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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 Ryan Howard
(2005-2013)
Inglourious Basterds Pfc. Smithson Utivich
(2009)
Saving Mr. Banks Robert Sherman
(2013)
(2012-2016)

Filmography

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 2016-2018 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (TV Series)
B.J. Novak
- Oh Nathaniel, It's On! (2018) ... B.J. Novak
- Josh and I Go to Los Angeles! (2016) ... B.J. Novak
 2016 The Founder
Harry J. Sonneborn
 2013-2016 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Jamie
- Revenge of the Nurse (2016) ... Jamie
- Best Man (2015) ... Jamie (as BJ Novak)
- Take Me with You (2013) ... Jamie
- Harry & Mindy (2013) ... Jamie
- Harry & Sally (2013) ... Jamie
 2015 Arthur (TV Series)
Mike 'MC' Cramp
- The Last Day: Part 1 and Part 2 (2015) ... Mike 'MC' Cramp
 2014 The Newsroom (TV Series)
Lucas Pruit
- What Kind of Day Has It Been (2014) ... Lucas Pruit
- Oh Shenandoah (2014) ... Lucas Pruit
- Contempt (2014) ... Lucas Pruit
- Main Justice (2014) ... Lucas Pruit
 2014 Community (TV Series)
Mr. Egypt
- Basic Sandwich (2014) ... Mr. Egypt (uncredited)
 2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Alistair Smythe
 2013 Saving Mr. Banks
Robert Sherman
 2013 The Smurfs 2
Baker Smurf (voice)
 2013 The Internship
Male Interviewer
 2005-2013 The Office (TV Series)
Ryan Howard
- Finale (2013) ... Ryan Howard
- New Guys (2012) ... Ryan Howard
- Free Family Portrait Studio (2012) ... Ryan Howard
- Turf War (2012) ... Ryan Howard
- Fundraiser (2012) ... Ryan Howard
 2012 The Dictator (uncredited)
 2011 The Smurfs
Baker (voice)
 2011 The Office: The Girl Next Door (TV Series)
Ryan Howard
- The Story of Subtle Sexuality (2011) ... Ryan Howard
- The Girl Next Door (2011) ... Ryan Howard
 2010 The Office: The 3rd Floor (TV Series)
Ryan Howard
- Moving On (2010) ... Ryan Howard
- The Final Product (2010) ... Ryan Howard
- Lights, Camera, Action! (2010) ... Ryan Howard
 2010 The Office: The Mentor (TV Series)
Ryan Howard
- Lunchtime (2010) ... Ryan Howard
- BFFs? (2010) ... Ryan Howard
 2009 The Office: Subtle Sexuality (TV Series)
Ryan Howard
- The Replacement (2009) ... Ryan Howard
- The Music Video (2009) ... Ryan Howard
- Creative Differences (2009) ... Ryan Howard
 2009 Inglourious Basterds
Pfc. Smithson Utivich
 2007 Reign Over Me
Mr. Fallon
 2007 Knocked Up
Young Doctor
 2006 Unaccompanied Minors
Desk Attendant
 2003 The Offensive Show (TV Movie)
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Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
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Personal Details

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

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

Travel is impossible, but daydreaming about travel is easy. See more »

Trivia:

His parents are both from Jewish families (from Romania, Russia, and Austria). His mother's maiden name, "Manaly", had been "Manalovitz" or "Manalovici" several generations back. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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