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Stephen Root

Mostly Credited As: Stephen Root
Sometimes Credited As: Steve Root

Date Of Birth: November 17, 1951 (Age 63)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Sarasota, Florida
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Stephen Root


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.

Movie Credits

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

... and many more.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Idiotsitter (2014)As: Kent
To My Future Assistant (2013)As: Frank
The Arrangement (2014) (2013)As: Avery Boomer
Dragons: Defenders of Berk (2012)As: Mildew -- [Voice]
True Blood (2008)As: Eddie Gauthier (S1, recurring afterward)
The Path to 9/11 (2006)As: Richard Clarke
The X's (2005)As: Homebase -- [Voice]
Tripping the Rift (2004)As: Chode -- [Voice]
The Andy Dick Show (2000)As: 98 cent Plus 1 Store Manager
Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (1999)As: Dr. Axel Donovan -- [Voice]
King of the Hill (1997)As: Bill Dauterive, Buck Strickland, various -- [Voice]
NewsRadio (1995)As: Jimmy
Harts of the West (1993)As: R.O.
Episode Cast Credits 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) 
  The Pontiac Bandit Returns 02x10: (Dec/07/2014) As Lynn Boyle 
  Jake and Sophia 02x06: (Nov/09/2014) As Lynn Boyle 

The Big Bang Theory (2007) 
  The Champagne Reflection 08x10: (Nov/20/2014) As Don 
  The Locomotion Interruption 08x01: (Sep/22/2014) As Don 

Adventure Time (2010) 
  Escape From the Citadel (3) 06x02: (Apr/21/2014) Voiced  Martin 

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011) 
  Crazy Little Ling Called Love 03x12: (Feb/09/2014) Voiced  Master Junjie | Rhino Guard #2 
  Bride of Po 02x20: (Feb/14/2013) Voiced  Master Junjie | Mu-Shi 
  Ghost of Oogway 01x14: (Nov/29/2011) Voiced  Master Junjie 
  Sight For Sore Eyes 01x11: (Nov/27/2011) Voiced  Master Junjie 

The Newsroom (2012) (2012) 
  Red Team III 02x07: (Aug/25/2013) As General Stomtonovich 
  One Step Too Many 02x06: (Aug/18/2013) As General Stomtonovich 

The Cleveland Show (2009) 
  Mr. & Mrs. Brown 04x21: (May/12/2013) Voiced  Neighbors Kellogg 
  Brown Magic 03x11: (Feb/19/2012) Voiced  Allister Monkarsh 

The Good Wife (2009) 
  Battle of the Proxies 04x10: (Dec/02/2012) As Judge Wicks 
  The Penalty Box 03x21: (Apr/22/2012) As Judge Murphy Wicks 

Boardwalk Empire (2010) 
  Margate Sands 03x12: (Dec/02/2012) As Gaston Means 
  A Man, A Plan... 03x10: (Nov/18/2012) As Gaston Means, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The Pony 03x08: (Nov/04/2012) As Gaston Means 
  Ging Gang Goolie 03x06: (Oct/21/2012) As Gaston Means 

The Legend of Korra (2012) 
  Skeletons in the Closet 01x11: (Jun/23/2012) Voiced  Hobo 
  A Leaf in the Wind 01x02: (Apr/14/2012) Voiced  White lotus leader; Hobo; Phonograph Vendor 
  Welcome to Republic City 01x01: (Apr/14/2012) Voiced  White lotus leader; Hobo; Phonograph Vendor 

Young Justice (2010) 
  Performance 01x24: (Apr/07/2012) Voiced  Jack Haly 

Justified (2010) 
  Guy Walks Into a Bar 03x10: (Mar/20/2012) As Mike Reardon 
  Watching the Detectives 03x08: (Mar/06/2012) As Mike Reardon 
  When the Guns Come Out 03x06: (Feb/21/2012) As Mike Reardon 
  Save My Love 02x07: (Mar/23/2011) As Mike Reardon 

Fringe (2008) 
  And Those We've Left Behind 04x06: (Nov/11/2011) As Raymond Green 

Raising Hope (2010) 
  Sabrina Has Money 02x02: (Sep/27/2011) As Cap Collins 

Thundercats (2011) (2011) 
  The Duelist and the Drifter 01x08: (Sep/09/2011) Voiced  The Drifter aka Hattanzo the Swordmaker 

Childrens Hospital (US) (2010) 
  Party Down 03x13: (Aug/25/2011) As Hank Maestro 

American Dad! (2005) 
  Flirting with Disaster 06x18: (May/15/2011) Voiced  Dick Reynolds 
  Four Little Words 02x15: (Apr/01/2007) Voiced  Dick Reynolds 
  Bush Comes to Dinner 02x10: (Jan/07/2007) Voiced  Dick Reynolds | Co-Worker #4 
  It's Good to be Queen 01x19: (Feb/26/2006) Voiced  Dick Reynolds 

Batman: The Brave and The Bold (2008) 
  Night of the Batmen! 03x06: (Apr/29/2011) Voiced  Killer Croc / Penguin 
  The Last Patrol! 02x16: (Oct/08/2010) Voiced  Penguin / Carnival Barker 
  Aquaman's Outrageous Adventure! 02x04: (Jan/08/2010) Voiced  Penguin 
  Long Arm of the Law! 02x02: (Dec/11/2009) Voiced  Woozy Winks 

The Defenders (2010) (2010) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Sep/22/2010) As Judge Taylor 

Glenn Martin DDS (2009) 
  Footlooseball 02x03: (Jul/02/2010) Voiced  Hoss 

24 (2001) 
  Day 8: 4:00A.M. - 5:00A.M. 08x13: (Mar/22/2010) As Bill Prady 
  Day 8: 3:00A.M. - 4:00A.M. 08x12: (Mar/15/2010) As Bill Prady 
  Day 8: 2:00A.M. - 3:00A.M. 08x11: (Mar/08/2010) As Bill Prady 

Californication (2007) 
  Slow Happy Boys 03x05: (Oct/25/2009) As Ricardo Collini 

Random Cartoons (2008) 
  Squirly Town 01x37: (Aug/14/2009) Voiced  Lance, [Starring Roles]

True Blood (2008) 
  Scratches 02x03: (Jun/28/2009) As Eddie 

Pushing Daisies (2007) 
  The Norwegians 02x10: (Dec/17/2008) As Dwight Dixon 
  Comfort Food 02x08: (Dec/03/2008) As Dwight Dixon 
  Robbing Hood 02x07: (Nov/26/2008) As Dwight Dixon 
  Oh Oh Oh...It's Magic 02x06: (Nov/19/2008) As Dwight Dixon 

Boston Legal (2004) 
  Tabloid Nation 04x15: (Apr/08/2008) As Ethan Melman 

The West Wing (1999) 
  The Last Hurrah 07x20: (Apr/30/2006) As Bob Mayer 
  Election Day, Part 2 07x17: (Apr/09/2006) As Bob Mayer 
  Election Day, Part 1 07x16: (Apr/02/2006) As Bob Mayer 
  Two Weeks Out 07x14: (Mar/19/2006) As Bob Mayer 

Attack Of The Show! (2005) 
  Stephen Root 02x66: (Apr/11/2006) As Himself 

The X's (2005) 
  To Err is Truman / No More Mrs. Nice X 01x06: (Jan/13/2006) Voiced  Mime Instructor 
  AAIIEE, Robot / Mission: Irresponsible 01x01: (Nov/25/2005) Voiced  Ambassador 

Teen Titans (2003) 
  Troq 04x07: (May/09/2005) Voiced  Val-Yor 

Kim Possible (2002) 
  Roachie 03x07: (Apr/15/2005) Voiced  Chester Yapsby 
  A Very Possible Christmas 02x19: (Dec/05/2003) Voiced  Memphis 
  Vir-Tu-Ron 02x10: (Sep/12/2003) Voiced  Mr. Nevius 
  Two to Tutor 02x03: (Aug/01/2003) Voiced  Texan 

Unscripted (2005) 
  Unscripted 07 01x07: (Feb/06/2005) As Himself 

Brandy & Mr. Whiskers (2004) 
  On Whiskers, On Lola, On Cheryl and Meryl 01x13: (Dec/17/2004) Voiced  Santa 

Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003) 
  Tournament 4 Game 1 04x01: (Oct/10/2004) As Himself 

Frasier (1993) 
  Detour 11x21: (Apr/27/2004) As Harbin 

Grounded for Life (2001) 
  You're So Vain 04x25: (Apr/16/2004) As Tony Bustamante 
  Mustang Lily 03x02: (Sep/24/2002) As Tony Bustamante 
  I Fought the In-Laws 02x20: (Apr/24/2002) As Tony Bustamante 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) 
  Homebodies 04x03: (Oct/09/2003) As Mr. Kirkwood 

According to Jim (2001) 
  The Christmas Party 02x10: (Dec/10/2002) As TBA 

Justice League Unlimited (2001) 
  Legends (2) 01x17: (Apr/28/2002) Voiced  Cat Man 
  Legends (1) 01x16: (Apr/21/2002) Voiced  Cat Man 

Just Shoot Me (1997) 
  Blush Gets Some Therapy 06x19: (Apr/11/2002) As Dr. Drake Kelson 

Malcolm in the Middle (2000) 
  Company Picnic (2) 03x12: (Feb/03/2002) As Mr. Pratt 
  Company Picnic (1) 03x11: (Feb/03/2002) As Mr. Pratt 

The Proud Family (2001) 
  I Had a Dream 01x15: (Feb/01/2002) Voiced  Mr. Andrews 

Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999) 
  The Tower of Dr. Zalost 02x13: (Nov/16/2001) Voiced  Basil/The Cop 
  Family Business/1000 Years of Courage 02x03: (Nov/14/2000) Voiced  Basil 

Ed (2000) 
  Changes 02x02: (Oct/17/2001) As George Macpherson 

The Legend of Tarzan (2001) 
  Tarzan and the Rough Rider 01x17: (Sep/21/2001) Voiced  President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt 

DAG (US) (2000) 
  Smoke 01x14: (Apr/03/2001) As Senator Culpepper 

Norm (1999) 
  Norm Comes Back 03x23: (Mar/30/2001) As Mr. Sweeney 
  Denby Quits 03x14: (Jan/26/2001) As Mr. Sweeney 

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000) 
  Revenge of the Raenoks 01x42: (Nov/17/2000) Voiced  Sheriff, Sentry #2 
  Stranger Invasion 01x37: (Nov/12/2000) Voiced  Sheriff 
  Strange Invasion 01x13: (Oct/15/2000) Voiced  Sheriff 

King of the Hill (1997) 
  As Old as the Hills (1) 03x25: (May/18/1999) Voiced  Bill Dauterive, [Uncredited]
  Take Me out of the Ball Game 03x24: (May/11/1999) Voiced  Bill Dauterive, Buck Strickland, [Uncredited]
  Wings of the Dope 03x23: (May/04/1999) Voiced  Bill Dauterive, [Uncredited]
  Death and Texas 03x22: (Apr/27/1999) Voiced  Bill Dauterive, Warden, [Uncredited]

Superman (1996) (1996) 
  Unity 03x10: (May/15/1999) Voiced  Reverend Howell / Unity 

Profiler (1996) 
  The Root of All Evil (2) 02x20: (May/09/1998) As Houston Plant Manager 
  The Root of All Evil (1) 02x19: (May/09/1998) As Houston Plant Manager 

Seinfeld (1989) 
  The Invitations 07x24: (May/16/1996) As Mr. Lager 

VR.5 (1995) 
  Control Freak 01x10: (Apr/28/1995) As F.A.A. Negotiator 

Christy (1994) 
  To Have and To Hold 02x03: (Apr/15/1995) As Clarence Sweetwater 

Cybill (1995) 
  Starting on the Wrong Foot 01x05: (Feb/06/1995) As Phil Asher 

Chicago Hope (1994) 
  Love and Hope 01x11: (Jan/09/1995) As Trumpet Player 

Diagnosis Murder (1993) 
  The Last Laugh (2) 02x10: (Nov/18/1994) As Charlie Lane 

Party of Five (1994) 
  Good Sports 01x03: (Sep/26/1994) As Coach 

NYPD Blue (1993) 
  Guns 'n Rosaries 01x21: (May/10/1994) As Det. George Fulmer IAB 

L.A. Law (1986) 
  Silence is Golden 08x17: (Apr/14/1994) As Brandon McCafferty 
  Book of Renovation, Chapter 1 08x01: (Oct/07/1993) As Brandon McCafferty 
  Come Rain or Come Schein 07x18: (Apr/22/1993) As Attorney Brandon McCafferty 
  Vowel Play 05x06: (Nov/29/1990) As Brandon McCafferty 

Blossom (1991) 
  Blossom in Paris (4) 04x04: (Sep/19/1993) As Louie 
  Blossom in Paris (3) 04x03: (Sep/19/1993) As Louie 
  Blossom in Paris (2) 04x02: (Sep/19/1993) As Louie 
  Blossom in Paris (1) 04x01: (Sep/19/1993) As Louie 

Quantum Leap (1989) 
  Goodbye Norma Jean - April 4, 1960 05x18: (Mar/02/1993) As John Tremaine Jr. 

The Golden Palace (1992) 
  You've Lost That Livin' Feeling 01x18: (Feb/19/1993) As Mr. Tucker 

Northern Exposure (1990) 
  Revelations 04x12: (Jan/11/1993) As Brother Timothy 

Civil Wars (1991) 
  The Old Man And The 'C' 02x09: (Dec/09/1992) As Lawyer Steven Fingerman 
  Shop 'Til You Drop 01x10: (Jan/29/1992) As Lawyer to Mrs. Caldecott 

Murphy Brown (1988) 
  Till Death or Next Thursday Do We Part 05x11: (Dec/07/1992) As John Brophy 

Eerie, Indiana (1991) 
  Mr. Chaney (a.k.a. Mr. Talbot) 01x14: (Mar/08/1992) As Mr. Chaney 

The Torkelsons (1991) 
  I Fought the Law 01x10: (Dec/01/1991) As Sheriff Bobby Clinton 

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) 
  Unification, Part II 05x08: (Nov/11/1991) As Captain K'Vada 
  Unification, Part I 05x07: (Nov/04/1991) As Captain K'Vada 

Jake and the Fatman (1987) 
  I'll Never Be the Same 05x04: (Nov/06/1991) As Unknown 
  My Heart Belongs to Daddy 03x24: (May/02/1990) As Hastings 

Home Improvement (1991) 
  Wild Kingdom 01x05: (Oct/15/1991) As Exterminator 

Night Court (1984) 
  Death Takes a Halloween 08x05: (Oct/26/1990) As Death 

Roseanne (1988) 
  Fender Bender 02x21: (Mar/20/1990) As Peter Lundy 

Wiseguy (1987) 
  Dead Right 04x08: (Unaired) As Bishop 
Trivia

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.

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