Ben McKenzie
Ben McKenzie
Celebrated Name: Ben McKenzie
Real Name/Full Name: Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan
Gender: Male
Age: 45 years old
Birth Date: 12 September 1978
Birth Place: Austin, Texas
Nationality: American
Height: 6 feet 1 inch
Weight: 83kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Morena Baccarin
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): NO
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Ben McKenzie Gay? NO
Profession: Actor, Writer, and Director
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in [current date format=’Y’]: $15 million
Last Updated: [current date format=’F Y’]

Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan is an American writer, actor, and director. He is famous for starring as Ryan Atwood in a 2003 television series called The O.C, Ben Sherman in Southland film as well as James Gordon in Gotham series.

Ben McKenzie started starring roles in Johnny Got His Gun as Dalton Trumbo’s.

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Early Life & Biography

Ben McKenzie was born in Austin, Texas, on 12 September 1978. He belongs to a mixed ancestry of Scottish, Dutch-Jewish, and English. He is among the three sons of Pieter Meade Schenkkan and Frances Victory Schenkkan. His father was an attorney while the mother was a poet. The name ‘McKenzie’ belonged to his paternal grandmother. His grandfather worked as a professor at the University of Texas, Austin. He also worked with President Lyndon. B. Johnson, during the amendment of the Public Broadcasting Act in 1967.

Ben McKenzie went to St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, where he met his friend Drew Brees. The two took part in flag football and were teammates.

In 1997, Ben McKenzie enrolled at the University of Virginia, where he studied economics and foreign affairs. Since there is another actor known as Ben Schenkkan, whom people tend to confuse with his name, Ben McKenzie decided to use his middle name to avoid confusion.

Personal Life

Ben McKenzie is a married man to Morena Baccarin, an actress. They got married to each other on 2 June 2017. They have a daughter who was born in 2016. Ben McKenzie and his family reside in Brooklyn, New York.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 12 September 1978, Ben McKenzie is 45 years old as of today’s date 22nd February 2024. His height is 6 feet 1 inch tall, and his weight is 83kg.


Soon after graduating in 2001, Ben McKenzie decided to relocate to New York City. Since everyone must look for descent ways of surviving, Ben McKenzie worked in several part-time jobs to make both ends meet. He even took part in far-off Broadway productions. While still making a living, Ben McKenzie took part in Williamstown Theatre Festivals and Summer Stock Theatre.

When Ben McKenzie was 23 years old, he relocated to LPs Angeles, and since he had no room to place his head, he slept on the floor of his ally, Ernie Sabella waiting for the tables to turn. Later on, Ben McKenzie featured in the cast of The O.C as Ryan Atwood. The series premiered on 5 August 2003 with the help of Fox Entertainment.

The series talked about wealthy teenagers residing in Orange County, California, with lives full of criticisms. The show aired during the night, and it was here that Ben McKenzie’s fame came to light. The show earned Ben McKenzie Choice Breakout T.V. Star and Choice T.V. Nominations. In addition to that, Ben McKenzie earned $15,000 to $25,000 in each episode.

The show exposed Ben McKenzie further, where he featured in magazines such as U.S. Weekly, People, and In Touch Weekly. He was number 5 on the list of top Sexiest Men Alive. The Teen Magazine featured Ben McKenzie twice on the annual list of senior sexiest men under 25. He received votes of being among the top 10 Hottest Bachelors of summer.

The ratings of the O.C series began to reduce swiftly, and as a result, the show stopped airing in early 2007.

Ben McKenzie featured in Junebug together with Amy Adams. The film received Best International Film and Distinguished Ensemble Acting Awards. The film also received high ratings in 2005.

Ben McKenzie went to take part in acting Snake on a Plane thriller film.

In 2008, Ben McKenzie did a solo performance of Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo’s novel. It was a live film performance, and it earned McKenzie more fame.

Ben McKenzie featured in a film known as 8 Percent. The movie emerged the winner following its participation in Delta Air Lines Fly-in Movie Contest.

In 2009, Southland, an NBC drama film premiered and started to air. McKenzie featured in the movie as Ben Sherman, a rookie police officer. However, the show did not continue to air, it renewed but canceled later on.

Ben McKenzie featured on Gotham series, a chronological television series that started to air on 22 September 2014. In the film, he starred as James Gordon, a young crime investigator of Gotham City.

In 2019, Ben McKenzie started to show a dramatic reading called, The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in the ten acts. It entails a report read by a special counsel led by Robert S. Mueller, which talks about an Investigation into Russian Interference during the Presidential Elections.

Ben McKenzie featured as Michael Flynn, former National Security advisor of President Donald Trump as well as President’s son, Donald Trump Jr.

This year in January, Ben McKenzie has featured in Grand Horizons, a film that talks about sons trying to get over the divorce of their parents.

Awards & Achievements

Ben McKenzie’s work in the entertainment sector has earned him several awards and nominations which include;

Bravo Otto Germany Award for the Best Male TV Actor (2006), Blimp Award Nomination for Outstanding T.V. actor (2016), People’s Choice Actor Award Nomination for the Favourite Actor in the New T.V. Series, Teen Choice Award Nomination among many more recognitions.

Net Worth & Salary of Ben McKenzie in [current date format=’Y’]

Ben McKenzie Net Worth
Ben McKenzie Net Worth

As of February 2024, Ben McKenzie has an estimated net worth of more than $15 million. His career as an actor and a producer has enabled him to amass such a value of net worth.

Ben McKenzie is such an outstanding man in his various roles in acting and production of films, which have earned him success. His persistence has brought fruits to the table since he started with a humble beginning.


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