Ben Schwartz, an American actor, writer and voice-actor got wide fame for portraying Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation (2010- 2015). Turned professional since 2006, the actor record 78 acting credits including notable roles in the TV series like Jake and Amir (2009- 2015), Undercovers (2010-2012) and House of Lies (2012- 2016).

Currently, Schwartz contributes voice-over in DuckTales (2017- Present) and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2018- Present).

The 2009 Emmy Award winner also appeared in movies like The Other Guys (2010), Runner Runner (2013) and The Walk (2015).

How Rich Is Ben Schwartz?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Schwartz owns the net worth of $3 million as of December 2019. With an acting career of 12 years and voice-over contributions, the 38-year-old actor earns hundreds of thousand dollars per year.

Professional since 2006, American actor Ben Schwartz made breakthrough with Parks and Recreation & owns $3 million fortune
Professional since 2006, American actor Ben Schwartz made the breakthrough with Parks and Recreation & owns $3 million fortune

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The average salary of an actor in the United States is $56,582 per year.

Having appeared in the guest-role in Parks and Recreation alongside Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones, Ben got further rise to success through House of Lies (2012- 2016) and is the voice of the main cast Leonardo in the animated series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2018- Present).

Did you know? Schwartz owns a website named, where he highlights his short-films and writings. The value of the website in late 2019 is around $2,037.

Way To Success: Movies And TV Series Hits

The Union College graduate made an on-screen debut through the movie New York City Serenade (2007) and in the TV series Starveillance (2007, voice). 

Having worked in the web series Jake and Amir (2009- 2015, 22 episodes) and Undercovers (2010- 2012), the American actor got his breakthrough as a guest role in the NBC series Parks and Recreation (2012- 2015).

Later, he appeared in House of Lies (2012- 2016) alongside Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, followed by the voice-over credit in Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (2012- 2015, 50 episodes).

With brief stints in Robot Chicken, Comedy Bang! Bang! (2013- 2016) and The Earliest Show (2016), Ben Schwartz now works as a voice-actor for DuckTales (2017- Present) and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2018- Present).

Schwartz, who voices Leonardo in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will voice Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
Schwartz, who voices Leonardo in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will voice Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

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Moreover, Ben appeared in many movies like The Other Guys (2010) featuring Will Ferrell, in The Walk (2015) and in Night School (2018) alongside Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish.

As for a fact, he also gave voice in the animated movies like Turbo (2013) and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019). 

Reportedly, Ben along with voice-actor Bill Hader were voice consultants for the commercially acclaimed film Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Adam Driver; the film collected $2.068 billion the box office.

Writing Career

Already with experience at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre as Improv and sketch performer, Ben later became a freelance writer for the Late Show with David Letterman‘s monologue and Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update.

Also, Ben is the co-author of 4 books; he co-wrote his first 3 books with Amanda McCall and one with Laura Moses. Here is the list:

  1. Grandma’s Dead: Breaking Bad News with Baby Animals (2008)
  2. Why is Daddy in a Dress?: Asking Awkward Questions with Baby Animals (2009)
  3. Maybe Your Leg Will Grow Back!: Looking on the Bright Side with Baby Animals (2011)
  4. Things You Should Already Know About Dating, You F-king Idiot (2017)- With Laura Moses

Are They Any Upcoming Projects of Ben Schwartz?

Yes, the 6 ft. tall actor is currently occupied with loads of his upcoming projects; he is set to star in the Netflix series Space Force alongside Steve Carell, set to premiere in 2020.

Moreover, he will have voice-over in Rumble (2020)- currently filming and will be the voice of Sonic in the movie Sonic the Hedgehog (2020).

Another upcoming project Flora & Ulysses- currently under post-production, will star him as the cast George Buckman.

Where Does He Live?

The Bronx-born actor currently lives in Los Angeles, California but maintains a low-profile personal life as possible. No report on his residence worth or its purchase details is out but is estimated to be in a handsome 6-digit figure.

The median house in LA costs $713,617 as of December 2019.

Despite being an avid user of social media profiles like Instagram (has over 649K followers) and Twitter (over 1.15 million followers), the Parks and Recreation actor bars peek in his personal life as well as his assets collection.

Surely with millions of dollars fortune, Ben lives a lavish lifestyle for sure and does own expensive cars too.

Was In Relationship With Gina Rodriguez: Is He Dating Now?

In 2016, Ben was dating American actress Gina Rodriguez, famous for her work in Jane the Virgin. The couple remained in the relationship briefly but later broke up quietly.

Ben Schwartz and his ex-girlfriend Gina Rodriguez
Ben Schwartz and his ex-girlfriend Gina Rodriguez

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Ever since the actor has not updated his relationship status, and also no reports of his alleged girlfriend is out. At the moment, Ben is allegedly single.

Surfing through his Instagram, the actor seems to be busy with his work; often promotes his projects and shares adorable moments with his friends.


Ben was born on September 15, 1981, in The Bronx, New York, the USA to Steve Harrington, a social worker-turned-real estate agent. Schwartz’s mother was a music teacher. Raised in Riverdale, Ben Schwartz’s family moved to Edgemont, New York and later attended the Union College; he graduated in 2003 with a double major in psychology and anthropology.