Brian Benben is a famous American actor, highly revered by fans and movie lovers alike for his roles on the popular series Dream On and Private Practice. He is also a subject of admiration to many for his unique ability in depicting whatever role he is being billed to play with utmost ease and perfection, thus, making it plausible as to how he has been able to remain relevant in an ever-changing Hollywood movie industry. Still interested in getting to know more about Brian Benben as it pertains to his career and personal life? Keep scrolling down.
Brian Benben’s Bio (Age)
Veteran actor Brian Edward Benben was born on June 18th, 1956 in Winchester, Virginia, the USA, to his parents, Gloria Patricia and Peter Michael Benben Sr. There is very little information as regards the childhood and family of Brian Benben due to his desire to keep that aspect of his life tucked away from the ever-prying eyes of the media. Nevertheless, it’s a known fact that he was raised by his parents in Marlboro, New York, and attended a high school in very close proximity to where they lived.
Upon completion of his high school education, he enrolled in Ulster Community College in Stone Ridge, New York and graduated two years later. Fresh out of college, Benben decided to move to New York City, where he slowly perfected his acting skills by performing in several off-off-Broadway theaters’ stage plays, such as; The Tooth of Crime, Gossip, Wild Oats, A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Overcoat and Midsummer Night’s Dream in which he played the role of Bottom.
In 1981, Benben was cast to play the role of Michael Lasker in The Gangster Chronicles, marking his television debut and making him known to a wider range of audience. Later that year, he made his big screen debut in the movie Gangster Wars. In 1983, he proved his diversity by portraying the role of a gay man in the movie drama, American Playhouse: Family Business, before taking up the role of the highly controversial California Senator Tom Hayden in the movie Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago.
His big break eventually came in the year 1990, following his role as Martin Tupper on the HBO adult-themed comedy Dream On. For six years he served as the main character on the show until its finale in March 1996. In 2008 he scored what is arguably the second biggest role in his career, portraying Dr Sheldon Wallace in the TV series Private Practice. Ever since then, he has made a reasonable number of appearances on several TV shows such as Scandals, Roadies and Imposters, to name but a few.
Wife and Children
Make an inquiry into the marital life of Brian Benben, and you will be amazed to find out that the famous actor, unlike most of his acting cohorts is happily married without rumors of infidelity or impending divorce. His beloved wife is no other person than the beautiful actress Madeline Marie Stowe (born on August 18, 1958). As the story goes, they met on the set of The Gangster Chronicles in 1981 and decided to get married the following year. The lovely couple became parents to a beautiful girl named May Theodora who was given birth to in 1996.
Height and Body Measurements
The Dream On actor in actual fact isn’t as tall as he appears in movies. While standing, he has a height of 5 feet 7 inches. There is currently no information as regards his weight and other important body measurements, he, however, has an average body build which is a sign of healthy living on his part.
Other Facts About Brian Benben
Below are 5 quick facts which would greatly boost your knowledge of the famous actor.
1. Unlike most celebrities who claim to have had a knack for acting since their childhood, Brian Benben is an exception. He only decided to become an actor during his sophomore year in college.
2. In 1993, he won a CableACE award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and that has been his only award till date.
3. He currently lives with his family in Austin Texas
4. Brian and his wife Madeline were once robbed of an antique jewelry collection worth $79000 at gunpoint while naked in their LA home.
5. He has an estimated net worth of $9 million.