Verne Troyer Biography

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Birth Name: Verne Troyer
Born: 01/01/1969
Birth Place: Sturgis, Michigan, USA

A recurring role on the UPN sitcom "Shasta" (formerly "Shasta McNasty") and an appearance on the syndicated series "V.I.P." would round out the actor's year and by the close of 1999, Troyer's frequent appearance at Hollywood events but lack of strong follow-up work marked him as a celebrity rather than an actor, though behind the scenes, the performer had several projects in the works. Though a proposed "Shasta" spin-off series didn't take off, he reemerged on television with a humorous recurring role on the syndicated period/adventure series "Jack of All Trades", on which he played none other than famed diminutive despot Napoleon Bonaparte. That same year he hit the big screen with a role in the independent "Bit Players" and a part as a musically-inclined citizen of Whoville in Ron Howard's live-action adaptation of "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas". In 2001, Troyer appeared in the unique romantic comedy "Bubble Boy" and was featured in the highly anticipated adaptation of the popular children's book "Harry Potter and the Scorcerer's Stone". He then made his debut in a supporting dramatic turn in "Run for the Money" (2002) starring Christian Slater and Val Kilmer. In 2002, Troyer also appeared in the third "Austin Powers" installment in the famed role of Mini-Me.




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