Benjamin Edward Meara "Ben" Stiller
is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, and screenwriter who is the son of Jerry Stiller
and Anne Meara
. He is well known for writing, starring in, directing, and/or producing numerous comedy films, including Reality Bites
, There's Something About Mary
, Meet the Parents
, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story
, the Madagascar
films, Night at the Museum
, Tropic Thunder
, and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
. His production company is Red Hour Films.
He portrayed Tony Perkis and his father in the 1995 Disney comedy film Heavyweights, and played Jim Uptegrove in the 1990 Touchstone Pictures film Stella. He also voiced Khaka Peu Peu in the Phineas and Ferb episode "The Beak", and guest starred in the Phineas and Ferb spin-off Take Two with Phineas and Ferb.