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Stephen Merchant


Stephen Merchant was born on November 24, 1974 in Bristol, England. He is a writer and producer, known for The Office (2005), Cemetery Junction (2010) and The Ricky Gervais Show (2010). See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 12 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Office
The Office Writer
(2005-2013)
Cemetery Junction
(2010)
The Ricky Gervais Show
(2010-2012)
Life's Too Short
(2011-2013)

Filmography

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  Hello Ladies (TV Series) (creator - 8 episodes, 2013) (written by - 7 episodes, 2013 - 2014) (created by - 1 episode, 2014)
- Hello Ladies: The Movie (2014) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Drive (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Wedding (2013) ... (creator)
- Long Beach (2013) ... (creator)
- Pool Party (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
  The Office (TV Series) (creator - 187 episodes, 2005 - 2013) (written by - 1 episode, 2006) (based on the BBC series "The Office" created by - 1 episode, 2005) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2005)
- Finale (2013) ... (creator)
- A.A.R.M. (2013) ... (creator)
- Livin' the Dream (2013) ... (creator)
- Paper Airplane (2013) ... (creator)
- Stairmageddon (2013) ... (creator)
  Life's Too Short (TV Series) (creator - 8 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (written by - 5 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (writer - 3 episodes, 2011)
- Easter Special (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.7 (2011) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... (creator) / (writer)
 2012-2013 Kontoret (TV Series) (based on the BBC series "The Office" created by - 18 episodes)
- Brännboll (2013) ... (based on the BBC series "The Office" created by)
- Psykologi (2013) ... (based on the BBC series "The Office" created by)
- Näsorna (2013) ... (based on the BBC series "The Office" created by)
- SKH-dagen (2013) ... (based on the BBC series "The Office" created by)
- Hudiksvall (2013) ... (based on the BBC series "The Office" created by)
  The Ricky Gervais Show (TV Series) (creator: the original audio book series - 26 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (creator - 13 episodes, 2010)
- The Year (2012) ... (creator)
- World Cup (2012) ... (creator)
- Wartime (2012) ... (creator)
- Society (2012) ... (creator)
- Earth (2012) ... (creator)
 2010 Cemetery Junction (written by)
 2009 Comic Relief 2009 (TV Special)
 2005-2007 Extras (TV Series) (written by - 13 episodes)
- The Extra Special Series Finale (2007) ... (written by)
- Jonathan Ross (2006) ... (written by)
- Sir Ian McKellen (2006) ... (written by)
- Chris Martin (2006) ... (written by)
- Daniel Radcliffe (2006) ... (written by)
  Le bureau (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode, 2006) (original screenplay - 5 episodes, 2006)
- Episode #1.6 (2006) ... (original screenplay)
- Episode #1.5 (2006) ... (original screenplay)
- Team Building" (2006)
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... (original screenplay - 2006)
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... (original screenplay - 2006)
  Stromberg (TV Series) ("The Office" created & written by - 9 episodes, 2005) (television series: "The Office" - 1 episode, 2005)
- Tag der offenen Tür (2005) ... ("The Office" created & written by)
- Die Kündigung (2005) ... ("The Office" created & written by)
- Die Putzfrau (2005) ... ("The Office" created & written by)
- Der Vertrag (2005) ... ("The Office" created & written by)
- Theo (2005) ... ("The Office" created & written by)
 2001-2003 The Office (TV Series) (written by - 14 episodes)
- Christmas Special: Part 2 (2003) ... (written by)
- Christmas Special: Part 1 (2003) ... (written by)
- Interview (2002) ... (written by)
- Charity (2002) ... (written by)
- Motivation (2002) ... (written by)
 2000 Meet Ricky Gervais (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2000) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (2000) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (2000) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... (writer)
 1999 Comedy Lab (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Golden Years (1999) ... (written by)
 1998 The 11 O'Clock Show (TV Series) (writer)
Show Show Producer (11 credits)
Show Show Actor (35 credits)
Show Show Director (7 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (7 credits)
Show Show Self (73 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Hosts a Saturday afternoon radio show on the London station Xfm with Ricky Gervais, with whom he also wrote and directed _"The Office" (2001)_. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Steve Merchant

Height:

6' 7" (2.01 m)
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Personal Quote:

My father was a plumber and I remember him coming home when I was 16 and telling me he hated his job and I shouldn't do it. I'm sure there are people who love being plumbers or working in offices and that's great - there's lots of jobs which might be considered mundane which people take great satisfaction from doing. We're presenting characters who have jobs they don't enjoy and that aren't ... See more »

Trivia:

Was on UK Game show Blockbusters before he made it big. It was incorporated into a scene in The Office (UK) with a character who had been on Blockbusters. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height See more »

Nickname:

Spud See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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