Some moms recognize Ben Stiller's voice in an instant as their children are fans of the Madagascar series and have the DVDs playing in constant rotation. The actor's more grown-up flicks tend to air after the youngsters have been tucked into bed so their parents can enjoy some comic relief.
The Hollywood funny man has spent most of his life entertaining audiences. His first television appearance was with his famous parents – comedic legends Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara – at the age of six. After several years on stage and then behind the camera – he directed and had roles in Reality Bites and The Cable Guy – Stiller became a box office star with There's Something About Mary and Meet the Parents. He now spends most of his time starring in feature films and cartoons like Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian, which opens this weekend.
Stiller, and his wife of nine years, actress Christine Taylor, have two children — Ella, 7, and Quinlin, 3, — and are big supporters of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation. Even in life's most serious situations, this sugardaddy keeps people laughing.