Top 5000
Down 617 this week

Ben Foster (I)

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 »

Movies for Food Lovers

It's the time of year to break bread and raise a drink with loved ones. Sample some films sure to whet your movie appetites.

Sample some films about food

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 people
created 04 Apr 2011
a list of 21 people
created 08 Apr 2011
a list of 22 people
created 25 Jun 2011
a list of 35 people
created 08 Oct 2011
a list of 33 people
created 8 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Ben Foster's work have you seen?

User Polls

4 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


Jump to: Actor | Producer | Soundtrack | Thanks | Self
Hide Hide Show Show Actor (49 credits)
 2016/I Inferno (post-production)
Bertrand Zobrist
 2016 The Finest Hours (completed)
Richard Livesey
  Comancheria (filming)
 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
 2011/I Here
Will Shepard
 2009 Pandorum
 2009/I Blink (Short)
 2008 Birds of America
 2005 The Dead Zone (TV Series)
Darren Foldes
- The Last Goodbye (2005) ... Darren Foldes
 2003 11:14
 2003 Northfork
 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)
- Carded and Discarded (2000) ... Eli
- Pilot (1999) ... Eli
 1998 1973 (TV Movie)
 1998 Breakfast with Einstein (TV Movie)
 1998 You Wish (TV Series)
- Future Shock (1998) ... Earl
 1998 I've Been Waiting for You (TV Movie)
 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)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (17 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Narrated the audio book version of James Frey's novel, "Bright Shiny Morning". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »


5' 9" (1.75 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[re role in play "Orphans"] I hadn't been pursuing theater actively. This was really the first play that I'd read to be considered before. Reading it was like holding something electric in your hands. The language is deceptively simple and aggressive. There was this feeling of seizure: "I don't know if I can do this.' See more »


Risked his sight while filming Alpha Dog (2006) by adding glaucoma drops to his eyes for much of the shoot to dilate his pupils, making him appear to be high. He'd hide in the bushes at night and cover his eyes between takes to keep the lights from shining into them and also had to talk to director Nick Cassavetes with his eyes closed. See more »


Calm mellow voice See more »


Goat Boy

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
I thought he would have been huge by now andyk_hadogen
Execellent Actor lewis-dane60
ben foster is one of the best upcoming actors MinatoArisato
He reminds me of... RicoSuave2
Pandorum harleyclb
How good was he in Alpha Dog? toddaustin76
Discuss Ben Foster on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page