Ben-Koldyke
Ben Koldyke | Biography

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  • Full Name Benjamin "Ben" Koldyke
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Birth Date Mar 27, 1968
  • Age 54 Years, 2 Months
Cast Of CBS Sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother'

Ben Koldyke | Biography

Started his acting career in 2000

His acting career took off after meeting with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator-star Rob McElhenney. As a result, he earned the role of Sean in an episode of the FX sitcom. Subsequently, Koldyke landed recurring roles as Dale Tomasson in HBO's Big Love (2010) and Don Frank in CBS's How I Met Your Mother (2009-2010).


Benjamin Koldyke is an actor most recognized for his roles in television shows like How I Met Your Mother and Gortimer Gibbon's Life On Normal Street.

Who is Ben Koldyke?

Benjamin Koldyke, also known as Ben Koldyke, is an American actor born on 27 March 1968 in Chicago, Illinois. 

Koldyke completed a post-graduate year at Choate Rosemary Hall after graduating from high school. He got a bachelor's degree in English and was a quarterback for the football team at Dartmouth College, where he graduated in 1991.

He was initially a high school English teacher and football coach in Chicago. 

Family

Benjamin Koldyke was born to Martin J. "Mike" Koldyke and Patricia Blunt Koldyke. His father is a retired investment banker who founded Frontenac Company in Chicago and is a life trustee of Northwestern University. Koldyke is also a family member that owns Laird Norton Company, an investment firm with roots in the Pacific Northwest timber industry, through his mother, Patricia.

Movies and TV Shows

His acting career took off after meeting with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator-star Rob McElhenney. As a result, he earned the role of Sean in an episode of the FX sitcom. Subsequently, Koldyke landed recurring roles as Dale Tomasson in HBO's Big Love (2010) and Don Frank in CBS's How I Met Your Mother (2009-2010).

In 2012, Koldyke worked as the lead character in the ABC comedy series Work It and was later featured as a guest star in HBO's The Newsroom in the following year. He also appeared in the ABC sitcom Back in the Game, starring James Caan and Maggie Lawson in 2013. Two years later, Koldyke was also featured in a significant arc on Showtime's television show Masters of Sex as Paul Edley, a teacher and football coach.

In 2021, Koldyke appeared in the Peacock sitcom Rutherford Falls portraying Lawrence 'Duz' Rutherford. The show is a comedy about two lifelong friends, Nathan Rutherford (Even Helms) and Reagan Wells (Jana Schmieding), whose friendship is tested when their tiny town is devastated by a crisis. When the mayor chooses to move a statue of Nathan's ancestor because car drivers regularly smash into it, Nathan embarks on a mission to keep the figure in its original location, forcing Reagan to choose between devotion to her buddy and the Minishonka Nation.

Additionally, some of his notable movies are The Next Best Thing (2000), Thirteen Days (2000), Red Zone (2001), Say I Do (2003), Stuck on You (2003), The Finest Hours (2016), and more.

Wife

Koldyke married his ex-wife, American actress Maggie Lawson, at his family's ranch in Las Vegas, New Mexico, on 8 August 2015. However, Lawson filed for divorce from Koldyke in early 2017.

Net Worth 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Koldyke's net worth is $7 million as of 2021. His primary source of income is through his decades-long career as an actor.

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