Ben Shenkman

Ben Shenkman

Highest Rated: 89% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

Lowest Rated: 37% Must Love Dogs (2005)

Birthday: Sep 26, 1968

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Acclaimed actor of stage and screen Ben Shenkman graduated from Brown University, earned a MFA from New York University, and began acting in movies with a role in 1994's "Quiz Show." He pursued theater and film simultaneously. In 1996, he appeared in the Arnold Schwarzenegger thriller "Eraser." Two years later he was featured in the iconic independent drama "Pi." Carefully balancing his roles, Shenkman thrived in the acting profession. He made a name in the indie community with appearances in such noteworthy independent films as the drama "Jesus' Son," the dark drama "Requiem for a Dream," and the comedy noir "Roger Dodger." In 2001, his performance opposite Mary-Louise Parker in the Manhattan Theatre Club's production of "Proof" earned him accolades and a Tony nomination. In 2003, Shenkman's fame rose with the debut of the HBO drama miniseries "Angels in America," where he played the self-involved lover Louis Ironson. His performance earned him acclaim, including an Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination. Shenkman has continued to balance studio films like the romantic comedy "Must Love Dogs" with indie features like the drama "Brief Interviews With Hideous Men." Shenkman has also made television appearances on shows like the medical drama "Grey's Anatomy," the action series "Burn Notice," and the crime drama series "Damages."

Highest rated movies

The Trial of the Chicago 7
Roger Dodger
Blue Valentine
Solitary Man
Breathe In




89% 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 Leonard Weinglass (Character) - 2020
56% 41% Breathe In Sheldon (Character) $88.1K 2013
75% 58% Concussion Graham Bennet (Character) $34.5M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Key Man Martin (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 23% Love Shack Skip Blitzer (Character) - 2010
86% 77% Blue Valentine Dr. Feinberg (Character) $9.7M 2010
78% 50% Solitary Man Pete Hartofilis (Character) $4.4M 2009
40% 32% Brief Interviews With Hideous Men Subject 14 (Character) $27.9K 2009
54% 64% Breakfast With Scot Sam (Character) $46.1K 2007
50% 44% Then She Found Me Freddy (Character) $3.7M 2007
67% No Score Yet Americanese Steve (Character) - 2006
55% 75% Just Like Heaven Brett Rushton (Character) $48.3M 2005
37% 50% Must Love Dogs Charlie (Character) $43.9M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waking Dreams Charles (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels in America Louis Ironson (Character) - 2003
88% 76% Roger Dodger Donovan (Character) $1.3M 2002
No Score Yet 44% Table One Scott (Character) - 2000
50% 49% Chasing Sleep Officer Stewart (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet 30 Days Jordan Trainer (Character) $9.7K 1999
88% 85% Pi Lenny Meyer (Character) $3.2M 1998


No Score Yet 57% FBI ADIC Reynolds (Guest Star) 2020
69% 90% For the People Roger Gunn (Character) 2018-2019
94% 93% The Night Of Sgt. Klein (Character) 2016
94% 75% Royal Pains Dr. Jeremiah Sacani (Character),
Jeremiah Sacani (Guest Star)
33% 0% Made in Jersey Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
72% 49% Drop Dead Diva Dr. Bill Kendall (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Paul Reiser Show Jonathan (Character) 2011
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1999 2002 2004-2005 2009
88% 94% Burn Notice Tom Strickler (Guest Star) 2009
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Rob Harmon (Guest Star) 2009
58% No Score Yet Canterbury's Law Russell Krauss (Character) 2008
85% No Score Yet Love Monkey Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
90% 95% Angels in America Unknown (Character) 2003
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Max Knaack (Guest Star) 2000