Acting in film

Year Title Role Note
1987 Empire of the Sun Dainty
Hot Pursuit Chris Honeywell
1988 Fresh Horses Tipton
1989 Next of Kin Lawrence Isabella
Elvis Stories Bruce
That’s Adequate Chip Lane
1990 Stella Jim Uptegrove
1992 The Nutt House Pie Thrower cameo
Highway to Hell Pluto’s Cook/Attila the Hun
1994 Reality Bites Michael Grates
1995 Heavyweights Tony Perkis/Tony Perkis Sr.
1996 The Cable Guy Sam Sweet/Stan Sweet also director
Flirting with Disaster Mel
If Lucy Fell Bwick Elias
Happy Gilmore Nursing Home Orderly uncredited
1998 Permanent Midnight Jerry Stahl
Your Friends & Neighbors Jerry
There’s Something About Mary Ted Stroehmann earned salary of $3,000,000
Zero Effect Steve Arlo
1999 Black and White Mark Clear
Mystery Men Mr. Furious
The Suburbans Jay Rose
2000 Meet the Parents Gaylord ‘Greg’ Focker
Keeping the Faith Rabbi Jake Schram
The Independent Cop
2001 The Royal Tenenbaums Chas Tenenbaum
Zoolander Derek Zoolander earned salary of $2,500,000
2002 Orange County The Firefighter cameo
Run Ronnie Run Himself
2003 Nobody Knows Anything! Peach Expert cameo
Duplex Alex Rose
Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself cameo
2004 Meet the Fockers Gaylord ‘Greg’ Focker
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Arturo Mendes cameo
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story White Goodman
Envy Tim Dingman
Starsky & Hutch David Starsky
Along Came Polly Reuben Feffer
2005 Danny Roane: First Time Director Himself
Madagascar Alex voice only
Sledge: The Untold Story Commander
2006 Night at the Museum Larry Daley
In Search of Ted Demme Himself
Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny Guitar Store Dude cameo
School for Scoundrels Lonnie cameo
2007 The Heartbreak Kid Eddie Cantrow
2008 Tropic Thunder Tugg Speedman
The Marc Pease Experience Jon Gribble completed
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Alex voice only; post-production
2009 Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian Larry Daley filming

Directing and producing in film and television

Year Title Notes
1989 Elvis Stories
director and writer
1994 Reality Bites director
1996 The Cable Guy director
1999 Heat Vision and Jack (TV)
2001 Zoolander director, producer, and writer
2003 Duplex producer
Crooked Lines executive producer
2004 Starsky & Hutch executive producer
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story producer
2006 Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny executive producer
2007 Blades of Glory producer
2008 Date School producer
The Ruins producer
Tropic Thunder director, producer, and writer
Unknown Master Mind producer
Gods Behaving Badly producer

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  1. Some time ago i have seen by chance 10 or 15 minutes of the movie with Ben whereby he works as a morge caretaker during nightshift so he barely find any time to spend with his bride to be. Unfortunately I had to rush to work and never found out what is the name neither i finished the movie which i found to be exeptionaly interesting and funny. If somebody can help to let me know the name of the movie i would be grateful.

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