Pod Stallions MiniSode 5: Dick Miller!

Pod Stallions MiniSode 5: Dick Miller!

Pod Stallions
Pod Stallions
Pod Stallions MiniSode 5: Dick Miller!

We’re back with another mini (well it’s an hour, we can talk) and we’re spending this time talking about the recently deceased character actor and genre veteran, Dick Miller who played “Walter Paisley” a whole bunch!

We try to stay on subject but if you’ve ever listened to us, you know how that goes.

Topics include Roger Corman’s soothing voice, The Terminator, The Burbs, Jason’s experience at the Stan Lee memorial, Chopping Mall, Brian has never seen Gremlins, Twilight Zone, V, Mego, Marty Abrams, Gary Sandy and Dinner Theatre souvenirs. 

Please Enjoy and we have a new PodStallions Facebook group, please join us.

About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Anonymous on February 3, 2019

    I mean this as a compliment- looking at the photo, above, I think Dick Miller would be great in a film or tv show, where he plays Robert De Niro.

    That would be fun!

  • Gamera977 on February 4, 2019

    Miller was a really underrated actor. He made every movie he was in better. I've really got to pull 'Bucket of Blood' which he starred in out and watch it again.

    RIP Dick Miller, you will be missed…

  • Anonymous on February 4, 2019

    Gamera and this Anon are on the same page. Robert Ebert famously said, "no movie featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M. Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can be altogether bad." The same is just as true for Dick Miller.

    He was probably "the" classic character-actor of the 70s-80s and turns up simply everywhere. To his credit, he truly was a great actor. He could take a bit part and inject genuine and credible emotion into it.

    Some of his portrayals of "frazzled shopkeeper" characters have never been equalled. The "Alamo" owner in the Terminator is the one everyone remembers with a bunch of truly quotable lines, but his book store owner in "The Howling" is the gold standard for a man who's well and truly tired of dealing with the public.

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