'Gremlins' actor Dick Miller dead at 90

Published: Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 2:09 AM

Dick Miller played Murray Futterman in
Dick Miller played Murray Futterman in "Gremlins" and was a character actor in movies and television.(Bobby Bank/Getty via WIreImage)

Dick Miller, the veteran character actor who is best known for his roles in “Gremlins and the cult classic “A Bucket of Blood,” died Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 90.

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A family spokesman confirmed Miller’s death, from natural causes, according to the Reporter. He died in the Toluca Lake area of Los Angeles and was surrounded by family members, the website reported.

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Miller played Murray Futterman in “Gremlins,” the 1984 comedy horror movie, and his career spanned six decades with credits in more than 175 movies and 2,000 television shows, according to the Reporter. Miller also starred as Walter Paisley in the 1959 movie “A Bucket of Blood,” and landed roles in “The ‘Burbs” and “The Terminator,” Variety reported.

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MIller also appeared in “Explorer” and “The Howling,” and had roles on television in series such as “Fame,” according to the Reporter.

Miller, who was born in the Bronx on Dec. 25, 1928, served a tour of duty in the U.S. Navy before attending the City College of New York and Columbia University, the Reporter said.

In 2014, the actor was featured in a documentary, “That Guy Dick Miller,” which examined his career, People reported.