T.J. Miller has known some of his “Silicon Valley” co-stars for years. He met Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh) in the Chicago comedy scene, has done improv with Thomas Middleditch (Richard) for a decade now and met Zach Woods (Jared) and Martin Starr (Gilfoyle) through mutual comedy friends. So you might think they all hang out together off the set.
“Well they do, [but] they don’t invite me,” Miller, 33, says. “Oh God, nerd parties — they’re probably playing Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons type of stuff.”