Ben Koldyke is an actor best known for playing Don Frank in ‘How I Met Your Mother’ for CBS. Ben Koldyke also has starred in the sitcoms ‘Big Love’, ‘Work It’, ‘The Newsroom’ and was most recently in ‘Mr. Robinson’ for NBC.
- Birthday: March 27, 1968 (age 50)
- Ethnicity: N/A
- Nationality: American
- Profession: Actor
Family and Personal Life
Ben Koldyke was married to Maggie Lawson, the ‘Back in the Game’ co-star, from 2015 to early 2017. At the moment, Koldyke is likely to be single.
Future actor Ben was born in Chicago, Illinois as Benjamin Koldyke, with his family later moving to nearby Kenilworth. He grew up in an affluent family as the son Patricia Blunt Koldyke and her husband, Martin J. ‘Mike’ Koldyke, the former investment banker who established Frontenac Company in Chicago & also a life trustee of Northwestern University.
- Parents: Martin J. ‘Mike’ Koldyke and Patricia Blunt Koldyke
- Wife: Maggie Lawson (2015-2017)
- Children: N/A
- Marital Status: Divorced
A talented colligate who was a quarterback for the Dartmouth College’s football team, he graduated with a B.A in English from there in 1991. Prior to that, he had a post-graduation year at Choate Rosemary Hall right after his high school graduation.
Ben Koldyke married then-35-year-old Maggie Lawson on August 8, 2015, on his family’s ranch in New Mexico. Together, Ben and Maggie starred on ABC’s sitcom ‘Back in the Games’ as Dick Slingbaugh & Terry Gannon, Jr. which aired back in September to December 2013. However, their marriage couldn’t last longer than two years and their divorce was finalized in early 2017.
Body Measurements and Lifestyle
Ben Koldyke, age 50, is a tall man with a height of 6 feet 2 inches & body weight of 85 kg. Ben has a great attitude and dressing scene to match with those ripped and toned body.
Despite his growing age, Ben follows training and fitness regimen like cardio exercises, pushups, jumping jack, pull-ups, and squats to maintain his physique. His efforts have definitely paid off as he looks stronger and bulging for a man in his fifties.
- Height: 6 feet 2 in (188cm)
- Body Measurements: N/A
- Plastic Surgery: N/A
- Weight: 85 kg (187 pounds)
His average yet gym-honed body looks great. With his well-combed hair and well-groomed appearance, he looks just as sharp on the street as he does on the red carpet. The perfect combination of style and personality brings the best out of him. Also, people can have a close view of his body in an episode of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ as he had stripped his clothes.
As per his lifestyle, he likes living behind the curtain. He is someone who believes in maintaining privacy and doesn’t enjoy talking about his life outside of work. Plus, his Instagram page @benkoldyke has a minimal upload with only 200 followers.
His accounts speak about his love for nature, animal, and rustic life. More than capturing his daily life, his Instagram is filled with the pictures of empty roads, cute dogs, horse and family members.
Ben Koldyke is known for his various roles on television from playing a love interest to female masking. His earliest career choice indulged in teaching, but, his passion for acting persuaded him to pursue an acting career.
Originally the beau-hunky football coach & English teacher in Chicago, Ben made an abrupt career transition after an encounter with Rob McElhenney, an actor/director who suggested he try acting. He subsequently went on to appear in his first of many TV pilots which were FOX’s ‘Boldly Going Nowhere’.
- 2000- Made his acting debut as Kelly’s boyfriend in comedy-drama film ‘The Next Best Thing’
- 2008- Starred as Master Flynn in short-film ‘Jedi Gym’, also wrote & direct
- 2016- Starred in a supporting role in the historical drama-thriller film ‘The Finest Hour’
Ben received his big role when he was cast in the lead starring in the short-lived comedy series ‘Work It’ on ABC, playing a man who dresses as a woman to keep a job. Earlier that, he had appeared in some recurring roles as Robin’s co-anchor & ex-lover named Don Frank on CBS’ drama ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and as Dale Tomasson in HBO’s ‘Big Love’.
Around 2013, he made a guest appearance as Cyrus West in an episode called ‘First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Lawyers’ of HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’. The same year, he starred opposite James Caan & future wife Maggie Lawson in another HBO’s sitcom called ‘Back in the Game’.
He brings his hands-on experience with a role as teacher & football coach named Paul Edley on Showtime’s ‘Master of Sex’. He has recently been seen in a supporting role on Disney’s ‘The Finest Hours’ opposite Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, and Eric Bana.
Salary and Net Worth 2018
Koldyke is a famous actor who has enjoyed a successful run in American entertainment industry. He may have got a late start at his acting career but has been doing TV & film work on a steady basis since then.
Ben Koldyke net worth is $7 million, celebrity net worth portal estimates. However, Ben’s salary remains unknown as of 2018. We can assume he has a handsome salary as he has entertained us with a number of roles since 2000.
- Net Worth: $7 million
- Salary: N/A