Acting Résumé 2018-02-15T23:40:04+00:00

Acting Résumé

Ben Hauck

Ben Hauck has appeared as an actor onstage and on numerous television series in comic and dramatic roles.

He is also a host, voiceover artist, and the author of three books.

Ben’s television credits include Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Good Morning America, Monsters Inside Me, Momsters: When Moms Go Bad, Nurse Jackie, 30 Rock, State of Affairs, White Collar, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Law & Order: Trial by Jury.

He has performed as an improviser both in the United States and in England with improv teams and as the solo act The Reverend Raymond Nader, a Pentecostal evangelist who performs comic, completely improvised sermons.

As a host, Ben has worked for clients such as Yahoo!, Diet Dr. Pepper, and Grovo, in addition to his duties as rehearsal stand-in for John Oliver on the HBO series Last Week Tonight. Ben is also creator and host of The Acting Income Podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Ben is the author of the book Long-Form Improv: The Complete Guide to Creating Characters, Sustaining Scenes, and Performing Extraordinary Harolds, published by Allworth Press in 2012. He also founded and contributes to two entertainment industry websites, Stand-In Central and Fi-Core Central, for which he has written two ebooks.

Ben earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Otterbein.

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In 2016 and again in 2017, Ben was honored by the Television Academy for his contributions to the program Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which won Emmy Awards both years for Outstanding Variety Talk Series.

Ben’s solo improvised sermon act won the Emerging Artist Award at the 2013 Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre & Film Festival.

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Ben holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Otterbein.

He trained in improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. He has also studied acting at The Barrow Group, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and HB Studio.

Ben has trained extensively with teleprompter over four seasons of work on the Emmy-winning HBO series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Host Reel

Comedy Reel

Drama Reel


Ht: 6’ 0” | Wt: 175 lbs.
Eyes: Green | Hair: Brown

Union Affiliations

SAG-AFTRA | Actors’ Equity

Online Profiles

IMDb | Actors Access | Casting Networks

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Stand-In Host (4 Seasons)Jim Hoskinson, Paul Pennolino, et al., dirs.
Good Morning AmericaPerpetratorJilian Fama, prod.
Monsters Inside MeBarrettJason Fisher, dir.
Momsters: When Moms Go BadDetective SmithJason Fisher, dir.
State of AffairsCIA AnalystJoe Carnahan, dir.
Law & OrderYoung ManMartha Mitchell, dir.

Web Series

The Infinite Need Scott Baron-Worth (8 Episodes)YouTube
Subway: The SeriesKurt Wild (3 Episodes)YouTube

Improv Comedy

Live Improvised Sermons The Reverend Raymond NaderBarrow Group, BAX, et al.
Ding Dang! and Ding Dang in Space!The Reverend Raymond NaderSix Figures Theatre Co.
OrganatronImprov PerformerUpright Citizens Brigade Theatre


Bachelor of Fine Arts in ActingOtterbein University
Improvisation Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Teleprompter Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Continuing Studies in Acting NYU Tisch, The Barrow Group
Unarmed Stage Combat HB Studios

Sports & Athletics

Marathon Running3:07:32 PR (3x Boston Marathon Qualifier)
PilatesAdvanced Matwork
BaseballHigh School Varsity (Shortstop, Outfield)


2016 & 2017 – Honored by the Television Academy for contributions to the Emmy Award-winning program Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
2013 – Emerging Artist Award – Unscripted Improvised Theatre & Film Festival
2012 – Best Male Comedy Performance – iNeed Awards

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Also of Note

Stand-in for late-night hosts including John Oliver, Seth Meyers, and Stephen Colbert
Stand-in for top comedy actors including Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Peter Facinelli, et al.
Author of the improv comedy book Long-Form Improv (Allworth Press), available at Barnes & Noble stores and Amazon
Author of the industry ebook The Stand-In Handbook, available at Stand-In Central
Author of the industry ebook The Fi-Core Workbook, available at Fi-Core Central