Benjamin Walker

Actor Benjamin Walker launched a career as a stand-up comedian before tackling performances on stage and screen, where he made his biggest impact on international audiences with his star-making turn as America's 16th ... Read more »
Born: 06/21/1982 in Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

2:22 2016 (Movie)

Dylan Boyd (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Shimmer Lake 2016 (Movie)

Zeke Sikes (Actor)

The Choice 2016 (Movie)

Travis Parker (Actor)

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

In the Heart of the Sea 2015 (Movie)

George Pollard (Actor)

The Moon and the Sun 2015 (Movie)

Yves De La Croix (Actor)

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 2012 (Movie)

Abraham Lincoln (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Magician 2010 (Movie)

Tony Rickards (Actor)

The Notorious Bettie Page 2006 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Unconscious 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kinsey 2004 (Movie)

Kinsey at 19 (Actor)

Biography

Actor Benjamin Walker launched a career as a stand-up comedian before tackling performances on stage and screen, where he made his biggest impact on international audiences with his star-making turn as America's 16th president in "Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" (2012). After a notable feature film debut in the biographical drama "Kinsey" (2004), the then-fledgling actor was cast in Clint Eastwood's poignant WWII drama "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006). Walker also garnered numerous theater credits, including critically acclaimed Broadway performances in the titular role of the rock musical "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson." In 2011, a buzz surrounded him when he was cast in another unorthodox presidential role in the fantasy thriller "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." With his fame and credentials secured, Benjamin Walker proved to be a versatile actor in the 21st century, capable of commendable performances on stage as well as on the small and silver screens.

Relationships

Mamie Gummer Actor

Wife
Co-starred in 2008 stage production of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" Engaged October 2009 Married July 16, 2011 Separated March 2013

EDUCATION

Interlochen Arts Academy

Interlochen , Michigan

The Juilliard School

New York , New York 2004

Milestones

2013

Cast as Brick opposite Scarlett Johansson on Broadway in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

2012

Starred as the U.S. president in genre mash-up "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," based on novel by Seth Grahame-Smith

2010

Reprised starring role in "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" on Broadway

2008

Cast as Chevalier Danceny in Roundabout Theatre Company production of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" opposite Laura Linney and future wife Mamie Gummer

2007

Portrayed Bertram Cates in Broadway revival of "Inherit the Wind"

2007

Originated titular role in emo-rock musical "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson"; premiered at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles

2006

Played a doomed Marine in Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers"

2005

Landed minor role in biographical drama "The Notorious Bettie Page"

2004

Graduated from Juilliard Actor Training Program

2004

Made feature film debut, playing title character at 19 in "Kinsey"

Bonus Trivia

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Walker reportedly turned down the role of Beast in "X-Men: First Class" (2011) to star as Andrew Jackson in the Broadway rock musical "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson."

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