Peter Dinklage Bio, Age, Wife, Family, Photos and Career

Peter Dinklage is an American actor and producer who gained much recognition with the HBO television series The Game of Thrones. In this series he won a Golden Globe Award and two Prime time Emmy Awards for his performance in the role of Tyrion Lannister. He is also one of the highest paid actor of American television.

Quick Facts
Birth name
Peter Hayden Dinklage
Born June 11, 1969
Birth place  Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Nationality American
Bennington College
Occupation Actor, producer
Wife Erica Schmidt
Known for Game of Thrones
Years active
1.32 m
Weight 58 KG
Children 2

Early life

Peter Dinklage was born on 11 June, 1969 in Morristown, New Jersey, United States. His father John Carl Dinklag (1931-2004) was a German American and assassin teacher and his mother, Diane Dinklage (J. 1943), a teacher of music in Elementary School. Dinklage cretinism is a common type of ekondroplasiya was born. He and his elder brother Jonathan grew up in Brookings, New Jersey.

In childhood, they participated in two musical puppet dances. Dinklage told his brother that he was a violin and his family was a real actor and said that his passion for his brother’s violin prevented him from acting.

Dinklage studied at the University of Beninington College and worked on several theater before graduating in 1991. Then he and his friend Ian Bell moved to New York City to build a Theater Company. But they did not have to pay rent there because they had to leave the apartment. After that, he worked in a data processing company for six years before starting her full-life career.

Personal life

Peter Dinklage married Erica Schmidt, who is working as a theater director. and they are blessed with two kids.

In 2011, her first daughter was born, of which he has not transcended the name, although there is a source that says that she is called Zelig,  and in 2017 a son whose name was not communicated either.


Dinklage was born with achondroplasia , the most common cause of dwarfism . Its height is 1.35 m (4’5 “).

” When I was young, that definitely affected me. As a teenager, I became bitter and angry. But as you get older, you realize that you should only have a sense of humor. You know it’s not your problem, it’s theirs . ”  __Peter Dinklage



The role that definitively launched Dinklage’s career was in the award-winning The Station Agent (2003), where he played the leading role.  For this role he received nominations for Best Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards . That same year, he participated in Tiptoes, premiered directly on DVD, along with Gary Oldman. Years before, he had starred in his debut role in Living in Oblivion (1995), where he plays the role of Tito, a reluctant independent film actor who questions the work of the director of the film. In addition to his film career, he has worked several times in theatrical productions ofoff-Broadway, where his height is less of an obstacle than in Hollywood .

In Elf , Dinklage plays a pretentious children’s story writer who hits the character of Will Ferrell after being accidentally insulted. In 2005, he starred in the science fiction series Threshold and worked in the comedy The Baxter as an extravagant wedding planner.

In 2006, he starred in Sidney Lumet’s Judicial Find me Guilty drama , along with Vin Diesel. He also made himself an episode of the HBO series Entourage and had a role in 30 Rock .

Dinklage had a role in the 2007 British film Death at a Funeral. He plays the same role in the US remake of the same name released in 2010. Also in 2007, he played the villain Simon Bar Sinister in Underdog .

He was chosen by director Andrew Adamson for the role of Trumpkin in the film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008).  Film critic Bill Gibron described the role as a “corny stereotype that Dinklage has tried to avoid”. Comic writer Gail Simone has cited Dinklage as the perfect choice to play the evil Doctor Psycho in a possible film adaptation of Wonder Woman .

The 14 of February of 2013, film director Bryan Singer announced through his account Twitter incorporating Peter Dinklage to X-Men: days of future past in the role of main antagonist, Bolivar Trask.

Game of Thrones

In 2009 , Dinklage was confirmed to play Tyrion Lannister in the series that prepared the chain HBO the heptalogía best known of George RR Martin , A Song of Ice and Fire. The television series was released in 2011 and its performance received excellent reviews.

“If Dinklage does not win an Emmy for his intelligent and rude Tyrion Lannister, I’ll stay patitieso.” __Entertainment Weekly.

“If this man does not win an Emmy, heads must roll.”__ Los Angeles Times.
Finally, that same year, Dinklage won the Emmy as best supporting actor and a year later he would get a Golden Globe for the same role.


***Facts About Peter Dinklage***

  • Does he smoke?: No
  • Does he drink alcohol?: No
  • Peter Dinklage was born and raised in New Jersey, United States.
  • Height?:                      4 feet 5 inch
  • Weight?:                      58 Kg
  • Hair Color?:               Red black
  • Eye Color?:                 Black
  • Hobbies?:                   Films, traveling.
  • Favorite food?:         Pizza, Pasta, Healthy food.
  • Favorite color?:       Blue, black, white and yellow.


Did you know…

  • Peter Dinklage of “Game of Thrones” was the seventh-highest-paid American TV star on a network primetime show ($1 million per episode).
  • He has won over 100 awards.


Year Event
1969 He was born on 11 June, 1969 in Morristown, New Jersey, United States.
1995 Started working as an actor.
2011 Started working with Game of Thrones.
2014 He has worked in film X-Men: Days of Future Past.
2018 He has won many international award.


Peter Dinklage Photos


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