Ben Feldman

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Ben Feldman
Ben Feldman July 13, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Feldman at NBCUniversal's July 13, 2014 Summer TCA Tour
Born (1980-05-27) May 27, 1980 (age 40)
EducationIthaca College (BFA)
OccupationActor
Years active2003–present
Spouse(s)
Michelle Mulitz
(m. 2013)
Children2

Ben Feldman (born May 27, 1980) is an American actor. Throughout his career, Feldman has undertaken roles on stage, including the Broadway play The Graduate along with more prominent roles in television series such as his role as Jonah Simms in the NBC sitcom Superstore. He has also played lead characters in films including The Perfect Man.

Early life and education[edit]

Feldman was born in Potomac, Maryland. His mother is Kris Feldman,[1] and his father, Robert "Bob" Feldman, runs a Maryland advertising agency.[2][3] Feldman is from a Jewish family and attended Conservative Jewish and Orthodox Jewish synagogues and schools.[4][5] He has a sister, Morgan.[1] His maternal aunt, Susan Feniger, is a chef in Los Angeles.[6]

He was involved in acting camp and school theater from the age of 6. He attended Winston Churchill High School in Potomac. He worked as a camp counselor in the theater and taught a videography class for several summers in Bethesda, and attended Ithaca College in New York, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting.[7]

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.[8]

Career[edit]

From 2009 to 2011, he was a regular on the television series Drop Dead Diva in the role of guardian angel Fred before leaving the series at the start of the fourth season.[9] In April 2012, he joined the cast of AMC's Mad Men as a regular, playing the character Michael Ginsberg.[10] More recently Feldman appeared as Ron LaFlamme on HBO's Silicon Valley[11] from 2014 to 2019, and from 2015 to 2021 played the lead Jonah Simms in the NBC sitcom Superstore.[12]

Other pursuits[edit]

Feldman is co-owner of a wine label, Angelica Cellars.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Feldman resides in Los Angeles, California. In 2012, he became engaged to Michelle Mulitz.[13] They were married on October 12, 2013, at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, Maryland.[14][15]

In June 2017, it was announced that they were expecting their first child.[16] On October 24 2017, their son Charlie was born.[17] Their second child, a daughter named Effie, was born in May 2019.[18]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 When Do We Eat? Zeke
2005 The 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
2013 Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th Himself Documentary film
2014 As Above, So Below George
2015 400 Days Bug Kieslowski
2016 Between Us Henry
2017 Thumper Jimmy

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Less than Perfect Nicholas Episode: "Rules"
2003 Frozen Impact Paramedic
2003 The Mayor Jake Winterhalter
2005–06 Living with Fran Josh Reeves 26 episodes
2007 Numbers Seth Marlowe Episode: "Graphic"
2007 Them Floyd Grunwald
2007 Can Openers Mike
2008 Las Vegas Herbert Episode: "Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast"
2008 The New Adventures of Old Christine Timmy Episode: "The New Adventures of Old Christine"
2009 See Kate Run Dan Carver
2009–14 Drop Dead Diva Fred 38 episodes
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jason Devereaux Episode: "Working Stiffs"
2011 Love Bites Sam Episode: "Stand and Deliver"
2012–14 Mad Men Michael Ginsberg 22 episodes
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (2012)
2013 Major Crimes Jason Andrews Episode: "Under the Influence"
2013 The Mindy Project Jason Richmond 2 episodes
2014–2019 Silicon Valley Ron LaFlamme 13 episodes
2014–15 A to Z Andrew Lofland 13 episodes
2015 Childrens Hospital Leo Richie Episode: "Home Life of a Doctor"
2015–2021 Superstore Jonah Simms Main cast, 113 episodes; also director for the episodes Lottery and Carol's Back
2017 Hollywood Game Night Himself Episode: Super Duper Store Night
2019 Big Hero 6: The Series Chris Voice; 6 episodes
2021 Monsters at Work Tylor Tuskmon Voice;[19] Main cast

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Feldman, Ben (October 1, 2020). "Ben Feldman's dad spreads the love... with gravy?!". Celebrity Family Feud. FamilyFeud. Retrieved January 12, 2021 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ Cline, Elizabeth (25 June 2012). "Q&A – Ben Feldman (Michael Ginsberg)". Mad Men Blog. AMC. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Lieber, Chavie (5 April 2013). "For struggling actor, 'Mad Men' gig's a dream come Jew". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  5. ^ Feniger, Susan (13 March 2013). "Why Is This Night Different From All Others?". Huffington Post Los Angeles. The Blog. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  6. ^ Hamm, Liza (5 April 2013). "Mad Men-Inspired Recipes Straight from Jon Hamm's Former Workplace". People. TV Watch: Celebrity Diners Club. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  7. ^ Heil, Emily (October 2, 2014). "D.C. native Ben Feldman on visits home, his new sitcom, and that nipple in a box". The Washington Post.
  8. ^ a b "The People". angelicacellars.com. Angelica Cellars. Archived from the original on 2010-08-22. Retrieved 2010-10-18.
  9. ^ "'Drop Dead Diva' says goodbye for now to Fred". gather.com. June 4, 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-06-17.
  10. ^ Nelson, Liz Kelly. "'Mad Men': 'Drop Dead Diva's' Ben Feldman joins the cast". Zap2It. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  11. ^ "Ben Feldman on His Big Mad Men and Silicon Valley Night". Vulture.com. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 13, 2015). "Ben Feldman To Topline NBC Comedy Pilot 'Superstore'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  13. ^ UsWeekly Staff (16 December 2012). "Exclusve: Mad Men Star Ben Feldman Is Engaged to Michelle Mulitz!". UsWeekly. Celebrity News. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  14. ^ Webber, Stephanie (12 October 2013). "Exclusive: Ben Feldman Marries Michelle Mulitz: All the Wedding Details". UsWeekly. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  15. ^ Nahas, Aili (12 October 2013). "Ben Feldman Marries Michelle Mulitz". People.com. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  16. ^ Webber, Stephanie (June 5, 2017). "Ben Feldman, Wife Michelle Mulitz Expecting First Child: See Her Baby Bump!". US Weekly. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  17. ^ Juneau, Jen (November 15, 2017). "Ben Feldman Welcomes Son Charlie Milton — See His First Photos". People.com. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  18. ^ Juneau, Jen (May 6, 2019). "Ben Feldman and Wife Michelle Welcome a Daughter". People.com. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  19. ^ "'Monsters, Inc.' Voice Cast to Return for Disney+ Series (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-04-09.

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