Monday, April 23, 2018


From Variety:
Verne Troyer, the actor best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Power films and one of the shortest men in the world, has died. He was 49.

The news was announced in a post to his official Facebook page.

“It is with great sadness and incredible heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today,” the statement reads. “Verne was an extremely caring individual…[he] hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked towards spreading that message everyday.”

None of Troyer's characters are eligible for inclusion in the Television Crossover Hall of Fame.  But as a member of the League of Themselves, Verne Troyer can be inducted in memoriam. 

There were a few appearances in TV shows which aren't explicitly designated as being Troyer as himself.  But as they weren't actually named, we're going to say that they were Troyer.

First, the major appearances as himself:

'Shasta McNasty' 
- Pilot (1999)
- Little Dude (1999)
... Himself 

- Hat Hair (2013)
... Himself

"Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High & Unemployed"

O'Bservation: This is a Netflix movie, based on the TV show. 

And then we have these two appearances, no more than cameos, in which I'm going to assume Troyer was playing himself.

- "My Drama Queen" (2003)
... "Small Man at Bar" (uncredited)

J.D. (Dr. John Dorian) told Troyer to stop eyeballing his girlfriend Jamie.  When she suggested it was the bigger and more muscular guy behind the diminutive actor, J.D. insisted it was definitely Troyer. 

- "The Quick and the Dead" (1999) 
... Director

And with that last one, I have no problem believing that Troyer's televersion was one of those actors who branched out to become a director.  

Good night and may God bless.  I'm sorry you finally had one battle impossible to overcome.

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