Stephen Root

Biography: One of the most prolific character actors working today, Stephen Root has worked alongside many of the biggest names in Hollywood. Stephen was born November 17, 1951 in Sarasota, Florida, USA and went on to attend the University of Florida during the 1970s. He worked in theater after graduation, first with the National Shakespeare Company before moving up to off-Broadway theater and finally moving on to Broadway. His first acting role on screen came in George Romero's cult horror classic Monkey Shines (1988). After that, many more under-the-radar supporting roles came his way until he found some moderate fame in the acclaimed series NewsRadio (1995), where he played the owner of a radio station with Dave Foley as a host. The show also introduced him to comedian Andy Dick, one of many comedian-actors whom he would work with again later in the nineties and beyond. The show ran from 1995 to 1999 before it was cancelled. Besides the character of Jimmy James on NewsRadio, Root hasOne of the most prolific character actors working today, Stephen Root has worked alongside many of the biggest names in Hollywood. Stephen was born November 17, 1951 in Sarasota, Florida, USA and went on to attend the University of Florida during the 1970s. He worked in theater after graduation, first with the National Shakespeare Company before moving up to off-Broadway theater and finally moving on to Broadway. His first acting role on screen came in George Romero's cult horror classic Monkey Shines (1988). After that, many more under-the-radar supporting roles came his way until he found some moderate fame in the acclaimed series NewsRadio (1995), where he played the owner of a radio station with Dave Foley as a host. The show also introduced him to comedian Andy Dick, one of many comedian-actors whom he would work with again later in the nineties and beyond. The show ran from 1995 to 1999 before it was cancelled. Besides the character of Jimmy James on NewsRadio, Root has played more eccentric characters in recent years. Root began voicing several characters in the hit animated TV series _King of the Hill (1997)_ , a show created and starring Mike Judge. Judge would later cast Root in another cult classic film, 199's "Office Space" (1999), where Root played the squirrelly and unforgettable Milton Waddams, a man who is pushed around at work and has a fetish for Swingline staplers. More recently, Root has worked with such directors as the Coen brothers and Kevin Smith as yet more oddball characters as well as making guest appearances on numerous TV shows.

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Stephen Root's Scores

Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 91 No Country for Old Men
Lowest Metascore: 19 Surviving Christmas
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 27
  2. Negative: 5 out of 27
27 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
90 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Bubbles 8.7
68 Office Space Feb 19, 1999 Milton Waddams 8.0
60 Ice Age Mar 15, 2002 Rhino/Start 7.9
91 No Country for Old Men Nov 9, 2007 Man Who Hires Wells 7.5
30 Grind Aug 15, 2003 Cameron 7.4
42 Bicentennial Man Dec 17, 1999 Dennis Mansky - Head Of NorthAm Robotics 7.3
43 Jersey Girl Mar 26, 2004 Greenie 7.3
75 Rango Mar 4, 2011 Doc' And Merrymack / Doc/Merrimack/Mr. Snuggles 7.3
55 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Jun 18, 2004 Gordon 7.0
70 Cedar Rapids Feb 11, 2011 Bill Krogstad 7.0
61 The Soloist Apr 24, 2009 Curt Reynolds 6.9
62 Bad Milo! Oct 4, 2013 Roger / Roger 6.9
55 The Conspirator Apr 15, 2011 John Lloyd 6.8
48 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Jul 31, 1992 Gary Murray 6.6
50 Red State Oct 19, 2011 Cast 6.6
37 The Country Bears Jul 26, 2002 Zeb 6.5
65 Everything Must Go May 13, 2011 Cast 6.5
59 J. Edgar Nov 9, 2011 Arthur Koehler 6.5
41 Mad Money Jan 18, 2008 Glover 6.4
54 The Men Who Stare at Goats Nov 6, 2009 Gus Lacey 6.2
61 Big Miracle Feb 3, 2012 Gov. Haskell 6.1
54 Imagine That Jun 12, 2009 Fred Franklin 5.7
57 The Company You Keep Apr 5, 2013 Billy Cusimano 5.7
56 The Ladykillers Mar 26, 2004 Fernand Gudge 5.3
30 Over Her Dead Body Feb 1, 2008 Sculptor 5.1
38 Sweetwater Oct 11, 2013 Hugh / Hugh 5.0
19 Surviving Christmas Oct 22, 2004 Dr. Freeman 4.3