Ben Feldman Biography

Ben Feldman is an American actor, best known for his performance as ‘Michael Ginsberg’ in the series ‘Mad Men.’ Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family, personal life, career, and achievements.

Ben Feldman
Quick Facts

Birthday: May 27, 1980

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors Directors

Age: 39 Years, 39 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Gemini

Born in: Washington, D.C., United States

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Males

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Michelle Mulitz (m. 2013)

father: Robert

children: Charlie Milton Feldman

U.S. State: Washington

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Ben Feldman is an American actor, best known for his role as a Jewish copywriter named ‘Michael Ginsberg’ in ‘Mad Men,’ a widely acclaimed period-drama series based on people working at Madison Avenue and how they shaped the American advertising industry in the 1960s. He was also a regular in the TV series ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ until he left the show at the start of its fourth season. He currently plays ‘Ron LaFlamme’ in ‘HBO's top comedy series ‘Silicon Valley’ and ‘Jonah,’ the leading character, in the ‘NBC’ sitcom ‘Superstore.’ Feldman started his acting career with theater at the age of 6, when a camp counselor convinced him to participate in a production of the musical ‘Annie.’ This led to him to participate in the school theater program in high school. He also hosted his school’s yearly stage production, ‘Blast from the Past.’ He got his first acting job in ‘Broadway,’ after attending film school in New York, and eventually moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and TV. Besides acting, Feldman loves food and wine. He also loves to travel. He has his own wine brand in partnership with a close friend.

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Ben Feldman
Childhood & Early Life
  • Ben was born on May 27, 1980, in Potomac, Maryland. His father, Robert Feldman, was an advertising agent, who raised him according to Orthodox and Conservative Jewish traditions.
  • He attended the ‘Winston Churchill High School’ in Potomac and later worked as a theater camp counselor and taught videography classes in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • After receiving his BFA degree from ‘Ithaca College,’ New York, from where he majored in acting, Feldman got his first break with the ‘Broadway’ play ‘The Graduate’ (2002). It featured him alongside Hollywood actors Alicia Silverstone and Kathleen Turner. After the play closed, he moved to Los Angeles to strengthen his acting career.
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Career
  • Feldman’s earliest TV appearance was in the sitcom ‘Less than Perfect’ (2002–2006) in 2003, when he played the role of ‘Nicholas’ in one of its episodes, titled ‘Rules.’ The same year, he also appeared in two other TV series: ‘Frozen Impact’ and ‘The Mayor,’ portraying the roles of a paramedic and ‘Jake Winterhalter,’ respectively.
  • In 2005, he landed the role of ‘Zeke’ in the American comedy ‘When Do We Eat?,’ which was based on a dysfunctional Jewish family’s ‘Passover Seder.’ He also appeared as ‘Adam Forrest’ in the movie ‘The Perfect Man.’ The movie received negative reviews from critics, although it was a box-office success. He also starred in the American sitcom ‘Living with Fran’ that year, essaying the role of ‘Josh Reeves’ in over 26 episodes.
  • 2007 saw him appearing in more TV roles. He appeared as ‘Seth Marlowe’ in the American crime drama ‘Numbers,’ as ‘Floyd Grunwald’ in ‘Them,’ and as ‘Mike’ in ‘Can Openers.’
  • His next major film role was as ‘Travis’ in the found-footage monster film ‘Cloverfield’ (2008), which was the first installment of this cult franchise. He also reappeared in the role of ‘Len’ in the comedy satire ‘Extreme Movie.’ He starred in two other TV series that year: as ‘Herbert’ in an episode of ‘Las Vegas,’ titled ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Breakfast,’ and as ‘Timmy’ in an episode of ‘The New Adventures of Old Christine.’
  • In 2009, he played ‘Richie’ in the American slasher film ‘Friday the 13th,’ a re-imagining of the first four ‘Friday the 13th’ films. This was followed by more TV appearances, in series such as ‘See Kate Run,’ ‘Medium,’ and ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.’ He played the recurring role of ‘Fred’ in 38 episodes of ‘Drop Dead Diva.’
  • In 2011, he starred in three short films, namely, ‘Limited,’ ‘Sluts, Bitches and Whores!,’ and ‘Departure Date,’ playing the characters ‘Chernin,’ ‘Dan,’ and ‘Young Jake,’ respectively.
  • Then came a career-defining TV role. He played a Jewish copywriter named ‘Michael Ginsberg’ in the masterful advertising drama ‘Mad Men,’ which lasted for 22 episodes, till 2014. He received a nomination for the 2012 ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ for ‘Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series’ for his work in this groundbreaking TV series.
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  • In 2013, Feldman appeared as himself in a documentary called ‘Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th.’ He made guest appearances in series such as ‘Major Crimes’ (as ‘Jason Andrews’) and ‘The Mindy Project’ (as ‘Jason Richmond’).
  • He earned the role of ‘Ron LaFlamme’ in eight episodes of the top ‘HBO’ comedy–drama ‘Silicon Valley’ in 2014.
  • The success of ‘Silicon Valley’ brought him more TV rom-coms and sitcoms, such as ‘A to Z,’ ‘Children’s Hospital,’ and the single camera show ‘Superstore.’ He also appeared in films such as the adventure–thriller ‘As Above, So Below’ (2014), the science-fiction ‘400 days’ (2015), the drama ‘Between Us’ (2016), and the crime thriller ‘Thumper’ (2017).
  • Feldman was last seen portraying the role of ‘Chris’ in an episode of the superhero comedy series ‘Big Hero 6: The Series’ (2019), titled ‘Internabout.’ His upcoming projects include an animated web-series called ‘Monsters at Work,’ scheduled to debut on the highly awaited streaming service ‘Disney+,’ which will have him lending his voice to the character ‘Tylor Tuskmon.’
  • He directed an episode of the series ‘Superstore’ and wrote an episode of the series ‘Date-A-Max.’
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Family & Personal Life
  • Feldman got engaged to girlfriend Michelle Mulitz in 2012. Their wedding took place at the ‘Smokey Glen Farm’ in Gaithersburg, Maryland, on October 12, 2013.
  • His first child, Charlie, was born on October 24, 2017.
  • He currently lives along with his family in Los Angeles, California.
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  • Feldman’s maternal aunt, Susan Feniger, is an award-winning chef and T V personality.
  • He owns a wine label called ‘Angelica Cellars,’ a venture he runs with his Brazilian friend Eduardo Porto Carreiro.
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