Ben Stiller

Lowest Rated: 0% The Suburbans (1999)
Birthday: Nov 30, 1965
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
As the son of comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara Ben Stiller's decision to establish himself as a comic writer and actor surprised almost no one.Born in New York City on November 30, 1965, Stiller began to shoot his own comic films from the age of ten. After high-school graduation, Stiller attended UCLA and landed bit parts in several features, notably the Steven Spielberg-directed, Tom Stoppard and Menno Meyjes-scripted, late 1987 opus Empire of the Sun.Meanwhile, Stiller continued to turn out comedy shorts, including the 30-minute Elvis Stories (1989), a spoof of obsessive Elvis fans featuring an already-established John Cusack. One of Stiller's shorts, a Tom Cruise parody called The Hustler of Money, won him a spot as a writer and player on Saturday Night Live in 1989. His stint on the show was short-lived, but led to his own eponymous series, The Ben Stiller Show, first on MTV (1990) and later on Fox (1992-1993). The program failed to draw a substantial audience, and folded within a couple of months on each network, but Stiller netted an Emmy for comedy writing in 1993.The following year, Stiller debuted as a feature film director with the twentysomething angst romcom Reality Bites (1994), in which he also starred alongside Winona Ryder and a memorably grungy Ethan Hawke. The film was a relative critical and commercial success and scored with Gen-Xers; unfortunately, Stiller's next directorial effort, 1996's The Cable Guy failed to register with critics and audiences. After a small part as nursing-home orderly Hal in the Adam Sandler comedy Happy Gilmore (1996), Stiller rebounded with a starring role in David O. Russell's Flirting With Disaster (1996). The relatively positive reception afforded to that comedy helped to balance out the relative failure of Stiller's other film that year, If Lucy Fell. It was not until two years later, however, that Stiller truly stepped into the limelight. Thanks to starring roles in three wildly, wickedly different films, he emerged as an actor of versatility, equally adept at playing sensitive nice guys and malevolent hellraisers. In the smash gross-out comedy There's Something About Mary (1998), Stiller appeared as the former type, making comic history for outrageous sight gags that involved misplaced bodily fluids and mangled genitalia. That same summer, Stiller did time as a gleefully adulterous theatrical instructor in Neil LaBute's jet-black evisceration of contemporary sexual mores, Your Friends and Neighbors. Finally, Stiller starred in the intensely graphic and disturbing addiction drama Permanent Midnight, earning critical acclaim for his portrayal of writer-cum-heroin addict Jerry Stahl -- a personal friend of the Stiller family from Stahl's days scripting the TV series ALF. Now fully capable of holding his own in Hollywood, with the license to prove it, Stiller starred alongside William H. Macy, Paul Reubens, Hank Azaria, and pal Janeane Garofalo in the fantasy comedy Mystery Men (1999) as the leader of a group of unconventional superheroes. Stiller also landed a supporting role in The Suburbans, a comedy about the former members of a defunct new wave band. The following year, Stiller starred as a rabbi smitten with the same woman as his best friend, a Catholic priest (Edward Norton), in the well-received romantic comedy Keeping the Faith (2000), which Norton also co-produced and directed. Stiller found his widest audience up to that point, however, with the Jay Roach-directed madcap comedy Meet the Parents. As the tale of a nutty father-in-law to be (Robert De Niro) who wreaks unchecked havoc on his daughter's intended (Stiller) via covert CIA operations and incessant interrogation, this disastrously humorous tale of electrical interference gone wild scored with ticket-buyers and qualified as the top box-office draw during the holiday season of 2000.In the autumn of 2001, Stiller brought one of his most popular MTV Video Music Awards incarnations to the big screen in the ou

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Mais Um Executive Producer 2019
80% Alex Strangelove Producer Executive Producer 2018
93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Actor 2017
79% Brad's Status Brad Sloan $2.1M 2017
39% Why Him? Producer $60.4M 2016
22% Zoolander 2 Derek Zoolander Producer Director Screenwriter $29.8M 2016
67% Sweet Micky For President Actor 2015
33% Being Canadian Actor 2015
84% While We're Young Josh $7.1M 2015
47% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Larry Daley $81.6M 2014
79% Harmontown Actor 2014
51% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Director Walter Mitty Producer $33.3M 2013
No Score Yet Rentaghost Actor 2013
No Score Yet Madly Madagascar Alex 2013
17% The Watch Evan $34.2M 2012
79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Alex $216.4M 2012
No Score Yet Burning Love Producer 2012
67% Tower Heist Josh Kovacs $78.1M 2011
41% The Big Year Producer Executive Producer $7.2M 2011
44% 30 Minutes or Less Producer $37.2M 2011
88% Submarine Executive Producer $0.5M 2011
No Score Yet Dreamworks Holiday Classics Actor 2011
9% Little Fockers Greg Focker $148.4M 2010
72% Megamind Bernard Executive Producer $148.3M 2010
53% I'm Still Here Actor $0.5M 2010
76% Greenberg Roger Greenberg $2.3M 2010
No Score Yet Nick Nolte: No Exit Actor 2009
No Score Yet Merry Madagascar Actor 2009
18% The Marc Pease Experience Jon Gribble 2009
45% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian Larry Daley $177.2M 2009
90% The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story Executive Producer 2009
64% Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Alex $180M 2008
81% Tropic Thunder Screenwriter Director Speedman Producer $110.5M 2008
No Score Yet Rain of Madness Tugg Speedman 2008
48% The Ruins Executive Producer Producer $17.5M 2008
29% The Heartbreak Kid Eddie Cantrow $36.8M 2007
70% Blades of Glory Producer $118.2M 2007
42% Night at the Museum Larry Daley $249.4M 2006
53% Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Guitar Store Guy Executive Producer $8.2M 2006
26% School for Scoundrels Lonnie $17.8M 2006
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner Actor 2006
No Score Yet Danny Roane: First Time Director Himself 2006
54% Madagascar Alex $193.2M 2005
No Score Yet All Aboard The Crazy Train Actor 2005
No Score Yet Sledge: The Story of Frank Sledge Actor 2004
39% Meet the Fockers Greg Focker $279.2M 2004
70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story Producer White Goodman $114.2M 2004
8% Envy Tim Dingman $12.2M 2004
No Score Yet Sesame Street: What's the Name of That Song Actor 2004
62% Starsky & Hutch Executive Producer David Starsky $87.2M 2004
26% Along Came Polly Reuben Feffer $87.9M 2004
35% Duplex Alex Rose Producer 2003
57% Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself 2003
No Score Yet Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire and the Legend of the Lost Tribe Robbie the Reindeer [US Version] 2002
No Score Yet Prehistoric Planet: The Complete Dino Dynasty Actor 2002
39% Black and White Mark Clear 2002
46% Orange County Firefighter (uncredited) $41.1M 2002
80% The Royal Tenenbaums Chas Tenenbaum $52.4M 2002
71% Run Ronnie Run! Himself 2002
60% The Independent Cop 2001
64% Zoolander Screenwriter Producer Director Derek Zoolander $44.8M 2001
84% Meet the Parents Greg Focker $164.5M 2000
69% Keeping the Faith Rabbi Jake Schram 2000
0% The Suburbans Jay Rose 1999
60% Mystery Men Mr. Furious (Roy) 1999
58% Permanent Midnight Jerry Stahl 1998
77% Your Friends & Neighbors Jerry 1998
83% There's Something About Mary Ted Stroehmann 1998
No Score Yet Derek Zoolander University Actor 1997
64% Zero Effect Steve Arlo 1997
No Score Yet Derek Zoolander: Male Model Actor 1996
53% The Cable Guy Sam Sweet Director 1996
87% Flirting With Disaster Mel Coplin 1996
18% If Lucy Fell Bwick Elias 1996
61% Happy Gilmore Hal L. 1996
No Score Yet For Better or Worse Actor 1996
29% Heavyweights Tony Perkis 1995
66% Reality Bites Director Michael Grates 1993
No Score Yet Highway to Hell Pluto's Cook/Attila the Hun 1991
No Score Yet Working Trash Freddy Novak 1990
No Score Yet Stella Jim Uptegrove 1990
60% Next of Kin Lawrence Isabella 1989
No Score Yet That's Adequate Chip Lane 1989
No Score Yet Elvis Stories Director Bruce 1989
0% Fresh Horses Tipton 1988
75% Empire of the Sun Dainty 1987
No Score Yet Hot Pursuit Chris Honeywell 1987
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - The Best of Jon Lovitz Actor 1985

TV

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73% In the Dark
2019
Executive Producer
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2012
89% Escape at Dannemora
2018
Executive Producer Director
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
75% Another Period
2015-2018
Producer Executive Producer Charles Ponzi
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
38% Maya & Marty
2016
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet StarTalk
2015
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail
2014-2016
Producer Executive Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
73% Big Time in Hollywood, FL
2015
Producer Executive Producer Jimmy
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Running Wild With Bear Grylls
2014-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
100% The Birthday Boys
2013-2014
Producer Executive Producer Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Burning Love
2012-2013
Executive Producer
  • 2013
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2004
  • 2002
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 2011
  • 1998
  • 1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2015
Voice
  • 2010
95% Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!
2007-2010
Performer
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2006
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Henry Rollins Show
2006-2007
Guest
  • 2007
89% Extras
2005-2007
Guest Himself
  • 2005
75% Arrested Development
2003
Tony Wonder
  • 2005
  • 2004
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
Himself
  • 2004
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2004
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
Himself
  • 2004
No Score Yet The King of Queens
1998-2007
Seamus Spooner
  • 2002
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2002
93% Undeclared
2001-2002
Rex
  • 2002
100% Freaks and Geeks
1999-2000
Guest Secret Service Agent
  • 2000
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1997
100% Mr. Show With Bob and David
1995-1998
Performer
  • 1996
  • 1995
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Voice of Barry
  • 1993
91% The Ben Stiller Show
1992-1993
Producer Director Performer
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet Kate & Allie
1984-1989
Peter
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest

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