Troyer at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo Sydney, Australia in 2012
January 1, 1969 |
Sturgis, Michigan, U.S.
|Height||2 ft 8 in (81 cm)|
|Weight||35 lb (16 kg)|
|Spouse(s)||Genevieve Gallen (February 22â€“23, 2004; annulled)|
I love London. I would move here. I like British people; everybody is so down to earth.
I just take it one day at a time. Austin Powers has given me a lot of opportunities as far as my career.
I went to see the film with a regular audience for the first time on Sunday, and was basically swamped.
I've done approximately 15 films, and most of the things I've done have either been stunt or costume work.
I can play the leading man. I can play the action hero, maybe in just a different way. I look at it as, you know, if you set your mind to it, you can do it.
I think when average-size people start taking roles that were meant for dwarfs, that's a little frustrating because there aren't that many roles out there for height-challenged actors.
There's times when you're having dinner with a good friend and you're in the middle of a conversation and somebody comes up and cuts you off. Can you sign this? Can I take a picture with you? I'm adjusting to all the attention.
I grew up in Michigan, in a very small town, Centreville. In my graduating class, I had like 92 people.
If I did everything, I probably wouldn't be here talking to you. There aren't too many people who can actually double me, so I do most of my stunts though.
I felt probably more uncomfortable than Beyonce. But I can't answer for her.
We were doing the dance routine and I dislocated my knee. I've been doing stunts for a long time and it's kind of weird that I'd dislocate my knee just dancing.
I was working at a candy-wrapping factory before I became an actor. I admit I snuck some hard candy, which is great because you can suck on it while you're working.
The Amish like to live a very plain lifestyle, the way they think God intended. It sort of brings you back to, like, 'Little House on the Prairie' days or something.
I stay away from the elf roles; I stay away from playing a leprechaun. All the roles I try to do are something that an average actor would do.
What I really enjoy the most is seeing what the crowd likes. I enjoy making people laugh.
I think it was a good challenge for me to get my reactions across without being able to speak.
I still pinch myself that I ended up in Hollywood. And I am still surprised at the fans.