Date of Birth: September 23, 1975
A native of Lake Stevens, Washington, Christopher Miller left there to attend Dartmouth College, where he found a lifelong friend in Phil Lord while obtaining a degree in government and studio art: three achievements, two of which are useful to his career. While at school, Miller received the 1998 New England Film and Video Festival Awards prize for his animated short, Sleazy Goes to France. He also served as editor-in-chief of the Dartmouth College campus humor magazine, The Jack-O-Lantern.
Lord and Miller both obtained jobs developing Saturday morning cartoons for the Walt Disney Company, which led to a stint developing prime time animated shows for Touchstone Television. In 2002, they executive-produced, wrote, and directed MTV's short-lived but critically-acclaimed animated series Clone High. Lord voiced the characters of John F. Kennedy and Mr. Butlertron.
The duo served as co-executive producers on CBS' Emmy-winning prime time sitcom How I Met Your Mother, which debuted in September 2005. They also worked as consulting producers on Jake in Progress and Cracking Up and staff writers on Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane.
However, they may be best known for co-writing and co-directing the Sony Pictures Animation feature Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Their unique comic sensibilities earned the film Golden Globe and Critics Choice nominations for Best Animated Feature along with four Annie Award nominations for excellence in animation, including Best Direction and Best Screenplay.
The two went on to direct the highly successful comedy 21 Jump Street (2012) starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, followed by the sequel, 22 Jump Street (2014). They also directed the popular animated feature, The Lego Movie (2014).
Filmography:22 Jump Street (2014)