Jason Miller

Jason Miller

Highest Rated: 83% The Exorcist (1973)

Lowest Rated: 0% Monsignor (1982)

Birthday: Apr 22, 1939

Birthplace: Long Island City, New York, USA

This writer, actor and director followed the incredible success of his play "That Championship Season" (1971), his collegiate, sentimental tribute to male friendship and basketball with the role of Father Karras in "The Exorcist" (1973), a role he reprised in "The Exorcist III" (1990) as Patient X. His writing and directing career continued with Miller helming the film version of "That Championship Season" (1982) starring Bruce Dern and Stacy Keach. In addition, Miller has written screenplays for TV movies such as "Reward" (1980) and "A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story" (1989). As an actor, he has played a variety of roles on the tube and on the screen including the writers F. Scott Fitzgerald and Arthur Miller in "F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood" (1976) and "Marilyn: The Untold Story" (1980), respectively.

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Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Deathdealer: A Documentary Unknown (Character) - 2004
30% 51% Finding Home Lester Brownlow (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradox Lake Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murdered Innocence Det. Rollins (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 31% Mommy Lt. March (Character) - 1995
78% 90% Rudy Ara Parseghian (Character) $20.7M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Small Kill Mikie (Character) - 1992
59% 56% The Exorcist III Patient X (Character) $25M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Care Dr. Miles Keefer (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 50% Toy Soldiers Sarge (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Touch of Scandal Garrett Locke (Character) - 1984
71% 50% That Championship Season Director - 1982
0% 19% Monsignor Don Vito Appolini (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Henderson Monster Dr. Tom Henderson (Character) - 1980
77% 77% The Ninth Configuration Lt. Frankie Reno (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marilyn: The Untold Story Arthur Miller (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil's Advocate Meyer (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vampire John Rawlins (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vengeance Aristides Ungria (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Advocate Dr. Aldo Meyer (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood F. Scott Fitzgerald (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Home of Our Own Father William Wasson (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 59% The Nickel Ride Cooper (Character) - 1975
83% 87% The Exorcist Father Damien Karras (Character) $441.4M 1973

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dain Curse Owen Fitzstephan (Character) 1978

QUOTES FROM Jason Miller CHARACTERS

Father Damien Karras says: The power of Christ compels you!

The Demon says: I'm not Regan.

Father Damien Karras says: Well, then let's introduce ourselves. I'm Damien Karras.

The Demon says: And I'm the Devil. Now kindly undo these straps.

Father Damien Karras says: If you're the Devil, why not make the straps disappear?

The Demon says: That's much too vulgar a display of power, Karras.

The Demon says: What an excellent day for an exorcism.

Father Damien Karras says: You would like that?

The Demon says: Intensely.

Father Damien Karras says: But wouldn't that drive you out of Regan?

The Demon says: It would bring us together.

Father Damien Karras says: You and Regan?

The Demon says: You and us.

The Demon says: What an excellent day for an exorcism.

Father Damien Karras says: Really? You would like that?

The Demon says: Intensely.

Father Damien Karras says: But won't that drive you out of Regan?

The Demon says: It would bring us together.

Father Damien Karras says: You and Regan?

The Demon says: You and us.

Father Merrin says: THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU!

Father Damien Karras says: THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU!

Father Damien Karras says: Where's regan?

The Demon says: In here...with us...

Father Damien Karras says: How long are you going to stay in Regan?

The Demon says: Until she rots in earth.

Regan MacNeil says: What's that?

Father Damien Karras says: Holy water.

Regan MacNeil says: Keep that away from me.

Regan MacNeil says: (in Karras' mother's voice) - Dimmy, why did you do this to me? Please Dimmy, I'm afraid.

Regan MacNeil says: (in Karras' mother's voice) Dimmy, why did you do this to me? Please Dimmy, I'm afraid.

Father Damien Karras says: You're not my mother!

Father Merrin says: Don't listen...Get out!

Father Merrin says: Don't listen. Get out!

Father Damien Karras says: Why her? Why this girl?

Father Merrin says: I think the point is to make us despair; to see ourselves as...animal and ugly. To make us reject the possibility that God could love us.

Father Merrin says: I think the point is to make us despair, to see ourselves as animal and ugly. To make us reject the possibility that God could love us.

Lt. Kinderman says: Well, this desecration in the church. Do you think this has anything to do with witchcraft?

Father Damien Karras says: Maybe. Some rituals use the Black Mass. Maybe.

Lt. Kinderman says: And now, Dennings, you read how he died?

Father Damien Karras says: In a fall.

Lt. Kinderman says: Let me tell you how, and please Father, confidential. Burke Dennings, good Father, was found at the bottom of those steps leading to M Street with his head turned completely around - facing backwards.

Lt. Kinderman says: Let me tell you how, and please Father, confidential. Burke Dennings, good Father, was found at the bottom of those steps leading to M Street with his head turned completely around facing backwards.

Father Damien Karras says: It didn't happen in the fall?

Lt. Kinderman says: It's possible. Possible, however -

Lt. Kinderman says: It's possible. Possible, however...

Father Damien Karras says: ...unlikely.

Father Damien Karras says: Unlikely.

Lt. Kinderman says: Exactly. So on the one hand, we've got a witchcraft kind of murder, and on the other hand a Black Mass type desecration in the church.

Father Damien Karras says: You think the killer and the desecrator are the same?

Lt. Kinderman says: Maybe somebody crazy. Somebody with a spite against the church; some unconscious rebellion.

Father Damien Karras says: A sick priest - is that it?

Father Damien Karras says: A sick priest, is that it?

Lt. Kinderman says: Look, Father, this is hard for you. Please, I understand, but for priests on the campus here, you're the psychiatrist. You know who was sick at the time, who wasn't. I mean, this kind of sickness. You'd know that.

Father Damien Karras says: I think it might be helpful if I gave you some background on the different personalities Regan has manifested. So far, I'd say there seem to be three. She's convinced...

Father Damien Karras says: I think it might be helpful if I gave you some background on the different personalities Regan has manifested. So far, I'd say there seem to be three. She's convinced.

Father Merrin says: There is only one.

Regan MacNeil says: What an excellent day for an exorcism.

Father Damien Karras says: You'd like that?

Regan MacNeil says: Intensely.

Father Damien Karras says: But wouldn't that drive you out of Regan?

Regan MacNeil says: It would bring us together.

Father Damien Karras says: You and Regan.

Regan MacNeil says: You and us.

Father Damien Karras says: Where's Regan?

Regan MacNeil says: In here - with us.

Regan MacNeil says: In here, with us.

Father Damien Karras says: Show me Regan and I'll loosen one of the straps.

Regan MacNeil says: Can you help an old altar boy, Father? - Your mother's in here with us, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it.

Regan MacNeil says: Can you help an old altar boy, Father? Your mother's in here with us, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it.

Father Damien Karras says: If that's true, then you must know my mother's maiden name. What is it? What is it? (Regan vomits onto Karras)

Father Damien Karras says: Hello, Regan. I'm a friend of your mothers. I'd like to help you.

Regan MacNeil says: Why not loosen the straps then?

Father Damien Karras says: I'm afraid you might hurt yourself, Regan.

Regan MacNeil says: I'm not Regan.

Father Damien Karras says: I see. Well then, let's introduce ourselves. I'm Damien Karras.

Regan MacNeil says: I'm the devil. Now kindly undo these straps!

Father Damien Karras says: If you're the devil, why not make the straps disappear?

Regan MacNeil says: That's much too vulgar a display of power, Karras.

Father Damien Karras says: Look, I'm only against the possibility of doing your daughter more harm than good...I can't do it. I need evidence that the church would accept as signs of possession...like her speaking in a language she's never known or studied...Look, your daughter doesn't say she's a demon. She says she's the devil himself. Now if you've seen as many psychotics as I have, you realize that's the same thing as saying you're Napoleon Bonaparte. You asked me what I think is best for your daughter. Six months, under observation, in the best hospital you can find.

Father Damien Karras says: Look, I'm only against the possibility of doing your daughter more harm than good. I can't do it. I need evidence that the church would accept as signs of possession, like her speaking in a language she's never known or studied...Look, your daughter doesn't say she's a demon. She says she's the devil himself. Now if you've seen as many psychotics as I have, you realize that's the same thing as saying you're Napoleon Bonaparte. You asked me what I think is best for your daughter. Six months, under observation, in the best hospital you can find.

Father Damien Karras says: Look, I'm only against the possibility of doing your daughter more harm than good. I can't do it. I need evidence that the church would accept as signs of possession, like her speaking in a language she's never known or studied. Look, your daughter doesn't say she's a demon. She says she's the devil himself. Now if you've seen as many psychotics as I have, you realize that's the same thing as saying you're Napoleon Bonaparte. You asked me what I think is best for your daughter. Six months, under observation, in the best hospital you can find.

Chris MacNeil says: I'm telling you that that thing upstairs isn't my daughter. Now I want you to tell me that you know for a fact that there's nothing wrong with my daughter except in her mind. YOU TELL ME YOU KNOW FOR A FACT THAT AN EXORCISM WOULDN'T DO ANY GOOD! YOU TELL ME THAT!

Chris MacNeil says: Someone very close to me is probably possessed and needs an exorcism. Father Karras, it's my little girl.

Father Damien Karras says: The Catholic Church insists on proof that the devil is really in a person. Then that's all the more reason to forget about exorcism...To begin with, it could make things worse. Secondly, the church before it approves an exorcism conducts an investigation to see if it's warranted. That takes time...I need church approval and that's rarely given. I will see her as a psychiatrist.

Father Damien Karras says: The Catholic Church insists on proof that the devil is really in a person. Then that's all the more reason to forget about exorcism. To begin with, it could make things worse. Secondly, the church before it approves an exorcism conducts an investigation to see if it's warranted. That takes time. I need church approval and that's rarely given. I will see her as a psychiatrist.

Chris MacNeil says: Oh, not a psychiatrist. She needs a priest. She's already seen every fu**ing psychiatrist in the world and they sent me to you. Now you're gonna send me back to them? Jesus Christ! Won't somebody help me...Can't you help her, just help her?

Chris MacNeil says: Oh, not a psychiatrist. She needs a priest. She's already seen every fu**ing psychiatrist in the world and they sent me to you. Now you're gonna send me back to them? Jesus Christ! Won't somebody help me. Can't you help her, just help her?

Chris MacNeil says: How do you go about getting an exorcism?

Father Damien Karras says: I beg your pardon? Well, the first thing - I'd have to get into a time machine and get back to the 16th century...Well, it just doesn't happen anymore, Mrs. MacNeil...since we learned about mental illness, paranoia, schizophrenia...Since the day I joined the Jesuits, I've never met one priest who has performed an exorcism. Not one.

Father Damien Karras says: I beg your pardon? Well, the first thing I'd have to get into a time machine and get back to the 16th century. Well, it just doesn't happen anymore, Mrs. MacNeil since we learned about mental illness, paranoia, schizophrenia. Since the day I joined the Jesuits, I've never met one priest who has performed an exorcism. Not one.

Father Damien Karras says: Mama, I could take you somewhere where you'd be safe. You wouldn't be alone. There would be people around. You know, you wouldn't be sitting here listening to a radio.

Karras' Mother says: (speaks in Greek) - You understand me? This is my house and I'm not going no place. Dimmy, you're worried for something?

Karras' Mother says: (speaks in Greek) You understand me? This is my house and I'm not going no place. Dimmy, you're worried for something?

Father Damien Karras says: No, Mama.

Karras' Mother says: You're not happy. Tell me, what is the matter?

Father Damien Karras says: Mama, I'm all right, I'm fine, really I am.

Father Damien Karras says: Take me! Come into me! God-damn you, take me! Take me!

Father Damien Karras says: There are no experts. You probably know as much about possession than most priests. Look, your daughter doesn't say she's a demon. She says she's the devil himself. And if you've seen as many psychotics as I have, you'd know it's like saying you're Napoleon Bonaparte.