Benjamin McKenzie

Benjamin McKenzie

Full Name: Benjamin McKenzie

Hometown: Austin, TX


Best known for his portrayal of lovable bad boy Ryan Atwood on the Fox's teen soap sensation The O.C., McKenzie has showcased his acting talents three-fold: on the small screen, silver screen and on stage.

Born in 1978 in Austin, Texas, he first starred in the New York stage production of Life is a Dream before landing his fame-making gig on the O.C.. The actor has also starred in the critically acclaimed film Junebug and in 88 Minutes opposite Al Pacino. McKenzie currently plays police officer Ben Sherman in NBC's Southland.