Stephen Root

Highest Rated: 99% Finding Nemo (2003)
Lowest Rated: 3% RoboCop 3 (1993)
Birthday: Nov 17, 1951
Birthplace: Sarasota, Florida, USA
Though best known for his work as radio station bigwig Jimmy James on the television series NewsRadio, Stephen Root is one of the busier character actors at work today, and a familiar face to television and movie audiences. Born in Sarasota, FL, on November 17, 1951, Root received a degree in acting and broadcasting from the University of Florida, and after graduating passed an audition to join the touring company of the National Shakespeare Company. After three years with the NSC, Root settled in New York City, where he began working in off-Broadway theater, making his debut in a revival of Journey's End. His first Broadway role, in So Long on Lonely Street, was a bust at the box office, but the 1987 revival of All My Sons was a big hit which generated plenty of enthusiastic press for Root. 1988 saw Root making his motion-picture debut in the George Romero horror opus Monkey Shines, and over the next several years Root worked steadily in feature films, episodic television, and made-for-TV movies, scoring recurring roles on L.A. Law, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Blossom; guest spots on Northern Exposure, Murphy Brown, and Quantum Leap; supporting parts in Ghost, Dave, and Robocop 3; and an acclaimed turn in A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story, as well as its sequel, Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, The Last Chapter. In 1993, Root was cast as R.O. on the television series Harts of the West; the show only lasted a season, but his next role on a series would last a bit longer; cast as Jimmy on the sitcom NewsRadio in 1995, Root would last with the show for five seasons, until the show was canceled after a disappointing final season following the death of co-star Phil Hartman. During hiatus from NewsRadio and after the series ended, Root continued his busy schedule, making memorable appearances in feature films (including Office Space and O Brother, Where Art Thou?) and guesting on other shows. Root also began doing voice work, speaking for Buck Strickland and Bill Dauterive on the animated series King of the Hill and the Sheriff on Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.Root's small-screen voice-work would soon lead to his involvement in two popular big-screen animated features. In 2002's Ice Age, audiences could hear him along with Cedric the Entertainer as a pair of Rhinos. And the next year, Root lent his pipes to the blockbuster underwater adventure Finding Nemo. While his voice became more familiar to moviegoers, Root continued to become more of a presence in live-action films as well. Turning in no less than four supporting performances in high-profile films, Root spent 2004 reteaming with the Coen brothers for The Ladykillers, showing up in a prominent role in Kevin Smith's Jersey Girl, and costarring in the broad comedies Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Mad Money, and Leatherheads.He remained one of the most respected and in-demand character actors of his generation appearing in a variety of projects including Mad Money, The Soloist, Everything Must Go, Red State, Cedar Rapids, and J. Edgar. He also provided numerous voices for the Oscar-winning animated feature Rango.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet En kvinna bland män Professor Brown 2018
38% Life of the Party Mike 2018
67% Miles Ron Walton 2017
98% Get Out Jim Hudson 2017
77% Infinity Baby Actor 2017
36% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Burt Stangle 2016
94% Finding Dory Bubbles 2016
88% All the Way J. Edgar Hoover 2016
84% Hello, My Name is Doris Todd 2016
No Score Yet Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz Actor 2016
74% Trumbo Hymie King 2015
75% 7 Chinese Brothers George 2015
No Score Yet Unthinkable Actor 2014
63% Bad Milo! Roger 2013
31% The Lone Ranger Habberman 2013
54% The Company You Keep Billy Cusimano 2013
75% Big Miracle Gov. Haskell 2012
No Score Yet Milo Actor 2012
42% J. Edgar Arthur Koehler 2011
61% Red State Sheriff Wynan 2011
73% Everything Must Go Elliot 2011
55% The Conspirator John Lloyd 2011
88% Rango Doc/Merrimack/Mr. Snuggles 2011
86% Cedar Rapids Bill Krogstad 2011
No Score Yet Son Of Morning Senator Lewis 2011
No Score Yet Scooby Doo! Camp Scare Burt 2010
51% The Men Who Stare at Goats Gus Lacey 2009
57% The Soloist Curt Reynolds 2009
17% Bob Funk Steve 2009
52% Leatherheads Suds 2008
26% Drillbit Taylor Actor 2008
15% Over Her Dead Body Sculptor 2008
21% Mad Money Glover 2008
93% No Country for Old Men Man Who Hires Wells 2007
No Score Yet Sunny & Share Love You Actor 2007
20% The Fox and the Hound 2 Talent Scout 2006
76% Idiocracy Judge Hank `The Hangman' BMW 2006
57% Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Aardvark Dad 2006
83% Gretchen Herb 2006
42% Just Friends KC 2005
7% Surviving Christmas Dr. Freeman 2004
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy Vince Masters 2004
70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story Gordon 2004
41% Jersey Girl Greenie 2004
55% The Ladykillers Fernand Gudge 2004
No Score Yet Raising Genius Dwight Nestor 2004
99% Finding Nemo Bubbles 2003
69% White Oleander Michael 2002
30% The Country Bears Zeb 2002
77% Ice Age Rhino/Start 2002
77% O Brother, Where Art Thou? Radio Station Man 2000
36% Bicentennial Man Dennis Mansky 1999
80% Office Space Milton Waddams 1999
16% Krippendorf's Tribe Gerald Adams 1998
No Score Yet Pandora's Clock (Doomsday Virus) Mark Hastings 1996
No Score Yet The Lottery Graham Dunbar 1996
No Score Yet The Road to Galveston Ed Kirkman 1996
No Score Yet Night of the Scarecrow Frank 1995
3% RoboCop 3 Coontz 1993
95% Dave Don Durenberger 1993
No Score Yet Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story Dr. Kirby 1993
No Score Yet Extreme Justice Max Alvarez 1993
33% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Gary Murray 1992
No Score Yet Bed and Breakfast Randolph 1992
No Score Yet A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story Actor 1992
No Score Yet A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story Kevin McDonald 1992
21% V.I. Warshawski Mickey 1991
65% Guilty by Suspicion RKO Guard 1991
51% Kindergarten Cop Sheriff 1990
74% Ghost Police Sargeant 1990
29% Stanley & Iris Mr. Hentley 1990
52% Black Rain Berg 1989
11% Crocodile Dundee II DEA Agent (Toilet) 1988
53% Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear Dean Burbage 1988

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants
2018
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
99% Barry
2018
Fuches
  • 2018
No Score Yet Dallas & Robo
2018
Voice
  • 2018
No Score Yet DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge
2015-2018
Voice
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
91% Veep
2012-2017
Judge Walsh
  • 2017
89% Idiotsitter
2016-2017
Ken Russell Kent Russell
  • 2017
  • 2016
97% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
Lynn Boyle
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2015
Voice
  • 2015
81% The Big Bang Theory
2007
Dan
  • 2014
81% Turn: Washington's Spies
2014-2017
Nathaniel Sackett
  • 2014
No Score Yet DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk
2012-2013
Voice
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
97% Justified
2010-2015
Judge Reardon
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
92% Boardwalk Empire
2010-2014
Gaston Means
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk
2012
Voice
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
Voice
  • 2013
  • 2012
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Judge Murphy Wicks
  • 2012
90% Fringe
2008-2013
Raymond
  • 2011
92% Raising Hope
2010-2014
Cap Collins
  • 2011
  • 2010
69% True Blood
2008-2014
Eddie
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2008
87% 24
2001-2014
Bill Prady
  • 2010
94% Louie
2010-2015
Dr. Hepa
  • 2010
72% The Defenders
2010-2011
Judge Taylor
  • 2010
57% Californication
2007-2014
Dickie
  • 2009
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
87% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Ethan Melman
  • 2008
96% Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
Dwight Dixon
  • 2008
  • 2007
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Bob Meyer Bob Mayer
  • 2006
  • 2005
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Harbin
  • 2004
No Score Yet Grounded for Life
2001-2005
Tony Tony Bustamante
  • 2004
  • 2002
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Michael Kirkwood
  • 2003
No Score Yet Kim Possible
2002-2007
Voice
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Dr. Drake
  • 2002
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
Pratt
  • 2002
No Score Yet According to Jim
2001-2009
Al Crannis
  • 2002
  • 2001
95% NewsRadio
1995-1999
Jimmy James
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
Chris Kraft Kraft
  • 1998
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Bank Manager
  • 1996
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Det. George Fulmer
  • 1994
No Score Yet Party of Five
1994-2000
Coach
  • 1994
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
1990-1995
Brother Timothy
  • 1993
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
John Tremaine Jr.
  • 1993
No Score Yet Sirens
1993-1994
`George Bailey'
  • 1993
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
John Brophy
  • 1992
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Spirit of Death
  • 1992
  • 1990
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Capt. K'Vada
  • 1991
  • 1989
No Score Yet Wiseguy
1987-1990
Bishop
  • 1990

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