Stephen Root is an American actor and voice-over artist. He is most recognized for his roles as Jimmy James in “NewsRadio” and Milton Waddams in “Office Space,” a black comedy film released in 1999.
Early Life of Stephen Root
He was born on November 17, 1951, in Sarasota, Florida, to Leona Estelle and Rolland Clairon. In various engineering projects, his father worked as a project superintendent/site manager. The family moved around a lot because of his father’s employment.
Stephen Root graduated from Vero Beach High School in Florida with a bachelor’s degree. He went on to earn an associate’s degree at the University of Florida. Stephen also enrolled in the University’s BFA program, but due to his acting career, he dropped out in the last semester.
He went on to complete his BFA degree, and the college honored him as an alumnus in 2008.
Net Worth of Stephen Root
From 1984 until their divorce in 1997, Stephen Root was married to Laura Joan. They are parents to a son. He is currently married to Romy Rosemont. In 2008, they married.
Relationship of Stephen Root
From 1984 until their divorce in 1997, Stephen Root was married to Laura Joan. They are parents to a son. He is currently married to Romy Rosemont. In 2008, they married
The career of Stephen Root
Stephen Root made his film debut as a DEA Agent in the 1988 action-comedy “Crocodile Dundee II.” In the same year, he played Dean Burbage in “Monkey Shines.” After that, he played Berg in the 1989 action movie “Black Rain.” “Stanley & Iris,” “Ghost,” “Guilty by Suspicion,” “V.I. Warshawski,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and “Dave” are among his other credits.
He also played a neighbor in “Bye Bye Love,” although his screen time was uncredited. In 2004, he played Dwight Nestor in “Raising Genius,” Fernand Gudge in “The Ladykillers,” Greenie in “Jersey Girl,” Gordon Pibb in “DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story,” Dr. Freeman in “Surviving Christmas,” and Vince Masters in “Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie.”
Frank in “Ice Age,” Bubbles in “Finding Nemo,” Aardvark Dad in “Ice Age: The Meltdown,” Burt in “Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare,” Doc, Merrimack in “Rango,” Uncle Henry in “Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz” and “Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz” are among the animated characters Root has voiced.
Beggs made his television debut as Stephen Root in the 1989 television film “Cross of Fire.” In 1990, he appeared in “Wiseguy” episode “Dead Right,” “Fender Bender,” “Roseanne,” “Bad Company,” “The Young Riders,” and “My Son the Primate” of “Head of the Class.”
His first major television role was as R.O. Hart in the comedy-drama series “Harts of the West” from 1993 to 1994. From 1995 to 1999, he played the lead character of Jimmy James in the television sitcom “NewsRadio.” Chris Kraft in “From Earth to the Moon,” Gene in “Ladies Man,” and Kent Russell in “Idiotsitter” are among his other television series leadership roles.
From 1997 until 2010, he portrayed Bill Dauterive, Buck Strickland, and other characters on the animated sitcom “King of the Hill.” He also played Mildew in “Dragons: Riders of Berk” for seventeen episodes.