Benjamin McKenzie

Biography: On September 12, 1978, Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan was born. Ben was both born and raised in Texas. Following, his graduation from the University of Virginia where he was a Foreign Affairs and Economics major, he moved to New York to pursue his passion for acting. While in New York, he appeared off-Broadway in Life is a Dream at the Soho Rep. Additionally, he performed in numerous productions at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, including Street Scene and The Blue Bird, and at the University of Virginia, in Measure for Measure and Zoo Story before moving to Los Angeles where he landed a lead role in The O.C.

One of the reasons that Ben began acting was because both his grandparents did some acting when they were young and he wanted to follow in their footsteps. Ben's brother Nate is a Yale graduate working in avant-garde theater in New York, while is other brother Zack is still pondering his future. Ben decided to drop his last name and use his middle as his last, was for
On September 12, 1978, Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan was born. Ben was both born and raised in Texas. Following, his graduation from the University of Virginia where he was a Foreign Affairs and Economics major, he moved to New York to pursue his passion for acting. While in New York, he appeared off-Broadway in Life is a Dream at the Soho Rep. Additionally, he performed in numerous productions at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, including Street Scene and The Blue Bird, and at the University of Virginia, in Measure for Measure and Zoo Story before moving to Los Angeles where he landed a lead role in The O.C.

One of the reasons that Ben began acting was because both his grandparents did some acting when they were young and he wanted to follow in their footsteps. Ben's brother Nate is a Yale graduate working in avant-garde theater in New York, while is other brother Zack is still pondering his future. Ben decided to drop his last name and use his middle as his last, was for screen-credit purposes as there was already another actor named Ben Schenkman registered with the Screen Actors Guild.
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Benjamin McKenzie's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 75
Highest Metascore: 87 Southland: Season 4
Lowest Metascore: 62 Gotham: Season 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
8 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Gotham: Season 4 Sep 21, 2017 Detective James Gordon 7.4
tbd Gotham: Season 3 Sep 19, 2016 Detective James Gordon 7.2
62 Gotham: Season 2 Sep 21, 2015 Detective James Gordon 7.5
71 Gotham: Season 1 Sep 22, 2014 Detective James Gordon 7.4
86 Southland: Season 5 Feb 13, 2013 Officer Ben Sherman 8.3
87 Southland: Season 4 Jan 17, 2012 Officer Ben Sherman 8.5
80 Southland: Season 3 Jan 4, 2011 Officer Ben Sherman 8.6
77 Southland: Season 2 Mar 2, 2010 Officer Ben Sherman 8.9
69 Southland: Season 1 Apr 9, 2009 Officer Ben Sherman 8.5
tbd The O.C.: Season 4 Nov 2, 2006 Ryan Atwood 5.7
tbd The O.C.: Season 3 Sep 8, 2005 Ryan Atwood 5.7
tbd The O.C.: Season 2 Nov 4, 2004 Ryan Atwood 5.7
67 The O.C.: Season 1 Aug 5, 2003 Ryan Atwood 6.7