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Ben Shenkman Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children

Ben Shenkman Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 72 kg
Date of Birth September 26, 1968
Zodiac Sign Libra
Eye Color Blue

Ben Shenkman is an American actor and voice artist who is known for his television roles like playing Dr. Jeremiah Sacani in the comedy-drama series Royal Pains, Ira Schirmer in the Showtime drama series Billions, Roger Gunn in the ABC legal drama series For the People, Louis Ironson/The Angel Oceania in the HBO miniseries Angels in America, Russell Krauss in the legal drama series Canterbury’s Law, Curtis Gates in the legal thriller series Damages, Scott in the comedy-drama series Love Monkey, Dr. Bill Kendall in the legal comedy-drama/fantasy series Drop Dead Diva, Tom Strickler in the espionage series Burn Notice, and Mike Fumosa in the boxing drama series Lights Out. He has also been cast in many other shows which include the likes of Law & OrderThe Good Fight, Curb Your Enthusiasm, New York UndercoverLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitThe Night Of, Law & Order: Trial by JuryEdStellaWainy DaysGrey’s AnatomyPrivate Practice, The Paul Reiser Show, Made in Jersey, and FBI. In addition to that, Ben Shenkman’s film credits include Quiz Show, Pi, Camp Stories, EraserThe SiegeThick as ThievesJesus’ Son30 DaysJoe Gould’s SecretChasing Sleep, Requiem for a DreamBlue Valentine, Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, Roger Dodger, Breathe In, Breakfast with Scot, Concussion, Stella Shorts 1998–2002Then She Found Me, People I KnowForty Winks, The Key Man, Must Love DogsJust Like HeavenLove ShackAmericaneseBrief Interviews with Hideous MenSolitary Man, and The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Born Name

Benjamin Shenkman

Nick Name

Ben

Ben Shenkman as seen in 2009
Ben Shenkman as seen in 2009 (Kristin Dos Santos / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Ben Shenkman enrolled at Brown University, a private Ivy League research university located in Providence, Rhode Island. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy in 1990, he went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1993 from New York University‘s Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.

Occupation

Actor, Voice Artist

Family

  • Father – Shepard A. Sheinkman (Worked for a consulting company)
  • Mother – Katherine (Worked as an associate at a law firm)
  • Siblings – Elizabeth (Sister)
  • Others – Shaia/Shae Sheinkman (Paternal Grandfather), Bertha Rosenkrantz (Patermal Grandmother), Jamie Byng (Brother-In-law) (Publisher)

Manager

Ben Shenkman has been signed with Paradigm Talent Agency, Talent and Literary Agency, West Hollywood, California, United States.

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm

Weight

72 kg or 158.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ben Shenkman has dated –

  1. Lauren Greilsheimer (2005-Present) – He got married to Lauren Greilsheimer in the year 2005.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Ben Shenkman is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

From Left to Right - Matt Nix, Bruce Campbell, and Ben Shenkman as seen at the San Diego Comic-Con International in 2009
From Left to Right – Matt Nix, Bruce Campbell, and Ben Shenkman as seen at the San Diego Comic-Con International in 2009 (Kristin Dos Santos / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED)

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Long neck

Religion

He was raised in a Jewish household.

Ben Shenkman Facts

  1. He made his theatrical film debut as Childress in the historical mystery-drama film Quiz Show in 1994.
  2. He brought to life the character of Dr. Spencer in the 2000 psychological drama film Requiem for a Dream, starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher McDonald, and Marlon Wayans.
  3. Along with Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Patrick Wilson, Mary-Louise Parker, Emma Thompson, Justin Kirk, and Jeffrey Wright, Ben Shenkman co-starred as Louis Ironson/The Angel Oceania in the HBO miniseries Angels in America in 2003. For this role, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie”, Golden Globe Award for “Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film”, Gold Derby Award for “Best Miniseries/TV Movie Supporting Actor”, and Online Film & Television Association Award for “Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries”.
  4. From 2012 to 2016, Ben Shenkman appeared as Dr. Jeremiah Sacani in the medical comedy-drama television series Royal Pains. His co-stars for the project included Mark Feuerstein, Reshma Shetty, Brooke D’Orsay, and others.
  5. He was cast as Daryl Camacho in the crime comedy-drama film Forty Winks in 2022.

Featured Image by Kristin Dos Santos / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED

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