Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller

Highest Rated: 94% Dinner in America (2020)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Nov 30, 1965

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on Nov. 30, 1965 in New York City. Stiller was effectively born into a life of show business and comedy; both his parents, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, were successful actors, stand-up comics, and sketch performers known for their double act, Stiller and Meara. Like his older sister Amy Stiller, Ben took to this lifestyle, performing in theatrical productions and landing occasional television gigs as a child and teenager and dropping out of college at the University of California, Los Angeles, to make it as an actor in New York. After costarring in the 1986 Broadway production of "The House of Blue Leaves," Stiller attracted the attention of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC 1975-) producers, earning an extremely brief position as a writer and performer in 1989. In the wake of his stint on the series, Stiller moved on to MTV, where he developed a number of video projects that ultimately led to the development of "The Ben Stiller Show" (Fox 1992-93, 1995) on the Fox Network. The series launched Stiller's career proper (not to mention the careers of performers like Janeane Garofalo, Bob Odenkirk, and Andy Dick), leading to his feature directorial debut, "Reality Bites" (1994), and Jim Carrey-led follow-up, "The Cable Guy" (1996). Stiller became better known as a comic actor than as a filmmaker, however, thanks to starring parts in popular movies like "There's Something About Mary" (1998), "Meet the Parents" (2000), and "Zoolander" (2001). It was on the latter, which he directed, that Stiller first worked with Christine Taylor, whom he married in 2000. The decade saw Stiller maintain stature as a comic star, what with films like "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" (2004) and "Tropic Thunder" (2007), as well as a series of cameos in films starring the likes of Will Ferrell and Jack Black. Though Stiller maintained this association with comedy, he would go on to try his hand at more dramatic fare, namely Noah Baumbach's "Greenberg" (2010), "While We're Young" (2014) and "The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)" (2017). Stiller and wife Taylor separated in 2017. Stiller's first go at dramatic directing came with the miniseries "Escape at Dannemora" (Showtime 2018), which detailed the true story of the 2015 Clinton Correctional Facility jailbreak.

Highest rated movies

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Flirting With Disaster
While We're Young Meet the Parents There's Something About Mary
Tropic Thunder
The Royal Tenenbaums Brad's Status

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 28% Locked Down Guy (Character) - 2021
41% 28% Locked Down Unknown (Character) - 2021
94% No Score Yet Dinner in America Producer - 2020
19% 24% Friendsgiving Producer - 2020
81% 69% Alex Strangelove Producer - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madagascar 4 Unknown (Character) - 2018
79% 55% Brad's Status Brad Sloan (Character) $2.1M 2017
66% 49% The Polka King Executive Producer - 2017
93% 72% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Matthew (Character) - 2017
22% 20% Zoolander No. 2 Derek Zoolander (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$28.8M 2016
39% 51% Why Him? Producer $60.2M 2016
33% 48% Being Canadian Self - 2015
67% 81% Sweet Micky for President Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 89% Burning Love 2 Producer - 2014
47% 57% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Larry Daley/Laaa (Character) $113.6M 2014
84% 51% While We're Young Josh Srebnick (Character) $7.6M 2014
52% 71% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Walter Mitty (Character),
Director,
Producer
$58.2M 2013
16% 39% The Watch Evan Troutwig (Character) $34.4M 2012
78% 72% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Alex (Voice) - 2012
42% 41% The Big Year Executive Producer $7.2M 2011
68% 48% Tower Heist Josh Kovaks (Character) $78.0M 2011
45% 40% 30 Minutes or Less Producer $37.1M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Megamind Executive Producer $148.3M 2010
72% 72% Megamind Bernard (Voice),
Executive Producer
$148.3M 2010
76% 42% Greenberg Roger Greenberg (Character) $4.2M 2010
9% 34% Little Fockers Greg Focker (Character) $148.4M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Megamind Executive Producer - 2010
90% 87% The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story Executive Producer $54.9K 2009
No Score Yet 56% Merry Madagascar Unknown (Character) - 2009
18% 14% The Marc Pease Experience Jon Gribble (Character) $2.6K 2009
44% 47% Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Larry Daley (Character) $177.2M 2009
No Score Yet 46% Nick Nolte: No Exit Self - 2008
82% 70% Tropic Thunder Tugg Speedman (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$110.4M 2008
64% 66% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Alex (Voice) - 2008
49% 30% The Ruins Executive Producer $17.4M 2008
29% 37% The Heartbreak Kid Eddie (Character) $36.8M 2007
70% 68% Blades of Glory Producer - 2007
26% 52% School for Scoundrels Lonnie (Character) $17.8M 2006
No Score Yet 28% Danny Roane: First Time Director Self - 2006
52% 67% Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny Guitar Store Dude (Character),
Executive Producer
$8.3M 2006
76% 79% Awesome; I F... Shot That! Unknown (Character) $161.4K 2006
43% 67% Night at the Museum Larry Daley (Character) $113.7M 2006
54% 66% Madagascar Alex the Lion (Voice) $193.1M 2005
57% 29% Pauly Shore Is Dead Ben Stiller (uncredited) (Character) - 2004
38% 58% Meet the Fockers Greg Focker (Character) $279.2M 2004
71% 76% Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story White Goodman (Character),
Producer
$114.3M 2004
27% 47% Along Came Polly Reuben Feffer (Character) $87.9M 2004
62% 49% Starsky & Hutch Dave Starsky (Character),
Producer
$88.2M 2004
8% 27% Envy Tim Dingman (Character) $12.2M 2004
35% 40% Duplex Alex (Character) $9.7M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our House Alex Rose (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 46% Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire and the Legend of the Lost Tribe Unknown (Character) - 2002
81% 89% The Royal Tenenbaums Chas Tenenbaum (Character) $52.4M 2001
63% 80% Zoolander Derek Zoolander (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
$45.2M 2001
69% 59% Keeping the Faith Rabbi Jacob "Jake" Schram (Character) $37.0M 2000
84% 79% Meet the Parents Greg Focker (Character) $166.2M 2000
60% 49% The Independent Cop (Character) $238.4K 2000
38% 30% Black and White Mark Clear (Character) $5.2M 1999
61% 57% Mystery Men Mr. Furious (Character) $29.8M 1999
0% 22% The Suburbans Jay Rose (Character) $5.8K 1999
58% 54% Permanent Midnight Jerry Stahl (Character) $1.2M 1998
83% 61% There's Something About Mary Ted Stroehmann (Character) $176.5M 1998
77% 64% Your Friends & Neighbors Jerry (Character) $4.7M 1998
65% 77% Zero Effect Steve Arlo (Character) $2.0M 1998
54% 51% The Cable Guy Sam Sweet/Stan Sweet (Character),
Director
$60.2M 1996
18% 52% If Lucy Fell Bwick Elias (Character) $2.2M 1996
87% 69% Flirting With Disaster Mel Coplin (Character) $14.8M 1996
29% 77% Heavyweights Tony Perkis/Tony Perkis Sr. (Character) $17.7M 1995
64% 74% Reality Bites Michael Grates (Character),
Director
$20.0M 1994
No Score Yet 54% Highway to Hell Pluto's Cook/Attila the Hun (Character) $12.3K 1991
No Score Yet 61% Working Trash Freddy Novak (Character) - 1990
33% 77% Stella Jim Uptegrove (Character) $20.1M 1990
56% 45% Next of Kin Lawrence Isabella (Character) $15.4M 1989
0% 32% Fresh Horses Tipton (Character) $6.4M 1988
75% 90% Empire of the Sun Dainty (Character) $22.0M 1987
0% 43% Hot Pursuit Chris Honeywell (Character) $2.9M 1987

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 75% In the Dark Executive Producer 2019-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2008-2012 2014 2016-2018 2020
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008-2009 2012 2018-2020
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014-2017 2019-2020
78% No Score Yet Gone Mental With Lior Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2008 2013 2015 2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2013 2019
No Score Yet 66% Desus & Mero Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape at Dannemora Director 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2018
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2010 2018
74% 81% Arrested Development Tony Wonder (Voice),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2005 2013 2018
75% 89% Another Period Executive Producer 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightline Guest 2008 2017
No Score Yet 100% The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail Executive Producer 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet ET Canada Guest 2016
38% 78% Maya & Marty Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
No Score Yet 56% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2012-2013 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2010-2011 2016
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Host
1989 1998 2010-2011 2016
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2013-2014 2016
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2013-2015
100% 93% The Birthday Boys Executive Producer 2014
No Score Yet 91% Running Wild With Bear Grylls Self 2014
No Score Yet 83% Burning Love Executive Producer 2013-2014
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2013
No Score Yet 87% Conan Unknown (Character),
Guest
2012-2013
No Score Yet 100% Inside Comedy Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2009 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet DreamWorks Holiday Classics Unknown (Character) 2005 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2008 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2008-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2008-2009 2011
100% No Score Yet Funny or Die Presents Ben (Character) 2011
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2003 2006 2008 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between Two Ferns Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tyra Show Guest 2008
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Himself (Guest Star) 2004 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Unknown (Character),
Music Performer
2000 2007
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Himself (Guest Voice) 2007
88% 88% Extras Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 71% King of the Hill Rich (Guest Voice) 2004
No Score Yet 83% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
85% 76% The Simpsons Garth Motherloving (Guest Voice) 2002
100% 96% Freaks and Geeks Agent Meara (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Space Ghost: Coast to Coast Guest 1998
67% 94% Friends Tommy (Guest Star) 1997
95% 100% NewsRadio Vic (Guest Star) 1996
91% 100% The Ben Stiller Show Unknown (Character) 1992-1993 1995
93% 95% Frasier Barry (Guest Voice) 1993
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Allie Unknown (Guest Star) 1986