Celebrity Profile – Verne Troyer

Picture of Verne TroyerBorn: 1969

Profession: Actor

Significant Work: Mini Me in the Austin Powers films, Griphook the Goblin in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stones, Coach Punch Cherkov in The Love Guru and stunt man for various films including Baby’s Day Out.

Disability: Dwarfism

Verne has frequently used his height to his advantage in the film industry and has become highly respected by his fellow co-workers. With regards to his disability Verne says that “I don’t consider myself as having a disability. I don’t know what it’s like to be tall and you don’t know what it’s like to be small.”

Additionally, Verne has set up the Verne Troyer Foundation which helps people who are short in stature and dwarves to go to college. He says “That this foundation will help younger people who wouldn’t normally go to college and that can only be a positive thing.”

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