|Net Worth||$100 Million|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Profession||Comedian, Actor, Television producer, Commentator, Screenwriter, Radio personality, Sports commentator, Presenter|
|Date of Birth||Nov 3, 1953 (68 years old)|
|Nationality||United States of America|
Dennis Miller Net Worth:
What is the Net Worth of Dennis Miller?
Dennis Miller has a net worth of $100 million as an American stand-up comedian, talk show presenter, actor, pundit, and celebrity. Dennis Miller is well-known for his participation on “Saturday Night Live” from 1985 through 1991, as well as for his following chat shows on HBO, CNBC, and radio station Westwood One. In addition, Miller has gained notoriety for his neoconservative beliefs and Fox News appearances.
Childhood and Education
Dennis Miller was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 3 November 1953 and reared in the neighborhood of Castle Shannon. His heritage is Scottish, and he has four siblings. Miller was raised by his dietitian mother Norma after his parents split when he was a young child. He attended Saint Anne School, where he played basketball and managed the basketball team for the Catholic Youth Organization. Miller attended Keystone Oaks High School as a student, where he gained a reputation for being humorous. He worked on the school newspaper and participated on the student council during his final year. Miller enrolled at Point Park University for his higher studies and graduated in 1976 with a degree in journalism.
Miller worked as a deli cashier, janitor, ice cream scooper, and floral delivery guy after graduating college since he was unable to find journalism work. Following these positions, he oversaw the bowling alley, video games, and air-hockey league at Point Park’s Recreation Room. After witnessing Robin Williams do stand-up comedy on HBO in 1979, Miller decided to pursue his ambition of becoming a stand-up comedian.
Miller began his career in comedy by participating in open-mic events in Pittsburgh, Castle Shannon, and Oakland. During this period, he had neither a car nor a lot of money. Eventually, he gathered enough money to relocate to New York City, where he resided in a little apartment. Miller gained notoriety in New York City after a joke he submitted to a Playboy magazine contest tied for second place and earned him $500. As a result of his performance in the New York Laff-Off Contest, he attracted the eye of talent agents.
Miller returned to Pittsburgh in the early 1980s and transitioned into television. He appeared on KDKA-TV and acted in comic portions on “Evening Magazine,” a syndicated program. Miller became host of the Saturday morning newsmagazine “Punchline” in 1983. Miller moved to Los Angeles after encountering Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld at Pittsburgh comedy clubs.
Miller made his debut at the Improv in Los Angeles. Additionally, he participated on “Star Search,” losing to fellow comic Sinbad. Miller made his initial appearance on “Late Night with David Letterman” in 1985.
Saturday Evening Live
Miller’s breakthrough occurred in 1985, when Lorne Michaels discovered him at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Subsequently, he tried out for “Saturday Night Live” and was accepted into the cast. Miller replaced Christopher Guest as the new Weekend Update anchor for the program. He gained notoriety for his sarcastic delivery, well-groomed hair, and high-pitched chuckle. Miller also participated in other skits as recurrent characters Koko and Steve, in addition to his work on Weekend Update. In addition, he performed impersonations of George Harrison, Nathaniel Crosby, and Gary Hart. In 1991, Miller quit “Saturday Night Live.”
Talk Shows and Sports Analysis
After leaving “Saturday Night Live,” Miller hosted many talk shows and provided sports and news analysis. In 1992, his debut program, “The Dennis Miller Show,” aired for seven months. He was more successful as the host of “Dennis Miller Live” on HBO, which aired 215 episodes between 1994 and 2002. During this time, in 2000, he became a color commentator on ABC’s “Monday Night Football”; many people questioned his too humorous remarks.
In January of 2004, Miller began anchoring a new CNBC program titled “Dennis Miller.” The hour-long political program included Ellie, a chimpanzee “consultant,” who was shortly replaced by Mo, a smaller chimpanzee. The program also featured interviews on current events and panel discussions on various political topics of interest. Gloria Allred, David Horowitz, Lawrence O’Donnell, Harry Shearer, and Ed Schultz were frequent panelists. Openly pro-George W. Bush, “Dennis Miller’s” ratings rapidly dipped when the president’s approval rating fell. In May 2005, the show was ultimately terminated. Two years later, Miller began presenting “The Dennis Miller Show,” a three-hour discussion radio program on Westwood One that aired until 2015. Miller became the anchor of RT America’s half-hour program “Dennis Miller + One” in 2020.
Additional Media Appearances
Miller has been on various television programs throughout the years. In 1995 and 1996, he hosted the MTV Video Music Awards. He has been on “Boston Public,” “The Norm Show,” “Hannity & Colmes,” “SportsCenter,” and several late-night talk shows. Miller hosted the game shows “Grand Slam” and “Amne$ia” for a limited period of time. Moreover, he has appeared in other films, such as “Madhouse,” “Disclosure,” “The Net,” “Bordello of Blood,” “Murder at 1600,” “Joe Dirt,” and “The Campaign.”
Personal and Political Considerations
Since 1988, Dennis has been married to former Canadian model Carolyn Espley. They have two children.
Jimmy Miller, the younger brother of Dennis, is one of Hollywood’s most successful entertainment executives. Jimmy is a founding member of the Gold/Miller agency, which represents comic performers like Judd Apatow, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jim Carrey, and Will Ferrell.
Miller began shifting to neoconservatism in the 2000s, despite being regarded a committed liberal during his early career. He was one of the few celebrities to endorse George W. Bush and the Iraq War, and as a Fox News analyst he has made several xenophobic and anti-scientific remarks. Miller backed Herman Cain in the 2012 Republican primaries and backed Barack Obama in the 2016 presidential election.
Dennis and Carolyn are, in fact, property magnates with a portfolio of really remarkable real estate properties, particularly in the Santa Barbara region.
Dennis and his wife purchased a roughly 4-acre residence in Montecito, California in 1993 for an unknown sum. In 2010, they listed the residence for $17.5 million. They eventually sold the property for $11.5 million in 2015.
The property across the street from the previously described home is still in their possession. They attempted to sell this mansion in 2013 for $5 million, but were unsuccessful and still possess it now.
They have owned a different 4+ acre property in Montecito for almost a decade. In November 2020, they sold this home for a mind-boggling $49 million. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi were shortly revealed to be the new homeowners of the residence.
In 2003, they paid $11.75 million for a seaside property in Carpinteria, a little celebrity enclave a few minutes south of Montecito. They originally offered this mansion for sale in 2015 for $22.5 million, but accepted $19 million in March of that year. The buyer at the time was Lynda Weinman, the creator of Lynda.com. In 2020, Lynda sold this home for little under $24 million.