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Mini Bio (1)

Ben Ratner is an award-winning actor, writer, and director. Best known for starring in internationally acclaimed Canadian films such as Fathers & Sons, Amazon Falls, Last Wedding, and Mount Pleasant, Ratner also wrote, directed and co-starred in the feature film Moving Malcolm, which was awarded a First Film Special Distinction at The 2003 Montreal World Film Festival and won numerous awards at film festivals in Canada, the United States, and Europe. For television, he has over 75 credits, most recently guest-starring on series Flashpoint, Endgame, The Haunting Hour, and Eureka. He was a series regular on the television series DaVinci's City Hall and Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital.

As a director, Ratner has also helmed the popular series Robson Arms for CTV, and the short film Power Lunch, which premiered at the 2008 Vancouver International Film Festival. As a writer, Ratner is currently collaborating with some of the top creative talents in Canada to develop new projects.

A protégé of internationally renowned acting teacher and author (The Power of The Actor) Ivana Chubbuck, Ratner is a mentor, teacher, and coach to many of Canada's top actors.

He won a boxing Gold Medal in the 1982 Britsh Columbia Games.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: The Promotion People

Spouse (2)

Jennifer Spence (2011 - present)
Lori Triolo (? - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (2)

Was an amateur boxer. Won Gold Medal at the 1981 BC Winter Games.
Played bass and wrote songs for "L.Kabong" 1985-1989, opening for touring acts such as Bryan Adams, Squeeze, Melissa Etheridge, and Living Colour.

Personal Quotes (3)

[on his film 'Down River', influenced by the life of Babz Chula] I wanted to write about what happens when you lose your guide before you've found your way.
This is what I know: Making an ultra-low- budget feature is like asking your friends to help you move. It never ends and all you can do is offer as much thanks and gratitude as you can.
Directing is like getting into a street fight. The only reason I'm going to do it is if I have no other choice.

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