Jason Miller Biography (1939-2001)

Born April 22, 1939, in Scranton, PA; son of John (an electrician) and Mary Claire (a teacher) Miller; married Linda Gleason, 1963 (divorced, 1973); married Ruth Josem (a model; marriage ended); children: (first marriage) Jennifer,Jason Patric (an actor), Jordan; (with Susan Bernard) Joshua. Addresses: Contact: c/o Aaron Productions, Inc., Brooks Bldg., Suite 600, 436 SpruceSt., Scranton, PA 18503-1842.

Actor, writer
Birth Details
April 22, 1939
Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Death Details
May 13, 2001
Scranton, Pennsylvania

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Off-Broadway debut) Pip, Pequod, Mercury Theatre, 1969
  • The assistant, The Happiness Cage, New York Shakespeare Festival,Estelle Newman Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • Paryfon Rogozhin, Subject to Fits, New York Shakespeare Festival,Public Theatre, New York City, 1971
  • Edmund Tyrone, Long Day's Journey into Night, Hartke Theatre,Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 1971
  • Juno and the Paycock, Hartke Theatre, 1971
  • Coach, That Championship Season, Montage, PA, 1987
  • Elwood P. Dowd, Harvey, Pennsylvania Summer Theatre Festival, Scranton, 1994
  • Appeared at Windmill Dinner Theatre, Fort Worth, TX, 1970; also performedwith Champlain Shakespeare Festival, Burlington, VT, Cincinnati ShakespeareFestival, Cincinnati, OH, and at the Center Stage, Baltimore, MD.
  • Major Tours
  • Barrymore's Ghost (solo show), U.S. cities, 1997
  • Stage Director
  • California Suite, Scranton Public Theatre, Scranton, 1996
  • The Driveway, Scranton Public Theatre, 2000
  • Barrymore's Ghost (solo show), U.S. cities, 1997
  • Film Appearances
  • Father Damien Karras, The Exorcist, Warner Bros., 1973 , recut version released as The Exorcist: The Version You Haven't Seen Yet (also known as The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen), 2000
  • Cooper, The Nickel Ride, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • Aristides Ungria, El Perro (also known as The Dog and Vengeance), 1976
  • Dr. Aldo Meyer, Des Teufels Advokat (also known as The Devil's Advocate), 1977
  • Lieutenant Frankie Reno, The Ninth Configuration (also known as Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane), 1980
  • Don Appolini, Monsignor, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Sarge, Toy Soldiers, 1984
  • Benjamin Rasnick, Light of Day, 1987
  • Patient X, The Exorcist III (also known as The Exorcist III: Legion and William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist III), 1990
  • Mikie, Small Kill, 1992
  • Ara Parseghian, Rudy, 1993
  • Detective Rollins, Murdered Innocence, 1994
  • Lieutenant March, Mommy, 1995
  • Doctor, Trance (also known as The Eternal), Trimark, 1998
  • Slice, 2000
  • Film Work
  • Director, That Championship Season, Cannon, 1982
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Father William Wasson, A Home of Our Own, 1975
  • Title role, F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood, 1976
  • John Rawlins, Vampire, 1979
  • Dr. Tom Henderson, The Henderson Monster, 1980
  • Arthur Miller, Marilyn: The Untold Story, 1980
  • Clay Orlovsky, The Best Little Girl in the World, 1981
  • Garret Locke, A Touch of Scandal, CBS, 1984
  • Dr. Miles Keefer, Deadly Care, CBS, 1987
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • The Bell System Family Theater, 1975
  • Owen Fitzstephan, The Dain Curse (miniseries; also known as Dashiell Hammett's "The Dain Curse"), 1978
  • The Horror Hall of Fame (special), 1990
  • The Fear of God: The Making of the Exorcist (special), 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • The Lot, AMC, 1999
  • Plays
  • Lou Gehrig Did Not Die of Cancer, Perfect Son, and The Circus Lady (triple-bill), produced at Triangle Theatre, New York City, 1967 , published in one volume by Dramatists Play Service (New York City), 1971
  • Nobody Hears a Broken Drum, produced at Fortune Theatre, New YorkCity, 1970 , published by Dramatists Play Service, 1971
  • That Championship Season, New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle Newman Theatre, then Booth Theatre, New York City, 1972 , later Garrick Theatre, London, 1974 , published by Dramatists Play Service, 1972
  • Barrymore's Ghost (solo show), produced at Empty Space Theatre, Seattle, WA, then toured U.S. cities, all 1997
  • Also author of It's a Sin to Tell a Lie.
  • Screenplays
  • That Championship Season (adapted from his play of the same title), Cannon, 1982
  • Television Movies
  • Marilyn: The Untold Story, 1980
  • The Reward, 1980
  • A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story, NBC, 1989
  • That Championship Season (adapted from his play), Showtime, 1999
  • Other Writings
  • Stone Step (poetry), privately printed, 1968

Further Reference


    • People Weekly, November 23, 1987, p. 58.
    • Philadelphia Magazine, August 23, 1994 P. 33.

    User Contributions:

    Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: