The award-winning comedian Dennis Miller is a familiar face from the Saturday Night Live show, and from this platform, he has developed into a high-profile comic personality, commentator, and actor. With several comedy shows and film appearances over the years, Miller has established himself as one of the top comedians in America.
This comedian is not only a success in his career but also a happily married man and father of two adorable boys. Read on to learn more about his family, his brothers, and his body statistics.
Dennis Miller Bio (Age)
This guy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 3, 1953, under the full name of Dennis Michael Miller. He was raised by his mother Norma along with his four other siblings in the absence of his father, who left them when Dennis was a child.
Dennis attended Saint Anne’s School for his primary education and later studied at Keystone Oaks High School. He then went to Point Park University where he studied journalism and graduated in 1976.
After graduation, Dennis Miller did not have a well-paid job as a journalist, so he had to do several menial jobs and even had to work in stand-up comedy. He finally began his career officially in 1980 (four years after graduating from university) as a television presenter working for the Punch and Judy show of KDKA-TV.
He left KDKA-TV in 1984 and moved to Los Angeles, where he did stand-up comedy at the Comedy Store. It was there that Lenore Michael, the producer of Saturday Night Live, saw him for the first time, and because of his impressive performance, Lenore Michael felt compelled to offer him a job with the SNL. He started working at Saturday Night Live and hosted the Weekend Update, one of the SNL’s most-watched shows.
After a few years, he left Saturday Night Live and started his own show, which he called the Dennis Miller Show, a nighttime television show that only lasted 7 months. Apart from his own show, he also appeared in numerous commercials and was a guest on several shows. Furthermore, Dennis also made a name for himself as a radio presenter.
Miller appeared in several movies, including Madhouse in which he appeared as Wes, Never Talk to Strangers as Cliff Raddison, Bordello of Blood as Rafe Guttman, Murder at 1600 as Detective Steve Stengel, Joe Dirt as Zander Kelly, What Happens in Vegas as Judge Whooper and in 2001 in the movie Joe Dirt in which he was cast as Zander Kelly.
His television shows include Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Boston Public, and House of Cards. Dennis Miller has produced many of his comedies, including Mr. Miller Goes to Washington, The 13th Annual Young Comedians Special, The Earth Day Special, Black & White, Live from Washington, D.C.: They shoot HBO Specials, Don’t They?, State of the Union Undressed, Citizen Arcane, The Millennium Special: 1,000 Years, 100 Laughs, 10 Really Good Ones, The Raw Feed, Dennis Miller All in, The Big Speech and America 180.
Where Is He Now?
One fact that is certain about his whereabouts is that the comedian is still in his professional arena of comedy and still as funny as ever. However, he has changed his approach to presenting jokes, especially jokes with political undertones. Miller has recently described himself as more moody, which he attributes to age. Yet he made it clear that no matter how he cracked a joke, he would get both good and bad reviews. As such, he has taken it upon himself to express his political views in an uncomplicated but amusing way.
Dennis Miller’s Family – Wife and Brother
Dennis Miller is not the only one in the Miller family who has built a career in the entertainment industry. He has a brother named Jimmy Miller, who is Comedy Manager at Gold Miller. His other brother, Rich Miller, is the owner of the entertainment agency RCM. The agency takes care of the performance arrangements and the logistics of the comedians.
The famous comedian is married to his long-time girlfriend and heartthrob Carolyn “Ali” Espley, who is an ex-model. The couple married in 1988, and the marriage is blessed with two children (Holden and Marlon), all boys.
Height – How Tall Is He?
The physical characteristics of Dennis Miller show that he has dark brown hair, which he wears short. Another striking feature is his striking blue eyes and his height of 5 ft 9 inches.