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Dick Miller is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 25 december 1928 at New York City (USA)

Dick Miller

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Birth name Richard Miller
Nationality USA
Birth 25 december 1928 at New York City (USA)
Death 30 january 2019 (at 90 years)

Richard "Dick" Miller (born December 25, 1928) is an American character actor who has appeared in over 100 films, particularly those produced by Roger Corman, and later in films of directors who started their careers with Corman, including James Cameron and Joe Dante, with the distinction of appearing in almost every film made by Dante. Miller's main roles have been in films such as Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, The Explorers, Piranha, The Howling, A Bucket of Blood, The Little Shop of Horrors, Chopping Mall, Night of the Creeps, The Terminator, The 'Burbs and Small Soldiers.


Dick Miller est né dans le Bronx à New York, fils d'émigrés juifs russes. Après avoir servi dans la Marine américaine, il étudie au City College of New York et à l'Université Columbia. Tout en jouant sur les planches de Broadway, il travaille dans des services psychiatriques.

En 1952, il s'installe en Californie pour y travailler comme écrivain.

Reconnu pour son extraordinaire souplesse de jeu, son interprétation du personnage de Murray Futterman dans la saga Gremlins de Joe Dante est entrée dans la légende.

Best films

Piranha (1978)

Usually with

Roger Corman
Roger Corman
(51 films)
Joe Dante
Joe Dante
(23 films)
Jonathan Kaplan
Jonathan Kaplan
(15 films)
Paul Bartel
Paul Bartel
(14 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dick Miller (119 films)

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That Guy Dick Miller, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Dick Miller, Allan Arkush, Belinda Balaski, Roger Corman, Meiert Avis, Joe Dante
Roles Himself
Rating73% 3.67543.67543.67543.67543.6754
The documentary surveys the life and acting career of Dick Miller, who has performed in over 170 roles in various films and television shows as a character actor. It features several interviews, as well as footage from many of Miller's performances.
Burying the Ex, 1h30
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario, Oliver Cooper, Archie Hahn, Gabrielle Christian
Roles Grumpy Cop
Rating54% 2.703432.703432.703432.703432.70343
Max is dating the overbearing Evelyn who he's afraid to break up with. When she's killed in a freak accident, he falls in love with Olivia, with whom he is much better suited. However Evelyn rises from the grave and wants to continue her relationship with Max.
Machete Maidens Unleashed!
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Roger Corman, Colleen Camp, John Landis, Sid Haig, R. Lee Ermey, Joe Dante
Roles Self
Rating72% 3.638693.638693.638693.638693.63869
Des femmes plantureuses, des monstres mutants et des agents secrets nains… On trouvait tout cela dans les films de genre philippins des années 70 et 80. Envahissant les drive-ins du monde entier, les Philippines sont devenues un eldorado pour les réalisateurs de films dits « d'exploitation », alliant une main d'œuvre bon marché, un cadre exotique et une règlementation inexistante en matière de santé et de sécurité. Ce documentaire retrace l'histoire d'un genre sans scrupules, sans scénarios, sans frontières et - plus souvent que jamais - sans vêtements…
The Hole
The Hole (2009)
, 1h32
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Actors Chris Massoglia, Haley Bennett, Nathan Gamble, Theresa Polo, Bruce Dern, Quinn Lord
Roles Pizza Delivery Guy
Rating57% 2.8512152.8512152.8512152.8512152.851215
17-year-old Dane Thompson, his 10-year-old brother Lucas, and their mother, Susan, move from Brooklyn to the quiet town of Bensenville. Dane and Lucas befriend their next door neighbor, Julie. Dane and Lucas find a trapdoor with several locks along each side. They discover a hole which appears to be bottomless. When Julie arrives, they lower a video camera into the hole. They look at the recording and see static. They turn away from the screen to their mother. An eye appears on the screen.
Trapped Ashes, 1h45
Directed by Monte Hellman, Joe Dante, Sean S. Cunningham, Ken Russell
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Jayce Bartok, Rachel Veltri, Richard Ian Cox, Henry Gibson, Lara Harris, Scott Lowell
Roles Max
Rating47% 2.360022.360022.360022.360022.36002
Segment The Girl With Golden Breasts (Réalisateur: Ken Russell) : Une jeune comédienne au chômage veut une poitrine plus généreuse afin d'obtenir plus de rôles. Le chirurgien qu'elle va voir lui vante les mérites de sa pratique : implanter des poitrines de femmes décédées (carrément moins dangereux que le silicone). Seule petit inconvénient, les sympathiques implants mammaires doivent être nourris au sang frais... Segment Jibaku (Réalisateur: Sean S. Cunningham): Ce segment donne dans le fantôme japonais. Invité au Japon pour donner une conférence, un architecte décide de venir avec sa femme. La jeune femme rencontre un revenant et tombe sous son l'emprise.
Looney Tunes: Back in Action, 1h30
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about films, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un canard, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin, Timothy Dalton, Joan Cusack, Heather Locklear
Roles Security Guard
Rating58% 2.9100552.9100552.9100552.9100552.910055
Tired of playing second fiddle to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck demands his own movie from the Warner Bros., but they promptly fire him. Aspiring stuntman DJ Drake is asked to escort Daffy off the studio lot, but the ensuing chase leads to the Batmobile demolishing the studio water tower. DJ is fired, and returns home with Daffy hitching a ride, discovering his father and action star Damian Drake is actually a secret agent. Damian instructs his son to travel to Las Vegas, find his associate Dusty Tails, and gain the mystical Blue Monkey diamond before being captured by the Acme Corporation, led by the childish Mr. Chairman. DJ and Daffy head for Vegas. Meanwhile, Bugs' routines fall apart without Daffy, so V.P. for Comedy, Kate Houghton, is sent to rehire Daffy or face being fired herself. Bugs informs her of the situation and they pursue DJ and Daffy in Damian's spy car.
Maximum Surge, 1h30
Directed by Jason Bourque
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes Films about video games
Actors Yasmine Bleeth, Walter Koenig, Dominika Wolski, Vincent Schiavelli, Brian Dobson, Erin Karpluk
Roles Boxing Cornerman
Rating28% 1.4081951.4081951.4081951.4081951.408195
When a super computer is linked to a video game network, the computer programmer who designed the game must enter the virtual reality world of his fantasies and defeat the computer before it causes worldwide chaos.
Route 666
Route 666 (2001)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Ghost films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Lou Diamond Phillips, Lori Petty, Steven Williams, L. Q. Jones, Dale Midkiff, Alex McArthur
Roles Bartender
Rating44% 2.2086652.2086652.2086652.2086652.208665
Sitting alone at a roadside bar in Arizona, Fred "Rabbit" Smith (Williams) drinks nervously. Two people named Jack La Roca (Phillips) and Stephanie (Petty) enter the bar. Rabbit uses the restroom followed by Jack who handcuffs him. He reveals that he and Steph are Federal Marshals assigned to capture Rabbit and bring him to court in Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss named Benny (Sven-Ole Thorsen) who Rabbit used to work for. He was originally going to testify in exchange for full immunity but ran after learning the mob joined forces with the Russians. They are hunting him, too. Jack calls for a Suburban driven by four other marshals to pick them up before Benny and his mob arrive with heavy firepower. They leave out the back and battle the assassins until marshals; Nick, Mary, PT and Joe arrive between them. They manage to kill all assassins but Benny. Jack and Rabbit use Rabbit's car to escape in the same path as the other marshals (including Steph in the truck). Jack manages to shoot Benny's tires out before leaving.
Small Soldiers, 1h48
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Jeu, Comedy science fiction films, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about toys, Children's films, Films about school violence
Actors Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, Jay Mohr, Phil Hartman, Kevin Dunn, David Cross
Roles Joe
Rating63% 3.151853.151853.151853.151853.15185
The film begins with GloboTech Industries acquiring the Heartland Toy Company. CEO Gil Mars tells remaining toy designers Larry Benson and Irwin Wayfair to develop actual live-action toys capable of "playing back". Mars selects Larry's action figures, the Commando Elite, for the project and Irwin's educational toys, the Gorgonites, for their enemies. After Mars sees a commercial showing the toys doing activities they are incapable of doing, he accuses them of false advertising, saying Globotech delivers on what it promises. Mars then orders Benson to have the toys on the shelves in three months acting just as they do in the commercial or get fired. Faced with such a tight deadline, Benson forgoes safety testing, then uses Irwin's password and chooses GloboTech's overly powerful, X1000 intelligent AI munitions microprocessor integrated circuit to control the toys.
The Second Civil War, 1h37
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about immigration, Political films
Actors Beau Bridges, Phil Hartman, James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Joanna Cassidy, Dan Hedaya
Roles Eddie O'Neill
Rating65% 3.2957353.2957353.2957353.2957353.295735
The 1997 film is set in a United States in which foreign immigration has skyrocketed: The mayor of Los Angeles speaks only in Spanish, Rhode Island is populated mostly by Chinese-Americans, and Alabama has a congressman from India. Politics is openly reduced to a matter of catering to various ethnic groups for their votes - the Alabama congressman will only support the president if his state receives more money for Hindu temples. When an atomic weapon is used in Pakistan, an international organization makes plans to bring orphans to Idaho.
The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy, 1h37
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Space opera
Actors John Corbett, Carolyn McCormick, John Pyper-Ferguson, Elisabeth Harnois, J. Madison Wright Morris, Rod Taylor
Roles Peddler
Rating52% 2.6190352.6190352.6190352.6190352.619035
The story takes place several centuries in the future. Mankind has colonized the entire solar system and beyond, and hardships such as war, disease, hunger, and overpopulation have been eliminated. However, boredom spread rapidly throughout the galaxy and as a result, interstellar war broke out. The two opposing factions were the Galactic Republic and the Rebels. While the Rebels eventually defeated the Galactic Republic because of their far greater numbers, the former were no better off; the aftermath of that war was a new Dark Age. Houses, plantations, and, more importantly, most books were destroyed in the war, and knowledge of interstellar travel was mostly lost, available only to a privileged few. Mankind, in the film, had made much progress, only to be rewarded with "third world" living conditions, despite people still possessing very advanced computers.
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight, 1h32
Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Billy Zane, William Sadler, Jada Pinkett Smith, Thomas Haden Church, CCH Pounder, Dick Miller
Roles Uncle Willy
Rating67% 3.350843.350843.350843.350843.35084
On a film set, The Crypt Keeper directs an installment of the television show despite his disapproval of the lead actor's talent. Upon becoming aware of the viewer, he proffers his latest project, which he hopes will get him into Hollywood: Demon Knight.
Pulp Fiction, 2h34
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Mob film, Crime, Black comedy
Themes Assassinat, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about drugs, Films about psychiatry, Gangster films
Actors John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer
Rating85% 4.2642154.2642154.2642154.2642154.264215
"Pumpkin" (Tim Roth) and "Honey Bunny" (Amanda Plummer) are having breakfast in a diner, and discussing their life as robbers. They decide to rob the restaurant after realizing they could make money off the customers as well as the business, as they did during their previous heist. Moments after they initiate the hold-up, the scene breaks off and the title credits roll.
Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women, 1h22
Directed by Julie Brown
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Julie Brown, Peter DeLuise, Margaret Cho, Stanley DeSantis, Khrystyne Haje, Vicki Lawrence
Roles Officer Murphy
Rating44% 2.220162.220162.220162.220162.22016
The movie is presented as two parts of a double feature, the titles being Tonya: The Battle of Wounded Knee and He Never Gave Me Orgasm: The Lenora Babbitt Story.
Runaway Daughters, 1h23
Directed by Joe Dante
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Julie Bowen, Jenny Lewis, Paul Rudd, Chris Young, Dick Miller, Wendy Schaal
Roles Roy Farrell
Rating54% 2.73042.73042.73042.73042.7304
The title characters are Angie Gordon (Julie Bowen), Mary Nicholson (Holly Fields), and Laura Cahn (Jenny Lewis). Their picaresque adventure begins in 1956 when Mary has a pregnancy scare after letting Bob Randolph (Chris Young) go too far with her. Mr. Russoff (Fabian), named for Lou Rusoff who wrote the screenplay of the original version, is a widower from the wrong side of the tracks, and Bob seeks to cover his tracks by enlisting in the United States Navy. Angie and Laura accompany Mary in a flight from the suburbs as she decides what to do about her pregnancy. Along the way, they meet bully cops, one played by Courtney Gains from Dante's The 'Burbs, and redneck survivalists with rifles. Two of the latter are played by Dante stalwarts John Astin and Rance Howard.