Dennis Miller

Active - 1973 - 1993  |   Born - Nov 3, 1953 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Western

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  • First big break was writing and performing humorous essays on a local Pittsburgh show, PM Magazine, in the early 1980s.
  • Appeared on Star Search, where he lost to Sinbad.
  • Younger brother Jimmy has managed the careers of several major comedians, including Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell and Gary Shandling.
  • His two sons are named for Holden Caulfield, the protagonist in Catcher in the Rye, and legendary actor Marlon Brando.
  • Penned a series of books based on his signature stream-of-consciousness-style monologues, starting with 1997's Rants.
  • Mocked the annual Presidential address on Comedy Central's State of the Union: Undressed, but then sat in the House gallery as a guest of President Bush for the 2004 State of the Union.
  • Launched his own radio program, The Dennis Miller Show, for Westwood One radio network in March of 2007.
  • In 2008, became a spokesperson for USA Cares, a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to military families.
  • Appears periodically as a commentator on Fox News political talk shows.