Ben Falcone

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Ben Falcone
Falcone in 2016
Benjamin Scott Falcone

(1973-08-25) August 25, 1973 (age 50)
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • filmmaker
Years active2001–present
(m. 2005)

Benjamin Scott Falcone (born August 25, 1973) is an American actor, comedian and filmmaker. He is married to actress Melissa McCarthy, with whom he frequently collaborates. Falcone made his directorial debut in 2014 with Tammy, which he co-wrote with McCarthy, and he also directed, co-wrote, and produced The Boss, Life of the Party, Superintelligence, and Thunder Force, all of which starred McCarthy. In 2022, Falcone starred in Netflix series God's Favorite Idiot, which he created.

He has also had cameos in Bridesmaids, Identity Thief, The Heat, Spy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and Nine Perfect Strangers, all of which starred his wife.

Personal life[edit]

Falcone was born in Carbondale, Illinois, the son of Peg and Steve Falcone.[1] He is of Italian, English, German, and Irish descent.[2]

Falcone married his longtime girlfriend, actress Melissa McCarthy, on October 8, 2005. They have two children.[3]



Year Title Director Writer Producer
2014 Tammy Yes Yes Executive
2016 The Boss Yes Yes Yes
2018 Life of the Party Yes Yes Yes
The Happytime Murders No No Yes
2020 Superintelligence Yes No Yes
2021 Thunder Force Yes Yes Yes
Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed No No Yes
TBA Margie Claus[4] Yes Yes Yes

Acting roles


Year Title Director Executive
Writer Notes
2011–2012 The Looney Tunes Show No No Yes 14 episodes
2017–2018 Nobodies Yes Yes No Pilot episode
2022 God's Favorite Idiot No Yes Yes Creator and star

Acting roles


  1. ^ Rush, Linda (July 7, 2011). "Local actor, wife each have roles in 'Bridesmaids'". The Southern Illinoisan.
  2. ^ "Adorable Details About Melissa McCarthy's Relationship With Husband, Ben Falcone". YourTango. 2020-11-11. Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  3. ^ "Ben Falcone". The Groundlings Theatre & School. 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  4. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (June 8, 2017). "Melissa McCarthy Christmas Comedy 'Margie Claus' To Deck Theaters November 2019". Deadline. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
  5. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 20, 2018). "Warner Bros Dates Melissa McCarthy Comedy 'Superintelligence' & Michael B. Jordan's 'Just Mercy'". Deadline. Retrieved April 20, 2018.

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