Beck Bennett took an unusual route to TV fame. It was a series of much-loved advertisements for a cell phone company that first brought him to the attention of the American public. However it wasn't an overnight success there were years of hard work for the comic actor before he landed that overnight success. Even at a young age Bennett wanted to be an actor, taking on the challenging role of Jean Valjean in a production of "Les Miserables" at New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL while at the same time taking improvisational classes at the legendary Second City in nearby Chicago. Heading to the University of Southern California where he enrolled in the BFA Acting program, Bennett joined improv/sketch comedy group Commodus Interruptus with Kyle Mooney and Nick Rutherford; they would later be renamed Good Neighbor with the addition of fourth member Dave McCary.