Biography

​Benjamin Edward "Ben" Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, writer, film director, and producer. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, and was offered two of his own shows, both entitled The Ben Stiller Show. He began acting in films, and had his directorial debut with Reality Bites. Throughout his career he has since written, starred in, directed, and/or produced over 50 films including Heavyweights, There's Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Dodgeball, and Tropic Thunder. In addition, he has had multiple cameos in music videos, television shows, and films. Stiller is a member of the comedic acting brotherhood colloquially known as the Frat Pack. His films have grossed more than $2.1 billion domestically (United States and Canada), with an average of $73 million per film. Throughout his career, he has received several awards and honors including an Emmy Award, several MTV Movie Awards, and a Teen Choice Award.

​Benjamin Edward "Ben" Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, writer, film director, and producer. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, and was offered two of his own shows, both entitled The Ben Stiller Show. He began acting in films, and had his directorial debut with Reality Bites. Throughout his career he has since written, starred in, directed, and/or produced over 50 films including Heavyweights, There's Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Dodgeball, and Tropic Thunder. In addition, he has had multiple cameos in music videos, television shows, and films. Stiller is a member of the comedic acting brotherhood colloquially known as the Frat Pack. His films have grossed more than $2.1 billion domestically (United States and Canada), with an average of $73 million per film. Throughout his career, he has received several awards and honors including an Emmy Award, several MTV Movie Awards, and a Teen Choice Award.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 150

Birthday 1965-11-30

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Бен Стиллер
  • 班·史提勒
  • เบน สติลเลอร์
  • ベン・スティラー
  • 벤 스틸러
  • بن ستيلر

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Romanekian as Himself
I Am Chippendales as Nick DeNoia
2020 Madagascar 4
2017 Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs as Himself
2017 Brad's Status as Brad Sloan
2017 The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) as Matthew Meyerowitz
2017 The Truth Is in the Stars as Himself
2016 Haters Back Off(1 episode) as Himself
2016 Don't Think Twice as Himself
2016 Zoolander 2 as Derek Zoolander
2015 Being Canadian
2015 Another Period(1 episode)
2015 While We're Young as Josh Schrebnick
2015 Big Time in Hollywood, Fl(1 episode) as Jimmy Staats
2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb as Larry Daley
2014 Running Wild with Bear Grylls(1 episode) as Himself
2014 Harmontown
2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Walter Mitty
2013 Nantucket Film Festival's 2nd Comedy Roundtable
2013 The Birthday Boys(1 episode)
2013 He's Way More Famous Than You as Ben Stiller
2013 Madly Madagascar as Alex (voice)
2012 Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable as Panelist
2012 The Watch as Evan
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted as Alex (voice)
2012 The Secret Policeman's Ball
2011 Tower Heist as Josh Kovacs
2011 Submarine as Soap Opera Star
2010 Little Fockers as Greg Focker
2010 The Trip(1 episode) as Ben Stiller
2010 Megamind as Bernard (voice)
2010 I'm Still Here as Himself
2010 The Trip as Ben Stiller
2010 Greenberg as Roger Greenberg
2009 Merry Madagascar(1 episode) as Alex (voice)
2009 Merry Madagascar as Alex
2009 The Marc Pease Experience as Jon Gribble
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian as Larry Daley
2009 Confessions of an Action Star as Commander
2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa as Alex (voice)
2008 Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness as Tugg Speedman (uncredited)
2008 Tropic Thunder as Tugg Speedman
2008 Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis(1 episode)
2007 Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown as Stiller the Elf (voice)
2007 The Heartbreak Kid as Eddie Cantrow
2007 Phineas and Ferb(1 episode)
2007 AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition
2007 The Making of 'The Pick of Destiny' as Himself
2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny as Guitar Center Guy
2006 Night at the Museum as Larry Daley
2006 School for Scoundrels as Lonnie
2006 Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner as Himself
2006 The Henry Rollins Show(1 episode)
2005 Extras(1 episode)
2005 Madagascar as Alex
2004 Meet the Fockers as Gaylord 'Greg' Focker
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy as Arturo Mendes
2004 DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story as White Goodman
2004 Envy as Tim Dingman
2004 Starsky & Hutch as David Starsky
2004 Along Came Polly as Reuben Feffer
2004 On Air with Ryan Seacrest(3 episodes)
2003 Arrested Development(1 episode) as Tony Wonder
2003 Arrested Development(1 episode)
2003 Nobody Knows Anything! as Peach Expert (uncredited)
2003 Duplex as Alex Rose
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(2 episodes)
2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead as Ben Stiller (uncredited)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2002 Run Ronnie Run as Himself
2002 American Idol(2 episodes)
2002 Wish Kids(47 episodes)
2002 Orange County as Firefighter
2001 The Royal Tenenbaums as Chas Tenenbaum
2001 Zoolander as Derek Zoolander
2001 Undeclared(1 episode)
2001 The Fairly OddParents(1 episode)
2001 The King of Queens(1 episode)
2001 The Andy Dick Show(27 episodes)
2000 The Independent as Cop
2000 Curb Your Enthusiasm(2 episodes)
2000 Meet the Parents as Gaylord "Greg" Focker
2000 Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire as Robbie the Reindeer (voice)
2000 Keeping the Faith as Rabbi Jake Schram
1999 The Early Show(2 episodes)
1999 The Suburbans as Jay Rose
1999 The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller as Himself
1999 Freaks and Geeks(1 episode) as Agent Meara
1999 Rove(1 episode) as Himself
1999 Black and White as Mark Clear
1999 Mystery Men as Mr. Furious
1999 Family Guy(1 episode)
1999 Heat Vision and Jack as Strip Club DJ / Himself (uncredited)
1998 Permanent Midnight as Jerry Stahl
1998 There's Something About Mary as Ted Stroehmann
1998 Your Friends & Neighbors as Jerry
1998 Zero Effect as Steve Arlo
1997 Derek Zoolander University as Derek Zoolander
1997 The View(1 episode)
1996 Derek Zoolander: Male Model as Derek Zoolander
1996 Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond as Himself
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(4 episodes)
1996 The Cable Guy as Sam Sweet / Stan Sweet
1996 Saturday Night Special(1 episode)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(1 episode)
1996 Flirting with Disaster as Mel Coplin
1996 If Lucy Fell as Bwick Elias
1996 Happy Gilmore as Hal L. - Orderly in Nursing Home (uncredited)
1995 Mr. Show with Bob and David(55 episodes) as Jimmy
1995 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist(1 episode)
1995 Heavyweights as Tony Perkis
1994 Friends(1 episode) as Tommy
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 Duckman(1 episode)
1994 Reality Bites as Michael Grates
1993 Frasier(1 episode) as Guest Caller - Barry
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(3 episodes)
1992 The Ben Stiller Show(16 episodes)
1992 The Nutt House as Pie thrower (uncredited)
1992 MTV Movie & TV Awards(1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2 episodes)
1991 Highway to Hell
1990 Working Tra$h
1990 Stella
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1989 Next of Kin
1989 That's Adequate
1989 Elvis Stories as Bruce
1988 Fresh Horses
1987 Empire of the Sun as Dainty
1987 Hot Pursuit as Chris Honeywell
1987 The Hustler of Money as Wince
1987 Shoeshine
1984 Miami Vice(1 episode)
1984 MTV Video Music Awards(1 episode) as Host - Himself
1984 MTV Video Music Awards(1 episode)
1984 Kate & Allie(1 episode)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(3 episodes)
1982 Late Night with David Letterman(1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live(3 episodes) as Michael Cohen (uncredited)
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1975 Kate McShane(1 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Ben Stiller
1953 The Academy Awards(3 episodes)
1952 Today(1 episode)

Production

FriendsgivingProducer
Untitled David O. Selznick BiopicExecutive Producer
2018 Escape at Dannemora(7 episodes)Executive Producer
2018 The PackageProducer
2018 Alex StrangeloveProducer
2016 Why Him?Producer
2016 Zoolander 2Producer
2015 Crash TestProducer
2013 The Secret Life of Walter MittyProducer
2012 Burning Love(54 episodes)Executive Producer
2011 SubmarineExecutive Producer
2010 MegamindExecutive Producer
2008 Tropic ThunderProducer
2007 Blades of GloryProducer
2007 The Making of 'The Pick of Destiny'Producer
2004 DodgeBall: A True Underdog StoryProducer
2004 Starsky & HutchExecutive Producer
2003 DuplexProducer
2001 ZoolanderProducer

Directing

2018 Escape at Dannemora(8 episodes)Director
2016 Zoolander 2Director
2013 The Secret Life of Walter MittyDirector
2008 Tropic ThunderDirector
2001 ZoolanderDirector
1999 Heat Vision and JackDirector
1996 The Cable GuyDirector
1994 Reality BitesDirector
1992 The Ben Stiller Show(5 episodes)Director
1989 Elvis StoriesDirector
1987 The Hustler of MoneyDirector

Writing

2016 Zoolander 2Writer
2008 Tropic ThunderStory
2008 Tropic ThunderScreenplay
2001 ZoolanderScreenplay
2001 ZoolanderCharacters
1997 Derek Zoolander UniversityWriter
1996 Derek Zoolander: Male ModelWriter
1992 The Ben Stiller Show(16 episodes)Writer
1987 The Hustler of MoneyWriter

Creator

2013 The Birthday BoysCreator
1992 The Ben Stiller ShowCreator

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