Jason Miller

Active - 1973 - 2003  |   Born - Apr 22, 1939   |   Died - May 13, 2001   |   Genres - Drama

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Biography by Hal Erickson

An aspiring playwright since high school, Jason Miller made his Broadway debut as an actor, playing Pip in the 1969 production Pequod. Miller's first produced play was 1972's Nobody Hears a Broken Drum. Two years later, he won a Tony award for That Championship Season; in 1982, he adapted his play for the screen and also served as director. Alternating writing with acting, Miller continued accepting such roles as Father Karras in the 1973 film The Exorcist, a performance that earned him an Academy Award nomination. He also played such real-life personalities as F. Scott Fitzgerald (the 1976 TV production F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood), Arthur Miller (in the 1980 TV biopic Marilyn: The Untold Story) and Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian (in the 1993 theatrical feature Rudy). Married to actress Linda Gleason Miller (the daughter of comedian Jackie Gleason), Jason Miller was the father of actor Jason Patric.

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