Benjamin Edward Meara "Ben" Stiller
is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director who is well-known for writing, starring in, directing, and/or producing numerous comedy films, but his most notable roles are Greg Focker in the Meet the Parents
film trilogy, Derek Zoolander in the Zoolander film series
, Ted Strohmann in There's Something About Mary
, Larry Daley
in the Night at the Museum film series
, and as the voice of Alex
the lion in the Madagascar
franchise. Additionally, Stiller's production company is Red Hour Films
For Disney, he portrayed Tony Perkis and his father in the 1995 comedy film Heavyweights. He also played Jim Uptegrove in the 1990 Touchstone Pictures film Stella. Additionally, he voiced Khaka Peu Peu in the Phineas and Ferb episode "The Beak", guest-starred in the Phineas and Ferb spin-off Take Two with Phineas and Ferb, and portrayed Kevin Pierce in Disney In The House: Time Travel (alongside Sarah Silverman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dakota Fanning, Billy Crystal, Bobby Cannavale, and Neil Patrick Harris).
He is also the son of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
Ben Stiller speaks at the 20th annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in March 2007.
Ben Stiller speaks onstage at the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Ben Stiller attending the 65th annual Cannes Film Fest in May 2012.
Ben Stiller at his Chinese Theatre Handprint ceremony in Hollywood in December 2013.
Ben Stiller attending the 2014 Toronto International Film Fest.
Ben Stiller speaks at the Another Period panel at the 2015 Winter TCA Tour.
Ben Stiller visiting The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon in February 2015.
Ben Stiller with his ex-wife, Christine Taylor and their kids, Ella and Quinn at the Zoolander 2 premiere in March 2016.
Ben Stiller speaks onstage at the Escape at Dannemora panel at the Showtime portion of the 2018 Summer TCA Tour.
Ben Stiller attending the 70th annual Emmy awards in September 2018.
Ben Stiller speaks onstage during the 71st annual Directors' Guild Awards in February 2019.
Ben Stiller attending the 2019 Tribeca Film Fest.
Ben Stiller and Bob Newhart
speak onstage at the 71st annual Emmy Awards in September 2019.