Ben Schwartz is an Emmy® Award winning writer, actor and comedian. Schwartz can be seen alongside Thomas Middleditch in their Netflix specials, Middleditch & Schwartz. Schwartz starred opposite Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell in Showtime’s House of Lies and notably guest starred as “Jean-Ralphio” on NBC’s Parks and Recreation opposite Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. Schwartz can also be seen starring in Netflix’s Space Force created by Greg Daniels and Steve Carrell. 

In the animated world, Schwartz voices “Dewey” in Disney Channel’s Ducktales reboot, returning for Season 3, “Leonardo” in Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and voiced the lead role of “Randy Cunningham” on Disney XD’s Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja. Most recently, Schwartz voiced the title character in Jeff Fowler’s highly successful live action/animation hybrid film SONIC THE HEDGEHOG. In 2021, he can be seen in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s murder-mystery comedy The Afterparty on Apple TV+, alongside Tiffany Haddish and Dave Franco. Schwartz also stars in the Disney+ original film FLORA AND ULYSSES and lends his voice to the Paramount animation film RUMBLE, set to release in 2021.  

As a writer, Schwartz was nominated for three Emmy® Awards and won the 2009 Emmy® for ‘Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics’ for co-authoring Hugh Jackman’s opening number for the 81st Academy Awards®. He has written two features for Imagine Entertainment and Universal, one feature for Gary Sanchez, Point Gray and Good Universe and was hired by Paramount to re-make the 1991 classic comedy SOAPDISH with producers Rob Reiner and Alan Greisman. In 2011, the script appeared on Los Angeles’s illustrious Black List.

To be honest, M.O.D.O.K. doesn’t really “get” his twelve-year-old son Lou. Not athletic enough to be a jock. Not smart enough to be a nerd. Lou is… well, Lou — a kid who clearly marches to the beat of his own drum. Lou’s lack of friends, ambition and hygiene is a constant worry for M.O.D.O.K., who often projects his own insecurities onto his overly confident son.