Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant

Highest Rated: 94% Logan (2017)

Lowest Rated: 4% Movie 43 (2013)

Birthday: Nov 24, 1974

Birthplace: Bristol, England, UK

Writer-director-producer-actor Stephen Merchant rose to comedy stardom in collaboration with comedy icon Ricky Gervais on an impressive succession of hugely successful television projects in the U.K. and United States. Having received his start in stand-up comedy, he and Gervais became partners in crime as the co-hosts of a short-lived weekly radio show prior to sowing the seeds for what would evolve into the hugely influential workplace sitcom "The Office" (BBC2, 2001-03), which he co-wrote, co-produced and co-directed. Success from the series led to more work with Gervais on another popular radio show, acting and writing jobs on other BBC programs, and the smash-hit adaptation of "The Office" (NBC, 2005-13) on American TV. In addition to his usual duties, Merchant also performed in his and Gervais' next series, "Extras" (HBO, BBC2, 2005-07). His performance as the well-meaning, but utterly incompetent talent agent Darren Lamb earned Merchant a British Comedy Award for Best Actor. Other collaborations with Gervais included the feature dramedy "Cemetery Junction" (2010); the travel series starring their clueless radio producer Karl Pilkington, "An Idiot Abroad" (Sky1, 2010-13); and the series "Life's Too Short" (HBO, 2011- ), while his acclaimed stand-up comedy tour "Hello, Ladies" proved he had plenty to offer all on his own. Astonishingly prolific, he had amassed a career's worth of credits in a scant 10 years, and along with Gervais, earned the respect and adoration of fans, both famous and not, for their consistently hilarious work together as a comedic team.

Highest rated movies

Logan Fighting With My Family Jojo Rabbit
Hello Ladies: The Movie
I Give It a Year
Locked Down The Girl in the Spider's Web
Hall Pass




83% 59% A Boy Called Christmas Miika (Voice) - 2021
42% 27% Locked Down Michael Morgan (Character) - 2021
80% 94% Jojo Rabbit Deertz (Character) $33.4M 2019
93% 86% Fighting With My Family Hugh (Character),
$23.0M 2019
38% 36% The Girl in the Spider's Web Frans Balder (Character) $14.8M 2018
27% 36% Sherlock Gnomes Paris (Voice) $43.1M 2018
94% 90% Logan Caliban (Character) $226.3M 2017
25% 41% Table 19 Walter Thimble (Character) $3.6M 2017
No Score Yet 51% Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Barron Hilton (Character) - 2016
71% 59% Hello Ladies: The Movie Stuart Pritchard (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Noah's Ark Unknown (Character) - 2014
51% 38% I Give It a Year Danny (Character) $32.5K 2013
4% 24% Movie 43 Donald (Character) $8.8M 2013
33% 40% Hall Pass Gary (Character) $45.0M 2011
55% 54% Gnomeo & Juliet Paris (Voice) - 2011
57% 63% Cemetery Junction Director,
- 2010
17% 41% Tooth Fairy Tracy (Character) $60.0M 2010


No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Office: Superfan Episodes Writer,
Executive Producer
82% 64% The Outlaws Greg (Character),
No Score Yet 6% The View Guest 2022
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019 2022
No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2019 2022
82% No Score Yet Four Lives Stephen Port (Character) 2022
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2010 2013 2015 2018-2021
No Score Yet 87% Dream Corp LLC T.E.R.R.Y. (Character),
Executive Producer
2016 2018 2020
85% 89% Modern Family Higgins (Guest Star) 2014 2020
No Score Yet 100% Travel Man: 48 Hours in... Self 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant,
Executive Producer
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2019
97% 89% The Good Place Neil (Guest Star) 2018
77% 75% An Idiot Abroad 3 Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
2010-2012 2018
No Score Yet 90% American Dad! Scientist (Guest Voice) 2016
85% 75% The Simpsons Conrad (Guest Voice) 2016
81% 83% The Big Bang Theory Dave Gibbs (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 81% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2015
No Score Yet 93% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2014
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011 2013-2014
52% 85% Hello Ladies Stuart (Character),
Executive Producer
No Score Yet 87% Conan Unknown (Character),
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008 2012-2013
81% 89% The Office Writer,
Executive Producer
No Score Yet 93% The Ricky Gervais Show Unknown (Voice),
Executive Producer
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2012
53% 75% Life's Too Short Self,
88% 90% Extras Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer,
96% 88% The Office Director,