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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)

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  Live! (post-production)
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
 2017 The Accidental Wolf (TV Series)
Charlie
- Nancy (2017) ... Charlie
 2016 Gotham Stories (TV Series)
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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Alternate Names:

Benjamin McKenzie | Benjamin Schenkkan

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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." See more »

Trivia:

Ben's paternal grandfather, Robert Frederic Schenkkan, was from a Dutch Jewish family, and had both Ashkenazi and 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 ... See more »

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Virgo

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