Dennis Miller

Comedian, Talk show host, Actor
Decades before the term "snarky" caught on with the public, Dennis Miller embodied that snappy, smart-alecky style of humor for six seasons (1985-91) as anchorman on the "Weekend Update" segment of NBC's "Saturday Night ... Read more »
Born: 11/02/1953 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (91)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Forever Young 2013 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Decoding Deepak 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Campaign 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Dennis Miller: The Big Speech 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Amne$ia 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

What Happens in Vegas 2008 (Movie)

Judge Whopper (Actor)

Dennis Miller: All In 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Thank You for Smoking 2006 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

Politics: A Pop Culture History 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Newsradio 1985 - 1991, 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Norm 1985 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

On the Record With Bob Costas 2000 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Primetime Glick 1985 - 1991, 2000 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 1985 - 1991, 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 1985 - 1991, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1990 - 1991, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

The Ben Stiller Show 1985 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The John Larroquette Show 1985 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Public 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dennis Miller Live 1993 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Dennis Miller: The Raw Feed 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

GQ's 2000 Men of the Year Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Joe Dirt 2001 (Movie)

Zander Kelly (Actor)

John McEnroe: Game Set Match 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

1999 Emmy Awards Pre-Show 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

GQ Men of the Year Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VIII 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief's 10th Anniversary 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder At 1600 1997 (Movie)

Detective Stengel (Actor)

Not Necessarily the Elections 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual CableACE Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 MTV Video Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Arli$$ 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bordello of Blood 1996 (Movie)

Rafe Guttman (Actor)

Comic Relief VII 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Dennis Miller: Citizen Arcane 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

State of the Union: Undressed '96 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 MTV Video Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

1994 Billboard Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Future Quest 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Never Talk to Strangers 1995 (Movie)

Cliff Raddison (Actor)

State of the Union Undressed '95 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 16th Annual CableACE Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Net 1995 (Movie)

Dr Alan Champion (Actor)

Addicted to Fame 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Baseball Relief: An All-Star Comedy Salute 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Bing! His Legendary Years 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

But... Seriously 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VI 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Disclosure 1994 (Movie)

Mark Lewyn (Actor)

State of the Union Undressed '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

A New York Night -- Live! 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Broken Highway 1993 (Movie)

Max O'Donnell (Actor)

We're Mad As Hell Hosted by Dennis Miller 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief V 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Entertainers '91: The Top 20 of the Year 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1992 MTV Movie Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dennis Miller Show 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

2 Years... Later 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Dennis Miller: Black & White 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief IV 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Madhouse 1990 (Movie)

Wes (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The America's Choice Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Time Warner Presents the Earth Day Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

A Rock 'n' Roll Christmas 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 10th Annual ACE Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief II 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Dennis Miller: Mr. Miller Goes to Washington 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Grand Slam (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Decades before the term "snarky" caught on with the public, Dennis Miller embodied that snappy, smart-alecky style of humor for six seasons (1985-91) as anchorman on the "Weekend Update" segment of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" (1975- ). Miller not only became the show's first cast member since Chevy Chase to make the parody newscast his own, he launched himself as one of the top political comedians of his generation. Following "SNL" and a failed 1992 talk show, the former stand-up comic's topical news-driven "Dennis Miller Live" (1994-2002) ran for nine successful seasons on HBO. Miller's follow-up TV effort - providing colorful commentary on "Monday Night Football" (1970- ) - proved to be a severe fumble, as his signature esoteric references and wild metaphors seemed jarringly out of place during a sports broadcast. Always anti-authoritarian, the liberal-leaning Miller shifted his political views to the right following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Miller's conversion was controversial, but it propelled him into new life as a media personality. After nearly a decade of TV flops, Miller hit it big again in 2007 via talk radio with "The Dennis Miller Show," which propelled the host back to TV by way of Fox News and World Wrestling Entertainment; all of which solidified his status as one of the more important commentators on entertainment and politics.

Relationships

Ali Miller

Wife
married in 1988

Holden Miller

Son
born c. 1990

Marlon Miller

Son
born c. 1993

James Miller

Brother
handles Jim Carrey

EDUCATION

Point Park College

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 1974

Keystone Oaks High School

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 1970

Milestones

2004

hosted a Talk show on CNBC, which featured interviews, a rant on a selected topic, a "Weekend Update," and a panel called "The Varsity."

2003

Received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program for "Dennis Miller: The Raw Feed"

2000

Joined the announcing team for ABC's "Monday Night Football"; fired in 2002

1996

First leading role in features in "Tales From the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood"

1994

Hosted a half-hour weekly show on HBO, "Dennis Miller Live"

1994

Dramatic acting debut, "Disclosure"

1992

Started talk show, "The Dennis Miller Show"

1992

Talk show is taken off the air six months after first airing

1990

Feature acting debut, "Madhouse"

1990

Represented Miller Lite beer in commercials

1985

Appeared on "Saturday Night Live"

1980

Hosted "Punchline", a magazine-show for teenagers (date approximate)

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with Australian actor Dennis Miller or Turner executive Dennis Miller.

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"The mental t-shirt I wear these days is emblazoned with the saying, WHAT IN THE HELL?"--Dennis Miller, US, 1/95

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"Nobody's interested in me doing movies full time. . . . I'm the sardonic relief, the exposition eunuch"--Miller in THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 28, 1996

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