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Ben Schwartz

Actor & Comedian, Known for "Parks and Recreation," "Jake & Amir" & "Star Wars"

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 Ben Schwartz Biography

Ben Schwartz is perhaps best known for portraying a fictional version of himself on the comedy web series Jake and Amir and for portraying Tom Haverford's friend Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on the sitcom Parks and Recreation. Starting in 2012, he also starred as Clyde Oberholt in Showtime's television series House of Lies.

He stars in Middleditch and Schwartz, a two-person, completely improvised live show. Every performance is different and is made up on the spot.

His feature film credits include Peep World with Rainn Wilson, Michael C. Hall and Sarah Silverman as well as Everybody's Fine with Robert De Niro. Additionally he had a role in The Other Guys starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg and directed by Adam McKay.

In voice work, he is the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog in the "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie, also starring Jim Carrey and James Marsden, Leo in "Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," Rutabaga Rabitowitz in the Netflix hit "BoJack Horseman," and Dewey Duck in "DuckTales."

On television, Schwartz guest-starred as Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on NBC’s Parks and Recreation and is a lead in the Showtime show House of Lies with Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell. In 2010, Schwartz played series regular Bill Hoyt on J. J. Abrams' one-hour spy drama Undercovers for NBC.

Schwartz has been writing, directing and acting in his own short films for some time. He had his own segment on HBO’s Funny or Die Presents called Terrible Decisions with Ben Schwartz and has appeared in multiple CollegeHumor sketches including the popular web series Jake and Amir. Schwartz has been nominated for two Emmys and won the 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special for coauthoring Hugh Jackman's opening number for the 81st Academy Awards.

He was hired by Paramount Pictures to re-make the 1991 classic comedy Soapdish with producers Rob Reiner and Alan Greisman, and he sold an original pitch to Universal Studios based on an idea by Brian Grazer with Imagine Entertainment attached to produce.

He was a staff writer for the third season of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken and served as a freelance writer for the Weekend Update segment of Saturday Night Live as well as the monologues for the Late Show with David Letterman.

Schwartz is an alumnus of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCBT) and continues to perform there regularly. He is a member of the improv group "Hot Sauce" with Adam Pally and Gil Ozeri, the group performs their long-form improv show "Something Fresh" at UCBT every month.

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Ben Schwartz

Actor & Comedian, Known for "Parks and Recreation," "Jake & Amir" & "Star Wars"

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Ben Schwartz Biography

Ben Schwartz is perhaps best known for portraying a fictional version of himself on the comedy web series Jake and Amir and for portraying Tom Haverford's friend Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on the sitcom Parks and Recreation. Starting in 2012, he also starred as Clyde Oberholt in Showtime's television series House of Lies.

He stars in Middleditch and Schwartz, a two-person, completely improvised live show. Every performance is different and is made up on the spot.

His feature film credits include Peep World with Rainn Wilson, Michael C. Hall and Sarah Silverman as well as Everybody's Fine with Robert De Niro. Additionally he had a role in The Other Guys starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg and directed by Adam McKay.

In voice work, he is the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog in the "Sonic the Hedgehog" movie, also starring Jim Carrey and James Marsden, Leo in "Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," Rutabaga Rabitowitz in the Netflix hit "BoJack Horseman," and Dewey Duck in "DuckTales."

On television, Schwartz guest-starred as Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on NBC’s Parks and Recreation and is a lead in the Showtime show House of Lies with Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell. In 2010, Schwartz played series regular Bill Hoyt on J. J. Abrams' one-hour spy drama Undercovers for NBC.

Schwartz has been writing, directing and acting in his own short films for some time. He had his own segment on HBO’s Funny or Die Presents called Terrible Decisions with Ben Schwartz and has appeared in multiple CollegeHumor sketches including the popular web series Jake and Amir. Schwartz has been nominated for two Emmys and won the 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special for coauthoring Hugh Jackman's opening number for the 81st Academy Awards.

He was hired by Paramount Pictures to re-make the 1991 classic comedy Soapdish with producers Rob Reiner and Alan Greisman, and he sold an original pitch to Universal Studios based on an idea by Brian Grazer with Imagine Entertainment attached to produce.

He was a staff writer for the third season of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken and served as a freelance writer for the Weekend Update segment of Saturday Night Live as well as the monologues for the Late Show with David Letterman.

Schwartz is an alumnus of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCBT) and continues to perform there regularly. He is a member of the improv group "Hot Sauce" with Adam Pally and Gil Ozeri, the group performs their long-form improv show "Something Fresh" at UCBT every month.

Ben Schwartz Videos

  • Ben Schwartz & Thomas Middleditch Cosplay As Conan & Andy - CONAN on TBS
  • Thomas Middleditch On a Tricycle Interrupts Ben Schwartz
  • Parks and Rec's Jean Ralphio, Ben Schwartz: Ask Me Anything ...

Ben Schwartz Books

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  • How to book Ben Schwartz?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ben Schwartz for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ben Schwartz, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ben Schwartz or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ben Schwartz?

    Booking fees for Ben Schwartz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ben Schwartz, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ben Schwartz?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ben Schwartz for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ben Schwartz for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ben Schwartz or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ben Schwartz or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ben Schwartz is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ben Schwartz for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Ben Schwartz generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dan Harmon, Vanessa Bayer, Hannibal Buress, Nick Kroll and Craig Robinson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ben Schwartz for an upcoming event.

Ben Schwartz Speaker Videos

  • Ben Schwartz & Thomas Middleditch Cosplay As Conan & Andy - CONAN on TBS
    Thomas Middleditch On a Tricycle Interrupts Ben Schwartz
  • Parks and Rec's Jean Ralphio, Ben Schwartz: Ask Me Anything ...
    Ben Schwartz Craig Ferguson 17 Oct 2013
  • 'Parks and Rec' Ben Schwartz Can't Stop (Speakeasy)

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