Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director. After beginning his acting career with a play, Ben wrote several mockumentaries and was offered his own show which he produced and hosted for its thirteen-episode run. Having previously acted in television, he began acting in films. Throughout his career he has written, starred in, directed, and produced more than 50 films. He has also made numerous cameos in music videos, television shows, and films. Stiller is a member of a group of comedic actors colloquially known as the Frat Pack.
Before Ben Stiller became one of the most famous actors and directors in Hollywood, he was a kid growing up in New York City with a pair of comedy legends for parents: Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. In this week's "Sunday Sitdown," Willie Geist gets together with Stiller over Zoom to talk about his beloved father, Jerry, who passed away in early May at the age of 92.
Stiller on what it took to make his prison escape series as authentic as humanly possible.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is nominated for 5 Emmys for creating and starring in the Amazon series 'Fleabag.' She plays a 30-something single Londoner who is navigating tense relationships with her family, grieving the loss of her best friend — and falling in love with a Catholic priest. Also, Ben Stiller talks about directing the Showtime series 'Escape at Dannemora,' based on a real-life prison break story. The series has a total of 12 nominations, including one for Patricia Arquette, who plays a prison employee who helped the two convicted murders escape.
The comedian and director talks about his Emmy-nominated Showtime series. Plus, the Little Gold Men book club takes on Caitlin Moran's How to Build a Girl. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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Nov 30th, 1965
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18 hours, 49 minutes
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