Four years ago, Ben Schwartz won an Emmy as part of the team of tunesmiths who did Hugh Jackman’s opening number on the Oscarcast and also contended as one of the gag writers. Since then, he has landed a couple of TV gigs that showcased this funny man in front of the camera.
–On “House of Lies,” he plays the crafty Clyde, who had his most turbulent season yet with professional meltdowns, relationship traumas and even an arrest. And he continues to steal scenes with his recurring role on “Parks and Recreation” as the smooth, overconfident and sleazy Jean-Ralphio.
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