Top 5000
Up 6 this week

Ben McKenzie (III)

Ben McKenzie was born Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan in Austin, Texas on September 12, 1978, to Mary Frances (Victory), a poet, and Pieter Meade Schenkkan, an attorney. His uncle is playwright Robert Schenkkan. Ben is of Dutch Jewish (from his paternal grandfather), English, and Scottish descent. He attended Austin High School, and played wide ... See full bio »

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.

Watch our interview

On Amazon Video

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 people
created 05 Mar 2014
a list of 33 people
created 30 May 2014
a list of 31 people
created 06 Aug 2014
a list of 28 people
created 08 Nov 2014
a list of 32 people
created 1 month ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

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

User Polls

6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


To always display TV and movie credits separately, edit your site preferences.

Hide Hide Show Show Actor: TV (9 credits)
 2013 The Advocates (TV Movie)
Henry Bird
 2013 Men at Work (TV Series)
- Tyler the Pioneer (2013) ... Bryan
 2011 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (TV Series)
- The Wild Brood (2011) ... Odnarb (voice)
 2004 MADtv (TV Series)
Ryan Atwood
- Episode #9.22 (2004) ... Ryan Atwood
 2003 JAG (TV Series)
Petty Officer Spencer
- Empty Quiver (2003) ... Petty Officer Spencer (as Benjamin McKenzie)
 2002 The District (TV Series)
Tim Ruskin
- Faith (2002) ... Tim Ruskin (as Benjamin McKenzie)
Show Show Actor: Movie (7 credits)
Show Show Actor: Short (3 credits)
Show Show Actor: Video (1 credit)
Show Show Producer: Short (1 credit)
Show Show Self: TV (31 credits)
Show Show Self: Video (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Benjamin McKenzie | Benjamin Schenkkan


5' 8" (1.73 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"It's against type in the sense of my background, but it's with type in the sense that I am a loner who's new to this business and skeptical about a lot of it." When discussing differences between Ryan Atwood and himself. See more »


Uncle is Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ben kind of looks like... beansy
I was such a douche to him... gandalfrodo
he could be the next big action star adambrodyrocks
Ben McKenzie voicing Batman!!! rustyunioncc
jayleno adambrodyrocks
Ben McKenzie for Cap. America brocksamsonjr
Discuss Ben McKenzie on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page