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Dennis Miller Biography

Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Profession
Comedian, actor, TV host, football commentator

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

  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1999Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: winner
  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1997Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1997Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1996Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: winner
  • 1996Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: nominated
  • 1996Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: winner
  • 1995Emmy-Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program: winner
  • 1995Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1994Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1994Emmy-Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program: winner
  • 1980Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated

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