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Beck Bennett is an American comedian and actor who was a part of the 'Saturday Night Live' show for eight seasons.
Beck Bennett was born in a suburb of Chicago in Illinois to Andy Bennett and Sarah Bennett. He attended the USC School of Arts in Southern California to earn his B.F.A degree in acting.
Before joining the 'Saturday Night Live' in its 39th season in 2013, Beck used to make commercials titled 'It's Not Complicated', where he conducted funny interviews with children. He also created funny movies for his YouTube channel named 'Theatre of Life'.
While it has not been confirmed as of yet, various news websites and magazines have determined Beck Bennett's net worth to be approximately $4 million as of 2022. This is an estimated amount based on Beck's work at 'Saturday Night Live' and his multiple roles in TV shows and movies.
It is currently unclear how much Beck Bennett earns per year. Till 2021, when he was a part of the 'SNL' cast, he was estimated to have earned $15,000 per episode or approximately $315,000 per season since he was a high-ranking cast member with a lot of experience. Unfortunately, we could gather little to no information about his earnings per year after he left 'SNL'. He presently earns from the various supporting roles he plays in TV shows and the voiceover work he does.
Beck Bennett is 5 ft 8 in tall (173 cm).
Beck Bennett is currently 37 years old. He was born in 1984. He gained fame when he joined 'Saturday Night Live' in 2013, when he was 29 years old.
From his childhood, Beck showed a flair for acting and performed in his school plays. He even acted in the role of Jean Valjean in his high school's performance of 'Les Miserables'. After he graduated from high school, he got a degree in acting from the USC School of Dramatic Arts.
Beck Bennett is married to another American actor Jessy Hodges. The two had been dating each other since 2011 and got married in 2018.
Even though Beck Bennett was working as a comedian in various improv groups or sketch videos that were uploaded online, he became famous in the sphere of comedy only when he joined 'SNL' in 2013. In the 41st season of the show, he became a part of the regular repertory and became a dependable member of the show who could play a number of quirky characters with ease.
His work with Kyle Mooney, Nick Rutherford, and Dave McCary as a part of Good Neighbor was also appreciated by a lot of people. Apart from his work in the Good Neighbor and 'SNL', Beck Bennett has also voiced several characters and appeared in supporting roles in well-known shows and movies.
The acting range of Beck Bennett in 'SNL' impressed the audience and critics alike. Known for being an actor who could sing as well as he could act, Beck Bennett was given the role of a stern, strict and uptight man because of his distinguishable baritone.
The acting career of Beck Bennett has extended from playing Jean Valjean as a child to a number of famous people. For instance, he has played several politicians like Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Bill Clinton, Mike Pence, and Malcolm Turnbull. He also appeared shirtless on screen and even changed his hair color completely to play Vladimir Putin on the show.
Beck Bennett was also known for imitating a number of famous people on 'Saturday Night Live' like Vin Diesel, Elton John, Guillermo Del Toro, and Sam Elliott. He was also known for playing the recurring characters of Bill Belichick and Baby Boss and the Colonel who seeks a wife.
Beck Bennett is also a well-known voice artist because of his unique baritone and the ability to stylistically modulate his voice to suit the character. He has voiced characters in shows like 'M.O.D.O.K', 'The Simpsons', and 'Duck Tales'. Beck Bennett has also lent his voice to popular animated characters in popular movies, such as Lance in 'Sing', 'The Angry Birds Movie 2', and 'The Mitchells vs The Machines'.
There is not much information about the kind of charity that Beck Bennett works with or donates to.
Beck Bennett has not yet won any awards for his role as a cast member in 'Saturday Night Live' or his other guest appearances in various comedy shows.
One of Beck's primary hobbies is listening to music. He is also a non-vegetarian in terms of food preferences.
Beck Bennett left 'Saturday Night Live' in 2021 despite being one of the most valuable cast members since he wanted to live closer to his wife. His wife lived in Los Angeles while his work with 'Saturday Night Live' kept him in New York. Therefore, he left the show to spend more time with his wife.
One of the closest friends of Beck Bennett is a fellow actor and 'Saturday Night Live' cast member Kyle Mooney. Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney met while they were both students in the acting program at the University of Southern California. Both of them appreciated each other's passion for comedy and even wrote 'SNL' sketches together. They were also part of the improv group Commedus Interruptus and the Good Neighbor.
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