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Verne Troyer

Verne J. Troyer (born January 1, 1969) is an American actor and stunt performer. Troyer is 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. He is best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series of comedy films. 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 Centreville High School in 1987. 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. The video, which had been made during the Easter Weekend of 2008 at Raffles L’Ermitage hotel, was leaked to the public by Shrider to TMZ. Kevin Blatt, the man responsible for brokering the

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Verne Troyer -- Takes Shark Week a Little Too Seriously

Verne Troyer
Takes Shark Week a Little Too Seriously

Seems Shark Week's biggest fan ... is also its smallest. "Austin Powers" star Verne Troyer celebrated the annual Discovery Channel tradition in costume, posting a photo to Twitter with the… READ MORE >

Verne Troyer -- TSA Cracks Up at LAX

Verne Troyer
TSA Cracks Up At LAX

When you roll through TSA on a scooter, you've got to expect TSA to take notice ... such was the case this weekend for Verne Troyer.The "Austin Powers" star posted this photo with the caption,… READ MORE >

- 158 days ago
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 >

- 686 days ago
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 >

- 1073 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 >

- 1372 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 >

- 1474 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 >

- 1474 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 >

- 1600 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 >

- 1814 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 >

- 1815 days ago

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