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Jason Miller is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Post Production Supervisor American born on 22 april 1939 at Long Island City (USA)

Jason Miller

Jason Miller
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Birth name John Anthony Miller
Nationality USA
Birth 22 april 1939 at Long Island City (USA)
Death 13 may 2001 (at 62 years) at Scranton (USA)
Awards Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Jason Miller (April 22, 1939 – May 13, 2001) was an American actor and playwright. He received the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play That Championship Season, and was widely recognized for his role as Father Damien Karras in the 1973 horror film The Exorcist, a role he reprised briefly in The Exorcist III. He later became Artistic Director of the Scranton Public Theatre in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where That Championship Season was set.

Biography

Miller was the father of actors Jason Patric (by first wife Linda Gleason, daughter of Jackie Gleason) and Joshua John Miller (by second wife Susan Bernard). In 1982 Miller returned to Scranton to become artistic director of the Scranton Public Theatre, a new regional theatre company founded the year before.

On May 13, 2001, Miller died of a heart attack in Scranton, Pennsylvania, twenty-one days after he had reached the age of 62.

In 2004, actor Paul Sorvino, a longtime friend of Miller and a cast member of all three versions of That Championship Season, was commissioned by Scranton to create a bronze bust of the late playwright and actor. The statue was unveiled in December 2008. In March 2011, the first Broadway revival of That Championship Season opened. The cast comprised Brian Cox, Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Gaffigan, and Miller's elder son, actor Jason Patric. The urn containing Miller's ashes was placed on the set by his son, who played the role Miller had based on himself.

Best films

The Exorcist (1973)
(Actor)
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
(Post Production Supervisor)

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Filmography of Jason Miller (21 films)

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Actor

Wonder Woman, 1h14
Directed by Lauren Montgomery
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Films based on mythology, Superhero films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Alfred Molina, Rosario Dawson, Marg Helgenberger, Oliver Platt
Roles Thrax/Gang Leader
Rating72% 3.64863.64863.64863.64863.6486
Centuries ago, the Amazons, a proud and fierce race of warrior women, led by their Queen, Hippolyta (voiced by Virginia Madsen), battled Ares (voiced by Alfred Molina), the god of war, and his army. During the battle, Hippolyta beheaded her son, Thrax (voiced by Jason Miller), whom Ares forcibly conceived with her, who is fighting for his father. Hippolyta then defeated Ares, but Zeus (voiced by David McCallum) stopped her from delivering the death strike. Instead, Hera (voiced by Marg Helgenberger) bound his powers with magic bracers so that he was deprived of his ability to draw power from the aura of violence and death he could instigate, effectively rendering him mortal, and only another god could release him. In compensation, the Amazons were granted the island of Themyscira, where they would remain eternally youthful and isolated from Man in the course of their duty of holding Ares prisoner for all eternity. Later, Hippolyta was granted a daughter, Princess Diana (voiced by Keri Russell), whom she shaped from the sand of the Themyscirian seashore and gave life with her own blood.
Danny Roane: First Time Director, 1h23
Directed by Andrew Roane Dick
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Actors Frankie Muniz, Andrew Roane Dick, Jack Black, Sara Rue, Jamie Anne Allman, Mo Collins
Rating44% 2.216422.216422.216422.216422.21642
After being blackballed from Hollywood because of his drunken antics, Danny Roane a washed up TV actor sobers up to direct his first feature film. As the pressure builds, Roane turns to the bottle again and attempts to finish his movie about drug and alcohol abuse. But in his drunken madness, he decides to make the film a musical.
The Eternal, 1h35
Directed by Michael Almereyda
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Jared Harris, Alison Elliott, Christopher Walken, Paula Malcomson, Karl Geary, Lois Smith
Roles The Doctor
Rating45% 2.258712.258712.258712.258712.25871
Nora and Jim are an alcoholic couple. After a night of drinking, Nora experiences a flashback and falls down the stairs of their New York apartment building. Though alright, she complains of headaches, and her doctor orders her to give up alcohol. For the sake of their son Jimmy, Nora and Jim pledge to sober up, but the doctor expresses skepticism when he learns they will be traveling to Ireland to visit Nora's elderly grandmother. Nora assures her doctor they will purge themselves of all their bad habits there.
Murdered Innocence, 1h20
Directed by Frank Coraci
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Jason Miller, Frank Coraci, Ellen Greene
Roles Det. Rollins
Rating65% 3.2729453.2729453.2729453.2729453.272945
Mommy
Mommy (1995)
, 1h29
Directed by Max Allan Collins
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Patty McCormack, Jason Miller, Brinke Stevens, Majel Barrett
Roles Lt. March
Rating48% 2.418922.418922.418922.418922.41892
Mrs. Sterling (Patty McCormack) is psychotically obsessed with her 12-year-old daughter, Jessica Ann (Rachel Lemieux), so much so that when she finds out Jessica didn't get the "Student of the Year" award again, she solves the problem by murdering the teacher who didn't recommend her for it.
Rudy
Rudy (1993)
, 1h56
Directed by David Anspaugh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Sports films, American football films, Films about disabilities
Actors Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty, Charles Dutton, Vince Vaughn, Lili Taylor
Roles Coach Ara Parseghian
Rating74% 3.749163.749163.749163.749163.74916
Daniel Eugene "Rudy" Ruettiger grows up in Joliet, Illinois dreaming of playing college football at the University of Notre Dame. Though he is achieving some success with his local high school team (Joliet Catholic), he lacks the grades and money necessary to attend Notre Dame, as well as the talent and physical stature to play football for a major intercollegiate program.
The Exorcist III, 1h50
Directed by William Peter Blatty
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film, Serial killer films
Actors George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Jason Miller, Scott Wilson, Brad Dourif, Nicol Williamson
Roles Father Damien Karras / Patient X
Rating64% 3.2473653.2473653.2473653.2473653.247365
The film begins with the point of view of someone wandering through the streets of Georgetown, a voice informing us "I have dreams... of a rose... and of falling down a long flight of stairs." The point of view shows a warning of evil about to arrive later that night at a church. Demonic growls are heard. Leaves and other street trash suddenly come flying into the church as a crucifix comes to life. It then cuts to Lieutenant William F. Kinderman (George C. Scott) at a crime scene, where a 12-year-old boy named Thomas Kintry has been murdered.
Light of Day, 1h42
Directed by Paul Schrader
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Michael J. Fox, Gena Rowlands, Joan Jett, Michael McKean, Thomas G. Waites, Cherry Jones
Roles Benjamin Rasnick
Rating56% 2.800712.800712.800712.800712.80071
Fox and Jett play a brother and sister who are lead performers in a rock band, The Barbusters, in Cleveland, Ohio. The sister, Patti Rasnick, is an unmarried mother and has a troubled relationship with her own mother, who is deeply religious. Estranged from her parents and struggling to make ends meet, Patti decides to dive headlong into a carefree rock music lifestyle. The brother, Joe Rasnick, pulls away from rock music to provide some stability for his young nephew. It takes a family crisis to bring Patti back home and force her to face the prickly past with her mother.
Terror in the Aisles, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Documentary, Anthology film, Horror
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about films
Actors Donald Pleasence, Nancy Allen, Bud Abbott, Michael Ironside, Fred Asparagus, Brooke Adams
Roles Father Karras (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating62% 3.149033.149033.149033.149033.14903
Director Andrew J. Kuehn has excerpted brief segments of terror and suspense in a wide variety of suspenseful (including humorously so, ex. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Saturday the 14th) films and strung them together with added commentary, as well as some enacted narrative, to create a compilation of fright-inducing effects. Halloween actor Donald Pleasence and Dressed to Kill star Nancy Allen provide the commentary on topics such as "sex and terror" (Dressed to Kill, Klute, Ms. 45, The Seduction, When a Stranger Calls), loathsome villains (Dracula, Frankenstein, Friday the 13 1 and/or 2, Halloween I and II, Marathon Man, Nighthawks, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Touch of Evil, Vice Squad, Wait Until Dark, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?), "natural terror" (Alligator, The Birds, Frogs, Jaws 1 and 2, Nightwing) and the occult (An American Werewolf in London, Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, The Omen, Carrie, The Shining). In one segment of the anthology, legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock presents his concepts of how to create suspense in a clip from Alfred Hitchcock: Men Who Made The Movies.
Monsignor
Monsignor (1982)
, 2h1
Directed by Frank Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about capital punishment, Children's films
Actors Christopher Reeve, Geneviève Bujold, Fernando Rey, Jason Miller, Joseph Cortese, Adolfo Celi
Roles Don Vito Appolini
Rating51% 2.5558052.5558052.5558052.5558052.555805
With the Vatican having financial difficulties during World War II, a young priest from America is sent for, recommended because of his accounting skill.
The Best Little Girl in the World, 1h40
Directed by Sam O'Steen
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jennifer Jason Leigh, Charles Durning, Eva Marie Saint, Melanie Mayron, Lisa Pelikan, David Spielberg
Roles Clay Orlovsky
Rating62% 3.1469553.1469553.1469553.1469553.146955
17-year-old Casey Powell is a shy teenaged cheerleader who gets good grades and dreams of being a professional ballet dancer. Her parents, Frank and Joanne, give all their attention to her 19-year-old sister Gail, who has just found out she is pregnant by someone she has no interest in marrying. Frank is infuriated and Joanne is worried, so they forget to spend time with Casey; not a new thing, as problem-child Gail has always drawn attention away from good-girl Casey. Feeling ignored by her parents and embarrassed by harassment at her cheerleading audition, Casey starts wanting to look like the girls on the covers of magazines and begins to diet and exercise.
The Ninth Configuration, 1h58
Directed by William Peter Blatty
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about religion, Films about psychiatry, Comedy horror films, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jason Miller, Ed Flanders, Neville Brand, George DiCenzo
Roles Lt. Frankie Reno
Rating67% 3.397953.397953.397953.397953.39795
In the 1970s, a large castle is used by the US Government as an insane asylum for military personnel. Among the many patients there is a former astronaut, Billy Cutshaw (Scott Wilson), who aborted a moon launch and was dragged screaming from the capsule, suffering from an apparent mental breakdown.
Marilyn: The Untold Story, 2h36
Directed by Jack Arnold, John Flynn, Lawrence Schiller
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about television
Actors Catherine Hicks, Richard Basehart, Frank Converse, Jason Miller, John Ireland, Viveca Lindfors
Roles Arthur Miller
Rating66% 3.3376153.3376153.3376153.3376153.337615
La vie de Marilyn Monroe d'après le livre de Norman Mailer.
Vampire
Vampire (1979)
, 1h40
Directed by E.W. Swackhamer
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Vampires in film
Actors Richard Lynch, Jason Miller, E. G. Marshall, Kathryn Harrold, Jessica Walter, Barrie Youngfellow
Roles John Rawlins
Rating62% 3.100323.100323.100323.100323.10032
San Francisco, 1979. Sur le lieu de construction d'une église, Anton Voytek, un vampire âgé de plusieurs siècles se réveille et sème les cadavres autour de lui. Parmi ses premières victimes, la belle Leslie Rawlins, la femme de l'architecte John Rawlins. Ce dernier voulant la venger en tuant Voytek se rend chez lui et découvre qu'il est un vampire. Ce dernier décide de le faire taire mais l'intervention de Harry Kilcoyne fait tout capoter. Les deux hommes décident de s'unir pour tuer le monstre...