Ben Schwartz

Ben Schwartz

Highest Rated: 95% 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




No Score Yet No Score Yet Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sonic (Voice) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rumble Unknown (Voice) - 2022
8% 13% Music Rudy (Character) - 2021
63% 93% Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic (Voice) $146.7M 2020
72% 60% Flora and Ulysses George Buckman (Character) - 2020
87% 86% Standing Up, Falling Down Scott (Character) - 2019
84% 68% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Banarnar (Voice) $105.8M 2019
39% 79% Blue Iguana Paul Driggs (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monster Challenge Unknown (Character) - 2018
33% 79% An Actor Prepares Jimmy (Character) - 2018
83% 50% Happy Anniversary Sam (Character) - 2018
26% 38% Night School Marvin (Character) $77.2M 2018
95% 76% Outside In Ted (Character) $68.7K 2017
78% 49% The Intervention Jack (Character) - 2016
83% 77% The Walk Albert (Character) $10.1M 2015
44% 59% This Is Where I Leave You Rabbi Charles Grodner (aka Boner) (Character) $34.3M 2014
22% 38% Better Living Through Chemistry Noah (Character) $72.3K 2014
7% 33% Runner Runner Unknown (Character) $19.3M 2013
67% 65% Turbo Skidmark (Voice) $83M 2013
No Score Yet 56% Coffee Town Gino (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baggage Original Music - 2012
8% 23% New York City Serenade Russ (Character) - 2007


No Score Yet No Score Yet Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. Lou (Voice) 2021
82% 48% Bless the Harts Bryce Aldredge (Guest Voice) 2021
93% 85% Calls Andy (Voice) 2021
100% No Score Yet DuckTales Dewey (Voice) 2017-2021
No Score Yet 31% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015-2021
No Score Yet 25% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 76% Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo (Voice) 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2020 2015
21% 84% Crossing Swords Keefer (Voice) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Match Game Guest 2020
38% 75% Space Force F. Tony Scarapiducci (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
100% 98% Middleditch & Schwartz Unknown (Character) 2020
91% 86% Bob's Burgers Josh (Guest Voice) 2020 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet DuckTales Shorts Dewey (Voice) 2020 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2020
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2020 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carpool Karaoke Music Performer 2019
85% 87% Modern Family Nick (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Randy Cunningham (Voice) 2017-2018 2012-2015
No Score Yet 86% Hot Date Ian (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2017
50% No Score Yet The New V.I.P.'s Unknown (Voice) 2017
No Score Yet 84% House of Lies Clyde Oberholt (Character) 2012-2016
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown (Guest Star),
85% 76% The Simpsons Shop clerk (Guest Voice) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boris & Nicole Show Guest 2015
93% 89% Parks and Recreation Jean-Ralphio (Guest Star) 2010-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wallykazam! Uncle Steve (Guest Voice) 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet 91% 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
74% 82% Arrested Development John Beard Jr. (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Attack of the Show! Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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


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