peter dinklage erica schmidt getty 'Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage, wife Erica Schmidt expecting their first child
He may play a snarky “imp” who likes to frequent the cat houses and tipple the wine on HBO’s new hit drama “Game of Thrones,” but in real life Peter Dinklage is a family man. Dinklage and his wife Erica Schmidt have announced they are going to be first-time parents, a rep for the couple tells US Weekly. Happy Father’s Day, Peter!

After breaking out in “The Station Agent,” a 2003 movie also starring Michelle Williams and Patricia Clarkson, Dinklage (who turns 42 on Saturday, June 11) went on to play Marlowe Sawyer on “Nip/Tuck” and star in both versions of “Death at a Funeral.” But now he plays the hilarious Lord Tyrion Lannister on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” a new drama garnering both fans’ and critics’ praise.

Wife Erica is a theatre actress and director and a graduate of Vassar College. She and Dinklage eloped to Las Vegas in 2005.

Congratulations to Peter and Erica.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."