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Benjamin McKenzie

Benjamin McKenzie

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan

Birth Date :

September 12, 1978

Birth Place :

Austin, Texas, USA

Claim to fame :

As Ryan Atwood in TV series "The O.C." (2003-2007)

Biography


Appearing in plays "Measure for Measure" and "Zoo Story" during his first few years studying at the University of Virginia, Benjamin McKenzie continued starring in a handful of stage and TV features after graduating in 2001 and moving to New York. In the beginning of pursuing acting career, he appeared in off-Broadways "Life Is a Dream" at the Soho Rep, and "Street Scene" and "The Blue Bird" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

After relocating to Los Angeles in 2002, he landed guest roles on shows such as "JAG" and "The District". He was later on chosen to play the lead role of Ryan Atwood in the Fox series "The O.C." Not only the series quickly became breakout hit of the season, but also it helped launch McKenzie to stardom. The series ran on the network from 2003 to 2007, during when the actor also starred in big screen flicks "Junebug" (2005) and "88 Minutes" (2007). For his part in "The O.C." he earned four Teen Choice Award nominations for the categories of Choice Breakout TV Star Male, Choice TV Actor Drama/Action Adventure, Choice TV Actor: Drama, and Choice TV Chemistry tied with co-star Mischa Barton.

Latest News


Ben McKenzie Injures Head on 'Gotham' Set, Will Return to Work on Monday

September 15, 2014 02:05:10 GMT

"" star got a not-so-sweet treat on his birthday. The actor, who turned 36 on Friday, September 12, injured his head on the set of the upcoming drama series on his birthday.
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Cam Gigandet Mocks Former 'The O.C.' Co-Stars Ben McKenzie and Mischa Barton

June 27, 2014 07:28:31 GMT

shared his opinion on his former "" co-stars in a new interview for Elle magazine's "Hot Guy/Cold Drink" feature. Cam was asked if he ever kept in touch with anyone from the FOX teen series, but the 31-year-old actor said no.
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'Gotham' Set Photos Reveal Ben McKenzie as James Gordon

March 18, 2014 08:48:41 GMT

How will look like as Detective James Gordon has been unveiled as some pictures from the set of "" have landed online. During the production in Manhattan, New York City on Monday, March 17, the actor was filming a chase sequence for the Batman prequel series.
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Ben McKenzie Cast as James Gordon in FOX's 'Gotham'

February 09, 2014 14:50:22 GMT

has nabbed the lead role in FOX's "". The "" star is to play Detective James Gordon, who would later be the city's commissioner, in the Batman prequel pilot.
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Benjamin McKenzie Confused Why He's Still Single

August 13, 2010 03:21:56 GMT

Actor is baffled as to why he hasn't settled down with a girlfriend yet - because he's always been a "romantic" guy. The former "" star has always kept quiet about his private life, but is rumored to have dated actresses and in the past.
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