Matt K. Miller

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Matt K. Miller
Born Matthew Kermit Miller
February 2, 1960 (1960-02-02) (age 54)
Rockville Center, New York, USA
Status married
Other names Kermit Miller
Kermit Beachwood
Kermit Beechwood
Matthew K. Miller
Matthew Miller
Matt Miller
Occupation Actor
stand up comedian
playwright
Years active 1981–2010
Notable credit(s) Biohunter
as Koshigaya
Rurouni Kenshin
as Schneider
Tenchi Muyo!
as Tenchi Masaki
Spouse(s) Katherine C. Miller (nee Pappa)
Children Son: Maximilian

Matthew Kermit Miller (born in Rockville Center, New York) is an American playwright, actor and comedian.[1] He is also known as Kermit Miller and Kermit Beachwood.[2]

Career[edit]

Miller has performed voicework in numerous film and television projects, but is better known as a stage actor and playwright who has performed with the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, Sacramento Theatre Company, Sierra Repertory Theatre, and Foothill Theatre Company.[1] Miller became artistic director of the Sacramento Theatre Company in 2010.[3][4][5]

Recognition[edit]

The Sacramento News & Review called Miller's portrayal of Ebeneezer Scrooge in the Sacramento Theatre Company's December 2007 production of A Christmas Carol, "outstanding".[6]

In 2009, Miller wrote and starred in the solo show Fits & Parts: My Life in Stages, a memoir on his own career as working actor and voiceover artist for Japanese anime. Of his performance, Sacramento News & Review wrote that Miller's "personable outlook, storytelling skills and good timing with jokes make a winning combination,"[7] with the Sacramento Bee called his performance both entertaining and engaging.[8] Also in 2009, Miller wrote Beat Aside Apollo's Arrow, for which he received a John Gassner Award.[9]

Sacramento Bee made special note of Miller's debut as director of the Sacramento Theatre Company in their review of the theatre company's October 2010 presentation of The Importance of Being Earnest, writing "The importance of this 'Earnest' lies in its significance as director Matt K. Miller's debut as STC artistic director and as the company's season-opening production. Though Miller did not select the comedy or most of the STC 2010–11 season, he recognizes his good fortune in the playbill, noting 'Earnest' is as close to 'fool-proof' as a play gets". They also made note of Miller having adapted the play slightly so that it moved briskly.[10]

In praising the STC's November 2010 presentation of The Owl and the Pussycat, the Sacramento Bee wrote "the production is as good as it is as a tribute to Miller and his cast and crew."[11]

In Miller's return to the character of Scrooge in December 2010, Sacramento Press writes, "It is the portrayal of Scrooge that makes the difference between a good and a great production of A Christmas Carol. Fortunately for STC, they have Matt K. Miller, an outstanding and very experienced Scrooge." The noted that Miller's transition from Scrooge the miser to the loving and generous Scrooge is very believable.[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

2009, John Gassner Award for his play Beat Aside Apollo's Arrow.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Miller has performed as an actor in several film and television projects, but the greater body of his work in film and television has been voicework, most particularly for Japanese anime.

Anime roles[edit]

Video game roles[edit]

Live-action TV roles[edit]

Film roles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "M K Miller". Screen Actors Guild. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Matt K. Miller". filmreference.com. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Hudson, Jeff (September 9, 2010). "New leader, classic shows: Matt K. Miller takes the reins at STC". Sacramento News & Review. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Crowder, Marcus (October 3, 2010). "Big changes as Sac Theater Company prepares to start season with Wilde's 'Ernest'". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Burgua, Bill (December 7, 2010). "A Christmas Carol Returns to Sacramento Theatre Company". The Sacramento Press. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  6. ^ Munger, Kel (December 13, 2007). "review: A Christmas Carol". Sacramento News & Review. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  7. ^ Hudon, Jeff (April 30, 2009). "Fits & Starts: My Life in Stages". Sacramento News & Review. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "All his life's on stage in engaging STC piece". Sacramento Bee. April 27, 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  9. ^ "Beat Aside Apollo's Arrow: 2009 Gassner Award Winner". New England Theatre Conference. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  10. ^ Crowder, Marcus (October 11, 2010). "Theater review: 'Ernest' fun at Sacramento Theater Company". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  11. ^ Carnes, Jim (November 15, 2010). "'Owl' flies us back to the '60s". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  12. ^ "2009 Gassner Award Winner,". New England Theatre Conference. Retrieved 16 December 2010. 

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