The voice behind some of most popular characters in modern day animation series such as Archer, Family Guy, Saddle Rash, The Adventures of Puss in Boots and many more is the brilliant actor by the name of Henry Jon Benjamin. This Massachusetts born and bred gained respect and critical acclaim doing voice for a variety of characters loved all around the world.
In this article you will have the opportunity to find out about Benjamin’s early life, his career, his personal life. You can read about his net worth, biographical data and many more interesting facts.
Henry Jon Benjamin’s birthday is on May 23rd 1966. He was born to a very religious family of Jewish faith. Growing up, this influenced Benjamin’s later life, making him very religious. Benjamin grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts. There isn’t much information available to the public about Benjamin’s early years and childhood. It’s unknown about which high school he went to. All that is known is that he earned his diploma in 1984 at Worcester Academy.
Benjamin showed interest in performing arts at an early age, but his career started at his twenties.
Benjamin started his career as a stand-up comedian, in his early twenties, performing at Boston clubs. Back then he wasn’t performing individually as much as he was part of groups. He started off as a comedy partner to Sam Seder, an American comedian, writer, actor, film director most popular for Who’s the Caboose? (1997). Being a unique character that he is Benjamin’s individual work was less traditional, more unusual and an expression of Benjamin’s creativity.
He has done a number of live projects over the course of his long career such as Tinkle and many more.
He made many appearances on television, including Space Ghost Coast to Coast, in 1999, Cheap Seats, ESPN Classic’s television show. Todd Barry featured him in Borrowing Saffron, his very own film project. Other Benjamin’s projects include roles in Not Another Teen Movie (2001), Rescue me (2004-2011), a FX Network’s comedic show.
Even though these appearances drew attention to his acting talent, the primary focus of Benjamin’s career has been voice work. Some of his work includes Home Movies, O’Grady, , WorldGirl, The Sam Seder, The Venture Bros, The Better Man. His work includes a number of cameos in shows such as Stella, Yoda and many more.
Benjamin is most famous for portraying Carl in Family Guy and Sterling Archer in the FX series Archer.
He and David Cross created Adult Swim’s Paid Programming, but it was ultimately decided not to be made into a full series.
He and Conan O’Brian did a Super Bowl XLIII Bud Light commercial, and he was featured as the narrator for Coke Zero commercials.
Despite of his huge success in doing voice work, his unfulfilled dream was always sketch comedy. He got the opportunity at Comedy Central to fulfill that dream, so he co-created Jon Benjamin Has a Van that aired on Comedy Central from 2011 to 2012.
There isn’t much information available about Benjamin’s private life. During interviews he usually jokes his way out of personal questions. Benjamin never married, but has a son named Judah born around 2003, but besides his name little is known about Jon Benjamin’s son, or his mother. Benjamin used to be in a relationship with Laura Silverman.
Details about their split stay unknown to the public, as details about their relationship were. H. Jon Benjamin is currently single.
Full name: Henry Jon Benjamin
Nick name: Unknown
Date of birth: May 23rd, 1966
Birth place: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Residence: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Actor, Voice actor, omedian
Education: Worcester Academy, Worcester
Personal Life and Family
Father name: Unknown
Mother name: Unknown
Marital status: Single
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Children: Judah Benjamin
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 5 ft 5 in (168cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Hair Color: Dark brown
Eye color: Light blue
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $ 6 million dollars
Henry Jon Benjamin has a net worth of $ 6 million dollars he earned from voice acting, acting cameos, being a television host.
Jon Benjamin uses social media to communicate with fans, to speak about his humorous view on current events, politics and to creatively express himself. He is most active on Twitter.
Interesting Facts about H. Jon Benjamin
Benjamin has a reputation of an eccentric man, who often blurs the lines between real life and comedy. His son was featured in a VICE article, where he stated his father spoke to him in British accent only, up until he was nine.
He has openly spoken about smoking marijuana in several interviews.
One of the most popular modern age voice actors, active since 1987 is H. Jon Benjamin. The voice of Sterling Malory Archer, main protagonist of FX network’s animated series Archer, Carl, from Family Guy and many more characters, is one of the most interesting, unique artists in the industry today.
His voice is the star of many commercials that we listen to every day, but it is with his charisma and unique personality that H. Jon Benjamin wins the hearts of the audiences.