Ben Schwartz is an American comedian, writer and actor best known for his television roles as Bill Hoyt in Undercovers, as Jean-Ralphio in Parks and Recreation and as management consultant Clyde Oberholt in the dark comedy television series House of Lies.
Born and raised in New York, Schwartz is an award-winning, multi-faceted talent who acts, writes and directs.
Among his feature film credits are Everybody's Fine with Robert DeNiro and Peep World with Rainn Wilson, Michael C. Hall and Sarah Silverman.
On television, Schwartz has appeared in guest-starring roles on NBC's Parks and Recreation and Accidentally on Purpose. Schwartz also had his own segment on HBO's Funny or Die Presents, called Terrible Decisions with Ben Schwartz.
Schwartz earned an Emmy Award for his writing contributions on Hugh Jackman's opening number for the 2009 Academy Awards.
He was a staff writer for the third season of Adult Swim's Robot Chicken and served as a freelance writer for Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update as well as the monologue for The Late Show with David Letterman.
He has published two books with Harper Collins: Grandma's Dead: Breaking Bad News with Baby Animals and Why is Daddy in a Dress: Asking Awkward Questions with Baby Animals.
Schwartz is an alumnus of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and continues to perform there regularly. He currently resides in Los Angeles.