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Coolio, Troyer sign up for 'Big Brother'

Coolio, Troyer sign up for 'Big Brother'

LONDON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Coolio, Verne Troyer and La Toya Jackson are among those competing in the next edition of the British reality show "Celebrity Big Brother," the BBC said.
Settlement reached in Troyer lawsuit

Settlement reached in Troyer lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Verne Troyer has dropped his lawsuit over a sex tape after the suit's defendants agreed not to market the video, his attorney says.
Verne Troyer sues TMZ over sex tape

Verne Troyer sues TMZ over sex tape

LOS ANGELES, June 26 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Verne Troyer, currently appearing in "The Love Guru," is suing TMZ for $20 million for airing clips of what he claims was a stolen sex tape.
Troyer takes no offense at short jokes

Troyer takes no offense at short jokes

NEW YORK, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Verne Troyer, known for his small stature and large sense of humor, says he sees no point in getting upset about short jokes.

'Guru' unveils new side of Timberlake

HOLLYWOOD, March 1 (UPI) -- Pop singer Justin Timberlake apparently will show off his comedic abilities in the new Hollywood movie "The Love Guru," it was reported.

Timberlake, Myers reunite in 'Love Guru'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The reunion of U.S. singer-actor Justin Timberlake and Michael Myers will be seen -- not just heard -- in Myers' comedy, "The Love Guru."

'Surreal Life' may pull surreal scene

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Network execs are debating whether to leave in a shot of a urinating actor in Sunday's "The Surreal Life" on VH1.

Austin Powers actor challenges marriage

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 8 (UPI) -- Verne Troyer, the actor who played Mini-Me in Austin Powers movies, has filed a court challenge, denying a model's claim that he married her.

Mini-Me and girlfriend go splitsville

LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The London Mirror got an exclusive this week: Mini-Me star Verne Troyer is breaking up with Genevieve Gallen after a three-year relationship. Troyer -- who starred in the popular Austin Powers films -- is just 32-inches high. Gallen stands 5-foot-9-inches

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Actor Verne Troyer attends the JC Penney Asian Excellence Awards in Los Angeles on April 23, 2008. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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Verne J. Troyer (born January 1, 1969) is an American actor and stunt performer. Verne is notable for his height of 2 ft 8 in (0.81 m), the result of dwarfism making him one of the shortest men in the world. As a professional actor, he is most noted for playing the character of Mini-Me in the Austin Powers films.

Shortly after his high school graduation in 1987, Verne moved with some friends to Arlington, Texas, where, in 1993, he got his first break into show business as a stunt double for a 9-month-old baby in the film Baby's Day Out (1994). Troyer is best known for his role as "Mini-Me" in the hit comedy Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). He has also had roles in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and The Love Guru.

In 2005, Troyer appeared in the fourth season of The Surreal Life. Memorable moments included Troyer getting drunk on the first day of the show, riding his mobility scooter in the nude and urinating on the floor in the corner of the room.

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