T.J. Miller

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T. J. Miller
TJ Miller standup.jpg
Miller performing stand-up comedy, June 2010
Born Todd Joseph Miller
(1981-06-04) June 4, 1981 (age 33)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 2007–present
Website
www.tjmillerdoesnothaveawebsite.com

Todd Joseph "T. J." Miller (born June 4, 1981) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He currently stars in the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley.

Life and career[edit]

Miller was born in Denver, Colorado. He attended Graland Country Day School, East High School and George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he was a member of the comedy group GWU recess and the Lambda chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa.

Engagement[edit]

In 2014, Miller became engaged to actress and long-term girlfriend Kate Gorney.[1]

Arteriovenous malformation[edit]

Miller described learning about his arteriovenous malformation on his right frontal lobe on the Pete Holmes podcast You Made It Weird on October 28, 2011. He became more philosophical, narrated his behaviors, and was unable to sleep while filming Yogi Bear (2010) in New Zealand. His brain surgery was successful, though there was a 10% chance of fatality.[2]

Television[edit]

Miller appears frequently as a member of the "round table" on Chelsea Lately. He appeared as Marmaduke Brooker in the TV series Carpoolers which ran for 13 episodes on ABC in 2007-2008. He portrays Robbie V. on the Disney channel cartoon Gravity Falls. On December 13, 2010, October 28, 2011, and June 14, 2012 he performed stand-up on Conan. On November 15, 2011, T. J. Miller's stand-up special "No Real Reason" premiered on Comedy Central.[3] In 2011, he hosted a special called Mash Up, which was picked up in 2012 for a full season by Comedy Central.[4] Mash Up premiered to rave reviews. Miller starred in Fox TV series The Goodwin Games as Jimmy Goodwin.[5] Miller currently appears in Mike Judge's series Silicon Valley on HBO.

Film[edit]

In Miller's film debut, Cloverfield, he appeared onscreen for only a few minutes, but his voice was heard in almost every scene as the character who videotaped most of the events depicted. In 2009, he played Cessna Jim in The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. and the dim-witted grindcore musician Rory in Mike Judge's comedy Extract. In 2010, he co-starred in She's Out of My League as Stainer, provided the voice of Tuffnut in the animated film How to Train Your Dragon (both which starred Jay Baruchel), played Brian the Concierge in Get Him to the Greek and appeared in a supporting role in the film Unstoppable. He also played Dan in Gulliver's Travels, released in December 2010. Miller played the supporting character of Ranger Jones in the live-action Yogi Bear 2010 film.[6] Unlike his character on the cartoon show, he is "dumb-but-not-in-a-funny-way," according to the Buffalo News.[7] Miller was cast in the part after two auditions; as a joke, he sent Warner Bros. an improvised video audition with an actual bear, though he had already been offered the part before they received it.[8][9] In 2011, he appeared in the film Our Idiot Brother. He also had a cameo as administrative personnel for Rolling Stone in the 2012 film Rock of Ages. Miller is set to star in the upcoming movie Search Party alongside Adam Pally. This film serves as the directorial debut of frequent Todd Phillips cohort Scot Armstrong.[10] In 2013, Miller starred in his first action film Dawn of Tomorrow. Miller appeared in the 2014 Michael Bay film Transformers: Age of Extinction.[11] In November 2014, Miller was the voice of Fred in the superhero CGI film Big Hero 6.[12]

Music[edit]

On September 12, 2011, Miller released a comedy rap concept album titled The Extended Play E.P. The album features comedians Bo Burnham, Doug Benson, Pete Holmes and hip-hop artists Ugly Duckling and Johnny Polygon.[13] In 2012, Miller released The Extended Play E.P. Illegal Art Remix Tape.[14] Also in 2012, Miller released "Mash Up Audiofile" on Comedy Central Records to mixed reviews.[15]

Podcasting[edit]

  • Miller started appearing on Chicago-based comedy Podcast Red Bar Radio in 2006 as a semi-regular cohost.
  • He hosts a podcast with friend and fellow comedian Cash Levy, titled ''Cashing in With TJ Miller, which began airing in March 2012 on the Nerdist Network.
  • He is also a frequent guest on Doug Benson's podcast Doug Loves Movies.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Cloverfield 2008 Hudson "Hud" Platt
Extract 2009 Rory
Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, TheThe Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard 2009 Cessna Jim
She's Out of My League 2010 Wendell aka "Stainer"
How to Train Your Dragon 2010 Tuffnut Thorston Voice; also in the video game
Get Him to the Greek 2010 Brian the Concierge
Unstoppable 2010 Gilleece
Yogi Bear 2010 Ranger Jones
Gulliver's Travels 2010 Dan
Our Idiot Brother 2011 Billy Orwin
Charlie On Parole 2011 Charlie Short
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 2012 Darcy
Rock of Ages 2012 Rolling Stone Receptionist
How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014 Tuffnut Thorston Voice
Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014 Lucas Flannery
Big Hero 6 2014 Fred[16] Voice
Search Party 2015 Jason Post-production
Hell & Back 2015 Augie Voice
How to Train Your Dragon 3 2017 Tuffnut Thorston Voice

Television[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Carpoolers 2007–2008 Marmaduke Brooker 13 episodes
Happy Endings 2011 Jason Shershow
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 2011 Prancer Voice
The League 2011 Gabriel Episode: The Light of Genesis
Romantic Encounters with Melinda Hill 2012 Toy Story 5
Mash Up 2012 Himself 8 episodes
The Gorburger Show 2012–2013 Gorburger 16 episodes
Gravity Falls 2012–present Robbie Voice
Dragons: Riders of Berk 2012–present Tuffnut Thorson Voice
American Dad! 2013 Benji Voice, Episode: Poltergasm
The Goodwin Games 2013 Jimmy Goodwin 7 episodes
High School USA! 2013 Brad Slovee Voice
@midnight 2014 Himself
Silicon Valley 2014–present Erlich

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/you-made-it-weird-223-t-j-miller-3/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Pete Holmes (October 27, 2011). "You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes". You Made It Weird #2: TJ Miller (Podcast). Nerdist Industries. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ Kenny, Eve. "There's Plenty of Reason to Tune In...". Comedy Central. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "T.J. Miller's Mash Up Gets Picked Up For Series By Comedy Central". Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Heisler, Steve. "Mash Up". Other Shows. AV Club. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Chang, Justin. "Yogi Bear", Variety, December 12, 2010. Accessed January 10, 2011.
  7. ^ Miller, Melinda. "'Yogi Bear' spoils the picnic: Film with potential winds up being mostly unbearable", Buffalo News, December 17, 2010. Accessed January 10, 2011.
  8. ^ Jacob. "TJ Miller Cast as Ranger Jones Thanks to Bizarre Audition", Beyond Hollywood, November 23, 2009. Accessed January 10, 2011.
  9. ^ Mangel, Kristy. "T.J. Miller Cast in 'Yogi Bear'", The Apiary, November 18, 2009. Accessed January 10, 2011.
  10. ^ "'Search Party' Finds Its Stars, Begins Shooting Next Week". The Hollywood Reporter. 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
  11. ^ T.J. Miller Joins 'Transformers 4'
  12. ^ https://twitter.com/nottjmiller/status/447610405309796352
  13. ^ Jeffries, David (2011-09-25). "The Extended Play EP - T.J. Miller : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  14. ^ "Stream: T.J. Miller – The Extended Play E.P. Illegal Art ReMixTape (CoS Premiere)". Consequence of Sound. 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  15. ^ Wenzel, John. "T.J. Miller Mash Up Audiofile album review". The Spit Take. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  16. ^ http://www.stitchkingdom.com/disney-big-hero-6-tj-miller-70279/

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