Terminator actor Dick Miller passes away at the age of 90, social media remembers actor
The star of such classics like Roger Corman's 'A Bucket of Blood', 'Terminator' and 'Gremlins', veteran Hollywood actor Dick Miller has passed away at 90.
Miller died due to natural causes on Wednesday in Toluca Lake. The news was confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by a family spokesperson. His wife Lainie, daughter Barbara and grand-daughter Autumn were at his side as he passed.
In a statement following his death, Miller's family wrote, "His sense of humor and the unique way he looked at the world won him many lifelong friends and worldwide fans."
Soon after the news of his death was made public, social media poured in with their condolences, remembering the great 'character actor.'
'Days of our Lives' actress Barbara Crampton who had once worked with him, too wrote, "I had the good fortune to work alongside Dick Miller once. Although we didn’t have any dialogue together, I admired him from close up. Rip."
Born in The Bronx on December 25, 1928, one of Miller's earliest acting ventures was in the 1955 film 'Apache Woman'.
In 1952, he moved to California, and one of his earliest acting roles was in 'Apache Woman' in 1955. Miller began working with iconic director/producer Roger Corman, including in a starring role as Walter Paisley in 'A Bucket of Blood' in 1959.
Miller was also the subject of a 2014 documentary by director Elijah Drenner and co-producers Drenner and Lainie Miller.
In a career spanning sixty years, Miller worked in more than 175 films and made over 2,000 television appearances. He went on to work with directors James Cameron, Ernest Dickerson, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Allan Arkush, Jonathan Kaplan and John Sayles as well.