By peoplestaff225
Updated August 11, 2008 06:00 PM

Actor Ben Stiller grew up on the busy Upper West Side of Manhattan in the [19]70s, joking that "there were … fires and riots and serial killers. It was great." Being raised in an interesting environment, the 42-year-old comedian wishes his kids Ella Olivia, 6, and Quinlin Dempsey, 3, were also privy to some hair-raising experiences of their own. Instead he and his wife, actress Christine Taylor, 37, choose to raise their kids in the relative calm of Los Angeles, where its "sunny and nice" and the kids "don’t have any excitement."

Ben can next be seen in the movie Tropic Thunder — which he wrote, directed, produced, and stars in — opening August 13th.

Source: Starpulse; Photo by INF.