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B.J. Novak Biography

  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Screenwriter
  • Born: Jul 31, 1979
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

B.J. Novak plays permanently apathetic temp Ryan so well on the hit comedy [[Feature~V326360~The Office~theoffice[tvseries]]], that you'd never guess he's actually a producer of the show. The actor and comedian grew up near Boston in the suburb of Newton, and graduated from high school with his [[Feature~V326360~Office~theoffice[tvseries]]] co-star [[Performer~P418679~John Krasinski~johnkrasinski]]. He then attended Harvard University, where he earned a degree in English and Spanish Literature, graduating in 2001. Novak worked in standup comedy and joined the show [[Feature~V289405~Punk'd~punkd[tvseries]]] in 2002, where he helped pull pranks on celebrities like [[Performer~P263869~Hilary Duff~hilaryduff]] and [[Performer~P372547~Mya~mya]]. In 2005, he joined the team of [[Feature~V326360~The Office~theoffice[tvseries]]] as not only a cast member but also a producer and occasional writer. He also began making appearances in movies like [[Feature~V359951~Reign Over Me~reignoverme]], [[Feature~V347981~Knocked Up~knockedup]], and Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi