Hal Miller (actor)
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Miller in Geneva on May 17, 2011
Miller was born Harold Miller and lived most of his early life in Harlem. He was raised a Catholic with early education in Parochial School and a final degree in Chemistry, working in research with chemist Dr. Casimir Funk, early discoverer of vitamins who helped coin the word Vitamin in Paris in 1911. Before pursuing a career as an actor, Miller worked with Funk and was published with him in Federation Proceedings Vol. 22 No. 2 (Abstracts) in the 1960s at the Funk Foundation for Medical Research in New York.
Miller received his Actors' Equity Association card in 1966 while working with Joseph Papp in Henry V. and his Screen Actor's Guildcard in 1971 being hired by Columbia Pictures. film Born in Flames & A Man Called Adam and a Quinn Martin production in San Francisco, In 1968 he was invited to perform experimental, integrated theater for one season at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.. From 1972 until 1974, Miller played Gordon on Sesame Street. He made two major appearances on Law & Order. Presently, Miller is performing extensively throughout Europe, China and Mumbai, India.
Miller starting acting when he was 18 years old with the Stanley Woolf players in Liberty, New York the Borscht circuit, doing Take a Giant Step. He also became the company manager; he followed this by doing plays all over Harlem where he was born before becoming a Shakespearean actor. Miller then went on to perform "Lord Ross" at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut, then "Fabian" in Twelfth Night at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, then off to Hollywood to co-star in Joe Forrester and Quinn Martin Prod. LA Underground Quest for Columbia Pictures, then it was back to New York to star as "Purge" in Purge's Place with Jim Patterson, and then the second one hour special later that year the lead "David" in Stone in the River. Roxie Roker played his wife. Also in this production was Hugh Hurd and James Macmillan. For NBC Director Martin Hoade, Genet "THE BLACKS", before going off to China, many times to film and then to India to work at Bollywood with Director Nileish Malhotha, and then to film in the French Alps and all over Switzerland and Germany in 2012.
He is married to interior designer Lynne Miller. Their son Harold Miller, Jr. appeared on Sesame Street with his dad during the 1970s. In addition to acting, Miller is also a painter with Saatchi, singer, lyricist and published poet.
- Murder Without Tears (1953)
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