Centreville’s Superstars


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Matt Thornton was born in Three Rivers, Michigan but grew up and attended high school in Centreville. He was drafted in 1997 in the 27th round by the Detroit Tigers but chose to attend college at GVSU. After college he was in the minor leagues from 1999-2004. June 2004  Thornton began playing for the Seattle Mariners. He is still currently a left-handed relief pitcher in MLB, he has played for the Chicago White Sox, the Boston Red Socks, New York Yankees and most recently the Washington Nationals.




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Verne Troyer was born in Sturgis, Michigan but grew up in Centreville, Michigan. He graduated from Centreville high school in 1987, and he attended Kellogg Community College in Coldwater, Michigan. He has played a role in many movies and commercials as well as some TV/reality shows but is best known as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series.

Troyer’s full list of movies is:

Pinocchio’s Revenge (1996), Men in Black (1997), Wishmaster (1997), My Giant (1998), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Mighty Joe Young (1998), Here Lies Lonely (1998), Instinct (1999), Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), The Grinch (2000), Bubble Boy (2001), Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001), Hard Cash (2002), Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003), Karroll’s Christmas (2004), Postal (2007)