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 39)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
Years active2003–present
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. He is also known for his role as Jonah in the NBC sitcom Superstore.

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] Since 2014, Feldman has appeared as the recurring character Ron LaFlamme on HBO's Silicon Valley[3] and, since 2015, he has appeared as main character Jonah in the NBC sitcom Superstore.[4]

In addition to acting, Feldman also has his own wine label, Angelica.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Feldman was born in Potomac, Maryland. His father, Robert, runs an advertising agency[6][7] and his maternal aunt, Susan Feniger, is a chef.[8] Feldman was raised in his father's faith, attending Conservative Jewish and Orthodox Jewish denominations.[9][10]

He was involved in camp and school theater from the age of 6, and 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.

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.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Feldman lives in Los Angeles, California, and is co-owner of a wine label called Angelica Cellars.[5] In 2012, he became engaged to Michelle Mulitz.[11] They were married on October 12, 2013, at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, Maryland.[12][13]

In June 2017, it was announced that they were expecting their first child.[14] In November 2017, the couple welcomed their first child, named Charlie. [15] Their second child was born in May 2019.



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


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 Medium Justin Lydecker 3 episodes
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–present Silicon Valley Ron LaFlamme 8 episodes
2014–15 A to Z Andrew Lofland 13 episodes
2015 Childrens Hospital Leo Richie Episode: "Home Life of a Doctor"
2015–present Superstore Jonah Simms Main cast; also director for the episode Lottery
2017 Hollywood Game Night Himself Episode: Super Duper Store Night
2019 Big Hero 6: The Series Chris (voice) 6 episodes
2020 Monsters at Work Tylor Tuskmon (voice)[16] Main cast


  1. ^ "'Drop Dead Diva' says goodbye for now to Fred" Archived 2012-06-17 at the Wayback Machine From (June 4, 2012)
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Ben Feldman on His Big Mad Men and Silicon Valley Night". Vulture. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 13, 2015). "Ben Feldman To Topline NBC Comedy Pilot 'Superstore'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "The People". Angelica Cellars. Archived from the original on 2010-08-22. Retrieved 2010-10-18.
  6. ^ Cline, Elizabeth (25 June 2012). "Q&A – Ben Feldman (Michael Ginsberg)". Mad Men Blog. AMC. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Lieber, Chavie (5 April 2013). "For struggling actor, 'Mad Men' gig's a dream come Jew". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  10. ^ Feniger, Susan (13 March 2013). "Why Is This Night Different From All Others?". Huffington Post Los Angeles. The Blog. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  11. ^ UsWeekly Staff (16 December 2012). "Exclusve: Mad Men Star Ben Feldman Is Engaged to Michelle Mulitz!". UsWeekly. Celebrity News. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  12. ^ Webber, Stephanie (12 October 2013). "Exclusive: Ben Feldman Marries Michelle Mulitz: All the Wedding Details". UsWeekly. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  13. ^ Nahas, Aili (12 October 2013). "Ben Feldman Marries Michelle Mulitz". Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  14. ^ Webber, Stephanie (June 5, 2017). "Ben Feldman, Wife Michelle Mulitz Expecting First Child: See Her Baby Bump!". US Weekly. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
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  16. ^ "'Monsters, Inc.' Voice Cast to Return for Disney+ Series (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-04-09.

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