Stephen Merchant Get to know the 44-year old actor, comedian, writer, Stephen Merchant, before he got famous (e.g. The Office). IMDB reports The Fight (TV Movie) was Stephen Merchant's first TV appearance in 2002. In 1999 he starred as James in his first movie Comedy Lab (TV Series) . BirthdayNovember 24, 1974NationalityEnglishName in PassportStephen James MerchantDebut Comedy Lab (TV Series) (1999)EthnicityEnglish (Read: 16 Surprising Celebrity Ethnicities)Ethnic category/Race(?)WhiteSexuality - Gay or NayStraightHis home town is Hanham, Avon, England. His parents Jane Elaine (née Hibbs) & Ronald John Merchant are of English ethnicity. Stephen Merchant was born on November 24, 1974 on a Sunday. LoadingCenter mapTrafficBicyclingTransit Read: 19 Celebrity childhood Homes High school: Hanham High SchoolUniversity/College: University of WarwickYounger Photos Credit: Pilkipedia.co.uk Photo of First movie or tv show debut Comedy Lab (TV Series) Character: James| Date: 1999Footage of early or first TV Interview or Appearance Stephen Merchant | Talks at Google Most popular video on Youtube Ricky Gervais and Steven Merchant - Steven Hawking Views: 2.453.150 Share your real life experiences with Stephen Merchant here and rate your meeting! Correct our wiki/bio - is he not gay or straight or of different heritage? Let us know!