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The Unsung Heroes of Hollywood: Dick Miller

This is a wonderful tribute full of details on the man behind everyone’s favorite “W W EYE EYE” veteran, Mr. Futterman, who should be better known as Dick Miller.

I loved him in Little Shop Of Horrors (also featuring the incomparable Mrs. Futterman, Jackie Joseph) and A Bucket Of Blood, not to mention his many other roles that seem to exist solely for Dick Miller. Of course that might be because when it comes to Joe Dante films, roles do exist solely for Dick.

As I said on Pinterest:
I love bad movies, but no matter how bad a movie is, it is always elevated by Dick Miller, even when electrocuted in Chopping Mall. From A Bucket Of Blood to Terminator to Gremlins (and almost everything Joe Dante) his performances always are exactly what that moment in the film needs. He has always been on a short list of actors I’ve wanted shake their hands and say simply “Thank you”. Sadly I doubt I will ever get the chance, so here is a great tribute to you Mr. Miller!

Hard Ticket to Home Video

While we all adore and root for the stars and starlets of tinseltown, there is a treasure-trove of good men and women who have been integral to the success of all our favorite films. Bona fide, hard working and talented people who may never star in a film or see their name on a poster hanging in the local cineplex but will never escape our minds and imaginations when it comes to some good iconic and funny roles they play. This column is a tribute to the “Oh, That Guy” types, the common actor and the B-listers. They are the…

UnsungHeroesofHollywood

Dick Miller

Dick MillerAge:85

Number of Film & TV Roles:174

Notable Roles:Gremlins; Gremlins 2: The New Batch; Piranha; A Bucket of Blood; Truck Turner; Big Bad Mama; Night Call Nurses; The Young Nurses; Candy Stripe Nurses; The Student Teachers; Summer School Teachers; Game Show Models; Rock…

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