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Ben Foster was born October 29, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Gillian Kirwan and Steven Foster, restaurant owners. His younger brother is actor Jon Foster. His paternal grandparents were from Russian Jewish families that immigrated to Massachusetts (his grandfather became a prominent judge in Boston), while his mother's family is from Maryland. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

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Hell or High Water Tanner Howard
(2016)
3:10 to Yuma Charlie Prince
(2007)
The Messenger Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery
(2009)
(2018)

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  Peter Pan, Land of Forever (pre-production)
Damian Salt / Lost Boy (voice)
 2023 Emancipation (post-production)
Fassel
 2022 Medieval (completed)
Jan Zizka
 2022 Hustle
Vince Merrick
 2022 The Contractor
Mike
 2021 The Survivor
Harry Haft
 2019 Anthem: Homunculus (Podcast Series)
William S. Burroughs (2019)
 2018 Galveston
Roy
 2018 Leave No Trace
Will
 2017 Hostiles
Philip Wills
 2017 Rock'n Roll
Ben
 2016/I Inferno
Bertrand Zobrist
 2016 Warcraft
Medivh
 2016/II Hell or High Water
Tanner Howard
 2016 Chris Stapleton: Fire Away (Music Video short)
Sherriff
 2016 The Finest Hours
Richard Livesey
 2015/II The Program
Lance Armstrong
 2014 Until We Could (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2013 Lone Survivor
Matt 'Axe' Axelson
 2013 Ain't Them Bodies Saints
Patrick Wheeler
 2013 Kill Your Darlings
William Burroughs
 2012 Robot Chicken (TV Series short)
Orville Redenbacher / Time Traveller
- Executed by the State (2012) ... Orville Redenbacher / Time Traveller (voice)
 2012 Contraband
Sebastian Abney
 2011 Rampart
General Terry
 2011 360
Tyler
 2011/I Here
Will Shepard
 2011 The Mechanic
Steve McKenna
 2009 Pandorum
Bower
 2009/I Blink (Short)
AJ
 2009/I The Messenger
Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery
 2008 Birds of America
Jay
 2007 30 Days of Night
The Stranger
 2007 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Glen Shipley
- My Name Is Inmate #28301-016: Part 2 (2007) ... Glen Shipley
- My Name Is Inmate #28301-016: Part 1 (2007) ... Glen Shipley
 2007 3:10 to Yuma
Charlie Prince
 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand
Warren Worthington III / Angel
 2006 Alpha Dog
Jake Mazursky
 2003-2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Russell Corwin
- Singing for Our Lives (2005) ... Russell Corwin
- Untitled (2004) ... Russell Corwin
- Bomb Shelter (2004) ... Russell Corwin
- The Black Forest (2004) ... Russell Corwin
- Grinding the Corn (2004) ... Russell Corwin
 2005 The Dead Zone (TV Series)
Darren Foldes
- The Last Goodbye (2005) ... Darren Foldes
 2005 Hostage
Mars Krupcheck
 2004 The Punisher
Spacker Dave
 2003 11:14
Eddie
 2003 Northfork
Cod
 2002 Phone Booth
Big Q (uncredited)
 2002 Bang Bang You're Dead
Trevor Adams
 2002 Big Trouble
Matt Arnold
 2001-2002 Boston Public (TV Series)
Max Warner
- Chapter Thirty-Six (2002) ... Max Warner
- Chapter Twenty-Nine (2001) ... Max Warner
 2002 The Laramie Project (TV Movie)
Aaron Kreifels
 2001 Get Over It
Berke Landers
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
Jason Nelson
- A Mother's Son (2000) ... Jason Nelson
 1999-2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series)
Eli
- Carded and Discarded (2000) ... Eli
- Pilot (1999) ... Eli
 1999 Liberty Heights
Ben Kurtzman
 1998 1973 (TV Movie)
Peter
 1998 Breakfast with Einstein (TV Movie)
Ryan
 1998 You Wish (TV Series)
Earl
- Future Shock (1998) ... Earl
 1998 I've Been Waiting for You (TV Movie)
Charlie
 1995-1997 Flash Forward (TV Series)
Tucker James
- Expose (1997) ... Tucker James
- Just Friends (1997) ... Tucker James
- Crime and Punishment (1997) ... Tucker James
- Maltese Chicken (1997) ... Tucker James
- Love Letters (1997) ... Tucker James
 1996 Kounterfeit (Video)
Travis
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Took part in NY Times "Times Talk" panel on "Ensemble Acting" with fellow cast members Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge from their Broadway drama "Orphans'. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Laura Prepon  (2 children)

Parents:

Kirwan, Gillian | Foster, Steven

Relatives:

Jon Foster (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

[on acting and his role in Alpha Dog (2006)] "It is cathartic. You do learn a lot. This part in particular was a lot of realizing where man's weaknesses, where my weaknesses, are. The best direction that Nick gave me was, "you're a fast car that doesn't handle well." So I just went for it. But if I try to over-intellectualize it, my heart leaves it. Because when I was in it, I was possessed." See more »

Trivia:

Attended the 2007 Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. See more »

Trademark:

Calm mellow voice See more »

Nickname:

Goat Boy

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