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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 ... See full bio »

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 2014 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
Don
- The Locomotion Interruption (2014) ... Don
 2014 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Brian
- The Bachelors (2014) ... Brian
 2014 Fargo (TV Series)
Burt Canton
- A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage (2014) ... Burt Canton
- The Heap (2014) ... Burt Canton
 2014 TURN: Washington's Spies (TV Series)
Nathaniel Sackett
- Against Thy Neighbor (2014) ... Nathaniel Sackett
- Mr. Culpeper (2014) ... Nathaniel Sackett
 2011-2014 Adventure Time (TV Series)
Martin / Grimby / Tart Toter
- The Tower (2014) ... Martin (voice)
- Escape from the Citadel (2014) ... Martin (voice)
- The Other Tarts (2011) ... Grimby / Tart Toter (voice)
 2012-2014 DreamWorks Dragons (TV Series)
Mildew
- Cast Out: Part II (2014) ... Mildew (voice)
- A View to a Skrill Part 2 (2013) ... Mildew (voice)
- Appetite for Destruction (2013) ... Mildew (voice)
- Worst in Show (2013) ... Mildew (voice)
- Live and Let Fly (2013) ... Mildew (voice)
 2014 Idiotsitter (TV Mini-Series)
Kent
 2011-2014 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (TV Series)
Junjie / Rhino Guard #2 / Mu-Shi
- Bride of Po (2013) ... Junjie / Mu-Shi (voice)
- Ghost of Oogway (2011) ... Junjie (voice)
- Sight for Sore Eyes (2011) ... Junjie (voice)
 2013 Garden Apartments (TV Movie)
Jasper
 2013 Feels So Good
Nick Celisco
 2013 The Arrangement (TV Movie)
Avery Boomer
 2013 The Newsroom (TV Series)
General Stomtonovich
- Red Team III (2013) ... General Stomtonovich
- One Step Too Many (2013) ... General Stomtonovich
 2013 The Lone Ranger
Habberman
 2012-2013 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
Neighbors Kellogg / Allister Monkarsh
- Mr. & Mrs. Brown (2013) ... Neighbors Kellogg (voice)
- Brown Magic (2012) ... Allister Monkarsh (voice)
 2013 Superman: Unbound (Video)
Zor-El (voice)
 2013 Out There (TV Series)
Mr. Shooty
- Frosty King (2013) ... Mr. Shooty (voice)
 2013 Bad Milo
Roger
 2013 Sweetwater
Hugh
 2013 To My Future Assistant (TV Movie)
Frank
 2012 Megawinner (TV Movie)
John / Merlin Perlini
 2012 Outlaw Country (TV Movie)
Jack Folcum
 2012 Gravity Falls (TV Series)
Bud Gleeful / Additional Voices
- Gideon Rises (2012) ... Bud Gleeful (voice)
- Dreamscaperers (2012) ... Additional Voices (voice)
- Little Dipper (2012) ... Bud Gleeful (voice)
- The Hand That Rocks the Mabel (2012) ... Bud Gleeful / Additional Voices (voice)
 2012 Young Justice (TV Series)
Jack Haly
- Performance (2012) ... Jack Haly (voice)
 2011 The Life & Times of Tim (TV Series)
Lou
- The Caddy's Shack/The Sausage Salesman (2011) ... Lou (voice)
 2011 Fringe (TV Series)
Raymond
- And Those We Left Behind (2011) ... Raymond
 2011 J. Edgar
Arthur Koehler
 2011 Batman: Year One (Video)
S.W.A.T. Lt. Brendon (voice)
 2011 Raising Hope (TV Series)
Cap Collins
 2011 Thundercats (TV Series)
Hattanzo the Drifter
- The Duelist and the Drifter (2011) ... Hattanzo the Drifter (voice)
 2011 Childrens Hospital (TV Series)
Hank Maestro
- Party Down (2011) ... Hank Maestro
 2011 Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz (Video)
Uncle Henry / Crows (voice)
 2009-2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV Series)
Penguin / Woozy Winks / Killer Croc / ...
- Night of the Batmen! (2011) ... Penguin / Killer Croc (voice)
- The Last Patrol! (2010) ... Penguin / Carnival Barker (voice)
- Aquaman's Outrageous Adventure! (2010) ... Penguin / Planet Master (voice)
- Long Arm of the Law! (2009) ... Woozy Winks (voice)
- Death Race to Oblivion! (2009) ... Woozy Winks (voice)
 2011 Rango
Doc / Merrimack / Mr. Snuggles (voice)
 2010 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Hoss Willicker / Hoss
- Dad News Bears (2010) ... Hoss Willicker (voice)
- Footlooseball (2010) ... Hoss (voice)
 2010 The Defenders (TV Series)
Judge Taylor
- Pilot (2010) ... Judge Taylor
 2010 Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare (Video)
Burt (voice)
 2010 The Conspirator
John Lloyd
 2010 Louie (TV Series)
Dr. Hepa
- Dentist/Tarese (2010) ... Dr. Hepa
 2010 Unthinkable
Charles Thompson
 2009 Glock (Short)
 2009 The Soloist
Curt Reynolds
 2009 Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts (Video)
Turtle (voice)
 2009 Bob Funk
Steve
 2008 Chowder (TV Series)
Stilton / Dancer
- The Apprentice Games (2008) ... Stilton / Dancer (voice)
 2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Ethan Melman
- Tabloid Nation (2008) ... Ethan Melman
 2008 Tripping the Rift: The Movie (Video)
Chode (voice)
 2008 Over Her Dead Body
Sculptor
 2008 Mad Money
Glover
 2008 Head Case (TV Series)
Pat Jennings
- Come Together (2008) ... Pat Jennings
 2007 Cook-Off!
Morty Van Rookle
 2007 A West Texas Children's Story
Sheriff Brock
 2007 Slacker Cats (TV Series)
Tommy
 2007 Sunny & Share Love You
Clive Anderson
 2007 Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (Short)
Bubbles (voice)
 2005-2007 American Dad! (TV Series)
Dick / Dentist's Father
- Four Little Words (2007) ... Dick (voice)
- Bush Comes to Dinner (2007) ... Dick
- It's Good to Be the Queen (2006) ... Dick (voice)
- Stan of Arabia: Part 1 (2005) ... Dick (voice)
- All About Steve (2005) ... Dick / Dentist's Father (voice)
 2007 Random! Cartoons (TV Series)
Lance
- Squirly Town (2007) ... Lance (voice)
 2004-2007 Tripping the Rift (TV Series)
Chode
- Witness Protection (2007) ... Chode (voice)
- Tragically Whip (2007) ... Chode (voice)
- The Son Also Rises (2007) ... Chode (voice)
- Hollow Chode (2007) ... Chode (voice)
 2006 The Fox and the Hound 2 (Video)
Talent Scout (voice)
 2006 The Path to 9/11 (TV Mini-Series)
Richard Clarke
 2006/I Gretchen
Herb
 2005 Just Friends
KC
 2005 Teen Titans (TV Series)
Val Yor
- TROQ (2005) ... Val Yor (voice)
 2002-2005 Kim Possible (TV Series)
Pop-Pop Porter / Chester Yapsby / Memphis / ...
- Roachie (2005) ... Chester Yapsby (voice)
- A Very Possible Christmas (2003) ... Memphis (voice)
- Vir-Tu-Ron (2003) ... Mr. Nevius (voice)
- Two to Tutor (2003) ... Texan (voice)
- Animal Attraction (2003) ... Phillipe Bullion / Pop-Pop Porter (voice)
 2005 Kim Possible: So the Drama (TV Movie)
Cowboy Gambler (voice)
 2004 Surviving Christmas
Dr. Freeman
 2004 Frasier (TV Series)
Harbin
- Detour (2004) ... Harbin
 2004 Jersey Girl
Greenie
 2004 Raising Genius
Dwight Nestor
 2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Michael Kirkwood
- Homebodies (2003) ... Michael Kirkwood
 2003 Grind
Cameron
 2003 Finding Nemo
Bubbles (voice)
 2002 Dexter Prep (TV Movie)
Charles
 2002 According to Jim (TV Series)
Al Crannis
- The Christmas Party (2002) ... Al Crannis
 2002 White Oleander
Michael (scenes deleted)
 2002 The Country Bears
Zeb Zoober (voice)
 2002 Justice League (TV Series)
Cat Man
- Legends: Part II (2002) ... Cat Man (voice)
- Legends (2002) ... Cat Man (voice)
 2002 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
Dr. Drake Kelson
- Blush Gets Some Therapy (2002) ... Dr. Drake Kelson
 2002 Ice Age
Frank / Start (voice)
 2002 The Proud Family (TV Series)
Mr. Andrews
- I Had a Dream (2002) ... Mr. Andrews (voice)
 2001 Ed (TV Series)
George MacPherson
- Changes (2001) ... George MacPherson
 1999-2001 Ladies Man (TV Series)
Gene
- The Happy Wanderer (2001) ... Gene
- Family Dinner (2001) ... Gene
 2001 DAG (TV Series)
Senator Culpepper
- Smoke (2001) ... Senator Culpepper
 2001 Norm (TV Series)
Mr. Sweeney
- Denby Quits (2001) ... Mr. Sweeney
 2001 The Andy Dick Show (TV Series)
Manager of 98+1 Store
- Andy Land (2001) ... Manager of 98+1 Store
 2001 Me & My Needs (TV Movie)
 2000 Tripping the Rift (Short)
Chode (voice)
 2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (TV Series)
Sheriff / Sentry #2
- Revenge of the Raenoks (2000) ... Sheriff / Sentry #2 (voice)
- Stranger Invasion (2000) ... Sheriff (voice)
- Strange Invasion (2000) ... Sheriff (voice)
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Radio Station Man
 1999 Gut Feeling
Kane Cohen
 1999 Bicentennial Man
Dennis Mansky - Head of NorthAm Robotics
 1999 Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (TV Series)
Dr. Donovan (voice)
 1999 The Sissy Duckling (TV Movie)
Big Ducky (voice)
 1999 Superman (TV Series)
Revered Amos Howell / Unity
- Unity (1999) ... Revered Amos Howell / Unity (voice)
 1995-1999 NewsRadio (TV Series)
Jimmy James
- New Hampshire (1999) ... Jimmy James
- Retirement (1999) ... Jimmy James
- Freaky Friday (1999) ... Jimmy James
- Padded Suit (1999) ... Jimmy James
- Ploy (1999) ... Jimmy James
 1998 Profiler (TV Series)
Houston Plant Manager
- The Root of All Evil (1998) ... Houston Plant Manager
 1997 Johnny Bravo (TV Series)
Timmy's Dad / Announcer
- The Man Who Cried 'Clown!'/Johnny, Real Good/Little Talky Tabitha! (1997) ... Timmy's Dad / Announcer (voice)
 1997 Blade Runner (Video Game)
Early Q (voice)
 1997 steve.oedekerk.com (TV Movie)
 1996 Pandora's Clock (TV Movie)
Mark Hastings
 1996 The Lottery (TV Movie)
Graham Dunbar
 1996 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Mr. Lager
- The Invitations (1996) ... Mr. Lager
 1996 The Road to Galveston (TV Movie)
Ed Kirkman
 1995 In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice (TV Movie)
Jaan Laaman
 1995 Night of the Scarecrow
Frank
 1995 VR.5 (TV Series)
F.A.A. Negotiator
- Control Freak (1995) ... F.A.A. Negotiator
 1995 Christy (TV Series)
Clarence Sweetwater
- To Have and to Hold (1995) ... Clarence Sweetwater
 1995 Bye Bye Love
Awakened Neighbor (uncredited)
 1995 Cybill (TV Series)
Phil Asher
- Starting on the Wrong Foot (1995) ... Phil Asher
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Trumpet Playing Mental Patient
- Love and Hope (1995) ... Trumpet Playing Mental Patient
 1994 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Charlie Lane
- The Last Laugh: Part Two (1994) ... Charlie Lane
 1994 Sweet Justice (TV Series)
 1994 Party of Five (TV Series)
Football Coach
- Good Sports (1994) ... Football Coach
 1994 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
IAB Sgt. Fulmer
- Guns 'n Rosaries (1994) ... IAB Sgt. Fulmer
 1993 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Raymond Mercer
- A Love Lost (1993) ... Raymond Mercer
 1993 Blossom (TV Series)
Louie
 1993 Extreme Justice
Max Alvarez
 1993 Sirens (TV Series)
George Bailey
- Looks Like Christmas (1993) ... George Bailey
 1993 RoboCop 3
Coontz
 1993 Class of '61 (TV Movie)
 1993 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
John Tremaine Jr.
- Goodbye Norma Jean - April 4, 1960 (1993) ... John Tremaine Jr.
 1993 The Golden Palace (TV Series)
Mr. Tucker
- You've Lost That Livin' Feeling (1993) ... Mr. Tucker
 1993 Northern Exposure (TV Series)
Brother Timothy
- Revelations (1993) ... Brother Timothy
 1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Lawyer Steven Fingerman / Mrs. Caldecott's Lawyer
- The Old Man and the 'C' (1992) ... Lawyer Steven Fingerman
- Shop 'Til You Drop (1992) ... Mrs. Caldecott's Lawyer
 1992 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
John Brophy
- Till Death or Next Thursday Do We Part (1992) ... John Brophy
 1992 Eerie, Indiana (TV Series)
Mr. Chaney
- Mr. Chaney (1992) ... Mr. Chaney
 1990-1992 Night Court (TV Series)
Mr. Willard / Spirit of Death
- A New York Story (1992) ... Mr. Willard
- Death Takes a Halloween (1990) ... Spirit of Death
 1991 The Torkelsons (TV Series)
Sheriff Bobby Clinton
- I Fought the Law (1991) ... Sheriff Bobby Clinton
 1990-1991 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Sgt. Moynihan / Hastings
- I'll Never Be the Same (1991) ... Sgt. Moynihan
- My Heart Belongs to Daddy (1990) ... Hastings
 1991 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Exterminator
- Wild Kingdom (1991) ... Exterminator
 1991 Bed & Breakfast
Randolph
 1991 V.I. Warshawski
Mickey
 1991 Davis Rules (TV Series)
Porter
- Soap (1991) ... Porter
 1991 Guilty by Suspicion
RKO Guard
 1991 Sons and Daughters (TV Series)
Stevey
- Melanie (1991) ... Stevey
 1990 Head of the Class (TV Series)
Mr. Birch
- My Son the Primate (1990) ... Mr. Birch
 1990 The Young Riders (TV Series)
- Bad Company (1990)
 1990 Ghost
Police Sgt.
 1990 Roseanne (TV Series)
Peter Lundy
- Fender Bender (1990) ... Peter Lundy
 1990 Stanley & Iris
Mr. Hentley
 1990 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Jack Bishop
- Dead Right (1990) ... Jack Bishop
 1989 Cross of Fire (TV Movie)
Beggs
 1989 Black Rain
Berg
 1988 Crocodile Dundee II
DEA Agent (Toilet)
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Alternate Names:

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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[on his role in Ghost (1990)] That was fun. It was one of the first couple of films that I did in New York. Doing Broadway, you are able to get in to some film auditions at the same time. I did Ghost (1990) and Crocodile Dundee II (1988) within two or three months of each other. It was great to work with 'Demi (Moore)'. We both had little kids at the time. We talked mostly about that. See more »

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With his part as the squirrelly "Milton Waddams" in the cult classic Office Space (1999), Root has developed a fan base; he has said that, from time to time, fans of the movie will either mail him or give him, in person, a red Swingline stapler. See more »

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Scorpio

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