Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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Actor Montrel Miller of Newton is thrilled to have landed a recurring role as Rashard on Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” TV comedy series.
ATLANTA, Ga. — As an actor, Newton native Montrel Miller has gotten used to hearing “no” a lot. Hearing the exhilarating “yes” is what keeps him going.
He heard that “yes” recently when he landed a recurring role on Tyler Perry’s TBS comedy “House of Payne.” Miller made his television debut earlier this month playing the role of Rashard. He’ll be back on the small screen at 9 p.m. Friday.
“When my agent called me and told me I had gotten the role, I was excited,” Miller said. “It was my dream to move up to Atlanta and work with Mr. Perry. The first thing I did was to call my mother (Jeanette Miller) in Newton.”
Miller, a Florida A&M graduate, made his movie screen debut with a supporting role in “Unconditional” (2012), starring Michael Ealy, Lynn Collins and Bruce McGill. Some of his other notable works include a supporting role in film “Papa” (2012), starring Korean Actor Yong-Woo Park; a lead role in film “Nice Guy” (2012), also starring Miguel Nunez Jr.; an “Adult Swim” commercial (2010); a Georgia Lottery commercial (2011), and a supporting role in film “Wonderland” (2011), starring pop singer Natasha Bedingfield.
“Being an actor gives me the opportunity to become a lot of other people but remain the same,” said Miller. “I love the energy the roles give off and the energy I receive back. Yeah, you hear ‘no’ a lot, but it’s the journey that makes you stronger.”