Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 30-11-1965
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
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  • Popularity: 20.80
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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.




Year Movie Character
2004 Meet the Fockers as Gaylord 'Greg' Focker
2005 Madagascar as Alex (voice)
2006 Night at the Museum as Larry Daley
2000 Meet the Parents as Gaylord 'Greg' Focker
1996 Flirting with Disaster as Mel Coplin
2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa as Alex (voice)
2004 Envy as Tim Dingman
2000 Keeping the Faith as Rabbi Jake Schram
2004 Along Came Polly as Reuben Feffer
1998 Permanent Midnight as Jerry Stahl
2003 Duplex as Alex Rose
2009 The Marc Pease Experience as Jon Gribble
2009 Merry Madagascar as Alex (voice)
2007 The Heartbreak Kid as Eddie Cantrow
2004 Starsky & Hutch as David Starsky
2001 Zoolander as Derek Zoolander
1999 Mystery Men as Mr. Furious
2010 Greenberg as Roger Greenberg
1995 Heavyweights as Tony Perkis / Tony Perkis Sr.
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian as Larry Daley
2012 The Watch as Evan
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted as Alex (voice)
2011 Tower Heist as Josh Kovacs
2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Walter Mitty
2013 Madly Madagascar as Alex (voice)
2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb as Larry Daley / Laaa
2015 While We're Young as Josh Schrebnick
2016 Zoolander 2 as Derek Zoolander
2017 Brad's Status as Brad Sloan
2008 Tropic Thunder as Tugg Speedman
2016 Zoolander: Super Model as Derek Zoolander (voice)
1970 Rat as Drew Larson
2001 Mission: Improbable as Tom Crooze
1970 The Champions
2015 Sweet Micky for President
1998 Zero Effect as Steve Arlo
2010 Little Fockers as Greg Focker
2017 The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) as Matthew Meyerowitz
1996 Derek Zoolander: Male Model as Derek Zoolander
2012 Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable as Self - Panelist
1990 Working Tra$h as Freddy
1987 Shoeshine as Son
1987 The Hustler of Money as Wince
2020 Celebrity Escape Room as Self
2016 Drake Sather: The Man Who Created Zoolander
1998 There's Something About Mary as Ted Stroehmann
2001 The Royal Tenenbaums as Chassie Tenenbaum
2004 DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story as White Goodman
1998 Your Friends & Neighbors as Jerry
1999 Heat Vision and Jack as Strip Club DJ / Himself (uncredited)
1996 If Lucy Fell as Bwick Elias
2005 Romanekian as Himself
1997 Derek Zoolander University as Derek Zoolander
1988 Fresh Horses as Tipton
2013 Nantucket Film Festival's 2nd Comedy Roundtable as Himself
2020 Beastie Boys Story as Self
1994 Reality Bites as Michael Grates
2010 I'm Still Here as Himself
2008 Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness as Tugg Speedman
1989 Elvis Stories as Bruce
2007 The Farrelly Bros.: In the French Tradition as Self
1987 The House of Blue Leaves as Ronnie Shaughnessy
2020 Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine as 8008s
2010 Megamind as Bernard (voice)
1999 The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller as Himself
1996 The Cable Guy as Sam Sweet / Stan Sweet
2009 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story as Himself
2021 Locked Down as Guy
2013 Here Comes the Night Time as Fake Arcade Fire Bandmember
1999 The Suburbans as Jay Rose
2020 Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics as Self
2006 Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! as Himself
2017 The Truth Is in the Stars as Himself
2007 The Making of 'The Pick of Destiny' as Himself
2006 School for Scoundrels as Lonnie
2011 The Trip as Ben Stiller
1987 Hot Pursuit as Chris Honeywell
1990 Stella
2013 He's Way More Famous Than You as Ben Stiller
1987 Empire of the Sun as Dainty
2009 Confessions of an Action Star as Commander
2015 Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder as Self
2005 All Aboard the Crazy Train as Self - Special Appearance
2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny as Guitar Center Guy
1989 Next of Kin as Lawrence Isabella
1991 Highway to Hell as Pluto's Cook / Attila the Hun
2007 AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition as Self
2004 Stuck on You: It's Funny - The Farrelly Formula as Himself
2021 Bleecker as Doctor Pots
2007 Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown as Stiller the Elf (voice)
1996 Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond as Himself
2016 Don't Think Twice as Himself
2006 Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner as Himself
2014 Harmontown as Himself
2005 Earth to America as Self
1996 Happy Gilmore as Hal L. - Orderly in Nursing Home (uncredited)
2000 Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire as Robbie the Reindeer (voice)
2020 Hubie Halloween as Orderly Hal
2002 Orange County as Firefighter (uncredited)
2021 Friends: The Reunion as (archive footage)
2000 The Independent as Cop
2011 Submarine as Soap Opera Star (uncredited)
2022 Bros as Ben Stiller (uncredited)
2004 Nobody Knows Anything! as Peach Expert (uncredited)
2001 Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored as Himself
2015 Being Canadian as Self
2012 The Secret Policeman's Ball as Self
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy as Arturo Mendes
2001 America: A Tribute to Heroes as Self
2020 Greed as Himself
1989 That's Adequate as Chip Lane
2017 Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs as Self
2002 Run Ronnie Run as Himself
1999 Black and White as Mark Clear
2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead as Himself (uncredited)
1994 Reality Bites
2008 Tropic Thunder
2001 Zoolander
1996 The Cable Guy
2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
1999 Heat Vision and Jack
2016 Zoolander 2
1989 Elvis Stories
1987 The Hustler of Money
1970 London
1970 Rat
1970 Bag Man
1970 The Champions
2003 Duplex
2008 Tropic Thunder
2004 Starsky & Hutch
2001 Zoolander
2004 DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story
2007 Blades of Glory
2010 Megamind
2011 Submarine
2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
2015 Crash Test
2016 Zoolander 2
2007 The Making of 'The Pick of Destiny'
2016 Why Him?
2018 The Package
2020 Friendsgiving
2018 Alex Strangelove
2022 Dinner in America
2020 Celebrity Escape Room
2008 The Ruins
1970 London
2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
2011 The Big Year
2021 Bleecker
1970 Untitled Andy Samberg/Andy Siara Sci-Fi Project
2003 Crooked Lines
2011 30 Minutes or Less
2019 Plus One
2021 Queenpins
1970 The Champions
2015 Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder
1996 Derek Zoolander: Male Model
1997 Derek Zoolander University
2008 Tropic Thunder
2008 Tropic Thunder
2001 Zoolander
2001 Zoolander
2016 Zoolander 2
1987 The Hustler of Money
2016 Zoolander 2
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2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2 episode) as Self
1992 The Ben Stiller Show (13 episode)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (1 episode)
1994 Friends (1 episode) as Tommy
1984 Miami Vice (1 episode)
1988 LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (3 episode)
1997 The View (1 episode) as Self
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (5 episode) as Self
1999 Freaks and Geeks (1 episode) as Agent Meara
1995 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2 episode)
1999 The Early Show (2 episode) as Self
2002 American Idol (2 episode) as Self
2001 Undeclared (1 episode) as Rex
2001 The Andy Dick Show (20 episode)
1992 MTV Movie & TV Awards (1 episode)
2002 Wish Kids (47 episode)
1975 Kate McShane (1 episode)
1994 Inside the Actors Studio (1 episode) as Self
1995 Mr. Show with Bob and David (20 episode) as Jimmy
1984 Kate & Allie (1 episode)
1994 Duckman (1 episode)
1989 The Simpsons (1 episode)
1999 Family Guy (1 episode) as Ben Stiller (voice) (uncredited)
1952 Today (1 episode) as Self
2007 Phineas and Ferb (1 episode)
2005 Extras (1 episode) as Self
1993 Frasier (1 episode) as Barry (voice)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1998 The King of Queens (1 episode)
1982 Late Night with David Letterman (1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (4 episode) as Self - Guest
1999 Rove (1 episode) as Himself
2006 The Henry Rollins Show (1 episode)
2004 On Air with Ryan Seacrest (3 episode)
1996 Saturday Night Special (1 episode)
1953 The Oscars (3 episode) as Self
2008 Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (1 episode) as Self
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Tom Cruise / Vincent Lauria (uncredited)
2013 The Birthday Boys (1 episode)
1984 MTV Video Music Awards (1 episode) as Himself - Host
2003 Arrested Development (4 episode) as Tony Wonder
2015 Big Time in Hollywood, Fl (1 episode) as Jimmy Staats
2016 Haters Back Off (1 episode) as Himself
2010 The Trip (1 episode) as Ben Stiller
2015 Another Period (1 episode) as Charles Ponzi
2014 Running Wild with Bear Grylls (1 episode) as Self
1975 Saturday Night Live (6 episode) as Michael Cohen (uncredited)
2019 Desus & Mero (1 episode) as Self - Illustrious Guest
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Store Owner
1999 TV Total (1 episode) as Self
2007 The Graham Norton Show (3 episode) as Self
2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (1 episode) as Self
1998 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (1 episode) as Self
1987 Kids' Choice Awards (1 episode) as Himself - Host
2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (1 episode) as Self
2012 Inside Comedy (1 episode) as Self
2002 Prehistoric Planet (6 episode) as Narrator
2015 StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson (1 episode) as Self
1993 WWE Raw (1 episode) as Himself
2020 Gone Mental with Lior (1 episode) as Himself
2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm (4 episode) as Ben Stiller
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Self - Host
2007 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (1 episode) as Self
1994 Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1 episode)
2015 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (1 episode)
2005 Dreamworks Happy Holidays from Madagascar (4 episode)
1992 The Ben Stiller Show (5 episode) Directing as (Director)
2012 Burning Love (42 episode) Production as (Executive Producer)
1992 The Ben Stiller Show (13 episode) Writing as (Writer)
2018 Escape at Dannemora (7 episode) Directing as (Director)
2018 Escape at Dannemora (7 episode) Production as (Executive Producer)
2019 In the Dark (39 episode) Production as (Executive Producer)
2022 Severance (6 episode) Directing as (Director)
2022 Severance (9 episode) Production as (Executive Producer)
1970 High Desert (1 episode) Production as (Executive Producer)
1992 The Ben Stiller Show ( episode) Creator as (Creator)
2013 The Birthday Boys ( episode) Creator as (Creator)

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