Know Your “That Guy”: Stephen Root

Stephen Root

Born: November 17, 1951

Number of Roles: 164

Best Known for Playing: Milton in Office Space, Bill on King of the Hill, Jimmy James on Newradio

First Appearance: DEA Agent in Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

Most Recent Appearance: Junjie in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011)

Can Be Seen/Heard In:

  • Justified
  • 24
  • No Country For Old Men
  • Batman: Year One
  • Thundercats
  • Batman: Brave and The Bold
  • Red State
  • The Conspirator
  • True Blood
  • Pushing Daisies
  • Tripping the Rift
  • Drillbit Taylor
  • Idiocracy
  • Cedar Rapids
  • American Dad
  • The West Wing
  • Kim Possible
  • Dodgeball
  • Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Seinfeld
  • Surviving Christmas
  • Jersey Girl
  • Mad Money
  • Ice Age: The Meltdown

Fun Facts

  • Had scenes in the trailers for White Oleander and Kindergarten Cop but was cut from the actual film
  • Frequently receives in the mail or in person red Swingline staplers
  • Donated money for an acting studio at the University of Florida which is now named the Stephen Root Acting Studio.

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