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Despite his prominence in Hollywood as a character actor known for playing villains and criminals, Ben Mendelsohn has been a leading man in Australia since starting acting as a teenager. Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Carole Ann (Ferguson), a nurse, and Frederick Arthur Oscar Mendelsohn, a medical researcher. Getting ... See full bio »
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What to Watch: "The Man in the High Castle"

In this episode of "What to Watch," we talk with the cast of Amazon Studios' "The Man in the High Castle" and the show's creator, Frank Spotnitz.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Star Citizen (Video Game) (post-production) (voice)
 2016 Squadron 42 (Video Game) (post-production)
 2016 Una (post-production)
 2016 Guns for Hire
Kyle Sullivan
 2013-2015 Axe Cop (TV Series)
Ben / Sun Thief
- Bald Cop (2015) ... Ben (voice)
- The Dumb List (2013) ... (voice)
- Taxi Cop (2013) ... (voice)
- When Night Creatures Attack (2013) ... Sun Thief (voice)
 2015 Mississippi Grind
 2015 Slow West
 2014 Black Sea
 2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
Viceroy Hegep
 2014 Lost River
 2013 Girls (TV Series)
Salvatore Johansson
 2013 Adore
 2012 Killing Them Softly
 2011 Trespass
 2011 Killer Elite
 2010 Needle
Detective Meares
 2009 Prime Mover
 2008 $9.99
Lenny Peck (voice)
 2005 The Secret Life of Us (TV Series)
- Rare Birds (2005) ... Rob
- Ill Communication (2005) ... Rob
- The Treadmill (2005) ... Rob
- The Big Leap (2005) ... Rob
 2005 Second Chance (TV Movie)
Dr. Larry Stewart
 2002 Farscape (TV Series)
- I-Yensch, You-Yensch (2002) ... Sko
 2001 Mullet
Eddie 'Mullet' Maloney
 2000 Sample People
 1999 Secret Men's Business (TV Movie)
Doug Petersen
 1997/II Amy
Robert Buchanan
 1997 Good Guys Bad Guys (TV Series)
Brian O'Malley
- Unfinished Business (1997) ... Brian O'Malley
 1997 True Love and Chaos
 1996 Close Ups (TV Series)
 1996 Idiot Box
 1996 Cosi
 1995 Police Rescue (TV Series)
Dean Forman
- Wild Card (1995) ... Dean Forman
 1995 Halifax f.p. (TV Series)
Peter Donaldson
- My Lovely Girl (1995) ... Peter Donaldson
 1995 Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (TV Series)
Dale Banks
- High Country Justice (1995) ... Dale Banks
 1994 Metal Skin
 1994 Roughnecks (TV Series)
Joe 90
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Joe 90
 1989-1994 G.P. (TV Series)
Max Fisher / Phillip Barton
- Making Mischief (1994) ... Max Fisher
- Chances (1989) ... Phillip Barton
 1993 Sirens
 1993 Say a Little Prayer
Nursery Manager
 1992 Map of the Human Heart
 1992 The Efficiency Expert
 1990 Quigley Down Under
 1990 The Big Steal
Danny Clark
 1990 Nirvana Street Murder
 1990 Return Home
 1989 Lover Boy
 1989 This Man... This Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Matthew Clarke
 1987-1989 The Flying Doctors (TV Series)
Brad Harris / Brian
- Blues for Judy (1989) ... Brad Harris
- Realms of Gold (1987) ... Brian
 1988 All the Way (TV Mini-Series)
Lindsay Seymour
 1987 The Year My Voice Broke
Trevor Leishman
 1986 Prime Time (TV Series)
Batholomew 'Bart' Jones
 1986 Fame and Misfortune (TV Series)
 1986 The Still Point
 1985 A Country Practice (TV Series)
Luke Dawson
- A Little Knowledge: Part 2 (1985) ... Luke Dawson
- A Little Knowledge: Part 1 (1985) ... Luke Dawson
 1984 Special Squad (TV Series)
- Slow Attack (1984)
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Stage play: The Glass Menagerie-playing Tom (Melbourne Theatre Company) See more »

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5 Interviews | 1 Pictorial | See more »


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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He would punish me much more than he would anyone else, but he was also nicer to me than anyone else on the set. See more »


Claimed in an interview to have written several books under a pseudonym. See more »


Often plays arrogant, unlikeable and borderline sociopathic characters who are never as clever as they think they are

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