The Office Cast

B.J. Novak

as Ryan Howard

  • Birthday: July 31, 1979
  • Born: Newton, Massachusettes
  • Current Residence: Los Angeles
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Education: Graduted from Harvard University with a degree in English and Spanish Literature.

Other Interesting Facts: His real name is Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak and he is one of the writers for the office. His best friend is Bob Saget and he is the son of the famous ghostwriter William Novak. John Krasinski was a high school classmate of B.J.'s. They attended Newton South High School


  • Unaccompanied Minors; 2006
  • Empty City; 2006
  • Punk'd: his pranks included celebs like Usher, Missy Elliott, Rachel Leigh Cook, Bow Wow, Mya, Hilary Duff, and Dave Mirra


  • Variety named him one of the "Ten Comics To Watch" in 2003.
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