Stephen Merchant

Actor / Comedian / Screenwriter / Radio Personality / Film Director / Television Director | * 11/24/1974 (45) | Bristol, England, UK
Stephen James Merchant (born 24 November 1974) is an English comedian, actor, writer, director, and presenter. Alongside Ricky Gervais, he was the co-writer and co-director of the British TV comedy series The Office (2001–2003), and co-writer and co-star of both Extras (2005–2007) and Life's Too Short (2011–2013). With Gervais and Karl Pilkington, he hosted The Ricky Gervais Show in its radio, podcast, audiobook, and television formats; the radio version won a bronze Sony Award. He also provided the voice of the robot Wheatley in the 2011 video game Portal 2. Merchant co-developed the Sky1 travel series An Idiot Abroad (2010–2011) and co-created Lip Sync Battle (2015–present). He has performed as a stand-up comedian, which led to his writing and starring in the HBO series ()
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Stephen Merchant is a British writer, director, radio presenter, stand-up comedian, and actor, best known for his work on The Office, Extras, andThe Ricky Gervais Show.

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

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Awards & Nominations for Stephen Merchant

Writers Guild of America Award Primetime Emmy Award

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Movies with Stephen Merchant as Actor(28)

as Croc (voice)2020 The Ark and the Aardvark
as Captain Deertz2019 Jojo Rabbit
as Claude (uncredited)2019 Good Boys
as Andrew Bennett2018 Click & Collect
as Paris (voice)2018 Sherlock Gnomes
as Frans Balder2018 The Girl in the Spider's Web
as Caliban2017 Logan
as Walter Thimble2017 Table 19
as himself2015 Misery Loves Comedy
as himself2015 Brand: A Second Coming
as Stuart Pritchard2014 Hello Ladies: The Movie
as Donald (segment "Truth or Dare")2013 Movie 43
as Danny2013 I Give It a Year
as Gary2011 Hall Pass
as Paris (voice)2011 Gnomeo & Juliet
as Dougie Boden2010 Cemetery Junction
as Tracy2010 Tooth Fairy
as Tom (voice)2010 Jackboots on Whitehall
as Footman2010 Burke & Hare
as Man at the Door2009 The Invention of Lying
as Man with Broken Leg2007 Run, Fatboy, Run
as Peter Ian Staker2007 Hot Fuzz

TV Shows/Series with Stephen Merchant as Actor(36)

as Neil2016 The Good Place
as T.E.R.R.Y.2016 Dream Corp LLC
as himself2015 Lip Sync Battle
as F**kin' President Lincoln2013 Drunk History
as Abraham Lincoln2013 Drunk History
as Stephen2013 Hello Ladies
as himself2012 Comedy Bang! Bang!
as himself2011 Life's Too Short
as himself2010 The Ricky Gervais Show
as himself2010 An Idiot Abroad
as Higgins2009 Modern Family
as Dave Gibbs2007 The Big Bang Theory
as himself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as himself2007 Would I Lie to You?
as Mr. Phillips2005 Bromwell High
as Darren Lamb2005 Extras
as Lab Technicianian2004 Green Wing
as James1998 Comedy Lab
1993 GMTV
as himself1990 The Crystal Maze

Movies with Stephen Merchant as Crew(13)

Directing/Director2019 Fighting with My Family
Production/Producer2019 Fighting with My Family
Writing/Writer2019 Fighting with My Family
Directing/Director2014 Hello Ladies: The Movie
Production/Executive Producer2014 Hello Ladies: The Movie
Writing/Writer2014 Hello Ladies: The Movie
Writing/Characters2013 The Return of Brent
Directing/Director2010 Cemetery Junction
Production/Executive Producer2010 Cemetery Junction
Writing/Writer2010 Cemetery Junction

TV Shows/Series with Stephen Merchant as Crew(20)

Production/Executive Producer2016 Dream Corp LLC
Directing/Director2013 Hello Ladies
Production/Executive Producer2013 Hello Ladies
Writing/Writer2013 Hello Ladies
Directing/Director2011 Life's Too Short
Production/Executive Producer2011 Life's Too Short
Writing/Writer2011 Life's Too Short
Production/Producer2010 The Ricky Gervais Show
Production/Producer2010 An Idiot Abroad
Directing/Director2005 The Office
Production/Executive Producer2005 The Office
Writing/Writer2005 The Office
Directing/Director2005 Extras
Production/Executive Producer2005 Extras
Writing/Writer2005 Extras
Writing/Writer2004 Stromberg
Writing/Writer2003 Golden Years
Directing/Director2001 The Office
Writing/Writer2001 The Office
Directing/Director1998 Comedy Lab

Additional Information

Full Name: Stephen Merchant
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Sunday, 11/24 1974 (November) in Bristol (current age: 45 years + 259 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Educated at: University of Warwick
Other names for Stephen Merchant (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Stephen James Merchant"
"Στίβεν Μέρτσαντ"
Stephen Merchant frequently works together with these people:
Ricky Gervais (45x, Actor)
Jack Black (9x, Actor)
Seth MacFarlane (8x, Actor)
Seth Rogen (8x, Actor)
Russell Brand (8x, Actor)
Chris Rock (8x, Actor)
Patton Oswalt (8x, Actor)
Tara Hernandez (8x, Crew)
Steve Holland (8x, Crew)
Maria Ferrari (8x, Crew)
Lee Eisenberg (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1219, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 08/07/2020