Verne is an American actor and stunt performer 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. He has also appeared a number of times on British television as a guest on the hilarious celebrity-based panel show Celebrity Juice.
Verne Troyer earned his claim to fame as “Mini Me” in Austin Powers film franchise. Verne actually began his acting career in 1993 as a stunt double for a 9 month old baby in John Hughes’ Baby’s Day Out.
Since then he has appeared in numerous films including Men in Black, Instinct, Bubble Boy, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and last summer’s The Love Guru. Verne also starred alongside Christopher Plummer, Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law in The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.
As well as his hilarious appearances on Celebrity Juice, Verne has also appeared on a number of other British shows, including; Celebrity Big Brother, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, and The Paul O’Grady Show.
Verne is available for guest spots and is a very comical speaker.