T. J. Miller
|T. J. Miller|
Todd Joseph Miller|
June 4, 1981
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
|Alma mater||George Washington University|
|Occupation||Actor, director, writer, singer, voice artist, comedian|
|Spouse(s)||Kate Gorney (m. 2015)|
Todd Joseph "T. J." Miller (born June 4, 1981) is an American actor, director, writer, singer, voice artist, and comedian. He currently stars as Erlich Bachman in the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley. Miller has also performed in such films as Cloverfield (2008), Yogi Bear (2010), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), Big Hero 6 (2014), and Deadpool (2016).
Miller was born Todd Joseph Miller in Denver, Colorado on June 4, 1981, the son of Kent Miller, an attorney, and Leslie, a clinical psychologist. His father is of English, Swedish, German, and Scottish ancestry. His mother is of German-Jewish, Austrian-Jewish, and Russian-Jewish descent.
Miller attended Graland Country Day School, East High School, and George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he was a member of the comedy group GWU recess and the Lambda chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa.
Miller appeared frequently as a member of the "round table" on Chelsea Lately. He appeared as Marmaduke Brooker in Carpoolers, which ran for 13 episodes on ABC in 2007-2008. In 2012, he portrayed Robbie Valentino on the Disney channel cartoon Gravity Falls. On December 13, 2010, October 28, 2011, and June 14, 2012 he performed stand-up on Conan. On November 15, 2011, T. J. Miller's stand-up special "No Real Reason" premiered on Comedy Central. In 2011, he hosted a special called Mash Up, which was picked up in 2012 for a full season by Comedy Central. Miller starred in Fox TV series The Goodwin Games as Jimmy Goodwin. Miller currently stars in the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley, which has been met with widespread critical acclaim and he won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2015. He voices a talking ball of mucus in commercials for Mucinex, and stars as Greg the Genie in a promotional campaign for Slim Jim meat snacks.
In Miller's film debut, Cloverfield, he appeared onscreen for only a few minutes, but his voice was heard in almost every scene as the character who videotaped most of the events depicted. In 2009, he played Cessna Jim in The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. and the dim-witted grindcore musician Rory in Mike Judge's comedy Extract. In 2010, he co-starred in She's Out of My League as Stainer, played Brian the Concierge in Get Him to the Greek and appeared in a supporting role in the film Unstoppable. Miller voiced the character ‘Tuffnut’ in the Oscar nominated animated films How to Train Your Dragon and How to Train Your Dragon 2. He also played Dan in Gulliver's Travels, released in December 2010. Miller played the supporting character of Ranger Jones in the live-action/animated Yogi Bear 2010 film. Unlike his character on the cartoon show, he is "dumb-but-not-in-a-funny-way," according to the Buffalo News. Miller was cast in the part after two auditions; as a joke, he sent Warner Bros. an improvised video audition with an actual bear, though he had already been offered the part before they received it. In 2011, he appeared in the film Our Idiot Brother. He also had a cameo as administrative personnel for Rolling Stone in the 2012 film Rock of Ages. Miller is set to star in the upcoming movie Search Party alongside Adam Pally. This film serves as the directorial debut of frequent Todd Phillips cohort Scot Armstrong. Miller appeared in the 2014 Michael Bay film Transformers: Age of Extinction. In November 2014, Miller was the voice of Fred in the superhero CGI film Big Hero 6. Miller portrayed Weasel in Deadpool.
On September 12, 2011, Miller released a comedy rap concept album titled The Extended Play E.P. The album features comedians Bo Burnham, Doug Benson, Pete Holmes and hip-hop artists Ugly Duckling and Johnny Polygon. In 2012, Miller released The Extended Play E.P. Illegal Art Remix Tape. Also in 2012, Miller released "Mash Up Audiofile" on Comedy Central Records to mixed reviews.
Miller started appearing on Chicago-based comedy Podcast Red Bar Radio in 2006 as a semi-regular cohost. He hosts a podcast with friend and fellow comedian Cash Levy, titled Cashing in With TJ Miller, which began airing in March 2012 on the Nerdist Network. He is also a frequent guest on Doug Benson's podcast Doug Loves Movies.
Miller described learning about a cerebral arteriovenous malformation on his right frontal lobe on the Pete Holmes podcast You Made It Weird on October 28, 2011. He stated that he became more philosophical, narrated his behaviors, and was unable to sleep while filming Yogi Bear in New Zealand. His brain surgery was successful, though there was a 10% risk of fatality.
|2008||Cloverfield||Hudson "Hud" Platt|
|2009||Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, TheThe Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard||Cessna Jim|
|2010||She's Out of My League||Wendell ("Stainer")|
|2010||How to Train Your Dragon||Tuffnut Thorston (voice)|
|2010||Get Him to the Greek||Brian|
|2010||Yogi Bear||Ranger Jones|
|2010||Gulliver's Travels||Dan Quint|
|2011||Our Idiot Brother||Billy Orwin|
|2011||Charlie on Parole||Charlie||Short film|
|2012||Rock of Ages||Rolling Stone Receptionist|
|2012||Seeking a Friend for the End of the World||Darcy|
|2014||How to Train Your Dragon 2||Tuffnut Thorston (voice)|
|2014||Transformers: Age of Extinction||Lucas Flannery|
|2014||Big Hero 6||Fred (voice)|
|2015||Hell and Back||Augie (voice)|
|2016||Deadpool||Jack Hammer / Weasel|
|2016||Office Christmas Party||Clay Vanstone|
|2017||Goon: Last of the Enforcers||In post-production|
|2017||Emojimovie: Express Yourself||Gene||Upcoming|
|2018||Ready Player One||i-R0k||In post-production|
|2018||How to Train Your Dragon 3||Tuffnut Thorston||Upcoming|
|2007, 2008||Carpoolers||Marmaduke Brooker||13 episodes|
|2011||Traffic Light||Jason||Episode: "Breaking Bread"|
|2011||Happy Endings||Jason Shershow||Episode: "The Shershow Redemption"|
|2011||Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas||Prancer (voice)||Television short|
|2011||The League||Gabriel||Episode: "The Light of Genesis"|
|2011||Fact Checkers Unit||Cop||Episode: "Excessive Gass"|
|2012||Romantic Encounters||Toy Story 5||Episode: "Toy Story 5"|
|2012||How to Rock||Danny Mango||2 episodes|
|2012–2013||The Gorburger Show||Gorburger||16 episodes|
|2012–16||Gravity Falls||Robbie Valentino (voice)||13 episodes|
|2012–present||DreamWorks Dragons||Tuffnut Thorston (voice)||66 episodes|
|2013, 2014||American Dad!||Benji / Cowboy (voices)||2 episodes|
|2013||The Goodwin Games||Jimmy Goodwin||7 episodes|
|2013||High School USA!||Brad Slovee (voice)||12 episodes|
|2013||The Jeselnik Offensive||Himself||3 episodes|
|2014||Garfunkel and Oates||Matthew|| Uncredited|
|2014–present||Silicon Valley||Erlich Bachman||Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2015)|
|2015||Family Guy||Premature Volcano (voice)||Episode: "Roasted Guy"|
|2016||Those Who Can't||Uncle Jake||Episode: "What's Eating Uncle Jake?"|
|2010||How to Train Your Dragon||Tuffnut Thorston|
|2010||Yogi Bear: The Video Game||Ranger Jones|
- Hosts podcast "Cashing in with TJ Miller"
- Kenny, Eve. "There's Plenty of Reason to Tune In...". Comedy Central. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
- "T.J. Miller's Mash Up Gets Picked Up For Series By Comedy Central". Retrieved 15 July 2012.
- Heisler, Steve. "Mash Up". Other Shows. AV Club. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
- Miller, TJ. "Bio"
- Chang, Justin. "Yogi Bear", Variety, December 12, 2010. Accessed January 10, 2011.
- Miller, Melinda. "'Yogi Bear' spoils the picnic: Film with potential winds up being mostly unbearable", Buffalo News, December 17, 2010. Accessed January 10, 2011.
- Jacob. "TJ Miller Cast as Ranger Jones Thanks to Bizarre Audition", Beyond Hollywood, November 23, 2009. Accessed January 10, 2011.
- Mangel, Kristy. "T.J. Miller Cast in 'Yogi Bear'", The Apiary, November 18, 2009. Accessed January 10, 2011.
- "'Search Party' Finds Its Stars, Begins Shooting Next Week". The Hollywood Reporter. 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
- T.J. Miller Joins 'Transformers 4'
- Jeffries, David (2011-09-25). "The Extended Play EP - T.J. Miller : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- "Stream: T.J. Miller – The Extended Play E.P. Illegal Art ReMixTape (CoS Premiere)". Consequence of Sound. 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Wenzel, John. "T.J. Miller Mash Up Audiofile album review". The Spit Take. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
- "You've Never Seen Anything Like This Whimsical Art Deco-Inspired Wedding". Town and Country Magazine. November 5, 2015. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
- Pete Holmes (October 27, 2011). "You Made It Weird #2: TJ Miller". Nerdist.com (Podcast). Nerdist Industries. Retrieved December 5, 2012.
- Snierson, Dan (July 17, 2016). "Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller to voice lead character in emoji movie". Entertainment Weekly.
- Official website
- T. J. Miller at the Internet Movie Database
- 2015 T.J. Miller interview with Jon Niccum