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A native of the Bronx, New York, Richard "Dick" Miller served in the U.S. Navy for a few years and earned a prize title as a middleweight boxer. He settled in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s, where he was noticed by producer/director Roger Corman, who cast him in most of his low-budget films, usually playing unlikeable sorts, such as a vacuum-cleaner... See full bio »

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Known For

Gremlins
Gremlins Murray Futterman
(1984)
The Terminator
The Terminator Pawn Shop Clerk
(1984)
The 'Burbs
The 'Burbs Garbageman
(1989)
Small Soldiers
(1998)

Filmography

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 2015 Schmo Boat (Short)
Walter
 2014 Burying the Ex
Crusty Old Cop
 2009 3rd Shift: Michael's Lament
The Sculptor
 2009 The Hole
Pizza Delivery Guy (uncredited)
 2006 Trapped Ashes
Max (story segments "Wraparound")
 2005 Justice League Unlimited (TV Series)
Oberon
- The Ties That Bind (2005) ... Oberon (voice)
 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Security Guard
 2003 Karen Sisco (TV Series)
Salvatore Gigliani
- Nostalgia (2003) ... Salvatore Gigliani
 2001 Route 666
Bartender
 1999 Time of Your Life (TV Series)
Doorman
- The Time the Millennium Approached (1999) ... Doorman
 1999 Snoops (TV Series)
Jolie
- Singer in the Band (1999) ... Jolie
 1999 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Carl Bode
- I'll Draw You a Mapp (1999) ... Carl Bode
 1999 Clueless (TV Series)
Ralph
- Cher's Weekend at Bernie's (1999) ... Ralph
 1999 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Ackerman
- Double Blind (1999) ... Mr. Ackerman
 1998 Small Soldiers
Joe
 1998 The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy (TV Movie)
Peddler
 1997 The Second Civil War (TV Movie)
Eddie O'Neill
 1996 Sister, Sister (TV Series)
Mr. Eichelberger
- The Candidate (1996) ... Mr. Eichelberger
 1996 Weird Science (TV Series)
Repairman
- Demon Lisa (1996) ... Repairman
 1995 Number One Fan
Night Manager
 1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Vin
- Past Tense: Part 2 (1995) ... Vin
- Past Tense: Part 1 (1995) ... Vin
 1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Mike Lane
- Church of Metropolis (1994) ... Mike Lane
 1994 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Boxcars 'Boxy' Bennett
- Harley's Holiday (1994) ... Boxcars 'Boxy' Bennett (voice)
- Harlequinade (1994) ... Boxcars 'Boxy' Bennett (voice)
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series)
Officer Paisley / Roy Farrell
- Shake, Rattle and Rock! (1994) ... Officer Paisley
- Runaway Daughters (1994) ... Roy Farrell
 1994 Shake, Rattle and Rock! (TV Movie)
Officer Paisley
 1994 Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women (TV Movie)
Officer Murphy
 1994 Mona Must Die
Father Stilicato
 1994 Midnight Runaround (TV Movie)
O'Doul
 1993 Prize Fighter (Video Game)
Billy the Bucket Boy
 1993 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Chuckie Sol (voice)
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Carl
- I'll Be Waiting (1993) ... Carl
 1993 Matinee
Herb Denning
 1992 FBI: The Untold Stories (TV Series)
Eddie
- Ring of Hostages (1992) ... Eddie
 1992 Unlawful Entry
Impound Clerk
 1992 Quake (Video)
Storekeeper
 1992 Body Waves
Mr. Matthews
 1992 Amityville: It's About Time (Video)
Mr. Andersen
 1992 Evil Toons
Burt
 1991 The Woman Who Sinned (TV Movie)
Thomas
 1991 Eerie, Indiana (TV Series)
Al
- The Losers (1991) ... Al
 1991 Roc (TV Series)
Mr. Mate
- For He's Not a Jolly Good Fellow (1991) ... Mr. Mate
 1991 Motorama
Horseshoe Player
 1990-1991 The Flash (TV Series)
Fosnight
- Alpha (1991) ... Fosnight
- Good Night, Central City (1991) ... Fosnight
- Captain Cold (1991) ... Fosnight
- Deadly Nightshade (1991) ... Fosnight
- Be My Baby (1991) ... Fosnight
 1990 Mob Boss (Video)
Mike
 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Murray Futterman
 1990 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Motel Manager
- The All-Nighter (1990) ... Motel Manager
 1989 Ghost Writer
Club Manager
 1989 Far from Home
Sheriff Bill Childers
 1989 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series)
Al Kramer
- The Light at the End of the Tunnel (1989) ... Al Kramer
 1989 The 'Burbs
Garbageman
 1988 Angel III: The Final Chapter
Nick Pellegrini
 1988 Under the Boardwalk
Official
 1988 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Vendor
- The Big Goodbye (1988) ... Vendor
 1987 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Pickup Guy
- Cool Hand Dave: Part 2 (1987) ... Pickup Guy
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon
Danny Clayton
 1987 Innerspace
Cab Driver
 1984-1987 Fame (TV Series)
Lou Mackie
- Baby, Remember My Name (1987) ... Lou Mackie
- Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore (1987) ... Lou Mackie
- Of Cabbages and Kings (1987) ... Lou Mackie
- Reggie and Rose (1987) ... Lou Mackie
- The Lounge Singer Who Knew Too Much (1987) ... Lou Mackie
 1987 Project X
Max King
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Fred
- The Greibble (1986) ... Fred
 1986 Armed Response
Steve
 1986 Night of the Creeps
Walt
 1986 Chopping Mall
Walter Paisley
 1985 After Hours
Waiter
 1985 Lies
Producer
 1985 Explorers
Charlie Drake
 1985 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Seymour Furman
- All a Clone by the Telephone (1985) ... Seymour Furman
 1984 The Terminator
Pawn Shop Clerk
 1984 W*A*L*T*E*R (TV Short)
Theater Owner
 1984 Gremlins
Murray Futterman
 1984 V: The Final Battle (TV Mini-Series)
Dan Pascal
- Part Two (1984) ... Dan Pascal
- Part One (1984) ... Dan Pascal
 1984 Swing Shift
Wallflower at the Swing Shift Jamboree (uncredited)
 1983 All the Right Moves
Teacher in Auditorium
 1983 Get Crazy
Susie's Dad
 1983 Space Raiders
Crazy Mel
 1983 Twilight Zone: The Movie
Walter Paisley (segment "It's a Good Life")
 1983 Heart Like a Wheel
Mickey White
 1983 The Renegades (TV Series)
Sgt. Young
- The Big Time (1983) ... Sgt. Young
 1983 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Al Spanky
- To Have and to Hold (1983) ... Al Spanky
 1979-1982 Taxi (TV Series)
Fergie / Ernie the Waiter
- Travels with My Dad (1982) ... Fergie
- The Lighter Side of Angela Matusa (1979) ... Ernie the Waiter
 1982 Vortex
Bit Part
 1982 Police Squad! (TV Series)
Vic
 1982 White Dog
Animal Trainer
 1982 Movie Madness
Dr. Hans Kleiner ("Success Wanters")
 1982 Open All Night (TV Series)
Ted
- Scam (1982) ... Ted
 1982 The Aftermath
Broadcaster (voice)
 1981 Heartbeeps
Factory Watchman
 1981 Smokey Bites the Dust
Glen Wilson
 1981 The Howling
Walter Paisley - Bookstore Owner
 1980 Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype
Irsil / Orson
 1980 Used Cars
Man In Bed
 1980 General Hospital (TV Series)
Dr. Henry
- Episode #1.4403 (1980) ... Dr. Henry (uncredited)
 1980 The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood
New York Cop
 1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Deputy Crawford
- School of Terror (1979) ... Deputy Crawford
 1979 1941
Officer Miller (as Richard Miller)
 1979 11th Victim (TV Movie)
Investigator Ned
 1979 Alice (TV Series)
Customer #3
- Mona Lisa Alice (1979) ... Customer #3
 1979 Rock 'n' Roll High School
Police Chief
 1979 The Lady in Red
Patek
 1979 Soap (TV Series)
The Guard
- Episode #2.19 (1979) ... The Guard
 1978 Piranha
Buck Gardner
 1978 Corvette Summer
Mr. Lucky
 1978 I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Sgt. Bresner
 1978 Starhops
Jerry
 1977 Game Show Models
Game Show Host
 1977 New York, New York
Palm Club Owner
 1977 Hunter (TV Series)
 1977 Mr. Billion
Bernie
 1976 Vigilante Force
Pianist (uncredited)
 1976 Cannonball!
Bennie Buckman
 1976 Moving Violation
Mack
 1976 Hollywood Boulevard
Walter Paisley
 1975 Darktown Strutters
Officer Hugo
 1975 White Line Fever
Birdie
 1975 Crazy Mama
Wilbur Janeway
 1975 Capone
Joe Pryor
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Detective
- War Games (1975) ... Detective
 1974 Police Woman (TV Series)
Matt
- Seven Eleven (1974) ... Matt
 1974 Big Bad Mama
Bonney
 1974 Candy Stripe Nurses
Spectator
 1974 Truck Turner
Fogarty
 1973 Executive Action
Rifleman - Team B
 1973 The Slams
Taxi Driver
 1973 The Student Teachers
Coach Harris
 1973 Fly Me
Taxi Driver (as Richard Miller)
 1973 The Young Nurses
Cop
 1972 Night Call Nurses
Mr. Jensen
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Green Hat
- Fifth Man in a String Quartet (1972) ... Green Hat
 1970 The Andersonville Trial (TV Movie)
Sketch Artist (as Richard Miller)
 1968 The Legend of Lylah Clare
Reporter at Press Party (uncredited)
 1968 The Wild Racers
Pit Crew Mechanic
 1967-1968 Mannix (TV Series)
Photographer / Fashion Photographer
- Falling Star (1968) ... Photographer (as Richard Miller)
- The Cost of a Vacation (1967) ... Fashion Photographer (uncredited)
 1967/II The Trip
Cash
 1967 A Time for Killing
Zollicoffer
 1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Gangster Dressed as a Cop (uncredited)
 1967 The Dirty Dozen
MP at Hanging (uncredited)
 1967 Dragnet 1967 (TV Series)
Harry Johnson
- The Shooting (1967) ... Harry Johnson
 1966 Combat! (TV Series)
Young Soldier
- The Outsider (1966) ... Young Soldier (as Richard Miller)
 1966 The Wild Angels
Rigger
 1966 Branded (TV Series)
Wrangler
- Nice Day for a Hanging (1966) ... Wrangler (as Richard Miller)
 1966 Wild Wild Winter
Rilk
 1965 Beach Ball
Cop #1
 1965 Ski Party
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
 1965 The Girls on the Beach
First Waiter (uncredited)
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Jon Blake
- Big Image... Little Man (1964) ... Jon Blake
 1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Michael
- The Brian Conlin Story (1964) ... Michael
 1963 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Townsman
- Carter Caper (1963) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1963 X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes
Heckler (uncredited)
 1963 The Terror
Stefan (as Richard Miller)
 1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Sam
- A Woman Lost (1963) ... Sam
 1963 Our Man Higgins (TV Series)
Brandy
- My First Friend (1963) ... Brandy (as Richard Miller)
 1962 Premature Burial
Mole (as Richard Miller)
 1961 Cabana 54 (TV Movie)
 1961 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Happy Mione
- The Victor Gorido Story (1961) ... Happy Mione
 1961 Capture That Capsule
Ed Nowak (as Richard Miller)
 1961 Atlas
Greek soldier (uncredited)
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Bert
- The Fifth Pin (1961) ... Bert
 1959 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Benny Bristow
- Vincent 'Mad Dog' Coll (1959) ... Benny Bristow
 1959 A Bucket of Blood
Walter Paisley
 1959 The Fat Man: The Thirty-Two Friends of Gina Lardelli (TV Movie)
Thug (uncredited)
 1957-1958 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Sparks
- The Sweepstakes Ticket (1958) ... Sparks
 1958 Dragnet (TV Series)
 1958 War of the Satellites
Dave Boyer
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Pete Castro
- Hideout (1958) ... Pete Castro
 1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Pete Powell
- The Killer (1958) ... Pete Powell
 1957 Carnival Rock
Benny
 1957 Sorority Girl
Mort
 1957 Rock All Night
Shorty
 1957 The Undead
The Leper (as Richard Miller)
 1957 Not of This Earth
Joe Piper (as Richard Miller)
 1957 Naked Paradise
Mitch
 1956 It Conquered the World
Sgt. Neil
 1956 Gunslinger
Jimmy Tonto (as Richard Miller)
 1956 The Oklahoma Woman
Bartender (as Richard Miller)
 1955 Apache Woman
Tall Tree
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Alternate Names:

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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[on attending film conventions] It's kind of thrilling in my old age to have something. It's a thrill. Everybody asks these questions. They bring up pictures that you've done and that you've forgotten. I don't remember half the pictures that they mention anyway. But it's a fun thing, being at these conventions. See more »

Trivia:

Has appeared with Robert Picardo in 11 films: The Howling (1981), Get Crazy (1983), Explorers (1985), Innerspace (1987), Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), The 'Burbs (1989), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Motorama (1991), Matinee (1993), The Second Civil War (1997) and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003). See more »

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Always cast by director Joe Dante for his movies. See more »

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