Ben Koldyke

Active - 2003 - 2016  |   Born - Mar 27, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois, United States  |   Genres - Comedy

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  • Lettered in baseball (third baseman) and football (quarterback) in college.
  • Taught high-school English and coached high-school football in Chicago before becoming an actor.
  • Wrote and directed the shorts Jedi Gym and Osama bin Laden: Behind the Madness.
  • Met It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator and star Rob McElhenney in a coffee shop and convinced him to screen some short films he'd written and directed. This led to a role in the pilot for a Fox comedy called Boldly Going Nowhere.
  • His 2012 cross-dressing sitcom, Work It, was pulled by ABC after two episodes.
  • Parents are both celebrated educators and education activists in Illinois.
  • A line of t-shirts and tank tops celebrate his Dale character from the cable drama Big Love.