B.J. Novak

  • a.k.a. Benjamin Joseph Manaly
  • B.J. Novak
  • BJ Novak

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Benjamin Joseph Manaly "B. J." Novak (born July 31, 1979) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter, and director from Newton, Massachusetts. He is widely known for his contributions to the U.S. version of The Office from 2005 to 2013, being a writer, co-executive producer for and playing the role of Ryan Howard on the series. He is also known to international audiences for appearing in the Quentin Tarantino film Inglourious Basterds (2009).

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Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.



CharacterMovie / TV ShowGenresReleaseRating
Allistar SmytheThe Amazing Spider-Man 264% · 8,986
Male InterviewerThe Internship62% · 3,197
(uncredited)The Dictator61% · 4,165
Baker Smurf (voice)The Smurfs57% · 2,773
SelfCommunityTV79% · 738
Ryan HowardThe OfficeTV195 Episodes85% · 1,442


DepartmentJobMovie / TV ShowGenresReleaseRating
DirectingDirectorThe OfficeTV7 Episodes85% · 1,442
ProductionProducerThe OfficeTV195 Episodes85% · 1,442
WritingExecutive Story EditorThe OfficeTV3 Episodes85% · 1,442
WriterThe OfficeTV14 Episodes85% · 1,442
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