Dan John Miller
Dan John Miller is a prominent Detroit musician and singer-songwriter. He is also an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator.
Around the early 1990s, Miller formed the seminal cowpunk band Goober & the Peas with his brother, the late Mike Miller. The band blended traditional country with dark novelty humor, and quickly became a mainstay of the Detroit music scene. The Austin Chronicle called them "some seriously sick individuals, and quite possibly the most exciting live act in America" after their performance at South By Southwest in 1993. After the continual departure of several band members, the group disbanded in 1995.
In 1997, three of the band's former members -- Dan Miller, Jack White, and Damian Lang -- formed the garage rock band band Two-Star Tabernacle with Miller's wife, Tracee Mae Miller. The band split in 1999, after releasing one 7-inch vinyl with Andre Williams. White went on to form The White Stripes, Lang joined The Detroit Cobras, and Dan and Tracee Mae formed Blanche.
Miller made his major film acting debut in the 2005 film Walk The Line, playing Johnny Cash's guitarist Luther Perkins, with Tracee Mae appearing as Perkins' wife, Bertie. Miller appeared on the film's soundtrack, and performed solo with the Tennessee Three at the ArcLight Theatre in Hollywood to promote the film. Additionally, he played on Loretta Lynn's acclaimed, Jack White-produced 2004 album Van Lear Rose, as well as Charlie Louvin's Grammy-nominated self-titled 2007 album. He has also made cameos in music videos by the Melvins and The Soledad Brothers.
Aside from being the enigmatic frontman for Blanche and Goober & the Peas, Miller is well-known among White Stripes fans for his portrayal of the band's fictional former manager and consultant Arthur P. Dottweiler. Dottweiler appears in the "Meet Arthur Dottweiler" feature on the DVD single for "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground". Dan also provided the voice-over for the band's bizarrely comedic acceptance speech at the 2004 Brit Awards.