Ben Koldyke

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Benjamin Koldyke
Born (1971-03-27) March 27, 1971 (age 43)
Chicago, Illinois, US
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present

Benjamin "Ben" Koldyke (born March 27, 1971) is an American actor.

Life and career[edit]

Koldyke was born in Chicago, Illinois. Before acting career, Koldyke was a high school English teacher and football coach in Chicago.[1] 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.[2]

Koldyke starred as lead character in short-lived ABC comedy series Work It in 2012.[3] 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.[4][5][1]



Year Title Role Notes
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


Year Title Role Notes
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


  1. ^ a b "ABC Medianet". ABC Medianet. 2013-05-18. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  2. ^ Waterman, Lauren (2001-01-30). "Ben Koldyke Talks Dale’s Twist on Big Love and Getting Naked in How I Met Your Mother". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  3. ^ Andriakos, Jacqueline (2012-01-14). "Work it is cancelled by ABC | Inside TV |". Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "John Requa & Glenn Ficarra To Direct ABC's Cullen Brothers Comedy Pilot". Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  5. ^ Pehanick, Maggie (2012-03-13). "Back in the Game TV Show Review". Retrieved 2013-08-14. 

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