Meet Ben Schwartz, the Man Behind Jean-Ralphio
How did you get involved with Parks and Rec?
They were looking for a love interest for Amy, and Mike was like, “Well, you’re way too young for this.” But then we had a meeting and he had seen these short films I did interviewing these ESPN guys, and he thought they were funny. So Mike said “Listen, you’re too young for this role and there’s nothing for you yet, but we’ll find a way to get you in this world. What happened was, they wrote Jean-Ralphio, I don’t know if for me or not, but it was literally just one paragraph. I didn’t even have to audition and for me that never happens. And so I went in and read the dialogue, and it was that interview scene with Tom and Swanson. It was just a human being saying the douchiest words that a human being can say, like what the worst version of an interview is.
Formerly of BuzzFeed.
Named one of Buzzfeed's '90 Best Tumblrs Blogs of 2011.'
Editor of Tumblr's official Celebs tag and sometimes featured in News, Politics and Television.
Once 'pulled a Gwyneth' and appeared on BuzzFeed, HuffPo and Jezebel.
Obama follows me and I'm forever humbled.
Co-creator of Texts From Hillary.