Ben Schwartz

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  • Emmy Award-Winning Actor
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Schwartz can be seen alongside Thomas Middleditch in their Netflix specials, Middleditch & Schwartz. The specials are based on their completely improvised two person show that they took on tour through early 2020. During this tour, the two played Carnegie Hall, Chicago Theatre and sold out theaters all across the country. 

Additionally, Schwartz will be seen starring in Netflix’s Space Force, the comedy series that follows the people tasked with creating Space Force, a new branch of the U.S. military. He also stars in the Disney+ original film Flora and Ulysses and lends his voice to the Paramount Animation and WWE-produced animated film, RUMBLE starring Will Arnett, Terry Crews and Tony Danza set to release in 2021.

Most recently, Schwartz voiced the title character in Jeff Fowler’s highly successful live action/animation hybrid film Sonic The Hedgehog, based on the classic Sega video game. Paramount released the film on February 14, 2020 and it has since become the highest domestic grossing video game adaptation of all-time with $146 million and a worldwide gross of $306.7 million.

On the TV side, Schwartz starred opposite Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell in Showtime's House Of Lies and notably guest starred as “Jean-Ralphio” on NBC's Parks and Recreation opposite Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. He also played series regular “Bill Hoyt” on J.J. Abrams' one-hour NBC spy drama Undercovers. In the animated world, Schwartz voices "Dewey" in Disney Channel's Ducktales reboot, returning for Season 3, "Leonardo" in Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and voiced the lead role of “Randy Cunningham” on Disney XD's Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja.

 

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Schwartz can be seen alongside Thomas Middleditch in their Netflix specials, Middleditch & Schwartz. The specials are based on their completely improvised two person show that they took on tour through early 2020. During this tour, the two played Carnegie Hall, Chicago Theatre and sold out theaters all across the country. 

Additionally, Schwartz will be seen starring in Netflix’s Space Force, the comedy series that follows the people tasked with creating Space Force, a new branch of the U.S. military. He also stars in the Disney+ original film Flora and Ulysses and lends his voice to the Paramount Animation and WWE-produced animated film, RUMBLE starring Will Arnett, Terry Crews and Tony Danza set to release in 2021.

Most recently, Schwartz voiced the title character in Jeff Fowler’s highly successful live action/animation hybrid film Sonic The Hedgehog, based on the classic Sega video game. Paramount released the film on February 14, 2020 and it has since become the highest domestic grossing video game adaptation of all-time with $146 million and a worldwide gross of $306.7 million.

It was recently announced that Schwartz and Sam Rockwell have teamed up for an upcoming film for Searchlight Pictures. The division picked up the project as a pitch from Schwartz and he is set to pen the script. Both Schwartz and Rockwell will star in and executive produce the untitled feature. 

Schwartz starred in and executive produced the independent film Standing Up, Falling Down alongside Billy Crystal. The comedy, which Deadline’s Pete Hammond called “a career highpoint” for Schwartz, follows him as Scott, a standup comedian whose career has crashed and burned after four years of chasing his dreams in Los Angeles. Left with little money, he has no choice but to return to his parents’ house in Long Island. His additional feature film credits include the Warner Bros. film This Is Where I Leave You opposite Jason Bateman and Tina Fey, Outside In opposite Edie Falco and Jay Duplass, DreamWorks Animation's Turbo, Runner Runner with Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck, The Walk opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ben Kingsley and Peep World with Rainn Wilson, Michael C. Hall and Sarah Silverman.

On the TV side, Schwartz starred opposite Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell in Showtime's House Of Lies and notably guest starred as “Jean-Ralphio” on NBC's Parks and Recreation opposite Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. He also played series regular “Bill Hoyt” on J.J. Abrams' one-hour NBC spy drama Undercovers. In the animated world, Schwartz voices "Dewey" in Disney Channel's Ducktales reboot, returning for Season 3, "Leonardo" in Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and voiced the lead role of “Randy Cunningham” on Disney XD's Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja.

As a writer, Schwartz was nominated for three Emmy® Awards and won the 2009 Emmy® for 'Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics' for co-authoring Hugh Jackman's opening number for the 81st Academy Awards®. He has written two features for Imagine Entertainment and Universal, one feature for Gary Sanchez, Point Gray and Good Universe and was hired by Paramount to re-make the 1991 classic comedy Soapdish with producers Rob Reiner and Alan Greisman. In 2011, the script appeared on Los Angeles's illustrious Black List. He has co-authored four humor books, three 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. And one through Hachette Books Things You Should Know about Dating, You Fucking Idiot which was optioned by CBS to be made into a television show.

For more info, visit his website http://RejectedJokes.com/.