Ben Schwartz - Biography

Last Modified: Dec 3, 2020

Ben Schwartz
Profession: Actor, Writer, Director, Producer
Best Known For: Parks and Recreation, House of Lies (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 15, 1981 (age 40)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Ben Schwartz
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, USA
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: N/A
University: Union college
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi-Jewish
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: 74 kg (163.14 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Ben Schwartz?

Ben Schwartz is an actor, writer, director, producer by profession and American by nationality. The Emmy Award-winning personality is well known for his work in Parks and Recreation, Jake and Amir, House of Lies.

Ben Schwartz – Age, Parents, Siblings

Ben Schwartz’s birth took place on September 15, 1981, in The Bronx, New York, USA. His mother worked as a music teacher while his father worked as a social worker before transferring to real estate. 

Other details of his early life including that of his parents, siblings, childhood and the rest of the family have not been shared with the public.

young Ben Schwartz (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

After completing high school education Ben Schwartz went on to study at Union college. He graduated from there with a double major in psychology and anthropology in 2003.

His ethnicity is Ashkenazi-Jewish.

Ben Schwartz – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Ben Schwartz was in a relationship with girlfriend Gina Rodriguez. Rodriguez is an actress of Jane the Virgin fame. The couple dated in 2016 but since have broken up.

Ben Schwartz, Gina Rodriguez in 2016 (Image: US Weekly)

Currently, he is believed to be single and sans wife, children. As he has never been married, divorce is out of context.

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Ben Schwartz – Career

Early Career

Since starting Schwartz’s career in 2006, he had minor roles in TV series Starveillance (2007), Accidentally On Purpose (2009) and films New York City Serenade (2007), Everybody's Fine (2009), Jake and Amir (2009-2015), etc.

He also worked as a freelance writer for Saturday Night Live (SNL) update and Late Show with David Letterman. Ben Schwartz landed his breakthrough role as Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on NBC's Parks and Recreation in 2010.

Ben Schwartz, Joe Kerry co-starred in Parks and Recreation (Image: Pinterest)

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Films, Series

Since then he has had appearances in TV series House of Lies (2012-2016) as Clyde Oberholt, lent his voice in Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (2012-2015), BoJack Horseman (2015-2017), DuckTales (2017), Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2018), Space Force (2020).

Moreover, Ben Schwartz has portrayed characters in Runner Runner (2013), The Intervention (2016), Happy Anniversary (2018), Night School (2018), as Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog (2020), Flora & Ulysses.


Over the course of his career, Ben Schwartz has worked with Thomas Middleditch, Adam Pally, Gil Ozeri, Tika SumpterNeal McDonough etc.

Ben Schwartz, Thomas Middleditch formed a comedy duo (Image: The Boston Globe)


Ben Schwartz has co-written four books - Grandma’s Dead: Breaking Bad News with Baby Animals, Maybe Your Leg Will Grow Back!: Looking on the Bright Side with Baby Animals', Why is Daddy in a Dress?: Asking Awkward Questions with Baby Animals, and Things You Should Already Know About Dating, You F-king Idiot.

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Ben Schwartz – Awards, Nominations

Ben Schwartz has been nominated for three Emmy Awards (2009, 2012, 2017) and won 2009 Emmy - Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.

Ben Schwartz – Net Worth, Salary

His net worth has been estimated at around $3 million while the estimate on his annual salary has not been shared with the public.

Ben Schwartz – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Ben Schwartz has several hundred thousand followers. He also has an official website -

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