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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 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Founder (post-production)
Harry Sonneborn
 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)
 2006 Unaccompanied Minors
Desk Attendant
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Other Works:

Wrote humor column for The New Yorker magazine's "Shouts & Murmurs" section, entitled "The Man Who Invented the Calendar". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

BJ Novak


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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Different people have different styles, but there is an opportunity as a director to be a writer in every moment, with every visual cue and every piece of production design. Everything is a decision, and everything can be obsessed over. 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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