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Birth NameAntonio Ladell Miller
Nickname Tony Miller
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Being born and raised in Romulus, MI living with his mother and two brothers, Antonio grew up with very little money but the love they had as a family made up for that. When they lost everything including their home, Antonio's mother showed him that when times get rough in life, just keep fighting to survive and things will get better. Watching his mother raise three boys alone gave him the drive and motivation to be the best at everything he does. At a young age Antonio had high ambitions of being an actor and or a professional athlete. He was one of the fastest kids on the block, which inspired his peers to give him the nick name Tony D; after the famous NFL running back Tony Dorsett. He also wrote his own plays and acted them out for the same neighborhood friends. During these times he also fell in love with hip hop. Watching the fathers of hip hop perform developed his rhythm and love for all genres of music. One of his favorite pastimes was break dancing on cardboard boxes in the streets of Romulus. He participated in talent shows and began performing on stage singing and rapping. His cousin started a rap group and gave him the name of Psych Nasty. It was at this point that he realized he had a true passion for being an entertainer. He continued to entertain through his high school years and was considered by his peers as the class clown. Although most people thought of him as being funny and silly they also knew of him as a caring, intelligent, respectful, outgoing, hardworking and creative person. Through those years of growing up, Antonio also overcame many trials and tribulations as he lived without his father present and resorted to the streets for the father figure he desired. Not having a positive mentor in his life forced him to make bad choices and get into trouble. Antonio then started to focus on the negative verses the positive which limited his possibilities of succeeding at his earlier dreams in life. Having his first born child at the age of eighteen, changed his life for the better and redirected his thoughts about hanging in the streets. He then realized he needed to apply himself more towards success to give his children a better life than he had. At this time he enrolled into trade school.

While attending trade school; Antonio became a better man by changing some of his bad ways. He excelled at the top of his class, became a student team leader, participated in stage plays and had an opportunity to play college football before breaking his ankle, which in turn eliminated his dream of professional sports. Antonio was heartbroken because of this but never to the point of giving up. So he put his dreams behind him, picked up the pieces and focused on completing building and apartment maintenance. After completing trade school, he then returned home to succeed at being a repair tech. In 2006 he met a friend that said he had a voice to be a solo rapper rather than a back up like he was for his cousin. This gesture helped spark the flames of past dreams that he was forced to let go to help raise his children. They began making songs in his friend's living room and Antonio instantly knew at this point he had what it took to become a successful hip-hop artist. With his writing skills and early development of rhythm, rapping sort of came easy to him. With this new found faith and hunger for bigger things in life, gave him the courage to pursue his true passion for acting. He then resigned from a corporate office position in 2008 and sold everything he owned. That same calendar year, he completed acting school at John Robert Powers and went on a rough and rocky journey, living in his van during cold Michigan winters, while attending numerous auditions and venues. Since that time, through all the sacrifices, adversity, disbelievers, blood, sweat and tears he became a professional entertainer. With his perseverance and determination he managed to received roles in over sixteen films, music videos, national stage plays, print ads, TV commercials and an ABC TV show. With that said; Antonio does not regret his dreadful past, for it gives him the strength and proof that he can overcome anything and it also gives him the courage to successfully pursue the amazing journey ahead.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: April McKain Gatewood

Trivia (1)

Michigan: Living life to the fullest and living his dreams as an hardworking professional actor/writer/artist/model [April 2012]

Personal Quotes (4)

Success is a monument measured by the journey it took to become successful; view the journey as a monument that reflects back on the success in your life
Never fear making a mistake because it's only a step towards perfection when you learn from them; no one can judge you, for we all are learning from past sins
In a man or woman darkest hour is where he or she truly finds themselves; it is then when they become humble and show the true seed that comes into the light.
To want change you must first lose something for the better; the more adversity you overcome the greater the glory, for then you are battled tested.

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