Ron Miller

Ron Miller

Highest Rated: 100% Never Cry Wolf (1983)

Lowest Rated: 18% The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)

Birthday: Apr 17, 1933

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Ron Miller married into a Hollywood executive suite, and spent much of his career fighting the perception that the connection, rather than talent, kept him in his job. He didn't start out in entertainment. A nimble, talented athlete, Miller attracted notice at the University of Southern California as a football player, and was later drafted by the nearby Los Angeles Rams. During his time at United StatesC., he went on a blind date with Diane Disney, daughter of famed producer/animator/studio kingpin Walt. The two got married, and Miller abandoned his football career to work for his father-in-law. He did a variety of production-related jobs for Disney, eventually earning his first onscreen credit on the swashbuckler TV series set in colonial California, "Zorro," in 1959. Within a decade, the diligent Miller had become a producer, generally working in the film division. Movies bearing his name as a producer include "Son of Flubber," the '63 sequel to the hit comedy about a scientist inventing a new, improved version of rubber, and the groundbreaking computer-animation saga "TRON" ('82). In '80, Miller was promoted to president of Walt Disney Productions and named CEO three years later. During his brief tenure, the Disney imprint Touchstone Pictures was launched and the studio began to diversify from its traditional children's fare. In '84, however, key company shareholders replaced him with younger executives Michael Eisner and Frank Wells. Following the ouster, Miller retreated from the entertainment business.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 83% Never Cry Wolf Executive Producer - 1983
72% 69% Tron Executive Producer - 1982
18% 25% The Devil and Max Devlin Executive Producer - 1981
70% 78% The Fox and the Hound Executive Producer $23.6M 1981
50% 57% The Watcher in the Woods Producer - 1980
40% 37% Herbie Goes Bananas Producer - 1980
40% 41% The Last Flight of Noah's Ark Producer - 1980
78% 79% The North Avenue Irregulars Producer - 1979
No Score Yet 54% The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again Producer - 1979
38% 45% The Black Hole Producer - 1979
No Score Yet 33% A Spaceman in King Arthur's Court Producer - 1979
No Score Yet 65% Hot Lead and Cold Feet Producer - 1978
67% 59% The Cat From Outer Space Producer - 1978
50% 40% Return From Witch Mountain Producer - 1978
54% 60% Pete's Dragon Producer - 1977
81% 68% The Rescuers Executive Producer $21.1M 1977
No Score Yet 71% Candleshoe Producer - 1977
60% 57% Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo Producer - 1977
No Score Yet 86% The Littlest Horse Thieves Producer - 1977
70% 57% Freaky Friday Producer - 1976
50% 43% The Shaggy D.A. Executive Producer - 1976
No Score Yet 59% Gus Producer - 1976
No Score Yet 68% No Deposit, No Return Producer - 1976
No Score Yet 30% The Castaway Cowboy Producer - 1974
80% 57% Now You See Him, Now You Don't Producer - 1972
No Score Yet 60% Snowball Express Producer - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Country Producer - 1971
No Score Yet 51% Never a Dull Moment Producer - 1968
No Score Yet 41% Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. Producer - 1966
No Score Yet 42% The Monkey's Uncle Producer - 1965
94% 71% That Darn Cat! Producer - 1965
No Score Yet 63% The Misadventures of Merlin Jones Producer - 1964
No Score Yet 76% Summer Magic Producer - 1963
No Score Yet 6% The Beatniks Producer - 1960

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