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Ben Stein

Benjamin Jeremy Stein is an American writer, lawyer, actor, comedian, and commentator on political and economic issues. He began his career as a speechwriter for U.S. presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before entering the entertainment field as an actor, comedian, and game show host. He is best known on screen as the economics teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, as the host of Win Ben Stein's Money, and as Dr. Arthur Neuman in The Mask and Son of the Mask. Stein co-wrote and starred in the 2008 propaganda film Expelled, which portrays the pseudoscience of intelligent design creationism as if it were a scientifically valid alternative to Darwinian evolution and alleges a scientific conspiracy against those promoting intelligent design in laboratories and classrooms. Stein is the son of economist and writer Herbert Stein, who worked at the White House under President Nixon. As a character actor he is well known for his droning, monotonous delivery. In comedy, he is known for his deadpan delivery. Stein has made many provocative and polemic comments over the years, such as claiming that President Barack Obama was "the most racist president there has ever been in America".


Aliases
  • Benjamin Jeremy Stein
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The Mask

1994
as Dr. Arthur Neuman

Casper

1995
as Mr. Rugg

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

1986
as Economics Teacher

Ghostbusters II

1989
as Public Works Official

Son of the Mask

2005
as Dr. Arthur Neuman

Easy Wheels

1989
as Preacher

North

1994
as Curator

Santa vs. the Snowman

2002
as 'Spunky' the Elf

Dave

1993
as Himself

My Girl 2

1994
as Stanley Rosenfeld

Mastergate

1992
as Marvin Rotweiler

Men in White

1998
as Men in Strangemeister's Head

A Smile Like Yours

1997
as Clinic Video Narrator (voice)

Writer

Movie The Boost 1988
Movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed 2008

Host

Episode The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments
The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments
2002

Guest Star

Episode Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Ben Stein, Eric Roberts, Jurassic 5, Gerhard Reinke
2003
Episode The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Hypno-Birthday to You!
2002
Episode The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs
I.H.R.F. / Oatz
1998
Episode The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Ben Stein, Mishka, Craig Shoemaker
2010
Episode Reunited Apart
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
2020
Episode Lloyd in Space
Caution: Wormhole!
2001
Episode The Emperor's New School
Girls Behaving Oddly
2006
Episode Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Ben Stein, Cam'ron
2003
Episode Married... with Children
Requiem for a Dead Briard
1995
Episode Charles in Charge
La Cage Aux Fools
1990
Episode Shasta McNasty
Adult Education
1999
Episode The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Ben Stein, Jayma Mays
2013
Episode Freakazoid!
Fatman and Boy Blubber
1995
Episode The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Hall Monster
2002
Episode Earthworm Jim
The Great Secret of the Universe
1995
Episode Freakazoid!
Relax-O-Vision
1995
Episode Freakazoid!
Terror Palace
1995
Episode Charles in Charge
The Loan Arranger
1987
Episode Earthworm Jim
The Origins of Peter Puppy
1996
Episode Tales from the Crypt
Doctor of Horror
1995
Episode Live Shot
Decisions, Decisions
1995
Episode The Wonder Years
Graduation
1991
Episode Duckman
Coolio Runnings
1997
Episode The Fairly OddParents
Pixies Inc.
2004
Episode The Wonder Years
Pottery Will Get You Nowhere
1989
Episode The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Ben Stein, Dr. Lisa Masterson, The Very Best
2010
Episode Live Shot
What Price Episode?
1995
Episode The Drew Carey Show
Drew's in a Coma (2)
2001
Episode MacGyver
Honest Abe
1991
Episode Charles in Charge
Daffy Doc
1990
Episode Hearts Afire
Prose and Condoms
1994
Episode Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Zooey Deschanel, Ben Stein, Glass Animals
2016
Episode Muppets Tonight
Andie MacDowell
1998
Episode Rugrats
Grandpa's Bad Bug
1998
Episode The Fairly OddParents
Vicky Loses Her Icky
2004
Episode Rugrats
Lady Luck
1998
Episode Total Security
Citizen Canine
1997
Episode The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Ben Stein; Rhona Mitra; Brooks McBeth
2012
Episode Rugrats
Grandpa's Bad Bug
1998
Episode Family Guy
Family Goy
2009
Episode Freakazoid!
Relax-O-Vision / Fatman and Boy Blubber / Limbo Lock-up / Terror Palace
1995
Episode Animaniacs
Chairman of the Bored
1993
Episode Family Guy
When You Wish Upon a Weinstein
2003
Episode Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Selena Gomez; Ben Stein; Palma Violets
2013
Episode Hearts Afire
The Great Depression
1993
Episode Rugrats
Lady Luck
1998
Episode Melrose Place
My New Partner
1993
Episode Murphy Brown
How to Marry a Billionaire
1997
Episode Seinfeld
The Comeback
1997
Episode Charles in Charge
The Pickle Plot
1988
Episode King of the Hill
Stressed for Success
2004

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