Benjamin Joseph Manaly "B. J." Novak (born July 31, 1979) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter, and director who is best known for his role as Ryan Howard on the NBC sitcom The Office from 2005 to 2012, where he is also the writer and co-executive producer.

He played Robert B. Sherman in the 2013 Disney biographical drama film, Saving Mr. Banks.