Ben Falcone was known as Howard, a recurring character on the NBC sitcom Joey
. As one of Joey’s neighbor in Los Angeles, he was perceived as geeky and naive, and had an enormous crush on Joey’s sister Gina.
Subsequent to Joey
, Ben Falcone guest starred on The Class
on the episode “The Class Blows the Whistle.” He was also cast in the movie Unaccompanied Minors as the Santa at the Mall. Directed by Paul Feig, the family-comedy centered on a group of unaccompanied minors as they bond at the Midwestern Hoover International Airport during the holiday season.
Although Ben Falcone’s stint on Joey was short-lived, he will be back on TV as the character Gerry on the comedy pilot Dash 4 Cash
. The CW series follows six teams participating in a reality competition that brings out the best and the worst of each contestant. The program also includes Bert Belasco as Durkin, Brianna Brown as Noelle, and Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Meredith.
In the big screen, he will be gracing director Brad Martin’s project entitled Confessions of an Action Star
. The mockumentary is about the journey of a male stripper named Francis Allen Sledgewick turned martial arts action star Frank Sledge. He will be playing the role of Jerry Moss, joining Angelina Jolie, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Hugo Weaving.
Last but not the least, he will be providing the voice of Teacher Mouse in the animated comedy The Tale of Despereaux
. Scheduled to hit the theaters on December 19, 2008, the plot revolves around the intertwined fate of three unlikely heroes, including a misfit mouse, an unhappy rat and a servant girl with cauliflower ears. Also featured in the film are the voices of Dustin Hoffman, Sigourney Weaver, and Christopher Lloyd.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of Joey)