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Stephen Merchant

Highest Rated:   93% Logan (2017)
Lowest Rated:   4% Movie 43 (2013)
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A native of Hanham, England, Stephen Merchant shot to fame practically overnight by virtue of his role executive producing the BBC situation comedy blockbuster The Office (2001-2003) with creative partner Ricky Gervais. Born in Bristol, England, in 1974, Merchant enjoyed a brief tenure as a standup comedian and then culled a massive British audience by emceeing his own satirical radio program, The Steve Show, on W963 radio. From 1992 to 1996, the burgeoning comic attended the University of Warwick, where he earned his degree in film and television; he subsequently partnered up with Gervais, and the two attempted to launch a comedy series entitled "Golden Years" on Channel 4 television in the U.K. While that pilot failed to connect with an audience, it prompted the network to give Gervais a spot on the sketch comedy ensemble program The 11 O'Clock Show and paved the way for the duo's success with The Office.The said program premiered in July 2001, and satirized British corporate culture by observing the eccentric doings of the Hough-Wernham paper company's Slough, Berkshire branch. Though the U.K. version of The Office lasted only two seasons, it became an instant sensation, put the names of Gervais and Merchant on the map, and inspired producers Greg Daniels and Ben Silverman to buy the rights to a U.S. remake of the program -- which ran for numerous seasons, culled an untoward number of Emmys, and became one of the highest-rated programs on any network. Gervais and Merchant then created Extras, a satirical comedy about a pair of actors (one played by Gervais, the other by Ashley Jensen) repeatedly working as extras in productions starring famous celebrities. The series featured at least one famous guest star per episode, each a caricatured version of himself or herself. Having previously only played a bit part on The Office, Merchant also took on the supporting role of Darren Lamb, the egregiously incompetent agent of Gervais' character, Andy Millman. The program mirrored the success of its Gervais-Merchant predecessor, and series co-producer HBO quickly picked it up for a run in the United States.Merchant would go on to appear in comedies like The Invention of Lying and Hall Pass, in addition to writing, directing, and appearing in ongoing Gervais collaborations, like Life's Too Short and The Ricky Gervais Show.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes
  • Actor
2018
93% Logan
  • Caliban
$226.3M 2017
25% Table 19
  • Walter Thimble
$3.7M 2017
36% Misery Loves Comedy
  • Actor
$5.8k 2014
71% Hello Ladies: The Movie
  • Screenwriter
  • Stuart
2014
54% I Give It a Year
  • Danny
$5.9M 2013
4% Movie 43
  • Donald
$8.8M 2013
34% Hall Pass
  • Gary
$45.1M 2011
55% Gnomeo and Juliet
  • Paris
$99.9M 2011
47% Jackboots on Whitehall
  • Actor
2010
57% Cemetery Junction
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
2010
18% The Tooth Fairy
  • Tracy
$58.6M 2010
57% The Invention of Lying
  • Man at the Door
$18.5M 2009
91% Hot Fuzz
  • Peter Ian Staker
$23.7M 2007

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Performer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2016
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
  • Guest
  • 2015
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Ethan Dave
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013-2016
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Appearing
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
86% Modern Family
2009
  • Stevens
  • 2014
  • 2010
54% Hello Ladies
2013-2014
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Co-creator
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Stuart
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
53% Life's Too Short
2011
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Creator
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Stephen Merchant
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Office
2005-2013
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Creator
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ricky Gervais Show
2010-2012
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Voice
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Extras
2005-2007
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Darren Lamb
  • 2007
  • 2005
0% The Office (UK)
2001-2003
  • Creator
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Oggmonster

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