Benjamin McKenzie
Personal data
Name Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan
Birth Date September 12, 1978
Birth Place Austin, Texas, U.S.
Family Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan (Daughter)
Mary Frances Victory (Mother)
Pieter Meade Schenkkan (Father)
Robert Schenkkan (Uncle)
Nate Schenkkan (Brother)
Zack Schenkkan (Brother)
Years Active 2000- present

Benjamin "Ben" Schenkkan better known as Ben McKenzie is an American actor best known for portraying Ryan Atwood on The O.C. and Ben Sherman in Southland.

Biography Edit


McKenzie is currently playing John Cooper's partner, Ben Sherman, and has been since the Pilot episode.


  • 2002 - The District as Tim Ruskin
  • 2003 - JAG as Petty Officer Spencer
  • 2003-2007 The O.C. as Ryan Atwood
  • 2004 - MADtv as Ryan Atwood
  • 2005 - Junebug as Johnny Johnsten
  • 2007 - 88 Minutes as Mike Stempt
  • 2008 - Johnny Got His Gun as Joe Bonham
  • 2008 - Every Monday Matters as Himself
  • 2009 - The Eight Percent as John Keller
  • 2009 - 2013 - Southland as Ben Sherman
  • 2011 - Sin Bin as Michael
  • 2011 - Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated as Obnarb
  • 2011 - Batman: Year One as Bruce Wayne/Batman


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