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T.J. Miller

Born: 1981

Biography

Todd Joseph "T.J." Miller (born June 4, 1981) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. After college, Miller moved to Chicago and began to perform improv and stand-up comedy. He toured with The Second City for two years. In 2008, he was named one of Variety's "10 Comics To Watch." He portrayed Marmaduke Brooker in Carpoolers on ABC (2007–2008). In 2008, he made his film acting debut in Cloverfield in which he only appeared onscreen for a few minutes, but his voice was heard in almost every scene as the person who videotaped most of the events depicted. In 2009, he played Cessna Jim in The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard and the 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 had a supporting role in Unstoppable. From 2010 to 2014, he voiced Tuffnut Thorston in the first three How to Train Your Dragon films. In 2010, he played Ranger Jones in the live-action animated film Yogi Bear, and he also played Dan in Gulliver's Travels. In 2011, he appeared in the film Our Idiot Brother and, in 2012, he had a cameo as administrative personnel for Rolling Stone in the musical film Rock of Ages. On 12/13/2010, 10/28/2011, and 6/14/2012, he performed stand-up on Conan. On November 15, 2011, his 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. He also appeared frequently as a member of the "round table" on Chelsea Lately. In 2012, he voiced Robbie Valentino on the Disney channel cartoon Gravity Falls. He also voiced Gorburger, a giant blue monster talk show host, on The Gorburger Show, which originally aired on Funny or Die and YouTube for 2 seasons in 2012–13, then on Comedy Central for a 3rd season in 2017. In 2013, he co-starred in the Fox TV series The Goodwin Games as Jimmy Goodwin. In 2014, he was in Transformers: Age of Extinction and he voiced the character of Fred in the superhero CGI film Big Hero 6. He voiced Augie in the 2015 animated film Hell and Back. In 2015, he was part of Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, a touring show which included Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, and other comics. From 2014 to 2017, he starred as Erlich Bachman in the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley for which he won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2015. In 2016, he starred in the movie Search Party with Adam Pally and the movie Office Christmas Party. On June 17, 2017, HBO premiered his hour-long stand-up special, T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous, which was filmed in Miller's native Denver at the end of his 2016 Meticulously Ridiculous Tour. In October 2017, Miller began his "Touring In Perpetuity Tour", a self described "One Man Philosophy Circus." In 2018, he played the role of I-R0K in the film Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg. As a commercial actor, he voiced a talking ball of mucus in commercials for Mucinex and starred as Greg the Genie in a promo campaign for Slim Jim meat snacks. He hosted 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.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Denver, Colorado, USA

Resources

Movies

How to Train Your Dragon

Tuffnut Thorston (voice) in How to Train Your Dragon

Extract

Rory in Extract

She's Out of My League

Stainer in She's Out of My League

Successful Alcoholics

Drake in Successful Alcoholics

Unstoppable

Gilleece in Unstoppable

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Tuffnut (voice) in How to Train Your Dragon 2

Legend of the BoneKnapper Dragon

Tuffnut Thorston (voice) in Legend of the BoneKnapper Dragon

Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury

Tuffnut (voice) in Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury

T.J. Miller: No Real Reason

Himself in T.J. Miller: No Real Reason

Search Party

Jason in Search Party

Big Hero 6

Fred (voice) in Big Hero 6

Jason Nash Is Married

Tidal in Jason Nash Is Married

Dragons: Dawn of the Dragon Racers

Tuffnut (voice) in Dragons: Dawn of the Dragon Racers

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Lucas Flannery in Transformers: Age of Extinction

Deadpool

Weasel in Deadpool

Hell & Back

Augie (voice) in Hell & Back

Yogi Bear

Ranger Jones in Yogi Bear

I'm Having a Difficult Time Killing My Parents

Himself in I'm Having a Difficult Time Killing My Parents

Goon: Last of the Enforcers

Sportscaster in Goon: Last of the Enforcers

Office Christmas Party

Clay Vanstone in Office Christmas Party

T.J. Miller: Farm Hippie

Self in T.J. Miller: Farm Hippie

Ready Player One

I-R0k (voice) in Ready Player One

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Chipper Host / Darcy in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

The Emoji Movie

Gene (voice) in The Emoji Movie

Our Idiot Brother

Billy in Our Idiot Brother

Rock of Ages

Rolling Stone Receptionist in Rock of Ages

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas

Prancer (voice) in Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas

Get Him to the Greek

Brian in Get Him to the Greek

T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous

in T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous

Deadpool 2

Jack Hammer / Weasel in Deadpool 2

Gulliver's Travels

Dan in Gulliver's Travels

Underwater

Paul Abel in Underwater

Once Upon a Deadpool

Weasel in Once Upon a Deadpool

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

Cessna Jim in The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

Charlie on Parole

Charlie in Charlie on Parole

Extract: Mike Judge's Secret Recipe

Self in Extract: Mike Judge's Secret Recipe

I Am Road Comic

Self in I Am Road Comic

Facade

Uncle Renny in Facade

The Stand In

Louis in The Stand In

Walden: Life in The Woods

Charlie in Walden: Life in The Woods

Love and Germophobia

David in Love and Germophobia

T.J. Miller Dear Jonah

Self in T.J. Miller Dear Jonah

Night Home

Andrew in Night Home

Evolution Within Extinction

Self in Evolution Within Extinction

Out of the Loop

in Out of the Loop

Cloverfield

Hudson 'Hud' Platt in Cloverfield

T.J. Miller- The Spokane Special

in T.J. Miller- The Spokane Special

T.J. Miller: The Blue Room: A Crowd Work Special

in T.J. Miller: The Blue Room: A Crowd Work Special

T.J. Miller at The Stanley Hotel: A Halloween Special

in T.J. Miller at The Stanley Hotel: A Halloween Special

Standard Deviants - Dinosaurs: Lifestyles of the Big and Carnivorous

Detective in Standard Deviants - Dinosaurs: Lifestyles of the Big and Carnivorous

Standard Deviants: Rings, Kings & Things

Various Characters in Standard Deviants: Rings, Kings & Things

T.J. Miller 420 Special

in T.J. Miller 420 Special

TV Shows