Gayle Miller the Aunt of O-Town's own Dan Miller tells The OTFP Team the inside on Dan the Man himself and the family!
1.) What does Dan do when he is able to come home for a
few days? Does he relax at home, call up and hang out
with his childhood friends, cook?
Because Dan is sooo busy when he is on the road, he takes his time
at home to relax. Even before O-Town Dan loved hangin on the couch
with a controller in his hand playing video games and takin it easy. Dan
is pretty layed back and knows how to relax! Dan also has tons of High
School friends that come to visit when he's home. It is usually the
same friends each time. They like to hang out in the basement playing
pool. Trevor has also been known to heat up the pool table when he comes
to visit the Millers!
2.) Does Dan have any weird talents?
Weird talents? Can't think of any. I know he "beat boxes" but I
am not even quite sure what that is! Making the sounds of musical
instruments with your voice......I think! Don't quote me on that one!!!!
3.) What kind of kid was Dan growing up? Was he shy,
Dan was the oldest of the Miller grandchildren so he was idolized.
There were five boys and one girl. Whatever "Danny" did, the others
followed. We all vacationed often at the Jersey Shore where Dan's
grandparents had a house on the bay. For hours they would all jump into the
water or go down the slide doing very goofy stunts. Dan wasn't shy!
Dan was also a member of his school's Show Choir. He was fortunate
enough to travel to competitions throughout the US. They always came home
with First Place. Dan sang (of course!), danced and even choreographed
some numbers for the Show Choir. This is where he met alot of his
4.) Does Dan keep in touch with any of the other MTB
Not too sure. I do know he sees the guys from LMNT quite
often......they keep in touch.
5.) Is it weird knowing your nephew is famous? How has it
affected the Miller family?
"Weird" is not the word I use to describe how it feels with Dan
being in O - Town. I use the word "surreal" all the time. It just
doesn't seem real. I know that's him I see on TV or hear on the radio.....or
see in concert......but it STILL hasn't sunk in. I know I could be
driving in my car and when All or Nothing comes on the radio, I still
cry. I cry because he sings so beautifully........and because I know how
very hard he worked to get where he is. I cry because I am just SO
happy that he is following his dream. Lots of kids dream, but not many
live their dreams. I cry because the whole world gets to hear that
voice and appreciate it! I cry because he has become a part of a group of
guys that are each special and all watch out for each other. How has
it affected the Miller family? It definitely has brought us closer
together. We all cry together! The greatest thing to happen was that the
Miller's got to meet Angela's side of the family for the first time!
We quickly bonded and have become quite close. What a great thing! We
are sometimes overwhelming when we are at O-Town shows.....our numbers
keep growing.....but the experience has been grand. It keeps us all
6.) Which member do you think Dan is closest to?
Dan and Trevor are like "two peas in a pod!" They get along so
good. They are both family oriented, humble and funny. They both have a
great sense of humor. They both are also serious when they need to
be.....taking nothing for granted.
7.) How many songs did Dan get on the new album?
Last time we spoke to Dan he didn't even know!
8.) How often has he been seeing his family?
Dan heads home whenever he gets some days off. His family has a
pool so he loves to just relax in the summer months. He was able to
surprise his parents a few months ago. He schemed with Adam to pick him up
at the airport. His mom and dad were shocked and so happy that he
9.) Any cool/outragous stories?
10.) Is Dan or any other O-Town members involved in any
I have no idea.
11.) In what way has Dan changed since he became a singing
Not really much at all, except maybe he's become a bit more
serious. He has alot going on all the time and he is a very responsible
person, so his mind is working 24/7.
12.) Was there a special moment when you first realized
Dan had a talent for singing and that he could be
famous one day?
Yes. That would have to be when I was sitting in the audience of
one of his Show Choir competitions. Rules are you must remain silent
in the audience. There is no cheering. They are very strict. Imagine
sitting in an audience while Dan sings and having the room be quiet and
still. Hard to imagine,right? Well, watching him up on the stage
always gave me the chills. That voice. The way he danced and most of all
"that show choir face". Dan has a way of playing up to the camera,
tilting his head in a certain way and grining at the camera.......When he
would first perform with O Town I didn't see it, but as he got more
relaxed on stage, it re-appeared! Now I know he's in his element!
13.) When you first saw Dan and the rest of the guys of
O-Town on tv what was your reaction like?
Seeing the band on TV made me think "Whoa, how many families get
to turn on the TV and see a relative ?" I knew how blessed we were.
14.) When Dan comes home during breaks, is he still
expected to do the same chores he had before he became
Good one! Chores? Dan? Maybe cook an omelet or two, but
chores? Miller men all have a way of evading chores :O)
15.) Did Dan collect anything as a child like baseball
cards or things like that?
Dan and all the Millers are BIG NY Giants fans. Every Miller has
a "Giant's shrine" in their home! They all sport Giant's jackets,
sweatshirts, hats, scarves, ear muffs, seat cushions........and some even
have Giant's mailboxes! Sometimes holiday celebrations are scheduled
around the Giant's schedule! But overall Dan does collect various hats.
16.) Does Dan have a hero/somebody he looks up to?
Hero? You all know by now he looks up to Michael Jackson. He
also looks up to Michael Jordan. Jim Carrey is a favorite. Oh, and his
17.) What nationalities is Dan?
Dan is German, Swiss and French on his Dad's side and Italian
and Ukranian on his Mom's side.
18.) What was Dan's first car?
First Car?? A Nissan Sentra......no one remembers the year!
19.) Did you ever go to an O-Town concert and what did you
think? Is it weird having all those girls screaming at
someone you're close to? And did the fan's know who
Did I ever go to an O Town Concert??????? Oh YEAH! MANY*
MANY* MANY!......whenever possible! With regards to the screaming
girls.......I don't find it "weird" because he's so adorable :O). I usually
cry at the beginning of each show before O - Town takes the stage. I
look behind me and to the sides of me and I can't believe what I see. I
think to myself "1,000's of fans here to see these guys....." How cool
is this! The screaming overwhelms me! Sometimes I think it would be
nice if the crowd wasn't screaming so I could hear O-Town better! But,
hey, no complaints!
At each concert we attend, the more fans recognize us. I say "us"
because my two sons, Chris (20) and John (17) always get recognized! I
suppose they are of more interest to the crowd of girls than me and my
20.) What do you think Dan would be doing now if he
wasn't in O-Town?
Dan would have graduated from the Cincinnati College
Conservatory of Music - with honors I am sure! He was studying Electronic
Media. I am sure he would've pursued that career and at some point he
would end up writing music. Music is in his soul.
***The O-Town Fan Page and the supporters of this site would like to thank Gayle Miller and the Miller family for everything they have done and for their continued support, we all appreciate it so much! You guys are angels from above, no doubt!***
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