Fast Facts

  • Started in show business as Ricky Gervais' assistant on his XFM radio program.
  • Was a 1998 finalist in the Daily Telegraph's comedy competition, the Open Mic Awards.
  • Made a guest appearance on the original British version of The Office as a character called the Ogg Monster.
  • Admires John Cleese.
  • Cocreator of The Office and Extras with Ricky Gervais.

Awards

  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Made for Television Movie: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Nominee
  • 2002, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Situation Comedy: Winner
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or A Dramatic Special: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee

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Details

  • Birth Name: Stephen James Merchant
  • Birth Place: Bristol, England
  • Birthday: November 24, 1974, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor, Writer, Director, Comedian
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