Miles Finch is the secondary antagonist from the film Elf. He was portrayed by Peter Dinklage. Finch earned the moniker "The Angry Elf" after getting mad at Buddy, who thought Miles was just an ordinary Elf who left Santa's workshop.


The well-known bestselling author Miles Finch arrives at the Greenway Press corporate headquarters within the Empire State Building in New York after agreeing to meet Walter and his team in an attempt to create a better idea for a children's book. He is only seen at the film's climax. During a board meeting, Buddy comes in and mistakes Miles as an elf (because he is extremely short) and asks him how he escaped the North Pole. Unfortunately, Miles misunderstands, and thought Buddy was insulting him. Miles goes on to brag about making more money than Buddy ever will, being extremely rich, and owning houses with 70 inch plasma screen TVs in Los Angeles, Paris, and Vail in an effort to intimidate him.

He follows this up by sarcastically asking Buddy to call him elf one more time. Buddy whispers, "He's an angry elf", seemingly unaware of the sarcasm in Finch's statement. Finch, unable to control his temper, charges at Buddy on Walter's table (to which Buddy says, "Look at you!" in amazement) He begins to severely beat Buddy before storming out of the building, despite Walter trying to explain Buddy's misunderstanding.

After Finch leaves the building Walter and his assosciates comes across Finch's notebook that he had left behind, and attempt to plagiarize one of Finch's stories as a pitch to Greenway. Ironically, Finch calls all of Walter's team's story pitches "too vulnerable", while his self-proclaimed best story idea is about a vulnerable peach.