About Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage is an actor/producer from America. The audience best knows him for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones.” For his performance in the series, he won several awards and nominations. He has also made appearances in “Find me Guilty,” “Pixels,” “Elf,” “The Station Agent,” and numerous others. In his twenty-five years, the fifty-one years old actor has made appearances in over fifty films, twenty television shows, and about nine theatre productions. For his acting performances, he has won a total of fifty-seven award nominations.

Quick Info
Full NamePeter Hayden Dinklage
Date of BirthJune 11, 1969
Birth PlaceMendham Township, New Jersey, U.S.
Parent(s)John Carl Dinklage and Diane Dinklage
OccupationActor, Producer
Spouse(s)Erica Schmidt ​(m. 2005)
Net WorthUS $25 Million

Early Life

He was born as Peter Hayden Dinklage to John and Diane Dinklage on 11th June 1969 in New Jersey. His father used to work at an insurance firm while his mother was a music teacher. He was born with achondroplasia, a genetic disorder and a form of dwarfism. He was the only dwarf in his family. He, along with his older brother, Jonathon, used to perform musicals in their neighborhood. His first acting role was in the school theater production of “The Velveteen Rabbit” when he was in the fifth grade.

Peter Dinklage completed his high school studies from Delbarton High School in the late 1980s. He then attended Bennington College and graduated with a degree in drama studies in 1991. He was part of several plays during his high school and college years. His brother Jonathon has a great passion for the violin and is a violinist for “Hamilton.”

Peter Dinklage


After his graduation, he moved to New York to pursue a career in acting. During his initial days, he struggled to find a role cause everyone wants him to play a dwarf character’s part, which he did not want to perform.

In Film

Peter Dinklage made his film debut from the low-budget comedy-drama “Living in Oblivion” as Tito in 1995. The film, directed by Tom DiCillo, was made with a budget of $500 thousand and grossed over $1 million in the commercial market. His appearance in the 1996 crime drama “Bullet” went uncredited.  He then made appearances in “Safe Men,” “Never Again,” “13 Moons,” and a few others from 1998 to 2002.

In 2003, he got his breakthrough after getting featured as Finbar McBride in the comedy-drama “The Station Agent.” The film was made with a budget of $500 thousand and grossed over $8 million. It was also received positively by the critics. He has also made appearances in “Elf” as Miles Finch, “Jail Bait” as Lindo, “The Baxter” as Benson Hedges, “Underdog” as Simon Bar Sinister, “Low Down” as Alain, “Three Christs” as Joseph, and “Avengers: Infinity Wars” as Eitri.

He has also done voice roles for Mighty Eagle in “The Angry Birds Movie,” its sequel “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” and even for Captain Gutt in the 2012 animated film “Ice Age: Continental Drift.”

In Television

Peter Dinklage made his television debut from the 2001 drama series “Oz” as a murder victim in the episode “Even the Score.” The same year he featured in “The $treet” in the episode “Junk Bonds.” His other television appearances are “P.O.V” as the voice for narrator, “Threshold” as Arthur Ramsey, “Nip/Truck as “Marlowe Sawyer, and a few more.

Peter Dinklage

His most prominent television role came in 2011 when he starred as Tyrion Lannister in the HBO fantasy drama series “Game of Thrones.” He gained a wide fanbase after his portrayal of the character. The series has a 9.3 rating in IMDb from over 1.7 million reviews.

In Theater

Peter Dinklage’s first significant theater appearance was in the 1995 theatre play “The Killing Act” as Tom Thumb. He then featured in “Imperfect Love” as The Beppo in 2000. In 2003, he made an appearance in “Richard III” as the title character, performed at The Public Theater. He has also made appearances in theatre productions of “Things We Want,” “A Month in the Country,” and “Cyrano.”

He has also voiced Tyron Lannister in the videogame “Game of Thrones” and Ghost in “Destiny.”


From 1995 to present, Peter Dinklage has been nominated in over 50 award functions and has won fifteen of them, including a Golden Globe Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards.

Personal Life

Peter Dinklage is married to Erica Schmidt in 2005 and has two children from the relationship. He has German/Irish/English ancestry. He is known for his short height, deep voice and portrays gifted speakers.

Peter Dinklage

Height and Weight

He is 1.32 meters or four feet and four inches in height and weighs fifty kilograms.

Social Media

Peter Dinklage has over 5 million followers in his official Instagram handle @peterdinklage.

Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, Peter Dinklage has an estimated net worth of over $25 million. His salary was around $500 thousand per episode in Game of Thrones.