Verne Troyer is one of the shortest men in the world. He is just 2 ft 8 in (0.81 m) tall. This also makes him the shortest actor in Hollywood, and at the same time, one of the most renowned.
Although he is late now, we were super-curious to know everything there is to know about the unique actor.
Verne Troyer Bio
Born on January 1, 1969, in Sturgis, Michigan with two siblings, he had cartilage-hair hypoplasia dwarfism which made it impossible for him to have a normal growth.
Verne was raised by his parents who were poor factory workers that had to struggle to survive and raise their children.
After graduating from Centreville High School in 1987 he started his career in the entertainment industry. It all began when he did a stunt double in the comedy movie Baby’s Day Out, which went on to become a very popular production around the world.
His amazing performance and stunt act continued with several other comedy movies like Dunston Checks In, and as an alien in Men In Black (1997). Despite his average role, Verne Troyer’s earnings started to flow in after he became one of the most adored characters in different movies. His fame continued with movies like Mini-Me and Goldmember after which he grabbed a lot of requests for roles.
His expressive comedy performance won him good reviews from critics as well as a legion of fans. He also appeared once in the ABC reality television series Celebrity Wife Swap where he traded lives with Hines Ward, a retired NFL player.
One of his greatest performances was his roles of Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies. For this, he got to walk home with over a million dollars.
His Personal Life
Verne Troyer married a model, Genevieve Gallen in 2004 but the couple could not fit and an annulment was filed the next day. An adult video of him and his former live-in girlfriend Ranae Shrider was leaked in 2008 which was widely spread around the Hollywood industry.
As an actor, the man has got a lot to show in income and wealth. He also has a few things to show for his efforts including a nomination by the former Blockbuster Entertainment Awards in 2000 when he got listed as one of the Best Supporting actors in the comedy series – Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
For the same movie, he got other nominations from the MTV Movie Awards including Best Musical Performance and Best Fight. Before this, he was nominated for the Razzie Awards for the Worst Supporting Actor for his role in The Love Guru. The actor is yet to win anything big in the form of awards or even nominations.
Verne Troyer’s Net Worth
Best known for his silent but expressive comedy act, Verne Troyer’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million as of today. Among the things he has to show for his wealth are a house in Los Angeles and some luxury cars.
He accumulated such a high figure because of his many performances on Television and also big screen.
Verne Troyer’s Ex-Wife and Girlfriend
As mentioned earlier, Verne Troyer was once married to a model, Genevieve Gallen. The union collapsed as soon as it started. If we are to believe what his ex-lover, Ranae Shrider has to say about the actor, he has a rather very complex life. According to her, he spends most of his time googling his name on the internet and sending her around on errands as though she was his “slave”.
5ft. 6ins. taller than Verne, Ranae said her ex-husband has a very mean behaviour and he drinks a lot. Even though he had managed to acquire a handsome net worth, she claimed that he gave her jewelry from an arcade machine.
After the 40 years old man and the 23 years old woman met, she moved in to live with him but had to pay half of the rent even though she was working as a waitress in a fast-food restaurant, while she does other things.
Even with all that he has, he is still very “cheap,” and couldn’t easily let go of money or things. She also claimed he is depressed and angry with the world.
Verne Troyer Quick Facts
- Full Name: Verne J. Troyer
- Profession: Actor, Stuntman
- Height: 2’ 8” (0.81m)
- Ethnicity: American
- Nationality: USA
- Date of Birth: January 1, 1969
- Place of Birth: Sturgis, Michigan, United States
- Marital status: Divorced
- Children: None
- Verne Troyer Zodiac/astrological sign: Capricorn
- Verne Troyer Worth: $10 million