Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close.
Matt’s television credits include being a series regular on MADtv, as well as The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, United States of Tara, Pushing Daisies, Carpoolers, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Acceptable TV, and Live At Gotham. He is also a regular guest on the Chelsea Lately roundtable. In 2009, he was named to Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch and Comedy Central’s Hot 9 in ’09 list, his debut album Soak Up The Night was released by Comedy Central Records and named to the iTunes REWIND Top 20 Albums of 2009 In 2010, he recorded his half hour Comedy Central Presents special. Along with touring comedy clubs across the country he is also a regular at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. Matt has also performed at a variety of prestigious comedy festivals including the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal 2007 & 2009, and Chicago in 2009, The TBS Comedy Festival Las Vegas 2007 & 2008, South By Southwest 2008 & 2009, and won the 2008 “Best Of The Fest” at the inaugural Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen
Henry Phillips has been seen and heard performing his twisted songs and stories on 'Comedy Central Presents', ABC’s ’Jimmy Kimmel Live’, satellite and terrestrial radio nationwide. His critically acclaimed albums, fusing mellow folk-rock ballads with psychopathic lyrics have earned him mention in Billboard magazine’s ’Critic’s Choice’, as well as acclaim from such notable artists as Moby, who refers to Phillips' songs as "disconcertingly funny". His semi-biographical comedy film "Punching the Clown" received the Audience award at Slamdance film festival '09, and is currently available on Netflix and iTunes.
T.J. Miller is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. He has been named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” as well as one of Entertainment Weekly’s “Next Big Things in Comedy.” Miller will soon be seen starring in the upcoming Fox comedy series “The Goodwin Games” opposite Becki Newton and Scott Foley. The show will be centered on three siblings who reconnect after the death of their father when he leaves them his fortune. Miller will play the youngest Goodwin sibling ‘Jimmy,’ who has just been released from jail. He will also be seen this October hosting Comedy Central’s “Mash-Up,” a unique new half-hour series – an exciting mix of stand-up and sketch comedy. In addition to his work on TV, he has a popular podcast on nerdist.com "Cashing in with T.J. Miller" which turns the traditional interview comedy podcast on its head, as it's an interview show, but host Cash Levy only has one guest: T.J. Miller.
Miller has also been seen in a number of major studio films. He was recently seen in the Focus Features comedy SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD opposite Steve Carrell and Keira Knightly and in the Warner Brothers 80’s rock musical feature ROCK OF AGES opposite Tom Cruise. He co-starred in The Weinstein Company’s OUR IDIOT BROTHER opposite a cast led by Paul Rudd. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 to rave reviews and Miller was singled out by critics for his scene-stealing moments. He starred as ‘Ranger Jones’ in the Warner Brothers live-action/CGI feature film YOGI BEAR opposite of Dan Akroyd, Justin Timberlake and Anna Faris. Miller also appeared opposite of Jack Black and Jason Segel in the 20th Century Fox live action 3D film GULLIVER’S TRAVELS and in Tony Scott’s dramatic thriller UNSTOPPABLE opposite of Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. Additionally, he co-starred in the Paramount comedy, SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE, where he stole scenes opposite Jay Baruchel. He also voiced the character ‘Tuffnut’ in the hugely successful Oscar nominated Dreamworks animated film HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON alongside Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler and Craig Ferguson. He will reprise his role for the sequel HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. Miller also had a role in Universal’s GET HIM TO THE GREEK with Russell Brand and Jonah Hill.
T.J. Miller first came to audiences attention in 2008 when he starred in the JJ Abrams blockbuster hit CLOVERFIELD. The Sci-Fi thriller opened number one at the box office. Soon after he appeared in Mike Judge’s EXTRACT opposite of Jason Bateman and starred in the ABC comedy series “Carpoolers” opposite of Jerry O’Connell. Miller has also had two short films at Sundance, once as writer and star of the short SUCCESSFUL ALCOHOLICS, later called ‘hilarious’ by The New York Times and last year’s I’M HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME KILLING MY PARENTS, which he also stars in and wrote.
Miller is currently crisscrossing the country performing his critically acclaimed stand-up act. Last year he recorded his first hour long stand-up special for Comedy Central in his hometown of Denver and he also released a comedy oriented pop/hip-hop music album with Comedy Central Records. Whenever available, he performs with his sketch comedy group “Heavy Weight,” with Brady Novak, Mark Raterman and Nick Vatterott. Comedy Central has featured him on their “Hot List” special which focused on the top 10 stand-up comedians of the moment. Miller hails from Denver, Colorado, and toured with Second City in Chicago for almost two years. He also insists on reminding people that he was the Regional Winner of the Sierra Mist Search for the Next Great Comic in 2005.
Miller currently resides in Los Angeles where he struggles to find meaning in an uncertain world.