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Overview (2)

Birth NameBenjamin Hernandez Bray
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ben Bray was born and raised in Los Angeles California, and is the oldest of six children. He grew up in a traditional Latino Catholic family, and is of Irish and Mexican descent. Bray, who began fighting at a very early age, has over 30 year's of amateur and professional boxing experience. He helped start The John Bray Boxing Foundation with his brother, who was on the Olympic Boxing Team with Oscar de la Hoya, the charity helps children off the street and away from drugs and violence. Ben was discovered at the age of 21 while training at a local boxing gym, soon after he decided to pursue a career in stunts and acting, and while training to be an all around Stuntman he was accepted into Lee Strasberg's Actors studio and The Rick Walters Theatre Company. After a series of high profile movies, Bray met 'Three King's director David O. Russell on set and immediately became very close friends. Through David he was introduced to Director Joe Carnahan. Both Directors convinced Bray that he could cross over as a triple threat... a serious actor, stunt coordinator and a director. Now as an award winning actor and stunt coordinator Bray has been nominated for two Taurus Awards, Best Wire Work for 'Swordfish' starring John Travolta and Best Action Film for 'The A-Team' starring Liam Neeson. He won his first award for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture for Star Trek and was nominated that same year for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Bray has also taught some of Hollywood's A list actors how to fight including Academy Award Winner Christian Bale (The Fighter), Tobey Maguire (Spiderman 2), and Lou Diamond Phillips (Courage Under Fire) and has taken many a punch for Javier Bardem as his double in the Oscar winning movie 'No Country for Old Men.' Expanding his talents further in the film industry, Bray was the Second Unit director for 'Smoking Aces' (Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Ben Affleck), 'The Grey' (Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney) and the upcoming film 'Silver Linings Playbook' (Bradley Cooper, Robert De Nero). Aside from his extensive film credits as an actor and stunt coordinator, Bray has guest starred in the hit TV shows 'Breaking Bad', 'CSI Miami', 'Sons of Anarchy' and on the Emmy Award Winning show 'The Shield' opposite Michael Chiklis. With an impressive 100+ film and TV credits as an actor and stunt coordinator, Bray continues his craft of acting in the new Oliver Stone movie 'Savages', where he plays a drug cartel opposite Oscar winning actor Benicio del Toro.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Liz Rodriguez - Publicist

Trivia (2)

A member of The International Stunt Association.
A member of the Directors Guild of America.

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