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Stephen Root is an American born actor, a comedian and a voice actor. He has taken a lot of interesting roles in different movies during his acting career. Stephen acted as “Captain K’Vada” in the popular movie Star Trek.

Stephen Root was born on the 17th of November 1951 in Sarasota, Florida. His father’s name is Rolland Clair Root and his mother bears Leona Estelle. His father Rolland was a renowned project and site manager in the United States of America.

He handled major civil engineering projects across the states and even Mexico. Due to the nature of his work, the Root family had to relocate from time to time. They changed base whenever his father finished a construction project.

This led to Stephen likening his childhood days to an “Army brat” due to the frequent change in location. He started off his acting career while he was in the university. Stephen Root currently lives in New York where his career kicked off.

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Stephen Root attended Vero Beach High School located in Vero Beach, Florida. After High School, he attended the  University of Florida where he bagged his degree. He participated actively in the school’s BFA acting program.

He performed really well in the acting program. For this, he was awarded his BFA earlier than the usual time. After he graduated, he went on to pursue his dream at Broadway.

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He has featured in a couple of them. Some of which are;

  • Television SHow “NewsRadio” as “Jimmy James”
  • Animation “King of the Hill” as voice characters “Bill Dauterive” and “Buck Strickland”
  • “O Brother, Where Art Thou”? as “Mr Lund”
  • “Office Space” as “Milton Waddams”
  • “DodgeBall” as “Gordon Pibb”
  • “Get Out” as “Jim Hudson”


Stephen was first married to Laura Hase. They got married in the year 1984. They stayed married for up to 12 years. Issues came up in their marriage which caused them to divorced in 1997.

Stephen Root found love again in Romy Rosemont. They tied the knot in 2008 and have remained married till date. Stephen has a son called Cody Root.

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The actor has a promising career and has appeared in so many movies and shows. His salary is not confirmed yet, but Stephen Root’s net worth is estimated to be $6 million.




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