Birthplace: Valley Stream, New York, U.S.
Lawrence John Miller (born October 15, 1953) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, podcaster and columnist.
Miller was born in Valley Stream, New York, on Long Island. He is Jewish. 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.
His roles include the nasty doorman on Seinfeld and Walter Stratford in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You, as well as several characters in Christopher Guest's mockumentary movies. He has also appeared in Carry On Columbus, The Nutty Professor, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Max Keeble's Big Move, and Pretty Woman. He played Edwin Poole in the ABC dramedy Boston Legal. He is close friends with Jerry Seinfeld and auditioned for the part of George Costanza.
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. He also played himself in a later episode of the same series.
Miller served as a writer for the television shows Uncommon Sense (2005), Just Words (1992), and Pros & Cons (1999).
From 2002 to 2004, Miller wrote a column for conservative magazine The Weekly Standard that usually ran once every two weeks. 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.
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; the text was incorrectly attributed to retired Air Force general Richard E. Hawley. The second was an April 2002 column defending Israel in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which was attributed to fellow comedian Dennis Miller. 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.
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. In February 2015 the podcast was retitled The Larry Miller Show with direct distribution.
|1990||Pretty Woman||Mr. Hollister|
|Almost an Angel||Teller|
|1991||Necessary Roughness||Dean Phillip Elias|
|Suburban Commando||Adrian Beltz|
|Frankenstein: The College Years||Prof. Loman|
|1992||Carry on Columbus||The Chief|
|1993||Undercover Blues||Detective Sergeant Halsey|
|1994||Dream Lover||Norman||-||1994||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|
|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|
|God Bless America||Chloe's Dad|
|New Year's Eve||Harley|
|General Education||Rich Collins|
|Hot Bot||Senator Biter|
|Road Hard||Baby Doll|
|2016||Mother's Day||The Motorcycle Cop|