Greg Miller
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Miller at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1983-04-27) April 27, 1983 (age 39)
Alma materUniversity of Missouri
OccupationInternet personality, media presenter, former editor at IGN
Years active2007–present
SpouseGeneviève St-Onge (2017-present)
Children1

Greg Miller (born April 27, 1983)[1][2] is an American Internet personality and former editor and video host of the entertainment website IGN. He is a co-founder and the CEO of Kinda Funny and previously a co-owner of the FCF Wild Aces Indoor Football Team. Since July 2022, he has been employed by WWE as a host. He is also an avid defender of quiche.

Personal life

Greg Miller grew up in the Chicago, Illinois suburb of Glen Ellyn.[1][3] Growing up, he was very interested in video games and dreamed of writing for Electronic Gaming Monthly or GamePro magazines. He was the editor-in-chief of both of his high school's newspapers.[1][3] In 2005, Miller graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, where he earned a degree in journalism and wrote for the Columbia Missourian newspaper, becoming editor-in-chief Tom Warhover's go-to writer for video games content.[3]

Miller married his first wife while in college, but the couple divorced shortly after Miller joined IGN in 2008.[1][4]

In August 2012, Greg announced he had Hodgkin lymphoma. After chemotherapy his cancer has remained in remission, though he says his personality changed due to the disease.[1]

In May 2017, Miller married his second wife, Canadian Geneviève St-Onge. They have one child.[5]

Miller was one of five partial owners of the FCF Wild Aces Indoor Football Team.[6]

Career

Miller started his career at the Columbia Tribune in 2005, after he was unable to find a job writing about video games. Instead, he had a beat reporting on tragedies that involved cold-calling bereaved family members, like the father of the victim of a fatal car crash. In 2006, he convinced the paper to give him his own column called Game Over to write about video games in addition to the difficult subject matter of his general assignments.[1][3]

Miller joined IGN in 2007.[1][7] Miller was a frequent cast member and host on the IGN audio-video podcasts Game Scoop! and Podcast Beyond.[8] Miller gained popularity with IGN fans hosting a video show called Up At Noon.[9]

Miller started his YouTube channel GameOverGreggy in 2012, and he and IGN co-worker Colin Moriarty were allowed to produce content as long as it wasn't about video games. In 2013, they rebranded the channel to Kinda Funny, and produced a weekly show called GameOverGreggy, alongside fellow IGN colleagues Nick Scarpino and Tim Gettys. In 2014, they started a patreon to fund their side project. Miller and his castmates left IGN on January 5, 2015, to found a company named after their YouTube channel.[1][10][9]

In 2017 and 2018, Miller hosted the D.I.C.E. Awards alongside Jessica Chobot.[11][12] In 2021, he hosted E3, alongside Jacki Jing and Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez.[13]

Miller was named "Trending Gamer" at the 2015 The Game Awards[14] and "Most Entertaining Online Personality" at the 2016 SXSW Gaming Awards.[15] He was nominated for a Streamy Award in 2014 for Rooster Teeth's The Gauntlet in the category of best collaboration.[16]

In 2016, Miller provided the voice of Superboy in DC Universe Online.[17][18][19] Miller's affinity for Spider-Man was memorialized in an easter egg in the video game Spider-Man as Shirtless Spider-Man.[20][21][22]

Miller has been a voice actor in numerous other video game titles, including LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 as Howard the Duck, Lego DC Super-Villains as Polka-Dot Man, Lego Marvel's Avengers as Aldrich Killian, and Oddworld: Soulstorm.[23][12][24]

In 2020, Miller was invited to co-author the story Kill the Batman from The Joker 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 alongside Rogue One writer Gary Whitta.[25] In this year he also appeared in The Solitaire Conspiracy, a video game by Mike Bithell. Miller appears in full motion video sequences playing Jim Ratio, who serves as the player's handler throughout the campaign.[26]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Campbell, Colin (8 August 2018). "The Greg Miller story". Polygon. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Happy Birthday Greg Miller (w/Geoff Ramsey) - The Kinda Funny Morning Show 04.27.18". YouTube. Kinda Funny. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d Consiglio, Brian (29 June 2018). "From CoMo to CEO". University of Missouri. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  4. ^ Miller, Greg (5 May 2011). "Divorce, distraction and moving on". IGN. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  5. ^ Leblanc, Wesley (1 November 2021). "Father Of Newborn Child Uses Free Time To Get Trophies Added To Bugsnax DLC, Still Doesn't Have Peace Walker Platinum". Game Informer. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Fan Controlled Football is where FANS call the shots". FCF. Retrieved 2021-12-27.
  7. ^ Miller, Greg. "Parents' love reflected as I look at the screen". Columbia Daily Tribune. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  8. ^ iTunes (July 18, 2013). "iTunes - Podcasts - Podcast Beyond". Apple. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  9. ^ a b Khan, Imad (27 January 2015). "Kinda Funny's Greg Miller talks life after IGN". Dot Esports. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  10. ^ Campbell, Colin (5 January 2015). "Greg Miller quits IGN for new venture". Polygon. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  11. ^ Takahashi, Dean (2 March 2018). "Game influencers Jessica Chobot and Greg Miller share their secret: authenticity". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  12. ^ a b Andronico, Michael (28 May 2021). "We talked to internet star Greg Miller about his favorite WFH gadgets". CNN. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  13. ^ Stedman, Alex (11 June 2021). "E3 2021: ESA President Stanley Pierre-Louis on the Challenges of Going All-Digital and What It Could Mean for E3's Future". Variety. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  14. ^ Makuch, Eddie. "Witcher 3 Wins Overall Game of the Year at 2015 Game Awards". Gamespot. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  15. ^ Dornbush, Jonathon. "SXSW Gaming Awards 2016 winners". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  16. ^ Blas, Lorena (18 August 2014). "2014 Streamy Award nominees revealed". USA Today. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  17. ^ Giant Bomb Staff (29 December 2019). "Greg Miller's Top 10 Games of 2019". Giant Bomb. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  18. ^ Eggen, Lukas (15 October 2020). "Kinda Funny co-founder Greg Miller values connection with audience". Review Journal. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  19. ^ Chao, Sen (11 January 2016). "Kinda Funny's Greg Miller to voice Superboy in DC Universe Online game". Nerd Reactor. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  20. ^ Scoville, Max (10 September 2018). "Daily Fix: Spider-Man Devs Offer to Remove Tragic Easter Egg - IGN Daily Fix" (video). IGN. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  21. ^ Corliss, Cameron (8 September 2018). "Shirtless Spider-Man Easter Egg Added After Fan Campaign". Game Rant. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  22. ^ Power, Tom (11 September 2018). "How to Find Shirtless Spider-Man in Spider-Man PS4". Game Revolution. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  23. ^ Seedhouse, Alex (24 July 2017). "Kang The Conqueror Welcomes You To Chronopolis In New LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Trailer". Nintendo Insider. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  24. ^ Gross, Ed (20 March 2020). "It's a Bird, It's a Plane — No, It's Every Actor Who Has Played Superman". Closer Weekly. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  25. ^ McMillan, Graeme (8 June 2020). "How Writer Gary Whitta Crafted a Joker Story Set After Batman's Death". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  26. ^ Tailby, Stephen (21 October 2021). "The Solitaire Conspiracy Is a Blend of Cards, Espionage, and Greg Miller". Push Square. Retrieved 15 June 2022.

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