Ben Feldman Wiki Bio
American actor and producer Ben Feldman was born in Potomac, Maryland USA on 27 May 1980, making his zodiac sign Gemini. He’s appeared in nearly 50 TV series and movies, but is perhaps still known best for portraying Richie in the 2009 mystery horror thriller movie “Friday the 13th”, which starred Amanda Righetti and Jared Padalecki, and was directed by Marcus Nispel. It follows several friends as they’re camping at Crystal Lake, while they’ve now encountered the serial killer Jason Voorhees; the film won two of its seven award nominations.
Education and early life
Ben was raised in Potomac alongside his sister Morgan Leiter, by their father Robert ‘Bob’ Feldman who’s the owner of an advertising agency, and mother Marcia Muir Mitchell who’s an author; Ben’s sister’s a fashion designer, and their stepmother Kris Feldman’s a realtor.
He joined his elementary school’s drama club as soon as he enrolled, aged six, while he went on to attend an acting camp every year. Ben continued his education at Winston Churchill High School, and was into several activities there, including dancing and running track.
He matriculated in 1998 and then enrolled at Ithaca College in New York State, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting in 2002; Ben then moved to New York City and appeared in several Broadway plays, while he then moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue acting on TV.
Roles in movies
Ben’s debut film role was playing Paramedic in the 2003 romantic thriller “Frozen Impact”, and his following roles were in the 2003 comedy “The Mayor”, the 2005 comedy “When Do We Eat?” and the 2005 romantic family comedy “The Perfect Man”.
The year 2008 saw him play Travis in the critically acclaimed action adventure horror “Cloverfield”, which starred Jessica Lucas and Mike Vogel, and was directed by Matt Reeves. It follows a monster attack on New York City, and a group of friends who’ve embarked on a rescue mission; the film won five of its 39 award nominations. The remainder of the decade saw Ben appear in the 2008 comedy “Extreme Movie”, the 2009 drama “Can Openers” and another 2009 drama “See Kate Run”.
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He played George in the 2014 mystery horror thriller “As Above, So Below”, written and directed by John Erick Dowdle, and which starred Ben Feldman and Perdita Weeks. It follows a group of explorers who’ve ventured into the catacombs beneath Paris, France, and the film won one of its seven award nominations.
Ben’s also known for playing Bug in the 2015 science fiction mystery thriller “400 Days”, written and directed by Matt Osterman, and which starred Brandon Routh, Dane Cook and Caity Lotz. It follows four astronauts who’re about to complete their 400-day mission simulation, but have begun suspecting that something’s wrong; the film was nominated for a 2016 Golden Trailer Award for Best International Poster.
Ben’s three most recent film roles have been in 2017 – the short comedies “The Kellyanne Conway Story: Exclusive Trailer” and “Linds”, and the 2023 romantic adventure comedy “A Tourist’s Guide to Love”.
Roles in TV series
Ben’s debut TV series role was playing Nicholas in the 2003 episode “Rules” of the comedy “Less Than Perfect”, and from 2005 through 2007, he starred as Josh Reeves in all the 26 episodes of the romantic comedy “Living with Fran”, created by Josh H. Etting and David Garrett, and which also starred Fran Drescher and Ryan McPartlin; it follows a single mother of two who’s fallen for a man half her age.
The remainder of the decade saw Ben appear in an episode of the crime mystery “Numb3rs”, the crime drama “Las Vegas” and the comedy “The New Adventures of Old Christine”.
From 2012 through 2014, he played Michael Ginsberg in 29 episodes of the drama “Mad Men”, which starred Elisabeth Moss and Jon Hamm, and was created by Matthew Weiner. It follows the people working at the most successful New York City’s ad agency in the ‘60s, it aired from 2007 through 2015 and won 143 of its 549 award nominations.
From 2015 through 2021, he starred as Jonah in all the 113 episodes of the popular comedy “Superstore”, which also starred Colton Dunn and Lauren Ash, and was created by Justin Spitzer. The series follows a group of people employed at a big box store, and it won six of its 30 award nominations.
Ben’s three most recent TV series roles have been in two episodes of the 2022 biographical drama “Super Pumped”, and in the same year two episodes of the animated comedy “Tuca & Bertie” (voice role), and the 2023 episode “Going Green” of the comedy “American Auto”.
Ben produced 36 and directed two episodes of the series “Superstore” between 2018 and 2021.
Some of his recent talk-show appearances have been in “Entertainment Tonight”, “Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered” and “Guy’s Ultimate Game Night”.
Awards and nominations
Ben’s been nominated for three awards: a 2012 Gold Derby Award for Drama Guest Actor, a 2012 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series and a 2013 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (shared with colleagues), all for his performance in “Mad Men”.
Love life and wife
Ben can rarely he heard speaking about his love life in public, but has still allowed his fans a glimpse into it. He and American actress Michelle Mulitz revealed in 2012 that they had become engaged, and they exchanged vows in a private ceremony at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, Maryland on 12 October 2013. Michelle’s had roles in four movies and three TV series, and is probably known best for appearing in an episode of the series “NCIS”, “Numb3rs”, and in “Necessary Roughness”.
She gave birth to their son Charlie Milton Feldman on 24 October 2017, and their daughter Effie followed in May 2019.
Ben’s yet to speak about the women whom he had dated prior to meeting Michelle, he’s married to Michelle Mulitz as of May 2023, and they have two children together.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Wine is Ben’s favorite drink, and he and his best friend, American actor Eduardo Porto Carreiro are owners of their own wine label – Angelica Cellars.
Ben’s followed by over 300,000 people on Instagram, and has posted close to 400 pictures and videos onto the network, with most of these featuring him spending time with his wife.
He loves to spend his spare time in nature, and is a huge lover of animals; he enjoys taking his family on trips into the wilderness in his spare time.
Ben’s favorite season is summer, as he likes to be with his wife and children at the beach.
He’s a philanthropist, and has volunteered at several charity organizations together with his wife.
Ben’s favorite actor is Steve Carell, while some of his favorite movies include “Despicable Me”, “Over the Hedge” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Ben’s age is 42. He has brown eyes and black hair, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs around 160lbs (72kgs).
Ben’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1.5 million, as of May 2023.