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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 »

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 2014 Judy Greer Is the Best Friend (Short)
 2013 The Advocates (TV Movie)
Henry Bird
 2013 Men at Work (TV Series)
- Tyler the Pioneer (2013) ... Bryan
 2011 Batman: Year One (Video)
Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
 2011 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (TV Series)
- The Wild Brood (2011) ... Odnarb (voice)
 2007 88 Minutes
Mike Stempt (as Benjamin McKenzie)
 2005 Junebug
 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)
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- Faith (2002) ... Tim Ruskin (as Benjamin McKenzie)
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Alternate Names:

Benjamin McKenzie | Benjamin Schenkkan


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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"I'm somewhat puzzled about that myself. I did theater in college, so I had already started down that path, but I didn't want to major in theater at U. Va. I didn't really know what I wanted to do, so I thought I'd get a good education and do some acting at the same time" Explaining why he majored in Economics and Foreign Affairs and not theater. See more »


Ben's paternal grandfather, Robert Frederic 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 ... See more »

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