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About B.J. Novak

B.J.'s full name is Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak. His family and some of his friends call him "Ben" or "Benny."

He played Ryan the temp for eight seasons on "The Office" and was also a writer for that show.

B.J. was also known for his episodes of "Punk'd" on MTV as the driving instructor with Hilary Duff and many other classics including pranks with Usher, Missy Elliot, Rachel Leigh Cook, Bow Wow, Mya, and Dave Mirra!

He is also a stand-up comedian who was on "Late Night With Conan O' Brien" and other shows.

His favorite color is blue! He is also partial to black and white.

He grew up near Boston, in the city of Newton, MA. He has two brothers: Jesse and Lev. He also has a younger sister named Keough.

He went to Harvard University! He graduated with a degree in English and Spanish literature! He wrote a thesis about the films of Hamlet.

He is best friends with celebrity Bob Saget.

B.J. made his first onstage performance as a stand-up comedian on October 10, 2001, at the... Read More »















B.J.'s full name is Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak. His family and some of his friends call him "Ben" or "Benny."

He played Ryan the temp for eight seasons on "The Office" and was also a writer for that show.

B.J. was also known for his episodes of "Punk'd" on MTV as the driving instructor with Hilary Duff and many other classics including pranks with Usher, Missy Elliot, Rachel Leigh Cook, Bow Wow, Mya, and Dave Mirra!

He is also a stand-up comedian who was on "Late Night With Conan O' Brien" and other shows.

His favorite color is blue! He is also partial to black and white.

He grew up near Boston, in the city of Newton, MA. He has two brothers: Jesse and Lev. He also has a younger sister named Keough.

He went to Harvard University! He graduated with a degree in English and Spanish literature! He wrote a thesis about the films of Hamlet.

He is best friends with celebrity Bob Saget.

B.J. made his first onstage performance as a stand-up comedian on October 10, 2001, at the Hollywood Youth Hostel in Los Angeles. B.J. soon began winning fans for his unique take on major issues of the day ("Battered women? Sounds delicious.") and for his feel-good crowd-work as the "compliment comic." Within months, he was a fixture at the major comedy clubs of Los Angeles, including The Improv and The Laugh Factory, and a favorite everywhere from the mainstream Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach to elite Hollywood's top "alternative room" at M Bar. In July of 2003, he was named to Variety's list of "10 Comics to Watch." His birthday is July 31.