Troyer, Verne 1969–

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Troyer, Verne 1969–

(Verne J. Troya, Verne J. Troyer)


Born January 1, 1969, in Centreville (one source says Sturgis), MI; son of Reuben (a repairman) and Susan (a factory worker) Troyer; married Genevieve Gallen, January 22, 2004 (divorced). Avocational Interests: Watching college football, playing video games.

Addresses: Agent—Alena Bertnolli, 11218 Osborne St., Lakeview Terrace, CA 91342. Manager—Elena Fundacaro, Fonolli Management Inc., 11218 Osborne St., Lakeview Terrace, CA 91342.

Career: Actor. Played Sundae the dog for a McDonald's video series. Appeared in many television commercials and music videos.

Awards, Honors: MTV Movie Award nominations, best musical performance (with Mike Myers) and best fight (with Myers), MTV Movie Award (with Myers), best onscreen duo, Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actor—comedy, all 2000, for Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.


Film Appearances:

Pinocchio double, Pinocchio's Revenge, 1996.

Alien son, Men in Black (also known as MIB), Columbia, 1997.

Creature, Wishmaster (also known as Wes Craven's Wishmaster), 1997.

(As Verne J. Troya) Wee waiter, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1998.

Wrestler (uncredited), My Giant, 1998.

Sundae, The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Scared Silly (video) 1998.

Baby Joe (uncredited), Mighty Joe Young (also known as Mighty Joe), 1998.

Virgil, Here Lies Lonely, 1999.

Gorilla performer, Instinct, 1999.

Mini-Me, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, 1999.

Bit Players, 2000.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (also known as Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas), 2000.

Ethan Runt, Mission: Imp (video), Warner Bros., 2000.

Dr. Phreak, Bubble Boy, Buena Vista, 2001.

Griphook the Goblin, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (also known as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone), Warner Bros., 2001.

Attila, Run for the Money (also known as Hard Cash), Artisan, 2002.

Mini-Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember (also known as Austin Powers: Goldmember), New Line Cinema, 2002.

Pauly Shore Is Dead, Regent, 2003.

Film Work; Stunts:

Baby's Day Out, 1994.

(As Verne J. Troyer) Dunston Checks In, 1996.

Jingle All the Way, 1996.

Volcano, 1997.

Rocket Man (also known as RocketMan), 1997.

My Giant, Warner Bros., 1998.

Gorilla performer, Instinct, Buena Vista, 1999.

Also worked on Mighty Joe Young.

Television Appearances; Series:

Ferbus, Masked Rider (also known as Saban's Masked Rider), 1995.

Vern, Shasta McNasty, UPN, 1999.

Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, Jack of All Trades, 2000.

The Surreal Life, VH1, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Wes Craven Presents Wishmaster, 1997.

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards, 1999.

Mini Lorne Michaels, Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1999.

2000 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2000.

Interviewee, TRL Uncensored, 2000.

The 2000 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2000.

Judge, The 2000 Miss Teen USA Pageant, CBS, 2000.

Inside the Playboy Mansion (documentary), Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '02, NICK, 2002.

The Teen Choice Awards 2003, Fox, 2003.

Presenter, The 2004 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2004.

Also appeared in The Surreal Reunion: Season 4.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, Havoc, 1998.

Baby Ruff, "A Serpent's Tooth," Young Hercules, 1998.

"Quick and the Dead," V.I.P., syndicated, 1999.

Wrestling referee, The Real World/Road Rules Challenge 2000, 2000.

Electric Playground, G4TechTV, 2000.

TFI Friday, Channel 4, 2000.

Cassius, "Freezone," Freedom, UPN, 2000.

Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2002.

Angus, "Witch Way Out," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, The WB, 2002.

Taylor Prentice, "Chapter Sixty-Two," Boston Public, Fox, 2003.

Taylor Prentice, "Chapter Sixty-Three," Boston Public, Fox, 2003.

Howard Stern, E! Entertainment, 2005.

The View, ABC, 2005.

Reggie, "The Big Throne in My Side Episode," Half & Half, UPN, 2005.

"Fight Night," The Girls Next Door, E! Entertainment, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Attila, Run for the Money, USA Network, 2002.

Spike, Karroll's Christmas, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.



Behind the Scenes of "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me", Alliance Atlantis, 1999.



Entertainment Weekly, June 25, 1999, pp. 96.

TV Guide, July 24, 2005, pp. 31.

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