Mostly Credited As: Benjamin McKenzie Sometimes Credited As: Ben McKenzie Benjamin Schenkkan
Birth Name: Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan Date Of Birth: September 12, 1978 (Age 34) Country Of Birth: USA Birth Place: Austin, Texas Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
He was born in Texas. After college he moved to New York to pursue his passion for acting.Both of his grandparents did some acting when they were young and that's why he likes acting so much. While in New York he performed in numerous productions at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
He got famous because of his role as Ryan Atwood in the teen drama The OC
He was a speaker at the Democratic National Convention on July 27, 2004. Ben's surname is Schenkkan, but he uses his middle name, McKenzie, as his stage name. He was a waiter while in New York City. Ben studied foreign affairs and economics while in college.