"Malcolm Mills. If it were possible, I'd have a rider in every adaptation that he gets to play one of the villains."
- Laird Barron, three-time Shirley Jackson award-winning author of Blood Standard and Occultation, on Twitter re: They Remain (2018), feature film based on his novella "--30--"
"Mills has a standout performance in this film as he goes from the innocent boy next door to a heartless mobster... Mills handily shows us the spectrum of characters he is able to portray with uncanny believability. " - Pamela Powell, Reel Honest Reviews, on Career Opportunities in Organized Crime (2016)
Malcolm Mills plays villains, goofs, and losers in film, VR, and theater. "You were really creepy!" is the most frequent and appreciated compliment he receives. Raised in Maine and LA, Malcolm now lives in NYC.
Films include: Fox Digital's Tenured (Tribeca Film Festival ’15, Netflix '16); Career Opportunities in Organized Crime, the first narrative 360-VR feature at SXSW '16; Serious Laundry (Ft. Lauder Film Festival - Renaissance Award winner). "Best Actor" award-winner for Ross Morin's A Peculiar Thud at the Liberty Massacre Horror Festival, Philadelphia, 2017; also won "Best Actor" for Michael Fodera's Yikes, Austin Comedy Short Film Festival, 2015.
Malcolm graduated from NYU Tisch Drama, alumni of Atlantic Theater Co. acting studio and the Stonestreet Film/TV studio. His favorite theatrical roles include Dracula in Ghost of Dracula (NYC Fringe), Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream (NYU-Atlantic), Mrs. Forrest the psycho mother in Psycho Beach Party (Pipeline Theatre Co.), and Ren/Kevin Bacon in his high-school’s Footloose.
Acting reel: vimeo.com/186219820
Mills also writes horror-comedy plays and screenplays. Penned under his "real" name, Alex Malcolm Mills's plays have been staged in NYC at Theater for the New City, The Wings, IRT, and 80 St Mark's; play premieres include Shakespeare the Dead (Pipeline Theatre Company) and The Carrion Man (Idiom Theater). He also writes noise-pop under the name Merlyn Brandeau.
"Mills' beguiling presence onstage and mental presence in the writing is a world that you could live in forever... a young Pinter with a broader sense of humor." - Guy Yedwab of "Culture Future" on Shakespeare the Dead (Pipeline Theatre, '10)
"An intersection of Kafkaesque paranoia, old-movie whimsy (and the best satires of it)... Writer Alex Mills (who also plays the Stranger) is adept at gently breaking some rules of narrative structure while adhering to others." - Clinton Orman or NYTheater.com on Shakespeare the Dead (Pipeline Theatre, 2010)