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Ben Stein

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Ben Stein (Benjamin J. Stein) was born on Nov. 25, 1944 in Washington, D.C. The son of noted economist and writer Herbert Stein, he grew up in Silver Spring, Md., and attended Montgomery Blair High School. Some of his classmates included journalist Carl Bernstein, and actors Goldie Hawn and Sylvester Stallone. He graduated from Columbia University in 1966 with honors in economics and as valedictorian of the 1970 Yale Law School class. He has worked as a poverty lawyer, a trial lawyer, a university adjunct (American University, University of California at Santa Cruz and Pepperdine University), a speech writer for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Herald Examiner, King Features Syndicate, Los Angeles Magazine, New York Magazine, E! Online and The American Spectator. He also writes frequently for The Washington Post. Stein has written and published 16 books (seven novels, nine nonfiction books), the most recent of which is about life with his 12-year-old son, Tommy. He has been a longtime screenwriter and was one of the creators of the TV series Fernwood Tonight (1977). He has acted and made guest appearances in numerous movies and TV series, appears in many TV commercials and is the host of two Comedy Central TV series, Win Ben Stein's Money (1997) (October, 1997-2002) and Turn Ben Stein On (1999). He is married to entertainment-industry attorney Alexandra Denman, son Tom Stein,  See full bio on IMDb »

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Ben Stein Says Attack on Mitch McConnell is Nazi-Like

Ben Stein
Mitch McConnell Attack ... It's So Nazi

Ben Stein says the guy who attacked Mitch McConnell Friday night is like a brownshirt in the early days of the Nazi Party. We got Ben Saturday at Politicon in L.A., and he was disgusted by the… READ MORE >

Ben Stein says FBI's Got Nothing on Brett Kavanaugh

Ben Stein on Brett Kavanaugh
FBI's Got ZILCH On Him ... Start SCOTUS Vote!!!

Ben Stein doubled down his support for Brett Kavanaugh ... saying the FBI's sexual assault investigation against him came up empty and it's time to drop it. We got the 'Ferris Bueller'… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago
Ben Stein Calls Brett Kavanaugh's Sexual Assault Hearing a 'F***ing Disgrace'

Ben Stein
Sexual Assault Hearing for Kavanaugh is a ... 'F***ing Disgrace'

Ben Stein thinks it's total BS Brett Kavanaugh has to go through a Senate hearing over something that allegedly happened when he was in high school -- even if it's true ... and he… READ MORE >

- 63 days ago
Ben Stein Says Roseanne's Not Racist, Believes Ambien's to Blame

Ben Stein
I Feel Sorry for Roseanne ... Meds Are to Blame

Ben Stein's not going to pile on Roseanne after her racist tweet got her show canceled -- in fact ... he sympathizes and believes her claim that Ambien made her do it. The "Ferris Bueller's… READ MORE >

- 171 days ago
Ben Stein -- Hillary's Cheap!!!

Ben Stein
HIllary's Cheap!!!

Ben Stein threw shade on Hillary Clinton Friday night, saying she's had a reputation for years as a cheapskate. Ben, who ate some grub at Craig's in WeHo, talked to us about our story that Bernie… READ MORE >

- 1131 days ago
Ben Stein's Car Wreck -- Bueller ... Bueller ... Fender ... Bender ... (PHOTOS)

Ben Stein's Car Wreck
Bueller ... Bueller ... Fender ... Bender ...

Ben Stein learned the hard way, even with a private driver ... you can end up in an ugly car accident. We're told Stein was in the backseat of an EmpireCLS SUV in Bev Hills when someone in a Prius… READ MORE >

- 1160 days ago
Ben Stein -- Redskins Name Controversy Is Dumb ... Call Em 'Toilet Bowl Cleaners' As Long as They Win!

Ben Stein
Redskins Name Controversy Is Dumb Call Em 'Toilet Bowl Cleaners' As Long as They Win!

Redskins superfan Ben Stein says he doesn't see why the team should have to change its name -- telling TMZ Sports, "They can call them the Toilet Bowl Cleaners if they would win some… READ MORE >

- 1690 days ago
Ben Stein -- I Was Blown Away by NYC's Response to Sandy

Ben Stein
I Was BLOWN AWAY By NY's Response to Sandy

Russell Simmons should pipe down -- at least according to Ben Stein, who tells TMZ, he's "very impressed" with Mayor Bloomberg's response to Hurricane Sandy in NYC ... even considering the… READ MORE >

- 2211 days ago
Hillary Clinton Should RESIGN Over Ambassador's Death ... Says Ben Stein

Hillary Clinton
Should RESIGN Over Ambassador's Death ... Says Ben Stein

Hillary Clinton should take FULL BLAME for the murder of J. Christopher Stevens -- the slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya -- and should resign from her position as U.S. Secretary of State ASAP… READ MORE >

- 2246 days ago
Ben Stein 'Disrespected' by Honda -- They Should've Put Me in 'Ferris Bueller' Ad

Ben Stein
'Disrespected' by Honda I Should've Been in 'Ferris' Ad

Ben Stein thinks it's pretty MESSED UP that Honda ran a "Ferris Bueller" spoof commercial during the Super Bowl ... and didn't put him in the ad -- and now he wants a NEW CAR to make up for the… READ MORE >

- 2478 days ago
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