Stephen Root is a veteran of the acting industry who has been a TV, movie, and voice actor, and a comedian.
According to IMDb, he has 245 acting credits to date.
Most recently, he has lent his talents to the HBO dark-comedy series, Barry.
These are seven facts about Stephen Root:
Root's most recent turn finds him in the acclaimed HBO dark-comedy crime-drama series, Barry, as Monroe Fuches. Fuches is the mentor to the titular character, Barry, who grooms him to be a contract killer. When Barry tries to forego his past, Fuches tries to draw him back into a life of crime.
Since December 14, 2008, Root has been married to the actress Romy Rosemont -- of An American Crime fame.
Before his marriage to Romy, Stephen was married to actress Laura Joan Hase for thirteen years during which they had a son together, Cody Root. They got married in 1984 and by 1997, they had separated.
Barry is not the first HBO project that Stephen has been involved in. He was part of the the acclaimed period-crime-drama series Boardwalk Empire.
From 2012 to 2013, Stephen played Gaston Means, a murder suspect turned Special Investigator for the US Department of Justice.
If you have watched any blockbuster movie in the past few decades, there is a likely chance you have seen Stephen Root performing: so extensive is his body of work.
His most famous appearances include Milton Waddams in Office Space, Gordon Pibb in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, and Jim Hudson in Get Out.
His collaboration with visionary filmmakers the, Coen brothers, yielded in critical and commercial successes like The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; No Country For Old Men; O Brother, Where Art Thou?;and The Ladykillers.
Stephen is also known for his extensive voice-over work in animated TV shows and movies.
He has lent his voice to animated TV shows like Kim Possible, Teen Titans, American Dad!, Adventure Time, and The Legend of Korra, to name a few.
Stephen has also provided his voice on numerous big-screen animated movies like Finding Nemo, Ice Age, and Finding Dory.
Stephen Root was born on November 17, 1951, in Sarasota, Florida. As of March 2020, he is 68 years old. He stands at an even 5' 8".
Born an only child to fairly affluent parents, what with his father, Rolland Clair Root, being a project manager for civil engineering firms all over the US and Mexico, Stephen chose a different career path.
He attended Vero Beach High School and upon graduation, enrolled in the University of Florida the
As of March 2020, Stephen Root is worth $6 million. He is a veteran of acting who made his on-screen debut in 1988.
Since then, he has acted in nearly 250 movies and television shows.
His most high-profile movie roles include Get Out, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Office Space, Dodgeball, and No Country for Old Men.
He has also appeared in TV shows like Boardwalk Empire, True Blood, Pushing Daisies, and Barry.
A fair number of his movie credits include voice-over work and he has lent his voice to such shows as Kim Possible, Teen Titans, American Dad!, Adventure Time, and The Legend of Korra.