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Lawrence John Miller (born October 15, 1953)[1] is an American stand-up comedian, actor, podcaster and columnist.

Larry Miller
Larry Miller
Miller in 2014
Lawrence John Miller

(1953-10-15) October 15, 1953 (age 65)
OccupationStand-up comedian, actor, podcaster, columnist
Years active1982–present
Eileen Conn (m. 1993)
Victoria Stilwell and Larry Miller in 2014.


Personal lifeEdit

Miller was born in Valley Stream, New York,[1] on Long Island. He is Jewish.[2] He has said that one of his grandmothers was from Latvia and one of his grandfathers was from Austria. Miller married television writer Eileen Conn in 1993. The couple have two children.[3]

Acting careerEdit

Miller is primarily regarded as a character actor and is well known for playing 'stuck up to suck up' characters that alternate between being condescending and sycophantic.[4]

Miller's first acting job was as the Emcee on the TV series Fame. He gained mainstream attention for his part in popular scenes of Pretty Woman involving him as a store clerk for the main characters.

His film roles include Walter Stratford in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, as well as several characters in Christopher Guest's mockumentary movies. He has held prominent supporting roles in Carry On Columbus, The Nutty Professor, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, and Max Keeble's Big Move. He has over 50 film appearances.[5]

He was part of the main cast of Life's Work, The Pursuit of Happiness, and High School Cupid, a Cupid Inc. Story. He is also a frequent guest actor on television, most notably as the nasty doorman on Seinfeld. He played Edwin Poole in the ABC dramedy Boston Legal. He played night-club owner Michael Dobson in two Law & Order episodes, first in the episode "Coma" and then later in "Encore". Miller appeared as himself in a third episode, "Smoke". He was also in 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, where he played Tommy, Kyle's obnoxious father and Paul's colleague.[6]

He is close friends with Jerry Seinfeld and auditioned for the part of George Costanza.[7][8]

Television writingEdit

Miller served as a writer for the television shows Uncommon Sense (2005), Just Words (1992), and Pros & Cons (1999).[citation needed]


From 2002 to 2004, Miller wrote a column for the magazine The Weekly Standard that usually ran once every two weeks.[9] Since then, he has continued to contribute occasionally to the magazine. His subject matter has included politics as well as reminiscences about fellow entertainers, and anecdotes from his own life.[10]

Two of the columns he wrote in 2002 served as the text for frequently-forwarded emails at the time, though in both cases his words were attributed to others. The first was his very first Weekly Standard column in January 2002, in which he mocked various anti-war platitudes of the time;[9] the text was incorrectly attributed to retired Air Force general Richard E. Hawley.[11] The second was an April 2002 column defending Israel in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict,[12] which was attributed to fellow comedian Dennis Miller.[13] Another email which also began to be forwarded in 2002, purporting to offer "George Carlin's Views on Aging", was derived in part from a stand-up routine that Larry Miller performed in the 1990s.[14]

Miller began a weekly podcast on the Carolla Digital Network, This Week with Larry Miller, suspending it after falling and injuring his head severely in April 2012. After hospitalization and a coma, he said in January 2013 that he was convalescing. Miller resumed the podcast on January 9, 2013.[15] In February 2015 the podcast was retitled The Larry Miller Show with direct distribution.[citation needed]


Year Film Role
1990 Pretty Woman Mr. Hollister
Almost an Angel Teller
1991 Necessary Roughness Dean Phillip Elias
Suburban Commando Adrian Beltz
Frankenstein: The College Years [16] Prof. Loman
1992 Carry on Columbus The Chief
1993 Dream Lover Norman
Undercover Blues Detective Sergeant Halsey
1994 Corrina, Corrina Sid
Radioland Murders Herman Katzenbach
1995 The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (TV) Dean Al Valentine
1996 The Nutty Professor Dean Richmond
Waiting for Guffman Mayor Glenn Welsch
1997 For Richer or Poorer Derek Lester
1998 Chairman of the Board Bradford MacMillan
Carnival of Souls Louis Seagram
1999 Pros & Cons Ben Babbitt
Runaway Bride Kevin the Bartender
10 Things I Hate About You Dr. Walter Stratford OB/GYN
2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Dean Richmond
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins XR (voice)
Best in Show Max Berman
2001 Max Keeble's Big Move Principal Elliot T. Jindrake
What's the Worst That Could Happen? Earl Radburn
The Princess Diaries Paolo Puttanesca
2003 A Guy Thing Mr. Minister Farris
A Mighty Wind Wally Fenton
2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Paolo Puttanesca
Raising Helen Car Buyer
Karroll's Christmas Barry Freedman
2005 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Dabney Shaw
The Legend of Frosty the Snowman Principal Pankley
Final Approach Walter
2006 Keeping Up with the Steins Arnie Stein
The Ant Bully Fred Nickle (voice)
For Your Consideration Syd Finkleman
2007 The Final Season Roger Dempsey
Blonde Ambition Richard Connelly
Bee Movie Mayor Dean Buzzwell (voice)
National Lampoon's Bag Boy Pike
2008 Get Smart CIA Official
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control Underchief
Senior Skip Day Mr. Frankfurt Dickwalder
The Other End of the Line Kit Hawksin
2010 Valentine's Day Oversized Baggage Clerk
Alpha and Omega Marcel (voice)
2010 The Penguins of Madagascar Clemson
2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm Eddie Kravitz
2011, 2019 NCIS Ed Slater
2011 God Bless America Chloe's Dad
New Year's Eve Harley
2012 Foodfight! Vlad Chocool
General Education Rich Collins
2015 Pearly Gates Rabbi
Hot Bot Senator Biter
Road Hard Baby Doll
2016 Mother's Day The Motorcycle Cop
2017 Runaways Phil
2018 The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot Ed
Second Act Weiskopf



  1. ^ a b "Larry Miller Biography". Archived from the original on July 25, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2013.
  2. ^ Miller, Larry (2006-12-22). "I'm... dreaming... of a white... Chri -- ummm, holidays". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Archived from the original on October 6, 2010. Retrieved 2006-12-22.
  3. ^ Allin, Olivia (April 4, 2012). "'10 Things I Hate About You' dad Larry Miller hospitalized". Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-09.
  4. ^ random-roles-larry-miller-1798214387
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  7. ^ "The Lost Roles of Seinfeld". Splitsider. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
  8. ^ W, Joe (2010-11-02). "Idolizing Clowns: Larry Miller - The Original George Costanza". Idolizing Clowns. Retrieved 2016-01-03.
  9. ^ a b Miller, Larry (January 13, 2002). "You Say You Want a Resolution". The Weekly Standard.
  10. ^ Larry Miller Articles | Weekly Standard
  11. ^ Dick Hawley speech, Snopes, March 9, 2008
  12. ^ Miller, Larry (April 21, 2002). "Whosoever Blesses Them". The Weekly Standard.
  13. ^ A Brief Overview of the Situation, Snopes, August 2, 2014
  14. ^ George Carlin on Aging, Snopes, August 4, 2011
  15. ^ Heyman, J.D. (January 8, 2013). "Larry Miller Recovers from Life-Threatening Brain Injury". People. Archived from the original on January 8, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2013.
  16. ^ "Frankenstein: The College Years (TV Movie 1991)".
  17. ^ "10 Things I Hate About You, the New Original Series by ABC Family, Launches This Summer on Tuesday, July 7 at 8PM ET/PT" (PDF) (Press release). ABC Family. May 27, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 13, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
  18. ^ "GSN Launches "Late Night Liars," with Celebri-Puppets by Henson Alternative" (Press release). GSN via The Futon Critic. May 4, 2010. Archived from the original on February 12, 2015. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
  19. ^ "The Bob Monkhouse Show - BBC One London - 27 June 1984 - BBC Genome".

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