Maggie Lawson (m. 2015)
| Ben Koldyke|
The Finest Hours
| March 27, 1968 (age 47) (1968-03-27) Chicago, Illinois, US|
Back in the Game, Work It, Mr Robinson, Stuck on You, Boldly Going Nowhere
Maggie Lawson, James Roday, Robb Cullen, Andy Ackerman, Peter Farrelly
Ben Koldyke Wikipedia
Benjamin "Ben" Koldyke (born March 27, 1968) is an American actor who was most recently seen starring in Mr. Robinson for NBC.
Originally a high school English teacher and football coach in Chicago, Koldyke's acting career received a jump start after a chance encounter with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator-star, Rob McElhenney. Regulars at the same Venice cafe, he covered Rob's tab with a note that said he "thought his show was fantastic," and this exchange led to Koldyke's first (of many) TV pilots, Boldly Going Nowhere for Fox, a few years later.
After Boldly was not picked up, Koldyke went on to book recurring roles as Dale Tomasson in the HBO series Big Love and as Don Frank in How I Met Your Mother for CBS.
In 2012, Koldyke starred as the lead character in the short-lived ABC comedy series Work It and later guest starred in HBO's The Newsroom. 2013 saw him star in another ABC sitcom, Back in the Game, opposite James Caan and Maggie Lawson. He has recently been seen in a significant arc on Showtime's Masters of Sex as teacher and football coach Paul Edley.
Koldyke was seen on the big screen in 2016 in a supporting role for Disney's The Finest Hours alongside Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Eric Bana, and Ben Foster.
Koldyke was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in nearby Kenilworth. His father, Martin J. "Mike" Koldyke, is a former investment banker who founded Frontenac Company in Chicago and is a life trustee of Northwestern University; through his mother, Patricia Blunt Koldyke, he is a member of the family that controls Laird Norton Company, an investment company with roots in the timber industry of the Pacific Northwest.
He graduated in 1991 from Dartmouth College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in English and was a quarterback for the football team.
On August 8, 2015, Koldyke married actress Maggie Lawson in a ceremony at his family's ranch in Las Vegas, New Mexico.