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Ben Stiller

1965-11-30 New York City, New York, USA

Image of Ben Stiller


Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is the son of the comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. Stiller was a member of a group of comedic actors colloquially known as the Frat Pack. His films have grossed more than $2.6 billion in Canada and the United States, with an average of $79 million per film. Throughout his career, he has received various awards and honors, including an Emmy Award, multiple MTV Movie Awards, a Britannia Award and a Teen Choice Award. While beginning his acting career, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries and was offered a variety sketch comedy series titled The Ben Stiller Show, which he produced and hosted for its 13-episode run. The series ran on MTV from 1990 to 1992, earning him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Program. He then appeared on shows such as Friends, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Arrested Development. Having previously acted in television, he began acting in films. He made his directorial debut with Reality Bites and continued directing films and often starring in them, such as with The Cable Guy (1996), Zoolander (2001), Tropic Thunder (2008), and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013). During this time he also starred in a string of successful studio comedies including There’s Something About Mary (1998), Along Came Polly (2004), Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004), Starsky & Hutch (2004), and Tower Heist (2011). Stiller is also widely known for multiple franchise films such as the Meet the Parents films (2000–2010), the Madagascar franchise (2005–2012), and the Night at the Museum trilogy (2006–2014). He is known for his performances in independent films such as David O. Russell’s Flirting with Disaster (1996), Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Noah Baumbach’s’ Greenberg (2010), While We're Young (2014), and The Meyerowitz Stories (2017). In 2018 he directed the Showtime limited series Escape at Dannemora earning himself a Directors Guild of America Award and two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series. In 2022 he served as a director and executive producer on the Apple TV+ series Severance earning two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series.


The Alphabet Movie G 2023-04-14
Albert Brooks: Defending My Life Self 2023-11-12
Bleecker 2023-06-09
Bros Ben Stiller (uncredited) 2022-09-30
Friends: The Reunion (archive footage) 2021-05-27
Locked Down Guy 2021-02-25
Beastie Boys Story Self 2020-04-24
Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics Self 2020-05-11
Hubie Halloween Orderly Hal 2020-10-07
Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine 8008s 2020-10-27
Celebrity Escape Room Self 2020-05-21
Greed Self 2019-09-07
Brad's Status Brad Sloan 2017-09-14
The Meyerowitz Stories Matthew Meyerowitz 2017-10-13
The Truth Is in the Stars Self 2017-05-01
Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs Self 2017-11-18
Zoolander: Super Model Derek Zoolander (voice) 2016-08-01
Don't Think Twice Self 2016-07-22
Drake Sather: The Man Who Created Zoolander 2016-05-24
Zoolander 2 Derek Zoolander 2016-02-06
Sweet Micky for President Self 2015-01-23
Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder Self 2015-07-11
Being Canadian Self 2015-09-18
While We're Young Josh Schrebnick 2015-04-03
Harmontown Self 2014-03-08
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Larry Daley / Laaa 2014-12-17
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Walter Mitty 2013-12-18
Madly Madagascar Alex (voice) 2013-01-29
Le Débarquement Self - host 2013-01-18
Nantucket Film Festival's 2nd Comedy Roundtable Self 2013-10-25
He's Way More Famous Than You Ben Stiller 2013-05-10
Here Comes the Night Time Fake Arcade Fire Bandmember 2013-09-29
The Watch Evan 2012-07-26
Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable Self - Panelist 2012-09-27
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Alex (voice) 2012-06-06
The Secret Policeman's Ball Self 2012-03-04
The Trip Ben Stiller 2011-04-24
Submarine Soap Opera Star (uncredited) 2011-03-18
Tower Heist Josh Kovacs 2011-11-02
Little Fockers Greg Focker 2010-12-21
Greenberg Roger Greenberg 2010-03-26
Megamind Bernard (voice) 2010-10-28
I'm Still Here Ben Stiller 2010-09-10
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story Self 2009-04-24
Funny People Friend in video (archive footage) (uncredited) 2009-07-30
The Marc Pease Experience Jon Gribble 2009-08-21
Merry Madagascar Alex (voice) 2009-11-16
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Larry Daley 2009-05-20
Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness Tugg Speedman 2008-08-26
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Alex (voice) 2008-10-30
Tropic Thunder Tugg Speedman 2008-08-09
Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown Stiller the Elf (voice) 2007-12-23
AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition Self 2007-06-20
The Heartbreak Kid Eddie Cantrow 2007-10-05
The Making of 'The Pick of Destiny' Self 2007-02-27
The Farrelly Bros.: In the French Tradition Self 2007-12-26
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner Self - Filmed Roaster 2006-08-20
Night at the Museum Larry Daley 2006-12-20
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Guitar Center Guy 2006-11-22
School for Scoundrels Lonnie 2006-09-29
All Aboard the Crazy Train Self - Special Appearance 2005-06-19
Confessions of an Action Star Commander 2005-01-23
Earth to America Self 2005-11-20
Romanekian Himself 2005-09-13
Madagascar Alex (voice) 2005-05-25
Meet the Fockers Greg Focker 2004-12-22
Nobody Knows Anything! Peach Expert (uncredited) 2004-08-24
Envy Tim Dingman 2004-04-30
Starsky & Hutch David Starsky 2004-03-05
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Arturo Mendes 2004-06-28
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story White Goodman 2004-06-18
Along Came Polly Reuben Feffer 2004-01-16
Duplex Alex Rose 2003-09-26
Pauly Shore Is Dead Ben Stiller (uncredited) 2003-03-11
Orange County Firefighter (uncredited) 2002-01-11
Run Ronnie Run Self 2002-01-20
Mission: Improbable Tom Crooze 2001-06-02
The Royal Tenenbaums Chas Tenenbaum 2001-10-05
Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored Self 2001-05-31
Zoolander Derek Zoolander 2001-09-28
America: A Tribute to Heroes Self 2001-09-21
The Independent Cop 2000-11-10
Meet the Parents Greg Focker 2000-10-06
Keeping the Faith Rabbi Jake Schram 2000-04-14
Heat Vision and Jack Self / Strip Club DJ (uncredited) 1999-01-10
The Suburbans Jay Rose 1999-10-29
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller Self 1999-10-27
Black and White Mark Clear 1999-09-04
Mystery Men Furious 1999-08-06
Your Friends & Neighbors Jerry 1998-08-19
Zero Effect Steve Arlo 1998-01-30
Permanent Midnight Jerry Stahl 1998-09-16
There's Something About Mary Ted Stroehmann 1998-07-15
Derek Zoolander University Derek Zoolander 1997-10-31
Happy Gilmore Hal L. - Orderly in Nursing Home (uncredited) 1996-02-16
Derek Zoolander: Male Model Derek Zoolander 1996-10-31
The Cable Guy Sam Sweet / Stan Sweet 1996-06-10
If Lucy Fell Bwick Elias 1996-03-08
Flirting with Disaster Mel Coplin 1996-03-22
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond Self 1996-10-06
Heavyweights Tony Perkis / Tony Perkis Sr. 1995-02-17
Reality Bites Michael Grates 1994-02-18
Highway to Hell Pluto's Cook / Attila the Hun 1991-11-21
Working Tra$h Freddy 1990-11-26
Stella Jim Uptegrove 1990-02-02
Next of Kin Lawrence Isabella 1989-10-20
That's Adequate Chip Lane 1989-01-01
Elvis Stories Bruce 1989-01-01
Fresh Horses Tipton 1988-11-18
Hot Pursuit Chris Honeywell 1987-05-08
Empire of the Sun Dainty 1987-12-09
The House of Blue Leaves Ronnie Shaughnessy 1987-05-25
The Hustler of Money Wince 1987-03-28
Shoeshine Son 1987-01-01
Belly of the Beast Norman Mailer
The Champions
Rat Drew Larson
The Semplica-Girl Diaries
Nutcrackers Mike Maxwell