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Birth information

25 December 1928 The Bronx, New York, USA

Death information

30 January 2019 Toluca Lake, California, USA

Given Name

Richard Miller

How tall is Dick Miller?

1.65 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Lainie Miller

Life Story of Dick Miller

Born in the Bronx, New York to Russian Jewish immigrant parents (Isidor "Ira" and Rita Blucher Miller), Richard Miller served in the U.S. Navy for a few years and earned a prize title as a middleweight boxer. He settled in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s, where he was noticed by producer/director Roger Corman, who cast him in most of his low-budget films, often as dislikeable sorts, such as a vacuum-cleaner salesman in Not of This Earth (1957). His most memorable role would have to be that of the mentally unstable, busboy/beatnik artist Walter Paisley, whose clay sculptures are suspiciously lifelike in A Bucket of Blood (1959) (a rare starring role for him), and he is also fondly remembered for his supporting role as the flower-eating Vurson Fouch in Corman's legendary The Little Shop of Horrors (1960).

Miller spent the next 20 years working in Corman productions, and starting in the late 1970s was often cast in films by director Joe Dante, appearing in credited and uncredited walk-on bits as quirky chatterboxes, and stole every scene he appeared in. He has played many variations on his famous Walter Paisley role, such as a diner owner (Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983))...

Significant features of Dick Miller

In many of his movies, he played the character Walter Paisley, his famous role in A Bucket of Blood (1959).
Always cast by director Joe Dante for his movies.
Wavy hair, long sideburns and pointed nose.
Strong...

How much money has Dick Miller earned?

Apache Woman (1955) $300
TNT Jackson (1974) $500

Biographical movies about Dick Miller

That Guy Dick Miller 2014

What movies did Dick Miller play or participate?

Directors Filmography
Miami Vice (1986) ,
Actors Filmography
Hanukkah (2020) Rabbi Walter Paisley, Schmo Boat (2015) Walter, The Adventures of Biffle and Shooster (2015) Walter, Burying the Ex (2014) Crusty Old Cop, 3rd Shift: Michael's Lament (2009) The Sculptor, The Hole (2009) Pizza Delivery Guy, Trail of the Screaming Forehead (2007) Eddie, Trapped Ashes (2006) Max, Justice League Unlimited (2005) Oberon, Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) Security Guard, Karen Sisco (2003) Salvatore Gigliani, Route 666 (2001) Bartender, Time of Your Life (1999) Doorman,...

Birth information

25 December 1928 The Bronx, New York, USA

Death information

30 January 2019 Toluca Lake, California, USA

Given Name

Richard Miller

How tall is Dick Miller?

1.65 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Lainie Miller

Life Story of Dick Miller

Born in the Bronx, New York to Russian Jewish immigrant parents (Isidor "Ira" and Rita Blucher Miller), Richard Miller served in the U.S. Navy for a few years and earned a prize title as a middleweight boxer. He settled in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s, where he was noticed by producer/director Roger Corman, who cast him in most of his low-budget films, often as dislikeable sorts, such as a vacuum-cleaner salesman in Not of This Earth (1957). His most memorable role would have to be that of the mentally unstable, busboy/beatnik artist Walter Paisley, whose clay sculptures are suspiciously lifelike in A Bucket of Blood (1959) (a rare starring role for him), and he is also fondly remembered for his supporting role as the flower-eating Vurson Fouch in Corman's legendary The Little Shop of Horrors (1960).

Miller spent the next 20 years working in Corman productions, and starting in the late 1970s was often cast in films by director Joe Dante, appearing in credited and uncredited walk-on bits as quirky chatterboxes, and stole every scene he appeared in. He has played many variations on his famous Walter Paisley role, such as a diner owner (Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983))...

Significant features of Dick Miller

In many of his movies, he played the character Walter Paisley, his famous role in A Bucket of Blood (1959).
Always cast by director Joe Dante for his movies.
Wavy hair, long sideburns and pointed nose.
Strong...

How much money has Dick Miller earned?

Apache Woman (1955) $300
TNT Jackson (1974) $500

Biographical movies about Dick Miller

That Guy Dick Miller 2014

What movies did Dick Miller play or participate?

Directors Filmography
Miami Vice (1986) ,
Actors Filmography
Hanukkah (2020) Rabbi Walter Paisley, Schmo Boat (2015) Walter, The Adventures of Biffle and Shooster (2015) Walter, Burying the Ex (2014) Crusty Old Cop, 3rd Shift: Michael's Lament (2009) The Sculptor, The Hole (2009) Pizza Delivery Guy, Trail of the Screaming Forehead (2007) Eddie, Trapped Ashes (2006) Max, Justice League Unlimited (2005) Oberon, Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) Security Guard, Karen Sisco (2003) Salvatore Gigliani, Route 666 (2001) Bartender, Time of Your Life (1999) Doorman,...

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Dick Miller in Terminator (1984)

Attended the City College of New York, Columbia University and New York University, eventually receiving his Ph.D degree (Doctor of Philpsophy) in Psychology. He was a writer before turning to acting.

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Richard Devon and Dick Miller in Planet der toten Seelen (1958)

According to Miller, when he interviewed for acting jobs at other studios, he would mention that he had been working at American-International. They would respond by saying, "I don't think we can use you".

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Dick Miller in Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)

Had appeared with Kevin McCarthy in eight films: Piranha (1978), The Howling (1981), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Innerspace (1987), Matinee (1993), The Second Civil War (1997), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) and Trail of the Screaming Forehead (2007).

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Bruce Dern, Peter Fonda, and Dick Miller in The Trip (1967)

Had appeared with Belinda Balaski in nine films: Cannonball! (1976), Piranha (1978), The Howling (1981), Gremlins (1984), Explorers (1985), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Matinee (1993) and The Second Civil War (1997).

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Russell Johnson and Dick Miller in Rock All Night (1957)

Had appeared with Robert Picardo in 11 films: The Howling (1981), Get Crazy (1983), Explorers (1985), Innerspace (1987), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), The 'Burbs (1989), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Motorama (1991), Matinee (1993), The Second Civil War (1997) and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003).

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Russell Johnson and Dick Miller in Rock All Night (1957)

Had appeared with Mary Woronov in eight films: Cannonball! (1976), Hollywood Boulevard (1976), The Lady in Red (1979), Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979), Get Crazy (1983), Chopping Mall (1986), Motorama (1991) and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003).

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Dick Miller in Rock All Night (1957)

Had appeared with Paul Bartel in 11 films: Big Bad Mama (1974), Cannonball! (1976), Hollywood Boulevard (1976), Piranha (1978), Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979), White Dog (1982), Heart Like a Wheel (1983), Get Crazy (1983), Chopping Mall (1986), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) and Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990).

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Dick Miller in Rock All Night (1957)

Had appeared in every film or television film directed by Joe Dante: Hollywood Boulevard (1976), Piranha (1978), Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979), The Howling (1981), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Gremlins (1984), Explorers (1985), Innerspace (1987), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) (though Miller's scene was cut), The 'Burbs (1989), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Matinee (1993), The Second Civil War (1997), Small Soldiers (1998), The Osiris Chronicles (1998), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), Trapped Ashes (2006), The Hole (2009) and Burying the Ex (2014). Dante also directed him in four television episodes: Police Squad!: Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don't Laugh) (1982), Amazing Stories: The Greibble (1986), Eerie, Indiana: The Losers (1991) and Rebel Highway: Runaway Daughters (1994).

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Dick Miller and Ed Nelson in Rock All Night (1957)

Profiled in "Character Actors in Horror and Science Fiction Films, 1930-1960" by Laurence Raw (2012).

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Dick Miller in Rock All Night (1957)

He was a lifelong liberal Democrat.

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Dick Miller in Rock All Night (1957)

Had one daughter Barbara, and granddaughter Autumn.

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