Stephen Root

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Birth Place: Sarasota, Florida, USA
Birth Date: November 17, 1951
Occupation: Actor

Stephen Root Biography


One of the most prolific character actors working today, Stephen Root has worked alongside many of the biggest names in Hollywood. Born in Sarasota, Root majored in acting and broadcasting at the University of Florida and remains a die-hard Gator fan. After three years of touring the U.S. and Canada with the National Shakespeare Company, Root settled in New York, honing his craft in many regional theaters and starring off-Broadway in 'Journey's End' and 'The Au Pair Man'. His Broadway debut came in 'So Long On Lonley Street', which was followed by the Tony award-winning production of 'All My Sons', with Richard Kiley. A starring role as 'Boolie', in the Broadway national touring company of 'Driving Miss Daisy' with Julie Harris, brought Root to Los Angeles where he now resides. Back on the boards, he recently starred with Helen Hunt and Lyle Lovett in ;Much Ado About Nothing', an LA Shakespeare Production. His first acting role on screen came in George A. Romero's cult horror classic Monkey Shines (1988). After that, many more under-the-radar supporting roles came his way until he found some moderate fame in the acclaimed series "NewsRadio" (1995), where he played the somewhat eccentric owner of a radio station, Jimmy James, with Dave Foley as the station manager. The show ran from 1995 to 1999. Root has played more eccentric characters in recent years, voicing several characters in the hit animated TV series "King of the Hill" (1997), a show created by and starring Mike Judge. Judge would later cast Root in another cult classic film, 1999's Office Space (1999), where Root played the squirrelly and unforgettable Milton Waddams, a man who is pushed around at work and has a fetish for Swingline staplers. More recently Root has worked with such directors as the Coen brothers and Kevin Smith creating more oddball characters as well as making guest appearances on numerous TV shows.

Stephen Root Movies / TV-Shows


Life of the Party (2018)
Barry (2018)
Get Out (2017)
Finding Dory (2016)
All the Way (2016)
Spectral (2016)
Looking for the Jackalope (2016)
Tom & Jerry: Back to Oz (2016)
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
Miles (2016)
Angie Tribeca (2016)
Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015)
7 Chinese Brothers (2015)
Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2015)
The Man in the High Castle (2015)
Con Man (2015)
Trumbo (2015)
Mike Tyson Mysteries (2014)
Idiotsitter (2014)
Selma (2014)
Fargo (2014)
TURN: Washington's Spies (2014)
Sweet Vengeance (2013)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
Bad Milo (2013)
The Arrangement (2013)
Masters of Sex (2013)
Out There (2013)
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Superman: Unbound (2013)
The Company You Keep (2012)
Big Miracle (2012)
The Legend of Korra (2012)
The Newsroom (2012)
Gravity Falls (2012)
Veep (2012)
Outlaw Country (2012)
Dragons: Riders of Berk (2012)
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011)
Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz (2011)
Workaholics (2011)
Son of Morning (2011)
Batman: Year One (2011)
Rango (2011)
Red State (2011)
J. Edgar (2011)
Thundercats (2011)
Cedar Rapids (2011)
Adventure Time (2010)
Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Raising Hope (2010)
The Conspirator (2010)
The Defenders (2010)
Hot in Cleveland (2010)
Unthinkable (2010)
Justified (2010)
Everything Must Go (2010)
Louie (2010)
Young Justice (2010)
Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare (2010)
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
The Good Wife (2009)
The Cleveland Show (2009)
Star Trek (2009)
Imagine That (2009)
The Soloist (2009)
Glenn Martin DDS (2009)
Dr. Dolittle 5: Lucky Goes to Hollywood! (2009)
Bob Funk (2009)
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
Leatherheads (2008)
Childrens Hospital (2008)
Mad Money (2008)
Over Her Dead Body (2008)
The Life and Times of Tim (2008)
True Blood (2008)
Tripping the Rift: The Movie (2008)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008)
Fringe (2008)
Head Case (2007)
A West Texas Children's Story (2007)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Chowder (2007)
Cook Off! (2007)
Phineas and Ferb (2007)
Pushing Daisies (2007)
The Sarah Silverman Program. (2007)
Californication (2007)
The Big Bang Theory (2007)
Ace of Cakes (2006)
The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006)
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006)
Idiocracy (2006)
American Dad! (2005)
Just Friends (2005)
Kim Possible: So the Drama (2005)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)
Boston Legal (2004)
Surviving Christmas (2004)
Raising Genius (2004)
Tripping the Rift (2004)
The Ladykillers (2004)
Jersey Girl (2004)
Teen Titans (2003)
Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003)
Grind (2003)
Finding Nemo (2003)
The Country Bears (2002)
Ice Age (2002)
White Oleander (2002)
Kim Possible (2002)
The Andy Dick Show (2001)
Grounded for Life (2001)
Justice League (2001)
24 (2001)
The Proud Family (2001)
According to Jim (2001)
The Legend of Tarzan (2001)
Ed (2000)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000)
DAG (2000)
Malcolm in the Middle (2000)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Norm (1999)
Bicentennial Man (1999)
Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (1999)
Office Space (1999)
Ladies Man (1999)
The Sissy Duckling (1999)
The West Wing (1999)
Natural Selection (1999)
From the Earth to the Moon (1998)
Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
Johnny Bravo (1997)
King of the Hill (1997)
Just Shoot Me! (1997)
Superman (1996)
Profiler (1996)
Doomsday Virus (1996)
The Lottery (1996)
VR (1995)
NewsRadio (1995)
Bye Bye Love (1995)
Cybill (1995)
Night of the Scarecrow (1995)
Chicago Hope (1994)
Christy (1994)
Party of Five (1994)
Frasier (1993)
NYPD Blue (1993)
Dave (1993)
Class of '61 (1993)
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
RoboCop 3 (1993)
Extreme Justice (1993)
Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story (1993)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter (1992)
The Golden Palace (1992)
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992)
Eerie, Indiana (1991)
V.I. Warshawski (1991)
Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
Golden Years (1991)
Home Improvement (1991)
Ghost (1990)
Northern Exposure (1990)
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Blossom (1990)
Seinfeld (1989)
Black Rain (1989)
Cross of Fire (1989)
The Young Riders (1989)
Quantum Leap (1989)
Roseanne (1988)
In the Heat of the Night (1988)
Murphy Brown (1988)
Monkey Shines (1988)
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)
Jake and the Fatman (1987)
Wiseguy (1987)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
L.A. Law (1986)
Head of the Class (1986)
Night Court (1984)
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