Stephen Root

Stephen Root Headshot

Actor

Birth Date: November 17, 1951

Age: 72 years old

Birth Place: Sarasota, Florida

Spouses: Romy Rosemont

A gifted and immensely likeable character actor, Stephen Root's staggering résumé crossed into multiple genres and mediums, despite the average viewer most likely knowing him more by face than by name. Root achieved his most prolific success with two roles: the stapler-obsessed cubicle rat Milton in the cult comedy "Office Space" (1999) and the oddball billionaire Jimmy James on the sitcom "NewsRadio" (NBC, 1995-99). Often appearing as various legal professionals, grieving fathers, Southern sheriffs, military men or football coaches on television shows like "In the Heat of the Night" (NBC, 1988-94) and "Boston Legal" (ABC, 2004-08), Root also gave solid supporting turns in movies as diverse as "Bicentennial Man" (1999) and "No Country for Old Men" (2007), and lent his voice to such projects as the animated series "King of the Hill" (Fox, 1997-2010), the Pixar blockbuster "Finding Nemo" (2003) and even videogames. Root's scene-stealing work went on to enhance a number of projects over the years, attracting the attention of such respected talents as the Coen Brothers, Mike Judge and George Clooney. Determined to avoid typecasting, Root made sure to regularly alternate between comedy and drama, and his experience in both disciplines, gained via years of work in regional theater and the National Shakespeare Company, provided him with an excellent skill set to portray a wide array of people, average and otherwise.

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Beacon 23Stream

Guest Star
Solomon
Series
2023
60%

Praise PeteyStream

Voice
Dad
Series
2023
80%

Fired on MarsStream

Actor
Mark
Series
2023

PaintStream

Actor
Tony
Movie
2023
32%

Lousy Carter

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Analyst
Movie
2023

Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-headStream

Guest Voice
Gary
Series
2022
100%

The Legend of Vox MachinaStream

Voice
Professor Anders
Series
2022
100%

Beavis and Butt-Head Do the UniverseStream

Voice
Jail Tattoo Artist
Movie
2022
95%

To LeslieStream

Actor
Dutch
Movie
2022
93%

CBS Saturday Morning

Guest
Show
2021

Masters of the Universe: RevelationStream

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Cringer/Battle Cat
Miniseries
2021
93%

Feels So Good

Actor
Nick Celisco
Show
2021

HappilyStream

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Goodman
Movie
2021
69%

Queenpins

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Agent Flannagan
Movie
2021

Schlaglicht

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Monroe Fuches
Show
2020

The Empty ManStream

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Arthur Parsons
Movie
2020
75%

Uncle Frank

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Daddy Mac
Movie
2020

Four Good Days

Actor
Chris
Movie
2020

Home

Actor
Movie
2020

Eiga Entotsumachi no Puperu

Voice
Bruno
Movie
2020

Bless the HartsStream

Guest Voice
Rick Ocean
Series
2019
82%

AmphibiaStream

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Mayor Toadstool
Series
2019

BombshellStream

Actor
Neil Mullen
Movie
2019
68%

Seberg

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Walt Breckman
Movie
2019

Wilde Western-Woche

Actor
Hugh
Show
2018

The Epic Tales of Captain UnderpantsStream

Voice
Mr. Morty Fyde
Series
2018

Dallas & RoboStream

Voice
Uncle Danny
Series
2018

BarryStream

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Fuches
Series
2018
98%

Barry FREE

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Fuches
Show
2018

Life of the PartyStream

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Mike
Movie
2018
35%

On the Basis of SexStream

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Professor Brown
Movie
2018
72%

The Ballad of Buster ScruggsStream

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Teller (Segment "Near Algodones")
Movie
2018
89%

DuckTalesStream

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J.W. Guidebook
Series
2017

Get OutStream

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Jim Hudson
Movie
2017
98%

Infinity Baby

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Fenton
Movie
2017

Three Christs

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Dr. Rogers
Movie
2017

All the Way

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J. Edgar Hoover
Show
2016

IdiotsitterStream

Actor
Kent
Series
2016
89%

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Actor
Burt Stangle
Movie
2016

All the WayStream

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J. Edgar Hoover
Movie
2016
87%

Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz

Voice
Uncle Henry
Movie
2016

Miles

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Ron Walton
Movie
2016

Looking for the Jackalope

Actor
The Jackalope
Movie
2016

7 Chinese Brothers

Actor
George
Movie
2015

TrumboStream

Actor
Hymie King
Movie
2015
75%

Hello, My Name Is Doris

Actor
Todd
Movie
2015

FargoStream

Guest Star
Burt Canton
Series
2014
93%

TURN: Washington's SpiesStream

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Nathaniel Sackett
Series
2014
81%

SelmaStream

Actor
Al Lingo
Movie
2014
99%

Masters of SexStream

Guest Star
Series
2013
84%

Brooklyn Nine-NineStream

Guest Star
Lynn Boyle
Series
2013
95%

Dragons: Defenders of Berk

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Mildew
Show
2013

Till Murder Do Us Part

Actor
Show
2013

Feels So Good

Actor
Nick Celisco
Movie
2013

Accord Parfait

Actor
Avery Boomer
Movie
2013

The Arrangement

Actor
Avery Boomer
Movie
2013

Milo

Actor
Roger
Movie
2013

Superman: Unbound

Voice
Zor-El
Movie
2013

Dragons: Riders of Berk

Voice
Mildew
Show
2012

The NewsroomStream

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General Stomtonovich
Series
2012

The Legend of KorraStream

Guest Voice
White Lotus Leader/Hobo/Phonograph Vendor
Series
2012
89%

Big MiracleStream

Actor
Gov. Haskell
Movie
2012
74%

The Company You KeepStream

Actor
Billy Cusimano
Movie
2012
54%

Tom i Jerry i Carobnjak iz Oza

Actor
Movie
2011

RangoStream

Voice
Doc/Merrimack
Movie
2011
88%

Cedar Rapids

Actor
Bill Krogstad
Movie
2011

Red State

Actor
Sheriff Wynan
Movie
2011

Tom and Jerry & the Wizard of Oz

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Uncle Henry/Crows
Movie
2011

J. EdgarStream

Actor
Arthur Koehler
Movie
2011
43%

The DefendersStream

Guest Star
Judge Taylor
Series
2010
74%

Raising HopeStream

Guest Star
Series
2010
96%

Boardwalk EmpireStream

Actor
Gaston Means
Series
2010
92%

Boardwalk EmpireStream

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Gaston Means
Series
2010
92%

LouieStream

Guest Star
Dr. Hepa
Series
2010
93%

Hot in ClevelandStream

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Brian
Series
2010

Adventure TimeStream

Guest Voice
Grimby/Tart Toter
Series
2010
100%

JustifiedStream

Guest Star
Judge Reardon
Series
2010
97%

Unthinkable

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Charles Thompson
Movie
2010

Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare

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Burt
Movie
2010

The Conspirator

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John Lloyd
Movie
2010

Everything Must Go

Actor
Elliot
Movie
2010

The Cleveland ShowStream

Guest Voice
Neighbors Kellogg
Series
2009

The Good WifeStream

Guest Star
Judge Murphy Wicks
Series
2009
93%

Unscripted

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2009

The SoloistStream

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Curt
Movie
2009
56%

Bob Funk

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Steve
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2009

The Men Who Stare at GoatsStream

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Gus Lacey
Movie
2009
51%

FringeStream

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Raymond
Series
2008
90%

True BloodStream

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Series
2008
68%

LeatherheadsStream

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Suds
Movie
2008
52%

Mad Money

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Glover
Movie
2008

Over Her Dead BodyStream

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Sculptor/Angel
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2008
14%

Tripping the Rift: The Movie

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Chode
Movie
2008

Pushing DaisiesStream

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Series
2007
96%

The Big Bang TheoryStream

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Dan
Series
2007
81%

The Big Bang TheoryStream

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Dan
Series
2007
81%

Phineas and FerbStream

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Floyd
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2007

Phineas and FerbStream

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Floyd
Series
2007

CalifornicationStream

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Ricardo Collini
Series
2007
57%

Have Dreams, Will Travel

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Sheriff Brock
Movie
2007

No Country for Old MenStream

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Man who hires Wells
Movie
2007
93%

The Path to 9/11

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2006

IdiocracyStream

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Judge Hank "The Hangman" BMW
Movie
2006
71%

The Fox and the Hound 2

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Talent Scout
Movie
2006

Gretchen

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Herb
Movie
2006

American DadStream

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Dick
Series
2005

Just FriendsStream

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KC
Movie
2005
42%

Tripping the RiftStream

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Chode McBlob
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2004

Raising Genius

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Dwight Nestor
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2004

Dodgeball: A True Underdog StoryStream

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Gordon
Movie
2004
71%

Jersey Girl

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Greenie
Movie
2004

The LadykillersStream

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Fernand Gudge
Movie
2004
54%

Surviving ChristmasStream

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Dr. Freeman
Movie
2004
8%

Finding NemoStream

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Bubbles
Movie
2003
99%

Kim PossibleStream

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Series
2002

Last Call With Carson Daly

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Talk
2002

Epoka lodowcowa

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Frank / Start
Movie
2002

Ice AgeStream

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Rhino
Movie
2002
77%

The Country BearsStream

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Zeb
Movie
2002
31%

24Stream

Guest Star
Bill Prady
Series
2001
87%

According to JimStream

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Series
2001

The Proud FamilyStream

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Mr. Andrews
Series
2001

Grounded for LifeStream

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Tony Bustamante
Series
2001

DAG

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Show
2000

CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationStream

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Michael Kirkwood
Series
2000

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

Guest Voice
Series
2000

Malcolm in the MiddleStream

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2000

O Brother, Where Art Thou?Stream

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Radio Station Man
Movie
2000
78%

The West WingStream

Guest Star
Bob Mayer
Series
1999
81%

Ladies Man

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Gene
Series
1999
8%

Ladies Man

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Gene
Series
1999
8%

Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot

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Show
1999

The Sissy Duckling

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Big Ducky
Show
1999

Norm

Guest Star
Series
1999
67%

Office SpaceStream

Actor
Milton Waddams
Movie
1999
80%

Bicentennial ManStream

Actor
Dennis Mansky
Movie
1999
37%

Natural Selection

Actor
Mr. Crenshaw
Movie
1999

From the Earth to the MoonStream

Actor
Chris Kraft
Miniseries
1998

From the Earth to the MoonStream

Host
Chris Kraft
Miniseries
1998

Krippendorf's Tribe

Actor
Gerald Adams
Movie
1998

Just Shoot MeStream

Guest Star
Dr. Drake Kelson
Series
1997

King of the HillStream

Actor
Series
1997

King of the HillStream

Voice
Buck Strickland
Series
1997

Pandora's Clock

Actor
Show
1996

The Road to Galveston

Actor
Ed Kirkman
Movie
1996

The Lottery

Actor
Graham Dunbar
Movie
1996

NewsRadioStream

Actor
Jimmy James
Series
1995
95%

Night of the Scarecrow

Actor
Frank
Movie
1995

In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice

Actor
Jaan Laaman
Movie
1995

Harts of the WestStream

Actor
R.O
Series
1993
55%

NYPD BlueStream

Guest Star
IAB Sgt. Fulmer
Series
1993
83%

FrasierStream

Guest Star
Harbin
Series
1993
95%

Class of '61

Actor
Movie
1993

Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story

Actor
Dr. Kirby
Movie
1993

Una Mujer Despreciada

Actor
Movie
1992

A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story

Actor
Kevin McDonald
Movie
1992

Buffy the Vampire SlayerStream

Actor
Gary Murray
Movie
1992
36%

Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter

Actor
Kevin McDonald
Movie
1992

Civil Wars

Guest Star
Mrs. Caldecott's Lawyer
Show
1991

Stephen King's Golden Years

Actor
Major Moreland
Show
1991

V.I. WarshawskiStream

Actor
Mickey
Movie
1991
24%

The SimpsonsStream

Guest Voice
Bildorf
Series
1989
85%

SeinfeldStream

Guest Star
Mr. Lager
Series
1989
89%

Quantum LeapStream

Guest Star
John Tremaine Jr.
Series
1989

RoseanneStream

Guest Star
Peter Lundy
Series
1988
76%

Monkey Shines

Actor
Dean Burbage
Movie
1988

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStream

Guest Star
Capt. K'Vada
Series
1987
92%

Star Trek: The Next Generation 2.0

Guest Star
Show
1987

Jake and the Fatman

Guest Star
Series
1987

WiseguyStream

Guest Star
Jack Bishop
Series
1987

Head of the ClassStream

Guest Star
Series
1986

Night CourtStream

Actor
Series
1984

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