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Benjamin Jeremy Stein is an American lawyer, speechwriter, actor, writer and commentator on economic and political issues, but he is also known for participating in many other activities. For example, Ben Stein has even tried himself as a game show host. This famous person in American economics and politics was born on November 25 in 1944 in Washington, D.C., United States during World War II. He attended Columbia College and later Yale Law School. After graduation Ben Stein started to write columns and articles for different US magazines such as Newsmax, Los Angeles Magazine, Penthouse, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s Magazine, The American Spectator and even for The New York Times.

Ben Stein Net Worth $20 Million

In his writings Stein usually speaks about the economic situation and political issues, and even gives financial advices to individual investors. However, in the mid-60s he also got the job of a poverty lawyer and later continued  as a lawyer for the Federal Trade Comission. After few years of hard work, Ben Stein decided to try himself in acting too, but before starting to get roles he became a Hollywood consultant. Stein got his first comedy role and had to play a boring and monotonous economics teacher in the movie called Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which was released in 1986. As an actor Ben Stein has since appeared in many other movies, such as The Mask, No Intelligence Allowed, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, The Emperor’s New School, Full House, Casper: A Spirited Beginning, The O’Reilly Factor, Maried… with Children, Duckman, The Emperor’s New Schol, Earthworm Jim, Casper Meets Wendy, Family Guy and Richie Rich.

The famous actor and commentator is also recognized thanks to the Comedy Central channel where he was the main face of the show called “Win Ben Stein’s Money” for which he has even received an Emmy award. Ben Stein was earning $5,000 per episode, but money that contestants won was subtracted from actor’s salary. However, these earnings are just nothing if we compare them with Stein’s net worth, which reached $20 million in 2012.

Ben Stein is well known thanks to his ability to harmonize all his activities and show himself as a talented person in every job he does. But maybe one of his most successful, but not so well-known activities is writing speeches for American presidents. Ben Stein was a speechwriter for Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Until now Ben Stein has published 15 books, the first written together with Herbert Stein and released in 1978. In 2012   his last book appeared in stores – “How To Really Ruin Your Financial Life and Portfolio”.

Nowadays Ben Stein lives with his wife Alexandra Denman in Beverly Hills and Malibu, California. The couple married in 1968 and divorced after 6 years, but in 1977 they got back together again. With his wife Ben Stein adopted their son Tom in 1987. As well as his property in Beverly Hills, Ben Stein also owns a summer home in Sandpoint, Idaho and an apartment in the Watergate complex in Washingtton, D.C., which was inherited from his parents.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Engagement Ring announced Dr. Miller
Facetiming with Mommy 2016 TV Series Daddy
As Told by Ginger 2004-2009 TV Series Buddy Baker
Family Guy 2003-2009 TV Series Rabbi Goldberg
The Fairly OddParents 2004-2008 TV Series Sanderson H.P. Head Pixie ...
The Emperor's New School 2006-2008 TV Series Mr. Purutu Mr. Puruturu
The Fairly OddParents in Fairy Idol 2006 TV Movie Pixies Sanderson
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 TV Series Frank Jenkins
Son of the Mask 2005 Dr. Neuman
King of the Hill 2004 TV Series Quizmaster
Do Over 2002 TV Series Teacher
Santa vs. the Snowman 3D 2002 Short 'Spunky' the Elf (voice)
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius 2002 TV Series Giggles the Clown
Osmosis Jones 2001 Doc (uncredited)
Lloyd in Space 2001 TV Series Ranger Wormy
The Drew Carey Show 2001 TV Series Heavenly Guide
The Man Show 2000 TV Series Juggy University Professor
Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish 1999 Video Desire Fulfillment Facilitator (voice)
Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain 1999 TV Series Rockin' Johnny Hot
Tannenbaum 1998 Short Car Lot Owner
The Hughleys 1998 TV Series Dr. Mopp
Pinky and the Brain 1998 TV Series Francis 'Pip' Pumphandle
The Secret Files of the SpyDogs 1998 TV Series Ernst Stavro Blowfish
The Lionhearts 1998 TV Series
Hercules 1998 TV Series Trivia
Casper Meets Wendy 1998 Video Lawyer (uncredited)
Men in White 1998 TV Movie Men in Strangemeister's Head
Breakfast with Einstein 1998 TV Movie Jack
Muppets Tonight 1998 TV Series The Sad And Lonely Man That Science Has Left Dr. Honeydew
Santa vs. the Snowman 1997 TV Short 'Spunky' the Elf (voice)
Rugrats 1997 TV Series Bingo Caller
Total Security 1997 TV Series Sam Hinkle
Casper: A Spirited Beginning 1997 Video Grocer
101 Dalmatians: The Series 1997 TV Series Waiter
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1996-1997 TV Series Dr. Ben Stein / Lionel Stein
A Smile Like Yours 1997 Clinic Video Narrator (voice)
Murphy Brown 1997 TV Series Williams
Seinfeld 1997 TV Series Shellbach
Toonstruck 1996 Video Game Sam Schmaltz
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters 1996 TV Series Computer / Glug
The Mask 1995-1996 TV Series Dr. Arthur Neuman
Earthworm Jim 1995-1996 TV Series Dr. Houston / Rosebud
Bruno the Kid 1996 TV Series Professor Wisenstein (voice)
House Arrest 1996 Ralph Doyle
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper 1996 TV Series Mr. Happ
The Marshal 1995 TV Series Ben
Live Shot 1995 TV Series Hal / Herb
Freakazoid! 1995 TV Series H.A. Futterman
Married with Children 1995 TV Series Thomas
Casper 1995 Mr. Rugg
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1995 TV Series Pro Lawyer
Miami Rhapsody 1995 Rabbi
Tales from the Crypt 1995 TV Series Andrews
Ri¢hie Ri¢h 1994 School Teacher
Hearts Afire 1993-1994 TV Series Mr. Starnes
The Mask 1994 Dr. Arthur Neuman (as Benjamin J. Stein)
North 1994 Curator
Mr. Write 1994 Eliott (uncredited)
Love & War 1994 TV Series Dr. Baxter
My Girl 2 1994 Stanley Rosenfeld
The Day My Parents Ran Away 1993 TV Movie Dr. Lillianfarb (as Benjamin J. Stein)
Animaniacs 1993 TV Series Francis 'Pip' Pumphandle
Full House 1993 TV Series Elliott Warner
Me and the Kid 1993 Fred Herbert
Dennis the Menace 1993 Boss
Dave 1993 Ben Stein
Melrose Place 1993 TV Series Loan Officer
Mastergate 1992 TV Movie Marvin Rotweiler
Honeymoon in Vegas 1992 Walter
MacGyver 1991 TV Series Major Snead
Soapdish 1991 Nitwit Executive (as Benjamin Stein)
The Wonder Years 1989-1991 TV Series Mr. Cantwell
Charles in Charge 1987-1990 TV Series Stanley Willard
Easy Wheels 1989 Preacher
Ghostbusters II 1989 Public Works Official
Frankenstein General Hospital 1988 Dr. Who
Planes, Trains & Automobiles 1987 Wichita Airport Representative
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 Economics Teacher
The Wild Life 1984 Surplus Salesman

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rated 'R': Republicans in Hollywood 2004 TV Movie documentary archive materials
Fernwood Tonight 1977 TV Series creative consultant - 17 episodes
All's Fair 1976 TV Series consultant

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed 2008 Documentary written by
Murder in Mississippi 1990 TV Movie article - suggestion
The Boost 1988 book "Ludes: A Ballad of the Drug and the Dream" - as Benjamin Stein

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sunday Pants 2005 TV Series associate producer - 2 episodes
Turn Ben Stein On 1999 TV Series executive producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Turn Ben Stein On 1999 TV Series composer: theme music

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fairly OddParents 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My First Mister 2001 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cavuto on Business 2012-2017 TV Series Himself - Panelist / Himself
Special Report with Bret Baier 2016 TV Series Himself - Economist
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2016 TV Series Himself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2006-2016 TV Series documentary Himself - Commentator / Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Risk & Reward with Deirdre Bolton 2016 TV Series Himself - Economist
ChinaNOW 2014 TV Movie Himself
Justice w/Judge Jeanine 2012-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Former Nixon Speechwriter
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Happening Now 2012-2013 TV Series Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2005-2012 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2008-2012 TV Series Himself
Primary Issues 2011 TV Series Himself - Contributor / Himself - Panelist
Huckabee 2010 TV Series Himself
Larry King Live 2000-2009 TV Series Himself
The Joy Behar Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Glenn Beck 2009 TV Series Himself / Himself - Economist
TV Land Moguls 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Ben Stein: It's Trivial 2008 Video Game Himself
The Hour 2008 TV Series Himself
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed 2008 Documentary Himself - Host
The 22nd Annual Genesis Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Chelsea Lately 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Your Mommy Kills Animals! 2007 Documentary Himself
Fired! 2007 Documentary Himself
America's Most Smartest Model 2007 TV Series Himself - Host
Bulls & Bears 2006 TV Series Himself
Totally Awesome 2006 TV Movie Himself - The Narrator (uncredited)
Mayor Dog 2006 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto 2005 TV Series Himself
The Big Story 2005 TV Series Himself
Game Show Moments Gone Bananas 2005 TV Mini-Series Himself
I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
My Coolest Years 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (Geeks)
Frontline 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Dennis Miller 2004 TV Series Himself
Rated 'R': Republicans in Hollywood 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Celebrity Blackjack 2004 TV Series Himself
Paula Zahn Now 2003 TV Series Himself
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn 2003 TV Series Himself
The New Face of Late Night TV 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood Squares 1998-2003 TV Series Himself
Pet Star 2002-2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Judge
Star Search 2003 TV Series Himself - Judge / Himself - Host
Silver Spring: Story of an American Suburb 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Win Ben Stein's Money 1997-2002 TV Series Himself - Host
The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments 2002 TV Special Himself - Co-Host
The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
The Last Editor 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Weakest Link 2001 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 1999-2001 TV Series Himself
The Test 2001 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Starz! 10th Anniversary 2001 TV Special Himself - Host
The Man Show 2000-2001 TV Series Himself
Biography 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The Awful Truth 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Daily Show 1997-2000 TV Series Himself
Turn Ben Stein On 1999 TV Series Himself
Blind Date 1999 TV Series Himself
Shasta McNasty 1999 TV Series Himself
The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Game Show Host
Late Show with David Letterman 1999 TV Series Himself
Match Game 1998 TV Series Himself / panelist
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1997 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Casper' 1995 TV Movie documentary Mr. Rugg
Indecision '92: The Democratic National Convention 1992 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Professing Themselves to Be Wise 2016 Video documentary Himself
The Drunken Peasants 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Creation and the Last Days 2014 Video Himself (uncredited)
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Economics Teacher
Lord, Save Us from Your Followers 2008 Video documentary Himself
Be Funny 2008 Documentary Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
The Speeches of Richard Nixon 1995 Video documentary Himself - Listens to Farewell Speech
The Wonder Years 1991 TV Series Mr. Cantwell

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Morning Program CBS News Sunday Morning (1979) · Rand Morrison (executive producer)
· Gavin P. Boyle (senior producer)
· Amy Rosner (senior producer)
· Jason Sacca (senior producer)
· Sari Aviv (producer)
· Jon Carras (producer)
· John R. D'Amelio (producer)
· Kate D'Arcy (producer)
· Patricia Finnegan (producer)
· Ed Forgotson (producer)
· Alan Golds (producer)
· Peter Goodman (producer)
· John Goodwin (producer)
· Mark Hudspeth (producer)
· Nathan James (producer)
· Jay Kernis (producer)
· Young Kim (producer)
· Sara Kugel (producer)
· Anthony Laudato (producer)
· Kay M. Lim (pr
2013 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Morning Program CBS News Sunday Morning (1979) · Rand Morrison (executive producer)
· Estelle Popkin (senior broadcast producer)
· Gavin P. Boyle (senior producer)
· Amy Rosner (senior producer)
· Jason Sacca (senior producer)
· Alan Golds (producer)
· Mary Raffalli (producer)
· Anthony Laudato (producer)
· Mary Lou Tell (producer)
· Reid Orvedahl (producer)
· Jon Carras (producer)
· Ed Forgotson (producer)
· Amiel Weisfogel (producer)
· Amol Mhatre (producer)
· David Rothman (producer)
· Kay M. Lim (producer)
· Douglas W. Smith (producer)
· Peter Goodman (producer)
· John R. D'Amelio (producer)
·
2000 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host of a Game Show Win Ben Stein's Money (1997) · Jimmy Kimmel
1999 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Win Ben Stein's Money (1997) · Jimmy Kimmel
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host of a Game Show Win Ben Stein's Money (1997) · Jimmy Kimmel

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Win Ben Stein's Money (1997) · Sal Iacono (co-host)
2002 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Win Ben Stein's Money (1997) · Nancy Pimental
2002 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host of a Game Show Win Ben Stein's Money (1997)
2001 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Game Show Host Win Ben Stein's Money (1997) · Jimmy Kimmel
2001 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host of a Game Show Win Ben Stein's Money (1997)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host of a Game Show Win Ben Stein's Money (1997)


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#Fact
1 Release of his book, "Yes, You Can Still Retire Comfortably!: The Baby-Boom Retirement Crisis and How to Beat It" by Ben with Phil DeMuth. [2005]
2 Since 2004, has been writing a semi-monthly "Everybody's Business" column in the Sunday New York Times. [July 2007]
3 Release of his book, "Tommy & Me: The Making of a Dad". [1998]
4 Release of his book, "Hollywood Days, Hollywood Nights: The Diary of a Mad Screenwriter". [1988]
5 Release of his book, "A License to Steal: The Untold Story of Michael Milken and the Conspiracy to Bilk the Nation". [1992]
6 Release of his book, "How to Ruin the U.S.A.". [2008]
7 Appeared in a commercial for "Clear Eyes Complete". [2010]
8 Release of his book, "How to Ruin Your Life". [2002]
9 Co-host, with Shaquille O'Neal, of an infomercial for "Comcast's Digital Internet". [2009]
10 Release of his book, "The Book of Bulletproof Investing" by Ben with Phil DeMuth. [2010]
11 Release of his book, "Yes, You Can Time the Market!" by Ben with Phil DeMuth. [2003]
12 Release of his book, "Yes, You Can Be a Successful Income Investor!: Reaching for Yield in Today's Market" by Ben with Phil DeMuth. [2005]
13 Appeared, with Shaquille O'Neal and Giuliana Rancic (as Giuliana Rancic), of a commercial for the "Comcast Hollywood Triple Play". [2009]
14 Has been stripped of his Sunday New York Times business column because of his work as a pitchman for FreeScore.com, a credit monitoring company [August 8, 2009].
15 Member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, Columbia University, 1966.
16 Twenty years after his Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) part as the economics teacher, Stein made a 2006 commercial with the old 1986 footage from the movie. He used make-up to stay accurate, while adding new comedic material.
17 Is a freelance/part-time Professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
18 The only actor to appear in The Mask (1994), Son of the Mask (2005), plus the animated TV-series The Mask (1995), reprising his role of Dr. Arthur Neuman.
19 Currently the spokesperson for Clear Eyes eye drops
20 Best known in the 1980s for his bit role as the repetitive teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).
21 Was extremely fond of his dog, Puppy Wuppy. Puppy Wuppy appeared on every episode of Turn Ben Stein On (1999), 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) and Win Ben Stein's Money (1997) taped after his death were devoted to him.
22 Has a son, Tom Stein (b. 1987).
23 His father, economist Herbert Stein, was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors in the Richard Nixon administration.
24 Wrote an article in a woman's magazine (Cosmo?) about his life as a nerd, and the advantages in dating nerds.
25 He was a childhood friend of Carl Bernstein, who, as a reporter for the Washington Post, helped bring about the downfall of President Richard Nixon, for whom Stein was a speechwriter.
26 Schoolmate of Sylvester Stallone, Goldie Hawn and Carl Bernstein.
27 Mugged by two gunmen in his own garage. [January 2000]
28 2000: Appeared at the Republican National Convention honoring George W. Bush in a spoof of his game show, Win Ben Stein's Money (1997).

#Quote
1 [on Jimmy Kimmel] I was privileged to tell Michael Eisner some ten years ago that Jimmy was their only choice when they were looking for a late-night host who would get the young. He has not disappointed. He can interview a major star and cut the star down to human size with the deftness of a brain surgeon. He is the stand-up guy that young male viewers want as their pal late at night. He projects it because he is it.

#Trademark
1 Deadpan face
2 Monotone and gravelly voice
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