As Mini-Me in Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), Verne Troyer earned his claim to fame as the smaller imitation sidekick of Dr. Evil (Mike Myers). The hilarious summer sequel to Austin Powers received critical acclaim, as well as success at the box office, in addition to sending Troyer into stardom.
Born January 1, 1969, in Sturgis, MI, Troyer began his acting career in 1993, after relocating to Arlington, TX. Standing less than three feet tall, he appeared in his first feature role in Baby's Day Out, playing the stunt double of the film's nine-month-old protagonist. He then appeared in numerous films including My Giant (1998) and Wes Craven's Wishmaster (1997), as well as the 1997 alien movie Men in Black starring Will Smith.