Larry Miller (comedian)
Lawrence John Miller
October 15, 1953
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Amherst College (BA)|
|Occupation||Comedian, actor, podcaster, columnist|
Lawrence John Miller (born October 15, 1953) is an American comedian, actor, podcaster, and columnist. He is primarily regarded as a character actor, with The A.V. Club noting that he "can be counted upon to improve every film or television show he appears in". His better-known roles include Lou Bonaparte in Mad About You (1993–1998), Pointy-Haired Boss in Dilbert (1999–2000), Edwin Poole in Boston Legal (2004–2008), Mr. Hollister in Pretty Woman (1990), Dean Richmond in The Nutty Professor (1996) and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), Walter Stratford in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) and Paolo Puttanesca in The Princess Diaries (2001) and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004).
Early life and education
Miller was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Valley Stream, New York, on Long Island. He studied music at Amherst College. He is Jewish. He has said that one of his grandmothers was from Latvia and one of his grandfathers was from Austria.
His film roles include Walter Stratford in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You as well as several characters in Christopher Guest's mockumentary movies. He has held prominent supporting roles in Carry On Columbus, The Nutty Professor, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, and Max Keeble's Big Move. He has over 50 film appearances.
He was part of the main cast of Life's Work, The Pursuit of Happiness, and High School Cupid, a Cupid Inc. Story. He is also a frequent guest actor on television, most notably as the nasty doorman on Seinfeld in the episode The Doorman . He played Edwin Poole in the ABC dramedy Boston Legal. He played nightclub owner Michael Dobson in two Law & Order episodes, first in the episode "Coma" and then later in "Encore". Miller appeared as himself in a third episode, "Smoke". He was also in 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, where he played Tommy, Kyle's obnoxious father and Paul's (John Ritter) colleague.
As a stand-up comic, he is best known for his monologue "The Five Levels of Drinking", which Vulture hailed as "masterful, well-written, and influential".
From 2002 to 2004, Miller wrote a column for the magazine The Weekly Standard that usually ran once every two weeks. Since then, he continued to occasionally contribute to the magazine, and to the Washington Examiner, which absorbed the Weekly Standard when it ceased publication. His subject matter has included politics as well as reminiscences about fellow entertainers and anecdotes from his own life.
Two of the columns he wrote in 2002 served as the text for frequently forwarded emails at the time, though in both cases his words were attributed to others. The first was his very first Weekly Standard column in January 2002, in which he mocked various anti-war platitudes of the time; the text was incorrectly attributed to retired Air Force general Richard E. Hawley. The second was an April 2002 column defending Israel in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, which was attributed to fellow comedian Dennis Miller. Another email which also began to be forwarded in 2002, purporting to offer "George Carlin's Views on Aging", was derived in part from a stand-up routine that Larry Miller performed in the 1990s.
Miller began a weekly podcast on the Carolla Digital Network, This Week with Larry Miller, suspending it after falling and injuring his head severely in April 2012. After hospitalization and a coma, he said in January 2013 that he was convalescing. Miller resumed the podcast on January 9, 2013. In February 2015 the podcast was retitled The Larry Miller Show with direct distribution. The podcast ended with the December 2, 2020 episode. Miller referred to it as the "grand finale" after not broadcasting a new show in the previous six months. The show page cited issues with producing the show safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
|1989||Three Fugitives||Street Cop - Second Officer|
|Out Cold||Plumber No. 2|
|1990||Pretty Woman||Mr. Hollister|
|Almost an Angel||Teller|
|Suburban Commando||Adrian Beltz|
|Necessary Roughness||Dean Phillip Elias|
|Frankenstein: The College Years (TV movie)||Professor Loman||TV movie|
|1992||Carry On Columbus||The Chief|
|Frozen Assets||Newton Patterson|
|1994||The Favor||Joe Dubin|
|Radioland Murders||Herman Katzenback|
|1995||The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes||Dean Al Valentine||TV movie|
|1996||The Nutty Professor||Dean Richmond|
|Waiting for Guffman||Mayor Glenn Welsch|
|Dear God||State Judge|
|1997||For Richer or Poorer||IRS Inspector Derek Lester|
|Bayou Ghost||Reverend Carmichael|
|1998||Chairman of the Board||Bradford McMillan|
|Carnival of Souls||Louis Seagram|
|1999||The Minus Man||Paul|
|10 Things I Hate About You||Walter Stratford|
|Runaway Bride||N.Y.C. Bartender Kevin||Uncredited|
|The Big Tease||Dunston Cactus|
|Pros & Cons||Ben Babbitt|
|2000||Nutty Professor II: The Klumps||Dean Richmond|
|Best in Show||Max Berman|
|2001||What's the Worst That Could Happen?||Earl Radburn|
|The Princess Diaries||Paolo||Uncredited|
|Max Keeble's Big Move||Principal Elliot T. Jindraike|
|2002||Teddy Bears' Picnic||Uncredited|
|2003||A Guy Thing||Minister Ferris|
|A Mighty Wind||Wally Fenton|
|2004||Raising Helen||Car Buyer||Uncredited|
|The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement||Paolo|
|2005||Kiss Kiss Bang Bang||Dabney Shaw|
|Uncommon Sense||Larry||TV movie|
|Life of the Party||Dr. Trent|
|2006||Keeping Up with the Steins||Arnie Stein|
|Lance is a Jerk||Ron DeLuca|
|The Ant Bully||Fred Nickle||Voice|
|For Your Consideration||Syd Finkleman|
|2007||The Pre Nup||Daniel||Short|
|Chasing Robert||Peter Vondra|
|The Final Season||Roger Dempsey||Voice|
|Blonde Ambition||Richard Connelly|
|2008||Get Smart||CIA Agent|
|The Spleenectomy||Sir Henry Pierre||Short|
|The Other End of the Line||Kit Hawksin|
|2009||The Six Wives of Henry Lefay||Lipschutz|
|2010||Valentine's Day||Oversized Baggage Agent|
|Alpha and Omega||Marcel||Voice|
|Keep It in Your Pants||Dr. Rosenrosen|
|Federal Bureau of Manners: The Nod||Short|
|Federal Bureau of Manners: Cell Phones|
|2011||New Year's Eve||Harley||Segment "Ahern Party"|
|Deck the Halls||Willie Meehan||TV Movie|
|General Education||Rich Collins|
|The Mystery Cruise||Willy Meehan|
|New Soul||New Soul Advisor No. 51|
|2015||Road Hard||Barry 'Baby Doll' Weissman|
|2016||Hot Bot||Senator Biter|
|Mother's Day||Motorcycle Cop|
|2018||Rock Steady Row||The Dean|
|The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot||Ed|
|1982||Fame||But Seriously, Folks||The Emcee|
|1984||Gimme a Break!||The Big Apple: Part 1|
|Late Night with David Letterman||4 October 1984||himself|
|The Bob Monkhouse Show||Episode #1.7||himself|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||Season 27, episode, 3 November 1988||himself - Guest Comic|
|1986||The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||Season 29, April 16, 1986||himself - Guest Comic|
|Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist||Everybody's Got a Tushy||Larry||voice|
|The Single Guy||Pilot||The Cable Guy|
|The Pursuit of Happiness||7 episodes||Larry Rutledge|
|1990–1996||Dream On||9 episodes||Sgt. McDougal/Irwin Bader|
|1996||Boston Common||Everybody's Stalking||Warren|
|1996-1997||Life's Work||18 episodes||Jerome Nash|
|1997||George & Leo||The Bribe||Lloyd|
|Just Shoot Me!||The Assistant||Emerson Gray|
|1993–1998||Mad About You||5 episodes||Lou Bonaparte|
|1998||The Larry Sanders Show||I Buried Sid||himself|
|Michael Hayes||2 episodes||Orwell|
|3rd Rock from the Sun||Dr. Solomon's Traveling Show||Garvin|
|2000||Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane||No Good Deed||Professor|
|1999–2000||Dilbert||30 episodes||Pointy-Haired Boss||voice|
|2000||Bull||4 episodes||C.J./C.J. Cox|
|2000-2001||DAG||2 episodes||Special Agent Nash|
|Buzz Lightyear of Star Command||38 episodes||XR||voice|
|2001||TV Funhouse||Astronaut Day||Narrator|
|The Weakest Link||Scene Stealers Edition||himself||game show|
|2002||Providence||Shadow Play||Dr. Minkus|
|The Guardian||Lawyers, Guns and Money||Dale Petrocki|
|My Wife and Kids||3 episodes||Stuart Tyler|
|The Mind of the Married Man||Peter Pan||Ernie Spivak|
|1994–2003||Law & Order||3 episodes||Michael Dobson, Himself|
|2003||The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire||4 episodes||Scott Haggis|
|2002–2003||8 Simple Rules||12 episodes||Tommy|
|2004||King of the Hill||Dale Be Not Proud||Doctor Tabor||voice|
|2005||Desperate Housewives||Color and Light||Leonard Harper|
|2006||The Ant Bully||Arrival||Fred Nickle||TV miniseries short|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Episode #14.224, Jeopardy segment||Charlie Brown|
|2007||Medium||Joe Day Afternoon||Dylan Kravitz|
|2005–2007||Monk||2 episodes||Garrett Price|
|2008||Dirt||God Bless the Child||Bill Hope|
|Burn Notice||Comrades||Harvey Gunderson|
|2004–2008||Boston Legal||4 episodes||Edwin Poole|
|2009||Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!||Hair||Larry Steves|
|2009–2010||10 Things I Hate About You||20 episodes||Walter Stratford|
|2010||Gravity||4 episodes||Dr. Tepperman|
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force||Larry Miller Hair System||himself||voice|
|Late Night Liars||episode #1.1||himself||Host-uncredited|
|2011||The Protector||Help||Alan Bronski|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||Palestinian chicken||Eddie Kravitz|
|Shake It Up||Camp It Up||Larry Diller|
|2011–2012||The Penguins of Madagascar||3 episodes||Clemson||TV series short|
|2013||Devious Maids||Cleaning Out the Closet||Frank|
|Liv and Maddie||Team-A-Rooney||Principal Fickman|
|2014||Hot in Cleveland||Elka Takes a Lover||Larry|
|Comedy Bang! Bang!||Alison Brie Wears a Black Mesh Top & Mini-Skirt||Jery Pickens|
|Mystery Girls||Passing the Torch||Arthur J. Stanwick|
|2015||Clipped||Free Wednesday||unnamed character||TV mini-series|
|2016–2017||High School Cupid, a Cupid Inc. Story||9 episodes||Principal Perkales (Principle Perkles)||TV mini-series|
|2011–2019||NCIS||2 episodes||Ed Slater|
|2000||Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins||XR||voice|
|The Legend of Frosty the Snowman||Principal Pankley||voice|
|2008||Senior Skip Day||Mr. Frankfurt Dickwalder|
|Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control||Underchief/CIA Chief|
|2000||Buzz Lightyear of Star Command||XR||voice|
- "Larry Miller Biography". FilmReference.com. Archived from the original on July 25, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2013.
- Rabin, Nathan. "Random Roles: Larry Miller". The A.V. Club. G/O Media. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
- Sauro, Tony. "Longtime friends Larry Miller and Jerry Seinfeld team up for Stockton show". recordnet.com. Retrieved 2020-05-06.
- Miller, Larry (2006-12-22). "I'm... dreaming... of a white... Chri -- ummm, holidays". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Archived from the original on October 6, 2010. Retrieved 2006-12-22.
- "The Lost Roles of Seinfeld". Splitsider. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
- W, Joe (2010-11-02). "Idolizing Clowns: Larry Miller - The Original George Costanza". Idolizing Clowns. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
- Miller, Larry (January 13, 2002). "You Say You Want a Resolution". The Weekly Standard.
- Larry Miller Articles | Weekly Standard
- Dick Hawley speech, Snopes, March 9, 2008
- Miller, Larry (April 21, 2002). "Whosoever Blesses Them". The Weekly Standard.
- A Brief Overview of the Situation, Snopes, August 2, 2014
- George Carlin on Aging, Snopes, August 4, 2011
- Heyman, J.D. (January 8, 2013). "Larry Miller Recovers from Life-Threatening Brain Injury". People. Archived from the original on January 8, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2013.
- Allin, Olivia (April 4, 2012). "'10 Things I Hate About You' dad Larry Miller hospitalized". OnTheRedCarpet.com. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-09.
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