Merlin Miller was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and served in the U.S. Army, where he commanded two units. Merlin later worked as an industrial engineering manager at Michelin Tire Co. He has been married to his wife Susan for 37 years. They have 4 grown daughters, three of whom also graduated from West Point.
Merlin earned an MFA degree in Cinema/Television from the University of Southern California in the mid 1980’s. He worked at Paramount Pictures and later on low-budget features. Merlin left Hollywood to begin his own independent grass-roots efforts after several years of disillusionment with the degenerating quality of entertainment and lack of any true opportunity for those respecting traditional or Christian values. His award winning films include “A Place to Grow” and “Jericho”, and he is currently developing projects critical to preserving our way of life (Americana-Pictures.com).