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B.J. Novak

Benjamin Joseph Manaly "B. J." Novak (born July 31, 1979) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter, and director from Newton, Massachusetts. He is widely known for his contributions to the U.S. version of The Office from 2005 to 2013, being a writer, co-executive producer for and playing the role of Ryan Howard on the series. He is also known to international audiences for appearing in the Quentin Tarantino film Inglourious Basterds (2009).

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Jul 31, 1979 In Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-05-25
Latest Project:
Movie Vengeance 2022-07-29
Known For
Poster of Vengeance
Poster of Some Good News
Poster of Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor
Poster of The Office Retrospective
Movie Vengeance Ben Manalowitz 2022-07-29
Series The Premise Self - Host 2021-09-16
Series Some Good News Himself 2020-03-29
Series Home Movie: The Princess Bride Count Rugen 2020-06-29
Movie The Founder Harry Sonneborn 2016-09-13
Series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend B.J. Novak 2015-10-12
Movie Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor Self - Coach 2014-04-05
Movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Allistar Smythe 2014-04-16
Movie The Office Retrospective Self 2013-05-16
Movie Saving Mr. Banks Robert Sherman 2013-11-29
Movie The Internship Male Interviewer 2013-06-07
Movie The Smurfs 2 Baker Smurf (voice) 2013-07-30
Movie The Dictator (uncredited) 2012-05-15
Movie The Bitter Buddha Himself 2012-06-15
Series The Newsroom Lucas Pruit 2012-06-24
Movie The Smurfs Baker Smurf (voice) 2011-07-29
Series The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Unknown 2009-06-01
Series Community Himself 2009-09-17
Movie Inglourious Basterds Private First Class Smithson "The Little Man" Utivich 2009-08-19
Movie Reign Over Me Mr. Fallon 2007-03-22
Movie Knocked Up Young Doctor 2007-06-01
Movie Unaccompanied Minors Desk Attendant 2006-12-08
Series The Office Ryan Howard 2005-03-24
Series Punk'd Field Agent 2003-03-17
Series E! Live from the Red Carpet Himself 2002-01-13
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25