About Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller is a Canadian-American actor and writer.  When not working he is happiest in a good library or while traveling for research.  His personal life is devoted to his family, and he most appreciates a nice bottle of wine, a fine performance, or a good motor race.

He divides his time between Vancouver and Denman Island, BC.

For the last two seasons he has been a co-writer of the successful CBC television series The Romeo Section.

His novel The Messenger, published by Delacorte in 2012, was a finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel of the year.  The Messenger has also been published in China, Serbia, Denmark, Spain, Poland, Israel, and as an audio book.

He has written two historical novels – Field of Mars, and The Last Train to Kazan.  Both are set in Russia during the turbulent years between 1913 – 1918.  They are published by Penguin Canada and HarperCollins UK.

His first novel was The Woman in the Yard, published by Picador USA. The book is a thriller set in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1954, just as racial integration was beginning to threaten the old order in the South.

In 1990 he won the 12th Annual International Three-Day Novel contest with Wastefall, the story of a man who is marooned for life in a massive garbage dump.

Stephen completed an MA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.

Stephen was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina.  He attended Virginia Military Institute from 1964 – 1968 and graduated with a BA in History.  During his time at VMI he took a special interest in writing. He was on the staff of the newspaper, layout editor of the class yearbook, and editor of VMI’s literary magazine.  He was the recipient of the Col. William Couper Award for Excellence in Publications, and was accepted to the UBC’s Creative Writing program.

While at UBC in 1970, Stephen joined with a group of students to start Tamahnous Theatre Workshop. He has acted professionally in over 50 plays and more than 150 screen appearances, and In 2016 he was awarded the Sam Payne Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in Theatre, Film, and Television by UBCP/ACTRA.  For a complete list of his film and television credits please view “Stephen E. Miller” on IMDb




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