Actor Dick Miller has passed!*

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by daglesj, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. daglesj

    daglesj Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Norfolk, UK
  2. Jimi Bat

    Jimi Bat Forum Resident

    tx usa

    "c'mon be a nose"
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  3. I loved his bookstore owner in The Howling:

  4. Michael Rose

    Michael Rose Forum Resident

    He was in Gremlins right?

    Also, for no reason whatsoever, I thought he passed years ago. 90 is pretty fine age to take off.
  5. daglesj

    daglesj Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Norfolk, UK
    Indeed he was and Terminator/Chopping Mall and many many more.
  6. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    RIP Dick Miller, terribly sad news today...

    He had a full life too...90 yro!

    Remember seeing him in The Dirty Dozen, later on I Wanna Hold Your Hand, and The Burb's amongst his better known films (Gremlins 1&2, Terminator,etc..)
  7. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    I just saw the news on Arrow Video's Facebook page.

    Farewell to one of Roger Corman's repertory players.
  8. sixtiesstereo

    sixtiesstereo Forum Resident

    While never really a "leading man", he was probably in around hundreds of films
    as a character actor. Directors loved using and casting him.
    I especially liked his smaller part in "Matinee" (1993), one of my favorite films.
  9. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Deep Texas
    Three words: Bucket Of Blood

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  10. Jerry Horne

    Jerry Horne KDX 125

    West Coast
    Damn. Always a regular in Joe Dante films. He will be missed.
  11. Gene Parmesan

    Gene Parmesan "Rickey doesn't have albums. Rickey has CDs."

    PA, USA
    Mr. Rumsfield: Who picks up this mess? Well you're going to pick up the mess, because YOU are a garbage man.
    Vic, Garbageman #1: I pick up garbage from cans, not from the street!

    He was also in Pulp Fiction as Monster Joe, but his scenes were deleted. Weird that his role isn't listed on IMDB for that.
  12. sixtiesstereo

    sixtiesstereo Forum Resident

    Of course.....
  13. keefer1970

    keefer1970 Metal, Movies, Beer!

    New Jersey
    My favorite Miller bit, as the Police Chief in"Rock N Roll High School"...
    Principal Togar: "Those Ramones are peculiar..."
    Chief: "They're ugly. Ugly, ugly people."

    2nd favorite: when the played the sleazy resort owner in Joe Dante's "Piranha" (1978)
    (To underling) "I told you, I didn't wanna hear another word about the damn piranhas! What ABOUT the go**amn piranhas?"
    Underling: "They're...eating the guests. Sir."
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  14. Simon A

    Simon A Arrr!

    Always loved seeing him in the Roger Corman produced films of the 70's including three of his five Nurses films (Night Call Nurses, The Young Nurses, & Candy Stripe Nurses), Fly Me (quick cameo as the cab driver), and Death Race 2000. One of those faces which you see and smile 'cause he'll be good even if the film isn't. R.I.P.
  15. He had a full career. So much stuff he was in. He has a very recognizable face.
  16. Al Kuenster

    Al Kuenster Forum Resident

    Las Vegas, NV - US
    R.I.P. his name didn't ring a bell but his face sure did, seen him in many films.
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  17. Jason Pumphrey

    Jason Pumphrey Forum Resident

    He played a great villain in this classic episode of Dragnet
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  18. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  19. DetroitDoomsayer

    DetroitDoomsayer Forum Middle Child

    Detroit, Michigan
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  20. Dave Mac

    Dave Mac Forum Resident

    Very entertaining documentary with lots of face-time with Dick. Down to earth guy with lots of stories and anecdotes about working with just about everybody over the course of a couple hundred movies. The title came from people saying "Oh it's that guy, you know, he was in . . . ."

    Dave Mac
  21. NaturalD

    NaturalD Forum Resident

    Boston, Mass., USA
    I love his story about Rock and Roll High School where he has to have a word with the "head Ramone" about one of their entourage.
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  22. oskaraleman

    oskaraleman Forum Resident

    ouisconsing, USA
    Short segment on 2/1/19 episode of Fresh Air, an interview with Dick Miller.
    Maybe the funniest bit is how he played 2 roles in one film.
    Fresh Air
  23. Dave Garrett

    Dave Garrett Forum Resident

    Houston, TX
    This is currently available on Amazon Prime Video. It was released on DVD with quite a few extras but the DVD doesn't seem to be available from the usual retailers anymore (although it is still showing up on the film's website).
  24. Simon A

    Simon A Arrr!

    I've just finished watching a 1999 ER episode and Dick had a very touching scene in it. It really shows he was truly a fine actor when given the chance.

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