Ben Shenkman

Ben Shenkman

  • Highest Rated: 96% Quiz Show (1994)
  • Lowest Rated: 35% Eraser (1996)
  • Birthday: Sep 26, 1968
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Actor Ben Shenkman received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from New York University in 1992, and soon launched an acting career, dividing his time between regional theater, film, and television work. He made his TV debut in 1993 in an episode of the courtroom drama series Law & Order, and, in 1994, appeared on the big screen for the first time with a small role in Robert Redford's film Quiz Show. Shenkman's career began to heat up later in the decade, when he won strong supporting roles in two breakout independent feature films, Pi and Jesus' Son, as well as the lead in 30 Days; he also landed a recurring role as Nick Margolis on Law & Order (not the character he played in his 1993 debut on the show). The actor remained in demand for his stage performances, as well, starring opposite Mary-Louise Parker in the Manhattan Theatre Club's successful 2000 production of David Auburn's Proof. In 2002, Shenkman was seen in the acclaimed film Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, and was cast in a recurring role on the hit comedy series Ed. He appeared as Louis Ironson in the award-winning adaptation of Angels in America, and went on to appear in Must Love Dogs, Just Like Heaven, Then She Found Me, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, and the intense marriage drama Blue Valentine.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

56% Breathe In Sheldon $56.4K 2014
87% Blue Valentine Dr. Feinberg $9.7M 2010
79% Solitary Man Peter Hartofilias $4.4M 2010
No Score Yet Love Shack Skip Blitzer 2010
41% Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Subject #14 2009
52% Breakfast with Scot Sam Miller 2007
50% Then She Found Me Freddy $3.8M 2007
67% Americanese Steve 2007
No Score Yet The Key Man Actor 2007
55% Just Like Heaven Brett Rushton $48.3M 2005
36% Must Love Dogs Charlie $43.9M 2005
43% People I Know Radio Announcer 2003
88% Roger Dodger Donovan $1.2M 2002
69% Personal Velocity: Three Portraits Max $0.7M 2002
No Score Yet 30 Days Jordan Trainer 2000
50% Chasing Sleep Off. Stewart 2000
65% Joe Gould's Secret David 2000
No Score Yet Table One Scott 2000
81% Jesus' Son Tom 1999
88% Pi Lenny Myer 1998
No Score Yet Thick As Thieves Veterinarian 1998
35% Eraser Reporter 1996
96% Quiz Show Childress 1994
No Score Yet Camp Stories Yehudah 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

69% For the People
2018
Roger Gunn
  • 2019
  • 2018
94% The Night Of
2016
Sergeant Klein
  • 2016
92% Royal Pains
2009-2016
Jeremiah Sacani
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2009
33% Made in Jersey
2012
Andrew Treaster
  • 2012
91% Damages
2007-2012
Curtis Gates
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
90% Lights Out
2011
Mike Fumosa
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Paul Reiser Show
2011
Jonathan
  • 2011
88% Burn Notice
2007-2013
Tom Strickler
  • 2009
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Rob
  • 2009
52% Private Practice
2007-2013
Rob
  • 2009
No Score Yet Canterbury's Law
2008
Russell Krauss
  • 2008
86% Love Monkey
2006
Scott
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Nick Margolis Mark Ferris Man Margolis
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1993
92% Angels in America
2003
Louis Ironson
  • 2003
No Score Yet Ed
2000-2004
Frank Carr
  • 2001
No Score Yet New York Undercover
1994-1998
Gabe Green
  • 1996

QUOTES FROM Ben Shenkman CHARACTERS

Max
Everyone has their own personal velocity
Max
Everyone has their own personal velocity.