Benjamin McKenzie

Benjamin McKenzie

Highest Rated: 88% Batman Year One (2011)

Lowest Rated: 5% 88 Minutes (2007)

Birthday: Sep 12, 1978

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA

Although Hollywood attempted to embrace him as a disposable teen heartthrob, Benjamin McKenzie chose to follow the path of a serious actor instead, and his intense persona set him apart from his flashier peers. With only a handful of theater and minor television credits, McKenzie hit the Hollywood jackpot by landing the star-making role of bad-boy-with-a-heart-of-gold Ryan Atwood on the ultimate 21st-century glossy teen drama, "The O.C." (FOX, 2003-07). Instead of milking his teen appeal with lucrative and lightweight projects, McKenzie took a supporting role in the Southern family drama "Junebug" (2005). He jumped at the chance to work with his idol, Al Pacino, in the real-time thriller "88 Minutes" (2007) and tackled the ultra-demanding "live on stage, on film" solo piece "Johnny Got His Gun" (2008), where, completely alone, he believably channeled the spirit of a World War I soldier too physically damaged to communicate with the outside world, but whose mind remained poignantly vital. Interested more in honing his craft than in winning the fame game, McKenzie continued to make choices based on the work rather than on prestige, playing a rookie cop on the sprawling, challenging LAPD drama "Southland" (NBC, 2009; TNT, 2010-13) and appearing onstage in a 2010 revival of Tennessee Williams' classic "The Glass Menagerie." Although the career path McKenzie chose was more difficult and less glamorous than that of many of his peers, his was perhaps ultimately more rewarding.

Highest rated movies

Junebug
Line of Duty
Decoding Annie Parker
Goodbye World
Some Kind of Beautiful
88 Minutes

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
59% 38% Line of Duty Dean Keller (Character) - 2019
6% 30% Some Kind of Beautiful Brian (Character) - 2014
56% 42% Decoding Annie Parker Tom (Character) $39.9K 2013
27% 31% Goodbye World Nick (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 53% Adventures in the Sin Bin Michael (Character) - 2012
88% 79% Batman Year One Bruce Wayne/Batman (Voice) - 2011
21% 62% Johnny Got His Gun Joe Bonham (Voice) - 2008
5% 44% 88 Minutes Mike Stempt (Character) $16.9M 2007
86% 73% Junebug Johnny Johnsten (Character) $2.7M 2005

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Guest 2020
77% 66% Gotham Detective James Gordon (Character),
Director
2014-2019
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009 2012 2016 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017 2019
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015 2017
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014-2015 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet EP Daily Guest 2014
No Score Yet 84% Men at Work Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
90% 98% Southland Ben Sherman (Character) 2009-2013
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2013
No Score Yet 100% Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Odnarb (Voice) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2010
67% 72% The O.C. Ryan Atwood (Character) 2003-2007
No Score Yet 43% MADtv Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Abby Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2002