Since the mid 1990s, actor Peter Dinklage has appeared in many films and TV series, in addition to performing in several theatrical productions. Before Game of Thrones, his first starring role was in The Station Agent (2003), for which he won a Satellite Award for Outstanding Talent. Dinklage was also nominated for many awards for the film.
Peter Dinklage is a native New Jersian who studied acting at the following schools:
- Bennington College in Vermont, receiving BA in Drama and awarded Libby Zion Award for Dramatic Excellence
- Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London
- Welsh School of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales
I’ve compiled the following list of acting credits, I am slowly working on providing more clips, interviews, etc so please check back often!
Peter Dinklage Movies
1995 Living in Oblivion as Tito
Watch clip | My Review
1996 Bullet (uncredited) as Building Manger
1998 Safe Men as Leflore
1999 Pigeonholed as Roy
2001 Human Nature as Frank
2001 Never Again as Harry Appleton
2002 13 Moons as Binky
2002 Just a Kiss as Dink
Trivia: this movie is an adaptation of the play “Marking” in which Dinklage also performed
2003 Elf as Miles Finch, the “Angry Elf”
2003 The Station Agent as Finbar McBride
2003 Tiptoes as Maurice
2004 89 Seconds in Alcázar (short film) as Mari Barbola
2004 Jail Bait (short film) as Lindo
2004 Surviving Eden as Sterno, the roommate
2005 The Baxter as Benson Hedges, the wedding planner
2005 Escape Artists as Mr. Duff
2005 Fortunes as Mike Kirkwood
2005 Lassie as Rowlie
2006 Find Me Guilty as Ben Klandis, the lawyer
2006 The Limbo Room as Dusty Spitz
2006 Little Fugitive as Sam Norton, the dad
2007 Ascension Day as Brantly
Trivia : this film was originally titled 3/5 of a Man
2007 Death at a Funeral as Peter
2007 Underdog as Dr. Simon Barsinister, the baddy
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian as Trumpkin the Red Dwarf
2008 Penelope as Lemon
2009 Saint John of Las Vegas as Mr. Townsend, the boss
2010 Death at a Funeral as Frank
2010 The Last Rites of Ransom Pride as The Dwarf
2010 The Knights of Badassdom as Hung (post-production, re-cut from Lynch’s original; up for sale, unknown release)
2010 I Love You Too as Charlie (Australian movie, no US release date)
2010 Pete Smalls Is Dead as K.C. (select release Nov. 2011)
2011 Scrat’s Continental Crack-Up: Part 2 (short) Voice of Captain Gutt
2011 A Little Bit of Heaven as Vinnie (no US release date)
2012 Ice Age 4: Continental Drift as Captain Gutt (July 13, 2012 release)
2013 A Case of You as a barista (post-production, no US release date)
2013 Rememory as ??? in this sci-fi by Mark Palansky with Catherine O’Hara (filming)
2013 The Angriest Man in Brooklyn as ??? in this upcoming comedy with Robin Williams (filming)
2013 Fellini Black and White (pre-production)
2013 My Dinner with Herve as Hervé Villechaize (pre-production)
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past as Bolivar Trask??? (pre-production)
2005 Nobody Wants Your Film as Himself
2005 As Smart As They Are: The Author Project as Himself
Peter Dinklage TV Shows
1995 Seinfeld episode “The Wink” (uncredited) as James’ Telephone Voice
2001 Oz episode “Even The Score” (stunts)
2001 The $treet episode “Junk Bonds” (unaired)
2002 Third Watch episode “The Long Guns” as Drug Dealer
2004 I’m with Her as Elliot Rosen (two eps)
2005 Life as We Know It as Dr. Belber
2005 Testing Bob (TV Movie) as Robinson “Bob” Hart
2005–2006 Threshold as Arthur Ramsey
2006 Nip/Tuck as Marlowe Sawyer
2006 Ultra (TV pilot for CBS) as The Scientist
2009 30 Rock episode Señor Macho Solo as Stewart, the love interest
2011-2013 Game of Thrones as Tyrion Lannister
Peter Dinklage TV Appearances as Himself
2003 The Daily Show episode “11-11-03″
2003 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno episode “10-16-03″
2004 Presenter at the 9th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards
2004 Presenter at the 56th Annual Writers Guild Awards
2004 Presenter at the 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
2004 Dinner for Five episode “#3.8″
2004–2006 P.O.V. No Bigger Than a Minute (Self) & Freedom Machines (Narrator)
2005 Celebrity Poker Showdown Tournament 6, Game 2
2005 Entourage episode “The Sundance Kids”
2009 TMZ on TV episode “3.014″ Hugh Jackman also appears in this ep.
Peter Dinklage studied drama at Bennington College, where he met up with Jonathan Marc Sherman, Marc Spitz, Carlo Vogel, and other future playwrights, actors and directors. These friendships have lasted a long time, as they have worked on many projects together, including recent productions. Dinklage seems to cross paths with other talents, such as Brandon Cole and Steve Buscemi, in various films.
Pre-1991 Heartpiece, The Author’s Voice, Landscape of the Body, and Video Priests at Bennington College in Vermont
Dec 1991 – Feb 1992: Cinderella as Understudy for Ammer / Tongs at Playhouse 91
1993 The Maids by Jean Genet, directed by Donny Levit at New Jersey Shakespeare Festival
1993 Escurial by Michel de Ghelderode, directed by Donny Levit at New Jersey Shakespeare Festival
~1995 The Killing Act as Tom Thumb at Access Theater. Directed by Tom McCarthy, later to direct The Station Agent, starring Peter Dinklage!
Several references to “mid-1990s”, can’t find exact date for production besides “in 1995″ (Collider.com)
May 1995: Saint Stanislaus Outside the House as “Young Punk” at The Space in NYC. Directed by Jace Alexander, written by Patrick Breen. Peter Dinklage may have performed this role a second time.
January 1997: Marking as Peter at Judith Anderson Theater
Marking (written by Patrick Breen) was later adapted to the 2002 movie “Just A Kiss” but starring Peter Dinklage as a different character (Dink)
Nov – Dec 1999: Poona the Fuckdog and other plays for children as The Handsome Prince at Ohio Theater
Written by Jeff Goode
March – April 2000: Imperfect Love as Beppo at New York Performance Works, Ryan Stage
Written and directed by Brandon Cole, who went on to write/produce 13 Moons, another Dinklage movie
May 2000: I Wanna Be Adored as Bobby Lemondrops at New York Performance Works, Red Line Theater
Written by Jonathan Marc Sherman, directed by Carlo Vogel.
Sept – Oct 2002: Evolution as Rex at Theatres at Bleecker Steet Theatre
Written by Jonathan Marc Sherman
October 2004: Richard III as Richard, Duke of Gloucester at Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Hall
Directed by Peter DuBois
April – May 2005: Hope Leaves the Theater (part of Theater of the New Ear) as himself/theater critic at Royal Festival Hall, London
Also aired Aug 2005 at at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn
Nov 2006 – Jan 2007: an oak tree as Father at Barrow Street Theatre
Written by Tim Crouch. This role (Father) is always played by a new, guest actor who’s never read or seen the play before.
Nov – Dec 2007: Things We Want as Sty at Acorn Theater
Written by Jonathan Marc Sherman, directed by Ethan Hawke
July 2008: Uncle Vanya as Ivan Petrovitch Voynitsky (Uncle Vanya) at Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College
Directed by Peter Dinklage’s wife, Erica Schmidt
February 2009: Shepard and Music: A Conversation and Readings selected readings, as part of the Dark Nights at The New Group series at Theater Row, NYC. Led by Ethan Hawke
July 2009: Knickerbocker as Chester at Williamstown Theatre Festival (MA)
Written by Jonathan Marc Sherman, directed by Nicholas Martin
July 2012: The Imaginary Invalid (Le Malade Imaginaire) as housemaid Toinette in the all-male cast at Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College SummerScape Festival
Directed by Peter Dinklage’s wife, Erica Schmidt
Events, Speeches, Appearances
April 30, 2012 Cabaret Gourmet 2012 – Host/emcee of fundraiser event organized by The Play Company
June 1, 2012 Graduation Commencement Speech at Bennington College
Peter Dinklage also wrote a screenplay “Frog” in 1990.
Sources say that Peter Dinklage was in a funk band called either “Whizzy Beat” or just “Whizzy”. He played trumpet.
2005 The Real Family of Jesus (TV mini-series documentary) – Narrator
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Video Game – Voice of Trumpkin
Note: I’m not sure if there was any new material recorded for the game or if it was just pulled from the movie. Dinklage is credited for the appearance in the game.
2008 The Wordy Shipmates – Narrates as character Roger Williams
2011 The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories – Narrator (among others)
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games Video Game – Voice of Captain Gutt
Peter Dinklage Rumors
Older filmographies and outdated reports of on-stage roles still circulate the interwebs. There are few official retractions, and some projects are never officially cancelled, just put indefinitely on-hold.
Originated the role of Torvald for Lee Breuer’s Dollhouse while it was in production (New York Theatre Workshop 2002, Sundance Institute summer 2003), but due to Peter Dinklage’s schedule constraints the role went to actor Mark Povinelli in 2004.
Peter Dinklage was also originally cast in Martha Clark’s play about the life of Henri de Toulouse Lautrec in the summer/fall of 2004. However, there was apparently a conflict, as he was also scheduled to be in Richard III in October. The Toulouse Lautrec production Belle Epoque (name changed from Nothing is Forever) ended up opening in November, also starring Mark Povinelli.
Dinklage is sometimes credited for Dangerous Parking (2007), but IMDB does not list him. I can’t find any retractions of his specific role, but other actors, like Guy Pearce and Mena Suvari, also mysteriously vanished from the cast.
Mendel’s Dwarf is/was to be a Mark Palansky film; it’s currently in pre-production according to IMDB but no other confirmations have been made. Same with a film based on the character of Hop-frog. Mark Palansky directed of Penelope, and assuming he is still working on Mendel’s Dwarf and Hopfrog, there is a chance of Peter Dinklage roles in the films. Palansky himself seems to have dropped off the face of the Earth, as none of his projects have been updated since 2009.
Peter Dinklage was reportedly in negotiation to play Mongo the Magnificent, a character created by George C. Chesbro, who passed away in 2008. The author wrote the screenplay, but the studio that owns the rights have pretty much pulled all efforts offline and have not been responsive to inquiry. It seems unlikely that this project will move forward.
There are even more rumors about Peter Dinklage playing Herve Villechaize (actor who played Tattoo in TV’s Fantasy Island) in a biographical piece directed by Sacha Gervasi titled “My Dinner With Herve”.
Little Green Men (2013) with John Malkovich? This one really has very little to back it up, just throwing it out there for all you crazy, obsessed fans.
The latest buzz about Peter Dinklage is that Christopher Markus, co-writer for Captain America: The First Avenger, really, really, really wants him to play M.O.D.O.K, a super villain from the Marvel Universe, in a future sequel. I’m not up on my Captaim America comic book history, but apparently this villain is a creepy bighead that flies around and probably has lasers.
Also, Peter Dinklage is not dead.
2011 for Game of Thrones
Nominated – The Television Critics Association (TCA) for Individual Achievement in Drama
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
WON – Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series (as Tyrion Lannister)
WON – Press Academy Satellite Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television (shared win with Ryan Hurst, Sons of Anarchy)
WON – Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (as Tyrion Lannister)
We knew that Peter Dinklage had a great chance of winning his 2011 Emmy…
How does he feel about the Emmy nod? “It’s great to be nominated with some of my favorite actors, a few of whom I also call my friends.” He’s up against his bud Josh Charles, nominated as supporting actor in The Good Wife.
You can see all about it in Peter Dinklage’s Emmy Acceptance speech!
2003-2004 for The Station Agent
Satellite Award for Outstanding Talent (see clip)
Ourense Independent Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer
Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakout Performance – On Screen
Nominated — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Recognition and Accolades
Peter Dinklage, besides being nominated for various awards, has been named one of Entertainment Weekly’s Top 5 breakout stars of 2003, and made it into People Magazine’s “Simply the Best: A Portfolio of Men We Love” article.
Buzz about Peter Dinklage has been growing since Game of Thrones, where he’s a clear fan favorite in his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister.
NOT starring Peter Dinklage
Peter Dinklage was NOT in the following productions:
1981 Oingo Boingo “Little Girls” Music Video. I don’t think even the mighty Peter Dinklage could sport such a rockin’ porn ‘stache at the age of 12.
1989 U2 “All I Want is You” Music Video. Most likely, it’s Italian actor Paolo Risi. Then 20-year old Peter Dinklage would have still been studying at Bennington College and unavailable for a shoot in Italy.
2000 Bloodhound Gang “The Bad Touch” Music Video. Not him. “I look nothing like this guy!” – PD
2000-2002 Jackass (MTV) & Jackass: The Movie. Peter Dinklage is not Wee Man. The Jackass role belongs to Jason Acuña.
2004 John Mellencamp “Walk Tall” Music Video. This is not Peter Dinklage. Not only does the actor not look like him, I contacted the casting director and she had no record of him working on the video – his name wasn’t on the call sheet. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the name of the actor who was in the video. But trust me.
2008 In Bruges
People often confuse Peter Dinklage with Jordan Prentice. Nothing against Prentice, but he’s just not as good looking as Dinklage.
Peter will also not be appearing in The Brothers Grimm: Snow White or related films.
Spin Magazine 2000
People Magazine 2003 Vol. 60 No. 22