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Benjamin McKenzie | Benjamin Schenkkan
5' 8" (1.73 m)
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[When a Newsweek interviewer asked McKenzie if he thinks The OC should end with Ryan and Marissa getting married] "I've always pushed for the big marriage that the whole entire audience has always seen coming. Ryan and Seth walk down the aisle hand in hand."
Ben's paternal grandfather, Robert Schenkkan, was from a Dutch Jewish family, and had both Ashkenazi, and some Sephardi, ancestry. Ben's patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to Ben's great-great-great-great-grandfather, Abraham Juda Schenkkan Levie, who was born, c. 1781, in Amsterdam. Ben's great-great-aunt, Martha van der Zijl, died in Auschwitz in 1943; Martha was the sister of Ben's ...