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Henry Jon Benjamin (born May 23, 1966), known professionally as H. Jon Benjamin, is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He is known for his voice-over roles as Jason and Coach McGuirk on Home Movies, Ben on Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Carl on Family Guy, as well as various roles on the sketch comedy series Important Things with Demetri Martin. He is the voice of Sterling Archer in FX's 2010 animated series Archer.

Life and career

Benjamin was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. His comedy career began at age twenty-four in Boston where he was in a comedy duo with Sam Seder, then a member of Cross Comedy, a comedy team led by David Cross. For approximately the first seven years of his career, Benjamin almost exclusively worked in groups rather than independently. Afterwards, his independent work remained more experimental, rejecting traditional styles of stand-up comedy.

Benjamin's live projects include the Midnight Pajama Jam, a show performed in New York City with Jon Glaser, and Tinkle, a show combining stand-up comedy and live music co-hosted by Todd Barry and David Cross. A Midnight Pajama Jam DVD is currently in production. He and Cross also appear together on Invite Them Up.

He was the guest on Space Ghost Coast to Coast in its eighty-first episode "King Dead" on December 17, 1999 where Zorak and Moltar kidnapped him. He has appeared in the television show Cheap Seats, on ESPN Classic, as "Gene Stapleton" and "Rabbi Marc Shalowitz". He co-starred in Todd Barry's short film Borrowing Saffron, and portrayed a hallucinatory talking can of vegetables with a shameful habit of autofellatio in the film Wet Hot American Summer. He also made short cameos in Not Another Teen Movie as the football trainer and on the FX Network dramedy Rescue Me as the pimp "F-bomb" in season two. He is currently a writer and actor in the sketch MTV show Human Giant. He can also be seen in Turbocharge- the Unauthorized Story of the Cars, a comedy biopic about 80's rock band The Cars, playing the role of Cars' manager Elliot Roberts in his usual deadpan comedic delivery.[1]

Benjamin has done a lot of voice work in animated TV shows. His credits include starring roles in several Soup2Nuts cartoon shows, such as Science Court, Home Movies, O'Grady, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, and Assy McGee. He also co-created the show Freak Show with his friend David Cross. Benjamin also starred as the Devil (and multiple other roles) in Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil, which ran for one season on Adult Swim beginning September 9, 2007. Benjamin also plays a recurring character on the PBS Kids series WordGirl and is the announcer for The Sam Seder Show and the now defunct The Majority Report, both on Air America Radio. He also does the voice of "Shelly", Sam Seder's accountant, on Maron v Seder. As well as voicing the role of Orfeus' master in "The Venture Brothers".

Benjamin has made guest appearances in several animated shows. He was in the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episodes Bus of the Undead and The Last One as Mothmonsterman, in Broodwich as Mr. Sticks, in "Bible Fruit" as Mortimer Mango, and played the role of live action Master Shake in Last Last One Forever and Ever (credited as Capt. Turd Mahoy by Adult Swim). He also made a cameo appearance as a government agent in the film "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters" alongside frequent collaborator Jon Glaser. He recently guest-starred in Family Guy as Carl, a movie trivia obsessed convenience store clerk who also portrayed Yoda in the Star Wars parody episode "Something, Something, Something, Dark Side". Other notable recent appearances include The Venture Bros., in the episodes "Escape to the House of Mummies Part II," "I Know Why the Caged Bird Kills," and "The Better Man," in which he played Dr. Orpheus's master (who appears in the form of Cerberus, Catherine the Great's horse, and, in The Better Man, both Dr. Orpheus's ex-wife and a future Dean Venture, respectively). He also appeared in the Stella short "Bar" which can be found as an easter egg on the Season 1 DVD. As of 2009, Benjamin stars on the Comedy Central sketch/variety show Important Things with Demetri Martin and has nearly as much screen time as Martin himself.

Benjamin was featured in a Super Bowl XLIII Bud Light commercial with Conan O'Brien[2] and was responsible for the McCain Girls[3] videos on YouTube.[4] He plays the voice of Sterling Archer, a secret agent in the FX series Archer that first aired January 14, 2010.[5]

Benjamin is currently working on a new sketch comedy show he created for Comedy Central called Jon Benjamin Has a Van, which has recently been ordered for 10 episodes, it is expected to begin airing in summer 2011.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Other notes
2011 Jon Benjamin Has a Van Himself/Various Star
Creator
Upcoming Comedy Central show
2010 Soul Quest Overdrive Mortimer Co-Creator
Co-Writer
Voice only
Upcoming Adult Swim series
2010 Bob's Burgers Bob Belcher Voice Actor
2009–present Important Things with Demetri Martin Various characters Writer
Various characters
Senior/Co-Producer
Sketch comedy series
Archer Agent Sterling Archer Voice only
2010 Emmy Nomination, Voice Over Performance
Michael and Michael Have Issues Larry Guest Appearance
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Live-action Master Shake Credited as Capt. Turd Mahoy
Parks and Recreation Scott Braddock Guest Appearance
Something, Something, Something, Dark Side Yoda Voice only
Turbocharge: the Unauthorized Story of the Cars Dance Instructor Actor
2007–present WordGirl Various characters; Reginald Voice only
Animated series
Human Giant Various characters Actor
Writer
Sketch comedy series
2006–present Family Guy Carl Voice only
Animated series
2006–2008 Assy McGee The Mayor
Various characters
Voice actor
Writer
Consulting producer
Animated series
2007 The Ten Lying Rhyno Voice Actor
Film
2007 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters CIA Agent #1 Voice only
Animated film
Credited as
H. Jon Benjamin
2006–2009 The Venture Bros. The Master Voice only
Animated series
Credited as
H. Jon Benjamin
2006 Freak Show Tuck
Various characters
Creator
Writer
Executive producer
Voice actor
Animated series
2005–2007 Lucy, The Daughter of the Devil Satan
Special Father #1
Various characters
Voice actor
Additional Material
Creative Consultant
2005 Rescue Me Gary Actor
TV series
2005 Bleach Various Characters Voice only
Animated series
2004–2006 Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker Rabbi Marc Shalowitz
Score Settler
Beamy
Actor
TV series
2004–2006 O'Grady Kevin Harnisch
Iris
Philip
Voice actor
Animated series
2004 New York Minute Vendor Actor
film
2002 Saddle Rash Gummy
Tommy Morgan
Voice actor
Additional material
TV Pilot
2002 Martin & Orloff Keith Actor
film
2002 Not Another Teen Movie Trainer Actor
film
2001–present Aqua Teen Hunger Force Mothmonster man
Mr. Sticks
Mortimer Mango
Master Shake (Live-Action episode)
Voice Actor
Animated Series
Credited as
H. Jon Benjamin
2001 Wet Hot American Summer Can of Vegetables Actor
Film
2000 Happy Accidents Reveler #1 Actor
film
1999–2004 Home Movies Coach John McGuirk
Jason Penopolis
Walter
Various characters
Voice actor
Writer
Producer
Animated series
Credited as
H. Jon Benjamin
1999 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Himself Guest
TV Series
1999 The Dick & Paula Celebrity Special Various characters Voices actor
Writer
TV series
1998 Upright Citizens Brigade Various characters Voice only
1998 Sex and the City Jeff Actor
TV series
1998–2000 Late Night with Conan O' Brien Writer
Late Night Talk show
1997 The Jenny McCarthy Show Various characters Actor
Sketch comedy series
1997 Science Court Various characters voice only
Animated series
1995 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Ben
Various characters
Voice Actor
Writer
Animated Series

References

  1. "Welcome to TURBOCHARGE The Movie". Turbochargethemovie.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  2. "Super Bowl 43 ad: Budweiser Bud Light - Conan O'brien 'Vroom Vroom Party Starter'" (Video). YouTube.com. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  3. "McCaingirls's Channel". YouTube.com. 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  4. "Just because". SamSederShow.com. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  5. "Archer reviews at". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 

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External links

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