Dennis Miller Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Abhijeet Modi
Feb 07, 2024 By Abhijeet Modi
Originally Published on Apr 26, 2022
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About Dennis Miller

Dennis Miller is an American comedian, but what began as a career in comedy translated into a foray into the world of television.
He became one of the most widely known television personalities. He has a career that has a humble beginning but has grown into a vast array of different career projects.

Dennis Miller Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Dennis Miller’s net worth?

The net worth of Dennis Miller is estimated to be somewhere near $35 million. He has accumulated this vast wealth over a lengthy career in media.

How much does Dennis Miller earn per year?

Dennis Miller makes $425,000 every month. This puts his annual earnings to a total of $5.1 million. He continues to earn a steady and healthy income every single year. In addition to his career in the world of television, Dennis and his wife Carolyn make a great amount of money from their real estate ventures.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Dennis Miller?

Dennis Miller is 5 ft 8 in (172.7 cm) tall.

How old is Dennis Miller?

Dennis Miller is 68 years of age. He was born in November 1953. Dennis turns 69 this year.

Childhood And Education

On November 3, 1953, Dennis Miller was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is of Scottish descent and has four siblings. He was raised by his mother Norma, who worked as a dietician after Norma split from Miller's father. Dennis would go to the Saint Anne School, and here he would work as the manager of the Catholic Youth Organization basketball team, as well as play basketball. During his teenage years, Dennis would be a part of Keystone Oaks High School. It was here that his reputation for being funny was established. Additionally, during his senior year, he would be a part of the school newspaper and served on the student council. Dennis went to Point Park University, where he would later graduate in 1976 after obtaining a degree in journalism.
Miller's sibling is James Jimmy Miller, popularly known as Jimmy Miller. Jimmy is famous for being one of the most successful entertainment managers in Hollywood and is a founding partner of Gold/Miller. This firm represents some of the most popular comedic actors such as Judd Apatow, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jim Carrey, and Will Ferrell.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Dennis Miller’s partner?

Dennis is a married man. He is married to Carolyn Espley, and the pair got married in the year 1988. Carolyn is a former model and was part of the music video 'Too Shy'. The couple continues to go strong in their marriage, and the pair also have two sons. These sons are named Holden and Marlon Miller.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

At the beginning of his long career, Dennis Miller failed to find success in the world of journalism. This was right after college. Dennis would take up odd jobs, such as a deli clerk, ice-cream scooper, janitor, as well as a florist delivery man. He would work in different roles at the Recreation Room at Point Park. At Point Park, he managed the bowling alley, video games, and the air-hockey league. What really went on to launch the comedy career of Dennis Miller was when he viewed the comedy performance of the iconic Robin Williams on HBO in 1979. Soon after, Miller resolved to follow the dream he had of becoming a stand-up comic.
As his comedy career began, he would perform in different comedy clubs in cities such as Pittsburgh, Castle Shannon, and Oakland. Dennis Miller worked and saved money in order to eventually move to New York City. Here, he found the beginnings of success. He won $500 in a contest and then attracted the attention of various talent agents from his performance at the New York Laff-Off Contest.
Following this, Dennis Miller moved back to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is the period of time that Dennis Miller began transitioning into the world of television. He first appeared on KDKA-TV, and would go on to perform in comedy segments in the 'Evening Magazine'. One of the most prominent parts of the career of Dennis Miller was when he became the host of the Saturday-morning newsmagazine show 'Punchline' in the year 1983. Shortly after, Dennis Miller would befriend Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld at the Pittsburgh comedy clubs, and they would be the primary reasons for Dennis' relocation to Los Angeles.
After he moved to Los Angeles, Dennis Miller would then debut at the Improv. He would also go on to be a part of the show 'Star Search'. in 1985 Dennis appear in 'Late Night with David Letterman'.
The real breakthrough that came for Dennis Miller was in 1985 when he was noticed by Lorne Michaels at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. This eventually led to him auditioning for 'Saturday Night Live' and would earn a spot as a cast member. On 'Saturday Night Live', Dennis would go on to succeed Christopher Guest as the new weekend update anchor. Dennis would leave 'Saturday Night Live' in the year 1991.
After his stint at Saturday Night Live, Dennis Miller began working with talk shows, as well as working as a news and sports commentator. Among the first talk shows was 'The Dennis Miller Show'. It ran for a period of seven months during the year 1992. The next show that he worked on was 'Dennis Miller Live' on HBO. This was much more successful than the first show, and this show ran for a period of 8 years between 1994 and 2002. His work as a sports commentator also came during this time. In the year 2000, he would become a sports commentator for ABC's 'Monday Night Football'.
In addition to his several television shows, the celebrity from Pennsylvania also made media appearances on different platforms such as Fox News. He makes regular appearances on Fox News as a commentator on political talk shows.

Charity Work

Dennis Miller's charity affiliation is unknown.

What awards has Dennis Miller won?

Dennis has won several awards, winning 16 Emmy Awards between the period of 1994 and 2003. He would also win the Australian Film Institute Awards in 1980.

Other Interesting Dennis Miller Facts And Trivia

  • Dennis Miller had a talk show, 'The Dennis Miller Show'. It ran between a period between 2007 and 2015.
  • The comedy career of Dennis Miller began in 1979, after seeing a comedy performance of Robin Williams on HBO.
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Dennis Miller Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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Dennis Michael Miller

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Point Park University

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Jimmy Miller

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Abhijeet ModiMaster of Computer Science

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