Share
View All

Watch It

In Theaters
  • Young and Innocent

At Home
  • Johnny Come Lately

  • The Merry Widow

  • Wabash Avenue

  • I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now

  • My Gal Sal

  • The Big Street

  • Stand up and Cheer

  • Samson and Delilah

  • San Francisco

  • Valley of Fire

1 of 10

John Miller Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Vaudevillian John "Skins" Miller was a Hollywood habitue from the early 1930s until his retirement in 1951. Miller's biggest screen role was the Comedy Hillbilly in 1934's [[Feature~V46442~Stand Up and Cheer~standupandcheer]]; holding [[Performer~P23285~Stepin Fetchit~stepinfetchit]] at bay with a shotgun, the bearded, barefooted Miller sings a love song to his gargantuan sweetheart Sally, then inexplicably falls flat on his back. During the 1930s, he was briefly under contract to MGM, where one of his duties was to imitate [[Performer~P46156~Groucho Marx~grouchomarx]] during rehearsals of such Marx Bros. films as [[Feature~V12602~Day at the Races~adayattheraces]] at [[Feature~V3197~At the Circus~atthecircus]], so that Groucho could decide whether or not the material written for him would "play." Some sources have incorrectly listed John "Skins" Miller as a member of the original Three Stooges, in truth, he appeared in 1934's [[Feature~V92965~Gift of Gab~giftofgab]] as one-third of another team calling themselves the Three Stooges, who never worked together before or since (for the record, Miller's fellow "stooges" were Sid Walker and Jack Harling). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Advertisement