Stephen Ellis


STEPHEN ELLIS no. 6 of “10 Rising Actors Who Could Be The Next Big Thing”


The Irish Times ranks A Reasonable Request one of the five funniest short films. -2019

 “Brilliant performance by Stephen Ellis […]”-The Irish Times

 Stephen Ellis

ARID CUT directed by Rob Nilsson, featuring Stephen Ellis, Penny Werner, Nighttrain Schickele will premiere October 12, 2019 at the star-studded Mill Valley Film Festival.


Commercial for with Jeff Goldblum, directed by Oscar nominated, Craig Gillespie.

From the creator of FINAL DESTINATION comes Sleep No More set to release VOD October 2, 2018. Starring Keli Price, Stephen Ellis, Brea Grant, Christine Dwyer.


Stephen joins the cast of You’re The Worst (season 4) as Carl..


SAG AFTRA Celebrity Golf Classic 2017


‘The Revival’ premieres at Outfest 2017 Click here for info and tickets

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Stephen Ellis in 2017 Super Bowl for Wendy’s featured in Forbes

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Latest Short Film from Sundance Filmmakers ‘A Study in Tyranny’ featured on Smash Click here

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A Reasonable Request selected to play at Sundance Institute’s NEXT FEST hosted by Nick Kroll. Sunday August 14, 2016



Stephen Ellis joins actors Bruce Dern, Anthony Michael Hall, and Sean Astin in the The Lears Read More


CRITIC’S CHOICE “A TERRIFIC new play…The performances are REMARKABLE” Read More

Going to a Place Where You Already Are by Bekah Brunstetter. World Premiere at South Coast Repertory, directed by Marc Masterson.

“played with adorable sweetness by Stephen Ellis”-BroadwayWorld READ MORE

uniquely charismatic Ellis“-StageSceneLA READ MORE

“A Reasonable Request” Watch: This Sundance and SXSW Approved Short Asks the Most NSFW Question of All Time. Read More


A Reasonable Request” highlights shorts program at SXSW Read More


“The Best 2015 Short Films You Can Watch Online” Read More




Stephen Ellis Exclusive Interview With READ MORE

Stephen Ellis Travel Profile W/Sun City Paradise Read More

Interview with Stephen Ellis on “Flick Picks with Phil and Tom”-March 11, 2016. Click here to listen to interview. 

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Universal Picture’s “HAIL CAESAR!” Red Carpet Premiere in Los Angeles February 1, 2016

A REASONABLE REQUEST starring Stephen Ellis and John Ennis accepted into Sundance Film Festival 2016. –Variety


A REASONABLE REQUEST Cast and Crew on the Mountain Morning Show Park City, Utah.

A REASONABLE REQUEST Wins “Best Comedy” at the Hollyshorts Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA.


A REASONABLE REQUEST named no. 5 on “10 Most Intriguing Short Films of 2015” –

John Ennis (Mr. Show, Arrested Development) and Stephen Ellis (Hail Caesar!, Delivery Man) are both expert comedic performers. Comedy is as much in the timing as it is in the dialogue itself and both actors nail it here.” -Ivan Kander

 “Stephen Ellis absolutely sells the discomfort, desperation, self-loathing and anger that his character, Seth struggles to keep under control. Given that the film has a running time of approximately 9 minutes, Seth has a fair few issues to cover, while still staying on the topic posed by the premise.” –

DreamWorks Pictures premieres ‘Delivery Man’ at El Capitan, Hollywood (November 2013)

Different Words for the Same Thing Opening Night CTG/Kirk Douglas Theater May 2014

Kimber Lee’s Different Words for the Same Thing. Reviewed by Broadway World and LA WEEKLY.

“The most amusing character is Oren (Stephen Ellis), the choir director, who wants to step down from his post because his impersonation of Jesus in the pageant is killing his dating prospects.” –LA TIMES 



Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3 production of The CowardReviewed by The New York TimesTheater ManiaVariety and the NY Post.

Imbued with a surprising depth of emotion by Stephen Ellis.Theater Mania

Thinner Than Water

Melissa Ross’ Thinner Than Water. Reviewed by The New York Times, Variety and Theater Mania.

A supremo cast.Variety


For up to date on Stephen’s activities, see his profile on Broadwayworld.