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Ben Stiller had a speaking role in Apple TV+ hit 'Severance' and you'll never guess who he was

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121621 Teaser Trailer Workplace Thriller Severance Big Image (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Ben Stiller made an appearance in Apple TV+ show Severance but you probably missed it.
  • Stiller has already said that he might make more on-screen appearances.

Apple TV+ has another hit on its hands with the popular Severance having already been picked up for a second season, but did you know that writer and executive producer Ben Stiller was in the show? Probably not.

Potential 'Severance' spoilers ahead — you've been warned!

While Stiller continues to find himself behind the camera more than in front of it of late, it turns out that we did hear from him during one special episode of Severance — but that's all we did. We heard from him.

That's because according to an interview that star Britt Lower gave to ET Online, Stiller provided the voice for Lumen founder Kier Eagan.

But it turns out the director had a secret cameo in episode eight. "There's a little Easter egg of a voice. If you're paying close attention, it's Ben's," Lower revealed. "He does the voice," Lachman confirmed, referring to the moment when Helly hits her quota and her computer shows a video of an animated Kier Eagan congratulating her. "That's him," she said.

Ben Stiller Severance

Ben Stiller Severance (Image credit: Apple TV+)

So there we have it — despite appearances, Ben Stiller is in Severance. The superstar also wouldn't rule more on-screen time, either.

All eyes will be on the second season to see where the Severance story goes next. I'm sure I'm not the only one already very much looking forward to it!

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Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.