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.