Peter Dinklage

Actor
Though affected by dwarfism, Emmy-winning actor Peter Dinklage refused to embrace roles that mocked or stereotyped his height, choosing instead to play dynamic characters that loomed large on both stage and screen ... Read more »
Born: 06/11/1969 in Mendham, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (46)

Game of Thrones 2010 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Pixels 2015 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Fortunes 2014 (Movie)

Mike Kirkwood (Actor)

Game of Thrones-Imax 2014 (Movie)

Tyrion Lannister (Actor)

Knights of Badassdom 2014 (Movie)

Hung (Actor)

Low Down 2014 (Movie)

Alain (Actor)

Mini Monsters 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn 2014 (Movie)

Aaron Altmann (Actor)

The Escape Artist 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Bolivar Trask (Actor)

A Case of You 2013 (Movie)

Gerard (Actor)

Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 (Movie)

Captain Gutt (Voice)

A Little Bit of Heaven 2011 (Movie)

Vinnie (Actor)

Death at a Funeral 2010 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Pete Smalls Is Dead 2010 (Movie)

KC (Actor)

Saint John of Las Vegas 2010 (Movie)

Mr. Townsend (Actor)

The Last Rites of Ransom Pride 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Penelope 2008 (Movie)

Lemon (Actor)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 2008 (Movie)

Trumpkin (Actor)

Death at a Funeral 2007 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Underdog 2007 (Movie)

Dr. Simon Barsinister (Actor)

Find Me Guilty 2006 (Movie)

Ben Klandis (Actor)

Lassie 2006 (Movie)

Rowlie (Actor)

Surviving Eden 2006 (Movie)

Sterno (Actor)

Threshold 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Little Fugitive 2005 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Nobody Wants Your Film 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Baxter 2005 (Movie)

Benson Hedges (Actor)

The Limbo Room 2005 (Movie)

Dusty Spitz (Actor)

life as we know it 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

I'm With Her 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 56th Annual Writers Guild Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Tiptoes 2004 (Movie)

Maurice (Actor)

Elf 2003 (Movie)

Miles Finch (Actor)

The Station Agent 2003 (Movie)

Finbar McBride (Actor)

Human Nature 2002 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Just a Kiss 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Never Again 2002 (Movie)

Harry Appleton (Actor)

Third Watch 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Thirteen Moons 2001 (Movie)

Binky (Actor)

Safe Men 1998 (Movie)

Leflore (Actor)

Bullet 1997 (Movie)

Side Show Manager (Actor)

Living in Oblivion 1995 (Movie)

Tito (Actor)

Biography

Though affected by dwarfism, Emmy-winning actor Peter Dinklage refused to embrace roles that mocked or stereotyped his height, choosing instead to play dynamic characters that loomed large on both stage and screen. Following his feature debut in "Living in Oblivion" (1995), in which he played an actor who castigates Steve Buscemi's character for making him play a dwarf, Dinklage amassed an impressive résumé devoid of clichéd roles. He emerged as a serious actor with award-worthy potential thanks to his leading performance in Tom McCarthy's engaging character drama, "The Station Agent" (2004). Thanks to that eye-opening performance, Dinklage was able to propel his career with roles more suitable to his talents. He delivered a fine comic turn in the Will Ferrell comedy "Elf" (2003) before landing meatier roles in the British-made "Death at a Funeral" (2007) - which he reprised in the 2010 American remake - and the large scale sequel, "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" (2008). Dinklage also earned considerable acclaim and a new fanbase as the crafty Tyrion Lannister on the epic series "Game of Thrones" (HBO, 2011- ), which underscored his ability to transform himself and deliver high-quality performances, no matter the role or genre.

Relationships

John Dinklage

Brother

Diane Dinklage

Mother

John Dinklage

Father

Erica Schmidt

Wife
Engaged in November 2004 Married April 16, 2005

EDUCATION

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Delbarton School

Morris Township , New Jersey 1987

Bennington College

Bennington , Vermont

Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts

Milestones

2012

Co-starred in the romantic drama "A Little Bit of Heaven"

2012

Voiced the character Captain Gutt, a prehistoric ape in "Ice Age: Continental Drift"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 TV Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama

2011

Portrayed Tyrion Lannister on HBO's "Game of Thrones," based on author George R. R. Martin's best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

2010

Reprised role for the American remake of "Death at a Funeral"

2008

Cast as Trumpkin in "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"

2008

Co-starred in "Penelope"; produced by and co-starred Reese Witherspoon

2007

Co-starred in the Frank Oz directed "Death at a Funeral"

2007

Played a villian in the live-action version of the classic cartoon "Underdog"

2006

Played lead defense opposite Vin Diesel in Sidney Lumet's "Find Me Guilty"

2006

Cast as Michael Panes' karate-loving best friend in the mockumentary "Surviving Eden"

2005

Once again acted alongside Michelle Williams in "The Baxter"

2005

Cast in the short-lived CBS series "Threshold"

2004

Returned to the New York stage in the title role of Shakespeare's "Richard III"

2003

Cast in breakthrough role as Finbar McBride in the drama "The Station Agent" opposite Michelle Williams and Patricia Clarkson

2003

Appeared in Jon Favreau's "Elf"

2002

Cast as Binky in "13 Moons"

2001

Held his own in Michel Gondry's "Human Nature"

1998

Cast in the comedy feature "Safe Men"

1995

Made film debut in Tom DiCillo's independent comedy "Living in Oblivion"

Bonus Trivia

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Dinklage reportedly stood at 4 feet and 5 inches.

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