History Creator / StephenMerchant

7th Dec '16 5:42:47 AM Morgenthaler
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Stephen Merchant (born in Bristol, England, in 1974) is an actor, comedian, radio host, writer and director. He is best known for his work writing ''Series/TheOfficeUK'' and ''{{Series/Extras}}'' with Creator/RickyGervais, and playing a recurring character in the latter. He also has had a pretty successful career in voice acting, including voicing Paris in ''GnomeoAndJuliet'', Mr Phillips in ''WesternAnimation/BromwellHigh'' and {{SelfDemonstrating/Wheatley}} in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''.

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Stephen Merchant (born in Bristol, England, in 1974) is an actor, comedian, radio host, writer and director. He is best known for his work writing ''Series/TheOfficeUK'' and ''{{Series/Extras}}'' with Creator/RickyGervais, and playing a recurring character in the latter. He also has had a pretty successful career in voice acting, including voicing Paris in ''GnomeoAndJuliet'', ''WesternAnimation/GnomeoAndJuliet'', Mr Phillips in ''WesternAnimation/BromwellHigh'' and {{SelfDemonstrating/Wheatley}} in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''.
3rd Dec '16 3:36:07 PM themisterfree
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* GameShowAppearance: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdNP53mu4jg Was on Blockbusters before he made it big.]] It was incorporated into a scene in ''Series/TheOfficeUK'' with a character who had been on Blockbusters.

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* GameShowAppearance: Was on ''Series/{{Blockbusters}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdNP53mu4jg Was on Blockbusters before he made it big.]] It was incorporated into a scene in ''Series/TheOfficeUK'' with a character Ricky the intern, who had also been on Blockbusters.''Blockbusters''.
27th Sep '15 5:25:26 PM ASTOL01
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* ShakingTheRump: His appearance on ''Lip Sync Battle'' included a rendition of Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty" which involved a lot of this. It's worth noting the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-pa--gHjkE outfit he was wearing]] during said performance...
29th Nov '14 9:15:28 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* BerserkButton: He's pretty sensitive about his height and doesn't like people making such a big deal out of it. Likewise, he can get pretty bitter if he's reminded of how unsuccessful his love life has been.
** He also seems to hate being called an "invalid" as one episode of ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'' indicates.
*** For those who aren't familiar with the insult, being called an "invalid" is like being called "worthless" or a "moron". Yes, he [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} hates being called a "moron".]]
*** It's also a gentle way of saying disabled. Makes that moment even more awkward...
* BowtiesAreCool: He wore a bow tie to school when he was a kid, entirely of his own volition. His opinion of them now is up in the air.

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* BerserkButton: He's pretty sensitive about his height and doesn't like people making such a big deal out of it. Likewise, he can get pretty bitter if he's reminded of how unsuccessful his love life has been.
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He also seems to hate being called an "invalid" as one episode of ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'' indicates.
*** For those who aren't familiar with the insult, being called an "invalid" is like being called "worthless" or a "moron". Yes, he [[VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} hates being called a "moron".]]
*** It's also a gentle way of saying disabled. Makes that moment even more awkward...
* BowtiesAreCool: He wore a bow tie to school when he was a kid, entirely of his own volition. His opinion of them now is up in the air.
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* HeightAngst: His height is something of a source of annoyance for him.

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* HeightAngst: His height He's said on ''The Ricky Gervais Show'' that being as tall as he is something can become a bit of a source of annoyance for him.disability. He complains about it a few times throughout the show.



* UnluckyEverydude: He has poor luck with getting dates.
15th Jun '14 12:15:25 PM helix
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''[[MemeticMutation They said if I had a TV Tropes page]] [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} I would die!]]''
10th Apr '14 4:57:56 AM Jallen
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Merchant often works with Creator/RickyGervais and [[Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow Karl Pilkington]].

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Merchant often works with Creator/RickyGervais and [[Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow Karl Pilkington]].
Creator/KarlPilkington.
8th Mar '14 6:43:24 AM ChumHandle
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* HeightAngst: His height is something of a source of annoyance for him.
8th Jan '14 4:23:43 AM LongLiveHumour
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Merchant often works with Creator/RickyGervais and [[Series/TheRickyGervaisShow Karl Pilkington]].

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Merchant often works with Creator/RickyGervais and [[Series/TheRickyGervaisShow [[Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow Karl Pilkington]].



** He also seems to hate being called an "invalid" as one episode of ''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow'' indicates.

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** He also seems to hate being called an "invalid" as one episode of ''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow'' ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'' indicates.
8th Jan '14 4:10:19 AM LongLiveHumour
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Stephen Merchant (born in Bristol, England, in 1974) is an actor, comedian, radio host, writer and director. He is best known for his work writing ''Series/TheOfficeUK'' and ''{{Series/Extras}}'' with RickyGervais, and playing a recurring character in the latter. He also has had a pretty successful career in voice acting, including voicing Paris in ''GnomeoAndJuliet'', Mr Phillips in ''WesternAnimation/BromwellHigh'' and {{SelfDemonstrating/Wheatley}} in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''.

Merchant often works with RickyGervais and [[TheRickyGervaisShow Karl Pilkington]].

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Stephen Merchant (born in Bristol, England, in 1974) is an actor, comedian, radio host, writer and director. He is best known for his work writing ''Series/TheOfficeUK'' and ''{{Series/Extras}}'' with RickyGervais, Creator/RickyGervais, and playing a recurring character in the latter. He also has had a pretty successful career in voice acting, including voicing Paris in ''GnomeoAndJuliet'', Mr Phillips in ''WesternAnimation/BromwellHigh'' and {{SelfDemonstrating/Wheatley}} in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''.

Merchant often works with RickyGervais Creator/RickyGervais and [[TheRickyGervaisShow [[Series/TheRickyGervaisShow Karl Pilkington]].



** He also seems to hate being called an "invalid" as one episode of ''TheRickyGervaisShow'' indicates.

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** He also seems to hate being called an "invalid" as one episode of ''TheRickyGervaisShow'' ''Series/TheRickyGervaisShow'' indicates.
27th Oct '13 3:37:43 PM gallium
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He is currently on a stand-up tour.

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He is currently on a stand-up tour.tour and starring in the HBO sitcom ''Series/HelloLadies''.
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