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Ben Stiller

Screenwriter / Film Producer / Actor / Film Director / Writer / Character Actor / Comedian / Trekkie | * 11/30/1965 (58) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
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Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, filmmaker, and comedian. He is the son of the comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. Stiller was a member of a group of comedic actors colloquially known as the Frat Pack. His films have grossed more than $2.6 billion in Canada and the United States, with an average of $79 million per film. Throughout his career, he has received various awards and honors, including an Emmy Award, a Directors Guild of America Award, a Britannia Award and a Teen Choice Award. While beginning his acting career, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries and was offered a variety sketch comedy series titled The Ben Stiller Show, which he produced and hosted for its 13-episode run. The series ran on MTV from 1990 to 1992, earning him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Program. He then appeared on shows such as Friends, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, and ... ()
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Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is the son of the comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. Stiller was a member of a group of comedic actors colloquially known as the Frat Pack. His films have grossed more than $2.6 billion in Canada and the United States, with an average of $79 million per film. Throughout his career, he has received various awards and honors, including an Emmy Award, multiple MTV Movie Awards, a Britannia Award and a Teen Choice Award.While beginning his acting career, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries and was offered a variety sketch comedy series titled The Ben Stiller Show, which he produced and hosted for its 13-episode run. The series ran on MTV from 1990 to 1992, earning him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Program. He then appeared on shows such as Friends, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Arrested Development.Having previously acted in television, he began acting in films. He made his directorial debut with Reality Bites and continued directing films and often starring in them, such as with The Cable Guy (1996), Zoolander (2001), Tropic Thunder (2008), and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013). During this time he also starred in a string of successful studio comedies including There’s Something About Mary (1998), Along Came Polly (2004), DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004), Starsky & Hutch (2004), and Tower Heist (2011). Stiller is also widely known for multiple franchise films such as the Meet the Parents films (2000–2010), the Madagascar franchise (2005–2012), and the Night at the Museum trilogy (2006–2014).He is known for his performances in independent films such as David O. Russell’s Flirting with Disaster (1996), Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Noah Baumbach’s’ Greenberg (2010), While We're Young (2014), and The Meyerowitz Stories (2017). In 2018 he directed the Showtime limited series Escape at Dannemora earning himself a Directors Guild of America Award and two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series. In 2022 he served as a director and executive producer on the Apple TV+ series Severance earning two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Ben Stiller

Primetime Emmy Awards Emmy Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
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Movies with Ben Stiller as Actor(111)

as Ben Stiller (uncredited)2022 Bros
as (archive footage)2021 Friends: The Reunion
as Guy2021 Locked Down
as himself2020 Celebrity Escape Room
as himself2020 Beastie Boys Story
as Orderly Hal2020 Hubie Halloween
as Brad Sloan2017 Brad's Status
as Derek Zoolander2016 Zoolander 2
as Derek Zoolander (voice)2016 Zoolander: Super Model
as himself2016 Don't Think Twice
as himself2015 Being Canadian
as Josh Schrebnick2015 While We're Young
as Larry Daley / Laaa2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
as himself2014 Harmontown
as Alex (voice)2013 Madly Madagascar
as Fake Arcade Fire Bandmember2013 Here Comes the Night Time
as himself2012 The Secret Policeman's Ball
as Evan2012 The Watch
as Soap Opera Star (uncredited)2011 Submarine
as himself2011 The Trip
as Josh Kovacs2011 Tower Heist
as Bernard (voice)2010 Megamind
as Greg Focker2010 Little Fockers
as Roger Greenberg2010 Greenberg
as himself2010 I'm Still Here
as Alex (voice)2009 Merry Madagascar
as Jon Gribble2009 The Marc Pease Experience
as Tugg Speedman2008 Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness
as Tugg Speedman2008 Tropic Thunder
as Alex (voice)2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
as Eddie Cantrow2007 The Heartbreak Kid
as Stiller the Elf (voice)2007 Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown
as Guitar Center Guy2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
as Larry Daley2006 Night at the Museum
as Lonnie2006 School for Scoundrels
as Alex (voice)2005 Madagascar
as himself2005 Earth to America
as David Starsky2004 Starsky & Hutch
as Gaylord 'Greg' Focker2004 Meet the Fockers
as Reuben Feffer2004 Along Came Polly
as Tim Dingman2004 Envy
as Alex Rose2003 Duplex
as Ben Stiller (uncredited)2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead
as himself2002 Run Ronnie Run
as Firefighter (uncredited)2002 Orange County
as Tom Crooze2001 Mission: Improbable
as Derek Zoolander2001 Zoolander
as Chassie Tenenbaum2001 The Royal Tenenbaums
as Rabbi Jake Schram2000 Keeping the Faith
as Gaylord 'Greg' Focker2000 Meet the Parents
as Robbie the Reindeer (voice)2000 Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire
as Cop2000 The Independent
as Strip Club DJ / Himself (uncredited)1999 Heat Vision and Jack
as Mark Clear1999 Black and White
as Jay Rose1999 The Suburbans
as Furious1999 Mystery Men
as Steve Arlo1998 Zero Effect
as Jerry Stahl1998 Permanent Midnight
as Ted Stroehmann1998 There's Something About Mary
as Derek Zoolander1997 Derek Zoolander University
as Mel Coplin1996 Flirting with Disaster
as Hal L. - Orderly in Nursing Home (uncredited)1996 Happy Gilmore
as Sam Sweet / Stan Sweet1996 The Cable Guy
as Derek Zoolander1996 Derek Zoolander: Male Model
as Bwick Elias1996 If Lucy Fell
as Tony Perkis / Tony Perkis Sr.1995 Heavyweights
as Michael Grates1994 Reality Bites
as Pluto's Cook / Attila the Hun1991 Highway to Hell
as Freddy1990 Working Tra$h
as Jim Uptegrove1990 Stella
as Chip Lane1989 That's Adequate
as Bruce1989 Elvis Stories
as Lawrence Isabella1989 Next of Kin
as Tipton1988 Fresh Horses
as Son1987 Shoeshine
as Chris Honeywell1987 Hot Pursuit
as Dainty1987 Empire of the Sun
as Ronnie Shaughnessy1987 The House of Blue Leaves

TV Shows/Series with Ben Stiller as Actor(67)

as Lui-même (Archive)2024 #LoveArmy : Où es-tu Jérôme ?
as himself2020 Gone Mental with Lior
as Self - Illustrious Guest2019 Desus & Mero
as himself2016 Haters Back Off
as Jimmy Staats2015 Big Time in Hollywood, Fl
as Charles Ponzi2015 Another Period
as himself2012 Inside Comedy
as himself2010 The Trip
as himself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as himself2005 Extras
as Tony Wonder2003 Arrested Development
as himself2002 American Idol
as Rex2001 Undeclared
as himself2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm
as himself1999 The Early Show
as himself1999 Rove
as Ben Stiller (voice) (uncredited)1999 Family Guy
as Agent Meara1999 Freaks and Geeks
as himself1999 TV Total
as Jerry - Arthur Spooner’s Father1998 The King of Queens
as Rich (voice)1997 King of the Hill
as himself1997 The View
as himself1996 The Daily Show
as Vic1995 NewsRadio
as Tommy1994 Friends
1994 Duckman
as himself1993 WWE Raw
as Barry (voice)1993 Frasier
as Self - Guest1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
as Himself - Host1987 Kids' Choice Awards
as Himself - Host1984 MTV Video Music Awards
as Self - Cameo (uncredited)1975 Saturday Night Live
as Store Owner1975 Saturday Night Live
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live
as Self - Various Characters1975 Saturday Night Live
as himself??? Today

Movies with Ben Stiller as Crew(51)

Directing/Director2023 The Champions
Production/Producer2023 The Champions
Directing/Director2023 London
Production/Producer2023 London
Production/Executive Producer2023 Bleecker
Directing/Director2023 Bag Man
Production/Producer2022 Dinner in America
Production/Producer2021 Queenpins
Production/Producer2020 Friendsgiving
Production/Executive Producer2020 Celebrity Escape Room
Production/Executive Producer2019 Plus One
Production/Producer2018 The Package
Production/Producer2018 Alex Strangelove
Directing/Director2016 Zoolander 2
Production/Producer2016 Zoolander 2
Writing/Writer2016 Zoolander 2
Writing/Characters2016 Zoolander 2
Production/Producer2016 Why Him?
Production/Executive Producer2015 Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder
Production/Producer2015 Crash Test
Directing/Director2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Production/Producer2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Production/Executive Producer2011 Submarine
Production/Producer2011 30 Minutes or Less
Production/Executive Producer2011 The Big Year
Production/Executive Producer2010 Megamind
Crew/Thanks2010 I'm Still Here
Production/Executive Producer2008 The Ruins
Directing/Director2008 Tropic Thunder
Production/Producer2008 Tropic Thunder
Writing/Screenplay2008 Tropic Thunder
Writing/Story2008 Tropic Thunder
Production/Producer2007 The Making of 'The Pick of Destiny'
Production/Producer2007 Blades of Glory
Production/Executive Producer2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
Production/Executive Producer2004 Starsky & Hutch
Production/Producer2004 DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story
Production/Producer2003 Duplex
Production/Executive Producer2003 Crooked Lines
Directing/Director2001 Zoolander
Production/Producer2001 Zoolander
Writing/Characters2001 Zoolander
Writing/Screenplay2001 Zoolander
Directing/Director1999 Heat Vision and Jack
Writing/Writer1997 Derek Zoolander University
Directing/Director1996 The Cable Guy
Writing/Writer1996 Derek Zoolander: Male Model
Directing/Director1994 Reality Bites
Directing/Director1989 Elvis Stories
Directing/Director1987 The Hustler of Money
Writing/Writer1987 The Hustler of Money

TV Shows/Series with Ben Stiller as Crew(12)

Production/Executive Producer2023 High Desert
Directing/Director2022 Severance
Production/Executive Producer2022 Severance
Production/Executive Producer2019 In the Dark
Production/Executive Producer2018 Escape at Dannemora
Directing/Director2018 Escape at Dannemora
Production/Executive Producer2015 Another Period
Creator/Creator2013 The Birthday Boys
Production/Executive Producer2012 Burning Love
Directing/Director1992 The Ben Stiller Show
Writing/Writer1992 The Ben Stiller Show
Creator/Creator1992 The Ben Stiller Show

Additional Information

Born: Tuesday, 11/30 1965 (November) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 58 years + 178 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Calhoun School, Cathedral School of St. John the Divine
Member of: Writers Guild of America, East, Frat Pack, Capital Punishment
Spouses (current/former): Christine Taylor
Children: Quinn Dempsey Stiller, Ella Stiller
Siblings: Amy Stiller
Mother: Anne Meara
Other names for Ben Stiller (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"ベン・スティラー"
"Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller"
Ben Stiller frequently works together with these people:
David Herman (92x, Actor)
Rachael MacFarlane (63x, Actress)
Phil LaMarr (45x, Actor)
Bob Odenkirk (43x, Actor)
Andy Samberg (39x, Actor)
John Viener (39x, Actor)
Tress MacNeille (37x, Actress)
Ralph Garman (32x, Actor)
Alec Sulkin (31x, Actor)
Bill Hader (30x, Actor)
Jack Black (19x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:159, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/22/2024