Dick Miller, an underrated character actor with a lengthy career has passed away at 90. Miller generated a bit of a cult following thanks to his appearances in works by B movie director/producer Roger Corman and Joe Dante.
Miller’s most famous appearance is probably in Gremlins which was directed by Dante, who put him almost all his movies. Here is a list of some great movies that feature appearances by Miller.
- A Bucket of Blood
- The Little Shop of Horrors
- Twilight Zone: The Movie
- The Terminator
- After Hours
- Chopping Mall
- Night of the Creeps
- The Burbs
- Small Soldiers
…We hit it off and every script thereafter I always looked for a role for Dick–not just because he was my friend but because I loved watching him act! But he leaves behind over 100 performances, a bio & a doc–not bad for a guy who hardly ever enjoyed a starring role. (2/2) pic.twitter.com/sqXgMIZb6k
— Joe Dante (@joe_dante) January 31, 2019
RIP Dick Miller, surely the king of character actors. A friendly, funny face in Gremlins (1&2), Piranha, the original Little Shop Of Horrors, Not Of This Earth, After Hours & my personal beatnik fav, Walter Paisley in 'A Bucket Of Blood'. Any role of his was cult movie nirvana. pic.twitter.com/StRqrWHgBS
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) January 31, 2019
His IMDb page includes 182 credits over a career that exceeds 60 years.