Denny Miller

Actor Denny Miller's career began like a Hollywood fairytale. Miller, an athlete, played basketball for the Bruins at UCLA, where his father taught physical education. To pay his way, Miller moved furniture during his ... Read more »
Born: 04/25/1934 in Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (24)

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

V 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Seal 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Caboblanco 1981 (Movie)

Horst (Actor)

Mystique 1980 (Movie)

Uwe (Actor)

Keeper of the Wild 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Norseman 1977 (Movie)

Rauric (Actor)

Gravy Train 1973 (Movie)

Rex (Actor)

The Island at the Top of the World 1973 (Movie)

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Buck and the Preacher 1971 (Movie)

Floyd (Actor)

Making It 1971 (Movie)

Skeeter (Actor)

Vanished 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

The Party 1968 (Movie)

Wyoming Bill Kelso (Actor)

Mona McCluskey 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Love in a Goldfish Bowl 1961 (Movie)

Oscar Flegler (Actor)

Some Came Running 1958 (Movie)

Dewey Cole (Actor)

Danger in Paradise (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Scorpion (TV Show)

Actor

Nick and Nora (TV Show)

Actor

Shooting Stars (TV Show)

Actor

Wagon Train (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Actor Denny Miller's career began like a Hollywood fairytale. Miller, an athlete, played basketball for the Bruins at UCLA, where his father taught physical education. To pay his way, Miller moved furniture during his senior year. One day, while working a furniture job on Sunset Boulevard, he was spotted by an agent. The agent signed Miller to a contract with MGM, and Miller's first screen test was directed by no less than Hollywood giant George Cukor. Miller's first role was in 1958's "Some Came Running." After that, he was cast as the first blond Tarzan in the low-budget film "Tarzan, the Ape Man" (1959). The movie was cheap to make, as most of its footage was taken from an earlier film. Under his 20-month contract, Miller did guest spots on a variety of television shows produced by MGM, including "Wagon Train" (NBC/ABC 1957-1965), on which he became a series regular. Miller continued his career as a guest actor on successful shows, and made dozens of appearances, including episodes of "M*A*S*H" (CBS 1972-1983), "The Rockford Files" (NBC 1974-1980), "Charlie's Angels" (ABC 1976-1981), "Dallas" (CBS 1978-1991) and "Magnum, P.I." (CBS 1980-88). Despite his ubiquity on series television during this era, perhaps his best known came as The Gorton's Fisherman, appearing for years in commercials for the frozen food manufacturer. Later in his life, Miller wrote an autobiography about his career as a character actor, called <i>Didn't You Used to Be What's His Name?</i>. Denny Miller died September 9, 2014 in his adopted home of Las Vegas.

Milestones

1961

Became a regular on the western series "Wagon Train"

1959

Cast in "Tarzan the Ape Man"

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