Beck Bennett in 2017
|Born||October 1, 1984|
Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, writer, comedian|
Jessy Hodges (m. 2018)
Beck Bennett (born October 1, 1984) is an American actor, writer, and comedian who is a current cast member on Saturday Night Live, joining in 2013. Before his tenure on SNL, he was recognized for the AT&T "It's Not Complicated" commercials where he interviewed kids, his sketch videos with the comedy group Good Neighbor, and his YouTube show Theatre of Life.
Bennett was born in Wilmette, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), the son of Sarah and Andy Bennett. He performed in multiple shows at Children's Theatre of Winnetka. He graduated from New Trier High School in 2003 where he played Jean Valjean in his school's production of Les Misérables. Beck attended the USC School of Dramatic Arts in the B.F.A. Acting program.
In 2003, Bennett joined the improv/sketch group Commedus Interruptus along with Kyle Mooney and Nick Rutherford. In 2007, after graduation, Mooney, Rutherford, and Bennett joined with editor/director Dave McCary to form the sketch group Good Neighbor. The group received praise from comedian Louis C.K. and director Steven Spielberg, who sent Mooney, Bennett, Rutherford, and McCary a personal acknowledgement after being impressed with the Hook parody, Unbelievable Dinner. He complimented the sketch and encouraged the group to continue making funny movies.
In March 2013, Bennett appeared in an episode of Last Man Standing, and that August voiced a character for FOX ADHD's Axe Cop. That same year Good Neighbor produced a pilot for Comedy Central with Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez production company, though it was not picked up as a series, in light of the move of three of the troupe's four members to New York City to star on Saturday Night Live. That same year Bennett completed work on the independent film Balls Out and appeared in season 4 of Arrested Development.
Saturday Night Live
His celebrity impressions on SNL include Ashley Parker Angel, Javier Bardem, Bill Belichick, Wolf Blitzer, Jeb Bush, Drew Carey, Bill Clinton, Harry Connick Jr., Simon Cowell, Bing Crosby, Ted Cruz, Guillermo Del Toro, Jim Gilmore, Roger Goodell, Mark Halperin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Hollywood, Matt Iseman, Ronny Jackson, Elton John, Brian Kilmeade, Steve Kroft, Howie Long, Al Michaels, Mitch McConnell, Jim Nantz, Kevin O'Leary, Nick Offerman, Mike Pence, Vladimir Putin, Jake Tapper, Malcolm Turnbull, and George Zimmer.
On May 13, 2016, Bennett posted to his Instagram a photograph of himself with his girlfriend Jessy Hodges, in which the caption stated that the couple were celebrating five years with each other. The couple married on August 25, 2018. He has been friends with fellow SNL cast member Kyle Mooney since they were students at the University of Southern California.
|2012||Kill Me Now||Todd|
|2013||Beside Still Waters||Tom|
|2015||The Party is Over||Adam|
|2016||Zoolander 2||Geoff Millie||Uncredited|
|The Late Bloomer||Luke|
|2017||Brigsby Bear||Detective Bander|
|2019||The Angry Birds Movie 2||(voice)|
|2013||Last Man Standing||Police Sergeant (uncredited)||Episode: "The Fight"|
|Arrested Development||'Straight' Straightbait Actor||Episode: "A New Start"|
|Axe Cop||Father of Boy (voice)||Episode: "The Rabbit Who Broke All the Rules"|
|Lucas Bros. Moving Co||Repo Man (voice)||Episode: "DDT"|
|2013-present||Saturday Night Live||Various||Main cast|
|2015||Big Time in Hollywood, FL||Ricky||Episode: "Rehabilitation"|
|2017||Master of None||Helicopter Pilot (voice)||Episode: "Amarsi Un Po"|
|Comrade Detective||Nikita Ionescu||2 episodes|
|2017-present||DuckTales||Launchpad McQuack (voice)||7 episodes|
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