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Stephen Root

One of the most prolific character actors working today, Stephen Root has worked alongside many of the biggest names in Hollywood. Born in Sarasota, Root majored in acting and broadcasting at the University of Florida and remains a die-hard Gator fan. After three years of touring the U.S. and Canada with the National Shakespeare Company, Root settled in New York, honing his craft in many regional theaters and starring off-Broadway in 'Journey's End' and 'The Au Pair Man'. His Broadway debut came in 'So Long On Lonely Street', which was followed by the Tony award-winning production of 'All My Sons', with Richard Kiley. A starring role as 'Boolie', in the Broadway national touring company of 'Driving Miss Daisy' with Julie Harris, brought Root to Los Angeles where he now resides. Back on the boards, he recently starred with Helen Hunt and Lyle Lovett in ;Much Ado About Nothing', an LA Shakespeare Production. His first acting role on screen came in George A. Romero's cult horror classic Monkey Shines (1988). After that, many more under-the-radar supporting roles came his way until he found some moderate fame in the acclaimed series NewsRadio (1995), where he played the somewhat eccentric owner of a radio station, Jimmy James, with Dave Foley as the station manager. The show ran from 1995 to 1999. Root has played more eccentric characters in recent years, voicing several characters in the hit animated TV series King of the Hill (1997), a show created by and starring Mike Judge. Judge would later cast Root in another cult classic film, 1999's 35 heures, c'est déjà trop (1999), where Root played the squirrelly and unforgettable Milton Waddams, a man who is pushed around at work and has a fetish for Swingline staplers. More recently Root has worked with such directors as the Coen brothers and Kevin Smith creating more oddball characters as well as making guest appearances on numerous TV shows.

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Nov 17, 1951 In Sarasota, Florida, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Tribunal de nuit 1984-01-04
Latest Project:
Series Fargo 2014-04-15

2 nominations.

Known For
Poster of King of the Hill
Poster of NewsRadio
Fargo Burt Canton 2 episodes, 2014 2014-04-15
Mike Tyson Mysteries Unknown 2014
TURN: Washington's Spies Unknown 2014-04-06
Out There Unknown 2013
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Unknown 2013-09-17
The Legend of Korra Unknown 2012-04-14
The Newsroom Unknown 2012-06-24
Gravity Falls Unknown 2012-06-15
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Unknown 2011-09-19
Adventure Time Unknown 2010-04-05
Hot in Cleveland Unknown 2010-06-16
Justified Unknown 2010-03-16
The Defenders Unknown 2010-09-22
Louie Unknown 2010-06-29
Boardwalk Empire Unknown 2010-09-19
Raising Hope Unknown 2010-09-01
The Good Wife Unknown 2009-09-22
The Cleveland Show Unknown 2009-09-27
The Life & Times of Tim Unknown 2008-06-01
True Blood Unknown 2008-09-07
Childrens Hospital Unknown 2008-12-08
Fringe Unknown 2008-09-09
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Unknown 2008-11-14
The Sarah Silverman Program. Unknown 2007-02-01
Californication Unknown 2007-08-13
Chowder Unknown 2007-11-02
Pushing Daisies Unknown 2007-10-03
The Big Bang Theory Unknown 2006-05-01
Ace of Cakes Unknown 2006-08-17
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Tripping the Rift Chode 39 episodes, 2004-2007 2004-03-04
Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Teen Titans Unknown 2003-07-19
Kim Possible Unknown 2002-06-07
The Proud Family Unknown 2001-09-15
Grounded for Life Unknown 2001-01-10
Dinner for Five Unknown 2001-07-06
Disney's the Legend of Tarzan Unknown 2001-09-03
According to Jim Unknown 2001-10-03
Justice League Unknown 2001-11-17
24 Unknown 2001-11-06
Malcolm In The Middle Unknown 2000-01-09
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Unknown 2000-10-02
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Ed Unknown 2000-10-08
Norm Unknown 1999-03-24
Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot Unknown 1999-09-18
Ladies Man Gene 30 episodes, 1999-2001 1999-09-20
The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
From the Earth to the Moon Chris Kraft 5 episodes, 1998 1998-04-05
Just Shoot Me! Unknown 1997
King of the Hill Bill Dauterive / ... 199 episodes, 1997-2010 1997-01-12
Johnny Bravo Unknown 1997-07-07
Superman: The Animated Series Unknown 1996-09-06
Profiler Unknown 1996-09-21
VR.5 Unknown 1995-03-10
Cybill Unknown 1995-01-02
NewsRadio Jimmy James 97 episodes, 1995-1999 1995-03-21
Party of Five Unknown 1994-09-12
Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
NYPD Blue Unknown 1993-09-21
Diagnosis Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
The Golden Palace Unknown 1992-09-18
Eerie, Indiana Unknown 1991-09-15
Home Improvement Unknown 1991-09-17
Blossom Unknown 1990-07-05
Northern Exposure Unknown 1990-07-12
Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
The Young Riders Unknown 1989-09-20
In the Heat of the Night Unknown 1988-03-06
Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
Murphy Brown Unknown 1988-11-14
Wiseguy Unknown 1987-09-16
Star Trek: The Next Generation Unknown 1987-09-26
L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Tribunal de nuit Unknown 1984-01-04