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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 22 April 1939Long Island City, New York, USA
Date of Death 13 May 2001Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameJason Anthony Miller
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Character actor and playwright Jason Miller had a variety of jobs before he started a writing career and wrote his own play, "That Championship Season", for which he received the Pulitzer Prize Award. Miller gave up his professional writing career in the early seventies to start acting. In 1973, he starred as a troubled priest in the horror film classic The Exorcist (1973), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In 1982, he directed the revival of his play, That Championship Season (1982), to the screen. The father of actor Jason Patric and actor/director/writer Joshua John Miller, Miller's other film credits include playing the title role in the made-for-television film F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood (1975), The Ninth Configuration (1980), Toy Soldiers (1984), The Exorcist III (1990) and Rudy (1993)". Miller died in Scranton, Pennsylvannia at the age of 62.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (3)

Ruth Josem (1984 - 1990) (divorced)
Sue Bernard (1974 - 1983) (divorced) (1 child)
Linda Miller (9 March 1963 - 1973) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (22)

Married Jackie Gleason's daughter, Linda Miller, and had a son, actor Jason Patric.
Shortly before his death he had returned to writing having reworked his first play, _Nobody Hears a Broken Drum_, and wrote, starred and directed _Barrymore's Ghost_.
Miller was Co-Artistic Director of The Public Theatre, Scranton Pa. USA.
He was born in Long Island City, New York, but his parents moved to Scranton, Pennsylvania, when he was an infant.
Children: Jennifer Miller, Jason Patric, Jordan Miller, Joshua John Miller.
Parents: John and Mary Collins Miller.
Graduated from St. Patrick's High School, Scranton, PA; University of Scranton, Scranton, PA; Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
Writer, actor, director, poet, and producer.
Established the Pennsylvania Summer Theater Festival in Scranton, PA.
Has a regional theatre award named after him.
At the time of his death, he had just finished the first draft of a play with his son Joshua John Miller. The play was about a playwright father who dies, leaving his son to complete the script.
A Notre Dame fan, Miller always ended his conversations with "Go Irish!" instead of "Goodbye".
As Jack Miller, taught Drama in mid-1960s at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C.
Former son-in-law of Bruno Bernard and Jackie Gleason.
Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 130, pp. 292-295. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
Won Broadway's 1973 Tony Award as author of Best Play winner "That Championship Season."
Was in rehearsal as Oscar Madison in a revival of "The Odd Couple" when he died of a massive heart attack. Many years earlier, he had been in a different production of "The Odd Couple" (in Fort Worth, Texas) when he wrote his play "That Championship Season.".
Won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "That Championship Season".
Was on the set of The Exorcist (1973) and engrossed in his priest role when he was informed that he had won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for writing "That Championship Season.".
He was of Irish, with some German, ancestry.
Is one of 8 actors who have received an Oscar nomination for their performance as a priest. The others, in chronological order, are: Spencer Tracy for San Francisco (1936) and Boys Town (1938); Charles Bickford for The Song of Bernadette (1943); Bing Crosby for Going My Way (1944) and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945); Barry Fitzgerald for Going My Way (1944); Gregory Peck for The Keys of the Kingdom (1944); Karl Malden for On the Waterfront (1954); and Philip Seymour Hoffman for Doubt (2008). Tracy, Crosby and Fitzgerald all won Oscars for their performances.

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