Ben Schwartz

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Actor • Comedian • Writer

Birth Date: September 15, 1981

Age: 42 years old

Birth Place: New York City, New York

A veteran of the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe, writer, stand-up and actor Ben Schwartz worked his way up from working as a studio page for "The Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS 1993-2015) to one of Hollywood's go-to funny guys thanks to a willingness to experiment, a razor-sharp wit and an impressively prolific work ethic. Born in the Bronx neighbourhood of Riverdale, NY, in 1981, Schwartz first began performing at the UCB in 2003, the same year he graduated from Union College with a double major in psychology and anthropology, where he hooked up with Adam Pally and Gil Ozeri to form improv trio Hot Sauce. Keen to follow in the all-conquering footsteps of the theatre's famous alumni, Schwartz landed a job as a page on David Letterman's late-night talk show, where he was eventually given the opportunity to write jokes for the host's opening monologues. With a little guidance from cast member Horatio Sanz, Schwartz then wrote for the Weekend Update segment of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC 1975-). Schwartz made his on-screen debut as Russ in comedy drama "New York City Serenade" (2007) and was hired as a staff writer for the third season of "Robot Chicken" (Adult Swim 2005-). Following minor roles in the low-budget comedies "Mystery Team" (2009) and "I Hate Valentine's Day" (2009), Schwartz filmed a scene with Robert De Niro in "Everybody's Fine" (2009), won an Outstanding Original Music & Lyrics Emmy for his contribution to Hugh Jackman's opening number at the 2009 Academy Awards, and starred as Nathan Meyerwitz, a novelist who exposes his family secrets in ensemble piece "Peep World" (2010). But following a small part in the Will Ferrell action comedy "The Other Guys" (2010), Schwartz achieved his major breakthrough when he appeared as Pawnee's big-haired resident sleazebag Jean-Ralphio Saperstein, the wealthy best friend of would-be player Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari), in the second season of "Parks & Recreation" (NBC 2009-2014). Cast as geeky computer expert Bill Hoyt in JJ Abrams' short-lived spy series, "Undercovers" (NBC 2010), Schwartz's subsequent small-screen venture proved to be less successful. But he soon bounced back, voicing the keytar-playing hero in animated series "Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja" (Disney XD 2012-15), landing the part of calculating marketing consultant Clyde Oberholt in "House Of Lies" (Showtime 2012-) and guesting as news anchor John Beard's slacker son in "Arrested Development" (Netflix 2013). After voicing snail Skidmark in Dreamworks hit "Turbo" (2013), he added to his filmography with supporting roles in the crime thriller "Runner Runner" (2013), estranged family comedy-drama "This Is Where I Leave You" (2014) and controversial comedy "The Interview" (2014). The following year, Schwartz co-starred in Robert Zemeckis' "The Walk" (2015) and, drawing on his increasing work as a voiceover artist, helped construct the sounds made by new-generation droid BB8 in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015).

Credits

Knuckles

Voice
Sonic
Miniseries
2024

Parks and Recreation

Actor
Show
2024

Superhot: The Spicy World of Pepper PeopleStream

Narrator
Reality
2024

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Voice
Sonic
Movie
2024

The Jewel ThiefStream

Executive Producer
Movie
2023
86%

We Lost Our Human

Voice
Pud
Show
2023

RenfieldStream

Actor
Tedward Lobo
Movie
2023
58%

Stay Tooned

Guest
Show
2022

Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Extras

Actor
Show
2022

The Boys Presents: DiabolicalStream

Voice
Simon
Series
2022

The AfterpartyStream

Actor
Yasper
Series
2022
92%

DC League of Super-PetsStream

Voice
Mark (aka Fire Guinea Pig)
Movie
2022
72%

Sonic the Hedgehog 2Stream

Voice
Sonic
Movie
2022
69%

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

Voice
Leo
Movie
2022

CBS Mornings

Guest
News
2021

HouseBrokenStream

Guest Voice
Bunny (Paul)
Series
2021
50%

Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.Stream

Voice
Lou
Series
2021
86%

CallsStream

Voice
Andy
Series
2021
95%

RumbleStream

Voice
Jimothy Brett-Chadley III
Movie
2021
44%

Music

Actor
Rudy
Movie
2021

Best of Stand-Up 2020

Actor
Show
2020

The Drew Barrymore ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2020

Die HartStream

Actor
Andre
Series
2020
80%

Crossing SwordsStream

Voice
Keefer
Series
2020
27%

Space ForceStream

Actor
F. Tony Scarapiducci
Series
2020
58%

Middleditch & SchwartzStream

Actor
Series
2020
100%

Sonic the HedgehogStream

Voice
Sonic
Movie
2020
63%

Flora and Ulysses

Actor
George Buckman
Movie
2020

Bless the HartsStream

Guest Voice
Bryce Aldredge
Series
2019
82%

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2019

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second PartStream

Voice
Banarnar
Movie
2019
84%

Standing Up, Falling Down

Actor
Scott
Movie
2019

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesStream

Voice
Leonardo
Series
2018

Happy Anniversary

Actor
Sam
Movie
2018

Night SchoolStream

Actor
Marvin
Movie
2018
27%

An Actor Prepares

Actor
Jimmy
Movie
2018

Blue Iguana

Actor
Paul Driggs
Movie
2018

Monster Challenge

Actor
Movie
2018

Dreamworks Home for the Holidays

Voice
Himself
Show
2017

Hot DateStream

Guest Star
Ian
Series
2017

DuckTalesStream

Voice
Dewey
Series
2017

Carpool Karaoke: The SeriesStream

Music Performer
Reality
2017

DuckTales Shorts

Voice
Dewey
Show
2017

Zombiedumb

Voice
Show
2017

The New V.I.P.'s

Voice
Show
2017

Outside In

Actor
Ted
Movie
2017

The Earliest Show

Actor
Josh Bath
Show
2016

Match GameStream

Guest
Game Show
2016

The Intervention

Actor
Jack
Movie
2016

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

Guest
Talk
2015

The Boris & Nicole Show

Guest
Show
2015

Celebrity Family FeudStream

Guest
Game Show
2015

The Late Late Show With James Corden

Guest
Talk
2015

Literally Can't Even

Actor
Buffy Bubbers
Show
2015

The Late Late Show

Guest
Show
2015

The Walk

Actor
Albert
Movie
2015

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

Guest
Talk
2014

Wallykazam!

Guest Voice
Uncle Steve
Show
2014

Better Living Through Chemistry

Actor
Noah
Movie
2014

This Is Where I Leave YouStream

Actor
Rabbi Charles Grodner (aka Boner)
Movie
2014
44%

The Pete Holmes Show

Guest
Show
2013

Coffee Town

Actor
Gino
Movie
2013

Baggage

Original Music
Movie
2013

TurboStream

Voice
Skidmark
Movie
2013
67%

Runner Runner

Actor
Movie
2013

Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja

Voice
Randy Cunningham
Show
2012

Entertainment Studios.TV

Guest
Show
2012

Larry King NowStream

Guest
Talk
2012

Comedy Bang! Bang!Stream

Guest
Series
2012

Comedy Bang! Bang!Stream

Guest Star
Series
2012

Tron: Uprising

Guest Voice
Rilo
Show
2012

FREE Show House of Lies: S1 Ep1

Actor
Clyde Oberholt
Show
2012

FREE Show House of Lies: S1 Ep1

Actor
Clyde Oberholt
Show
2012

House of LiesStream

Actor
Clyde Oberholt
Series
2012

Bob's BurgersStream

Guest Voice
Josh
Series
2011

ConanStream

Guest
Talk
2010

Undercovers

Actor
Show
2010

Funny or Die Presents

Actor
Ben
Show
2010

Modern FamilyStream

Guest Star
Nick
Series
2009
85%

Accidentally on PurposeStream

Guest Star
Series
2009
30%

The Project

Guest
Show
2009

Parks and RecreationStream

Actor
Series
2009
93%

Parks and RecreationStream

Guest Star
Series
2009
93%

New York City Serenade

Actor
Russ
Movie
2007

Entertainment Tonight Canada

Guest
Show
2005

ET Canada

Guest
Show
2005

Attack of the Show!

Guest
Talk
2005

Robot ChickenStream

Guest Voice
Series
2005

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

Guest
Talk
2005

Arrested DevelopmentStream

Guest Star
John Beard Jr.
Series
2003
75%

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

Guest
Talk
2003

Last Call With Carson Daly

Guest
Talk
2002

Late Show With David Letterman

Guest
Talk
1993

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Guest
Talk
1992

The SimpsonsStream

Guest Voice
Shop clerk
Series
1989
85%

DuckTalesStream

Actor
Series
1987

Good Morning America

Guest
News
1975

News aboutBen Schwartz

'Parks and Recreation' cast and crew members on the SAG-AFTRA picket line

‘Parks and Recreation’ Cast Members Reunite on SAG-AFTRA Picket Line

Homelander in The Boys Presents: Diabolical

‘The Boys’ Animated Series ‘Diabolical’ Unveils All-Star Voice Cast (VIDEO)

'Space Force,' Season 2, Netflix, Tawny Newsome as Angela Ali, Diana Silvers as Erin Naird, Don Lake as Brad Gregory, Steve Carell as General Mark Naird, Ben Schwartz as F. Tony Scarapiducci, John Malkovich as Dr. Adrian Mallory, Jimmy O. Yang as Dr. Chan Kaifang

‘Space Force’ Crew Faces New Challenges in Season 2 Trailer (VIDEO)

The Afterparty cast
Preview

‘The Afterparty’: Meet the Suspects in Apple TV+’s Hilarious Whodunit (VIDEO)

The Cast of Space Force

‘Space Force’: First Look at Season 2, Plus Find Out When It Premieres (PHOTOS)

The Afterparty - Sam Richardson

‘The Afterparty’: Everyone’s a Suspect in the Full Trailer for Apple TV+’s Comedy (VIDEO)

The Afterparty Tiffany Haddish Apple TV+

‘The Afterparty’ With Tiffany Haddish Sets Apple TV+ Premiere Date

'Fairfax,' Amazon Prime Video, Adult animated Comedy

‘Fairfax’: Middle Schoolers Search for Style Fame in Amazon Adult Animated Comedy (VIDEO)

The Afterparty - Tiffany Haddish - Apple TV+

‘The Afterparty’ First Look Teases a Star-Studded Murder Mystery (VIDEO)

Finale

The ‘DuckTales’ Bosses on Why the Finale Won’t be the Last of the Daredevil Crew

Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish to Lead ‘The Afterparty,’ a Murder-Mystery Comedy for Apple TV+

Space Force
Preview

Meet the Cast of Characters on Netflix’s New Comedy ‘Space Force’ (VIDEO)

Space Force Season 1 Netflix

‘Space Force’: Steve Carell Is a General in Over His Head in Netflix’s First Look (VIDEO)

Bob's Burgers Josh Tina
Exclusive

Ben Schwartz Returns as Josh in ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Sneak Peek (VIDEO)

ducktales
Comic-Con

Could Howard the Duck Come to ‘DuckTales’? The Cast Teases New Additions (VIDEO)

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Comic-Con

Would The ‘DuckTales’ Cast Survive a Zombie Apocalypse? (VIDEO)

DUCKTALES

‘DuckTales’ Reboot Cast Revealed (VIDEO)