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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, producer, film director, and screenwriter. He is the son of the comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries and was offered his own variety sketch comedy show, titled The Ben Stiller Show, which he produced and hosted for its 13-episode run. Throughout his career he has written, starred in, directed, or produced more than 50 films including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Zoolander 1 & 2, The Cable Guy, There's Something About Mary, the Meet the Parents trilogy, DodgeBall, Tropic Thunder, the Madagascar series, and the Night at the Museum trilogy. He made his directorial debut with Reality Bites. He is also known for his performances in independent films such as Flirting with Disaster (1996), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Greenberg (2010), While We're Young (2014), and The Meyerowitz Stories (2017). He has also made numerous cameos in music videos, television shows, and films. 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 Limtied 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. Stiller is a member of a group of comedic actors colloquially known as the Frat Pack. His films have grossed more than $2.6 billion in the United States and Canada, 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.


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