Who is Peter Dinklage and what is his net worth 2018? Peter Dinklage is an actor who has appeared in numerous films. He is also a film producer and has received many awards. Some of his popular films include ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’, ‘Living in Oblivion’, ‘The Station Agent’, ‘Find Me Guilty’, ‘Elf’, ‘Underdog’, ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian’ and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. He has also appeared in the popular television series ‘Game of Thrones’ on HBO. He stands 4’5”, and has achondroplasia. Dinklage has also appeared in the TV shows ‘Nip/Tuck’, Threshold’, ‘I’m with Her’, and ‘Life As We Know It’.
Peter Hayden Dinklage was born in Morristown, New Jersey on June 11, 1969. He is the son of Diane Dinklage and John Cark Dinklage. His mother was a music teacher in an elementary school and his father was an insurance salesman. He was born with dwarfism. He grew up in Brookside, New Jersey and is the only dwarf in the family. He used to perform puppet musicals with his brother in his neighbourhood when he was a child. When he was in fifth-grade, Dinklage appeared in the theatrical ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’.
He went to Delbarton School and developed acting. He was inspired by the 1984 play ‘True West’ which was written by Sam Shepard. He then went to Bennington College and studied for a degree in drama. He graduated in 1991 and moved to New York City to build a drama company with Ian Bell. Before becoming the actor, Dinklage worked for six years in a data processing company.
In 2005, Peter Dinklage got married to Erica Schmidt. The couple has a daughter born in 2011. They are expecting their second child in 2017. He is a vegetarian and supports animal rights.
In 1995, Peter Dinklage made his film debut in the independent movie ‘Living in Oblivion’. This was followed by appearing in the film ‘Bullet’. In 2002, he was cast in ‘13 Moons’. He found his breakthrough in the movie The Station Agent in 2003, by portraying the role of “Finbar McBride”. The film went on to gross $8 million despite being made on a small budget. He then appeared in the 2003 direct-to-DVD movie ‘Tiptoes’.
In 2005, Dinklage appeared in the television series ‘Threshold’ on CBS. A year later, he was seen in the film ‘Find Me Guilty’ with Vin Diesel. Following that, he appeared in ‘Nip/Tuck’ as “Marlowe Sawyer”. He also appeared in the British film ‘Penelope’. In 2007, another British film ‘Death at a Funeral’ was released. In 2008, Dinklage was seen as “Trumpkin” in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian’.
In 2011, he portrayed the role of Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones on HBO. He received praise for his role in ‘The Boston Globe’. In 2012, he lent his voice to the animated movie ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’. In 2014, Dinklage starred with Steve Zahn and Ryan Kwanten in the horror movie ‘Knights of Badassdom’. In 2016, he lent his voice to the movie ‘The Angry Birds Movie’.
In 2011, Peter Dinklage won the Golden Globe Award for ‘Game of Thrones’. He has won two Primetime Emmy Awards out of six nominations. He has also won two Satellite Awards out of five nominations. He has been nominated 10 times in the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Peter Dinklage Net Worth
Peter Dinklage has found immense success as a dwarf in various films and television series. He has portrayed the role of villain in many films including ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’. Peter Dinklage’s net worth is an estimated $18 million.