Image of Ben McKenzie

Ben McKenzie

McKenzie is the son of the lawyer Pieter Meade Schenkkan. His mother Mary Frances is a writer, journalist and professor at a university in Texas. He was born in Austin, Texas, where he grew up with his two younger brothers Zack and Nate. His uncle is actor and Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan; his second cousin Sarah Drew is also an actress. After graduating in Economics and International Relations at the University of Virginia, he moved to New York in order to devote his attention to acting. There he received first in off-Broadway productions different roles, before moving to Los Angeles and was hired there for a starring role in the television series The OC, with the fourth season came to an end on 22 February 2007. For his portrayal of Ryan Atwood in the series he won several awards between 2003 and 2007. Since 2014 he portrayed in the crime series Gotham Detective James Gordon. McKenzie is politically interested and active. He was one of the speakers at the meeting of the Democrats in the summer of 2004.


Read bio at tmdb | Read bio at Wikipedia
Born:
Sep 12, 1978 In Austin - Texas - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
21
First Appeared:
In the series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee 1983-04-04
Latest Project:
Movie Some Kind of Beautiful 2015-07-16
Known For
Poster of Gotham
Poster of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Poster of  The O.C.
Poster of The District
Filmography
Movie Some Kind of Beautiful Brian 2015-07-16
Series Gotham James Gordon 2014-09-22
Movie Goodbye World Nick 2013-06-15
Movie Adventures in the Sin Bin Michael 2012-06-08
Movie Batman: Year One Bruce Wayne/Batman 2011-09-27
Series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Odnarb 2010-07-12
Series Southland Ben Sherman 2009-04-09
Movie Johnny Got His Gun Joe Bonham 2008-10-22
Movie 88 minutes Mike Stemp 2007-02-14
Movie Junebug Johnny 2005-08-03
Movie Desperate Souls 2005-10-04
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series The O.C. Ryan Atwood 2003-08-05
Series Abby Unknown 2003-01-06
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Series The District Unknown 2000-10-07
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Series JAG Unknown 1995-09-23
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04