Ben Hauck

SAG-AFTRA | Actors’ Equity

6’ 0” | 177 lbs. | Green Eyes | Brown Hair

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Ben Hauck has appeared 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.

For four years, from 2016-2019, Ben was honored by the Television Academy for his contributions to the program Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which won Emmy Awards in those 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.

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

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Last Week Tonight with John OliverCo-StarJim Hoskinson, dir.
Good Morning AmericaCo-StarJilian Fama, prod.
Monsters Inside MeCo-StarJason Fisher, dir.
State of AffairsCo-StarJoe Carnahan, dir.
Momsters: When Moms Go BadCo-StarJason Fisher, dir.
Law & OrderCo-StarMartha Mitchell, dir.


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver John Oliver Stand-In (Seasons 2-6)Paul Pennolino, Jim Hoskinson, dirs.
The Acting Income PodcastHostApple Podcasts
World’s Biggest Brain WebcastHostYahoo!
Love at First SipHostYahoo!
Valentine’s in Vegas WebcastCo-HostYahoo!

Improv Comedy

Live Improvised Sermons Solo ImprovBarrow Group, BAX, et al.
Ding Dang! and Ding Dang in Space!Solo ImprovSix Figures Theatre Co.
OrganatronTeam ImprovUpright Citizens Brigade Theatre


Practical Fairy Tales for Everyday LivingNarratorMartin H. Levinson, auth.
Wholesale AbundanceNarratorJosiah Grimes, auth.
OLO: The Odd-Looking OrnamentNarratorV.V. Ayala, auth.
Agency Success RoadmapNarratorLee Goff, auth.
Gavin the BraveContributing VoiceB.K.S. James, auth.
The Private Practice Survival Guide/em>NarratorBrandon Siegel, auth.
Little Elf Ray: Saves the Day/em>NarratorRoss Hammond, auth.
Buddy the BearNarratorTory Wonder, auth.

Web Series

The Infinite Need Lead (8 Episodes)YouTube
Subway: The SeriesSupporting (3 Episodes)Veronica Dang, dir.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in ActingOtterbein University
Improvisation Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Teleprompter HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Continuing Studies in Acting NYU Tisch
Continuing Studies in ActingThe Barrow Group

Sports & Athletics

Marathon Running3:07:32 PR (3x Boston Marathon Qualifier, 12+ Marathons Completed)
BaseballHigh School Varsity (Shortstop)
PilatesAdvanced Matwork


2016-2019 – 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 Josh Dallas on NBC’s Manifest (Seasons 1-2)
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