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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 25, 1944
Birth place: Washington, D.C., United States
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Profession:Lawyer, Writer, Comedian, Actor, Professor, Speechwriter, Economist, Author, Game Show Host, Commentator
Education:Yale University, Columbia University, Yale Law School
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Alexandra Denman (m. 1977), Alexandra Denman (m. 1968–1974)
Parents:Herbert Stein, Mildred Stein
Siblings:Rachel Stein
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Release 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]
2Since 2004, has been writing a semi-monthly "Everybody's Business" column in the Sunday New York Times. [July 2007]
3Release of his book, "Tommy & Me: The Making of a Dad". [1998]
4Release of his book, "Hollywood Days, Hollywood Nights: The Diary of a Mad Screenwriter". [1988]
5Release of his book, "A License to Steal: The Untold Story of Michael Milken and the Conspiracy to Bilk the Nation". [1992]
6Release of his book, "How to Ruin the U.S.A.". [2008]
7Appeared in a commercial for "Clear Eyes Complete". [2010]
8Release of his book, "How to Ruin Your Life". [2002]
9Co-host, with Shaquille O'Neal, of an infomercial for "Comcast's Digital Internet". [2009]
10Release of his book, "The Book of Bulletproof Investing" by Ben with Phil DeMuth. [2010]
11Release of his book, "Yes, You Can Time the Market!" by Ben with Phil DeMuth. [2003]
12Release of his book, "Yes, You Can Be a Successful Income Investor!: Reaching for Yield in Today's Market" by Ben with Phil DeMuth. [2005]
13Appeared, with Shaquille O'Neal and Giuliana Rancic (as Giuliana Rancic), of a commercial for the "Comcast Hollywood Triple Play". [2009]
14Has 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].
15Member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, Columbia University, 1966.
16Twenty 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.
17Is a freelance/part-time Professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
18The 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.
19Currently the spokesperson for Clear Eyes eye drops
20Best known in the 1980s for his bit role as the repetitive teacher in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).
21Was 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.
22Has a son, Tom Stein (b. 1987).
23His father, economist Herbert Stein, was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors in the Richard Nixon administration.
24Wrote an article in a woman's magazine (Cosmo?) about his life as a nerd, and the advantages in dating nerds.
25He 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.
26Schoolmate of Sylvester Stallone, Goldie Hawn and Carl Bernstein.
27Mugged by two gunmen in his own garage. [January 2000]
282000: Appeared at the Republican National Convention honoring George W. Bush in a spoof of his game show, Win Ben Stein's Money (1997).


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Deadpan face
2Monotone and gravelly voice


Quotes

#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.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Morning ProgramCBS 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
2013Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Morning ProgramCBS 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)
·
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game ShowWin Ben Stein's Money (1997)· Jimmy Kimmel
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostWin Ben Stein's Money (1997)· Jimmy Kimmel
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game ShowWin Ben Stein's Money (1997)· Jimmy Kimmel

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostWin Ben Stein's Money (1997)· Sal Iacono (co-host)
2002Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostWin Ben Stein's Money (1997)· Nancy Pimental
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game ShowWin Ben Stein's Money (1997)
2001Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Game Show HostWin Ben Stein's Money (1997)· Jimmy Kimmel
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game ShowWin Ben Stein's Money (1997)
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Game ShowWin Ben Stein's Money (1997)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Engagement RingannouncedDr. Miller
Facetiming with Mommy2016TV SeriesDaddy
As Told by Ginger2004-2009TV SeriesBuddy Baker
Family Guy2003-2009TV SeriesRabbi Goldberg
The Fairly OddParents2004-2008TV SeriesSanderson H.P. Head Pixie ...
The Emperor's New School2006-2008TV SeriesMr. Purutu Mr. Puruturu
The Fairly OddParents in Fairy Idol2006TV MoviePixies Sanderson
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesFrank Jenkins
Son of the Mask2005Dr. Neuman
King of the Hill2004TV SeriesQuizmaster
Do Over2002TV SeriesTeacher
Santa vs. the Snowman 3D2002Short'Spunky' the Elf (voice)
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius2002TV SeriesGiggles the Clown
Osmosis Jones2001Doc (uncredited)
Lloyd in Space2001TV SeriesRanger Wormy
The Drew Carey Show2001TV SeriesHeavenly Guide
The Man Show2000TV SeriesJuggy University Professor
Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish1999VideoDesire Fulfillment Facilitator (voice)
Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain1999TV SeriesRockin' Johnny Hot
Tannenbaum1998ShortCar Lot Owner
The Hughleys1998TV SeriesDr. Mopp
Pinky and the Brain1998TV SeriesFrancis 'Pip' Pumphandle
The Secret Files of the SpyDogs1998TV SeriesErnst Stavro Blowfish
The Lionhearts1998TV Series
Hercules1998TV SeriesTrivia
Casper Meets Wendy1998VideoLawyer (uncredited)
Men in White1998TV MovieMen in Strangemeister's Head
Breakfast with Einstein1998TV MovieJack
Muppets Tonight1998TV SeriesThe Sad And Lonely Man That Science Has Left Dr. Honeydew
Santa vs. the Snowman1997TV Short'Spunky' the Elf (voice)
Rugrats1997TV SeriesBingo Caller
Total Security1997TV SeriesSam Hinkle
Casper: A Spirited Beginning1997VideoGrocer
101 Dalmatians: The Series1997TV SeriesWaiter
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1996-1997TV SeriesDr. Ben Stein / Lionel Stein
A Smile Like Yours1997Clinic Video Narrator (voice)
Murphy Brown1997TV SeriesWilliams
Seinfeld1997TV SeriesShellbach
Toonstruck1996Video GameSam Schmaltz
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters1996TV SeriesComputer / Glug
The Mask1995-1996TV SeriesDr. Arthur Neuman
Earthworm Jim1995-1996TV SeriesDr. Houston / Rosebud
Bruno the Kid1996TV SeriesProfessor Wisenstein (voice)
House Arrest1996Ralph Doyle
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper1996TV SeriesMr. Happ
The Marshal1995TV SeriesBen
Live Shot1995TV SeriesHal / Herb
Freakazoid!1995TV SeriesH.A. Futterman
Married with Children1995TV SeriesThomas
Casper1995Mr. Rugg
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1995TV SeriesPro Lawyer
Miami Rhapsody1995Rabbi
Tales from the Crypt1995TV SeriesAndrews
Ri¢hie Ri¢h1994School Teacher
Hearts Afire1993-1994TV SeriesMr. Starnes
The Mask1994Dr. Arthur Neuman (as Benjamin J. Stein)
North1994Curator
Mr. Write1994Eliott (uncredited)
Love & War1994TV SeriesDr. Baxter
My Girl 21994Stanley Rosenfeld
The Day My Parents Ran Away1993TV MovieDr. Lillianfarb (as Benjamin J. Stein)
Animaniacs1993TV SeriesFrancis 'Pip' Pumphandle
Full House1993TV SeriesElliott Warner
Me and the Kid1993Fred Herbert
Dennis the Menace1993Boss
Dave1993Ben Stein
Melrose Place1993TV SeriesLoan Officer
Mastergate1992TV MovieMarvin Rotweiler
Honeymoon in Vegas1992Walter
MacGyver1991TV SeriesMajor Snead
Soapdish1991Nitwit Executive (as Benjamin Stein)
The Wonder Years1989-1991TV SeriesMr. Cantwell
Charles in Charge1987-1990TV SeriesStanley Willard
Easy Wheels1989Preacher
Ghostbusters II1989Public Works Official
Frankenstein General Hospital1988Dr. Who
Planes, Trains & Automobiles1987Wichita Airport Representative
Ferris Bueller's Day Off1986Economics Teacher
The Wild Life1984Surplus Salesman

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rated 'R': Republicans in Hollywood2004TV Movie documentary archive materials
Fernwood Tonight1977TV Series creative consultant - 17 episodes
All's Fair1976TV Series consultant

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed2008Documentary written by
Murder in Mississippi1990TV Movie article - suggestion
The Boost1988book "Ludes: A Ballad of the Drug and the Dream" - as Benjamin Stein

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sunday Pants2005TV Series associate producer - 2 episodes
Turn Ben Stein On1999TV Series executive producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Turn Ben Stein On1999TV Series composer: theme music

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fairly OddParents2005TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My First Mister2001special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cavuto on Business2012-2017TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself
Special Report with Bret Baier2016TV SeriesHimself - Economist
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2016TV SeriesHimself
CBS News Sunday Morning2006-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Commentator / Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Risk & Reward with Deirdre Bolton2016TV SeriesHimself - Economist
ChinaNOW2014TV MovieHimself
Justice w/Judge Jeanine2012-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Former Nixon Speechwriter
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Happening Now2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2005-2012TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2008-2012TV SeriesHimself
Primary Issues2011TV SeriesHimself - Contributor / Himself - Panelist
Huckabee2010TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2000-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Joy Behar Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Glenn Beck2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Economist
TV Land Moguls2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Ben Stein: It's Trivial2008Video GameHimself
The Hour2008TV SeriesHimself
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed2008DocumentaryHimself - Host
The 22nd Annual Genesis Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Chelsea Lately2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Your Mommy Kills Animals!2007DocumentaryHimself
Fired!2007DocumentaryHimself
America's Most Smartest Model2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
Bulls & Bears2006TV SeriesHimself
Totally Awesome2006TV MovieHimself - The Narrator (uncredited)
Mayor Dog2006TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto2005TV SeriesHimself
The Big Story2005TV SeriesHimself
Game Show Moments Gone Bananas2005TV Mini-SeriesHimself
I Love the '90s: Part Deux2005TV Series documentaryHimself
My Coolest Years2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (Geeks)
Frontline2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Dennis Miller2004TV SeriesHimself
Rated 'R': Republicans in Hollywood2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Celebrity Blackjack2004TV SeriesHimself
Paula Zahn Now2003TV SeriesHimself
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn2003TV SeriesHimself
The New Face of Late Night TV2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares1998-2003TV SeriesHimself
Pet Star2002-2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Judge
Star Search2003TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Himself - Host
Silver Spring: Story of an American Suburb2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Win Ben Stein's Money1997-2002TV SeriesHimself - Host
The Most Outrageous Game Show Moments2002TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
The 29th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The Last Editor2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Weakest Link2001TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn1999-2001TV SeriesHimself
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Starz! 10th Anniversary2001TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Man Show2000-2001TV SeriesHimself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Awful Truth2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Daily Show1997-2000TV SeriesHimself
Turn Ben Stein On1999TV SeriesHimself
Blind Date1999TV SeriesHimself
Shasta McNasty1999TV SeriesHimself
The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Game Show Host
Late Show with David Letterman1999TV SeriesHimself
Match Game1998TV SeriesHimself / panelist
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Casper'1995TV Movie documentaryMr. Rugg
Indecision '92: The Democratic National Convention1992TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Professing Themselves to Be Wise2016Video documentaryHimself
The Drunken Peasants2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Creation and the Last Days2014VideoHimself (uncredited)
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialEconomics Teacher
Lord, Save Us from Your Followers2008Video documentaryHimself
Be Funny2008DocumentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
The Speeches of Richard Nixon1995Video documentaryHimself - Listens to Farewell Speech
The Wonder Years1991TV SeriesMr. Cantwell

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