H. Jon Benjamin

Jon Benjamin

Highest Rated: 75% Next Stop Wonderland (1998)

Lowest Rated: 47% Martin & Orloff (2002)

Birthday: May 23, 1966

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

With an immediately identifiable baritone voice and deadpan delivery, H. Jon Benjamin was a popular American comedian and prolific voice actor. Benjamin lent his vocal talents to several of the funniest and most critically-acclaimed animated shows of his era, including "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist" (Comedy Central 1995-99), "Home Movies" (UPN 1999, Adult Swim 2001-04), "Archer" (FX 2009- ) and "Bob's Burgers" (Fox 2011-). He was born Henry Jon Benjamin on May 23, 1966 in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 1990, Benjamin moved to Boston where he partnered with fellow comedians Sam Seder and David Cross on the fertile local comedy scene. His first break in television came in 1995, when he partnered with fellow Bostonians Jonathan Katz and Tom Snyder for "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist." Each episode of "Dr. Katz" was "retroscripted," a process that allowed Katz, as the titular character, and Benjamin as his childish 24-year-old son Ben, to exercise their improv skills on tape before the best bits were selected to be animated in Snyder's trademark lo-fi "Squigglevision" format. While "Dr. Katz" remained a staple in Comedy Central's programming, Benjamin continued to expand his work in the entertainment industry, making his feature film debut in a small role in the Boston-set indie romantic comedy "Next Stop Wonderland" (1997). In 1999, Snyder and Benjamin teamed up again on the animated series "Home Movies." Created by Loren Bouchard and Brendon Small, "Home Movies" followed an eight-year-old named Brendon whose life was devoted to making his own movies; Benjamin provided the voices of both Brendon's dreamy and easily-distracted best friend Jason and John McGuirk, Brendon's alcoholic and temperamental soccer coach. Although the series debuted in the UPN Network, "Home Movies" found a more suitable home when it was picked up by Adult Swim in 2001. During this era, Benjamin scored his best-known film role, a voiceover part as a talking can of vegetables in the cult comedy "Wet Hot American Summer" (2001). Benjamin continued working regularly in animation and sketch comedy shows until 2009, when he was cast in his first starring role in the spy parody "Archer," playing suave and hedonistic secret agent Sterling Archer, whose preening ego frequently gets in the way of his missions. After starring in and producing his own sketch comedy series, "Jon Benjamin Has A Van" (Comedy Central 2010), Benjamin reunited with Bouchard for "Bob's Burgers." Playing easily exasperated diner owner Bob Belcher, Benjamin found himself in his most high-profile role yet in a series that slowly moved from cult favorite to mainstream success. In 2015, Benjamin appeared in the prequel series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" (Netflix 2015), reprising his role as the can of vegetables and appearing in a minor onscreen role.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bob's Burgers Bob Belcher (Voice) - 2021
No Score Yet 38% Jason Nash Is Married Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Temptation Kevin (Character) - 2003
47% 74% Martin & Orloff Unknown (Character) $34.2K 2002
No Score Yet 38% Who's the Caboose? Ken Fold (Character) - 1998
75% 74% Next Stop Wonderland Eric (Character) $3.4M 1998

TV

Credit
91% 88% Bob's Burgers Bob Belcher/Firefighter/Julianne (Voice) 2011-2020
90% 85% Archer Sterling Archer (Voice) 2010-2020
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Who Was? Show Unknown (Character),
Narrator
2018
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet 73% Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Can of Vegetables (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Bob Belcher (Guest Voice) 2017 2010-2015 2006-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Train With Wyatt Cenac Unknown (Character) 2016
98% 82% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Ben (Guest Star) 2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016
100% 90% Master of None Unknown (Character) 2015
80% 88% The Jim Gaffigan Show Kevin (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet WordGirl Unknown (Voice) 2007-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2015
91% 89% Suburgatory Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 97% Ugly Americans Unknown (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jon Benjamin Has a Van Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer,
Host
2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2011
No Score Yet 90% American Dad Talking Cabbage (Guest Voice) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Infomercials Creator,
Writer
2009
93% 89% Parks and Recreation Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aqua Teen Hunger Force Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
100% No Score Yet Assy McGee Unknown (Voice) 2008 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil Satan / Special Father 1 (Voice),
Writer
2007 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet O'Grady Iris (Voice) 2004-2006
89% 88% Rescue Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
100% No Score Yet Home Movies Unknown (Voice),
Writer
2001-2004 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Space Ghost: Coast to Coast Guest 1999

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