Stephen Root

Stephen Root is known as an American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He is most famous for his roles as Jimmy James on NewsRadio and as Milton Waddams in Office Space.

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Background and Age

Stephen Root was born on November 17, 1951 in Sarasota, Florida. He is the child of Rolland Clair Root and Leona Estelle Root. His father was a project director and site supervisor on major structural building projects all through the United States and Mexico. Root was considered to be an army brat since his family every now and again relocated while his father completed a new development project. Root attended Vero Beach High School in Vero Beach, Florida.

Career and Net Worth

Root's most known TV roles are capricious rich man Jimmy James on the sitcom NewsRadio and as the voice of the separated, depressed Army hairdresser Bill Dauterive and Hank Hill's epicurean supervisor Buck Strickland on the Fox cartoon TV series King of the Hill. He also had a common guest role on the last two seasons of The West Wing as Republican campaign specialist Bob Mayer. His most famous film roles were as the muttering, idiosyncratic Milton Waddams in Office Space and the unassuming gym rat Gordon Pibb in Dodgeball.

As a favorite actor of the Cohen Brothers, he has appeared in many of their films including O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Ladykillers, No Country For Old Men, and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. He additionally rejoined with Mike Judge in Idiocracy and has likewise depicted NASA flight director Chris Kraft in the miniseries From the Earth to the Moon.

Root has also carved out a career as a voice actor. He has worked on projects like Ice Age, Finding Nemo, and Courage the Cowardly Dog. On television, his voice roles include Commander Chode in Tripping the Rift and Homebase in The X's. He has also provided guest spots in TV series like Chowder and Teen Titans. Recently, he loaned his voice to Batman: The Brave and the Bold as Woozy Winks and The Penguin.

In September 2019, Bill Hader won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for the work he's done on Barry. Root has a big supporting role on the show and was proud of his co-star's honor.

Marriage, Wife and Kids

Stephen Root is a happily married man. He has been married twice in his life. He married Laura Joan Hase in 1984, they have one child, Cody Root, however, the marriage turned out poorly so they separated in 1997. He then married Romy Rosemont on December 14, 2008.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 17 Nov, 1951
Age: 68 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Sarasota
residence: Los Angeles
Education: University of Florida
Gender: Male
Description: American actor and voice actor
Spouse: Romy Rosemont [M. 2008]
Net Worth 2021: 6 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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