T.J. Miller cast in Big Hero 6. The casting of T.J. MIller in Big Hero 6 (2014) of who will voice one of the key characters in the Don Hall and Chris Williams directed animated film. T.J. MIller will be playing the part of “comic book fanboy / aspiring filmmaker Fred.”
More on Fred:
Fred gets involved with Hiro when he volunteers himself as a test subject for an experiment run by Hiro’s brother Tadashi. Fred is described as “quirky and weird.” In the comics, he’s able to turn himself into some sort of giant lizard creature called Fredzilla.
On T.J. Miller’s acting background:
In Miller’s film debut, Cloverfield, he appeared onscreen for only a few minutes, but his voice was heard in almost every scene as the character who videotaped most of the events depicted. In 2009, he played Cessna Jim in The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. and the dim-witted grindcore musician Rory in Mike Judge’s comedy Extract. In 2010, he co-starred in She’s Out of My League as Stainer, provided the voice of Tuffnut in the animated film How to Train Your Dragon (both which starred Jay Baruchel), played Brian the Concierge in Get Him to the Greek and appeared in a supporting role in the film Unstoppable. He also played Dan in Gulliver’s Travels, released in December 2010. Miller played the supporting character of Ranger Jones in the live-action Yogi Bear 2010 film. Unlike his character on the cartoon show, he is “dumb-but-not-in-a-funny-way,” according to the Buffalo News. Miller was cast in the part after two auditions; as a joke, he sent Warner Bros. an improvised video audition with an actual bear, though he had already been offered the part before they received it.In 2011, he appeared in the film Our Idiot Brother. He also had a cameo as administrative personnel for Rolling Stone in the 2012 film Rock of Ages. Miller is set to star in the upcoming movie Search Party alongside Adam Pally. This film serves as the directorial debut of frequent Todd Phillips cohort Scot Armstrong. In May 2013, Miller was cast in 2014 Michael Bay film Transformers: Age of Extinction.
On the plot of Big Hero 6:
The action comedy adventure follows robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who must save the city of San Francisco from a criminal plot with the help of a robot, Baymax; and Gogo, Honey Lemon, sushi chef Wasabi and fanboy Fred.
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