Peter Dinklage Age, Wiki, Biography, Wife, Daughter, Height in feet, Net Worth & Many More

By | April 12, 2022

Peter Hayden Dinklage is an American actor and producer born on June 11, 1969, in the Jersey Shore region of New Jersey to John Carl Dinklage and Diane Dinklage. He grew up with his parents and an elder brother Jonathan in the historic Brookside section of Mendham Township. 

Though, he is the only member of his family with achondroplasia. While being a child, Dinklage and his brother performed in multiple puppet musicals in their neighborhood. However, his brother’s passion for violin was the reason that kept him from acting. 

Speaking about his career, he got his first theatrical success in a fifth-grade production of The Velveteen Rabbit where he played the lead role and his performance was also applauded by the audience. However, he then shifted his focus on education and attended Delbarton School where he developed his acting skills. Following this, he attended Bennington College where he studied drama degree. Next, he moved to New York City to build a theatre company. However, before he could pursue a career as a full-time actor, he worked at a data-processing company for six years. 

In the initial days, he struggled to find work and ended up with the roles of “elves or leprechauns” because of his condition. He made his credited film debut with the comedy-drama, Living in Oblivion followed which in the next year, he featured in the crime drama film, Bullet. 

After that, he was cast in the comedy film, 13 Moons in 2002. However, he got his breakthrough with the role of Finbar McBride in the 2003 film, The Station Agent. The film was successful and also gained him several nominations and awards. Next in the same year, he appeared in the film, Tiptoes. Following this, he appeared in a series of films like Richard III, Elf, The Baxter, Lassie, Find Me Guilty, Penelope, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, etc. 

However, it was in the year 2011 when he got major prominence after he was cast in the hit HBO fantasy series, Game of Thrones. He was seen in the role of Tyrion Lannister. His performance gained him critical praise and also got him several awards including the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2011, 2015, 2018, and 2018. 

Following that, he worked in a long line of films and TV series which got him to great heights in his career. Talking about his personal life, Dinklage got married to Erica Schmidt in 2005 and has two children. He describes himself as a lapsed Catholic and has been a vegetarian since the age of 16. 

NamePeter Dinklage
Nick NamePredictable (School name)
Famous forTyrion Lannister in Game Of Thrones
Date of Birth11 June 1969
Age53 Years (2022)
Birth Place Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Hometown Morristown, New Jersey, United States
SchoolDelbarton School (a Catholic prep school for boys)
CollageBennington College (1991)
DebutFilm Debut – Living in Oblivion (1995)
ReligionLapsed Catholic
Zodiac SignGemini

Peter Dinklage Career

  • He started his career in the year 1995 with the film, Living in Oblivion when he played the role of a dwarf. 
  • Next, he delivered a break-out performance in the film, ‘The Station Agent’, and also received many awards for the role. 
  • In 2007, he starred in the British comedy film, Death at a Funeral and it was also a success. 
  • In 2008, he again played the role of a dwarf in the film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. 
  • His major TV break came in the year 2011 when he starred in the drama series, Game of Thrones. 
  • In 2014, he appeared in ‘Knights of Baddassdom’ following which he was seen in the film, X-Men – Days of Future Past. 
  • In 2015, he featured in the film ‘Pixels’ where he was seen in the role of Eddie Plant. 
  • In 2018, he appeared in Marvel’s successful franchise film, Avengers: Infinity War in which he was seen in the role of a dwarf king, Eitri who builds the infinity gauntlet for Thanos. 
  • He has also produced many films and TV series. 

Peter Dinklage Family 

Father Name John Carl Dinklage (a retired insurance salesman)
Mother Name Diane Dinklage, (an elementary school music teacher)
Brother Jonathan Dinklage (Violinist)
Sister None
Wife Erica Schmidt

Peter Dinklage Relationship / Marital Status & Many More 

Marital Status Married
Affairs / Girlfriend Erica Schmidt (A theater director)
Wife/ Spouse Erica Schmidt
Marriage date In 2005
Marriage Place N/A
ChildrenDaughter -Zelig
Peter Dinklage birthday: These family pics of the Game of Thrones star with  wife Erica and kids are unmissable

They have two children and are private about their personal lives. Their daughter was born in 2011. A second child was born in 2017
Peter Dinklage and his Wife Erica Schmidt

Peter Dinklage Physical Stats

HeightIn Centimeter – 135 cm
In Meter – 1.35 m
In feet & inches – 4’5
WeightIn Kilogram- 54 Kg
In Pounds – 119lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBrown

Peter Dinklage Favorite

Favorite Actor N/A
Favorite Actress N/A
Favorite Song N/A
Favorite Movie N/A
Favorite CuisineItalian, Chinese, Japanese
Favorite Color White, Blue, Red
Favorite Sport Basketball
Favorite Destination India, Paris

Peter Dinklage Education 

School Delbarton School (a Catholic prep school for boys)
Collage Bennington College (1991)
Educational Qualification Graduate in Drama

Peter Dinklage’s Net Worth

Net WorthUSD $ 25 MIllion Doller
Income SourceActing
Car CollectionN/A

Some Unknown facts about Peter Dinklage

  • Does Peter Dinklage smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Peter Dinklage drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • His first stint as an actor came in fifth grade with the film, The Velveteen Rabbit. 
  • Due to his physical condition, he used to be given the role of dwarfs, however, he had refused to play stereotypical roles. 
  • Once, Peter was in a punk-funk-rap band. 
  • Peter is an outspoken vegetarian and practiced the same since his childhood days. 
  • Peter’s form of dwarfism, achondroplasia, only affects the long bones in his arms and legs. 
  • His Wax Figure has been established in the Madame Tussauds’ museum.
  • He is a vegetarian. In a video supporting PETA, he said “I like animals. All animals. I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog or a chicken, or a cow. And I wouldn’t ask someone else to hurt them for me. That’s why I’m a vegetarian.”
  • His daughter’s name is not Zelig and he actually doesn’t care to change it on Wikipedia.
  • He is the only American on Game of Thrones cast.
  • Peter won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2011 and 2015 and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film.
  • He is an active activist against experimentation on animals.

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