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Denny Miller

Born in Bloomington, Indiana, on April 25, 1934, Denny Miller's family eventually settled in Los Angeles. As a 6'4" college student, Miller found success as the star player of UCLA's basketball team and earned a degree in physical education from the university. Following a stint in the Army, by chance Miller was discovered by a talent agent in 1958 while working a summer job and signed a multi-year contract with MGM. Miller's first starring film role was Tarzan, the Ape Man, released by MGM in 1959. Although Miller's film career never achieved great momentum, he did lots of television, including guest appearances on Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch, Wonder Woman, and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, to name a few. Until 2005, Miller was seen on Gorton's commercials as the Gorton's fisherman. After a lengthy battle with ALS, Denny Miller passed away on September 9, 2014, at age 80.

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Apr 25, 1934 In Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Gunsmoke 1955-09-10
Latest Project:
Movie In Search of Tarzan with Jonathan Ross 1998-12-22
Known For
Movie In Search of Tarzan with Jonathan Ross Himself 1998-12-22
Movie Investigating Tarzan Himself 1997-01-01
Series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Unknown 1993-01-01
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie More Than Murder Tallahassee 1984-01-26
Series Voyagers! Unknown 1982-10-03
Series Knight Rider Big Ed Barton 1982-09-26
Series Matt Houston Unknown 1982-09-26
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Movie Cabo Blanco Horst 1980-03-13
Series Tenspeed and Brown Shoe Unknown 1980-01-27
Series Hart to Hart Unknown 1979-09-22
Series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Unknown 1979-09-20
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-09-20
Series The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1978-03-10
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Series Alice Unknown 1976-08-31
Series Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07
Series The Rockford Files Norman 1974-09-13
Movie The Dion Brothers Rex 1974-06-16
Movie The Island at the Top of the World Town Guard 1974-01-01
Series Emergency! Unknown 1972-01-22
Series M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17
Movie Buck and the Preacher Floyd 1972-03-17
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Movie Making It Skeeter 1971-03-21
Series Vanished Big Bubba Toubo 1971-03-08
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Series The Brady Bunch Unknown 1969-09-26
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Movie The Party 'Wyoming Bill' Kelso 1968-04-04
Series The High Chaparral Unknown 1967-09-10
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1966-09-13
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series Mona McCluskey Mike McCluskey 1965-09-16
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Series Gilligan's Island Unknown 1964-09-26
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Movie Tarzan, The Ape Man Tarzan 1959-10-01
Movie Some Came Running Dewey Cole (uncredited) 1958-12-18
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Wagon Train Duke Shannon 1957-09-18
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10