Ben Stein

Ben Stein

Nov. 25th, 1944
Born in
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
5' 11

Ben Stein's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
America's Most Smartest Model TV Show
America's Most Smartest Model
Salute Your Shorts TV Show
Salute Your Shorts
Win Ben Stein's Money TV Show
Win Ben Stein's Money
The Kudlow Report TV Show
The Kudlow Report
Bruno the Kid TV Show
Bruno the Kid
Game Show Moments Gone Bananas TV Show
Game Show Moments Gone Bananas
Match Game TV Show
Match Game
Turn Ben Stein On TV Show
Turn Ben Stein On

Main Movie Roles

2008 - Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
2007 - Fired!
2001 - Osmosis Jones
1995 - Casper
1995 - Miami Rhapsody
1994 - North
1994 - The Mask
1994 - Ri¢hie Ri¢h
1994 - My Girl 2
1993 - Dave
1993 - Dennis the Menace
1992 - Honeymoon in Vegas
1991 - Soapdish
1989 - Easy Wheels
1989 - Ghostbusters II
1988 - Frankenstein General Hospital
1987 - Planes, Trains and Automobiles
1986 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
1984 - The Wild Life

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Mr. Cantwell
Dr. Ben Stein (Voiced)
Head Pixie (Voiced)
Mr. Puruturu (Voiced)
Stanley Willard
Buddy Baker (Voiced)
Dr. Arthur Neuman (Voiced)
Mr. Starnes
Rabbi Goldberg (Voiced)
[Complete List]


Ben Stein (Benjamin J. Stein) was born on Nov. 25, 1944 in Washington, D.C. The son of noted economist and writer Herbert Stein, he grew up in Silver Spring, Md., and attended Montgomery Blair High School. Some of his classmates included journalist Carl Bernstein (I), and actors 'Goldie Hawn' and Sylvester Stallone. He graduated from Columbia University in 1966 with honors in economics and as valedictorian of the 1970 Yale Law School class. He has worked as a poverty lawyer, a trial lawyer, a university adjunct (American University, University of California at Santa Cruz and Pepperdine University), a speech writer for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford (I) and a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Herald Examiner, King Features Syndicate, Los Angeles Magazine, New York Magazine, E! Online and The American Spectator. He also writes frequently for The Washington Post. Stein has written and published 16 books (seven novels, nine nonfiction books), the most recent of which is about life with his 12-year-old son, Tommy. He has been a longtime screenwriter and was one of the creators of the TV series "Fernwood 2 Night" (1977). He has acted and made guest appearances in numerous movies and TV series, appears in many TV commercials and is the host of two Comedy Central TV series, "Win Ben Stein's Money" (1997) (October, 1997-2002) and "Turn Ben Stein On" (1999). He is married to entertainment-industry attorney Alexandra Denman.

  • Was extremely fond of his dog, Puppy Wuppy. Puppy Wuppy appeared on every episode of _"Turn Ben Stein On" (1999)_ (qv), as he was allowed to simply run around on the set during the taping. Puppy Wuppy was killed when he was hit by a car, and parts of the episodes of _"Turn Ben Stein On" (1999)_ (qv) and _"Win Ben Stein's Money" (1997)_ (qv) taped after his death were devoted to him.
  • His father, economist 'Herbert Stein' (qv), was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors in the 'Richard Nixon' (qv) administration.
  • Wrote an article in a woman's magazine (Cosmo?) about his life as a nerd, and the advantages in dating nerds.
  • Currently the spokesperson for Clear Eyes eye drops
  • Best known in the 1980s for his bit role as the repetitive teacher in _Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)_ (qv).
  • The only actor to appear in _The Mask (1994)_ (qv), _Son of the Mask (2005)_ (qv), plus the animated TV-series _"The Mask" (1995)_ (qv), reprising his role of Dr. Arthur Neuman.
  • Has a son, Tommy (b. 1987).
  • Member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, Columbia University, 1966.

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