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Sidney Miller

  • Highest Rated: 100% Experiment in Terror (1962)
  • Lowest Rated: 18% The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
  • Birthday: Oct 22, 1916
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • American performer Sidney Miller started out as a child actor in such films as Penrod and Sam (1930), The Penguin Pool Murder (1932) and The Mayor of Hell (1933). Miller's pronounced ethnic features precluded stardom in a Hollywood that celebrated blonde, blue-eyed children, but he brought a welcome touch of urbanity to his supporting and minor roles. In 1938, Miller attained one of his better roles as Mo Kahn in Boys Town, in which he acted with his longtime friend Mickey Rooney. Again featured with Rooney in Babes in Arms, an unbilled Miller was allowed to play the piano in accompaniment to Rooney's makeshift stage show and even got to do a couple of celebrity imitations. In the '40s, Miller specialized in portraying nerdish college freshmen (notably in Columbia's Glove Slingers two-reelers) and streetwise intellectuals (as in The East Side Kids' Mr. Wise Guy). He also toured USO bases and hospitals in a pantomime-boxing sketch with fellow child performer Frank Coghlan Jr. With the advent of television, Miller gained a measure of fame as Donald O'Connor's accompanist/cohort in several of O'Connor's TV series and in his subsequent nightclub act. Miller gave up performing briefly in the mid '50s when he assumed the directing chores on the daily TV series Mickey Mouse Club; perhaps due to his own experiences as a child actor, Miller saw to it that the kids were treated professionally but with dignity, and also insisted that stage mothers be banned from the set. Later on in the '60s, Miller directed four grown-up adolescents on several episodes of the music/comedy tver The Monkees. Sidney Miller made an acting comeback in the early '70s with such films as Which Way to the Front? (as Hitler!) and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972); Miller was also on hand as director for the syndicated New Mickey Mouse Club in 1977. Sidney Miller was married to Dorothy Green; their son is actor Barry Miller.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet InDemand Actor 2014
No Score Yet Mickey Mouse Club - The Best Of Britney, Justin, And Christina Director 2005
No Score Yet Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland Oompe 1992
No Score Yet Memories of Me Slow-Burn 1988
83% Star 80 Nightclub Owner 1983
18% The World's Greatest Lover Man at the Table 1977
57% For Pete's Sake Drunk Driver 1974
86% Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask George 1972
No Score Yet Which Way to the Front? Hitler 1970
No Score Yet Get Yourself A College Girl Director 1964
100% Experiment in Terror Drunk 1962
No Score Yet The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock Director 1959
86% The Sniper Intern 1952
No Score Yet There Goes Kelly Sammy Cohn 1945
No Score Yet Babes on Swing Street Corny Panatowsky 1944
No Score Yet Hot Rhythm Sammy 1944
No Score Yet Girl Crazy Ed 1943
No Score Yet Get Hep to Love Boy Waiter 1942
No Score Yet Alias Boston Blackie Bellhop 1942
No Score Yet Mr. Wise Guy Charlie Horse 1942
No Score Yet Men of Boys Town Mo Kahn 1941
No Score Yet Life Begins for Andy Hardy Boy 1941
80% City for Conquest M.C. 1940
No Score Yet Strike Up the Band Student 1940
No Score Yet Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever Sidney 1939
No Score Yet Streets of New York Jiggsy, newsboy 1939
90% Boys Town Mo Kahn 1938
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim Messenger Boy 1936
No Score Yet The Little Red Schoolhouse Sidney Levy 1936
No Score Yet One Hour Late Orrville 1934
No Score Yet Hi, Nellie! Louie 1934
No Score Yet The Big Shakedown Jewish Boy 1934
No Score Yet Merrily Yours Actor 1933
No Score Yet Rafter Romance Julius 1933
No Score Yet The Mayor of Hell Izzy Horowitz 1933
No Score Yet Penguin Pool Murder Actor 1932
No Score Yet Three on a Match Willie Goldberg 1932

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The New Addams Family
1998-1999
Director
  • 1998
No Score Yet Barney Miller
1975-1982
Jackie
  • 1975
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Leona
  • 1975
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Hotel Clerk
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Monkees
1966-1968
Director
  • 1967
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Director
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Director
  • 1965
100% The Addams Family
1964-1966
Director
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
1963-1966
Director
  • 1965
  • 1963
No Score Yet Dungeons & Dragons
1985
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