bank on 50 Cent

Mini-Me Drops the Bank on 50 Cent

50 Cent's biggest rival ... is about half his size. After 50 twittered himself playing with half-a-million bucks in cash last week -- Verne Troyer got his mittens on a few stacks of his own ...… READ MORE >

- 1255 days ago
TMZ Live: MJ, Lindsay Lohan, and TMZ's 5th Birthday!

TMZ Live:
MJ, Lindsay Lohan, and TMZ's 5th Birthday!

We took your questions on everything -- including Michael Jackson's new song, Lindsay Lohan reuniting with her dad, and "Girls Gone Wild" honcho Joe Francis' wedding. Plus: TMZ TURNS 5 YEARS OLD!!! READ MORE >

- 1255 days ago
Playboy's Jailer -- Next to Naked with Verne Troyer

Playboy's Jailer -- Next to Naked with Verne Troyer

Jessie Lunderby -- the Arkansas jailer who was recently punished at work for posing for Playboy -- let it all hang out at a party recently with Verne Troyer ... and he was definitely not… READ MORE >

- 1382 days ago
Big Victory for Verne Troyer

Big Victory for Verne Troyer

A judge just decided 2'8" Verne Troyer is NOT a threat to his ex-girlfriend's safety.The judge denied Yvette Monet's attempt today to make her temporary restraining order against Verne permanent… READ MORE >

- 1596 days ago
Verne Troyer: My Former GF Tells Tall Tales

Verne Troyer: My Former GF Tells Tall Tales

Verne Troyer claims his ex-girlfriend -- who recently obtained a restraining order against him -- is just a lying gold-digger who had a bone to pick.In a response filed in L.A. County Superior… READ MORE >

- 1597 days ago
Mini-Me -- Tax Cheat of the Week?

Mini-Me -- Tax Cheat of the Week?

The Accused: Verne TroyerThe Debt: $10,869.36The Story: According to the State of California, Mini-Me fell behind on his taxes both in 2005 and 2008 ... putting him a total of $10,869.36 in the… READ MORE >

- 1623 days ago
Former GF Claims Mini-Me Full of Big Threats

Former GF Claims Mini-Me Full of Big Threats

One of Verne Troyer's ex girlfriends claims the man who made Mini-Me famous is a threat to her life ... and she fears someone in Verne's posse could do her in with a gun.Yvette Monet filed a… READ MORE >

- 1624 days ago

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