Adir Miller: A Multifaceted Israeli Entertainer
Adir Miller, born on June 16, 1974, is a versatile Israeli artist known for his roles as an actor, comedian, screenwriter, director, and stand-up comedian. He has garnered acclaim and recognition for his work in film and television, earning awards such as the Ophir Award in 2010 for his role in the film "Pa'am Hayiti" and the Israeli Academy of Television Award, as well as the European Emmy Award for his successful comedy series "Ramzor."
Adir Miller was born in Holon, Israel, to parents Marianne, a teacher, and Yoel, an engineer by profession. Both of his parents were Holocaust survivors, and he grew up with three siblings. Miller spent his formative years in Holon and graduated from Kugel High School. He later completed his military service in the IDF's Unit 8200, where he served as a department commander.
Following his military service, in 1998, he pursued a degree in communication at the College of Management Academic Studies in Tel Aviv. Additionally, Miller worked in the insurance industry and as a flight attendant for El Al.
Miller's journey as a stand-up comedian began shortly after completing his military service when he started performing in "Tzavta 2," a popular Israeli comedy show. He also worked as a "warm-up" comedian for TV shows like "Laila Gov" and "Zehu Ze!"
In 1999, Miller appeared in the television series "Domino," alongside actors like Assi Cohen, Guri Alfi, and other comedians. Following the show's production, he began performing in a comedy act called "The Domino Effect." He also became a part of Dudu Topaz's show "The First in Entertainment," which aired on Channel 2. In 2000, he launched his own humor show called "Adir Miller" and featured in the humor segment of the entertainment program "Yair Lapid," broadcasted on Channel 2.
From 2002 to 2004, Miller hosted and co-wrote the humoristic entertainment show "Erev Adir."
In 2005, he participated in the program "HaSarat Shelanu" (Our Movie) and the satirical show "Hechal HaTarbut" (The Culture Hall), which he created and co-starred in with the comedy trio "Ma Kashur."
In 2007, Miller hosted a parody awards show titled "Mishpat HaZahav" (The Golden Verdict), where humorous awards were presented for the most "brilliant" sentences of the year. He also guest-starred in the comedy series "Emah'leh," featuring actress Orna Banai.
In 2008, he co-created and wrote the comedy series "Ramzor," which aired on Channel 2. "Ramzor" explores the lives of three male friends in their 30s, each at a different stage of their relationships. Miller also played a leading role in the series alongside Lior Kalfon and Nir Levy.
In 2015, he portrayed the main character in the HOT series "HaTzoref" (The Recruiter).
In 2016, Miller's comedy series "Tzomet Miller" (Miller's Junction) began airing on Channel 2. He not only wrote and directed the series but also starred in it. This show marked his return to television two years after concluding "Ramzor."
Since the mid-2020s, Adir Miller has been serving as the spokesperson for Maccabi Healthcare Services.
Live Performances and Stand-up Comedy
Adir Miller has had a long-standing career performing stand-up comedy on stages in Israel and around the world. In March 2020, amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Israel and the prohibition of gatherings, Miller recorded a new stand-up comedy show, which was broadcast on Channel 12. The show touched on comedic themes related to the pandemic.
In 2006, Miller appeared in the musical "HaLahaka" (The Band), playing the role of Paul Aviv. This role was originally portrayed by Tuvia Tzafir in the original film version. Miller's performance earned him the Outstanding Stage Actor Award in 2007.
In 2009, he played a leading role alongside Deborah Kidar in the play "HaHotenat" (The Sister-in-Law) at the Bimah Theater.
In 2007, Miller starred in the film "HaSodot" (The Secrets), directed by Avi Nesher.
In 2010, he played a pivotal role in Avi Nesher's film "Pa'am Hayiti" (Once I Was), for which he received the Ophir Award for Best Actor at the 2010 Israeli Academy Awards. He also won the Film Critics' Award for his performance in the same film.
In 2013, Miller appeared in Avi Nesher's film "Pilim" (The Wonders) as a private investigator named Yaakov Gitis.
Adir Miller is married and has two daughters and a son. His wife, Sheli Miller (née Kaspi), works as an instructor and facilitator for parent groups and family therapist at the Adler Institute. The Miller family resides in Givatayim, a city in the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area.
Adir Miller's career as a multifaceted entertainer, spanning television, theater, film, and stand-up comedy, has made him a prominent and beloved figure in the Israeli entertainment industry. His unique brand of humor and versatile talents have earned him critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base in Israel and beyond.
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