R.I.P. Dick Miller

It is with great sadness that I report that character actor Dick Miller has passed away at the age of 90. Miller first became known by his work with cult filmmaker Roger Corman, particularly his lead role as Walter Paisley in 1959’s A Bucket of Blood. It was Dick Miller’s work with Roger Corman that lead to Corman’s protege Joe Dante to frequently cast Miller, with the actor having a role in all of Dante’s films from his 1978 debut Piranha to 2014’s Burying the Ex, with Miller being particular memorable as Murray Futterman in 1984’s Gremlins and its 1990 sequel. Dick Miller’s very prolific work as character actor was covered in the 2015 documentary That Guy Dick Miller, during the promotion of which, I got a chance to speak to the man himself. Dick Miller with most surely be missed.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).