British High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin has been under a lot of heat following his letter about Ghanaian Members of Parliament acquiring UK visas for relatives. So I decided, as usual, to calm things down with a light feature about how some Americans on Twitter confuse Hon. Jon Benjamin for someone else.
The High Commissioner has had to point Twitter users to Harry Jon Benjamin’s account on several occasion, when people tag him in posts meant for the other Jon Benjamin. Although two completely different individuals, they both seem to have a quirky sense of humour.
Harry Jon Benjamin, known professionally as H. Jon Benjamin, is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for voicing characters, such as Sterling Archer in the animated sitcom Archer; Bob Belcher in the animated sitcom Bob’s Burgers; Ben, the son of Dr. Katz, in Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist; Coach McGuirk and Jason on Home Movies; and a can of mixed vegetables in the film Wet Hot American Summer.
In 2014 Benjamin was named as the year’s best male comedy performer for his work on Bob’s Burgers and Archer by the Vulture TV Awards, a digital expansion of New York magazine.
In 2015, despite not knowing how to play any instrument, Benjamin released his first jazz album, Well, I Should Have…. Benjamin “played” piano and was joined by Scott Kreitzer on sax, David Finck on bass, and Jonathan Preitz on drums.