Famous Bens

by christophershobris | created - 6 months ago | updated - 6 months ago | Public

A list of actors with the name Ben. Other names include; Benjamin, Benny, Benj, Benji, and other related names.

1. Ben Kingsley

Actor | Sexy Beast

Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Bhanji on December 31, 1943 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. His father, Rahimtulla Harji Bhanji, was a Kenyan-born medical doctor, of Gujarati Indian descent, and his mother, Anna Lyna Mary (Goodman), was an English actress. Ben began to act in stage plays during ...

2. Ben Stiller

Producer | Tropic Thunder

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller was born on November 30, 1965, in New York City, New York, to legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. His father is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent, and his mother was of Irish Catholic descent (she converted to Judaism).

His parents made no real ...

3. Ben Affleck

Producer | Argo

American actor and filmmaker Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, and was raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, is a social worker; the two are divorced. Ben has...

4. Ben Mendelsohn

Actor | Rogue One

Despite his prominence in Hollywood as a character actor known for playing villains and criminals, Ben Mendelsohn has been a leading man in Australia since starting acting as a teenager.

Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Carole Ann (Ferguson), a nurse, and Frederick ...

5. Ben Hardy

Actor | X-Men: Apocalypse

Ben Hardy was born Ben Jones on 2 January 1991 in England, United Kingdom. He grew up in Sherborne and attended The Gryphon School.

Ben starred in The Judas Kiss (1998) play, written by David Hare, in 2012 and played the character Arthur Wellesley, a member of the hotel staff. The play was held in ...

6. Ben Whishaw

Actor | Cloud Atlas

Proclaimed by many critics as one of the best young actors of his generation, Benjamin John Whishaw was born in Clifton, Bedfordshire, to Linda (Hope), who works in cosmetics, and Jose Whishaw, who works in information technology. He has a twin brother, James. He is of French, German, Russian (...

7. Ben Wheatley

Director | Free Fire

Ben Wheatley was born in May 1972 in Billericay, Essex, England. He is a director and writer, known for Free Fire (2016), Kill List (2011) and Sightseers (2012).

8. Ben Foster

Actor | Hell or High Water

Ben Foster was born October 29, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Gillian Kirwan and Steven Foster, restaurant owners. His younger brother is actor Jon Foster. His paternal grandparents were from Russian Jewish families that immigrated to Massachusetts (his grandfather became a prominent judge in ...

9. Ben Barnes

Actor | The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

British actor Benjamin Thomas Barnes was born in London, England, to Patricia (Becker), a relationship therapist, and Thomas Barnes, a professor of psychiatry. He has a brother, Jack. His mother is from South Africa while his father is English.

Barnes studied at Homefield Preparatory and King's ...

10. Ben Bass

Actor | Bride of Chucky

Ben Bass was born on August 14, 1968 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Benjamin Langer Bass. He is an actor, known for Bride of Chucky (1998), The 6th Day (2000) and Bury the Lead (2002). He was previously married to Laura Carswell.

11. Ben Gleib

Actor | Ice Age: Continental Drift

Ben Gleib was born on June 18, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Ben Nathan Gleiberman. He is an actor and producer, known for Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), The Book of Life (2014) and Spanish Fly (2002).

12. Ben Cartwright

Actor | Sherlock Holmes

Ben Cartwright is an actor, known for Sherlock Holmes (2009), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) and Fearless (2017).

13. Ben Chaplin

Actor | The Thin Red Line

With charm to spare and dark, unassumingly handsome looks, British actor Ben Chaplin arrived on the Hollywood scene in smart and sexy fashion with the comedy The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996). While his habit for avoiding mainstream artificiality in favor of small, intense, independent ...

14. Ben Falcone

Actor | Tammy

Ben Falcone was born on August 25, 1973 in Carbondale, Illinois, USA as Benjamin Scott Falcone. He is an actor and producer, known for Tammy (2014), Enough Said (2013) and The Boss (2016). He has been married to Melissa McCarthy since October 8, 2005. They have two children.

15. Ben Gazzara

Actor | Road House

Ben Gazzara's screen career began with two critically acclaimed roles as heavies in the late 1950s. He turned to television in the 1960s but made a big screen comeback with roles in three John Cassavetes films in the 1970s. The 1980s and 1990s saw Gazzara work more frequently than ever before in ...

16. Ben Johnson

Actor | The Last Picture Show

Born in Oklahoma, Ben Johnson was a ranch hand and rodeo performer when, in 1940, Howard Hughes hired him to take a load of horses to California. He decided to stick around (the pay was good), and for some years was a stunt man, horse wrangler, and double for such stars as John Wayne, Gary Cooper ...

17. Ben Jones

Actor | The Dukes of Hazzard

Ben Jones was born on August 30, 1941 in Tarboro, North Carolina, USA as Ben Lewis Jones. He is an actor and writer, known for The Dukes of Hazzard (1979), Primary Colors (1998) and CBS Summer Playhouse (1987). He has been married to Alma Viator since October 10, 1992. They have two children.

18. Ben Daniels

Actor | The Exorcist

Ben Daniels is a multi-award winning performer who is equally at home whether working in Film, Television or Theatre. He was born in the Midlands and became interested in acting through drama lessons while at comprehensive school. He began his career after leaving London's prestigious LAMDA drama ...

19. Ben Woolf

Actor | American Horror Story

Ben Woolf was born on September 15, 1980 in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA as Benjamin Eric Woolf. He was an actor, known for American Horror Story (2011), Haunting Charles Manson (2014) and Dexter (2006). He died on February 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. Ben Lawson

Actor | No Strings Attached

Ben Lawson was born on February 6, 1980 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He is an actor, known for No Strings Attached (2011), Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (2012) and Designated Survivor (2016).

21. Ben Lambert

Actor | Zero Dark Thirty

Ben Lambert is an actor and producer, known for Zero Dark Thirty (2012), True Bloodthirst (2012) and Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz (2013).

22. Ben Lamb

Actor | Divergent

Ben Lamb was born on January 24, 1989 in Exeter, Devon, England. He is an actor, known for Divergent (2014), Now You See Me 2 (2016) and The White Queen (2013).

23. Ben Harper

Soundtrack | State of Play

Ben Harper was born on October 28, 1969 in Claremont, California, USA as Benjamin Chase Harper. He has been married to Jaclyn Matfus since January 1, 2015. They have one child. He was previously married to Laura Dern and Joanna.

24. Ben Platt

Actor | Pitch Perfect

Ben Platt was born on September 24, 1993 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Benjamin Schiff Platt. He is an actor, known for Pitch Perfect (2012), Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and The Politician (2019).

25. Ben McKenzie

Actor | Gotham

Ben McKenzie was born Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan in Austin, Texas on September 12, 1978, to Mary Frances (Victory), a poet, and Pieter Meade Schenkkan, an attorney. His uncle is playwright Robert Schenkkan. Ben is of Dutch Jewish (from his paternal grandfather), English, and Scottish descent. He ...

26. Ben Cotton

Actor | The Chronicles of Riddick

Ben Cotton was born on July 26, 1975 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is an actor, known for The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and Stan Helsing (2009).

27. Ben Cross

Actor | Star Trek

Ben Cross was born Harry Bernard Cross on December 16, 1947, in London, England. He began acting at a very young age and participated in grammar school plays -- most notably playing "Jesus" in a school pageant at age 12.

Ben left home and school at age 15 and worked various jobs, including work as a...

28. Ben Aldridge

Actor | Our Girl

Ben Aldridge was born on November 12, 1985 in Devon, England as Ben Charles Aldridge. He is an actor, known for Our Girl (2014), Fleabag (2016) and Toast (2010).

29. Ben Feldman

Actor | Friday the 13th

A native of Washington, DC, Feldman made his first foray into acting at the age of 6 when a camp counselor convinced him to participate in the musical "Annie." In high school, Feldman was involved in the school theater program and participated in many plays. He also hosted the school's yearly ...

30. Ben Heller

Actor | It

Ben Heller was born on May 4, 1973 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor, known for It (1990), Georgie (2019) and Pennywise: The Story of It.

31. Ben Lewis

Actor | Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Ben Lewis is an actor and writer, known for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Zero Recognition (2014) and Arrow (2012). He has been married to Blake Lee since January 17, 2016.

32. Ben Murphy

Actor | Alias Smith and Jones

Born as Benjamin Edward Castleberry Jr. in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Nadine (nee Steele) and Benjamin E. Castleberry. After the death of his father, he was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. When his mother remarried in 1956, he was adopted by his stepfather, Patrick Henry Murphy, taking his last name. The...

33. Ben Miles

Actor | V for Vendetta

Ben Miles was born in 1967 in Wimbledon, London, England. He is an actor, known for V for Vendetta (2005), Ninja Assassin (2009) and Speed Racer (2008). He is married to Emily Raymond. They have three children.

34. Ben Miller

Actor | Johnny English Strikes Again

Halfway through a PhD in physics at Cambridge University, Ben met Alexander Armstrong (who was also studying there) in 1992. Instead of finishing his PhD, Ben chose to scrap science for comedy and started playing at the Comedy Club Footlights, Cambridge. After four years of touring pubs and ...

35. Ben Marley

Actor | Apollo 13

Ben Marley is an actor, known for Apollo 13 (1995), Jaws 2 (1978) and From the Earth to the Moon (1998).

36. Ben Mankiewicz

Actor | White House Down

Ben Mankiewicz was born on March 25, 1967 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for White House Down (2013), The Practice (1997) and Extra Points (2018). He has been married to Lee Russo since December 12, 2013. They have one child. He was previously married ...

37. Ben Masters

Actor | Passions

Ben Masters was born on May 6, 1947 in Corvallis, Oregon, USA. He is an actor, known for Passions (1999), All That Jazz (1979) and Spy Game (1997).

38. Ben Mansfield

Actor | Primeval

Ben Mansfield was born on May 29, 1983 in Romsey, Hampshire, England. He is an actor, known for Primeval (2007), Mr. Nobody (2009) and Primeval: Webisodes (2010).

39. Ben Manning

Actor | The Snarling

Ben Manning is a professional actor for 10 years following various jobs including senior officer for local government, and also a qualified trainer with management affiliations. Mr. Manning holds experience in most forms of acting and also as an independent film producer. With this, he has an ...

40. Ben Mellish

Actor | The Haunting of Sharon Tate

Ben Mellish is an actor, known for The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019), Elephants (2018) and The Freedom Procedure (2018).

41. Ben Medina

Writer | ECCO

Lives in Los Angeles, CA & Seattle, WA.

42. Ben Milliken

Actor | Bosch

Born in Manchester, England, Ben was raised in Bilgola Beach located on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Before pursuing a career in film and television, Ben was an amateur boxer for 10 years. Exploring his love for film, Ben spent three years studying at the leading film and television training school ...

43. Ben Mingay

Actor | Hacksaw Ridge

Ben Mingay is an actor, known for Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Home and Away (1988) and Packed to the Rafters (2008).

44. Ben Mitchell

Actor | The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Ben Mitchell (born 7 July 1980) is a New Zealand actor who played the orc, Narzug in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013). He is best known for his role as Dr. TK Samuels in the soap opera Shortland Street (1992). He attended secondary school at St Johns College, Hamilton, New Zealand.

He also...

45. Ben Mortley

Actor | The Decadent and Depraved

Ben Mortley is an actor and writer, known for The Decadent and Depraved (2018), Zelos (2017) and McLeod's Daughters (2001).

46. Ben Moor

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Ben Moor is an actor and writer, known for The Three Musketeers (2011), Casanova (2005) and Miss You Already (2015).

47. Ben Jorgensen

Actor | The Basketball Diaries

Ben Jorgensen was born on July 30, 1969 in London, England. He is an actor and editor, known for The Basketball Diaries (1995), All My Children (1970) and Chelsea International (2016).

48. Ben Morrison

Actor | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Ben Morrison is a Los Angeles based actor, writer, comedian and filmmaker. Acting since he was 6 years old, Ben is a graduate of NYU's TISCH School of the arts where he trained under William H. Macy and David Mamet, and added stand-up comedian to his resume shortly thereafter. It's been full-steam ...

49. Ben Mulroney

Actor | Fantastic Four

Born in Montreal Quebec, Ben Mulroney is the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Mulroney has a law degree from Laval University and a history degree from Duke University.

Ben Mulroney began his career as an entertainment reporter as the Quebec City Correspondent for The Chatroom ...

50. Ben Munoz

Actor | A Father's Journey

Ben Munoz was born and raised in San Bernardino, California. He entered the United States Marine Corps at the age of 20 in 1980 and served for six years. At the age of 21, he was diagnosed with bone cancer. He had surgery about a year later, and he's been cancer free ever since. After the military,...

51. Ben Piazza

Actor | The Blues Brothers

Ben Piazza was born on July 30, 1933 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as Benito Daniel Piazza. He was an actor, known for The Blues Brothers (1980), Guilty by Suspicion (1991) and The Hanging Tree (1959). He was married to Dolores Dorn. He died on September 7, 1991 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.

52. Ben Radcliffe

Actor | Cuban Fury

Ben Radcliffe is an actor, known for Cuban Fury (2014), Pandora (2019) and Ransom (2017).

53. Ben Rappaport

Actor | For the People

Ben Rappaport was born on March 23, 1986 in Arlington, Texas, USA as Bennett Eli Rappaport. He is an actor and producer, known for For The People (2018), Mr. Robot (2015) and Outsourced (2010).

54. Ben Reed

Actor | American Sniper

Ben Reed was born on May 1, 1965 in Bixby, Oklahoma, USA as Benjamin Lee Reed. He is an actor and producer, known for American Sniper (2014), Starcrossed (2014) and The Greatest Showman (2017).

55. Ben Rhodes

Self | The Final Year

Ben Rhodes is a writer, known for The Final Year (2017), Mending Ties: Obama's Effect on Former Foes (2017) and American Deep State (2020).

56. Ben Richardson

Cinematographer | Beasts of the Southern Wild

Ben Richardson is a cinematographer and producer, known for Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), Wind River (2017) and Yellowstone (2018).

57. Ben Robson

Actor | The Boy

Ben was born in Newcastle, England. He went to school at Newlands Preparatory in Newcastle, before then attending Stowe, located in Buckinghamshire. Ben attended the University of West of England and graduated with business honours, before moving to Los Angeles to study at the Stella Adler Academy....

58. Ben Schwartz

Actor | Parks and Recreation

Ben Schwartz is known for playing Jean-Ralphio in the American comedy TV series "Parks and Recreation." He plays an annoying yet lovable character who thinks he is a player and a baller and often uses insurance money and his father's money to buy whatever he wants. Jean-Ralphio was created for ...

59. Ben Savage

Actor | Boy Meets World

Bennett "Ben" Joseph Savage was born on September 13th, 1980, in Chicago, Illinois. Ben got his start in acting when he appeared in his first commercial at the tender age of 5. From there, his first major speaking role was in the comedy series, Dear John (1988), opposite Judd Hirsch and fellow ...

60. Ben Schnetzer

Actor | Pride

Ben Schnetzer was born on February 8 1990 in New York, to actors Stephen Schnetzer and Nancy Snyder. He began acting in his teens, appearing in the TV drama 'Happy Town' but, in his own words wanted to give acting "a proper shot" and moved to London in 2010 to study drama at the Guildhall School of...

61. Ben Shenkman

Actor | Pi

Ben Shenkman was born on September 26, 1968 in New York City, New York, USA as Benjamin Alexander Sheinkman. He is an actor, known for Pi (1998), Blue Valentine (2010) and Angels in America (2003). He has been married to Lauren Greilsheimer since September 17, 2005.

62. Ben Sinclair

Actor | High Maintenance

Ben Sinclair is an actor and writer, known for High Maintenance (2016), High Maintenance (2012) and Safe (2012). He was previously married to Katja Blichfeld.

63. Ben Stein

Actor | Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ben Stein (Benjamin J. Stein) was born on Nov. 25, 1944 in Washington, D.C. The son of noted economist and writer Herbert Stein, he grew up in Silver Spring, Md., and attended Montgomery Blair High School. Some of his classmates included journalist Carl Bernstein, and actors Goldie Hawn and ...

64. Benjamin Bratt

Actor | Miss Congeniality

The middle of five children, Bratt hails from a close-knit family. His mother, an indigenous Quechua Peruvian from Lima, moved to the U.S. at age 14. He grew up in San Francisco. He is known for his roles in the films Traffic (2000), Miss Congeniality (2000), and Despicable Me 2 (2013). He is ...

65. Benjamin Walker

Actor | The Choice

Benjamin Walker was born Benjamin Walker Davis in Georgia, and was raised in Cartersville, GA, the son of Jeannine (Walker), a music teacher, and Greg Davis, who worked in finance and owned a movie rental store. He has one older brother. Walker was educated at Cartersville High School in Georgia ...

66. Benjamin Wadsworth

Actor | Deadly Class

Benjamin Wadsworth is an actor from Houston, Texas. He caught the acting bug after appearing in several school stage productions. In 2014, he was cast as Iggy in the comedy series Dad vs. Lad (2012). In 2017, Wadsworth appeared in episodes of Let the Right One In (2017) and Teen Wolf (2011). He has...

67. Benjamin Wallfisch

Composer | Blade Runner 2049

Composer of David F. Sandberg's SHAZAM!, Andy Muschietti's IT, and co-composer of Denis Villeneuve's BLADE RUNNER: 2049 (with Hans Zimmer), Benjamin Wallfisch has worked on over 75 feature films and received Golden Globe, BAFTA, 2x GRAMMY and EMMY nominations. He is currently scoring IT: CHAPTER ...

68. Benjamin Salisbury

Actor | Captain Ron

Benjamin Salisbury was born on October 19, 1980 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Benjamin David Salisbury. He is an actor, known for Captain Ron (1992), The Nanny (1993) and S1m0ne (2002). He has been married to Kelly Murkey since July 2, 2006.

69. Benjamin Charles Watson

Actor | Warehouse 13

Born in Jamaica, Watson moved to Toronto with his family when he was 10 years old. He loved storytelling from an early age, and was drawn to the performers he saw in movies and on television.

Unlike a handful actors who get into the business when they are children, Watson chose to pursue an ...

70. Benjamin Byron Davis

Actor | Red Dead Redemption II

Benjamin Byron Davis is an actor, writer, director, and acting coach. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the youngest of three brothers. His parents are retired, Jessica from teaching and William from finance. Benjamin graduated from the Noble and Greenough School, where he was awarded the Eaton...

71. Benjamin Flores Jr.

Actor | Ride Along

Benjamin Flores Jr. was born on July 23, 2002 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as Benjamin Christopher Flores Jr. He is an actor, known for Ride Along (2014), Rim of the World (2019) and The Haunted Hathaways (2013).

72. Benj Thall

Actor | Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Benj Thall began his career as a young actor, starring as Peter Burnford in Disney's Homeward Bound:The Incredible Journey 1 & 2. He guest starred in TV shows and films including Cheers, The Prime Gig, and Harry and the Hendersons before studying filmmaking at the USC School of Cinema & Television.

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73. Benny Hill

Soundtrack | The Benny Hill Show

He was born Alfred Hawthorn Hill. It was his grandfather who introduced him to Burlesque Shows and the theatre from where the young Benny Hill was to draw much of his comic inspiration. After his national service with the army during WW2, Benny came to London, adopted the stage name Benny Hill (in ...

74. Benny Safdie

Director | Good Time

Benny Safdie is a director and actor, known for Good Time (2017), Uncut Gems (2019) and Go Get Some Rosemary (2009).

75. Benny Urquidez

Actor | Grosse Pointe Blank

Benny Urquidez was raised in a very athletic family. His mother was a professional wrestler and his father a professional boxer, with all of his siblings black belts. He has earned black belts in nine different martial arts and trained in other styles.

The Jet decided to pursue full-contact karate ...

76. Benji Gregory

Actor | ALF

Blue-eyed Benji Gregory was born in Encino, California, USA on May 26, 1978. His parents are Manny and Patti, and he has an older sister, Becky, and a younger brother, Matthew. His father, uncle and sister were all actors; his grandmother is his agent.

As a veteran of dozens of commercials, Benji ...

77. Benji Madden

Soundtrack | Not Another Teen Movie

Benji Madden was born Benjamin Levi Combs on March 11, 1979, in Waldorf, Maryland, to Robin Marie Madden and Roger Paul Combs. His father left the family when he was 16, so he changed his last name from "Combs" to his mother's maiden name. After his father left, Benji's mother raised him and his ...

78. Benicio Del Toro

Actor | Sicario

Benicio Del Toro emerged in the mid-1990s as one of the most watchable and charismatic character actors to come along in years. A favorite of film buffs, Del Toro gained mainstream public attention as the conflicted but basically honest Mexican policeman in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000).

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79. Benedict Cumberbatch

Actor | The Imitation Game

Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch was born and raised in London, England. His parents, Wanda Ventham and Timothy Carlton (born Timothy Carlton Congdon Cumberbatch), are both actors. He is a grandson of submarine commander Henry Carlton Cumberbatch, and a great-grandson of diplomat Henry Arnold ...

80. Benedict Wong

Actor | Doctor Strange

Benedict Wong was born in 1970 in Manchester, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Doctor Strange (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and The Martian (2015).



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