Ben Stein

Ben Stein


Ben Stein is an American Writer, Lawyer, Actor, and commentator on political and economic issues born on November 25, 1944, In Washington D.C, U.S

Family Background:

He is born to Herbert Stein and Mildred Stein. His father was an economist and presidential adviser while his mother was a homemaker. He has a sister named Rachel Stein, who is a writer.

Personal Life:

In 1968, He married Alexandra Denman, who is an entertainment lawyer from Arkansas. In 1974 the couple had divorced only to get re-married to each other three years later in 1977. In 1987, The couple has adopted a son, Tommy Stein.


In 1962, He had received his early education at Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, and completed graduation. In 1970, He had attended the Yale Law School and graduated as the valedictorian of the class. While receiving his law degree, He had also studied drama and strongly opposed the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War.


After graduation from the law school, he started his career as a poverty lawyer in New Haven, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C. and later had joined as an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission. Shortly after, He had moved to California to teach film and for the law classes at the University of California. In 1973, He had returned to Washington and resumed his job at the FTC. In 1984, He had made his big screen debut in the role of a surplus salesman in the movie ‘The Wild Life’. His film career had gained a boost from his famous cameo role as the colorless and boring economics teacher in the 1986 cult movie ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’. He appeared in other films such as Ghostbusters II, Dennis the Menace, Casper, House Arrest, Son of the Mask, Rugrats, The Emperor’s New School, King of the Hill, and Santa vs. the Snowman 3D. He is also a renowned author, an expert writer of both fiction and non-fiction books. His fictional works include ‘On the Brink: A Novel’, ‘Dreemz’ and ‘Her Only Sin’. He continues to writing on a variety of topics including politics, investing, and economics. He has written a regular column in the conservative magazines ‘The American Spectator’ and ‘Newsmax’.

Ben Stein

Unknown Facts:

  • Benjamin Jeremy Stein is a full name.
  • He worked for Richard Nixon.
  • He also appeared in some major films.

Master Stroke:

  • In 1997, He had hosted his own game show titled ‘Win Ben Stein’s Money’ offered to him by the Comedy Central. The show had won seven Emmy awards before ending its run in 2003.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 1999, He received the Daytime Emmy Award.
  • In 2003, He received the Pro-Life Award by the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund.
  • In 2008, He honored the Freedom of Expression Award.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Ben Stein, Make yourself your leader and do work under your leadership.

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