Who Is Ben Schwartz, Is He Related To Joe Keery, Is He Dating Anyone?

Film and Television can be a great way to decompress after long days of existing in an increasingly stressful world. This is why sitcoms and comedy films exist to help us relax and find some laughter to counter the frustrations. Although that is the case, some of them are highly underappreciated in today’s world. One particularly underrated actor in the industry in Ben Schwartz. In the past decade, the New York-born comedian has risen to one of film and television’s most capable comic actors.

The actor is best known for playing Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on Parks And Recreation. Ben also played Clyde Oberholt on House Of Lies. Not familiar with Ben Schwartz? Learn more about the talented actor by reading below.

Who Is Ben Schwartz?

Ben Schwartz was born to a family of Ashkenazi Jews on the 15th of September 1981 in New York, specifically The Bronx. He was born and raised in the Bronx for 11 years before his family moved to Scarsdale.

As a child at the learning stage, Ben Schwartz attended Edgemont High School and graduated in 1999. Perhaps as a way to hedge his bet if comedy fails to work, Ben Schwartz attended University and studied Psychology and Anthropology. He graduated from Union College in 2003.

While not much is known about his parents, especially their names, his father is known to be a former social worker who moved into real estate and his mother, was a music teacher. He is one of two children born to his parents. The other is a sister whose name is unknown.

Career

Ben Schwartz got his career in entertainment started in 2007 when he appeared in the film New York City Serenade and three episodes of Starveillance. Since then, he has worked in multiple projects across film and television, both as a writer and as an actor. Before he got his breakout performance role in 2010 in Parks and Recreation, he starred in films and television projects like Accidentally On Purpose, Happiness Isn’t Everything, Everybody’s Fine, Mayne Street, I Hate Valentine’s Day and a couple others.

He was initially only due to appear as a guest star on Parks and Recreation in 2010, but after his character was loved by the fans, he continued to guest star in a recurring role for five years in a total of 21 episodes. He later got a lead role in 2012 as Clyde Oberholt in House of Lies. The show, which received positive reviews from critics, ran from 2012 to 2016.

As a comedy writer, he has worked for and with different iconic shows in the United States. He has worked as a writer for Robot Chicken, Saturday Night Live and Late Show with David Letterman.

On stage, Ben is known as an improv comic who famously improvised majority of his lines in Parks and Recreation. He is a former performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and is currently a member of an improv group called Hot Sauce.

Ben Schwartz is also a voice actor who has lent his comedic tone to characters like BB-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Dewey in DuckTales, and Leonardo in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is due to appear as the lead character in a 2019 release of Sonic the Hedgehog.

Outside of writing for film and television, Ben is also a published author. He has co-published three books with Amanda McCall but has only published one.

Is He Related To Joe Keery?

Ben Schwartz
Ben Schwartz And Joe Keery: Image Source

The short answer is no. The two actors are not related, only coincidentally sharing an eerie similarity in looks. This has birthed internet theories that their television characters, Steve Harrington portrayed by Joe Keery in Stranger Things is the father of Ben Schwartz’s Parks and Recreation character, Jean-Ralphio Saperstein. The two are not biologically related but the theory is fun to think about.

Read Also: Aziz Ansari Girlfriend, Wife, Parents, Brother, Height, Net Worth, Wiki

Is Ben Schwartz Dating Anyone?

Currently, there are no suggestions Ben Schwartz is in a relationship. He was in a high profile relationship with Gina Rodriguez in 2016 that even spurred rumors of an engagement, but the rumors along with the relationship were shortlived. Currently, Ben seems to have chosen to focus on his career instead of his love life.

Recent

Sam Raimi Net Worth: How Much Is The Filmmaker Worth In 2019?

Samuel M. Raimi is a multi-talented filmmaker well known for creating the Evil Dead series that generated a cult following, he is also known...

Why Did CocoSori Disband and What are the Former Members Doing Now?

For a few years, the not so popular k-pop; J-pop duo CocoSori, created by MOL Entertainment, thrilled their fans with heartfelt music and stirred...

Sofia Coppola Net Worth And How Much She Made From Her Movies

If there was really anyone that fits the bill of Hollywood royalty, then Sofia Coppola wouldn't be too far off the mark. She is...

Kris Wolf – 5 Interesting Facts To Know About The Wrestler

Born in America but made in Japan, Kris Hernandez better known by her ring name Kris Wolf is a larger than life personality, an...

Where are The ‘Shahs of Sunset’ Cast Now and How Old are They? 

Shahs of Sunset is a documentary reality TV show which focused on the lifestyle of a group of wealthy Iranian-Americans living in Beverly Hills. When...

Recommended

Philip Mckeon Bio, Is He Married, Who is The Wife, Is He Gay? 

Like little stars, they dazzle on our screens and take our breath away with their undisputable talents. They are no other than child stars....

Pat Sajak Wife, Daughter, Family, Married, Kids, Bio, Net Worth, Salary

To many people, nothing paints a better picture of how influential Pat Sajak is than the recent case of a man who killed his elderly...

Why Did Amy Carlson Leave Blue Bloods, What Is She Doing Now?

Amy Carlson is a free-spirited adventurer and every member of her family shares the same trait. The actress who has been on popular television...

Juice Wrld Age, Height, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Is He Dead?

Juice Wrld is a popular American rapper, singer and songwriter whose breakout song All Girls Are the Same scored him a $3 million record deal. Known for...

Is David Bromstad Married or in a Gay Relationship?

America’s top designer, David Bromstad is known for his charm, smiles, handsome looks and attractive body physique. It is never in doubt that many...

Get the Latest Gist, Profiles and Trends Straight To Your in your inbox

Related Stories