Ben Sinclair

Ben Sinclair

Highest Rated: 88% Save Yourselves! (2020)

Lowest Rated: 71% No Pay, Nudity (2016)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: USA

Ben Sinclair was an actor and writer who helped to prove that the internet is a viable path to wider, mainstream success. Sinclair began acting in 2010, making cameo appearances on the medical drama "Mercy" (NBC, 2009-2010) and the beloved police procedural "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999-). That same year, he married casting director Katja Blichfeld, who would also become his closest artistic collaborator. Thanks to Blichfeld's day job as a casting agent on "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-2013), Sinclair landed a small role on the show's 100th episode, playing a character known only as "Brooklyn Idiot." In 2012, Sinclair and Blichfeld co-created the sitcom "High Maintenance," in which Sinclair played "The Guy," a bike currier for a weed dealing service, with each episode focusing around one customer that The Guy delivers weed to, usually in the Brooklyn area. After being unable to attract the attention of the major networks, Sinclair and Blichfeld decided to distribute the series themselves on the web, through the platform Vimeo. Meanwhile, Sinclair continued to act in other projects, including the TV shows "The Big C" (Showtime, 2010-2013) and "Delocated" (Adult Swim, 2008-2013), as well as films like "Safe" (2012), "The Happy Sad" (2013), and "All Over It" (2015). By 2015, "High Maintenance" had been running for six seasons on Vimeo, and was becoming something of a cult hit. The show was written up in blogs and magazines, and attracted a number of celebrity fans, including Dan Stevens, Jenji Kohan, and Lena Dunham, the star/creator of "Girls" (HBO, 2012-17), who helped convince HBO to pick up the series. The revamped "High Maintenance" (HBO, 2016-), premiered on HBO in 2016, with Sinclair and Blichfeld as show runners, and Sinclair once again reprising the role of "The Guy."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% 59% Save Yourselves! Raph (Character) $297.3K 2020
71% 27% No Pay, Nudity Young Actor/Oswald (Character) $9K 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood Memory Jason (Character) - 2014

TV

Credit
72% 91% Dave Director 2020
98% 79% High Maintenance The Guy (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Creator,
Executive Producer
2018-2020 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2019
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Maintenance Web Series The Guy (Character),
Creator,
Executive Producer
2012-2015
66% 67% A Gifted Man Drunk 1 (Guest Star) 2011
78% 93% 30 Rock Brooklyn Idiot (Guest Star) 2011

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