March 27, 1971 |
Chicago, Illinois, US
Benjamin "Ben" Koldyke (born March 27, 1971) is an American actor.
Life and career
Koldyke was born in Chicago, Illinois. Before acting career, Koldyke was a high school English teacher and football coach in Chicago. He appeared in recurring roles as Dale Tomasson in the HBO series Big Love and as Don Frank in the CBS series How I Met Your Mother.
Koldyke starred as lead character in short-lived ABC comedy series Work It in 2012. He later guest-starred in HBO's The Newsroom, and in 2013 was cast in another ABC sitcom Back in the Game opposite Maggie Lawson and James Caan.
|2000||The Next Best Thing||Kelly's Boyfriend|
|2000||Thirteen Days||RF-8 Pilot|
|2001||Red Zone||Dutch Van Roble||Also writer and director|
|2002||Osama Bin Laden: Behind the Madness||Writer and director|
|2003||Say I Do||Ben|
|2003||Stuck on You||Officer Tommy Johnson|
|2008||Jedi Gym||Master Flynn||Short film, also writer and director|
|2002||24||LAPD Officer||Episode: "Day 2: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m."|
|2009||Boldly Going Nowhere||TV pilot|
|2009||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Sean||Episode: "The Gang Exploits the Mortgage Crisis"|
|2009||The Big D||Will Dupree||TV pilot|
|2009||This Little Piggy||TV pilot|
|2010||Big Love||Dale Tomasson||5 episodes|
|2009-2010||How I Met Your Mother||Don Frank||6 episodes|
|2012||Work It||Lee Standish||Series regular, 11 episodes|
|2013||The Newsroom||Cyrus West||Episode: "First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers"|
|2013 -||Back in the Game||Dick Slingbaugh||Series regular|
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- Andriakos, Jacqueline (2012-01-14). "Work it is cancelled by ABC | Inside TV | EW.com". Insidetv.ew.com. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
- Andreeva, Nellie. "John Requa & Glenn Ficarra To Direct ABC's Cullen Brothers Comedy Pilot". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-08-14.
- Pehanick, Maggie (2012-03-13). "Back in the Game TV Show Review". Buzzsugar.com. Retrieved 2013-08-14.