Verne Troyer

American actor (1969–2018)

Verne Jay Troyer (January 1, 1969[1] – April 21, 2018) was an American actor, director, stuntman, voice artist, and comedian. He was 2 ft 8 in (0.81 m) tall. He was best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movies. Troyer also guest-hosted WWE Raw on November 30, 2009.

Verne Troyer
Troyer at the Chiller Theatre Expo in October 2017
Vernon Jay Troyer

(1969-01-01)January 1, 1969
DiedApril 21, 2018(2018-04-21) (aged 49)
Cause of deathSuicide
Resting placeCremated
EducationCenterville High School
Alma materKellogg Community College
Occupation(s)Actor, director, stunt performer, Internet personality, voice artist, comedian
Years active1994 – 2016
Height81 cm (2 ft 8 in)
Genevieve Gallen
(m. 2022; ann. 2023)
PartnerBrittney Powell (2007 – 2018)
Parent(s)Reuben Troyer (father)
Susan Troyer (mother)

On April 21, 2018, Troyer died in Los Angeles, California while being hospitalized with alcoholism complications and a failed suicide attempt.[2] His manner of death was ruled as suicide. His cause of death was alcohol poisoning.[3][4]


  1. Verne Troyer Biography (1969-2018) from
  2. Verne Troyer Dead at 49 at TMZ
  3. "Verne Troyer's Death 'Possible Suicide': 'Very High Level of Alcohol in His System,' Says Coroner". People. April 23, 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  4. "Verne Troyer's death may be the latest suicide for Hollywood's community of little people". Fox News. April 23, 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2018.

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