‘Heavyweights’ actor Joseph Wayne Miller dies at 36 in Chicago


Child star, Joseph Wayne Miller, who starred in the Disney movie “Heavyweights” as a Park Ridge teen has died in his sleep at the age of 36.

His mum, Patricia Clark said her son, who lived in Edison Park, suffered from sleep apnea.

Actor, Joseph Wayne Miller dies at 36 in Chicago

Miller had a small part as the nephew of Tom Selleck’s character in the 1992 movie “Folks.” He played “Salami Sam” in the 1995 film “Heavyweights,” which followed the hijinks at a weight loss camp for boys.

“When we made ‘Heavyweights,’ being around Joe Miller was pure joy,” Judd Apatow, a writer and producer of the film, told the New York Post in a statement.

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