Ron Miller

Ron Miller married into a Hollywood executive suite, and spent much of his career fighting the perception that the connection, rather than talent, kept him in his job. He didn't start out in entertainment. A nimble ... Read more »
Born: 04/17/1933

Filmography

Producer (52)

Born to Run 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Black Cauldron 1985 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Never Cry Wolf 1983 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Tex 1982 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Tron 1982 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Condorman 1981 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Fox and the Hound 1981 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Herbie Goes Bananas 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Midnight Madness 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Night Crossing 1980 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Devil and Max Devlin 1980 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Black Hole 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Last Flight of Noah's Ark 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

The North Avenue Irregulars 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Unidentified Flying Oddball 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

Watcher in the Woods 1979 (Movie)

(Producer)

Hot Lead and Cold Feet 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

Return From Witch Mountain 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Cat From Outer Space 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Omega Connection 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Pete's Dragon 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

The New Mickey Mouse Club 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Rescuers 1977 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Candleshoe 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Freaky Friday 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

Gus 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

No Deposit, No Return 1976 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Shaggy D.A. 1976 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Treasure of Matecumbe 1976 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Escape From The Dark 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)

One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing 1974 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ride a Wild Pony 1974 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Castaway Cowboy 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)

Now You See Him, Now You Don't 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

Snowball Express 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Boatniks 1970 (Movie)

(Producer)

Smoke 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Wild Country 1969 (Movie)

(Producer)

Guns in the Heather 1968 (Movie)

(Producer)

My Dog, the Thief 1968 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Monkeys Go Home! 1967 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

That Darn Cat 1964 (Movie)

(Producer)

Son of Flubber 1962 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bon Voyage! 1961 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Daniel Boone 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Associate Producer

Moon Pilot 1961 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Child of Glass (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Donovan's Kid (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Ride a Northbound Horse (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Sky's the Limit (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (2)

Jules Verne 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lively Set 1964 (Movie)

(Actor)
Other (4)

Prime 2005 (Movie)

(Carpenter)

Storytelling 2002 (Movie)

(Carpenter)

The True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Post-Production Assistant

Future Flight 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Other

Biography

Ron Miller married into a Hollywood executive suite, and spent much of his career fighting the perception that the connection, rather than talent, kept him in his job. He didn't start out in entertainment. A nimble, talented athlete, Miller attracted notice at the University of Southern California as a football player, and was later drafted by the nearby Los Angeles Rams. During his time at United StatesC., he went on a blind date with Diane Disney, daughter of famed producer/animator/studio kingpin Walt. The two got married, and Miller abandoned his football career to work for his father-in-law. He did a variety of production-related jobs for Disney, eventually earning his first onscreen credit on the swashbuckler TV series set in colonial California, "Zorro", in 1959. Within a decade, the diligent Miller had become a producer, generally working in the film division. Movies bearing his name as a producer include "Son of Flubber", the '63 sequel to the hit comedy about a scientist inventing a new, improved version of rubber, and the groundbreaking computer-animation saga "TRON" ('82). In '80, Miller was promoted to president of Walt Disney Productions and named CEO three years later. During his brief tenure, the Disney imprint Touchstone Pictures was launched and the studio began to diversify from its traditional children's fare. In '84, however, key company shareholders replaced him with younger executives Michael Eisner and Frank Wells. Following the ouster, Miller retreated from the entertainment business.

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