Ben Stiller is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film director, and producer. Throughout his career, he has received several awards and honors, including an Emmy Award, several MTV Movie Awards, and a Teen Choice Award.

For 20th Century Studios, Stiller portrayed Larry Daley and Laaa in the Night at the Museum trilogy.

Career

After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, and was offered his own show entitled The Ben Stiller Show, which he produced and hosted for its entire run: 13 episodes. Having previously acted in television, he began acting in films; he made his directorial debut with Reality Bites. Throughout his career he has written, starred in, directed, and/or produced over 50 films, including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Zoolander, There's Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, DodgeBall, Tropic Thunder, the Madagascar series, Night at the Museum, and the sequel Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. In addition, he has had multiple cameos in music videos, television shows, and films.

Filmography

Actor

Films

  • 1987 - Hot Pursuit - Chris Honeywell
  • 1987 - Empire of the Sun - Dainty *Shoeshine
  • 1988 - Fresh Horses - Tipton
  • 1989 - That's Adequate - Chip Lane
  • 1989 - Next of Kin - Lawrence Isabella
  • 1989 - Elvis Stories - Bruce
  • 1990 - Stella - Jim Uptegrove
  • 1990 - Working Tra$h - Freddy Novak
  • 1991 - Highway to Hell - Pluto Cook/Attila The Hun
  • 1992 - The Nutt House - Pie Thrower
  • 1994 - Reality Bites - Michael Grates
  • 1995 - Heavyweights - Tony Perkis/Tony Perkis Sr.
  • 1996 - Happy Gilmore- Hal L.(Uncredited)
  • 1996 - If Lucy Fell Bwick- Elias
  • 1996 - Flirting with Disaster - Mel Coplin
  • 1996 - The Cable Guy- Sam Sweet/Stan Sweet
  • 1998 - Zero Effect - Steve Arlo
  • 1998 - There's Something About Mary - Ted Stroehmann
  • 1996 - Your Friends & Neighbors - Jerry
  • 1996 - Permanent Midnight - Jerry Stahl
  • 1999 - The Suburbans - Jay Rose
  • 1996 - Mystery Men-Mr.Furious/Roy
  • 1996 - Black and White - Mark Clear
  • 2000 - The Independent-Cop
  • 2000 - Keeping the Faith-Rabbi Jake Schram
  • 2000 - Meet the Parents-Gaylord "Greg" Focker
  • 2001 - Zoolander-Derek Zoolander
  • 2000 - The Royal Tenenbaums-Chas Tenenbaum
  • 2002 - Orange County-The Firefighter
  • 2003 - Duplex - Alex Rose
  • 2004 - Along Came Polly - Reuben Feffer
  • 2004 - Starsky & Hutch - David Starsky
  • 2004 - Envy - Tim Dingman
  • 2004 - DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story - White Goodman
  • 2004 - Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - Arturo Mendes
  • 2004 - Meet the Fockers-Gaylord "Greg" Focker
  • 2005 - Madagascar - Alex the Lion
  • 2006 - Night at the Museum - Lawrence "Larry" Daley
  • 2007 - The Heartbreak Kid - Edward "Eddie" Cantrow
  • 2007 - Elmo's Christmas Countdown - Stiller the Elf
  • 2008 - Tropic Thunder - Tugg Speedman
  • 2008 - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa - Alex Lion
  • 2009 - Night at the Museum:Battle of the Smithsonian - Lawrence "Larry" Daley
  • 2009 - The Marc Pease Experience - Jon Gribble
  • 2010 - Greenberg - Roger Greenberg
  • 2010 - Megamind - Bernard
  • 2010 - Little Fockers - Gaylord "Greg" Focker
  • 2011 - Tower Heist - Josh Kovaks
  • 2012 - Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - Alex Lion
  • 2012 - The Watch - Evan Trautwig
  • 2013 - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - Walter Mitty
  • 2014 - While We're Young - Josh Schrebnick
  • 2014 - Night at the Museum:Secret of the Tomb - Lawrence "Larry" Daley/Laaa
  • 2016 - Zoolander 2 - Derek Zoolander
  • 2017 - The Meyerowitz Stories - Matthew Meyerowitz
  • 2017 - Brad's Status - Brad Sloan
  • 2020 - Hubie Halloween - Hal L.

Television

  • 1986 - Kate & Allie - Peter(Episode:"Too Late the Rebel")
  • 1987 - Miami Vice - Fast Eddie Felcher(Episode:"Amen... Send Money")
  • 1987 - American Playhouse - Ronnie Shaughnessy(Episode: "The House of Blue Leaves")
  • 1989 - Saturday Night Live - Various 4 episodes(also writer)
  • 1990 -The Ben Stiller Show- Himself(Also director, writer, and producer)
  • 1990 - Working Trash- Freddy Novak-
  • 1992–93 - The Ben Stiller Show-
  • 1993 - Frasier - Barry(Episode: "Miracle on Third or Fourth Street")
  • 1995 - Duckman - Harry Medfly(episode: "Clip Job")
  • 1995 - 2 Stupid Dogs- Tony Robbins-style character
  • 1996 - NewsRadio - Vic (Episode: "The Trainer")
  • 1997 - Friends- Tommy (Episode: "The One with the Screamer")
  • 1999 - Freaks and Geeks Secret Service Agent (Episode: "The Little Things")
  • 2001- Undeclared - Rex (Episode: "Eric's POV")
  • 2002- The Simpsons - Garth Motherloving(episode: "Sweets and Sour Marge")
  • 2002–03 Liberty's Kids - Thomas Jefferson
  • 2002- The King of Queens - Jerry (Episode: "Shrink Wrap")
  • 2004- Curb Your Enthusiasm - Himself
  • 2004–06, 2013, 2018–19 - Arrested Development - Tony Wonder
  • 2005 - Extras- Himself (Episode:"Ben Stiller")
  • 2009 - Merry Madagascar - Alex Lion
  • 2010 - Phineas and Ferb - Khaka Peu Peu(Episode:"The Beak")
  • 2012 - Eagleheart - Silly Sammy(Episode:"Silly Sammy")
  • 2013 - Madly Madagascar - Alex Lion
  • 2013 - The Birthday Boys- Roger/Mr. Turner (Episode: "Rock and Roll")
  • 2015 - Workaholics - Del Jacobson (Episode: "Front Yard Wrestling")
  • 2015 - Another Period - Charles Ponzi (Episode: "Lillian's Birthday")
  • 2015 - Big Time in Hollywood,FL - Jimmy Staats(Episode: "Severance")
  • 2016 - Zoolander: Super Model - Derek Zoolander
  • 2016 - Haters Back Off - Bob Hamburg's nephew (Episode: "Netwerking at the Nursing Home")
  • 2018–2019 - Saturday Night Live - Michael Cohen

Director

  • 1989 - Elvis Stories
  • 1994 - Reality Bites
  • 1996 - The Cable Guy
  • 2001 - Zoolander
  • 2008 - Tropic Thunder
  • 2013 - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • 2016 - Zoolander 2
  • 2018 - Escape at Dannemora
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