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February 19, 2019

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Welcome to a new "Special Edition" series of Where Are They Now called - 'Gone, But Not Forgotten'. 'Gone, But Not Forgotten' is where we take a look at some of our favorite celebrities, stars, and entertainers that have passed away and celebrate them, their career, and the impact that they have made on the world. Much like WATN, GBNF is a great way to re-discover the talents of a star from the past or learn about someone that you may not have heard of before.

For our premiere issue I have chosen the irreplaceable, ever reliable, and instantly recognizable Dick Miller! You might be asking, "Who is Dick Miller?" Well, like the title of his autobiography says - "You Don't Know Me, But You Love Me". And that is exactly right!

Dick Miller is, was, and forever shall be the ultimate character actor. No matter the movie, or the scene, or who else is in the scene with him, when Dick Miller was on the screen... he owned it. He was featured, starred, and appeared in over 135 movies and television shows. A career that spanned for over 60 years.

The Legendary Dick Miller passed away on January 30th, 2019; one month and 5 days after his 90th birthday. His family, friends, fans will miss Dick Miller's talent, generosity, and the indelible mark that he made on the big and small screen. He may be gone, but he will never be forgotten.

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Dick Miller

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BIRTH DATE: December 25, 1928, The Bronx, New York

BIRTH NAME: Richard Miller

CLAIM TO FAME: He has appeared in easily over 100 films, including many produced by Roger Corman. Miller is most remembered for roles in Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Explorers, Piranha, The Howling, A Bucket of Blood, The Little Shop of Horrors, Chopping Mall, The Terminator, The 'Burbs, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Small Soldiers, and so much more.

FAMILY LIFE: Married to wife Lainie from October of 1967 until his death, January 30, 2019.

INFO: Miller began entertaining at the age of 8 as a singer at a resort in the Catskill Mountains. He first tried his hand at acting while at a job painting scenery for a Summer Stock company. In 1952, he moved to California to be a writer, but then he met director Roger Corman, who told Miller he didn't need a writer, he needed an actor. Miller's first film with Corman was Apache Woman.

Served a tour of duty in the United States Navy.

Miller attended the City College of New York, Columbia University, and New York University, eventually attaining a PhD in psychology.

In many of his movies, Miller often plays the role of Walter Paisley, his famous character from A Bucket of Blood (1959).

Always cast by director, and longtime friend, Joe Dante for his movies.

Known for his memorable Bronx accent.

Worked at the Bellevue Hospital Mental Hygiene Clinic and the psychiatric department of Queens General Hospital.

TRIVIA: Earned a prize title as a middleweight boxer.

His favorite movie of his own is the horror cult classic The Howling.

He also appeared in Rod Stewart's music video for the song "Infatuation" in 1984, with Mike Mazurki and Kay Lenz.

In 2014, he appeared in a documentary of his life, That Guy Dick Miller.

In 2018, the biography of beloved American movie actor Dick Miller, "You Don't Know Me, But You Love Me" by Caelum Vatnsdal, was released.

WHERE IS HE NOW: The Legendary Dick Miller passed away on January 30th, 2019; one month and 5 days after his 90th birthday. Miller did complete his final role as Rabbi Walter Paisley in the horror film Hanukkah, which will hopefully be out soon.

Super SaleCREDITS:

2015 Schmo Boat (Short)...Walter

2015 The Adventures of Biffle and Shooster...Walter

2014 Burying the Ex...Crusty Old Cop

2009 3rd Shift: Michael's Lament...The Sculptor

2009 The Hole...Pizza Delivery Guy (uncredited)

2009 3rd Shift: Michael's Lament...The sculptor (also archive footage)

2007 Trail of the Screaming Forehead...Eddie

2006 Trapped Ashes...Max (story segments "Wraparound")

2005 Justice League (TV series)...Oberon
The Ties That Bind

2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action...Security Guard

2003 Karen Sisco (TV series)...Salvatore Gigliani

2003 Maximum Surge (TV movie)...Boxing Cornerman

2001 Route 666...Bartender

2001 That's Life (TV series)
Or What's a Heaven For? (2001)

1999 Time of Your Life (TV series)...Ray the Doorman
The Time the Millennium Approached

1999 Snoops (TV series)...Jolie
Singer in the Band

1999 NYPD Blue (TV series)...Carl Bode
I'll Draw You a Mapp

1999 Clueless (TV series)...Ralph
Cher's Weekend at Bernie's

1999 ER (TV series)...Mr. Ackerman
Double Blind

1998 Small Soldiers...Joe

1998 The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy (TV movie)...Peddler

1997 The Second Civil War (TV movie)...Eddie O'Neill

1996 Sister, Sister (TV series)...Mr. Eichelberger
The Candidate

1996 Weird Science (TV series)...Repairman
Demon Lisa

1995 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight...Uncle Willy

1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV series)...Vin

1995 Number One Fan...Night Manager

1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV series)...Mike Lane
Church of Metropolis (1994)... Mike Lane

1994 Batman (TV series)...Boxcars 'Boxy' Bennett
Harley's Holiday

1994 Shake, Rattle and Rock! (TV movie)...Officer Paisley

1994 Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women (TV movie)...Officer Murphy

1994 Runaway Daughters (TV movie)...Roy Farrell

1994 Pulp Fiction...Monster Joe (scenes deleted)

1994 Mona Must Die...Father Stilicato

1994 Midnight Runaround (TV movie)...O'Doul

1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm...Chuckie Sol (voice)

1993 Fallen Angels (TV series)...Carl
I'll Be Waiting

1993 Matinee...Herb Denning

1993 Prize Fighter (Video Game)...Cornerman

1992 FBI: The Untold Stories (TV series)...Eddie
Ring of Hostages

1992 Amityville 1992: It's About Time (video)...Mr. Andersen

1992 Unlawful Entry...Impound Clerk

1992 Quake (video)...Storekeeper

1992 Body Waves...Mr. Matthews

1992 Flash III: Deadly Nightshade (video)...Fosnight

1992 Evil Toons...Burt

1991 The Woman Who Sinned (TV movie)...Thomas

1991 Eerie, Indiana (TV series)...Al
The Losers

1991 Roc (TV series)...Matt
For He's Not a Jolly Good Fellow

1991 Motorama...Horseshoe Player

1990-1991 The Flash (TV series)...Fosnight

1990 Mob Boss (video)...Mike

1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch...Murray Futterman

1990 Who's the Boss? (TV series)...Motel Manager
The All-Nighter

1990 Angel III: The Final Chapter...Nick Pellegrini

1989 Ghost Writer...Club Manager

1989 Far from Home...Sheriff Bill Childers

1989 Freddy's Nightmares (TV series)...Al Kramer
The Light at the End of the Tunnel

1989 Under the Boardwalk...Official

1989 The 'burbs...Vic, Garbageman #1

1988 Dead Heat...Cemetery Security Guard (uncredited)

1988 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV series)...Vendor
The Big Goodbye

1987 Moonlighting (TV series)...Pickup Guy
Cool Hand Dave: Part 2

1987 Amazon Women on the Moon...Danny Clayton

1987 Innerspace...Cab Driver

1984-1987 Fame (TV series)...Lou Mackie

1987 Project X...Max King

1986 Amazing Stories (TV series)...Fred
The Greibble

1986 Armed Response...Steve

1986 Night of the Creeps...Walt

1986 Chopping Mall...Walter Paisley

1985 After Hours...Diner Waiter (Pete)

1985 Lies...Producer

1985 Explorers...Charlie Drake

1985 Tales from the Darkside (TV series)...Seymour Furman
All a Clone by the Telephone

1984 The Terminator...Pawnshop Owner

1984 W*A*L*T*E*R (TV short)...Theater Owner

1984 Gremlins...Murray Futterman

1984 V: The Final Battle (TV mini-series)...Dan Pascal
Part Two
Part One

1983 All the Right Moves...Teacher in Auditorium

1983 Get Crazy...Susie's Dad

1983 Space Raiders...Crazy Mel

1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie...Walter Paisley(Diner Owner)(Segment#3)

1983 Heart Like a Wheel...Mickey White

1983 Knots Landing (TV series)...Al Spanky
To Have and to Hold

1983 The Aftermath...Broadcaster's Voice (voice)

1982 General Hospital (TV series)...Hotel clerk

1979-1982 Taxi (TV series)...Ernie the Waiter / Seaman Fergie
Travels with My Dad
The Lighter Side of Angela Matusa

1982 Vortex...Bit Part

1982 Police Squad! (TV series)...Vic
Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don't Laugh)

1982 White Dog...Animal Trainer

1982 National Lampoon's Movie Madness...Dr. Hans Kleiner ("Success Wanters")

1981 Heartbeeps...Factory Watchman

1981 Smokey Bites the Dust...Owner of Vehicle

1981 The Howling...Walter Paisley - Bookstore Owner

1980 Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype...Irsil/Orson

1980 Used Cars...Man In Bed

1980 The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood...New York Cop

1979 1941...Officer Miller (as Richard Miller)

1979 11th Victim (TV movie)...Investigator Ned

1979 Alice (TV series)...Customer #3
Mona Lisa Alice

1979 Rock 'n' Roll High School...Police Chief

1979 The Lady in Red...Patek

1979 Soap (TV series)...Prison Guard
Episode #2.19

1978 Piranha...Buck Gardner

1978 Corvette Summer...Mr. Lucky

1978 I Wanna Hold Your Hand...Sergeant Brenner

1978 Starhops...Jerry

1977 Game Show Models...Game Show Host

1977 New York, New York...Palm Club Owner

1977 Hunter (TV series)
The Lysenko Syndrome (1977)

1977 Mr. Billion...Bernie

1976 Vigilante Force...Piano Player (uncredited)

1976 Moving Violation...Mack

1976 Cannonball!...Bennie Buckman

1976 Hollywood Boulevard...Walter Paisley

1975 Darktown Strutters...Officer Hugo

1975 White Line Fever...Birdie

1975 Crazy Mama...Wilbur Janeway

1975 Capone...Joe Pryor

1974 Police Woman (TV series)...Matt
Seven Eleven

1974 Big Bad Mama...Bonney

1974 Summer School Teachers...Sam

1974 Candy Stripe Nurses...Spectator

1974 Truck Turner...Fogarty

1973 Executive Action...Rifleman - Team B

1973 The Slams...Taxi Driver

1973 The Student Teachers...Coach Harris

1973 Fly Me...Taxi Driver (as Richard Miller)

1973 The Young Nurses...Cop

1972 McCloud (TV series)...Green Hat
Fifth Man in a String Quartet

1972 Night Call Nurses...Mr. Jensen

1970 The Andersonville Trial (TV movie)...Sketch artist

1968 The Legend of Lylah Clare...Reporter at Press Party (uncredited)

1968 The Wild Racers

1967 Mannix (TV series)...Fashion Photographer
The Cost of a Vacation

1967/II The Trip...Cash

1967 A Time for Killing...Zollicoffer

1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre...Gangster Dressed as a Cop (uncredited)

1967 The Dirty Dozen...MP at Hanging (uncredited)

1967 Dragnet 1967 (TV series)...Harry Johnson
The Shooting

1966 Combat! (TV series)...Young Soldier
The Outsider (1966)

1966 The Wild Angels...Rigger

1966 Branded (TV series)...Wrangler
Nice Day for a Hanging

1966 Wild Wild Winter...Rilk

1965 Beach Ball...Cop #1

1965 Ski Party...Taxi Driver (uncredited)

1965 The Girls on the Beach...First Waiter (uncredited)

1964 The Virginian (TV series)...Jon Blake
Big Image... Little Man

1964 Wagon Train (TV series)...Michael
The Brian Conlin Story

1963 X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes...Heckler (uncredited)

1963 The Terror...Stefan (as Richard Miller)

1963 Bonanza (TV series)...Sam
A Woman Lost

1963 Our Man Higgins (TV series)...Brandy
My First Friend

1962 Premature Burial...Mole

1961 Capture That Capsule...Ed Nowak

1961 The Lawless Years (TV series)...Happy Mione
Blood Brothers

1961 Atlas...Greek soldier

1961 The Roaring 20's (TV series)...Bert
The Fifth Pin

1960 The Little Shop of Horrors...Burson Fouch

1959 The Untouchables (TV series)...Benny Bristow
Vincent 'Mad Dog' Coll

1959 A Bucket of Blood...Walter Paisley

1959 The Fat Man: The Thirty-Two Friends of Gina Lardelli (TV movie)...Thug (uncredited)

1958 Dragnet (TV series)
The Big Perfume Bottle (1958)

1958 War of the Satellites...Dave Boyer

1958 M Squad (TV series)...Pete Castro

1958 Whirlybirds (TV series)...Pete Powell
The Killer

1957 The Gale Storm Show (TV series)
Susanna Goes Native (1957)

1957 Sorority Girl...Mort

1957 Rock All Night...Shorty

1957 The Undead...The Leper (as Richard Miller)

1957 Not of This Earth...Joe Piper (as Richard Miller)

1957 Carnival Rock...Benny

1957 Naked Paradise...Mitch

1956 It Conquered the World...Sgt. Neil

1956 Gunslinger...Jimmy Tonto (as Richard Miller)

1956 The Oklahoma Woman

1955 Apache Woman...Tall Tree - Indian wearing hat/Ed - Townsman

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