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B.J. Novak

B.J. Novak was born on July 31, 1979 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA as Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak. He is an actor and producer, known for The Office (2005), Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Saving Mr. Banks (2013). See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Office
The Office Ryan Howard
Inglourious Basterds
Inglourious Basterds Pfc. Smithson Utivich
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Alistair Smythe
Saving Mr. Banks
Saving Mr. Banks Robert Sherman


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 2016 The Founder (completed)
Harry Sonneborn
 2016 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (TV Series)
B.J. Novak
- Josh and I Go to Los Angeles! (2016) ... B.J. Novak
 2015 Arthur (TV Series)
Mike 'MC' Cramp
- The Last Day: Part 1 and Part 2 (2015) ... Mike 'MC' Cramp
 2013-2015 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
- Best Man (2015) ... Jamie (as BJ Novak)
- Take Me with You (2013) ... Jamie
- Harry & Mindy (2013) ... Jamie
- Harry & Sally (2013) ... Jamie
 2014 Community (TV Series)
Mr. Egypt
- Basic Sandwich (2014) ... Mr. Egypt (uncredited)
 2013 The Smurfs 2
Baker Smurf (voice)
 2013 The Internship
Male Interviewer
 2012 The Dictator (uncredited)
 2011 The Smurfs
Baker (voice)
 2010 The Office: The Mentor (TV Series)
Ryan Howard
- Lunchtime (2010) ... Ryan Howard
- BFFs? (2010) ... Ryan Howard
 2006 Unaccompanied Minors
Desk Attendant
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Show Show Writer (3 credits)
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (36 credits)
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BJ Novak


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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I wanted to be a writer first, and I struck out in the world to be a writer first, and then found stand-up as a more creative outlet, as a 3D way to be creative. See more »


Graduate of Harvard University - degree in English and Spanish literature. He wrote a thesis about the films of Hamlet. See more »

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