Ben Stiller
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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.
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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.
Known For
Saturday Night Live
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Late Night with Seth Meyers
WWE Raw
The Oscars
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Family Guy
King of the Hill
LIVE with Kelly and Mark
E! True Hollywood Story
The Graham Norton Show
Friends
Frasier
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
Teen Choice Awards
Miami Vice
Space Ghost Coast to Coast
Arrested Development
The King of Queens
Today
American Idol
The Daily Show
NewsRadio
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Simpsons
Late Night with David Letterman
The Early Show
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
Kids' Choice Awards
Phineas and Ferb
Krapopolis
Primetime Glick
MTV Movie & TV Awards
Extras
Freaks and Geeks
Haters Back Off
Kate & Allie
Running Wild with Bear Grylls
Mr. Show with Bob and David
Desus & Mero
Another Period
Big Time in Hollywood, Fl
Kate McShane
Run Ronnie Run
Happy Gilmore
The Independent
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Inside Comedy
Bros
Orange County
Friends: The Reunion
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner
MTV Video Music Awards
Hubie Halloween
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
Hot Pursuit
Dreamworks Happy Holidays from Madagascar
Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story
Locked Down
Megamind
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller
The Royal Tenenbaums
Reality Bites
Beastie Boys Story
There's Something About Mary
The Marc Pease Experience
Little Fockers
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
The Watch
Tower Heist
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Meet the Fockers
Night at the Museum
Meet the Parents
Madagascar
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Tropic Thunder
Madly Madagascar
Zoolander 2
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Zoolander
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
The Heartbreak Kid
Brad's Status
Heavyweights
Starsky & Hutch
Production Credits
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