Dennis MillerTV Personality
Born: 3 November 1953
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Best known as: That Saturday Night Live guy who's a conservative now
Dennis Miller became a household name thanks to his years on TV's Saturday Night Live
(1985-91). Miller was a writer and the host of the "Weekend Update" news segment, where he polished his comedy/commentary schtick of satiric punch lines and obscure cultural references. After a short-lived TV series in 1992 and small roles in feature films, Miller had great success on cable television (HBO) with the Emmy Award-winning Dennis Miller Live
(1994-2002), a comedy-talk show that included "rants" about social and political issues, each ending with the line "Of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong." In 2000 he began as a commentator for NFL Monday Night Football
, but left after two seasons, just a few months after his HBO series was cancelled. Miller kept his name in the news, however, as a Democrat-basher and supporter of President George W. Bush
on the issue of U.S. military action in Afghanistan and Iraq. Miller was immediately embraced by political conservatives and ended up with a gig on the Fox News talk show Hannity & Colmes
, followed by his own short-lived show on cable television (2004-05). A frequent guest on the Fox News network, Miller began hosting his own syndicated radio show in early 2007.
Miller’s rants have also been published in book form, including The Rants (1996) and Ranting Again (1998).
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