Stephen Root

Stephen Root (born November 17, 1951) is an American actor. He has starred as Jimmy James on the NBC sitcom NewsRadio, as Milton Waddams in the film Office Space (1999), and voiced Bill Dauterive and Buck Strickland on the animated series King of the Hill (1997–2010). Root has appeared in numerous Coen brothers films including O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), The Ladykillers (2004), No Country for Old Men (2007), The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021). Other notable film roles include in Dave (1993), DodgeBall (2004), Idiocracy (2006), Cedar Rapids (2011), Selma (2014), Trumbo (2015), Get Out (2017), and On the Basis of Sex (2018). His television roles have included Capt. K'Vada in the Star Trek: The Next Generation two-part episode "Unification" (1991), Hawthorne Abendsen in seasons 2–4 of the series The Man in the High Castle. He has supporting roles in a variety of HBO series, including Boardwalk Empire, True Blood, Perry Mason, and Succession. He currently stars as Monroe Fuches / The Raven on the HBO dark comedy series Barry (2018–present), for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2019.

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Office Space (1999)

FunnyGoofyClassicEnjoyable

A depressed white-collar worker tries hypnotherapy, only to find himself in a perpetual state of devil-may-care bliss that prompts him to start living by his own rules, and hatch a hapless attempt to embezzle money from his soul-killing employers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Judge
CAST:  Ron Livingston  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  David Herman  •  Ajay Naidu

A depressed white-collar worker tries hypnotherapy, only to find himself in a perpetual state of devil-may-care bliss that prompts him to start living by his own rules, and hatch a hapless attempt to embezzle money from his soul-killing employers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Judge
CAST:  Ron Livingston  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  David Herman  •  Ajay Naidu

The Lone Ranger (2013)

Action-packedMindlessIntenseGripping

The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, donning a mask and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Armie Hammer  •  William Fichtner  •  James Badge Dale

The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, donning a mask and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Armie Hammer  •  William Fichtner  •  James Badge Dale

Finding Nemo (2003)

CuteFunnyEnjoyableFun

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Ellen DeGeneres  •  Alexander Gould  •  Willem Dafoe

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Ellen DeGeneres  •  Alexander Gould  •  Willem Dafoe

No Country for Old Men (2007)

SuspensefulViolentThought provokingDark

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Javier Bardem  •  Josh Brolin  •  Woody Harrelson

Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Javier Bardem  •  Josh Brolin  •  Woody Harrelson

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

FunGoofyFantasticalWhimsical

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's 'Odyssey'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  John Turturro  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  John Goodman

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's 'Odyssey'.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen  •  Ethan Coen
CAST:  George Clooney  •  John Turturro  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  John Goodman

Rango (2011)

OriginalBeautifulCuteGoofy

When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Isla Fisher  •  Ned Beatty  •  Bill Nighy

When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gore Verbinski
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Isla Fisher  •  Ned Beatty  •  Bill Nighy

Bicentennial Man (1999)

Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks. As Andrew ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Sam Neill  •  Embeth Davidtz  •  Oliver Platt

Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks. As Andrew ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Sam Neill  •  Embeth Davidtz  •  Oliver Platt

Black Rain (1989)

Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. However, in Japan he manages to escape, and as they try to track him down, they get deeper ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Andy García  •  Kate Capshaw  •  Shigeru Kôyama

Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. However, in Japan he manages to escape, and as they try to track him down, they get deeper ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Andy García  •  Kate Capshaw  •  Shigeru Kôyama

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

Blonde, bouncy Buffy is your typical high school cheerleader. But all that changes when a strange man informs her she's been chosen by fate to kill vampires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fran Rubel Kuzui
CAST:  Kristy Swanson  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Paul Reubens  •  Rutger Hauer

Blonde, bouncy Buffy is your typical high school cheerleader. But all that changes when a strange man informs her she's been chosen by fate to kill vampires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fran Rubel Kuzui
CAST:  Kristy Swanson  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Paul Reubens  •  Rutger Hauer

Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cornell
CAST:  Paul Hogan  •  Linda Kozlowski  •  John Meillon  •  Ernie Dingo

Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cornell
CAST:  Paul Hogan  •  Linda Kozlowski  •  John Meillon  •  Ernie Dingo

Dave (1993)

CharmingCutePowerfulRomantic

A sweet-natured Temp Agency operator and amateur Presidential look-alike is recruited by the Secret Service to become a temporary stand-in for the President of the United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Frank Langella  •  Kevin Dunn

A sweet-natured Temp Agency operator and amateur Presidential look-alike is recruited by the Secret Service to become a temporary stand-in for the President of the United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Kevin Kline  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  Frank Langella  •  Kevin Dunn

DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004)

FunnyGoofyFast pacedMindless

When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a dodgeball guru and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rawson Marshall Thurber
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Christine Taylor  •  Ben Stiller  •  Rip Torn

When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a dodgeball guru and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rawson Marshall Thurber
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Christine Taylor  •  Ben Stiller  •  Rip Torn

Ghost (1990)

EmotionalRomanticClassicFunny

Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. When he learns of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Zucker
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Demi Moore  •  Tony Goldwyn  •  Whoopi Goldberg

Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. When he learns of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Zucker
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Demi Moore  •  Tony Goldwyn  •  Whoopi Goldberg

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit animated movie Ice Age. This time around, the deep freeze is over, and the ice-covered earth is starting to melt, which will destroy the trio's cherished valley. The impending disaster prompts them to reunite ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Saldanha
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  John Leguizamo  •  Denis Leary  •  Queen Latifah

Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit animated movie Ice Age. This time around, the deep freeze is over, and the ice-covered earth is starting to melt, which will destroy the trio's cherished valley. The impending disaster prompts them to reunite ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carlos Saldanha
CAST:  Ray Romano  •  John Leguizamo  •  Denis Leary  •  Queen Latifah

Jersey Girl (2004)

Ollie Trinke is a young, suave music publicist who seems to have it all, with a new wife and a baby on the way. But life deals him a bum hand when he's suddenly faced with single fatherhood, a defunct career and having to move in with his father. To bounce back, it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Smith
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Raquel Castro  •  Liv Tyler  •  Jennifer Lopez

Ollie Trinke is a young, suave music publicist who seems to have it all, with a new wife and a baby on the way. But life deals him a bum hand when he's suddenly faced with single fatherhood, a defunct career and having to move in with his father. To bounce back, it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Smith
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Raquel Castro  •  Liv Tyler  •  Jennifer Lopez

Just Friends (2005)

While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with – a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kumble
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Amy Smart  •  Anna Faris  •  Chris Klein

While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with – a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kumble
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Amy Smart  •  Anna Faris  •  Chris Klein

Kim Possible: So the Drama (2005)

Dr. Drakken has an evil new plot for world domination, but his ultimate success depends upon finding out KP's weakness which may involve a new hottie at Middleton High School named Eric, who suddenly sparks feelings in Ron about Kim that resemble much more than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Loter
CAST:  Christy Carlson Romano  •  Will Friedle  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Tahj Mowry

Dr. Drakken has an evil new plot for world domination, but his ultimate success depends upon finding out KP's weakness which may involve a new hottie at Middleton High School named Eric, who suddenly sparks feelings in Ron about Kim that resemble much more than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Loter
CAST:  Christy Carlson Romano  •  Will Friedle  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Tahj Mowry

Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

After squandering his grant money, despondent and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf must produce hard evidence of the existence of a heretofore undiscovered New Guinea tribe. Grass skirts, makeup, and staged rituals transform his three troubled ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Holland
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Jenna Elfman  •  Zakes Mokae  •  Siobhan Fallon Hogan

After squandering his grant money, despondent and recently widowed anthropologist James Krippendorf must produce hard evidence of the existence of a heretofore undiscovered New Guinea tribe. Grass skirts, makeup, and staged rituals transform his three troubled ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Holland
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Jenna Elfman  •  Zakes Mokae  •  Siobhan Fallon Hogan

Stanley & Iris (1990)

An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Robert De Niro  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Martha Plimpton

An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Ritt
CAST:  Jane Fonda  •  Robert De Niro  •  Swoosie Kurtz  •  Martha Plimpton

The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006)

Best friends Tod, a fox kit, and Copper, a hound puppy, visit a country fair when they see a band of dogs called "The Singin' Strays". The band has five members: Dixie, Cash, Granny Rose, and twin brothers Waylon and Floyd. It is important that they perform well ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Kammerud
CAST:  Jeff Bennett  •  Jonah Bobo  •  Jim Cummings  •  Grey DeLisle

Best friends Tod, a fox kit, and Copper, a hound puppy, visit a country fair when they see a band of dogs called "The Singin' Strays". The band has five members: Dixie, Cash, Granny Rose, and twin brothers Waylon and Floyd. It is important that they perform well ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Kammerud
CAST:  Jeff Bennett  •  Jonah Bobo  •  Jim Cummings  •  Grey DeLisle
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