Peter Dinklage formerly Peter Hayden Dinklage is an America-based actor and filmmaker. He is known for his first breakout role in the comedy film The Station Agent. Hayden has appeared in multiple comedy films such as Elf, Find Me Guilty, Underdog, The Chronicles of Narnia etc. He has made his short stature stand out and make an impression in the entertainement field.
Peter was born on 11 June 1969, he was born to his parents John Carl Dinklage and Diane Dinklage. He was born a dwarf, a heredity he inherited from his father John Carl Dinklage. Born to a normal family, he was born and also raised in Morristown of New Jersey. His father was a retired insurance salesman and his mother was an elementary school music teacher.
Dinklage attended the Delbarton School for his primary studies. He had his theatrical experience in that school as well. In fifth grade, he had the chance to play as a lead in the fifth-grade production of The Velveteen Rabbit. He later attended the Bennington College from where he graduated in 1991.
Dinklage first made his film debut in Living in the Oblivion which released on 1995. He acted the role of an actor with dwarfism who is oblivious about the roles he gets. Late in 2002, he got the chance to act in the comedy film- 13 Moons. But his breakout in the movie industry was in the year 2003 when he played a role in the hit film “The Station Agent”. That same year, he was also cast in the direct-to-DVD film named Tiptoes.
In 2003, he appeared in the film Elf. He also got involved in the short-lived Sci-Fi series Threshold. Dinklage appeared in several more films and series like- The Baxter, Lassie, Find Me Guilty, Entourage, nip/Tuck and 30 Rock. He also played roles in Death at a Funeral. In the year 2007, he played a villainous role in Underdog. He was also the character Trumpkin in the film The Chronicles of Narnia. This was a cutesy stereotypical role that he had tried to avoid.
Dinklage played the lead role in the film directed by his wife Erica Schmidt called Uncle Vanya. In the year 2010, he again appeared in an Australian movie “I Love You Too” along with Brendan Cowell and Peter Helliar.
Dinklage had auditioned for a role in Tyrion Lannister. Since 2011, he has played the role of Tyrion Lannister on the popular HBO fantasy fiction series- Game of Thrones. The series is an adaptation of the novel series A Song of Ice and Fire which is written by George R.R Martin.
His role gained him much fame and recognition as well as appreciation from film critics. Dinklage has been rewarded several nominations and awards for his outstanding performance in the series. Because of his excellent performance, his screen time in the series was also increased.
In the year 2012, he got the chance to voice the character Captain Gutt in the animated series- Ice Age: Continental Drift. He also starred in the comedy horror film Knights of Badassdom. His voice was contributed for a video game character for the game Destiny. In the year 2016, he also voiced The Mighty Eagle in The Angry Birds movie.
Peter Dinklage Married Life
Dinklage is married to Erica Schmidt who is a theater director. The couple married in the year 2005. They have a daughter together who was born in the year 2011. The name of her daughter has not yet been revealed yet but it is reported that the name might be “Zelig”. He currently resides with his family in New Paltz, New York.
Dinklage was born with a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia which affects bone growth Because of this, he is only 4ft 5 inches tall. He has been a vegetarian since he was at the age of 16 and considers himself a lapsed catholic.
Awards and Nominations
For his work in the film industry, he is appreciated by many and has received multiple awards. For his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, he has won the Scream Award for Best Supporting Actor, The Online Film and Television Association Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Gold derby TV Awards 2015 for Best Drama Supporting Actor and the Online Film and Television Association Award, The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Also for his roles in another movie- The Station Agent, he has also won the Ourense Independent Film Festival Award for Best Actor. He has been nominated for several awards like- Screen Actors Guild Award, Scream Award, Satellite Award, Online Film Critic Award, New York Film Critics Circle Award, MTV movie Award as well as the Golden Globe Award and the Primetime Emmy Award.
Peter Dinklage Net Worth
Earnign solely through his acting career Dinklage currently has an estimated net worth amount of around $10 Million.