B.J. Novak

B.J. Novak

  • Highest Rated: 94% The Bitter Buddha (2013)
  • Lowest Rated: 14% The Smurfs 2 (2013)
  • Birthday: Jul 31, 1979
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • B.J. Novak plays permanently apathetic temp Ryan so well on the hit comedy The Office, that you'd never guess he's actually a producer of the show. The actor and comedian grew up near Boston in the suburb of Newton, and graduated from high school with his Office co-star John Krasinski. He then attended Harvard University, where he earned a degree in English and Spanish Literature, graduating in 2001. Novak worked in standup comedy and joined the show Punk'd in 2002, where he helped pull pranks on celebrities like Hilary Duff and Mya. In 2005, he joined the team of The Office as not only a cast member but also a producer and occasional writer. He also began making appearances in movies like Reign Over Me, Knocked Up, and Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

81% The Founder Harry Sonneborn $12.8M 2017
52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Alistair Smythe $183.3M 2014
79% Saving Mr. Banks Robert Sherman $53.3M 2013
14% The Smurfs 2 Baker Smurf $71.1M 2013
94% The Bitter Buddha Actor 2013
No Score Yet Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor Actor 2012
22% The Smurfs Baker Smurf $142.7M 2011
89% Inglourious Basterds PFC Utivich $120.6M 2009
90% Knocked Up Young Doctor $148.8M 2007
64% Reign Over Me Mr. Fallon $19.7M 2007
29% Unaccompanied Minors Desk Attendant $16.7M 2006

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2016
86% The Mindy Project
2012-2017
Director Screenwriter Jamie Jaime Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2014
58% The Newsroom
2012-2014
Lucas Pruit
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2014
89% The Office
2005-2013
Director Screenwriter Ryan Howard Producer
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
No Score Yet The Mindy Project
Director Screenwriter Jaime

QUOTES FROM B.J. Novak CHARACTERS

Alistair Smythe
Happy birthday.
Alistair Smythe
Oh, and Happy Birthday Max.