What Exactly Happened To B.J. Novak?

  • Published on Aug 12, 2019
  • B.J. Novak played Dunder Mifflin employee Ryan Howard during The Office's long network run, but he hasn't latched onto an equally high-profile project since the series left the air. That doesn't mean he's been sitting idle, however. This is what B.J. Novak has been up to.
    While he definitely isn't appearing on TV quite as much, B.J. Novak never left television. The year after The Office ended, Novak had a cameo on the comedy Community and a recurring role on Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom playing Lucas Pruitt, the owner of the company airing News Night. Along with a bit of voice work for the animated show Arthur, Novak enjoyed a recurring role as Mindy's ex-boyfriend Jamie on The Mindy Project and played a satirical version of himself on two episodes of the musical romantic comedy series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
    Novak is also doing a lot more work behind the camera, particularly in terms of his work on The Mindy Project. Just as he did for The Office, Novak has worked as writer, director, and producer on The Mindy Project, which isn't surprising considering his long history with the show's creator and star, Mindy Kaling.
    Watch the video for more about what exactly happened to B.J. Novak!
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    Small screen success | 0:15
    A budding film career | 1:05
    Jack of all trades | 2:22
    Ryan & Kelly 4ever | 3:46
    Meat and greet | 4:41
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Comments • 326

  • Looper
    Looper  Month ago +257

    Who was your favorite character on The Office?

  • WintherOgames™
    WintherOgames™ 12 minutes ago +1

    This video is just a major shoutout lol

  • Jeff Panda
    Jeff Panda 5 hours ago

    The Dictator play Sacha Baron Cohen, not B J Novak

  • Fenixz Filip
    Fenixz Filip Day ago

    He's a writer, tho.

  • Luke Novak
    Luke Novak Day ago


  • Hamster Smash
    Hamster Smash 2 days ago

    This guy is awesome, huge fan of him specially in the office

  • Ayrat Khalikov
    Ayrat Khalikov 5 days ago

    No one noticed "Variety fair" at 4:09?

  • Federico Parigi
    Federico Parigi 7 days ago

    It'll all be goat.

  • Tacitus of Mylasa
    Tacitus of Mylasa 8 days ago

    Ok so a fair bit ago my parents went to a passover seder with B.J Novak and apparently he was cool and whatnot, but was also just super what you would expect the actor for his character would be like.

  • Cason Richter.
    Cason Richter. 8 days ago +3

    So it doesn’t seem like anything happened to him!?

  • Just Some Gamer - Gaming And Stuff

    Take a shot every time he says quote

  • Mark Lowney
    Mark Lowney 11 days ago


  • Ryan Powell
    Ryan Powell 11 days ago

    Imagine being named BJ

  • Night_ EmeraldYT
    Night_ EmeraldYT 11 days ago +4

    I literally saw the “Book with no pictures” on a shelf and was like wtf.

  • Joe Man
    Joe Man 11 days ago

    Its all goat.

  • Jack The Sandwich Guy
    Jack The Sandwich Guy 12 days ago +3

    Little did those kids know, they had met Ryan Howard from The Office

  • wright vcx
    wright vcx 12 days ago

    He says he has been to Thailand all this time.

  • Fataudama
    Fataudama 12 days ago

    He left his toast in the toaster... RYAN STARTED THE FIYYAA!!!

  • Cameron Blakeley
    Cameron Blakeley 12 days ago

    Are they making another office or what? I keep seeing theyre youtube channel upload clips and other channels on here talking about it in different asspects

  • Ahhh Media
    Ahhh Media 12 days ago

    I hate this dude. Too smug.

  • zxpxt cohfine
    zxpxt cohfine 13 days ago +2

    He moved to Thailand

  • Drake Henry
    Drake Henry 13 days ago

    My English teacher handed me his book one day and told me to read the rematch and I learned a very good lesson that day

  • CK_32
    CK_32 13 days ago +4

    Let’s be real, he’s just a soft actor. He doesn’t have a dominant on screen presence. Hollywood fame just isn’t made for everyone.

  • Stanley Hudson
    Stanley Hudson 14 days ago +139

    Boy have you lost your mind cause I’ll help you find it!!!

  • zigzag789789
    zigzag789789 14 days ago

    "Don't try to church it up son, don't you mean Joe Dirt?"

  • Gabriel Afonso
    Gabriel Afonso 15 days ago +28

    Bro.... a Novak and Keling show based on their relationship would be hilarious

  • Campbell Stewart
    Campbell Stewart 15 days ago

    What happened to BJ Novak? He got even uglier than he already was

    • Bubba Mike
      Bubba Mike 15 days ago

      Campbell Stewart id say Rainn Wilson would be the one who breaks the norm, BJ isn’t ugly lol

    • Campbell Stewart
      Campbell Stewart 15 days ago

      WTF are YOU talking about? Dude looks like Elijah Wood if he was a Martian. His eyes are really far apart. All in all, he breaks the stereotype that you have to be handsome to make it in Hollywood.

    • Bubba Mike
      Bubba Mike 15 days ago

      Campbell Stewart dude was always good looking wtf you talking about man

  • Seth Barinaga
    Seth Barinaga 15 days ago +1

    Well well well, how the turntables.....

  • Akshaypreet Singh
    Akshaypreet Singh 16 days ago +2

    No doubt, he started the fire 🔥

  • kn0el
    kn0el 16 days ago +1

    *Any actor not starring in 20 blockbusters*
    Looper:what the fuck happened to that dude

  • Joe Charman
    Joe Charman 18 days ago

    Stopped the video immediately after hearing about his kids book,(the book with no pictures) went straight to Amazon, purchased for delivery tomorrow and I’ve come back to finish the video... what a dude 🤘🏻

  • Engin Işık
    Engin Işık 22 days ago

    He is gonna be invisible because he used kelly as an object

  • Sin
    Sin 23 days ago


  • vamsiB13
    vamsiB13 24 days ago

    Fire' d guy!!!

  • EJ
    EJ 24 days ago

    Fire guy

  • GerardGProject
    GerardGProject 26 days ago

    Bro BJ Novak was never meant to be on screen, he was an associate producer on The Office and decided to enter as Ryan since they lack of such a character originally. You have your head up your ass dude.

  • poop poop
    poop poop 26 days ago

    He was my first ever crush UWU

  • Sandeep Singh
    Sandeep Singh 26 days ago

    Firrrrrrrrrrrred guy 🔥

  • Mitchell Scott
    Mitchell Scott 27 days ago

    I thought he was terrible in inglorious bastards

  • Solid Grace
    Solid Grace 28 days ago

    Anyone know the background music?

  • No Boi
    No Boi 28 days ago

    My favourite behind Michael

  • jonathan
    jonathan 28 days ago

    Blow Job Novak.

  • Roy Batty
    Roy Batty 29 days ago +9

    Well his name is 'Blow Job Novak', never expected him to get anywhere with that name

  • Ganesh Shanbhag
    Ganesh Shanbhag 29 days ago +2

    @Looper why can't the title read what's BJ upto instead of what happened to ..

  • Jaqen H'ghar
    Jaqen H'ghar Month ago

    Who gives a shit🤣

  • beem nn
    beem nn Month ago +4

    Looks more like b j Novak contacted Looper himself and asked him to make this video

  • Adam S
    Adam S Month ago +2

    I never once understood Ryan Howard's character, and still don't. Someone explain?

  • JkbUltraKing67
    JkbUltraKing67 Month ago +3

    the obvious answer was he was down sized

  • redrose 101
    redrose 101 Month ago +2

    Wait he did voice acting on ARTHUR?! *_WHO??_*
    Edit: Ok I found it. It's Arthur the last day and the video is on RUclip. His part is at 5:20 and he voice acted a cool random teacher.

  • Daniel Esposito
    Daniel Esposito Month ago

    Why’d they call the Tarantino movie a bloodbath? I’ve heard that it was pretty good, does it not have to do with how good of a movie it was?
    Why was it called a bloodbath?

    • ashley naughton
      ashley naughton 15 days ago

      They called it a bloodbath because many people died, not because it's bad! It's actually one of Tarantino's best!

  • Dwight Schrute
    Dwight Schrute Month ago +2

    Ryan started the fire

  • Jailbreak Tonighnovich

    what? he banged her in real life?

    • Miguel Angel
      Miguel Angel 15 days ago

      They were both writers for The Office.... gap yes

  • taxi cab
    taxi cab Month ago +3

    He wrote a book called ‘One More Thing’ and it’s really good and interesting. I really recommend it :)

    • Sladen
      Sladen 10 days ago +1

      It's a really great read. I second the endorsement!

  • Kyran Creed
    Kyran Creed Month ago

    Fire guy 🔥

  • Mike Honcho
    Mike Honcho Month ago +2

    A toast, to the troops! All the troops...both sides.

  • ConnorHK
    ConnorHK Month ago +2

    He went to the gas station in Carbondale and never returned.

  • Sssydneyyy
    Sssydneyyy Month ago +2

    He came to my old school and read a book that he wrote. I’m so LUCKYYYY

  • Pale Rider
    Pale Rider Month ago +1

    Who fucking cares what this guy is doing! Stalk much?

  • Alana Foster
    Alana Foster Month ago

    Wait.... he's name is B.J.?..... yikes