Dennis Miller

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/03/1953, Scorpio
  • Profession: Comedian; actor; TV host; football commentator
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Dennis Miller Fast Facts:
  • First big break was writing and performing humorous essays on a local Pittsburgh show, PM Magazine, in the early 1980s.
  • Appeared on Star Search, where he lost to Sinbad.
  • Younger brother Jimmy has managed the careers of several major comedians, including Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell and Gary Shandling.
  • His two sons are named for Holden Caulfield, the protagonist in Catcher in the Rye, and legendary actor Marlon Brando.
  • Penned a series of books based on his signature stream-of-consciousness-style monologues, starting with 1997's Rants.
  • Mocked the annual Presidential address on Comedy Central's State of the Union: Undressed, but then sat in the House gallery as a guest of President Bush for the 2004 State of the Union.
  • Launched his own radio program, The Dennis Miller Show, for Westwood One radio network in March of 2007.
  • In 2008, became a spokesperson for USA Cares, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to military families.
  • Appears periodically as a commentator on Fox News political talk shows.
  • Dennis Miller Relationships:
  • Jimmy Miller - Brother
  • Ali Miller - Wife
  • Holden Miller - Son
  • Marlon Miller - Son
  • Dennis Miller Awards:
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • College:
  • Point Park College, Pittsburgh, PA (BA in Journalism, 1976)

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