T.J. Miller: Stand-up comedian and actor from 'Ready Player One,' and 'Deadpool'
'Deadpool 2' is here and we can’t get enough of the movie that was recently released on April 4. Fans are flocking to the cinema in droves in even greater numbers than were present for the first 'Deadpool.'
Directors of the film have taken notice that the second film is doing better than the first and they couldn't be more pleased at the outcome. The actors are trending on social media and they are basking in the limelight as the film breaks records and the money starts rolling in. One of those actors who is enjoying so much attention is T.J. Miller.
Not only is Miller an actor but he's also a stand-up comedian, a producer, and a writer. With so much talent all in one package, T.J. Miller is a star by his own right. Miller has starred in several movies and television shows. The saddest news, however is that Miller has made a departure from 'Silicon Valley.'
36-year-old T.J. Miller was born in Denver, Colorado to Leslie Miller, who works as a clinical psychologist and his father, as Kent Miller, an attorney. The movie actor went to Grayland Country Day School but he later went on to graduate from East High School where participated in drama.
According to his former teacher, Melody Duggan, Miller was a “typical class clown” but was more intuitive than an average student of his age back then. Melody said that Miller understood the frailty of human conditions more than any other student she ever taught.
In 2003, the actor and comedian graduated from George Washington University with a B.A. in Psychology. While in college, Miller was a member of the comedy group known as 'receSs' and the Lambda Chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. He went on to study Circus Arts at Frichess Theatre Urbain in France though he also attended the British American Drama Academy in the UK where he studied Shakespeare for a full summer before heading off to Hollywood.
Miller has starred in 'Deadpool 2,' 'How to Train Your Dragon 3,' 'Silicon Valley,' 'Ready Player One,''Big Hero 6,' 'Deadpool,' and 'The Emoji Movie.' It's through these movies he's made an amazing net worth for himself.
T.J. Miller’s departure from 'Silicon Valley'
The fifth season of the TV show, 'Silicon Valley' premiered on March 25 and just like usual, 'The Hollywood Reporter' marked the show’s cast and creators. The publication interviewed Mike Judge and Alec Berger about what might lie ahead, and one of the topics was T.J. Miller’s exit in season four.
Miller’s off screen departure was revealed to viewers and fans of the television show before his farewell. Nine months after his final farewell, Judge spoke about the struggles with Miller behind the scenes.
Judge told 'The Hollywood Reporter' that there were many ways that one could tell that an actor didn’t want to be part of a television series anymore and that it was never funny to work with someone who wasn't happy while on the set.
Judge also said that the problems on the series were beyond Miller’s comprehension and that he was both unpredictable and unprofessional. He also had a habit of holding up production with his never ending issues and it was even reported that he would appear on set while under the influence. Miller would fall asleep between takes leaving the cast and crew confused as to what might be happening.
In the end, Judge felt that the actor wasn’t working out in the series so he decided to let Miller go. After the comments, Miller came to his own defense and said that he agreed with the assessment but denied that he was drunk while working on the television show.
T.J. Miller told 'The Hollywood Reporter' that he never gets drunk before he goes to work because it affects his comedy and he wasn’t the kind of guy who would blackout and bump into things on set. He explained that his problems arose because he was doing stand-up comedy all the time and slept for only three hours a day. Judge didn’t speak about the sexual assault allegations thrown at Miller and we have no further details about said allegations.
Facts to know about the movie actor
T.J. Miller almost died in 2010
The movie actor has spoken about in different podcasts and in his stand-up comedy acts about the malfunction of his brain’s frontal lobe. Despite a minimum ten percent chance of death during surgery, the doctors managed to remove a chunk, the size of a golf-ball from Miller’s brain. Miller was abroad filming “Yogi Bear” when he began acting erratically. After he returned to the US, he suffered a seizure.
He is an accomplished voice actor
Miller is quickly becoming a celebrated on-screen actor who has given his voice to characters such as:Fred in 'Big Hero 6' and movies such as 'How to Train Your Dragon.' Miller was the voice of Augie on 'Hell and Back,' and he's been in commercials for popular products such as Mucinex.
He sold his pilot to HBO
Those who subscriber to HBO have probably watched 'The Gorburger Show' which was produced by Miller. The network took the pilot from the comedian, and it’s been adapted as a YouTube series of the same name. The show stars Miller as the voice of the character who works on a Japanese morning talk show, interviewing guests live on the air.
His net worth
T.J. Miller has a net worth of $9 million dollars, according to 'Celebrity Net Worth.' The actor has made his net worth from roles in movies and television shows such as 'Deadpool 2,' 'How to Train Your Dragon 3,' 'Silicon Valley,' 'Big Hero 6,' 'Ready Player One,' 'Deadpool,' and 'The Emoji Movie.'
We all love T.J. Miller even though he has his own issues. Regardless of what happened, the actor needs to be orderly while on set.