Stephen Root Biography

Birthday: 1951-11-17
Place of Birth: Sarasota, Florida
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki 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.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Stephen King's Golden Years Major Moreland 1991 - 1991
Harts of the West R.O 1993 - 1994 Comedy
NewsRadio Jimmy James 1995 - 1999 Comedy
King of the Hill Bill Dauterive 1998 - 1999 Animation
Imagine That Fred Franklin 2002 - 2002 Comedy
Tripping the Rift Chode 2004 Animation
The X's Homebase 2005 Animation
Mad Money Glover 2005 Comedy
Tripping the Rift: The Movie Chode 2008 Animation
The Station Jimmy James 2009
Rango Doc 2011 Animation
Dragons: Riders Of Berk Mildew 2012 Animation
No Limit Charles Thompson 2012 Action
Big Break Atlantis Chris Kraft 2012 Reality Tv
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Monkey Shines Dean Burbage 1988 Drama, Horror, Sci Fi
V.I. Warshawski Mickey 1991 Game Show, 0, 0
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Gary Murray 1992 Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Bed & Breakfast Randolph 1992 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Night of the Scarecrow Frank 1996 Horror
King of the Hill Bill Dauterive 1997 Animation, Comedy, Drama
From the Earth to the Moon Chris Kraft 1998 Action, Drama, History
Bicentennial Man 1999 0, 0, Sport, 0
Office Space Milton Waddams 1999 Comedy, Crime
Natural Selection Mr. Crenshaw 1999 Comedy, Thriller, Horror
Ice Age Frank 2002 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Country Bears Zeb 2002 Comedy, Family, Music
Finding Nemo Bubbles 2003
Jersey Girl 2004 0, Biography
The Ladykillers Fernand Gudge 2004 Comedy, Game Show
Raising Genius 2004 Comedy, Drama
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Gordon 2004 Comedy, Sport
Surviving Christmas 2004 Comedy, Romance
Gretchen Herb 2006 Comedy
The Path to 9/11 Richard Clarke 2006 Drama, History
No Country for Old Men Man who hires Wells 2007 0
Mad Money Glover 2008 Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Over Her Dead Body 2008 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
The Soloist 2009 0
Black Rain 2009
Imagine That Fred Franklin 2009 Comedy, Drama, Family
The Men Who Stare at Goats Gus Lacey 2009 Comedy
The Lottery 2010 0, Game Show
Unthinkable Charles Thompson 2010 0
Rango Doc 2011 0, Drama, 0, 0
Red State 2011 Reality Tv, 0, Game Show, 0
Son of Morning Senator Lewis 2011 Comedy, Drama
The Company You Keep Billy Cusimano 2012 Drama, Thriller
Bad Milo Roger 2013 0
Sweet Vengeance Hugh 2013 Thriller
Feels So Good Nick Celisco 2013 Comedy
7 Chinese Brothers George 2015
Hello, My Name Is Doris Todd 2015 Drama
Golden Years Major Moreland 2016 Comedy, 0