Mostly Credited As: Stephen Root Sometimes Credited As: Steve Root
Date Of Birth: November 17, 1951 (Age 61) Country Of Birth: USA Birth Place: Sarasota, Florida
Stephen, a noted award winning voice & comedic actor was born in Sarasota, FL where he later majored in acting and broadcasting at the University of Florida. When he won a regional audition for the National Shakespeare Company, Stephen decided to leave college early to seriously pursue his acting career. He traveled three years on a tour throughout the U.S. and Canada with the NSC troupe, eventually making his way to New York City where he began honing his craft in many off-Broadway shows before finally landing a major role in in R.C. Sheriff's play "Journey's End." After making a name for himself in theatre on and off Broadway Stephen eventually made his way out to Los Angeles where he began making appearances in various television programmes and films.
Stephen is best known for starring as "Jimmy" in NBC's NewsRadio and for lending his voice talent to many animated series, most notably in Fox's King of the Hill as Hank's loyal friend Bill Dauterive, and his licentious boss Buck Strickland.
Cook-Off! (2006) - Morty Van Rookle Idiocracy (2006) - Judge Hank "The Hangman" BMW Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) (voice) - Aardvark Dad Gretchen (2006) - Herb Just Friends (2005) - KC Surviving Christmas (2004) - Dr. Freeman Jersey Girl (2004) - Greenie The Ladykillers (2004) - Fernand Gudge Raising Genius (2004) - Dwight Nestor Grind (2003) - Cameron Finding Nemo (2003) (voice) - Bubbles O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) - Radio Station Man Bicentennial Man (1999) - Dennis Mansky, Head of NorthAm Robotics Krippendorf's Tribe (1998) - Gerald Adams
Stephen has one child, a son (age and name unknown at this time). He is a University of Florida alumni. Steve stands 5' 9" (1.75 m) tall. Donated $100,000 to the University of Florida in 2003 to fund an acting studio, which is now called the Stephen Root Acting Studio.