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: 74
Highest Metascore: 91 Justified: Season 2
Lowest Metascore: 41 American Dad!: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
14 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Gravity Falls: Season 2 Aug 1, 2014 Bud Gleeful 9.2
84 Justified: Season 5 Jan 7, 2014 Judge Mike Reardon 8.4
77 Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 Sep 8, 2013 Gaston Means 8.5
76 Boardwalk Empire: Season 3 Sep 16, 2012 Gaston Means 8.5
tbd Gravity Falls: Season 1 Jun 15, 2012 Bud Gleeful / Bud Gleeful 9.0
89 Justified: Season 3 Jan 17, 2012 Judge Mike Reardon 9.0
tbd American Dad!: Season 8 Sep 25, 2011 Dick 7.2
91 Justified: Season 2 Feb 9, 2011 Judge Mike Reardon 9.2
88 Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 Sep 19, 2010 Gaston Means 8.6
tbd King of the Hill: Season 14 May 4, 2010 Bill Dauterive; Buck Strickland 7.7
80 Justified: Season 1 Mar 16, 2010 Judge Mike Reardon 9.0
74 True Blood: Season 2 Jun 14, 2009 Eddie Gautier 8.2
83 Pushing Daisies: Season 2 Oct 1, 2008 Dwight Dixon 8.7
tbd King of the Hill: Season 13 Sep 28, 2008 Bill Dauterive; Buck Strickland 8.6
63 True Blood: Season 1 Sep 7, 2008 Eddie Gautier / Eddie Gautier 8.1
tbd King of the Hill: Season 12 Sep 23, 2007 Bill Dauterive; Buck Strickland 8.2
tbd Tripping the Rift: Season 3 Sep 6, 2007 Chode tbd
tbd King of the Hill: Season 11 Jan 28, 2007 Bill Dauterive 8.0
tbd American Dad!: Season 3 Sep 10, 2006 Dick 7.6
52 The Path to 9/11: Season 1 Sep 10, 2006 Richard Clarke 5.3
tbd The Andy Milonakis Show: Season 2 Mar 25, 2006 Larry tbd
tbd The X's: Season 1 Nov 25, 2005 Home Base tbd
tbd The West Wing: Season 7 Sep 25, 2005 Bob Mayer - Vinick/Sullivan Staffer 7.7
tbd King of the Hill: Season 10 Sep 18, 2005 Bill Dauterive / Dewey 8.1
tbd American Dad!: Season 2 Sep 11, 2005 Dick / Dick/Dentist's Father 7.5
tbd Tripping the Rift: Season 2 Jul 27, 2005 Chode tbd
41 American Dad!: Season 1 Feb 6, 2005 Dick / Dick/Dentist's Father 7.5
tbd King of the Hill: Season 9 Nov 7, 2004 Voice Of Bill Dauterive, Buck Strickland / Mailman, Dr. Sampson 8.3
tbd The West Wing: Season 6 Oct 20, 2004 Bob Mayer 7.8
tbd Kim Possible: Season 3 Sep 25, 2004 Chester Yapsby tbd