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Stephen Root

Born: 1951

Biography

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 notably starred as Monroe Fuches / The Raven on the HBO dark comedy series Barry (2018–2023), for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2019.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Sarasota, Florida, USA

Resources

Movies

Finding Nemo

Bubbles (voice) in Finding Nemo

Ghost

Police Sgt. in Ghost

Office Space

Milton Waddams in Office Space

Just Friends

KC in Just Friends

Bicentennial Man

Dennis Mansky in Bicentennial Man

Leatherheads

Suds in Leatherheads

RoboCop 3

Coontz in RoboCop 3

Dave

Don Durenberger in Dave

Krippendorf's Tribe

Gerald Adams in Krippendorf's Tribe

No Country for Old Men

Man Who Hires Wells in No Country for Old Men

Mad Money

Glover in Mad Money

DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

Gordon in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

Jersey Girl

Greenie in Jersey Girl

Over Her Dead Body

Sculptor in Over Her Dead Body

Monkey Shines

Dean Burbage in Monkey Shines

Have Dreams, Will Travel

Sheriff Brock in Have Dreams, Will Travel

The Conspirator

John Lloyd in The Conspirator

Tripping the Rift: The Movie

Chode (voice) in Tripping the Rift: The Movie

Surviving Christmas

Dr. Freeman in Surviving Christmas

Unthinkable

Charles Thompson in Unthinkable

Rango

Doc / Merrimack / Mr. Snuggles (voice) in Rango

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Radio Station Man in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Everything Must Go

Elliot in Everything Must Go

The Soloist

Curt Reynolds in The Soloist

Red State

Sherrif Wynan in Red State

The Country Bears

Zeb Zoober (voice) in The Country Bears

Raising Genius

Dwight Nestor in Raising Genius

Batman: Year One

Brendon (voice) in Batman: Year One

Bob Funk

Steve in Bob Funk

Imagine That

Fred Franklin in Imagine That

Cedar Rapids

Bill Krogstad in Cedar Rapids

Son of Morning

Senator Larder in Son of Morning

Big Miracle

Governor Haskell in Big Miracle

The Company You Keep

Billy Cusimano in The Company You Keep

The Monster Hunter

Mr. Crenshaw in The Monster Hunter

Sweetwater

Hugh in Sweetwater

Superman: Unbound

Zor-El (voice) in Superman: Unbound

Bad Milo!

Roger in Bad Milo!

Bed & Breakfast

Randolph in Bed & Breakfast

A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story

Kevin McDonald in A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story

On the Basis of Sex

Professor Brown in On the Basis of Sex

The Arrangement

Avery Boomer in The Arrangement

Extreme Justice

Max Alvarez in Extreme Justice

Ice Age

Frank / Start (voice) in Ice Age

Night of the Scarecrow

Frank in Night of the Scarecrow

In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice

Jaan Laaman in In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice

Hello, My Name Is Doris

Todd in Hello, My Name Is Doris

7 Chinese Brothers

George in 7 Chinese Brothers

Crocodile Dundee II

DEA Agent (Toilet) in Crocodile Dundee II

Class of '61

in Class of '61

The Fox and the Hound 2

Talent Scout (voice) in The Fox and the Hound 2

Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter

Kevin McDonald in Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter

The Men Who Stare at Goats

Gus Lacey in The Men Who Stare at Goats

All the Way

J. Edgar Hoover in All the Way

The Ladykillers

Fernand Gudge in The Ladykillers

Miles

Ron Walton in Miles

Cook-Off!

Morty Van Rookle in Cook-Off!

Trumbo

Hymie King in Trumbo

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Burt in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Drillbit Taylor

Principal Doppler in Drillbit Taylor

Finding Dory

Bubbles (voice) in Finding Dory

Lennon or McCartney

Self in Lennon or McCartney

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Gary Murray in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Black Rain

Berg in Black Rain

Infinity Baby

Fenton in Infinity Baby

The Lone Ranger

Habberman in The Lone Ranger

Get Out

Jim Hudson in Get Out

Ice Age: The Meltdown

Aardvark Dad (voice) in Ice Age: The Meltdown

Selma

Col. Al Lingo in Selma

Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz

Uncle Henry / Crows (voice) in Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz

Grind

Cameron in Grind

Life of the Party

Mike Cook in Life of the Party

Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare

Burt (voice) in Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare

Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story

Dr. Kirby in Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story

Idiocracy

Judge Hector "The Hangman" (uncredited) in Idiocracy

I Know That Voice

Self in I Know That Voice

V.I. Warshawski

Mickey in V.I. Warshawski

Seberg

Walt Breckman in Seberg

The Empty Man

Arthur Parsons in The Empty Man

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Teller (segment "Near Algodones") in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Guilty by Suspicion

RKO Guard in Guilty by Suspicion

The Lottery

Graham Dunbar in The Lottery

Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie

Vince Masters in Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie

Gretchen

Herb in Gretchen

Uncle Frank

Mac Bledsoe in Uncle Frank

Four Good Days

Chris in Four Good Days

Kim Possible: So the Drama

Cowboy Gambler (voice; uncredited) in Kim Possible: So the Drama

Bombshell

Neil Mullin in Bombshell

Glock

Remington in Glock

Three Christs

Dr. Rogers in Three Christs

Happily

Goodman in Happily

The Road to Galveston

Ed Kirkman in The Road to Galveston

13 Scarier Movie Moments

Self in 13 Scarier Movie Moments

Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts

Turtle (voice) in Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts

J. Edgar

Arthur Koehler in J. Edgar

Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz

Uncle Henry (voice) in Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz

Home

Father Browning in Home

Paint

Tony in Paint

To Leslie

Dutch in To Leslie

Spectral

Dr. Mindala in Spectral

Stanley & Iris

Mr. Hentley in Stanley & Iris

The Sissy Duckling

Big Ducky (voice) in The Sissy Duckling

Golden Years

Major Moreland in Golden Years

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Porter in The Tragedy of Macbeth

Queenpins

Agent Flannigan in Queenpins

Thelma

in Thelma

Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

Jail Tattoo Artist (voice) in Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

steve.oedekerk.com

in steve.oedekerk.com

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

Cockmando (voice) in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

Heads of State

in Heads of State

Squirly Town

Lance (voice) in Squirly Town

Looking for the Jackalope

The Jackalope (voice) in Looking for the Jackalope

Gut Feeling

Kane Cohen in Gut Feeling

Lousy Carter

Analyst in Lousy Carter

Phineas and Ferb: The O.W.C.A. Files

Floyd / Additional Voices (voice) in Phineas and Ferb: The O.W.C.A. Files

Playdate

in Playdate

TV Shows

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Captain K'Vada in Star Trek: The Next Generation

Norm

in Norm

Seinfeld

Mr. Lager in Seinfeld

American Dad!

Dick (voice) in American Dad!

Home Improvement

Exterminator in Home Improvement

VR.5

in VR.5

24

in 24

Malcolm in the Middle

John Pratt in Malcolm in the Middle

Kim Possible

Pop-Pop Porter (voice) in Kim Possible

Profiler

in Profiler

Roseanne

in Roseanne

NewsRadio

Jimmy James in NewsRadio

Superman: The Animated Series

Reverend Amos Howell / Unity (voice) in Superman: The Animated Series

Northern Exposure

in Northern Exposure

The X's

in The X's

Jake and the Fatman

in Jake and the Fatman

Just Shoot Me!

in Just Shoot Me!

Christy

in Christy

Pushing Daisies

Dwight Dixon in Pushing Daisies

The Andy Dick Show

in The Andy Dick Show

Wiseguy

in Wiseguy

Ladies Man

Gene in Ladies Man

DAG

in DAG

The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot

Dr. Donovan (voice) in The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot

Teen Titans

Val Yor (voice) in Teen Titans

L.A. Law

Atty. Brandon McCafferty in L.A. Law

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Michael Kirkwood in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

According to Jim

Al Crannis in According to Jim

Ed

George MacPherson in Ed

Courage the Cowardly Dog

in Courage the Cowardly Dog

The Torkelsons

Sheriff Bobby in The Torkelsons

The Legend of Tarzan

Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt (voice) in The Legend of Tarzan

Diagnosis: Murder

Charlie Lane in Diagnosis: Murder

Cybill

Phil Asher in Cybill

The Golden Palace

Mr. Tucker in The Golden Palace

Murphy Brown

in Murphy Brown

Quantum Leap

John Tremaine Jr. in Quantum Leap

Eerie, Indiana

Mr. Chaney in Eerie, Indiana

Party of Five

in Party of Five

Blossom

in Blossom

Tripping the Rift

Chode (voice) in Tripping the Rift

Boston Legal

Ethan Melman in Boston Legal

Grounded for Life

in Grounded for Life

Californication

Ricardo Collini in Californication

Frasier

Harbin in Frasier

Chicago Hope

in Chicago Hope

The Path to 9/11

Richard Clarke in The Path to 9/11

Civil Wars

in Civil Wars

Unscripted

Self in Unscripted

Harts of the West

R.O in Harts of the West

Glenn Martin, DDS

in Glenn Martin, DDS

Golden Years

Major Moreland in Golden Years

True Blood

Eddie in True Blood

The Big Bang Theory

Dan in The Big Bang Theory

Gravity Falls

Bud Gleeful (voice) / Additional Voices (voice) in Gravity Falls

DreamWorks Dragons

Mildew (voice) in DreamWorks Dragons

Barry

Monroe Fuches in Barry

Pandora's Clock

Mark Hastings in Pandora's Clock

Dallas & Robo

Uncle Danny in Dallas & Robo

Amphibia

Mayor Toadstool (voice) in Amphibia

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Lynn Boyle in Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Lights Out with David Spade

Self - Panelist in Lights Out with David Spade

BoJack Horseman

Jeremiah Whitewhale (voice) in BoJack Horseman

The Man in the High Castle

Hawthorne Abendsen in The Man in the High Castle

Hot in Cleveland

Brian in Hot in Cleveland

DuckTales

J.W. Guidebook (voice) in DuckTales

Adventure Time: Distant Lands

Mr. M / Bob (voice) in Adventure Time: Distant Lands

Perry Mason

Maynard Barnes in Perry Mason

Con Man

Pascal in Con Man

The Newsroom

General Stomtonovich in The Newsroom

Star vs. the Forces of Evil

Brian (voice) in Star vs. the Forces of Evil

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Woozy Winks (voice) in Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Penguin / Planet Master (voice) in Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Penguin / Carnival Barker (voice) in Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Killer Croc / Penguin (voice) in Batman: The Brave and the Bold

The Simpsons

Bildorf (voice) in The Simpsons

Gravity Falls

Bud Gleeful (voice) in Gravity Falls

Masters of the Universe: Revelation

Cringer / Battle Cat (voice) in Masters of the Universe: Revelation

Justice League

Cat Man / T. Blake (voice) in Justice League

The West Wing

Bob Mayer in The West Wing

Kim Possible

Texan (voice) in Kim Possible

Kim Possible

Chester Yapsby (voice) in Kim Possible

Kim Possible

Phillipe Bullion / Pop-Pop Porter (voice) in Kim Possible

Kim Possible

Mr. Nevius (voice) in Kim Possible

From the Earth to the Moon

Chris Kraft in From the Earth to the Moon

Childrens Hospital

Hank Maestro in Childrens Hospital

Kim Possible

Memphis (voice) in Kim Possible

American Dad!

Dick / Dentist's Father (voice) in American Dad!

Young Justice

Jack Haly (voice) in Young Justice

The Book of Boba Fett

Lortha Peel in The Book of Boba Fett

The Legend of Vox Machina

Professor Anders (voice) in The Legend of Vox Machina

Random! Cartoons

Lance (voice) in Random! Cartoons

Blade Runner: Black Lotus

Police Chief Earl Grant (voice) in Blade Runner: Black Lotus

Fringe

Raymond in Fringe

The Mighty Ones

Bernard (voice) in The Mighty Ones

Succession

Ron Petkus in Succession

Head Case

Pat Jennings in Head Case

Louie

Dr. Hepa in Louie

Masters of Sex

Harvey Toplin in Masters of Sex

We Baby Bears

Rexford / Trees / Video Person (voice) in We Baby Bears

Summer Camp Island

Stuart (voice) in Summer Camp Island

Summer Camp Island

Additional Voices (voice) in Summer Camp Island

Summer Camp Island

Prime Monister (voice) in Summer Camp Island

Bee and PuppyCat

Warlock G / Police Officer (voice) in Bee and PuppyCat

Bee and PuppyCat

Warlock G / Mr. Assam (voice) in Bee and PuppyCat

Bee and PuppyCat

Warlock G (voice) in Bee and PuppyCat

ThunderCats

Hattanzo the Drifter (voice) in ThunderCats

Veep

Judge Walsh in Veep

Night Court

Spirit of Death in Night Court

Night Court

Mr. Willard in Night Court

Praise Petey

Petey's Father (voice) in Praise Petey

Velma

Chief Cogburn (voice) in Velma

Untitled King Of The Hill Reboot

Bill (voice) in Untitled King Of The Hill Reboot

Fired on Mars

in Fired on Mars

Inside The Episode: Barry

Self in Inside The Episode: Barry

Clone High

Mr. Big Corporation (voice) in Clone High

Bee and PuppyCat

Farmer (voice) in Bee and PuppyCat

Invincible

Brandyworth (voice) in Invincible

Workaholics

Carty in Workaholics

The Good Wife

Judge Murphy Wicks in The Good Wife

We Baby Bears

Rexford / Zach / Rover (voice) in We Baby Bears

We Baby Bears

Zach / Bread Monster (voice) in We Baby Bears

Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake

Martin Mertens (voice) in Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake

Summer Camp Island

Dean Stuart / Additional Voices (voice) in Summer Camp Island

Adventure Time

Martin (voice) in Adventure Time

Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-Head

Gary (voice) in Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-Head

Beacon 23

Solomon Smythe in Beacon 23

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off

The Nanomachines (voice) in Scott Pilgrim Takes Off

King of the Hill

Bill Dauterive (voice) in King of the Hill

Justified

Mike Reardon in Justified

Phineas and Ferb

Floyd (voice) in Phineas and Ferb

Hamster & Gretel

Jeff Strawberry (voice) in Hamster & Gretel

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

Sheriff (voice) in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

Sheriff / Sentry #2 (voice) in Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

Masters of the Universe: Revolution

Cringer (voice) in Masters of the Universe: Revolution

Idiotsitter

Ken Russel in Idiotsitter

Angie Tribeca

Mortimer Begoyle in Angie Tribeca

The Proud Family

Mr. Andrews (voice) in The Proud Family

Stars in the House

Self in Stars in the House

Velma

Chief Cogburn / Merie Cogburn (voice) in Velma

Velma

Merie Cogburn (voice) in Velma