TJ Miller is an American actor cum stand-up comedian best known for his outstanding performances on reality TV shows such as Silicon Valley and Deadpool 2, just to mention a few. The comic star began his career in 2007 and has been active in the American entertainment industry for over a decade and counting. As a result of his outstanding performances, Miller has recorded several awards in his name. In addition, he is also a talented actor as well as a producer and writer. Learn more about the great achiever below including his bio, net worth, and allegations.
TJ Miller Bio
TJ Miller as he is professionally called was born as Todd Joseph Miller on 4th June 1981 in Denver, Colorado, in the United States of America. He is the son of Leslie Miller and Kent Miller. His mother is a clinical psychologist while his father practiced as an attorney. He attended Graland Country Day school before proceeding to Denver’s East High School. While at Denver’s East High, he participated in various plays organized by his school.
After his graduation, Miller enrolled into the George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, D.C. There he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a specialty in situation theory and social influence in 2003. During his university days, he was an active member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. He also acquired more knowledge of drama and plays by attending the British-American Drama Academy in London during his summer holidays.
After college, TJ Miller relocated to Chicago and there, he kicked off his career. At the initial stages of his career, he started performing improvisation and stand-up comedy with local troupes. When he gained fame, he toured with an improvisational comedy troupe called The Second City for two years.
His exploits continued till 2008 when his contributions in comedy earned him recognition as one of Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch. The same year, he released a comedy special titled No Real Reason which he followed up in 2012 with a comedy album titled Mash Up Audiofile. Interestingly, the comic star started appearing in movies and television shows. He garnered global prominence following his appearance in the American Comedy show Silicon Valley from 2014 to 2017.
Some of his other works include Carpoolers (2007 – 2008), Cloverfield (2008), The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009), Get Him to the Dragon (2009), Ready Player One (2018), and Underwater (2019). He voiced Robbie Valentino in the Disney Channel animated series Gravity Falls (2012 – 2016) and DreamWorks Dragon (2012 – 2018). In addition, Miller has hosted other comedy shows including T.J. Miller: Metriculously Ridiculous (2017), F is for Family (2017).
Why Did He Leave Silicon Valley?
Sometime in 2017, the internet went abuzz after the news surfaced that TJ Miller who portrays the character of Eric Bachman will not return to the show the next season. Meanwhile, the comic actor was among the fans favorite characters on the show. His sudden departure, however, raised several eyebrows among his many fans.
When quizzed about the reason for his exit, the actor said that his shortened screen time in the series informed his decision to leave the production entirely plus the fact he has a very busy schedule. However, the creators of the show have decided to leave his character open in case he decides to return in the future.
TJ Miller’s Net Worth
The 6 ft 2 inches tall comic star’s career has spanned for over a decade and still counting. Miller has featured on several films and television series since the inception of his career. He is currently enjoying an estimated net worth $5 million. With more works on his sleeve, the figure will surely rise in the years to come.
Who is His Wife?
The talented comic star is happily married to the love of his life named Kate Gorney. The amazing couple has been together for over three years and counting. They began their relationship many years ago and in 2014, they announced their engagement. The following year, they exchanged marital vows and their wedding took place at Denver Botanic Gardens in September 2015. Just like her husband, Kate is also an actress and mixed media artist. Their union is yet to produce any child; nevertheless, they are currently enjoying the best time of their lives together.
The outstanding actor has been mixed up in several legal issues including work-related controversies and sexual assault allegations. The news of his sexual assault allegation surfaced on the media in late 2017 during the Me Too Movement. He was accused of sexual assault by an anonymous woman who claimed to be his girlfriend while at George Washington University. She alleged that the ace producer TJ Miller in 2001, became violent with her when they had sexual intercourse with him hitting and choking her without her express permission.
In reaction, TJ discarded the claims saying she was a vindictive former colleague of his college drama troupe who was dismissed because of inappropriate behavior. However, after his response, nothing much was heard from the lady to date.