RIP actor who played ‘Salami Sam’ in ‘Heavyweights’

Joseph Wayne Miller, the former childhood actor best known for playing a camper who duct-taped salami to his back in the 1995 summer camp comedy Heavyweights has died at just 36 years of age.

“When we made ‘Heavyweights’ being around Joe Miller was pure joy,” Judd Apatow, who co-wrote and produced the film, said in a statement released to the media on Wednesday. “We could not have loved spending time with him more. He made everyone around him so happy. What a terrible loss.”

Miller’s mother told TMZ that he suffered from sleep apnea and died in his sleep on Tuesday.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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