Happy Birthday: H. Jon Benjamin

hjonbenjaminHappy Birthday actor H. Jon Benjamin

Born: May 23, 1966 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Quotes:

If you do nothing long enough, something’s bound to happen.

I started doing comedy with no plan to do voice work. Voice work came as a function of doing comedy and meeting people who eventually develop shows like that. I didn’t seek out from an early age to be on cartoons.

I’ve never worked for a show or was on a show where I didn’t have a lot of control creatively, but then again, I haven’t worked on a lot of shows.

I’ve learned to wait ’til an idea is worth making. That’s not really a lesson I’ve learned; I sort of always did it that way. But there’s no reason or need to make videos prior to when you make a show, because then you need material for it.

I’m not opposed to putting myself in danger for meaningless comedy.
Cute girls and burgers. What more can you ask for? That’s why we live in America.

It’s physically hard for me to work. I start to break down, physically. My joints start. I get weepy eyes. I don’t sleep well. I was never a hard worker, I guess. So the voiceover work ethic is really great for me – couple days a month, two hours a day.

I never pursued acting with, like, auditions. If anything, I was given roles by people who knew me and liked what I did.

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