As a child actor born and raised in southern California, Jeremy Miller was most widely known for portraying Ben Seaver on the popular 80s sitcom Growing Pains. His was a happy childhood, even though his parents divorced when he was young, but as a teen, not long after his mother's remarriage, Jeremy began experimenting with alcohol in response to growing tensions at home. Jeremy graduated from Campbell Hall High School in North Hollywood in 1994.
Jeremy attended USC School of Drama for a year before he found a second calling in the world of food. He enrolled in Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena and soon after began working as a chef and caterer while still pursuing the occasional acting job.
It was during the filming of the reunion film, Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers that Jeremy met Joanie, his fiancée. They have been together 15 years, during which time Joanie played a key role in helping Jeremy get sober, which he has been now for six years. They have three adult sons and live in southern California.
Jeremy has a long history of volunteerism, having advocated during his childhood acting years for the homeless and for children's rights across the world. In 1990 he was part of a coalition that championed a Declaration of Children's Protection and Rights across the world. He addressed 81 heads of state at the United Nations about the importance of basic medical care, nutrition, and trafficking protection. All but two countries in attendance ratified the mandate. He also served as an ambassador for First Lady Barbara Bush's Education First program. He has volunteered at multiple homeless shelters, including the St. Jordan Mission, Bridge to Home, Hope of the Valley, and many others, and he also donates his time to cook for charity events for a local non-profit called Single Mothers Outreach.
Following his own struggles with alcoholism, Jeremy worked as a patient advocate at the former Start Fresh Recovery Clinic for three years and wrote an article on alcoholism for In Recovery magazine.
Jeremy is an avid reader, a terrible golfer, a tennis player, and Crossfit enthusiast. His deepest joy comes from working with others in recovery and spending time with his family and friends – usually cooking for them.