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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 Boston), while his mother's family is from Maryland. ... See full bio »

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 2016/I Inferno (post-production)
Bertrand Zobrist
 2015 The Finest Hours (post-production)
Richard Livesey
  Comancheria (filming)
Tanner
 2014 Until We Could (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2012 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Orville Redenbacher / Time Traveller
- Executed by the State (2012) ... Orville Redenbacher / Time Traveller (voice)
 2011 360
Tyler
 2011/I Here
Will Shepard
 2009 Pandorum
Bower
 2009/I Blink (Short)
AJ
 2008 Birds of America
Jay
 2005 The Dead Zone (TV Series)
Darren Foldes
- The Last Goodbye (2005) ... Darren Foldes
 2003 11:14
Eddie
 2003 Northfork
Cod
 2002 Phone Booth
Big Q (uncredited)
 2001-2002 Boston Public (TV Series)
Max Warner
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
Jason Nelson
- A Mother's Son (2000) ... Jason Nelson
 1999-2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series)
Eli
- Carded and Discarded (2000) ... Eli
- Pilot (1999) ... Eli
 1998 1973 (TV Movie)
Peter
 1998 Breakfast with Einstein (TV Movie)
Ryan
 1998 You Wish (TV Series)
Earl
- Future Shock (1998) ... Earl
 1998 I've Been Waiting for You (TV Movie)
Charlie
 1996-1997 Flash Forward (TV Series)
Tucker James
- Presents (1997) ... Tucker James
- Mudpack (1997) ... Tucker James
- Cool Book (1996) ... Tucker James
- Speechless (1996) ... Tucker James
- Skate Bait (1996) ... Tucker James
 1996 Kounterfeit (Video)
Travis
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Other Works:

Took part in NY Times "Times Talk" panel on "Ensemble Acting" with fellow cast members Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge from their Broadway drama "Orphans'. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[when asked for acting advice] [...] be bad. Give yourself permission to be terrible and celebrate that 'cause it's really about moving through a room in the darkness, and you're bumping into furniture. It's okay to fail 'cause there's no failure, you're just informing the richness of your experience, and that's- that's the greatest gift you can possibly give yourself. Be terrible, because you're... See more »

Trivia:

Casting director Cecily Adams saw the homemade audition tape Foster had sent from his home in Iowa. She called his parents and told them that, while she could make no guarantees, they should put him on a plane to Los Angeles, immediately. They did so and he landed the lead role in the pilot she was casting, Flash Forward (1996). See more »

Trademark:

Intense acting style See more »

Nickname:

Goat Boy

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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