Dinklage at the 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards, January 15, 2012
|Born||Peter Hayden Dinklage
June 11, 1969
Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.
|Height||4 ft 5 in (1.35 m)|
|Spouse(s)||Erica Schmidt (2005–present)|
Peter Hayden Dinklage (pronounced /ˈdɪnklɪdʒ/ (DINK-lidge), born June 11, 1969) is an American film, television, and theatre actor. Since his breakout role in The Station Agent (2003), he has acted in Elf (2003), Find Me Guilty (2006), Underdog (2007), Death at a Funeral (2007) and its remake (2010), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), and Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012). Since 2011, he has starred as Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin's series of novels A Song of Ice and Fire, which earned him the Emmy and the Golden Globe Award for Supporting Actor.
Early life 
Dinklage was born in Morristown, New Jersey, the son of Diane, an elementary school music teacher, and John Carl Dinklage, a retired insurance salesman. Dinklage was born with achondroplasia, a common cause of dwarfism. He grew up in Mendham Township, New Jersey, and is of German and Irish descent. His German ancestors were related to the Westphalian noble family "von Dincklage". Dinklage graduated from Delbarton School in Morristown in 1987 and from Bennington College in 1991.
Dinklage made his feature film debut in the cult art house film Living in Oblivion (1995), playing a frustrated dwarf actor complaining about his clichéd part. His breakout role was in the 2003 film The Station Agent, for which he received Independent Spirit and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Actor. That same year, he appeared in the direct-to-DVD movie Tiptoes with Gary Oldman. As well as appearing in films, Dinklage has starred several times in Off-Broadway productions.
In Elf, Dinklage played a pretentious children's author who beats up Will Ferrell's character after he is unintentionally insulted. In 2005, Dinklage starred in the short-lived CBS science fiction series Threshold and appeared in the Michael Showalter comedy The Baxter (2005) as a wedding planner. In 2006, Dinklage appeared in Sidney Lumet's courtroom drama Find Me Guilty and in episodes of Nip/Tuck. He played himself in one episode of the HBO television series Entourage and was featured on NBC's 30 Rock. Dinklage also had a role in the British comedy Death at a Funeral (2007) and the American remake (2010). That same year, he played the villainous Simon Bar Sinister in Underdog (2007).
Dinklage was chosen by director Andrew Adamson for the role of Trumpkin in Prince Caspian (2008), although film critic Bill Gibron described his role as a "cutesy stereotype he has tried to avoid."
In the summer of 2008, Dinklage performed the title role in Uncle Vanya, directed by his wife Erica Schmidt, in Bard College's annual Bard SummerScape, the Upstate New York summer stage on the Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, campus.
Dinklage plays Tyrion Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones, an adaptation of author George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. His performance has received widespread praise, highlighted by his receiving the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2011, as well as the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film. As a result of his outstanding performance and increased screen time, Dinklage was given top billing in the second season of the series.
Personal life 
When asked about his height in a 2003 interview, he said: "When I was younger, definitely, I let it get to me. As an adolescent, I was bitter and angry and I definitely put up these walls. But the older you get, you realize you just have to have a sense of humor. You just know that it's not your problem. It's theirs." Dinklage is a vegetarian and lives with his wife and daughter in upstate New York. Dinklage supports Farm Sanctuary and has served as the spokesperson for the organization's Walk for Farm Animals.
|1995||Living in Oblivion||Tito|
|Never Again||Harry Appleton|
|Just a Kiss||Dink|
|The Station Agent||Finbar McBride||Chlotrudis Award for Best Cast
Ourense Independent Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Satellite Award for Outstanding Talent
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer
Nominated—Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakout Performance—On Screen
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
|2004||89 Seconds in Alcázar||Mari Barbola||Short film|
|Jail Bait||Lindo||Short film|
|2005||The Baxter||Benson Hedges|
|Escape Artists||Mr. Duff|
|Nobody Wants Your Film||Himself||Documentary|
|2006||Find Me Guilty||Ben Klandis|
|The Limbo Room||Dusty Spitz|
|Little Fugitive||Sam Norton|
|Death at a Funeral||Peter|
|Underdog||Dr. Simon Barsinister|
|2008||The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian||Trumpkin|
|2009||Saint John of Las Vegas||Mr. Townsend|
|2010||Death at a Funeral||Frank|
|The Last Rites of Ransom Pride||Dwarf|
|I Love You Too||Charlie|
|Pete Smalls Is Dead||KC|
|2011||A Little Bit of Heaven||Vinnie|
|2012||Ice Age: Continental Drift||Captain Gutt||Voice|
|2013||The Knights of Badassdom||Hung||Complete|
|The Angriest Man in Brooklyn||TBA||Post-Production|
|A Case of You||TBA||Post-Production|
|2014||X-Men: Days of Future Past||Pre-Production|
- "Emmy winner Peter Dinklage thanks his dog sitter". September 20, 2011. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
- Meoli, Daria. "That’s Entertainment", New Jersey Monthly, October 2005. Retrieved December 26, 2007. "Find Me Guilty, shot in Newark, Bayonne, and Hoboken, stars tough guy Vin Diesel as Giacomo “Fat Jack” DiNorscio, in the true story of New Jersey’s notorious mob family the Lucchesis. Morristown native Peter Dinklage plays a defense attorney."
- "Peter Dinklage Biography (1969-)". film reference. Retrieved 2007-09-11.
- Moszczynski, Joe (2004-07-01). "John C. Dinklage, 72, father of 2 entertainers". New Jersey Star-Ledger.
-  Interview, Neil Young's Film Lounge
- Smith, Dinitia. "Dark, Handsome And Short; Star of a Sundance Hit Is Ready for an Encore", The New York Times, October 2, 2003. Retrieved December 7, 2007. "Mr. Dinklage, who grew up in Mendham, N.J., said he first realized he was different when he was 5. . . . Mr. Dinklage attended the Delbarton School, a Catholic boys' school in Morristown, N.J., which was strongly sports-oriented. . . . Mr. Dinklage credits Mr. Dougherty with helping to get him into Bennington College in Vermont."
- "The Station Agent (2003)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2007-09-11.
- "Peter Dinklage lives large". msnbc.com. 2003-10-02. Retrieved 2007-09-11.
- "Peter Dinklage and Vincent Grass Set for Prince Caspian". Movieweb.com. 2007-02-06. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
- The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Movie Review, DVD Release (Filmcritic.com)
- "Between Sureness and Self-Pity Stands a Vulnerable Vanya". New York Times. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
- Peter Dinklage In Talks for Joe Lynch's The Knights of Badassdom
- Badass Casting for Badass Titled 'The Knights of Badassdom'
- Ken Tucker (2011-04-14). "Game of Thrones (2011)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-05-11.
- McNamara, Mary (2011-04-15). "Swords, sex and struggles". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-05-11.
- Peter Dinklage Emmy Award Winner
- "'X-Men' casts Dinklage as villain". Variety. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- "'Game of Thrones' Actor Peter Dinklage to Have First Child!". celebs.gather.com. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
- Pearson, Jennifer (21 April 2013). "A lift from daddy! Game Of Thrones star Peter Dinklage holds his little princess daughter Zelig up in the air". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
- "Peter Dinklage: The 'Station Agent' With a Heart of Gold". Retrieved 2007-09-11.
- "'Game of Throne's' Peter Dinklage's Farm Friendly New Role". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-07-17.
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