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B.J.’s full name is Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak. His family and some of his friends call him “Ben” or “Benny.”
He can currently be seen on “The Office” on NBC on Tuesdays at 9:30pm. He plays Ryan the temp. He is also a writer for that show.
B.J. was best known for his episodes of “Punk’d” on MTV as the driving instructor with Hilary Duff and many other classics including the pranks with Usher, Missy Elliot, Rachel Leigh Cook, Bow Wow, Mya, and Dave Mirra!
He is also a standup comedian who was on “The Conan O’ Brien Show” and other shows.
His favorite color is blue! He is also partial to black and white.
He grew up near Boston, in the city of Newton, Massachusetts. He has two brothers – Jesse, age 22, and Lev, age 13 – and a sister, Keough, 16.
He went to Harvard University! He graduated with a degree in English and Spanish literature! He wrote a thesis about the films of Hamlet.
He is best friends with celebrity Bob Saget.
B.J. made his first onstage performance as a standup comedian on October 10, 2001 at the Hollywood Youth Hostel in Los Angeles. B.J. soon began winning fans for his unique take on major issues of the day (“Battered women? Sounds delicious”) and for his feel-good crowd-work as the “compliment comic.” Within months, he was a fixture at the major comedy clubs of Los Angeles, including The Improv and The Laugh Factory, and a favorite everywhere from the mainstream Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach to elite Hollywood’s top “alternative room” at M Bar. In July of 2003, he was named to Variety’s list of “Ten Comics to Watch.”