Jason Miller

Jason Miller

  • Highest Rated: 85% The Exorcist (1973)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Monsignor (1982)
  • Birthday: Apr 22, 1939
  • Birthplace: Long Island City, New York, USA
  • An aspiring playwright since high school, Jason Miller made his Broadway debut as an actor, playing Pip in the 1969 production Pequod. Miller's first produced play was 1972's Nobody Hears a Broken Drum. Two years later, he won a Tony award for That Championship Season; in 1982, he adapted his play for the screen and also served as director. Alternating writing with acting, Miller continued accepting such roles as Father Karras in the 1973 film The Exorcist, a performance that earned him an Academy Award nomination. He also played such real-life personalities as F. Scott Fitzgerald (the 1976 TV production F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood), Arthur Miller (in the 1980 TV biopic Marilyn: The Untold Story) and Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian (in the 1993 theatrical feature Rudy). Married to actress Linda Gleason Miller (the daughter of comedian Jackie Gleason), Jason Miller was the father of actor Jason Patric.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

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Office

Year

No Score Yet Backlash Actor 2006
No Score Yet 101 Submissions - Chapter 3 Actor 2006
No Score Yet Super Brawl: Icon Actor 2005
No Score Yet Dead Leaves Actor 2004
No Score Yet Super Brawl Greatest Hits Actor 2004
30% Finding Home Lester Brownlow 2003
No Score Yet Hellsing I Actor 2002
No Score Yet Paradox Lake Camp Director 2002
33% Trance (The Eternal: Kiss of the Mummy) Doctor 1998
No Score Yet Mommy Lt. March 1994
No Score Yet Murdered Innocence Actor 1994
78% Rudy Ara Parseghian 1993
No Score Yet Small Kill Mikie 1993
56% The Exorcist III Patient X 1990
53% Light of Day Benjamin Rasnick 1987
No Score Yet Toy Soldiers Sarge 1984
0% Monsignor Appolini 1982
67% That Championship Season Screenwriter 1982
No Score Yet The Best Little Girl in the World Clay Orlovsky 1981
No Score Yet The Henderson Monster Actor 1980
75% The Ninth Configuration (Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane) Reno 1980
No Score Yet Marilyn: The Untold Story Arthur Miller 1980
No Score Yet Vampire Actor 1979
No Score Yet The Dain Curse Actor 1978
No Score Yet El Perro (The Dog) (A Dog Called... Vengeance) Aristides Ungria 1977
No Score Yet Vengeance Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Nickel Ride Cooper 1975
No Score Yet A Home of Our Own Father William Wasson 1975
85% The Exorcist Father Damien Karras 1973

QUOTES FROM Jason Miller CHARACTERS

Father Damien Karras
The power of Christ compels you!
The Demon
I'm not Regan.
Father Damien Karras
Well, then let's introduce ourselves. I'm Damien Karras.
The Demon
And I'm the Devil. Now kindly undo these straps.
Father Damien Karras
If you're the Devil, why not make the straps disappear?
The Demon
That's much too vulgar a display of power, Karras.
The Demon
What an excellent day for an exorcism.
Father Damien Karras
You would like that?
The Demon
Intensely.
Father Damien Karras
But wouldn't that drive you out of Regan?
The Demon
It would bring us together.
Father Damien Karras
You and Regan?
The Demon
You and us.
The Demon
What an excellent day for an exorcism.
Father Damien Karras
Really? You would like that?
The Demon
Intensely.
Father Damien Karras
But won't that drive you out of Regan?
The Demon
It would bring us together.
Father Damien Karras
You and Regan?
The Demon
You and us.
Father Merrin
THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU!
Father Damien Karras
THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU!
Father Damien Karras
Where's regan?
The Demon
In here...with us...
Father Damien Karras
How long are you going to stay in Regan?
The Demon
Until she rots in earth.
Regan MacNeil
What's that?
Father Damien Karras
Holy water.
Regan MacNeil
Keep that away from me.
Regan MacNeil
(in Karras' mother's voice) - Dimmy, why did you do this to me? Please Dimmy, I'm afraid.
Regan MacNeil
(in Karras' mother's voice) Dimmy, why did you do this to me? Please Dimmy, I'm afraid.
Father Damien Karras
You're not my mother!
Father Merrin
Don't listen...Get out!
Father Merrin
Don't listen. Get out!
Father Damien Karras
Why her? Why this girl?
Father Merrin
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
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
Well, this desecration in the church. Do you think this has anything to do with witchcraft?
Father Damien Karras
Maybe. Some rituals use the Black Mass. Maybe.
Lt. Kinderman
And now, Dennings, you read how he died?
Father Damien Karras
In a fall.
Lt. Kinderman
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
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
It didn't happen in the fall?
Lt. Kinderman
It's possible. Possible, however -
Lt. Kinderman
It's possible. Possible, however...
Father Damien Karras
...unlikely.
Father Damien Karras
Unlikely.
Lt. Kinderman
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
You think the killer and the desecrator are the same?
Lt. Kinderman
Maybe somebody crazy. Somebody with a spite against the church; some unconscious rebellion.
Father Damien Karras
A sick priest - is that it?
Father Damien Karras
A sick priest, is that it?
Lt. Kinderman
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
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
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
There is only one.
Regan MacNeil
What an excellent day for an exorcism.
Father Damien Karras
You'd like that?
Regan MacNeil
Intensely.
Father Damien Karras
But wouldn't that drive you out of Regan?
Regan MacNeil
It would bring us together.
Father Damien Karras
You and Regan.
Regan MacNeil
You and us.
Father Damien Karras
Where's Regan?
Regan MacNeil
In here - with us.
Regan MacNeil
In here, with us.
Father Damien Karras
Show me Regan and I'll loosen one of the straps.
Regan MacNeil
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
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
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
Hello, Regan. I'm a friend of your mothers. I'd like to help you.
Regan MacNeil
Why not loosen the straps then?
Father Damien Karras
I'm afraid you might hurt yourself, Regan.
Regan MacNeil
I'm not Regan.
Father Damien Karras
I see. Well then, let's introduce ourselves. I'm Damien Karras.
Regan MacNeil
I'm the devil. Now kindly undo these straps!
Father Damien Karras
If you're the devil, why not make the straps disappear?
Regan MacNeil
That's much too vulgar a display of power, Karras.
Father Damien Karras
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
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
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
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
Someone very close to me is probably possessed and needs an exorcism. Father Karras, it's my little girl.
Father Damien Karras
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
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
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
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
How do you go about getting an exorcism?
Father Damien Karras
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
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
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
(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
(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
No, Mama.
Karras' Mother
You're not happy. Tell me, what is the matter?
Father Damien Karras
Mama, I'm all right, I'm fine, really I am.
Father Damien Karras
Take me! Come into me! God-damn you, take me! Take me!
Father Damien Karras
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.