Matt K. Miller
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|Matt K. Miller|
|Born||Matthew Kermit Miller
February 2, 1960
Rockville Center, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Kermit Beachwood
Matthew Kermit Miller
Matt Kermit Miller
|Occupation||Stand-up comedian, actor, playwright, voice artist, comedian|
|Notable credit(s)||Tenchi Muyo!
as Tenchi Masaki
|Spouse(s)||Katherine C. Miller (née Pappa)|
Matthew Kermit Miller (born February 2, 1960), better known as Matt K. Miller, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, playwright, voice artist, and comedian. He is also known as Kermit Miller and Kermit Beachwood. His best-known voice role in anime was Tenchi Masaki in the Pioneer dub of Tenchi Muyo.
Miller has performed voice work 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. Miller became artistic director of the Sacramento Theatre Company in 2010.
In 2009, he 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," with the Sacramento Bee called his performance both entertaining and engaging. Also in 2009, Miller wrote Beat Aside Apollo's Arrow, for which he received a John Gassner Award.
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.
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.
Awards and nominations
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 voice work, most particularly for Japanese anime.
- Bio Hunter - Koshigaya
- Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran - Fisherman (Ep. 7), Ukiya-Tei Henchman
- Castle in the Sky - Train Engineer, Additional Voices
- Cowboy Bebop - Additional Voices
- The Dog of Flanders - Mr. Ike
- Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals - Prettz
- Fushigi Yûgi - Additional Voices
- Gate Keepers - Creditor
- Giant Robo - Additional Voices (Animaze dub)
- Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Dr. Miyashiro (Ep. 3)
- Kiki's Delivery Service - Policeman, Receptionist
- Mobile Suit Gundam - The Movie Trilogy - Mulligan
- Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket - Andy Strauss
- Perfect Blue - Mima Fan
- Pet Shop of Horrors - Robin Hendrix
- Psycho Diver: Soul Siren - Funky
- Rurouni Kenshin - Sailor (Ep. 25), Shuji, Schneider
- Tenchi Muyo! series – Tenchi Masaki, others
- Trigun - Chief (Ep. 19)
- Twilight of the Dark Master - Tenku
- Vampire Princess Miyu - Matchiyama (Ep. 1)
- Æon Flux - Ilbrid (Ep. 8)
- Gen¹³ - Additional Voices
- Spicy City - Additional Voices
- FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue - Batty Koda (voice) (1998) (replacing Robin Williams)
- 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure - Additional Voices (2003) (uncredited)
- Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War - Additional Voices (uncredited)
- Final Fantasy X/Final Fantasy X-2 - Clasko
- Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Spearhead - Additional Voices
- Resident Evil Outbreak File #2 - Additional Voices (uncredited)
- Star Ocean: Till the End of Time - Liber
- Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht - Additional Voices
- Courthouse - Reporter #3 (1 episode, 1995)
- VR Troopers - Combax (1 episode, 1995)
- Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers - Garbage Mouth, Parrot Top (2 episodes, 1995)
- Masked Rider - Bananatex (1 episode, 1996)
- Off Centre - Executive #1 (1 episode, 2002)
- Gods and Generals - Brig. Gen. Charles Griffin (uncredited) (2003)
- Henry X - Emile (2003)
- Team Room (2008)
- "M K Miller". Screen Actors Guild. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- "Matt K. Miller". filmreference.com. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- Hudson, Jeff (September 9, 2010). "New leader, classic shows: Matt K. Miller takes the reins at STC". Sacramento News & Review. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- 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.
- Burgua, Bill (December 7, 2010). "A Christmas Carol Returns to Sacramento Theatre Company". The Sacramento Press. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- Munger, Kel (December 13, 2007). "review: A Christmas Carol". Sacramento News & Review. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- Hudon, Jeff (April 30, 2009). "Fits & Starts: My Life in Stages". Sacramento News & Review. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- "All his life's on stage in engaging STC piece". Sacramento Bee. April 27, 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- "Beat Aside Apollo's Arrow: 2009 Gassner Award Winner". New England Theatre Conference. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- Crowder, Marcus (October 11, 2010). "Theater review: 'Ernest' fun at Sacramento Theater Company". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- Carnes, Jim (November 15, 2010). "'Owl' flies us back to the '60s". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 16 December 2010.
- "2009 Gassner Award Winner,". New England Theatre Conference. Retrieved 16 December 2010.