Denny Miller

Denny Miller

Highest Rated: 83% The Party (1968)

Lowest Rated: 77% Some Came Running (1958)

Birthday: Apr 25, 1934

Birthplace: Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Actor Denny Miller's career began like a Hollywood fairytale. Miller, an athlete, played basketball for the Bruins at UCLA, where his father taught physical education. To pay his way, Miller moved furniture during his senior year. One day, while working a furniture job on Sunset Boulevard, he was spotted by an agent. The agent signed Miller to a contract with MGM, and Miller's first screen test was directed by no less than Hollywood giant George Cukor. Miller's first role was in 1958's "Some Came Running." After that, he was cast as the first blond Tarzan in the low-budget film "Tarzan, the Ape Man" (1959). The movie was cheap to make, as most of its footage was taken from an earlier film. Under his 20-month contract, Miller did guest spots on a variety of television shows produced by MGM, including "Wagon Train" (NBC/ABC 1957-1965), on which he became a series regular. Miller continued his career as a guest actor on successful shows, and made dozens of appearances, including episodes of "M*A*S*H" (CBS 1972-1983), "The Rockford Files" (NBC 1974-1980), "Charlie's Angels" (ABC 1976-1981), "Dallas" (CBS 1978-1991) and "Magnum, P.I." (CBS 1980-88). Despite his ubiquity on series television during this era, perhaps his best known came as The Gorton's Fisherman, appearing for years in commercials for the frozen food manufacturer. Later in his life, Miller wrote an autobiography about his career as a character actor, called Didn't You Used to Be What's His Name?. Denny Miller died September 9, 2014 in his adopted home of Las Vegas.

Highest rated movies

The Party
Some Came Running

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shooting Stars Unknown (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 0% Caboblanco Horst (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 10% The Norseman Rauric (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Scorpion The Dane (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Danger in Paradise Unknown (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doomsday Machine Col. Don Price (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Man's Bluff Bill (Character) - 1970
83% 88% The Party "Wyoming Bill" Kelso (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fury River Cooper (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love in a Goldfish Bowl Oscar Flegler (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 20% Tarzan, the Ape Man Tarzan (Character) - 1959
77% 76% Some Came Running Dewey Cole (uncredited) (Character) - 1958

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Quinn Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bordertown Vince Stockard (Guest Star) 1989-1990
60% No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1984 1982
No Score Yet 99% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
59% No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
47% No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 58% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1981 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1981 1979 1977
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Military Policeman (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Westworld Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Norman (Guest Star) 1977-1978
33% 95% Battlestar Galactica Ser 5-9 (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1975
56% No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Phil Sedakis (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1974-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Sims' Driver (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
78% No Score Yet The Brady Bunch Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Lijah (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie Moose Murphy (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Gustav Olaffson (Character) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
90% 74% Gilligan's Island Tongo the ape man (Guest Star) 1967 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Willie Turner (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Wesley Boone (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Duke Shannon (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1961-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Wilkie (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northwest Passage Unknown (Guest Star) 1958

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