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Beck Bennett
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Bennett in 2017
Born (1984-10-01) October 1, 1984 (age 39)
Illinois, U.S.
Education University of Southern California (BFA)
  • Actor
  • comedian
Years active 2005–present
Jessy Hodges
(m. 2018)
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Beck Bennett (born October 1, 1984) is an American actor and comedian. Bennett was a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live for eight seasons, joining the show for its 39th season in 2013, and leaving at the end of its 46th season in 2021. Prior to SNL, he performed in AT&T's "It's Not Complicated" commercials, in which he interviewed children, and produced sketch videos with the comedy group Good Neighbor. He also hosted the YouTube show Theatre of Life.

Early life

Bennett was born in Illinois, the son of Sarah and Andy Bennett. He performed in multiple shows at Children's Theatre of Winnetka. He graduated from New Trier High School in 2003 where he played Jean Valjean in his school's production of Les Misérables. Bennett attended the USC School of Dramatic Arts in the B.F.A. Acting program.


In 2003, Bennett joined the improv/sketch group Commedus Interruptus along with fellow future SNL cast member Kyle Mooney and Nick Rutherford. In 2007, after graduation, Mooney, Rutherford, and Bennett joined with editor/director Dave McCary to form the sketch group Good Neighbor. The group received praise from comedian Louis C.K. and director Steven Spielberg, who sent Mooney, Bennett, Rutherford, and McCary a personal acknowledgement after being impressed with the Hook parody, Unbelievable Dinner. He complimented the sketch and encouraged the group to continue making funny movies.

In 2011, Bennett created the satirical political talk show Fresh Perspectives, which helped him land his AT&T commercials interviewing children.

In 2012, he appeared in the film Kill Me Now, a film starring multiple Internet sketch-comedy groups, and filmed Beside Still Waters by writer/director Chris Lowell.

In March 2013, he appeared in an episode of Last Man Standing, and that August voiced a character for Axe Cop for Fox's Animation Domination High-Def programming block. That year, Good Neighbor produced a pilot for Comedy Central with Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez production company, though it was not picked up as a series, due to the move of three of the troupe's four members to New York City to star on Saturday Night Live. That same year, Bennett completed work on the independent film Balls Out and appeared in season 4 of Arrested Development.

Bennett voiced Launchpad McQuack in the DuckTales reboot which ran from 2017 to 2021, and Eric the robot in the Sony Pictures Animation film The Mitchells vs. the Machines. He is currently the voice of Hamster in another Disney animated series, Hamster & Gretel.

Saturday Night Live

Bennett debuted as a featured player on Saturday Night Live in its 39th season on September 28, 2013. He was promoted to repertory status for Saturday Night Live's 41st season on October 2, 2015. He left the show following the finale of the 46th season on May 22, 2021. In an interview with Time magazine, Bennett stated he chose to leave the show so he could be with his wife in Los Angeles instead of remaining in New York City and maintaining a long-distance relationship. He is also set to voice Sterling in Fixed for New Line Cinema.

Personal life

On May 13, 2016, Bennett posted a photograph of himself with his girlfriend Jessy Hodges, with a caption that stated that the couple were celebrating five years together. The couple married on August 25, 2018. Bennett has been friends with fellow SNL cast member Kyle Mooney since they were students at the University of Southern California.

In March 2022, Hodges revealed via Instagram that she and Bennett had welcomed a child.



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Kill Me Now Todd
2013 Beside Still Waters Tom
2014 Balls Out Dick
2015 The Party is Over Adam
2016 Zoolander 2 Geoff Millie Uncredited
Dean Trevor
Sing Lance Voice
The Late Bloomer Luke
2017 Brigsby Bear Detective Bander
2018 The Unicorn Tyson
2019 Greener Grass Nick
Plus One Matt
The Angry Birds Movie 2 Brad Eagleberger, Hank Voice
2020 Bill & Ted Face the Music Deacon Logan
2021 The Mitchells vs. the Machines Eric Voice
2023 Nimona Sir Thoddeus Sureblade Voice
TBA Fixed Sterling Voice; post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Last Man Standing Police Sergeant Episode: "The Fight"; uncredited
Arrested Development 'Straight' Straightbait Actor Episode: "A New Start"
Axe Cop Father of Boy Voice, episode: "The Rabbit Who Broke All the Rules"
Lucas Bros. Moving Co Repo Man Voice, episode: "DDT"
2013–2021 Saturday Night Live Various Main cast
2015 Big Time in Hollywood, FL Ricky Episode: "Rehabilitation"
2017 Master of None Helicopter Pilot Voice, episode: "Amarsi Un Po"
Comrade Detective Nikita Ionescu 2 episodes
Ghosted Bob Episode: "Lockdown"
2017–2021 DuckTales Launchpad McQuack Voice, main role
2019 The Other Two Jeff 2 episodes
Shrill Kevin O’Donnell/The Awesome 2 episodes
Sunnyside Tripp Henson Episode: "Schnorf Town"
2021 Close Enough Luc Voice, episode: "Houseguest From Hell"
M.O.D.O.K. Austin Van Der Sleet Voice, recurring
Santa Inc. P3 Voice, episode: "Spring Awakening"
Saturday Morning All Star Hits! Thomas Voice, 4 episodes
2022 The Simpsons Grayson Mathers Voice, episode: "The Longest Marge"
Killing It Johnny 3 episodes
2022–present Hamster & Gretel Hamster Voice, main role
2022–Present Chibiverse Hamster, Launchpad McQuack Voice, 3 episodes
2023 I Think You Should Leave Stuart 1 episode

See also

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