On March 31, Miz appeared in the first ever Slime Wrestling World Championship at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, losing to the Big Show which resulted in him being thrown into a tub of slime.
In 2012, Miz appeared on the Disney XD show Pair of Kings as a guest star.
He has also come to star in several films produced by WWE Studios, portraying Jake Carter in The Marine 3: Homefront, The Marine 4: Moving Target and The Marine 5: Battleground, as well as starring in Christmas Bounty and Santa's Little Helper.
On January 3, 2006, it was reported that Mizanin had been transferred to OVW.
On the January 18, 2006, OVW TV show, Mizanin made his debut as "Miz", with a Miz TV segment, where he was shown talking backstage.
On December 1, 2005, Mizanin defeated Mike Knox in the finals of a tournament to determine the inaugural Deep South Heavyweight Champion.
He continued his partnership with Matt Cappotelli throughout the second half of 2005 in WWE dark matches and house shows until Cappotelli, nominally of Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), was diagnosed with a brain tumor after an injury at a taping in December 2005.
On October 5, 2011, Miz starred in an episode of H8R.
He also appeared as a guest star in a March 2012 episode of Psych.At the pay-per-view event, Armageddon, Mizanin faced the other remaining entrant, Daniel Puder, in a three-round "Dixie Dogfight" (boxing match).Neither man achieved a knockout, and the contest was awarded to Puder on the basis of crowd reaction. In July 2005, he wrestled two dark matches for WWE, teaming with former Tough Enough champion Matt Cappotelli to face The Highlanders (Robbie and Rory Mc Allister).In 2013, Miz along with Francia Raisa were in a movie together called Christmas Bounty.Pursuing the goal of becoming a professional wrestler, Mizanin joined Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW), where he trained in the Ultimate University.The hosting duties seemed sporadic at best, with some weeks having little to no involvement of Miz at all.