Dennis Miller

  • Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor, TV host, Football commentator
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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.

Awards

  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 1995, 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
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, 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
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1980, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Holden Miller — Son
  • Marlon Miller — Son
  • Ali Miller — Wife
  • Jimmy Miller — Brother

College

  • Point Park College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States (BA in Journalism, 1976)

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