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Ben Stiller Features

This is the section for all our "FUN" Ben Stiller information - please enjoy!

Did You Know?

... that Ben Stiller is the son of comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. Jerry is best know for his role as Frank Costanza on Seinfeld. But he has also appeared in many of Ben Stiller's movies, including Zoolander (pictured here.) His mother, Anne Meara, is a well-known character actress probably best known from her portrayal of Mrs. Sherwood the English teacher in the movie Fame.

... that Ben Stiller directed the Jim Carrey comedy The Cable Guy. He also appeared in the movie as the murderer who's story is being played out on TV through-out the course of the movie. Visit our Tribute to Jim Carrey.

... that 1998 was a very busy year for Ben Stiller. He had four movies released, including his breakout hit There's Something About Mary. The other three movies were Zero Effect, Your Friends and Neighbors and Permanent Midnight.

... that Ben Stiller has guest starred on many television shows including Miami Vice, News Radio, Friends, Freeks and Geeks and Arrested Development.

... that Ben Stiller was a writer and a featured cast member on Saturday Night Live for one season only in 1989. He left after only five shows when he found out that we wasn't going to be able to direct as many short comedy films as he wanted.

... that Ben Stiller had his own comedy skit show called The Ben Stiller Show. It has the distinction of being broadcast on three different networks over the course of it's short run: MTV, Comedy Central and Fox. Here's a sample of the kind of things Ben Stiller was doing back in 1990:

... that in 2000, Ben Stiller and Tom Cruise collaborated on an infamous comedy short for the MTV Movie Awards called Mission Improbable. It's a mockumentary about "Tom Crooze" the stunt double for Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 2. We leave you with this six minute gem and visit our Tribute to Tom Cruise.

... Ben Stiller is determined to keep up with modern technology.

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Meet the Parents

Ted Stroehmann ( There's Something About Mary ):

"I couldn't believe that she knew my name. Some of my best friends didn't know my name."

The Ben Stiller Show appeared on three different networks. What were they?