Stephen Root | Biography
Stephen Root is an American actor for the big and small screen and voice actor. He celebrates his birthday every year on November 17 and was born in the year 1951. He is known for his portrayal of Jimmy James on the television sitcom NewsRadio, as Buck Strickland in the animated series King of the Hill and as Milton Waddams in the film Office Space as well as the voices of Bill Dauterive. He has often received acclaims for his occasional comedic and dramatic roles, like of Gordon Pibb in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story and as Captain K'Vada in the Star Trek: The Next Generation.
He is a native of Sarasota, Florida as he was born and spent most of his early childhood there. He was born as the son of a construction supervisor Rolland Clair Root and Leona Estella. Because of his father’s job, his family frequently moved to different places. For his high school education, he went to Vero Beach High School in Vero Beach, Florida. Upon graduating from there, he attended the University of Florida and has an AA degree. Furthermore, he is trained in the BFA acting program.
In order to kick start his career, Root began of touring the U.S. and Canada with the National Shakespeare Company and after touring for three years, he settled in New York refining his acting skills in many regional theaters. Eventually he landed starring roles in off-Broadway The Au Pair Man and Journey's End. Stephen is well known for the role of the eccentric billionaire Jimmy James on the sitcom NewsRadio. He also had a recurring role as Bob Mayer on the final two seasons of The West Wing. His most notable film roles include Milton Waddams in Office Space, Gordon Pibb in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Suds in Leatherheads, and as the dimwitted principal in Drillbit Taylor. Besides that, he had many guest appearances in several TV programs such as Klingon Captain K'Vada in the Star Trek: The Next Generation, as Mr. Willard in Night Court, and many others. As a voice artist, Root has an active career playing various characters in animated films, such as Courage the Cowardly Dog, Ice Age and Finding Nemo. For the animated television series, he has voiced Commander Chode in Tripping the Rift and Homebase in The X's, Chowder, Teen Titans and Batman: The Brave and the Bold as Woozy Winks and The Penguin.
Root was previously married to Laura Joan Hase. He has not yet revealed their exact wedding date. However, their relationship went through rough patches and being unable to mend them, he separated with his first wife in the year 1997. He has two children with him. After the divorce, he kept a low profile making it hard to know if he had been dating anyone or had a girlfriend. On December 14, 2008, he tied the knot for the second time, this time to actress Romy Rosemont. The couple has been living a happy married life and from the looks of it divorce is out of the question for many more years to come.
The talented actor stands tall at the height of 5 feet and 9 inches and has a matching weight. His great acting over the years has garnered large number of fans all over the world who genuinely admire him for the excellent work he does. His net worth is around $3 million dollars but his salary remains undisclosed. More information on him is available on his recent and detailed biography on Wiki and IMDb website. He is also an active on popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter and keeps updating his accounts regularly with his frequent posts and tweets.