Enjoy T.J. Miller’s daffy performance as Erlich Bachman on SILICON VALLEY while you still can, because the actor is leaving the hit HBO comedy series at the end of its current fourth season, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
HBO recently renewed Silicon Valley for a fifth season, but Miller won’t be coming back with the rest of the gang, which includes Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr and Zach Woods. As a Silicon Valley fan, I’ll certainly be said to see Miller go, but the rest of that ensemble cast is so funny, they should have no problem picking up the slack.
A statement from HBO indicated that Miller and the producers of the Emmy-winning series mutually agreed to part ways before next season. The network is still in business with Miller, who has a stand-up comedy special titled Meticulously Ridiculous that debuts next month. He also recently appeared as himself on HBO’s Pete Holmes-Judd Apatow comedy Crashing.
Miller has a budding movie career that has taken off since he joined Silicon Valley in 2014. He played Weasel in the surprise blockbuster Deadpool and will return for the upcoming sequel, and he also starred alongside Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston in Office Christmas Party.
Miller also has roles in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, the Kristen Stewart thriller Underwater and the hockey sequel Goon: Last of the Enforcers. He’s currently promoting his voice turn in Sony’s upcoming animated movie The Emoji Movie, and he’ll put his voice to good use again in How to Train Your Dragon 3. Additionally, Miller plays the title character on Comedy Central’s The Gorburger Show, which he also executive produces.
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief