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1. The 4'5" actor was born in Morristown, New Jersey on June 11, 1969 (making him 44-years-old) to Diane, an elementary school music teacher, and John Carl, a retired insurance salesman. He was born with achondroplasia, which is a common cause of dwarfism where the body is formed perfectly but the long bones in the arms and legs, those that are modeled in cartilage, don't grow very long.
2. Dinklage is of German, English and Irish descent, and is related to the German Westphalian noble family "von Dincklage."
3. When he was a kid, he and his brother would put on puppet musicals for the whole neighborhood. They did a puppet version of the Who album, Quadrophenia, and made drum kits out of tuna cans.