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      Ben Schwartz

      Ben Schwartz

      Highest Rated: 96% Outside In (2017)

      Lowest Rated: 7% Runner Runner (2013)

      Birthday: Sep 15, 1981

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      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).

      Highest rated movies

      Outside In Standing Up, Falling Down
      Happy Anniversary
      The Walk The Intervention Flora and Ulysses Renfield
      This Is Where I Leave You

      Photos

      THE WALK, James Badge Dale (left), Benedict Samuel (left, blue pants), Charlotte Le Bon (bare feet), Clement Sibony (back), Cesar Domboy (bottom right), Ben Schwartz (front, moustache), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (right), 2015. ph: Takashi Seida/©Sony Pictures Ben Schwartzat the "Night School" Premiere, Regal Cinemas, Los Angeles, CA 09-24-18David Edwards/DailyCeleb.com 818-249-4998 Photoshot/Everett Collection, Ben Schwartz at arrivals for THE WALK Premiere at the New York Film Festival 2015 Opening Night Gala, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY September 26, 2015. Photo By: Derek Storm/Everett Collection THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, from left: Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Ben Schwartz, 2014. ©Warner Bros. Parks and Recreation, Ben Schwartz (L), Aziz Ansari (C), Jim O'Heir (R), 'Li'l Sebastian', Season 3, Ep. #16, 05/19/2011, ©NBC Parks and Recreation, Aziz Ansari (L), Ben Schwartz (R), 'Li'l Sebastian', Season 3, Ep. #16, 05/19/2011, ©NBC THE INTERVENTION, l-r: Ben Schwartz, Alia Shawkat, 2016. ©Samuel Goldwyn Films Parks and Recreation, Ben Schwartz (L), Aziz Ansari (R), 'Li'l Sebastian', Season 3, Ep. #16, 05/19/2011, ©NBC Parks and Recreation, Aziz Ansari (L), Ben Schwartz (R), 'Li'l Sebastian', Season 3, Ep. #16, 05/19/2011, ©NBC Parks and Recreation, Ben Schwartz (L), Detlef Schrempf (R), 'Li'l Sebastian', Season 3, Ep. #16, 05/19/2011, ©NBC BLUE IGUANA, BEN SCHWARTZ, 2018. © SCREEN MEDIA FILMS BLUE IGUANA, FROM LEFT: AL WEAVER, PHOEBE FOX, SAM ROCKWELL, BEN SCHWARTZ, ROBIN HELLIER, 2018. © SCREEN MEDIA FILMS BLUE IGUANA, FROM LEFT: BEN SCHWARTZ, SAM ROCKWELL, 2018. © SCREEN MEDIA FILMS BLUE IGUANA, BEN SCHWARTZ, 2018. © SCREEN MEDIA FILMS HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, FROM LEFT, KRISTIN BAUER VAN STRATEN, BEN SCHWARTZ, 2018. PH: ROBB ROSENFELD. ©NETFLIX Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ben Schwartz, 01/26/2003, ©ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ben Schwartz (L), Jimmy Kimmel (R), 01/26/2003, ©ABC HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, BEN SCHWARTZ, 2018. PH: ROBB ROSENFELD. ©NETFLIX HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, BEN SCHWARTZ, 2018. PH: ROBB ROSENFELD. ©NETFLIX Parks and Recreation, from left: Ben Schwartz, Aziz Ansari, Jenny Slate, Henry Winkler, 'London Part 1& 2', Season 6, Ep. #1, 09/26/2013, ©NBC

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Sonic (Voice) - 2024
      86% 58% The Jewel Thief Executive Producer - 2023
      58% 79% Renfield Teddy Lobo (Character) $17.1M 2023
      No Score Yet 86% We Lost Our Human Pud (Voice) - 2023
      79% 94% Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie Leo (Voice) - 2022
      72% 88% DC League of Super-Pets Mark (aka Fire Guinea Pig) (Voice) $93.7M 2022
      69% 96% Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sonic (Voice) $190.7M 2022
      44% 48% Rumble Jimothy Brett-Chadley III (Voice) - 2021
      7% 14% Music Rudy (Character) - 2021
      72% 60% Flora and Ulysses George Buckman (Character) - 2020
      63% 93% Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic (Voice) $146.7M 2020
      87% 86% Standing Up, Falling Down Scott (Character) - 2019
      84% 68% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Banarnar (Voice) $105.8M 2019
      27% 38% Night School Marvin (Character) $77.2M 2018
      33% 72% An Actor Prepares Jimmy (Character) - 2018
      36% 78% Blue Iguana Paul Driggs (Character) - 2018
      83% 48% Happy Anniversary Sam (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Monster Challenge Unknown (Character) - 2018
      96% 78% Outside In Ted (Character) $68.7K 2017
      78% 49% The Intervention Jack (Character) - 2016
      83% 77% The Walk Albert (Character) $10.1M 2015
      44% 60% This Is Where I Leave You Rabbi Charles Grodner (aka Boner) (Character) $34.3M 2014
      23% 38% Better Living Through Chemistry Noah (Character) $72.3K 2014
      No Score Yet 56% Coffee Town Gino (Character) - 2013
      7% 33% Runner Runner Unknown (Character) $19.3M 2013
      67% 65% Turbo Skidmark (Voice) $83.0M 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Baggage Original Music - 2013
      8% 24% New York City Serenade Russ (Character) - 2007

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Knuckles Sonic (Voice) 2024
      No Score Yet 80% Superhot: The Spicy World of Pepper People Narrator 2024
      93% 90% Parks and Recreation Jean-Ralphio (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2010-2015 2024
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2023
      No Score Yet 19% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015-2023
      80% 47% Die Hart Andre (Character) 2023
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014 2020 2022
      No Score Yet 31% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2021-2022
      No Score Yet 48% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2022
      97% 72% The Boys Presents: Diabolical Simon (Voice) 2022
      92% 76% The Afterparty Yasper (Character) 2022
      58% 77% Space Force F. Tony Scarapiducci (Character) 2020 2022
      No Score Yet 96% DuckTales Unknown (Character) 2021
      50% 85% HouseBroken Bunny (Paul) (Guest Voice) 2021
      86% 68% Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. Lou (Voice) 2021
      82% 60% Bless the Harts Bryce Aldredge (Guest Voice) 2021
      95% 87% Calls Andy (Voice) 2021
      No Score Yet 91% DuckTales Dewey (Voice) 2017-2021
      No Score Yet 86% Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo (Voice) 2018-2020
      27% 88% Crossing Swords Keefer (Voice) 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Match Game Guest 2020
      No Score Yet 62% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
      100% 96% Middleditch & Schwartz Unknown (Character) 2020
      No Score Yet 88% Bob's Burgers Josh (Guest Voice) 2013 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet DuckTales Shorts Dewey (Voice) 2017-2018 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2020
      No Score Yet 61% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke: The Series Music Performer 2019
      85% 90% Modern Family Nick (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Randy Cunningham (Voice) 2012-2015 2017-2018
      No Score Yet 94% Hot Date Ian (Guest Star) 2017
      50% 80% The New V.I.P.'s Unknown (Voice) 2017
      No Score Yet 84% House of Lies Clyde Oberholt (Character) 2012-2016
      No Score Yet 92% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star),
      Guest
      2013-2015
      85% 76% The Simpsons Shop clerk (Guest Voice) 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wallykazam! Uncle Steve (Guest Voice) 2015
      100% 90% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2015
      No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013-2014
      No Score Yet 92% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2013-2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pete Holmes Show Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2013
      75% 85% Arrested Development John Beard Jr. (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 91% Tron: Uprising Rilo (Guest Voice) 2012
      100% No Score Yet Funny or Die Presents Ben (Character) 2011
      39% No Score Yet Undercovers Bill Hoyt (Character) 2010
      30% 40% Accidentally on Purpose Unknown (Guest Star) 2009