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Ben Schwartz is an Emmy® Award-winning writer, actor and comedian. His feature film credits include Clea Duvall’s Intervention, Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shawn Levy’s This is Where I Leave You with Jason Bateman and Tina Fey, DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo and… Read more
Ben Schwartz is an Emmy® Award-winning writer, actor and comedian. His feature film credits include Clea Duvall’s Intervention, Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shawn Levy’s This is Where I Leave You with Jason Bateman and Tina Fey, DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo and Peep World with Rainn Wilson, Michael C. Hall and Sarah Silverman. On television, Schwartz stars as "Clyde Oberholt" opposite Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell in Showtimes' House of Lies and guest starred as “Jean-Ralphio” on NBC’s Parks And Recreation. In the animated world, Schwartz voiced 100 episodes as the lead role of Randy Cunningham on Disney XD's Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja. He was nominated for two Emmy® Awards in writing and won the 2009 Emmy® for ‘Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special’ for co-authoring Hugh Jackman’s opening number for the 81st Academy Awards® .
Schwartz recently sold an Untitled Comedy to Good Universe with Adam Mckay directing and Seth Rogen and Ben set to star. He also has written two features for Imagine Entertainment and Universal and was hired by Paramount to remake the 1991 classic comedy Soapdish with producers Rob Reiner and Alan Greisman. In 2011, the script, El Fuego Caliente, appeared on Los Angeles’s illustrious Black List. He has co-authored three humor books through Harper Collins: Grandma’s Dead: Breaking Bad News with Baby Animals, Why is Daddy in a Dress? Asking Awkward Questions with Baby Animals and Maybe Your Leg Will Grow Back! Looking on the Bright Side with Baby Animals.
Schwartz is an alumnus of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and continues to perform there regularly.
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Ben Schwartz on "House of Lies" & More
Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, and others talk about the series' fifth season. Plus, an exclusive clip from the season premiere.… Read more
Vulture had Schwartz interview his comedy buddy. They talk about Comedy Bang! Bang!, improve, and a brilliant idea for a Hamilton cover album of sorts.… Read more
You'll never guess which actors are behind the voice of BB-8, the lovable rolling droid in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" -- "Trainwreck" actor Bill Hader and "Parks and Recreation" actor Ben Schwartz.… Read more