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Stephen Root
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Stephen Root in 2009
Lahir Stephen Edward Root
17 November 1951 (umur 66)
Sarasota, Florida, U.S.
Tempat tinggal Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Pendidikan Vero Beach High School
Almamater University of Florida
Pekerjaan Actor, voice actor, Comedian
Tahun aktif 1988–present
Kota asal Vero Beach, Florida
Suami/istri Romy Rosemont (m. 2008)
Anak 1

Stephen Edward Root (lahir 17 November 1951; umur 66 tahun) adalah aktor berkebangsaan Amerika Serikat, komedian, dan pesulih suara. Dia bermain sebagai Jimmy James dalam sitkom televis NewsRadio, sebagai Milton Waddams di film Office Space, mengisi suara Bill Dauterive dan Buck Strickland dalam serial animasi King of the Hill.[1] Peran yang lain di antaranya Captain K'Vada dalam Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Unification", dan sebagai Gordon Pibb dalam DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story.

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Root lahir di Sarasota, Florida, anak dari Leona Estelle dan Rolland Clair Root, seorang pengawas konstruksi.[2] Root lulus dari Vero Beach High School di Vero Beach, Florida. Dia menerima gelar AA dari University of Florida, dan magang kerja di program seni peran BFA.[3]

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Root mendapatkan peran terakhir dalam dua musim dari serial The West Wing sebagai konsultan kampanye anggota dewan dari Partai Republik, Bob Mayer. Dia juga bermain sebagai Milton Waddams dalam Office Space, sebagai Gordon Pibb dalam Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, sebagai Suds dalam Leatherheads, dan sebagai Judd Apatow dalamDrillbit Taylor. Root sangat dikenal dalam Coen Brothers. Dia tampil dalam O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Ladykillers, dan No Country For Old Men. Kevin Smith menulis peran dalam Jersey Girl khusus untuk Root.

Root kembali bermain bersama dengan Mike Judge dalam Idiocracy dan juga memerankan sebagai direktur penerbangan NASA flight director Chris Kraft dalam miniseri From the Earth to the Moon. Dia pernah mendapatkan peran dalam film biografi tentang Richard A. Clarke dalam The Path to 9/11. Perannya sebagai bintang tamu dalam program televisi dijalani dalam beberapa genre antar lain sebagai Klingon Captain K'Vada dalam Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Unification" tahun 1991. Tahun 1992, Root tampil dalam serial televisi Night Court sebagai Mr. Willard. Dari 1993 sampai 1994, Root tampil secara rutin dalam sebagai "R.O." dalam serial komedi Beau Bridges/Lloyd Bridges/western berjudul Harts of the West di stasiun televisi CBS.

Root mendapat peran sebagai bintang tamu dalam Seinfeld, memainkan sebagai manajer bank dalam episode "The Invitations". Dia juga memerankan dalam Frasier episode "Detour" sebagai ayah dalam sebuah keluarga yang membantu Frasier ketika mobilnya mengalami kerusakan. Dalam CSI episode "Homebodies", dia bermain sebagai ayah dari korban pemerkosaan. Selain itu, Root juga secara rutin berperan dalam serial pendek stasiun CBS berjudul Ladies Man, yang juga dibintangi oleh Sharon Lawrence, setelah dia keluar dari NYPD Blue. Dia bermain sebagai Raymond, dalam In the Heat of the Night episode "A Love Lost" (1993).

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Film
Tahun Film Peran Catatan
1988 Crocodile Dundee II DEA Agent (Toilet)
Monkey Shines Dean Burbage
1989 Black Rain Berg
1990 Stanley & Iris Mr. Hershey
Ghost Police Sgt.
1991 Guilty by Suspicion RKO Guard
V.I. Warshawski Mickey
Bed & Breakfast Randolph
1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Gary Murray
1993 Dave Don Durenberger
RoboCop 3 Coontz
Extreme Justice Max Alvarez
1995 Bye Bye Love Awakened Neighbor
Night of the Scarecrow Uncle Frank/The Sherriff
1998 Krippendorf's Tribe Gerald Adams
1999 Gut Feeling Kane Cohen
Office Space Milton Waddams
Natural Selection Mr. Crenshaw a.k.a. The Monster Hunter
Bicentennial Man Dennis Mansky – Head of NorthAm Robotics
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Radio Station Man
Tripping the Rift Chode Voice only
2002 Ice Age Frank / Start Voice only
The Country Bears Zeb
White Oleander Michael (scenes deleted)
2003 Finding Nemo Bubbles Voice only
Grind Cameron
2004 Raising Genius Dwight Nestor
The Ladykillers Fernand Gudge
Jersey Girl Greenie
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Gordon
Surviving Christmas Dr. Freeman
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Vince Masters
2005 Just Friends KC
2006 Cook-Off! Morty Van Rookle
Ice Age: The Meltdown Aardvark Dad Voice only
Gretchen Herb
Idiocracy Judge Hank "The Hangman" BMW
The Frank Anderson John Simon
The Fox and the Hound 2 Talent Scout Direct-to-video
Voice only
2007 No Country for Old Men Man who hires Wells
Have Dreams, Will Travel Sheriff Brock
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage Bubbles Voice only
Sunny & Share Love You Clive Anderson
2008 Mad Money Glover
Over Her Dead Body Sculptor
Drillbit Taylor Principal Doppler
Leatherheads Suds
Tripping the Rift: The Movie Chode Voice only
2009 Glock
Bob Funk Steve
The Soloist Curt Reynolds
Imagine That Fred Franklin
The Men Who Stare at Goats Gus Lacey
2010 Son of Mourning Senator Lewis
Unthinkable Charlie
The Conspirator Witness
Everything Must Go Elliot
Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare Burt Voice only
2011 Cedar Rapids Bill Korgstad
Rango Doc and Merrimack Voice only
Red State Sheriff Wynan
J. Edgar Arthur Koehler
2012 Big Miracle Gov. Haskell
The Company You Keep Billy Cusimano
2013 Sweet Vengeance Kingfisher Sweetwater
Superman: Unbound Zor-El Voice only
The Lone Ranger Habberman
2014 Selma Al Lingo
2015 Hello, My Name Is Doris Todd
7 Chinese Brothers George
Trumbo Hymie King
2016 Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz Uncle Henry Voice role
Finding Dory Bubbles Voice role
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Burt Stangle
Looking for the Jackalope The Jackalope Voice role
Spectral Dr. Mindala
2017 Infinity Baby Fenton Post-production
2018 Life of the Party Filming

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Television
Tahun Film Peran Catatan
1989 Cross of Fire Beggs
1990 Wiseguy Bishop (1 episode, 1990)
Roseanne Peter Lundy (1 episode, 1990)
Jake and the Fatman Hastings (1 episode, 1990)
The Young Riders (1 episode, 1990)
Head of the Class Mr. Birch (1 episode, 1990)
1991 Davis Rules Porter (1 episode, 1991)
Golden Years Major Moreland (6 episodes, 1991)
Home Improvement Exterminator (1 episode, 1991)
The Torkelsons Sheriff Bobby Clinton (1 episode, 1991)
Star Trek: The Next Generation Captain K'Vada (2 episodes, 1991)
1992 Night Court Mr. Willard / Spirit of Death (2 episodes, 1990–1992)
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story Kevin McDonald
Eerie, Indiana Mr. Chaney (1 episode, 1992)
Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter Kevin McDonald
Murphy Brown John Brophy (1 episode, 1992)
Civil Wars Mrs. Caldecott's Lawyer (2 episodes, 1992)
1993 Northern Exposure Brother Timothy (1 episode, 1993)
The Golden Palace Mr. Tucker (1 episode, 1993)
Quantum Leap John Tremaine Jr. (1 episode, 1993)
Class of '61
Black Widow Murders: The Blanche Taylor Moore Story Dr. Kirby
Sirens George Bailey (1 episode, 1993)
Blossom Louie (4 episodes, 1993)
In the Heat of the Night Raymond Mercer (1 episode, 1993)
1994 L.A. Law Atty. Brandon McCafferty (4 episodes, 1990–1994)
NYPD Blue IAB Sgt. Fulmer (1 episode, 1994)
Harts of the West R.O (15 episodes, 1993–1994)
Party of Five Football Coach (1 episode, 1994)
Sweet Justice (1 episode, 1994)
Diagnosis: Murder Charlie Lane (1 episode, 1994)
1995 NewsRadio Jimmy James (97 episodes, 1995–1999)
Chicago Hope Trumpet Playing Mental Patient (1 episode, 1995)
Cybill Phil Asher (1 episode, 1995)
Christy Clarence Sweetwater (1 episode, 1995)
VR.5 F.A.A. Negotiator (1 episode, 1995)
In the Line of Duty: Hunt for Justice Jaan Laaman
1996 Seinfeld Mr. Lager (1 episode, 1996)
The Lottery Graham Dunbar
Pandora's Clock Mark Hastings
The Road to Galveston Ed Kirkman
1997
From the Earth to the Moon Chris Kraft (5 episodes, 1998)
Profiler Houston Plant Manager (1 episode, 1998)
King of the Hill Bill Dauterive, Buck Strickland (256 episodes, 1997–2010)
1999 Superman: The Animated Series Revered Amos Howell/Unity (1 episode, 1999)
The Sissy Duckling Big Ducky
Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot Dr. Donovan (unknown episodes)
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Sheriff / Sentry #2 (3 episodes, 2000)
2001 Me & My Needs
The Andy Dick Show Manager of 98+1 Store (1 episode, 2001)
The Norm Show Mr. Sweeney (2 episodes, 2001)
DAG Senator Culpepper (1 episode, 2001)
Ladies Man Gene (30 episodes, 1999–2001)
The Legend of Tarzan Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt (1 episode, 2001)
Ed George MacPherson (1 episode, 2001)
2002 Dexter Prep Charles
The Proud Family Mr. Andrews (1 episode, 2002)
Malcolm in the Middle John Pratt (2 episodes, 2002)
Just Shoot Me! Dr. Drake Kelson (1 episode, 2002)
Justice League Cat Man (2 episodes, 2002)
According to Jim Al Crannis (1 episode, 2002)
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Michael Kirkwood (1 episode, 2003)
2004 Grounded for Life Tony Bustamante (3 episodes, 2002–2004)
Frasier Harbin (1 episode, 2004)
Brandy & Mr. Whiskers Santa Claus (1 episode, 2004)
2005 Kim Possible: So the Drama Cowboy Gambler (6 episodes, 2002–2005)
Kim Possible (Several) (6 episodes, 2002–2005)
Teen Titans Val Yor (1 episode, 2005)
2006 The X's Homebase (6 episodes, 2005–2006)
The West Wing Bob Mayer (9 episodes, 2005–2006)
The Path to 9/11 Richard Clarke
2007 Random! Cartoons Lance (1 episode, 2007)
American Dad! Dick / Dentist's Father (7 episodes, 2005–2007)
Slacker Cats Tommy (unknown episodes)
Tripping the Rift Chode (39 episodes, 2004–2007)
2008 Head Case Pat Jennings (1 episode, 2008)
Boston Legal Ethan Melman (1 episode, 2008)
Chowder Stilton/Dancer (1 episode, 2008)
The Sarah Silverman Program Johnny Forrealz (1 episode, 2008)
Pushing Daisies Dwight Dixon (5 episodes, 2008)
2009 True Blood Eddie (4 episodes, 2008–2009)
Californication Ricardo Collini (1 episode, 2009)
2010 24 Bill Prady (3 episodes, 2010)
The Defenders Judge Taylor (1 episode, 2010) "Pilot"
Justified Judge Mike Reardon (5 episodes, 2010–2012)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (4 episodes, 2010–2011)
Louie Dr. Heppa (1 episode, 2010)
2011 Adventure Time The Royal Tart Toter, Grimby, Martin (2 episodes, 2011-2015)
Childrens Hospital Owen's father (1 episode, 2011)
Thundercats Drifter, aka Hattanzo the Swordmaker (1 episode, 2011)
Fringe Raymond (1 episode, 2011)
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Master Junjie (4 episodes, 2011-2014)
Raising Hope Cap Collins (1 episode, 2011)
2012 Gravity Falls Bud Gleeful/Additional voices (6 episodes, 2012-2015)
Young Justice Jack Haly (Episode 24: Performance, 2012)
Boardwalk Empire Gaston Means (6 episodes, 2012)
Dragons: Riders of Berk Mildew (Recurring role, 2012-2013)
2013 Out There Mr. Shooty (1 episode, 2013)
The Newsroom Former US general Stanislao Stomtonovich (1 episode, 2013)
2014 Turn: Washington's Spies Nathaniel Sackett (4 episodes, 2014–2015)
Adventure Time Martin (Finn's father) (Recurring role, 2014)
Fargo Burt Canton (2 episodes, 2014)
The Big Bang Theory Dan (Penny and Bernadette's boss) (2 episodes, 2014)
Mike Tyson Mysteries Thomas J. Watson (1 episode, 2014)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Lynn Boyle (4 episodes, 2014-2015)
Phineas and Ferb Floyd ("Doof 101" episode; voice only)
Hot in Cleveland Brian (1 episode, "The Bachelors")
2015 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Brian (voice) (1 episodes, "Blood Moon Ball/Fortune Cookies")
2016 Idiotsitter Kent Russell
All the Way J. Edgar Hoover TV movie
Workaholics Carty (1 episode, "Gone Catfishing")
Con Man Pascal
The Man in the High Castle Hawthorne Abendsen Known in the series as "The Man in the High Castle"
Guardians of the Galaxy Neeza ("Jingle Bell Rock" episode, voice only)
2017 Barry Fuches

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Video games
Tahun Judul Peran Catatan
1997 Blade Runner Early Q
2000 Deus Ex Mechanic Uncredited

Referensi[sunting | sunting sumber]

  1. ^ Ham, Robert. "Stephen Root's Funniest Characters". Paste. Diakses tanggal 13 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Harris, Will (2012-02-21). "Stephen Root · Interview · The A.V. Club". Avclub.com. Diakses tanggal 2014-08-17. 
  3. ^ "Distinguished Alumnus Award". University of Florida College of Arts. University of Florida. Diakses tanggal 13 July 2016. 

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