Peter Dinklage’s life goes far beyond Casterly Rock, Westeros, or the unknown-limits of the seven kingdoms. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about the actor. (Photo: WENN)
You may know him as Tyrion Lannister, Lord of Casterly Rock, but he was in fact born Peter Hayden Dinklage, citizen of Morristown, New Jersey. (Photo: WENN)
While growing up in New Jersey, his neighbor was Bruce Springsteen’s manager. Bruce used to hang out at Dinklage’s house and play the guitar, but since Dinklage was only two-years-old he doesn’t remember any of it! (Photo: WENN)
Peter has been a vegetarian for 33 years and is an avid advocate for animal rights. “I like animals. All animal,” he says. “ I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog—or a chicken, or a cow.” (Photo: WENN)
Peter is good at saying “No.” He used to turn down a lot of roles when he was just starting in the acting world, refusing to take any parts that used his height as a source of laughter and mockery. (Photo: WENN)
Does Peter’s voice sound familiar to you? That’s because he was the wake-up guy on Seinfeld! It was his voice calling Elain every morning. (Photo: WENN)
Sorry, ladies! Peter is off the market. As of 2005, Peter has been married to theater director Erica Smidt. They have 2 children together and are notorious for their private lives. (Photo: WENN)
George R.R. Martin knew he wanted Dinklage to play Tyrion from the beginning and HBO didn’t even ask him to audition before offering him the role. Thank the old and the new gods for that wise choice by George! (Photo: WENN)
He and Lena Headey were friends long before Game of Thrones and Dinklage was apparently the one who originally suggested her as Cersei. Get you a friend that turns you into an international sensation! (Photo: WENN)
His portrayal of the half-man has made Peter a full star. He has earned two Emmys and a Golden Globe for his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones. (Photo: WENN)
The Lannisters may be wealthy in George’s books, but Peter is rich in real-life. He earns $1.1. million per episode of GoT and has a whooping estimated net worth of $15 million! (Photo: WENN)
Thank the old gods and the new gods for Peter Dinklage! He may be 4’5” tall, but he holds a huge place in our hearts.
Against all odds, and defying society’s preconceived notions regarding dwarf actors, Peter became a household name in the entertainment industry thanks to his outstanding performance as Tyrion Lannister, turning “The Half-Man” into one of the coolest characters on Game of Thrones—which is truly saying something when given that he shares the screen with John Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, and Khal Drogo.
But Peter Dinklage’s life goes far beyond Casterly Rock, Westeros, or the unknown-limits of the seven kingdoms. Celebrating
his 49, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know th birthday about the phenomenal Peter Dinklage.