Dick Miller (actor) Dead, Bio, Age, Wife, Terminator, Gremlins

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Dick Miller Biography

Dick Miller (December 25, 1928 – January 30, 2019) was an American actor, screenwriter, and director. Roger Corman directed him in low-budget and independent films, making him best known for his appearances in them.

His main roles were in films such as Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, 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 Age

Richard Miller was born on December 25, 1928 in New York City, U.S. He was [agecalc birthdate=1928-12-25]

Dick Miller Family

The Terminator actor was born to Isidor and Rita Miller who were Russian Jewish immigrants.

Dick Miller Wife

Miller and Lainie Miller were married from 1959 until his demise.

Dick Miller Daughter

The Gremlins’ star and his wife Lainie had a daughter, Barbara and a granddaughter Autumn.

Dick Miller Career

Miller began his acting career in the 1950s, appearing in a number of films directed by Roger Corman, including “Apache Woman” (1955), “Not of This Earth” (1957), and “A Bucket of Blood” (1959). He also appeared in other B-movies such as “The Terror” (1963) and “The Wild Angels” (1966).

In addition to his work as an actor, Miller also worked as a screenwriter and wrote several films, including “The Little Shop of Horrors” (1960) and “Bucket of Blood” (1959). He also appeared in several TV shows, including “The Twilight Zone,” “The X-Files,” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

Miller continued to act well into his later years, appearing in films such as “Gremlins” (1984) and “The Terminator” (1984), as well as in TV shows like “Fame” and “ER.”

Director Joe Dante collaborated with him and he appeared in several of Dante’s films, including “The Howling” (1981), “Gremlins” (1984), “Explorers” (1985), and “Small Soldiers” (1998).

Dick Miller That Guy Miller

The documentary SCHLOCK! featured Dick alongside former collaborators including Roger Corman, Sam Arkoff, and Peter Bogdanovich. The Secret History of American Movies in 2000, a film about the rise and fall of American exploitation cinema.

In 2014, he appeared in the documentary film over his life That Guy Dick. In addition, he receives credit for appearing in a Sega CD video game named “Prize Fighter” where he played the role of a corner man for the main character. Miller married Lainie Miller in 1959.

Dick Miller Terminator

The Pawnshop clerk in Terminator is credited to Miller.

Miller Gremlins

He portrayed Murray Futterman in “Gremlins” and “Gremlins 2: The New Batch”, which made him known for this role.

Dick Joe Dante

Miller has appeared in many of Joe Dante’s films.

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