Began career as a stage actor
After college, returned to NYC and began directing theater and live TV
Directed episodes of "M Squad", "The Donna Reed Show", "Ben Casey" and "Route 66", among others
Directed "Amos Burke: Who Killed Julie Greer?" (NBC), the pilot for "Burke's Law"; directed episodes of the series airing on ABC from 1963-1965
Received an Emmy Award nomination for directing "The Voice of Charlie Pont" (ABC)
Feature directing debut, "Any Wednesday"; screenplay by Julius J Epstein
Directed "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter", which earned Oscar nominations for Alan Arkin (Best Actor) and Sandra Locke (Best Supporting Actress) in her feature debut; also introduced Stacy Keach and provided Cicely Tyson's first major screen role
His "The Buttercup Chain" was England's official entry to the Cannes Film Festival and a winner at the Yugoslav Film Festival
"The Girl From Petrovka" starred Goldie Hawn and introduced Anthony Hopkins to Hollywood
Helmed "Just an Old Sweet Song", a CBS movie starring Tyson, which won a Christopher Award and earned Miller an NAACP Image Award for Best TV Director
Collaborated with screenwriters Dalton Trumbo and son Christopher (who finished teleplay after father died), directing NBC movie, "Ishi: The Last of His Tribe"; debuted at the Kennedy Center under the auspices of the US Senate Indian Relations Committee and earned the Western Heritage Award
Reunited with screenwriter Epstein, directing "Reuben, Reuben", a deliciously witty script (adapted from the writings of Peter De Vries); starred Tom Conti (who was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar) and introduced Kelly McGillis
Sumptuously rendered NBC movie, "The Other Lover", a literate woman's drama starring Lindsay Wagner
Reunited with Keach for CBS movie, "Intimate Strangers"
Teamed with Timothy Dalton and Anthony Edwards for "Hawks", a black comedy about last fling for two terminally ill cancer patients
"Brenda Starr" released after sitting on shelf since 1986; first association with Dalton
Last feature to date, "Bed & Breakfast"
Helmed syndicated TV-movie, "Pointman"
Applied a light and contemporary touch as director of "A Walton Wedding" (CBS), without toying with a formula chiseled in granite
Directed "Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue", a Family Channel movie set during the Depression
Honored by the American Film Institute; AFI screened his "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" (1968) along with Mike Nichols' "The Graduate" (1967) and Robert Altman's "McCabe and Mrs Miller" (1971)