The Early Career of H Jon Benjamin
H Jon Benjamin was born on May 23, 1966, in Worcester, Massachusetts. He started his career in comedy as a writer and performer in the Boston area, where he was part of a comedy group called Cross Comedy. In the early 1990s, he moved to New York City and started performing stand-up comedy.
His first major break came in 1997 when he co-created and starred in the Comedy Central series “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.” The show was a critical and commercial success and ran for six seasons. Benjamin also provided the voice for the show’s main character, Ben Katz.
H Jon Benjamin in TV Shows and Movies
After “Dr. Katz,” Benjamin continued to work in television, lending his voice to a number of animated shows. He voiced the title character in the Adult Swim series “Home Movies,” and he has provided voices for “Family Guy,” “Bob’s Burgers,” and “Archer.”
Benjamin has also appeared in a number of movies, including “Wet Hot American Summer,” “The Ten,” and “Not Another Teen Movie.”
H Jon Benjamin’s Voice Acting Career
One of the most notable aspects of H Jon Benjamin’s career is his voice acting work. His distinctive voice has made him a popular choice for animated shows and movies. In addition to the shows mentioned above, he has also provided voices for “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” “The Venture Bros.,” and “American Dad!”
Benjamin’s voice work has also extended to commercials, video games, and audiobooks. He has lent his voice to campaigns for brands such as Arby’s, Verizon, and KFC, and he has provided voices for video games such as “Grand Theft Auto IV” and “Fallout: New Vegas.”
H Jon Benjamin’s Jazz Album
In addition to his work in comedy and voice acting, H Jon Benjamin is also a jazz musician. In 2015, he released a jazz album called “Well, I Should Have…* (*Learned How to Play Piano).” The album features Benjamin playing piano, despite the fact that he had never played the instrument before recording the album.
The album received mixed reviews, with some critics praising Benjamin’s willingness to take risks and others criticizing the album for its lack of technical skill. Nevertheless, it demonstrated Benjamin’s versatility as an artist and his willingness to try new things.
H Jon Benjamin’s Personal Life
Outside of his career, H Jon Benjamin is known for being a private person. He has been married to his wife, Laura Silverman, since 2006. Silverman is the sister of comedian Sarah Silverman.
Benjamin has also been open about his struggles with depression, which he has discussed in interviews and in his memoir, “Failure Is an Option: An Attempted Memoir.”