T. J. Miller

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T. J. Miller
TJ Miller standup.jpg
Miller performing stand-up comedy, June 2010
BornTodd Joseph Miller
(1981-06-04) June 4, 1981 (age 33)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active2007–present
Website
www.tjmillerdoesnothaveawebsite.com
 
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T. J. Miller
TJ Miller standup.jpg
Miller performing stand-up comedy, June 2010
BornTodd Joseph Miller
(1981-06-04) June 4, 1981 (age 33)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active2007–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] Miller appeared in the 2014 Michael Bay film Transformers: Age of Extinction.[11] In March 2014, Miller will be the voice of Fred in the upcoming 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]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

TitleYearRoleNotes
Cloverfield2008Hudson "Hud" Platt
Extract2009Rory
Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, TheThe Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard2009Cessna Jim
She's Out of My League2010Wendell aka "Stainer"
How to Train Your Dragon2010Tuffnut ThorstonVoice; also in the video game
Get Him to the Greek2010Brian the Concierge
Unstoppable2010Gilleece
Yogi Bear2010Ranger Jones
Gulliver's Travels2010Dan
Our Idiot Brother2011Billy Orwin
Charlie On Parole2011CharlieShort
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World2012Darcy
Rock of Ages2012Rolling Stone Receptionist
Hell & Back2014AugieVoice
How to Train Your Dragon 22014Tuffnut ThorstonVoice
Transformers: Age of Extinction2014Lucas Flannery
Search Party2014JasonPost-production
Big Hero 62014Fred[16]Voice
How to Train Your Dragon 32016Tuffnut ThorstonVoice

Television[edit]

TitleYearRoleNotes
Carpoolers2007–2008Marmaduke Brooker13 episodes
Happy Endings2011Jason Shershow
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas2011PrancerVoice
The League2011GabrielEpisode: The Light of Genesis
Romantic Encounters with Melinda Hill2012Toy Story 5
Mash Up2012Himself8 episodes
The Gorburger Show2012–2013Gorburger16 episodes
Gravity Falls2012–presentRobbieVoice
Dragons: Riders of Berk2012–presentTuffnut ThorsonVoice
American Dad!2013BenjiVoice, Episode: Poltergasm
The Goodwin Games2013Jimmy Goodwin7 episodes
High School USA!2013Brad SloveeVoice
@midnight2014Himself
Silicon Valley2014–presentErlich

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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