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Richard "Dick" Miller (born December 25, 1928 in The Bronx, New York) is an American actor.

DCAU filmography

Batman: The Animated Series

Feature films

Justice League Unlimited

Background information

Miller was born in The Bronx, New York. He served in the U.S. Navy and earned a prize title as a middleweight boxer. He performed on Broadway and moved to California in 1952 seeking work as a writer.

He became friends with director Roger Corman, who cast him in several of his low-budget horror films. In particular, Miller created the character of Walter Paisley, an artist whose sculptures are suspiciously lifelike, in 1959's A Bucket of Blood and several subsequent films.

He also became well-acquainted with Corman's associates James Cameron and Joe Dante; he has appeared in Cameron's original Terminator (which also featured Linda Hamilton, Earl Boen, Paul Winfield and Lance Henriksen), and has had a part in every film made by Dante (opposite Robert Picardo and occasionally Kevin McCarthy), including Piranha (which was later remade in 3-D and featured Jerry O'Connell), Gremlins and Gremlins 2 (with John Glover) as chauvinistic handyman Murray Futterman, Amazon Women on the Moon, Innerspace, Matinee, and Small Soldiers.

Other connections to the DC Universe include playing the character of Fosnight on the live-action Flash TV series, and an appearance on an episode of Lois & Clark.

An instantly-recognizable screen face, he was cast by Quentin Tarantino in Pulp Fiction (which also featured Phil LaMarr) as "Monster Joe," a salvage yard operator with a sideline in disposing of bodies for Harvey Keitel's Winston Wolf, but his scene was unfortunately deleted from the final cut.

Trivia

On the commentary to "Harlequinade," Bruce Timm said that any episode with Miller in it was a good one.

See also

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