Ben Feldman (actor)

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Ben Feldman
Ben Feldman July 13, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Feldman at NBCUniversal's 2014 Summer TCA Tour in July 2014
Born (1980-05-27) May 27, 1980 (age 34)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Michelle Mulitz (m. 2013)

Ben Feldman (born May 27, 1980) is an American actor. He has done stage acting, including the Broadway play The Graduate along with Alicia Silverstone and Kathleen Turner. He also played a leading character in The Perfect Man and portrayed Fran Drescher's son on the television series Living with Fran.

From 2009 to 2011, he was a regular on the television series Drop Dead Diva in the role of guardian angel Fred. Feldman left the series at the start of the fourth season, although he made occasional appearances.[1] In April 2012, he joined the cast of AMC's Mad Men as a regular, playing the character Michael Ginsberg.[2] In addition to acting, he also has his own wine label, Angelica Cellars.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Feldman was born in Washington, D.C. His father, Robert, runs an ad agency[4][5] and his maternal aunt is chef Susan Feniger.[6] Feldman was raised in his father's Jewish faith, attending Conservative and Orthodox denominations.[7][8] He was involved in camp and school theater from the age of six, and attended Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland. He worked as a camp counselor in the theater and taught a videography class for several summers in Bethesda, Maryland. He attended Ithaca College in New York, where he received a bachelor of fine arts in acting. After graduating, he moved to New York City, where he performed on Broadway and eventually moved to Los Angeles to act in film and television.[3]

Feldman lives in Los Angeles, California, and is co-owner of a wine label called Angelica Cellars.[3] In 2012, Feldman became engaged to Michelle Mulitz.[9] They were married on October 12, 2013 at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, Maryland.[10][11]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2005 When Do We Eat? Zeke
2005 Perfect Man, TheThe Perfect Man Adam Forrest
2008 Cloverfield Travis Marello
2008 Extreme Movie Len
2009 Friday the 13th Richie
2011 Limited Chernin Short film
2012 Sluts, Bitches and Whores! Dan Short film
2012 Departure Date Young Jake Short film
2014 As Above, So Below George
2014 400 Days Bug Post-Production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Less than Perfect Nicholas Episode: "Rules"
2005–2006 Living with Fran Josh Reeves Main cast; 26 episodes
2007 Numbers Seth Marlowe Episode: "Graphic"
2008 Las Vegas Herbert Episode: "Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast"
2008 New Adventures of Old Christine, TheThe New Adventures of Old Christine Timmy Episode: "The New Adventures of Old Christine"
2009 Medium Justin Lydecker 3 episodes
2009–2012,
2014
Drop Dead Diva Fred Main cast (seasons 2–3); recurring (seasons 1 and 4); guest star (season 6); 38 episodes
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jason Devereaux Episode: "Working Stiffs"
2011 Love Bites Sam Episode: "Stand and Deliver"
2012–present Mad Men Michael Ginsberg Recurring (season 5); main cast (season 6–present)
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (2012)
2013 Major Crimes Jason Andrews Episode: "Under the Influence"
2013 Mindy Project, TheThe Mindy Project Jason Richman 2 episodes
2014 Silicon Valley Ron LaFlamme Episode: "Fiduciary Duties"
2014–2015 A to Z Andrew Main cast
Television Movies
Year Title Role
2003 Frozen Impact Paramedic
2003 The Mayor Jake Winterhalter
2007 Them Floyd Grunwald
2007 Can Openers Mike
2009 See Kate Run Dan Carver

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Drop Dead Diva' says goodbye for now to Fred" From Gather.com (June 4, 2012)
  2. ^ Nelson, Liz Kelly. "'Mad Men': 'Drop Dead Diva's' Ben Feldman joins the cast". Zap2It. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "The People". Angelica Cellars. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  4. ^ Cline, Elizabeth (25 June 2012). "Q&A – Ben Feldman (Michael Ginsberg)". Mad Men Blog. AMC. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Lieber, Chavie (21 March 2013). "Ben Feldman hams up the Jew factor on ‘Mad Men’". JTA: The Global Jewish News Source. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Hamm, Liza (5 April 2013). "Mad Men-Inspired Recipes Straight from Jon Hamm's Former Workplace". People Magazine. TV Watch: Celebrity Diners Club. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  7. ^ Lieber, Chavie (5 April 2013). "For struggling actor, ‘Mad Men’ gig’s a dream come Jew". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Feniger, Susan (13 March 2013). "Why Is This Night Different From All Others?". Huffington Post Los Angeles. The Blog. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  9. ^ UsWeekly Staff (16 December 2012). "Exclusve: Mad Men Star Ben Feldman Is Engaged to Michelle Mulitz!". UsWeekly. Celebrity News. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  10. ^ Webber, Stephanie (12 October 2013). "Exclusive: Ben Feldman Marries Michelle Mulitz: All the Wedding Details". UsWeekly. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  11. ^ Nahas, Aili (12 October 2013). "Ben Feldman Marries Michelle Mulitz". People.com. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 

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