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Dan John Miller

Dan John Miller

Known primarily as a musician, Dan John Miller makes his major-movie acting debut as the Tennessee Two guitarist in WALK THE LINE. Miller's musical career began in the 90s with him fronting the seminal country-punk band Goober & the Peas, whom The Austin Chronicle called the most exciting live band in America. Miller's 'Goober' stage persona was that of a 1940s Grand Ole Opry star injected with amphetamines as he frenetically danced amidst a bale of flying hay at each show. The band toured extensively and released two albums before disbanding. Miller then collaborated with Jack White in the band Two Star Tabernacle, again mixing elements of raw country and rock music into something powerfully unique.

Currently, Dan and his wife (painter Tracee Mae Miller) front the gothic country-garage band, Blanche (www.BlancheMusic.com), which combines sincere, personal songwriting with a truly haunting sound and a dolled-up Stepford Wives/Lawrence Welk gospel-special aesthetic. Blanche has toured worldwide after their critically acclaimed debut album, If We Can't Trust the Doctors was released on V2 Records last year. Miller also appeared playing guitar and singing backing vocals on Loretta Lynn's Grammy-winning Van Lear Rose album.

As an actor, Miller has appeared in several independent films shot in his hometown of Detroit, including Murder Too Sweet and Time Quest, as well as making cameos in music videos by The Melvins and The White Stripes (for 'Hotel Yorba' which he co-directed). He has also spearheaded an array of odd, vaudevillian projects, incorporating his unique, darkly comic characterizations with video, live theatre and music. Blanche heads back into the studio this fall to record a new album which will be released in February of 2006 on V2.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Dan John Miller Facts

OccupationActor, Musician

Selected Filmography

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