Ben McKenzie (III)


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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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Gotham James Gordon
(2014-2019)
The O.C. Ryan Atwood
(2003-2007)
88 Minutes Mike Stempt
(2007)
Southland Officer Ben Sherman
(2009-2013)

Filmography

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 2022 I Want You Back
Leighton's Dad
 2019 Line of Duty
Dean Keller
 2014-2019 Gotham (TV Series)
James Gordon
- Legend of the Dark Knight: They Did What? (2019) ... James Gordon
- Legend of the Dark Knight: I Am Bane (2019) ... James Gordon
 2019/I The Report
Scrubbed CIA Officer
 2016 Gotham Stories (TV Series short)
James Gordon
- Chapter 5 (2016) ... James Gordon (voice)
- Chapter 3 : Run, Penguin, Run! (2016) ... James Gordon (voice)
- Chapter 2 : Mr. Freeze Targets Penguin (2016) ... James Gordon (voice)
- Chapter 1 - Penguin's Cold Surprise (2016) ... James Gordon (voice)
- Chapter 4 : Can Gordon and Bullock Help Oswald (2016) ... James Gordon (voice)
 2014/II Some Kind of Beautiful
Brian
 2014 Judy Greer Is the Best Friend (Short)
Matt
 2013 The Advocates (TV Movie)
Henry Bird
 2013 Goodbye World
Nick Randworth
 2013 Men at Work (TV Series)
Bryan
- Tyler the Pioneer (2013) ... Bryan
 2009-2013 Southland (TV Series)
Officer Ben Sherman
- Reckoning (2013) ... Officer Ben Sherman
- Chaos (2013) ... Officer Ben Sherman
- The Felix Paradox (2013) ... Officer Ben Sherman
- Heroes (2013) ... Officer Ben Sherman
- Bleed Out (2013) ... Officer Ben Sherman
 2012 Adventures in the Sin Bin
Michael
 2011 Batman: Year One (Video)
Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)
 2011 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (TV Series)
Odnarb
- The Wild Brood (2011) ... Odnarb (voice)
 2009 The Eight Percent (Short)
John Keller
 2008 Johnny Got His Gun
Joe Bonham
 2003-2007 The O.C. (TV Series)
Ryan Atwood
- The End's Not Near, It's Here (2007) ... Ryan Atwood
- The Night Moves (2007) ... Ryan Atwood
- The Shake Up (2007) ... Ryan Atwood
- The Case of the Franks (2007) ... Ryan Atwood
- The Groundhog Day (2007) ... Ryan Atwood
 2007 88 Minutes
Mike Stempt (as Benjamin McKenzie)
 2005 Junebug
Johnny
 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)
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2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Benjamin McKenzie | Benjamin Schenkkan

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Morena Baccarin  (2 children)

Parents:

Pieter Schenkkan | Mary Frances Victory

Relatives:

Robert Schenkkan (aunt or uncle)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"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 »

Trivia:

Played football with (quarterback of the New Orleans Saints) Drew Brees at Austin High School and then against Drew Brees when Drew transferred to a rival school. Is now a Saints fan. See more »

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