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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 Chris Stapleton: Fire Away (Short)
 2016 The Finest Hours
Richard Livesey
 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 Kounterfeit (Video)
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Narrated the audio book version of James Frey's novel, "Bright Shiny Morning". See more »

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3 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

The heat around young actors burns out. Natural ability and magnetism only get you so far. The rest is hard work. See more »


His favorite movies are Husbands (1970), The Jerk (1979), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), All That Jazz (1979) and The Iron Giant (1999). See more »


Often plays crazed, violent characters See more »


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