Benjamin McKenzie

Highest Rated: 94% The Report (2019)
Lowest Rated: 5% 88 Minutes (2008)
Birthday: Sep 12, 1978
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA
As a University of Virginia grad sans a degree in drama (he balanced a dual major in foreign affairs and economics), the neophyte Hollywood thesp Benjamin McKenzie first cut his teeth on-stage, at the Williamstown Theater Festival. McKenzie went professional with a move to the City of Angels only a few short months after graduation (late 2001), where he traveled the road of most aspiring actors. He began small, with bit parts in various television series (including JAG and The District), but landed his big break with one of the main roles on Fox's teen drama The O.C. (2003), starring Peter Gallagher (sex, lies, and videotape), which quickly became a popular hit. As Ryan Atwood, the boy from "the wrong side of town" who shakes up the lives of the Cohen, Cooper, and Nichol clans, McKenzie made an indelible impression with audiences and became a series fixture.McKenzie made his big-screen debut in 2005's indie comedy drama Junebug, appearing alongside Amy Adams, Embeth Davidtz, and Alessandro Nivola. The Sony Classics picture, about a worldy big-city art dealer (Davidtz) who grapples with culture clash when she first meets the family of her new husband, stole critics' hearts, and -- in time -- went down as one of the best-received sleepers of the year. McKenzie's performance as the irritable, repressed Johnny, Amy Adams' husband and the less intellectual of the family's two brothers, impressed viewers. McKenzie would next appear in the thriller 88 Minutes, starring Al Pacino, in 2006. He would go on to appear on the series Southland; when that show ended after five seasons, he quickly got another TV job, playing a young James Gordon on Gotham.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
94% The Report Actor 2019
No Score Yet The Torture Report Actor 2018
6% Some Kind of Beautiful Brian 2015
56% Decoding Annie Parker Tom $40.4K 2014
24% Goodbye World Nick 2014
No Score Yet Adventures in the Sin Bin Michael 2013
No Score Yet Submerged Director Actor Screenwriter 2011
88% Batman: Year One Bruce Wayne/Batman 2011
21% Johnny Got His Gun Joe Bonham 2008
5% 88 Minutes Mike Stempt $17M 2008
No Score Yet Desperate Souls Actor 2005
87% Junebug Johnny $2.5M 2005

TV

CREDIT
81% Gotham
2014
James Gordon Director
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Harry
2016
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2003
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2013
8% Men at Work
2012-2013
  • 2013
  • 2012
87% Southland
2009-2013
Det. Ben Sherman Ben Sherman
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2008
72% The O.C.
2003-2007
Ryan Atwood
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
Appearing
  • 2005
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2004

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