Miller, Allan 1929–

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MILLER, Allan 1929


Born February 14, 1929, in Brooklyn, NY; son of Benedict and Anna (maiden name, Diamond) Miller; married Laura Zucker, January 25, 1976 (some sources cite wife's name as Anita); children: Gregory, Zachary. Education: Attended Queens College (now of the City University of New York), 194546; studied with Erwin Piscator at Dramatic Workshop, 194850, with Uta Hagen, 195052, and at Actors' Studio, New York City, 1953.

Addresses: Office c/o Back Alley Theatre, 13340 Valley Vista Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 914234311. Agent Badgley Connor Talent Agency, 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 311, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actor, director, writer, and educator. Actors' Studio, New York City, member, beginning 1962; New Lafayette Theatre, New York City, codirector, 196668; Back Alley Theatre, Sherman Oaks, CA, producing director, 197989. Circle in the Square Theatre School, head of Haryou Act, Inc. (program for AfricanAmerican teenagers), 196168; New York University, associate professor of acting, 196466; Actors' Studio, guest instructor in New York City and Los Angeles, 196684; Focus Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, guest instructor at Stanislavsky Theatre Studio, 1968; Yale University, adjunct assistant professor, 197273; City College of the City University of New York, associate professor, 197374; guest lecturer at several California universities, 198889; teacher of private acting classes, 196695. California Arts Council, panelist for touring program, 1986; City of Los Angeles, member of Cultural Affairs Panel, 1987. Military service: U.S. Army, 194648.

Member: Screen Actors Guild (member of board of directors, 198991).

Awards, Honors: Los Angeles Drama Critics Award, 1975, for Are You Now or Have You Ever Been; Los Angeles Drama Critics Award, outstanding directing, 1981, for The Fox; Emmy Award nomination, 1988, for Billionaire Boys Club; Margaret Hartford Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics Awards, 1989.


Television Appearances; Series:

Frank Pryor, The Edge of Night, CBS, 1967.

Dave Siegel, One Life to Live, ABC, 19681972.

Dr. Alan Posner, Soap, ABC, 19801981.

Scooter Warren, Knots Landing, CBS, 19811982.

Quentin Quartermaine, General Hospital, ABC, 19871988.

Lyle Freedlander, Heartbeat, 1989.

Harland Richards, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1990.

Also appeared as Dr. Glick, A.E.S. Hudson Street, ABC; as David Bachman, How to Survive a Marriage; as Dr. Walter Burke, The Human Factor, CBS; as Inspector Cramer, Nero Wolfe, NBC; and in Search for Tomorrow.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Dr. Oppenheim, The Word, CBS, 1978.

Harrison, Pearl, NBC, 1978.

Mike Rosen, At Mother's Request, CBS, 1987.

Leonard Porter, Billionaire Boys Club, NBC, 1987.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Harold Levine, Hustling, ABC, 1975.

Gerry Dickler, Fear on Trial, CBS, 1975.

Nathan Haroun, Victory at Entebbe, ABC, 1976.

Tail Gunner Joe, NBC, 1977.

Les Garrick, The Ghost of Flight 401, NBC, 1978.

Dan Sawyer, Anatomy of a Seduction, CBS, 1979.

Mel, Portrait of a Stripper (also known as The Secret Life of Susie Hanson ), CBS, 1979.

Jack Branch, Escape, CBS, 1980.

George Weller, City in Fear, ABC, 1980.

Kaminsky, Miracle on Ice, ABC, 1981.

Sedgely, Obsessive Love, CBS, 1984.

Ted Simon, The Execution, NBC, 1985.

Lyle, J.O.E. and the Colonel (also known as Humanoid Defender ), ABC, 1985.

Lawyer, Hostage Flight, NBC, 1985.

Leon Walsh, Murder C.O.D., NBC, 1990.

Allen Fairchild, Her Wicked Ways (also known as Lethal Charm ), CBS, 1991.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Death on Delivery," Get Christie Love, ABC, 1974.

Jerry Bayliss, "Nursemaid," Kojak, CBS, 1974.

Leonard "Len" Young, "Spooks for Sale," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1975.

Michael Cordeen, "Sleight of Hand," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1975.

B. G. Clarkson, "Showdown at Times Square," Mc-Cloud, NBC, 1975.

Johnny Thayer, "Portrait of a Murder," Harry O, ABC, 1975.

"The Best Possible Defense," Kate McShane, 1975.

R. G. Lambert, "Carol's Promotion," Maude, CBS, 1976.

Vern Ross, "Every Man Must Pay His Dues," Serpico, NBC, 1976.

"The Spy Killer," Most Wanted, 1976.

Joe Collandra, "The Psychic," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1977.

John Carrantini, "Ice Time," Police Story, NBC, 1977.

Frank Devlin, "Shake Hands with the Man on the Moon," Hawaii Five0, 1977.

Hal Pearson, "Airliner," Lou Grant, CBS, 1978.

Morty Kauffman, "A Body Worth Guarding," Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1978.

Reynolds, "Time Bomb," Wonder Woman, CBS, 1978.

James Brady, "Cover Girl" (also known as "No Deposit, No Return"), Starsky and Hutch, ABC, 1978.

Bill Gillette, "Sighting 4017: The Devilish Davidson Lights Incident," Project UFO, 1978.

"Nancy," The Paper Chase, 1978.

"Blackjack," Sword of Justice, NBC, 1979.

Dr. Bittman (some sources cite Brickman), "Open House," Barney Miller, ABC, 1979.

"The Battered Bride," Kaz, CBS, 1979.

Cooley, "Off the Record," Mrs. Columbo (also known as Kate Loves a Mystery ), 1979.

Harry Collier, "SemperFidelis," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E. ), NBC, 1979.

George Anderson, "The Price of Anger," Barnaby Jones, CBS, 1980.

Nelson Haskell, "Dietrich's Arrest: Part 2," Barney Miller, ABC, 1980.

Allan Clark, "A Matter of Principle," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E. ), NBC, 1980.

Dick Luther, "All Kinds of Love," Vegas, 1980.

"TKO," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E. ), NBC, 1980.

Colonel Sydell, "The Super Scouts: Parts 1 & 2," Galactica 1980 (also known as Battlestar Galactica ), ABC, 1980.

Colonel Sydell, "Spaceball," Galactica 1980 (also known as Battlestar Galactica ), ABC, 1980.

Cowan, "The Librarian," Barney Miller, ABC, 1981.

Dr. Knight, "Slow Boat to Madness: Parts 1 & 2," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E. ), NBC, 1981.

Police chaplain, "Possession," Barney Miller, ABC, 1981.

Barry Rabinowitz, "Rabinowitz's Brother," Archie Bunker's Place, CBS, 1982.

Barry Rabinowitz, "Stay Out of My Briefs," Archie Bunker's Place, CBS, 1982.

Barry Rabinowitz, "The Promotion," Archie Bunker's Place, CBS, 1983.

Barry Rabinowitz, "Store Wars," Archie Bunker's Place, CBS, 1983.

Captain Huntley, "Airwave Anarchy," Whiz Kids, CBS, 1983.

Anawalt, "Guilty till Proven Innocent," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E. ), NBC, 1983.

Hugh Stanford, "The Further Adventures of Ozzie & Harold," The Fall Guy, 1983.

Dr. Mollican, "A Cold Night in Chicago," E/R, CBS, 1984.

Dean Corvey, "Out of Control," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1984.

Elliott Bauman, "Whispers in the Wings," Hart to Hart, 1984.

"The Hottest Guy in Town," Partners in Crime, 1984.

Phil Kreuger, "Sudden Death," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985.

Arnold Corcoran, "The Smile in the Third Row," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1985.

Jason Keith, "Jennie," Airwolf, CBS, 1985.

Assistant District Attorney Frederick Hoskins, "Trial and Error," Dallas, 1985.

Assistant District Attorney Frederick Hoskins, "The Verdict," Dallas, 1985.

Assistant District Attorney Frederick Hoskins, "Sentences," Dallas, 1985.

Frank Lord, "Trial by Error," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986.

Carl Valentine, "All the World's a Stage," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1986.

Fredricks, "Haven't Gun, Will Travel," Sledge Hammer!, 1987.

"I'll Be Seeing You," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1988.

George Brenner, "The Lemon," Matlock, 1988.

Dr. Alden Weiss, "Tenure," thirtysomething, ABC, 1988.

Dr. Berl, "Supermom Burnout," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1989.

Elijah, "The Body in Question," Northern Exposure, CBS, 1991.

"Last Dance," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1992.

Judge Ronald Keltin, "From Here to Paternity," L.A. Law, NBC, 1992.

Judge Ronald Keltin, "P.S. Your Shrink Is Dead," L.A. Law, NBC, 1992.

John Crowley/Charles Crowe, "A Virtual Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

Martin Garfield, "Shaker," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1994.

Victor Roscoe, "An Egg to Die For," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1994.

Judge Simon Mikelson, "Privileged," Law & Order, NBC, 1995.

Jake Farber, "Shooting in Rome," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995. "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," Night Man, The Disney Channel and syndicated, 1997.

Sy Leventhal, "Honeymoon at Viagra Falls," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1998.

Dr. John Colentano, "Sarindipity," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998.

Nate Bergold, "Nate Expectations," L.A. Doctors, CBS, 1998.

"Zero to Sixty," Judging Amy, CBS, 2000.

Judge Marlon Katz, "Sex, Lies, and the Internet," Family Law, CBS, 2001.

Judge Marlon Katz, "Children of a Lesser Dad," Family Law, CBS, 2002.

Appeared as Judge Bert Robinson in an episode of Civil Wars; also appeared in episodes of Mike Hammer, Renegades, Silk Stalkings, and 21 Jump Street.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Dr. Enright, The Turning Point of Jim Malloy (also known as Gibbsville: The Turning Point of Jim Malloy and John O'Hara's Gibbsville ), NBC, 1975.

Marty King, Don't Call Us, CBS, 1976.

Bert Kessler, Riding High, NBC, 1977.

Sid Hockheiser, Where's Poppa?, ABC, 1979.

Francis, Three Eyes, NBC, 1982.

Fritz, Bliss, ABC, 1984.

Also appeared in the pilots Bad Cats, Glitter, and Hearts of the West.

Stage Director:

(And producer) Are You Now or Have You Ever Been, Cast Theatre, Hollywood Center Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 1974.

The Fox, Los Angeles Stage Company, Los Angeles, 1981, then Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City, 1983.

A Map of the World, Odyssey Theatre, 1982.

Stumps, Odyssey Theatre, 1994.

The Fox, Berkshire Theatre Festival, 1995.

Also directed productions of Found a Peanut, The Voice of the Prairie, A Walk on the Wild Side, and A Woman of Independent Means.

Stage Director; Major Tours:

(And producer) Are You Now or Have You Ever Been, California cities, 1976.

The Fox, California cities, 19881989.

Camping with Henry and Tom, U.S. cities, 1995.

Stage Work; Other:

Producer of In the Sweet Bye and Bye and Jacques Brel Is....

Stage Appearances:

Are You Now or Have You Ever Been, Cast Theatre, Hollywood Center Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 1974, also Back Alley Theatre, Sherman Oaks, CA, and Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT.

The Fox, Los Angeles production, 1981.

Also appeared in Barbara Shore, Public Theatre, New York City; The Bloodknot, offBroadway production; Chicago Conspiracy Trial, Odyssey Theatre; The Country Girl, offBroadway production; Days and Nights Within, Duet for One, and The Journalists, all Back Alley Theatre; The Misanthrope and Richard II, offBroadway productions; Romulus, Broadway production; and Substance of Fire, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA.

Film Appearances:

Captain Bittman, Baby Blue Marine, Columbia, 1976.

Mr. Green, Two Minute Warning, Universal, 1976.

Agent, Bound for Glory, United Artists, 1976.

Loan company manager, Fun with Dick and Jane, Columbia, 1977.

Colonel Legrande A. Diller, MacArthur (also known as MacArthur, the Rebel General ), Universal, 1977.

Whitey, The Champ, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1979.

Chief of detectives, Cruising (also known as William Friedkin's Cruising ), United Artists, 1980.

Alien in bar, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Paramount, 1984.

Political newscaster, Brewster's Millions, Universal, 1985.

Detective, Warlock, 1989, Trimark Pictures, 1991.



The Fox (based on the novella by D. H. Lawrence), produced at Back Alley Theatre, Sherman Oaks, CA, then Los Angeles Stage Company, both 1981, later Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City, 1983, published by Doubleday, 1983.


A New Generation of Acting Teachers (book), Penguin, 1987.

A Passion for Acting: Exploring the Creative Process (book), Backstage Books, 1992.

The Craft of Acting: Auditioning (videotape series), Dynamic Productions, 1994.

Also author of television scripts broadcast by CBC (Canada), 197880.

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