"His portrayal is every nightmare... that sort of evil tall man... the sinister smiling ennui. If somebody makes an Old Leech flick, I would like him to be in it."
- Laird Barron, the Shirley Jackson Award-winning author of Occultation and Swift to Chase, discussing Mills in They Remain, on the Lovecraft eZine Podcast, January 2017
"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. In the first 360-virtual-reality feature film at South by Southwest 2016's VR-AR track, Career Opportunities in Organized Crime, he plays the lead good-to-evil gangster, Nicholas; he's Kate Flannery’s (The Office) comedic henchman, Willy, in Fox Digital's Tenured (Tribeca Film Festival ’15, Netflix '16). He began acting at age five, with amateur Dracula adaptations performed in his home basement; he's been playing charming creeps ever since.
Raised in Maine and LA, he now lives in NYC. Malcolm graduated from NYU Tisch Drama, and is an alumni of the Atlantic Theater Co. Acting School and the Stonestreet Film & TV studios. 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. In 2006, he won a best actor award at the Maine State High-School Drama Festival, for playing Degas in Four Shorts by [David] Ives.
Acting reel: vimeo.com/186219820
Penned under his "real" name, Alex Malcolm Mills is also a writer of horror-comedy plays and films. In NYC, his plays have been staged at Theater for the New City, The Wings, IRT, and 80 St Mark's, by such companies as Pipeline Theatre Co, Fresh Ground Pepper, iDioM, Insomnium, and Northwest Passage Theater Collective; full-length horror plays produced include Shakespeare the Dead (Pipeline Theatre Company) and The Carrion Man (Idiom Theater). He also writes noise-pop under the name Merlyn Brandeau; previous bands include Boomer, The Krabs, and C'est Moi Le Snaile.
"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)