B.J. Novak


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B. J. Manaly Novak is a Jewish-American actor, writer and director from Newton, Massachusetts known for playing Ryan Howard from The Office. He wrote several episodes for the show. He also acted in Saving Mr. Banks, Knocked Up, Reign Over Me, The Internship, Inglorious Basterds, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Founder and The Smurfs duology. See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Office Ryan Howard
(2005-2013)
Inglourious Basterds Pfc. Smithson Utivich
(2009)
Saving Mr. Banks Robert Sherman
(2013)
Vengeance Ben Manalowitz
(2022)

Filmography

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 2022/II Vengeance
Ben Manalowitz
 2021 Melinda's Wish (Short)
Bruce (voice)
 2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride (TV Mini Series short)
Count Rugen
- Chapter Six: The Fire Swamp (2020) ... Count Rugen
 2019 Threat Level Midnight: The Movie (TV Short)
Hockey Coach
 2016-2018 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (TV Series)
B.J. Novak
- Oh Nathaniel, It's On! (2018) ... B.J. Novak
- Josh and I Go to Los Angeles! (2016) ... B.J. Novak
 2016 The Founder
Harry J. Sonneborn
 2013-2016 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Jamie
- Revenge of the Nurse (2016) ... Jamie
- Best Man (2015) ... Jamie (as BJ Novak)
- Take Me with You (2013) ... Jamie
- Harry & Mindy (2013) ... Jamie
- Harry & Sally (2013) ... Jamie
 2015 Arthur (TV Series short)
Mike 'MC' Cramp
- The Last Day (2015) ... Mike 'MC' Cramp
 2014 The Newsroom (TV Series)
Lucas Pruit
- What Kind of Day Has It Been (2014) ... Lucas Pruit
- Oh Shenandoah (2014) ... Lucas Pruit
- Contempt (2014) ... Lucas Pruit
- Main Justice (2014) ... Lucas Pruit
 2014 Community (TV Series)
Mr. Egypt
- Basic Sandwich (2014) ... Mr. Egypt (uncredited)
 2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Alistair Smythe
 2013 Saving Mr. Banks
Robert Sherman
 2013 The Smurfs 2
Baker Smurf (voice)
 2013 The Internship
Male Interviewer
 2005-2013 The Office (TV Series)
Ryan Howard
- Finale (2013) ... Ryan Howard
- New Guys (2012) ... Ryan Howard
- Free Family Portrait Studio (2012) ... Ryan Howard
- Turf War (2012) ... Ryan Howard
- Fundraiser (2012) ... Ryan Howard
 2012 The Dictator (uncredited)
 2011 The Smurfs
Baker (voice)
 2011 The Office: The Girl Next Door (TV Series)
Ryan Howard
- The Story of Subtle Sexuality (2011) ... Ryan Howard
- The Girl Next Door (2011) ... Ryan Howard
 2010 The Office: The 3rd Floor (TV Series)
Ryan Howard
- Moving On (2010) ... Ryan Howard
- The Final Product (2010) ... Ryan Howard
- Lights, Camera, Action! (2010) ... Ryan Howard
 2010 The Office: The Mentor (TV Series)
Ryan Howard
- Reimbursements (2010) ... Ryan Howard
- Lunchtime (2010) ... Ryan Howard
- BFFs? (2010) ... Ryan Howard
 2009 The Office: Subtle Sexuality (TV Series)
Ryan Howard
- The Replacement (2009) ... Ryan Howard
- The Music Video (2009) ... Ryan Howard
- Creative Differences (2009) ... Ryan Howard
 2009 Inglourious Basterds
Pfc. Smithson Utivich
 2007 Reign Over Me
Mr. Fallon
 2007 Knocked Up
Young Doctor
 2006 Unaccompanied Minors
Desk Attendant
 2003 The Offensive Show (TV Movie)
 2003 Punk'd (TV Series)
Field Agent
- Episode #2.7 (2003) ... Field Agent
- Episode #2.6 (2003) ... Field Agent
- Episode #2.5 (2003) ... Field Agent
- Episode #2.3 (2003) ... Field Agent
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... Field Agent
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Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

BJ Novak

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Parents:

Novak (Manaly), Linda | William Novak

Relatives:

Jesse Novak (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Travel is impossible, but daydreaming about travel is easy. See more »

Trivia:

Son of Linda and noted ghostwriter William Novak. See more »

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