Jason Miller
Jason Miller
Jason Miller was an American actor and playwright. He received the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play That Championship Season, and was widely recognized for his role as Father Damien Karras in the 1973 horror film The Exorcist, a role he reprised briefly in The Exorcist III: Legion. He later became Artistic Director of the Scranton Public Theatre in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where That Championship Season was set.
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Trump spokesman Jason Miller not taking White House job
CNN - 2 months
Jason Miller, President-elect Donald Trump's spokesman, has decided he will not take the job of White House communications director he was tapped for just two days earlier.
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Trump communications director pick Jason Miller steps down
Fox News - 2 months
Cryptic tweet points to possible scandal
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Trump aide named to lead White House communications says he won't take job
Reuters.com - 2 months
(Reuters) - Jason Miller, who President-elect Donald Trump announced this week would serve as his White House communications director, said on Saturday he would not take the job.
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Jason Miller Backs Out of White House Communications Job Under Trump
NYTimes - 2 months
Mr. Miller, who was named as White House communications director by Donald J. Trump two days ago, has told the president-elect that he will not take the job.
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Trump Announces Press Secretary, Communications Director
ABC News - 2 months
Sean Spicer, Jason Miller, Hope Hicks and Dan Scavino named to team.
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Jason Miller on what's next for Trump after 'thank you tour'
Fox News - 2 months
Communications director for the president-elect weighs in on 'Sunday Morning Futures'
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Trump aide slams rumors of transition troubles
Fox News - 3 months
Jason Miller sounds off
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Campaign on Donald Trump's final message to voters
Fox News - 4 months
Jason Miller discusses the last push
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Trump campaign: We have a number of pathways to 270
Fox News - 4 months
Jason Miller breaks down the map
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ThIs Is The Biggest Way Couples Screw Up Retirement Planning
Huffington Post - 5 months
In theater, a play for two actors is known as a two-hander. Well, for couples, retirement planning should be a two-hander, too. Turns out, according to a new NerdWallet survey, one hand doesn’t know what the other is doing. NerdWallet and Harris Poll interviewed more than 1,800 Americans in a relationship — ones who are either married or living with a partner.  A third said that neither they nor their partner is saving for retirement. That’s depressing. But the findings are even more disturbing among couples where at least one partner is doing so. They show how little communication is going on. “You’re in it together. This is not a solo endeavor,” said Dayana Yochim, a NerdWallet investing specialist. But the survey seems to indicate otherwise: Of the 36 percent who said their partner is saving for retirement, about one in five (23 percent) don’t know how much the partner is contributing to retirement accounts. Roughly the same percentage (21 percent) don’t have a gen ...
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The Best Tech Gadgets at CES 2016
The Huffington Post - about 1 year
When I returned from the Consumer Electronics Show a few weeks ago, everyone wanted to know what was hot this year. I get that same question every year following CES and once again I rattled off the usual hot categories of virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics, and drones. This year, however, I feel like everything was taken up a notch. The tech gadgets of the future have finally arrived, they're available to consumers and they are quickly becoming mainstream. This year, the connected home became more of a reality as well with smart technologies now available in all our home appliances -- think smart fridges, washing machines and garage doors. Looking around CES, it was clear that drones and VR headsets are becoming ubiquitous. And just like in previous years, everyone was excited about the high-quality audio and video gadgets. I've put together a list of some of the coolest things I saw at CES. Of course this list isn't exhaustive and it's impossible to see everything CES has to ...
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Fine lines
Chicago Times - about 3 years
Take these broken wings and learn to fly again. LOL jk Just throw them on the pile with the rest of the broken wings....Jason Miller PEOPLE OF THE AIRPORT LISTEN TO ME: THE GATE AGENT SAID THE FLIGHT ISN’T YET...    
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Chicago Times - about 3 years
*lowers newspaper* I say, this Bieber fellow is a vexatious jackanapes. *raises newspaper* ....Jason Miller Much as I love this timely tweet with all its Mr. Burns-y goodness, I admit to being piqued and nettled by the deployment of the...    
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Lunch with a Legend: Bruce Dern
Huffington Post - about 3 years
After a best actor award at this year's Cannes Film Festival, there's no stopping Bruce Dern. As Woody in Alexander Payne's masterpiece "Nebraska," featured in Toronto, New York, and the Hamptons Film Festivals, he's a doddering but endearing old fool who takes seriously one of those announcements that he's a sweepstakes winner, and convinces his son to drive him from Billings to Omaha to pick up his millions. With old school modesty, Dern says that the obstacle to making this film which took a long time--he received the script 10 years ago this week--was not about casting him, a quasi-bankable character actor in the lead role, but that it's shot in black and white. At lunch at Il Gattopardo this week, he applauded Paramount for letting Payne make his film the way he wanted to make it. And now, there's no question that Dern will join a line-up that includes Robert Redford for "All is Lost," contenders for the Best Actor Oscar. A fount of film history, with stories galore, Dern will te ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jason Miller
  • 2001
    Age 61
    On May 13, 2001, Miller died of a heart attack in his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
    More Details Hide Details In 2004, actor Paul Sorvino, a longtime friend of Miller and a cast member of all three versions of That Championship Season, was commissioned by Scranton to create a bronze bust of the late playwright and actor. The statue was unveiled in December 2008. In March 2011, the first Broadway revival of That Championship Season opened. The cast comprised Brian Cox, Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Gaffigan, and Miller's elder son, actor Jason Patric. The urn containing Miller's ashes was placed on the set by his son, who played the role Miller had based on himself.
  • 2000
    Age 60
    In October 2000 he performed Barrymore's Ghost in a hugely successful and critically acclaimed production directed by Michael Leland at Theatre Double main stage in Philadelphia.
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  • 1998
    Age 58
    In 1998, he toured the country in his one-man play Barrymore's Ghost, ending the tour with a four-month run off-Broadway.
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  • 1982
    Age 42
    In 1982 Miller directed the screen version of That Championship Season.
    More Details Hide Details Featured in the cast were Robert Mitchum (replacing William Holden, who died before filming began), Paul Sorvino, Martin Sheen, Stacy Keach, and Bruce Dern. His own film career was sporadic, as he preferred to work in regional theater. He starred as Henry Drummond, opposite Malachy McCourt as Matthew Brady, in the Philadelphia production of Inherit The Wind. Miller worked as artistic director with the Scranton Public Theatre. With SPT, Miller directed and starred in various productions including Blithe Spirit, Harvey, California Suite, Crimes of the Heart, and The Lion in Winter. He acted occasionally in feature films, including The Devil's Advocate (1977), The Dain Curse (1978), The Ninth Configuration (1980), Toy Soldiers (1984), The Exorcist III (1990) and Rudy (1993), playing Notre Dame football coach Ara Parseghian.
  • 1973
    Age 33
    Miller was launched into stardom in 1973 by winning a Pulitzer Prize for his play, That Championship Season.
    More Details Hide Details The original Broadway cast featured Charles Durning, Richard Dysart, and Paul Sorvino. That same year, he was offered the role of the troubled priest, Father Damien Karras, in William Friedkin's horror film The Exorcist (1973), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. After his nomination for The Exorcist, he was offered the lead role in Taxi Driver but turned it down to do Robert Mulligan's The Nickel Ride.
    He received the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play That Championship Season, and was widely recognized for his role as Father Damien Karras in the 1973 horror film The Exorcist, a role he reprised briefly in The Exorcist III.
    More Details Hide Details He later became artistic director of the Scranton Public Theatre in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where That Championship Season was set. Miller was born John Anthony Miller Jr. in Queens, New York to Mary Claire (née Collins), a teacher, and John Anthony Miller Sr., an electrician. His ancestry was primarily Irish Catholic, with some German.
  • 1941
    Age 1
    His family moved to Scranton in 1941, where Miller was educated at St. Patrick's High School and the Jesuit-run University of Scranton, where he received a degree in English and philosophy.
    More Details Hide Details He then attended the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. as a graduate student in the speech and drama department; although the Associated Press reported that he earned a master's degree there upon his passing, Miller previously claimed that he was asked to leave before taking a degree "for never attending classes, never taking tests and never getting the girls back to their dormitory by 10 o'clock." During this period, he taught drama and English at nearby Archbishop Carroll High School.
  • 1939
    Born on April 22, 1939.
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