A television and film actor, comedian and voice artist, Todd Joseph Miller is known for appearing in movies like Cloverfield (2008), She`s Out of My League (2010), Yogi Bear (2010), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), and Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014). For his role in the TV drama Silicon Valley, Miller bagged the Critics` Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Born in Denver, Colorado, to Leslie, a clinical psychologist and Kent Miller, an attorney, T. J. Miller graduated from George Washington University, where he was a part of the sketch and improv comedy group GWU Recess. He has also studied at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford for one summer.
In 2014, Miller got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Kate Gorney and the couple tied the knot in September 2015.
Miller made his small screen debut with single-camera comedy series Carpoolers in 2007. Post that, he appeared in shows like The Gorburger Show, Gravity Falls, and High School USA!. He gained further recognition with HBO`s sitcom Silicon Valley. The show follows the story of 6 young men who establish their company in the San Francisco Bay Are. The show received immense critical appreciation with T.J. Miller taking home Critics` Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2015.
Miller broke into the American film industry with a small role in Cloverfield
(2008), which was followed by another forgettable part in the comedy movie The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009). In 2010, he had as many as six releases. First was the rom-com She`s Out of My League, which received a favorable response at the box office. Then, he appeared as a voice actor in the fantasy films How to Train Your Dragon
and Yogi Bear
, with the former being a huge success and the latter failing miserably at the box office. His next two releases in 2010: Unstoppable
and Get Him to the Greek also received favorable reviews. His last film in the same year was the box office disaster Gulliver`s Travels
In the coming years, Miller starred in movies like Our Idiot Brother (2011), Charlie on Parole (2011), Rock of Ages (2012), and How to Train Your Dragon 2
(2014). In 2014, T.J Miller essayed Lucas Flannery, in the sci-fi action film Transformer: Age of extinction
. Directed by Michael Bay
, the movie, in spite of being a critical failure, did exceptionally well at the box office. Because of the poor reviews, Miller was pre-nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor.
In early 2016, Miller appeared alongside an ensemble cast comprising Ryan Reynolds
, Morena Baccarin
, Ed Skrein
, Gina Carano
, Leslie Uggams
, Brianna Hildebrand, and Stefan Kapicic,
in the superhero film Deadpool
. Directed by Tim Miller
, the movie was a massive hit commercially. His second release in 2016 includes the comedy film Office Christmas Party
, starring Jason Bateman
, Olivia Munn
, T. J. Miller, Jillian Bell,
Courtney B. Vance, Kate McKinnon
, Randall Park
, and Jennifer Aniston
. His 2020 release includes Underwater, directed by William Eubank.