Ben Garant Movies
Known to many as the mustachioed Deputy Travis Junior on the farcical Reno 911!
, Robert Ben Garant
first made an impression with audiences on the sketch comedy show The State
, which ran on MTV from 1993 to 1995. The show's bizarre and outlandish sensibilities gave viewers a taste of what was to come with Garant
, who would take a break from film and television during the late '90s, only to return in 2003 to help create, write, and act in Reno 911!
, which was a hit on Comedy Central. Garant
then re-teamed with is writing partner Thomas Lennon
to pen the scripts for Herbie: Fully Loaded
, The Pacifier
, and Night at the Museum
. In 2007, Garant
and the rest of the cast of Reno 911!
brought their show to the big screen, with Reno 911!: Miami
, and that same year, Garant
put on both the writer's and director's hat with the over-the-top ping-pong comedy Balls of Fury
. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi
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A disgraced former ping pong champion is drawn back into the world of high-stakes table tennis to carry out a top-secret mission in the feature directorial debut of Reno 911! writer/director Ben Garant. Far removed from the rigidly regulated world of professional sports, clandestine ping pong tournaments offer thrilling competition where only the strong survive. There was a time when the mere mention of the name Randy Daytona (Dan Fogler) was enough to make even those most hardened ping pong player cower in fear, but these days Randy has fallen out of favor with ping-pong fans. The former champ soon receives a much-needed shot at redemption, however, when he is recruited by a determined FBI agent named Rodriguez (George Lopez) to win a coveted spot in the upcoming underground table tennis tournament and ferret out the nefarious Feng (Christopher Walken), whose thriving criminal empire has transformed him into a true menace to society. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
- Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, (more)