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Also Known As: John Anthony Miller Died: May 13, 2001
Born: April 22, 1939 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Long Island City, New York, USA Profession: playwright, screenwriter, director, theatrical artistic director, actor, poet, producer

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This writer, actor and director followed the incredible success of his play "That Championship Season" (1971), his collegiate, sentimental tribute to male friendship and basketball with the role of Father Karras in "The Exorcist" (1973), a role he reprised in "The Exorcist III" (1990) as Patient X. His writing and directing career continued with Miller helming the film version of "That Championship Season" (1982) starring Bruce Dern and Stacy Keach. In addition, Miller has written screenplays for TV movies such as "Reward" (1980) and "A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story" (1989). As an actor, he has played a variety of roles on the tube and on the screen including the writers F. Scott Fitzgerald and Arthur Miller in "F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood" (1976) and "Marilyn: The Untold Story" (1980), respectively.

This writer, actor and director followed the incredible success of his play "That Championship Season" (1971), his collegiate, sentimental tribute to male friendship and basketball with the role of Father Karras in "The Exorcist" (1973), a role he reprised in "The Exorcist III" (1990) as Patient X. His writing and directing career continued with Miller helming the film version of "That Championship Season" (1982) starring Bruce Dern and Stacy Keach. In addition, Miller has written screenplays for TV movies such as "Reward" (1980) and "A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story" (1989). As an actor, he has played a variety of roles on the tube and on the screen including the writers F. Scott Fitzgerald and Arthur Miller in "F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood" (1976) and "Marilyn: The Untold Story" (1980), respectively.

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DIRECTOR:

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Finding Home (2003) Actor
2.
 Trance (1998) Doctor
3.
4.
 Mommy (1995)
5.
 Rudy (1993) Ara Parseghian
6.
 Small Kill (1992) Mikie
7.
 Exorcist III, The (1989) Patient X
8.
 Deadly Care (1987) Dr Miles Keefer
9.
 Light Of Day (1987) Benjamin Rasnick
10.
 Touch Of Scandal, A (1984) Garrett Locke
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Milestones close milestones

1969:
Made acting debut off-Broadway in "Pequod"
1970:
Play "Nobody Hears a Broken Drum" produced Off-Broadway
1971:
Wrote the award winning play, "That Championship Season"
1973:
Early feature role of Father Karras in feature "The Exorcist"
1975:
TV acting debut "A Home of Our Own"
1976:
First TV starring role "F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood"
1982:
Feature directorial and screenwriting debut "That Championship Season"
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Became artistic director of the Scranton (Pennsylvania) Public Theatre
1997:
Starred in and wrote play "Barrymore's Ghost"; produced at Seattle's Empty Space; originally written for Stacy Keach who was unable to act the role
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Education

St Patrick's High School: Scranton , Pennsylvania -
Catholic University of America: Washington , Washington D.C. -
University of Scranton: Scranton , Pennsylvania - 1961

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wife:
Linda Miller. Actor. Married in 1963; divorced; daughter of Jackie Gleason; appeared in "An Unmarried Woman".
companion:
Sue Bernard. Actor. Together in the mid-1970s; daughter of photographer Bruno Bernard.
companion:
Dana Oxley. Survived him.

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father:
John Miller. Electrician.
mother:
Mary Miller. Special ed teacher.
daughter:
Jennifer Miller. Born c. 1964; mother, Linda G Miller.
son:
Jason Patric. Actor, producer. Born on June 17, 1966 in Queens, New York; mother, Linda G Miller.
son:
Jordan Miller. Social worker. Born c. 1968; mother, Linda G Miller.
son:
Joshua Miller. Actor, author, director. Born in December 1974; mother, Sue Bernard; wrote novel "The Mao Game" which he later adapted as motion picture.
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