Verne Troyer earned his claim to fame as “Mini Me” in Austin Powers film franchise. Verne actually began his acting career in 1993 as a stunt double for a 9 month old baby in John Hughes’ Baby’s Day Out.
Since then he has appeared in numerous films including Men in Black, Instinct, Bubble Boy, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and last summer’s The Love Guru. This year will find Verne starring alongside Christopher Plummer, Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law in The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus,
Some of the charities that Verne actively supports:
- Helping people with intellectual disabilities. Please reach out to a local office and see what you can do to help out a “buddy”.
- Raising awareness and money for AIDS research worldwide. I attended this years Cannes and Toronto Film Fest events. They host events throughout the world to help the cause out.
Ante Up For Autism
- This great event raises money for TACA, Talk About Curing Autism. TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the diagnosis to effective treatments. This charity is close to home as my manager’s nephew has Autism.
Starkey Hearing Foundation:
- The Starkey Hearing Foundation help people all over the world improve their lives by better hearing through education and research. They go on “Hearing Missions” year-round in order to give the gift of hearing to those that need it the most.
Verne will join many of our Champions, including Mohammad Ali, Celine Dion, Buzz Aldrin in asking members to support our Summer Membership Drive and become Active Paying Members and join our growing community of caring individuals who really want to make a difference. We are all working towards the same goals: A Day Without Hunger
For the price of a McDonald's Meal you can become Member - know that 100% of your membership fee goes directly to feeding kids around the world. The Foundation is entirely run with volunteers from around the world and there are zero administration fees. All expenses are supported by the Founder and Chairman Yank Barry from his personal resources.
When you become a Global Villager (as we are called) your name will be entered into a Member's Only Draw - 50 pairs of VIP Tickets to the most anticipated event of the boxing season plus tickets to the weigh in - The World Welter Weight Title between Pacquiao and Marquez in Las Vegas, airfare from anywhere in the world, 3 nights and $1,000.00 spending money. WOW!
Even if you don't like boxing, sell the tickets..it is still gonna be a blast! There is going to be an after party that will blow your socks off...this will remain a surprise!
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