- Moved frequently as a child because of his father's construction work.
- Made his movie debut in the 1988 horror film Monkey Shines.
- Has done voice-over work for such movies as Ice Age and Finding Nemo, as well as the TV series King of the Hill.
- Appeared in the Kevin Smith film Jersey Girl in a role that was reportedly written specifically for him.
- Has had success in both comedic (Office Space) and dramatic (No Country For Old Men) movie roles.
- Played stapler-obsessed Milt Waddams in the comedy cult classic Office Space. He says fans still approach him to ask about his stapler.
- Donated $100,000 to the University of Florida; it was used to fund the Stephen Root Acting Studio.
- Romy Rosemont — Wife
- Laura Joan Hase — Ex-wife
- Leona Estelle Root — Mother
- Rolland Clair Root — Father
- Attended the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Season 2, Episode 3
- Birth Place: Sarasota, FL
- Birthday: November 17, 1951, Scorpio
- Profession: Actor
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