Verne Troyer
American actor
Verne Troyer
Verne J. Troyer 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.
Biography
Verne Troyer's personal information overview.
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This Is How Climate Change Deniers Are Tricking You
Huffington Post - about 1 year
If there's one takeaway from this misleading climate change graph shared by the conservative National Review, it's that data visualization is only as honest as the people using it. National Review, a conservative magazine and website that constantly dismisses the threats posed by runaway carbon emission, tweeted a graph Tuesday showing global temperatures shifting from 1880 to the present day, calling it "the only #climatechange chart you need to see." The graph, which was originally created by the conservative political blog Power Line, doesn't lie or use any invented data, but it does use a y-axis scale that could make just about anything seem completely stagnant.   The only #climatechange chart you need to see. https://t.co/XWPo00GulS (h/t @powerlineUS) pic.twitter.com/QcrN2fCouT — National Review (@NRO) December 14, 2015 By setting the upper and lower boundaries of the chart at minus 10 degrees and 100 degrees Fahrenheit -- two extremes that the planet won't ha ...
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Verne Troyer Responds To Katy Perry's Halftime Show In Best Way Possible
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Katy Perry's halftime show during Super Bowl XLIX was probably most memorable for the costumed people around her, specifically dancing sharks that pretty much stole the show. After the Super Bowl had finished and the New England Patriots had won the Lombardi Trophy, actor Verne Troyer celebrated his team's success by responding to Perry's performance with a photo of himself wearing his very own shark costume. Troyer posted to Facebook, Twitter and Reddit, claiming, "Dear Katy Perry, I wore it better." Troyer originally posted the image during 2014's Shark Week: One of the top comments on this new Reddit thread told Troyer that he was "missing the laser beams attached to their heads." This, of course, is a reference to Troyer's role as Mini-Me in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery." Troyer also posted a photo with Tom Brady: Brady Image: Verne Troyer's Facebook
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Crazy Legs Conti: About Last Night's Kimchi
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I thought I knew everything I needed to know about Chicago from the movies "About Last Night," and "Running Scared," but I was wrong. My weekend in The Windy City included gourmet hot dogs, Comicon, a Kimchi Eating Contest, Superhero Strippers and a 8 to 10 pound weight fluctuation each day. My hosts were Pat "Deepdish" Bertoletti and Tim "Gravy" Brown, who own and operate a food truck and lifestyle brand named, "Glutton Force Five." Deepdish, a Kendall Culinary School grad and chef creates the food (cheeseburger nachos and Elvis bread pudding with bacon frosting) and Gravy, a marketing director for both HVAC and The Admiral Theater (a former Vaudevillian Theater turned into a modern day nudie palace) creates the buzz. Both left Major League Eating to pursue other options involving the food truck, Hollywood, and the internet. The remaining Glutton Force are mascots Party Bot, a pink unicorn, and Mr. Snugglesworth, a loveable bulldog who eschews physical fitness. Glutton For ...
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Lori Yeghiayan Friedman: 'Thrift Shop' Parody Video for AIDS Awareness Is a Game-Changer
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Macklemore has shifted the rapper paradigm with his chart-topping, #1 single "Thrift Shop" that humorously glamorizes second-hand shopping over the usual rap-star bling. Now AIDS Healthcare Foundation is offering its own game-changer: using the humor of the music video parody trend to spread HIV/AIDS awareness along with the laughs. With the help of celebrities like Pauley Perrette, Verne Troyer, Kat Graham, Annika Noni Rose - who make chuckle-worthy guest cameos -- our "Thrift Shop" parody video encourages everyone to shop at or donate to Out of the Closet Thrift Stores (which benefits AIDS Healthcare Foundation), pick up some free condoms and get tested for HIV because not knowing your status is a "hella don't!" Why try to tackle such a serious subject as HIV and AIDS through such a light-hearted medium? One reason: Young people ages 13 to 24 account for 26 percent of all new HIV infections in the U.S. Reaching youth with messages about the importance of condom us ...
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Matt Adcock’s movie review: Keith Lemon – The Film
The Bucks Herald - over 4 years
Ooosh – if you’re looking for a bang tidy night out at the cinema, you’re cordially invited to lose all inhibitions, drop any semblance of taste or decency and let Mr Keith Lemon set about you with his own brand of crude comic craziness... Up until now Keith – another ‘love it or hate it’ character success for comedian Leigh Francis – has been a small screen alternative comedy phenomenon with the likes of Bo’ Selecta, Celebrity Juice and Keith Lemon’s Lemonaid. Lemon is famed for his sexist Yorkshire ways, strawberry blonde mullet and ginger moustache. Now unleashed on the big screen in Keith Lemon: The Film by writer/director Paul Angunawela, the pervy Lemon might just have bitten off a bit more than he can comfortably chew. This is the charmless tale of how Lemon went from struggling loser salesman to overnight billionaire sensation thanks to his un-PAT tested ‘Lemon Phone’. Without a meaningful plot to run with, the film lurches from one comedy set piece to another. Some are ...
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Alan Dee’s cinema guide: The Three Stooges, The Watch
The Bucks Herald - over 4 years
THERE’S something about slapstick that makes it appealing when times are tough. The sight of grown men subjected to cartoon levels of violence is always a hit with the kid inside all of us, and there are few people who can do childish as well as the Farrelly brothers. So when Bobby and Peter, masters of the modern bad taste comedy, decided to pay homage to three of the most witless heroes of cinema chucklefests, it was always likely to be a winner. The Three Stooges aren’t well known these days, but in their time they were what we might term the Channel 5 version of the Marx Brothers, a comedy crew who would endure any indignity if it meant a laugh. Summoning up the spirit of Curly, Larry and Moe for a 2012 audience are pretty much unknowns Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso. All three have decent TV exposure in their back catalogues, with Hayes the best known from his long stint in Will and Grace, but none have had this sort of exposure before. Think the Blues Brot ...
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Verne Troyer laughs off 'airplane toilet' story
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
Diminutive actor Verne Troyer has laughed off reports he was trapped in an airplane toilet for 20 minutes because he could not reach the door handle.
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Tom Brady Gets Behind Best Buddies Challenge
Green Celebrity Network - almost 5 years
Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is pleased to announce that the 13th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port, presented by Country Kitchen, will take place on June 1 and 2. More than 1,500 people are expected to participate in the Challenge – a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International. Tom Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback and a Best Buddies Global Ambassador, will serve as Honorary Chairman and lead Team Tom Brady to the finish line. “Once you feel the commitment that so many parents make and so many of the buddies make to these programs, it’s hard not to be involved,” says Brady. “We are looking forward to another tremendous Challenge in Massachusetts,” says Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Founder and Chairman of Best Buddies International. “It’s incredible to see the multitude of partici ...
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Verne Troyer, Austin Powers' Mini Me, Donates To Charity Targeted By Thieves
The Huffington Post - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-276109" href="/verne+troyer+1">Verne Troyer</a> stepped in to make a donation to an Irish charity after thieves made off with a substantial amount of funds. The Compass Advocacy Network, a Northern Ireland organization that helps kids with learning disabilities, was reeling last month after thieves broke into its headquarters and stole 1,000 pounds, Ballymoneytimes.com reports. The organization was particularly heartbroken since the charity's participants had raised the funds. More...
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Follow the stars to Hollywood - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
There&#39;s the store where Winona Ryder shoplifted, the hotels where Hilton filmed her sex tape and where Verne Troyer shot his. Here&#39;s the turning where tens of drunk celebrities get caught by speed traps. We slow again outside the hair salon where the
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Fifth Annual Beckett Bowl is Monday - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
Call 617-338-2766 for tickets or go to beckettbowl.com. The event has drawn many Red Sox players over the years along with Patriots, Bruins and Celtics. Entertainers including Adrian Grenier, Verne Troyer and Jason Aldean also have attended
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Secret list of celebrity .xxx domains removed from market - Register
Google News - over 5 years
While Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt can rest easy, so can Donald Trump and Verne Troyer. As a useful guide, the only current member of the Celebrity Big Brother cast on the list appears to be Tara Reid. In the unlikely and frankly terrifying event that
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Oakland Raiders: Terrelle Pryor and the Oakland Raiders Is an Ideal Fit - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Hue Jackson&#39;s life expectancy as a Raiders coach may be as short as Verne Troyer only because that is the Raider way. If Jackson is able to stick around longer than the two previous coaches the Raiders may have a gem in Pryor
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Watch Jane Lynch's All-Star Video Cameo - Us Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Living up to their percolating reputation, the electro-rock quintet rounded up an all-star group including Glee&#39;s Jane Lynch, Juliette Lewis, Verne Troyer and Motorhead&#39;s Lemmy Kilmister for their latest cool clip, &quot;The Last Rock Star
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Verne Troyer
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 46
    In May 2015, Verne, his girlfriend Brittney Powell, and her son Tyson appeared on Celebrity Wife Swap, where she switched places with Hines Ward's wife.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 39
    On June 25, 2008, a private home video leaked of Troyer and his former live-in girlfriend, Ranae Shrider, having sex.
    More Details Hide Details The video, filmed in 2008 in Beverly Hills, California, and Shrider's hometown of Fort Cobb, Oklahoma, was leaked to the public by Shrider and TMZ. Kevin Blatt, the man responsible for brokering the deal for Paris Hilton's sex tape in 2003, tried to sell the video. Troyer, through his long-time attorney, Ed McPherson, sued TMZ, Blatt, and online rental company SugarDVD, for invasion of privacy and copyright infringement.
  • 2004
    Age 35
    He reportedly married model Genevieve Gallen on February 22, 2004, but filed for an annulment the next day.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1987
    Age 18
    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. During his childhood, Troyer spent much time visiting Amish relatives in Centreville, Michigan, and graduated from Centreville High School in 1987.
    More Details Hide Details Troyer was initially raised Amish but his parents left the faith when he was a child. He has stated that his parents "never treated me any different than my other average sized siblings. I used to have to carry wood, feed the cows and pigs and farm animals".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Age 0
    Born on January 1, 1969.
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