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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:||Cast ... playwright screenwriter director theatrical artistic director actor poet producer|
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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