Ben Stein

Ben Stein

Highest Rated: 81% Santa vs. The Snowman (2002)

Lowest Rated: 6% Son of the Mask (2005)

Birthday: Nov 25, 1944

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

There were very few actors, if any, who made audiences laugh the way Ben Stein did. With his distinctive monotone voice and deadpan stare, Stein turned his cameo as a high school teacher in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986) into one of the most memorable characters in movie history. While his role in the film was minor, Stein's delivery of the line "Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?" took the former economist and presidential speechwriter's career to new heights. He spent a substantial part of his acting career in feature films and on television before taking the game show world by storm with "Win Ben Stein's Money" (Comedy Central, 1997-2002), where contestants attempted to outsmart Stein for a cash prize. Combining his wit, dry sense of humor, and a deadpan charm that was uniquely his own, Stein maintained a successful and long-running career that crossed over various media platforms.

Highest rated movies

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Ghostbusters II
My Girl 2
Richie Rich
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
Son of the Mask

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
11% 68% Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed Unknown (Character),
Screenwriter
$7.5M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fairly OddBaby The Pixies (Character) - 2008
6% 16% Son of the Mask Stein (Character) $17.0M 2005
81% 51% Santa vs. The Snowman Spunky the Elf (Voice) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakfast With Einstein Jack (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 40% National Lampoon's Men in White Men in Strangemeister's Head (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 25% Bruno the Kid Professor Wisenstein (Voice) - 1996
24% 32% Richie Rich School Teacher (Character) $37.1M 1994
27% 46% My Girl 2 Stanley Rosenfeld (Character) $16.7M 1993
53% 61% Ghostbusters II Public Works Official (Character) $110.4M 1989
80% 92% Ferris Bueller's Day Off Economics Teacher (Character) $69.0M 1986

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peyton's Places Unknown (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008 2013 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Politicking With Larry King Guest 2013
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2011
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Rabbi Goldberg (Guest Voice) 2003 2009
No Score Yet 76% The Fairly OddParents The Pixies (Guest Voice),
H.P. / Sanderson (Guest Star)
2004-2006 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet America's Most Smartest Model Host 2007
No Score Yet 71% King of the Hill Quizmaster (Guest Voice) 2004
54% No Score Yet Do Over Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn Ben Stein On Host 1999-2001
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shasta Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hughleys Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 95% Rugrats Bingo Caller (Guest Voice) 1997
No Score Yet 41% Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
89% 93% Seinfeld Shellbach (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live Shot Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 100% Married ... With Children Thomas (Guest Star) 1995
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet 93% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 90% The Wonder Years Mr. Cantwell (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1988-1991
No Score Yet 0% Charles in Charge Unknown (Guest Star) 1987-1988 1990